Rep. Arrington will deliver remarks to students regarding his time in the House.
WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Law will host U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington for a discussion about his time on the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture and his experience as a member of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee.
WHEN: Noon Wednesday (March 20)
WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 3311 18th St.
EVENT: The Texas Tech School of Law's agricultural law student association will host U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington, who will speak about his time on the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture and his experience as a member of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee.
Arrington was raised in Plainview, the son of a tractor salesman and a school teacher. He graduated from Texas Tech and his passion for public service took him to Austin. He worked for Gov. George W. Bush, who then tapped him to join the White House as a senior adviser, and later was appointed as Chief of Staff to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In 2007, Arrington 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 2017, Arrington became only the fifth person to represent Texas' 19th Congressional District since its formation in 1935. In his first term, Arrington served as a member of the agriculture, budget and veterans affairs committees. He also was appointed as the only freshman member to serve on the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Reform.
Upon commencement of the 116th Congress, Arrington was selected to serve on the Committee on Ways and Means. The oldest congressional committee, Ways and Means also has the broadest legislative jurisdiction including tax, trade, healthcare, social security and welfare.
CONTACT: Ashley Langdon, assistant dean for alumni relations and communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7533 or firstname.lastname@example.org