Op-Eds & Speeches

August 22, 2023

Op-Ed: Protecting the health of Americans and their pocketbooks.

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 … Continue Reading

June 12, 2023

Chairman Arrington Op-Ed: Debt deal is 'meaningful step in the right direction'

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 … Continue Reading

May 26, 2023

ICYMI: Biden’s Regulatory Apocalypse

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 … Continue Reading

April 20, 2023

Congress Can Use the Debt Ceiling to Get America Back to Work

By: Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX) April 19, 2023 As seen in The Wall Street Journal "The culture of welfare must be replaced with the culture of work. The culture of dependence must be replaced with the culture of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.” These words were spoken by Sen. Joe Biden in 1996, shortly before he cast his vote for landmark welfare reform. Among other things, that bipartisan legislation included work requirements to create an incentive for employment and … Continue Reading

April 10, 2023

This Crisis Is Flashing Danger and America Must Change Course or Our Children Will Pay

  By: Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX) As seen in Fox News Like dashboard warning lights in a family car, the federal fiscal indicators are flashing danger. It’s time to pull over, lift the hood and fix the problem before it’s too late. That’s the kind of service-station assessment we’re performing in the House Budget Committee, which I chair. Unfortunately, the fiscal repairs necessary to get us back on the road to financial health and prosperity require a lot … Continue Reading

March 23, 2023


By: Chairman Jodey ArringtonAs Seen in The Washingtion Times It was January 1995, and the national debt crisis was already mounting. The Senate was debating the adoption of a Republican-sponsored amendment to the Constitution which would limit the federal government to spend no more than it takes in.Then-Senator Joe Biden fought alongside Senate Republicans to encourage support for this constitutional change by emphasizing the importance of deficit reduction:  “I’m sure … Continue Reading

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