Jodey (Jodey) Arrington (R-USH19)
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Capitol: 202.225.4005
FAX: 202.225.9615
District: 806.763.1611
Room 1107 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4319

Residence: Lubbock, TX
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Anne   DOB: 3/9/1972
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Term Limits Caucus
Co-ChairEnergy Export Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Digital Trade Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Long Range Strike
FC MemberHealthcare Innovation Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Social Security
FC MemberCongressional Border Security Caucus
MemberHouse Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth
MemberJoint Economic Committee
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Trade
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Ports-to-Plains Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
Counties Representing
Bailey / Borden / Castro / Cochran / Crosby / Fisher / Floyd / Gaines / Garza / Hale / Haskell / Hockley / Howard / Jones / Kent / Lamb / Lubbock / Lynn / Nolan / Parmer / Scurry / Shackelford / Stephens / Stonewall / Taylor / Terry / Throckmorton / Yoakum / Young


Jodey Arrington was raised in Plainview, Texas, the son of a tractor salesman and a schoolteacher. Jodey graduated from Texas Tech and his passion of public service took him to Austin, Texas where he worked for Governor George W. Bush. He was then tapped by President Bush to join the White House as a senior advisor before being appointed as Chief of Staff to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In 2007, he returned to West Texas where he was Vice Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System before taking the helm as President of a healthcare innovation company in Lubbock.

In January of 2017, Jodey became only the fifth person to represent Texas' 19th Congressional District since its formation in 1935. Starting his 3rd term in Congress, he continues to be an outspoken advocate for reining in the federal government, promoting agriculture and energy, strengthening national security, and respecting the Constitution while serving the largest agriculture and energy district in the United States.

In his first term, Jodey served as a member of the Agriculture, Budget, and Veterans' Affairs committees. He chaired the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Education and Workforce Training. He was also appointed by Speaker Paul Ryan as the only freshman member to serve on the bicameral, bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Reform. As a freshman, Jodey played a pivotal role in restoring cotton to the Farm Bill safety net, providing historic tax reform and regulatory relief, and making the largest investment in our military in over a decade.

Since 2019, Jodey has served on the most powerful committee in Congress-the Committee on Ways and Means. Dating back to 1789, Ways and Means has the broadest legislative jurisdiction including tax, trade, healthcare, social security, and welfare. As a member on the Committee, prioritizing rural America's most critical issues-agriculture, energy, and healthcare-will remain his driving force. Jodey serves on the Subcommittees on Select Revenue Measures (tax), Trade, and Social Security.

He further serves the food, fuel, and fiber capital of the world by working as Co-Chairman of the Rural Health Care Task Force, leads a bipartisan congressional delegation on fixing the national debt and reforming the federal budget process, and co-chairs the Congressional Term Limits Caucus. In addition, he was appointed to serve a second term as Deputy Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

In 2021, he was appointed to the U.S. Congress' Joint Economic Committee (JEC) by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. The JEC is a bicameral Congressional Committee tasked with reviewing economic conditions and recommending improvements in economic policy.

He is grateful to serve and is especially thankful for the tremendous sacrifice and support of his wife, Anne, and their three children.