June 14, 2024

Yesterday, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and members of the Committee held an oversight hearing entitled “Medicare and Social Security: Examining Solvency and Impacts on the Federal Budget.” This was the first time since 2012 that the chief actuaries for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) testified together to Congress. This was also the first time the current chief actuary for CMS testified to any committee…  Continue Reading

June 13, 2024

Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) delivered opening remarks at the hearing “Medicare and Social Security: Examining Solvency and Impacts on the Federal Budget”, Sounding the Alarm on the looming insolvency of Medicare and Social Security. Click HERE to watch Chairman Arrington’s Opening Remarks Opening Statement as delivered: “Thank you for being here. My ranking member and I started this conversation in the 118th Congress with a few sorts of few commitments. One…  Continue Reading

June 12, 2024

Yesterday, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) joined Larry Kudlow’s Show on Fox Business. Chairman Arrington joined Kudlow and Author Steve Moore to talk about the burden of high taxes on the American people. Watch Chairman Arrington's full interview on Fox Business HERE.Find highlights of key moments below: Chairman Arrington on Eliminating Taxes on Tips: “I think what the American people need, especially working families suffering under this disastrous and regressive inf…  Continue Reading

June 14, 2024


Yesterday, the House Budget Committee held an oversight hearing Sounding the Alarm on the looming insolvency threat to the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. The Chief Actuary for the Social Security Administration and the Chief Actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services testified before the committee for the first time in 12 years about their respective safety net programs which are both on the path to insolvency unless action is taken. An article today in Fox Business …  Continue Reading

May 31, 2024


     Our country is on an unsustainable fiscal path. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the federal debt now exceeds $34 trillion, equating to over $200,000 per taxpayer. CBO additionally estimates that over the next decade, deficits will double, adding another $20 trillion to the national debt. This nation’s declining fiscal trajectory will impact the lives of all Americans. Most, however, are unaware of this rapid deterioration or what it means for them. The House Budget Com…  Continue Reading

May 22, 2024


Last week, the House Budget Committee ordered reported two pieces of bipartisan legislation aimed at reining in improper payments within the federal government.  Improper payments pose an immense threat to the fiscal state of this nation. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), improper payments are “payments that should not have been made or were made in the incorrect amount.” Since reporting began in 2003, the federal government has made $2.7 trillion in improper payments. M…  Continue Reading

August 22, 2023

By Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) and Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), Opinion Contributors As a result of Washington’s out-of-control spending, the U.S. credit rating was recently downgraded—only the second time in modern history—because of a high and growing general government debt burden, rising spending, and an erosion of governance. Today we come with solutions and a plan for action.  Like a household with an unbalanced checking account, the federal gove…  Continue Reading

June 12, 2023

By: Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19)June 11, 2023 Our runaway spending and unsustainable national debt is the greatest 21st-century threat to the United States. If we shrink back and fail to address it, we will not only jeopardize our economy and national security, but our children’s future and America’s leadership in the world. No one can look at our federal government’s balance sheet, future unfunded liabilities and interest payments and not shudder at the rapid deteri…  Continue Reading

May 26, 2023

By Rep. Jodey ArringtonMay 26, 2023 We live in an over-regulated America. While it’s important to set reasonable rules of the road for public health and safety, by congressional abdication, and executive activism, we have created a fourth branch of government and a massive regulatory state that is compromising our freedom, quenching our entrepreneurial spirit, and choking the life out of our economy. On average, nearly 25,000 regulatory restrictions are put on the bo…  Continue Reading