Congressman Arrington to serve on Joint Select Committee

Congressman Arrington to serve on Joint Select Committee

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Today, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan selected Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) as one of only four House Republican members – and the only freshman member - to serve on the newly formed Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. This bipartisan, bicameral committee was established in the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act.

The Joint Select Committee is tasked with finding bipartisan solutions for reforming the congressional budget and appropriations process, which is key to more responsibly managing the country’s fiscal affairs.

 “Balancing our budget and reducing our country’s debilitating debt is the challenge of the 21st Century," Arrington said. "We, as members of this select committee, have a unique opportunity to help stave off a crisis, solve our debt problem, and pass along to our children a safe, free, and solvent America. It is past time Congress gets serious about addressing the root causes that are driving our debt and threatening our nation’s future. I am honored Speaker Ryan has selected me to serve in this capacity and I look forward to tackling this challenge head on with my colleagues.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan said reforming the federal budget process is not easy, but he is confident in his team.

"We can lay the foundation for a better process that will benefit future generations," Ryan said. "As a new member of the Budget Committee, Jodey has proven in a short time to be a leader who is passionate about fiscal reforms. That's why I chose him for this role and I look forward to tackling this issue together to get our country back on the right fiscal path."

Committee Chairman Steve Womack said he is glad to have Arrington involved in these negotiations.

"While Jodey is relatively new to Congress, his passion for reform has set him apart from the start," Womack said. "I have been impressed with the impact he has already made on this institution. Undoubtedly, his can-do spirit and fresh perspective will be an asset in the days ahead.”

Arrington will continue to serve on the House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs, Agriculture, and Budget.

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