September 14th, 2023
The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on "Unlocking America's Potential: How Immigration Fuels Economic Growth and Our Competitive Advantage"
October 20th, 2022
I'm excited to share some great news for those receiving Social Security benefits. This week, the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for...
November 5th, 2021
Our teachers, police and firefighters shouldn’t have their Social Security checks docked each month simply due to an outdated, unfair formula from the 1980’s.
August 13th, 2019
We all know Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Even with revenues increasing due to tax reform and our booming economy, our government spending is growing at an unsustainable pace. Congress...
September 20th, 2018
It has become popular this political season to call for "Medicare for All", a system of nationalized health care on the Medicare Model. Young Progressives are gaining traction within the Democratic Party with this popular...
May 24th, 2018
Nancy Berryhill, an Acting Commissioner of Social Security, recently testified in front of the House Subcommittee on Social Security on the widespread use of S
December 16th, 2016
Last week I introduced legislation that will permanently save Social Security, ensuring this vital program continues to work for today’s workers and beneficiaries and future generations. For years, the Social Security Board...
September 2nd, 2014
It’s a privilege to serve you and the rest of Texas’ 19th District every day. I’m honored to represent you in Congress, and every time I cast my vote in the Capitol, I think about how that particular bill will affect us in...
February 15th, 2014
As a fiscal conservative and member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have worked hard to eliminate wasteful and duplicative government programs. Last year alone, the House Appropriations Committee held more than 110...
November 29th, 2012
Says Politico: “The American public overwhelmingly favors raising taxes on the rich as a way to pay down the deficit, while opposing a hike in the Medicare eligibility age or eliminating tax deductions, according to a...
September 13th, 2023
Last week, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) held a press conference on his new legislation, the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act, at Lubbock Fire Station 19.
April 6th, 2022
Based on data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, we find that immigrants consume 28 percent less welfare and entitlement benefits than native‐born Americans on a per capita basis.
October 28th, 2021
If measures are not developed to set Social Security back on a path to solvency, the next crisis of Biden’s presidency will put millions of seniors in poverty.
April 5th, 2019
I am hopeful my colleagues in Congress will act swiftly to empower America's seniors with the freedom to choose a healthcare plan that fits their needs without the fear of losing their Social Security benefits.
July 31st, 2018
I recently introduced the Social Security Administration Modernization Act of 2018 (H.R. 6559),which combines new and existing proposals to make commonsense improvements to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
December 15th, 2017
Recently, I again urged President Trump to nominate a Social Security Commissioner. This marks the fourth time I have called on the new President to nominate the position that has been vacant for nearly five years.I...
September 30th, 2015
The House and Senate Rs really do need to figure out a way to run things. Lead. Take charge.
April 10th, 2014
I released the following statement after the House passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2015 budget proposal, the Path to Prosperity. The budget cuts spending by $5.1 trillion over time, and balances in ten years.Our country can’t go on...
October 2nd, 2013
The people relying on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security didn't fail. They (we) were sold a tax scheme (sound familiar, Justice Roberts?) that claimed to be insurance and pension plans.If you've ever scoffed at the...
March 14th, 2012
This is a piece of random thoughts where conventional wisdom is turned upside down and corrected. Here is a thought, how many times does the left tells us how much of a failure those Bush tax cuts were? Of course, the job...