Jodey Arrington, U.S. Representative for Texas

Jodey Arrington

U.S. Representative for Texas

Jodey Cook Arrington was born in March 1972 in Plainview, Texas. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Texas Tech University, where he also earned a Master of Public Administration. He earned a Certificate of International Business Management from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Arrington joined the White House staff under President George W. Bush as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel.  In 2001, at the age of 28, Arrington became one of the youngest chiefs of staff in the history of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Following the Gulf Coast’s destruction under Hurricane Katrina, President Bush appointed Arrington as Deputy Federal Coordinator and Chief Operating Officer with FEMA.

After a year in that position, Arrington returned to Texas Tech to serve as its system chief of staff, and in a few years was named Vice Chancellor for Research and Commercialization at Texas Tech University System, and spent seven years there. He became president of Scott Laboratories in Lubbock Texas, a healthcare innovation holding company.

He won a hotly contested run-off election to become a U.S. Representative for Texas, assuming his position in January 2017.

He is married to Anne and they have three children.  He is an Evangelical Presbyterian.

In the News…

The call for more oversight of the coronavirus response is “purely political” and “reeks of impeachment 3.0,” said U.S. Representative Jodey Arrington of Texas.

Congressman Arrington, who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, noted that “all of us want more input in the process” when it comes to the bills Congress has passed to deal with the crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

“All of us want more due diligence,” he said, adding, “We have eight different oversight  committees, so I’d take a strong disagreement and exception with people that think we need another commission.”

He continued, “I think it’s purely political. I think it reeks of impeachment 3.0. So, I don’t think we don’t have the oversight infrastructure in place.”

The congressman added that “we’re in a crisis” and have “got to do some things differently, and that should be understandable. There are people, they’re sucking air, they can’t get up off their knees and back into the game.“

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Arrington today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Jodey Arrington
Representative for Texas
1029 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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