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February 28, 2024

      — Last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey C. Arrington reintroduced legislation to ensure states using federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds are held to the same program integrity standards as federal agencies. “In order to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington, we must root out the over two hundred billion dollars in wasteful and fraudulent spending every year, this legislation puts controls over states’ distribution of welfare dollars to ensure taxp…  Continue Reading

February 24, 2024

 - Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) released a statement slamming President Biden for openly circumventing the Supreme Court to push his unconstitutional student loan bailout. Earlier this week, the President said of his debt transfer plan: “the Supreme Court blocked it, but that didn’t stop me.” “President Biden bragging about defying the Supreme Court’s decision on his unconstitutional student loan bailout shows his shameless disregard for rule of law and fiscal responsibility.  “By su…  Continue Reading

February 20, 2024

       Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s Department of Education (ED) unveiling plans last week for its next widespread student loan bailout scheme: “The Biden administration is at it again. Despite the decision by the Supreme Court declaring their previous $330 billion bailout plan unconstitutional in June 2023 and our nation’s record level of indebtedness exceeding $34 trillion, the White Hous…  Continue Reading


February 26, 2024

 

      Crime in Washington, D.C. is continuing to rise at alarming rates. In the nation's capital, small businesses, residents, and even sports teams are fleeing to safer areas due to rising violence. Crime surged by nearly 40% last year, with over 270 murders, 950 carjackings, and 106 children shot—reminiscent of the 1990s crack epidemic. Via Getty Images Recently, both the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards made the decision to relocate their multibillion-dollar franchises away …  Continue Reading

February 23, 2024

 

      America is facing a fiscal crisis on multiple fronts. Skyrocketing federal and household debt threatens to destabilize the economy and rob future generations of economic opportunity and prosperity.  Rep. Estes (R-KS) published an op-ed in Fox describing the fiscal crisis facing American families and how Washington can change course and reverse this curse.  Word on the Street Via Fox News:  America is facing new, coinciding fiscal pandemics - where household debt and government debt ar…  Continue Reading

February 15, 2024

 

      Yesterday the House Budget Committee held a hearing titled “The Congressional Budget Office’s Budget and Economic Outlook.” The hearing welcomed the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel to answer questions on the recent CBO baseline while also exploring ways to improve their accuracy, transparency, and internal structure to serve the Congressional budget process better. Word on the Street: Chairman Arrington (R-TX): Click HERE to watch Chairman Arrington Deliver …  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