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Rep. Arrington holds Town Hall Meeting

Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) conducted a Town Hall Meeting last Tuesday morning at the Senior Citizen’s center. The event was attended by 55-60 people and included a time for attendees to ask questions.

In his opening remarks, Rep. Arrington thanked Mayor Ricky White for his hospitality at the recent Cheeseburger Festival. The congressman said he was still trying to digest all the cheeseburgers he ate during the visit.

Rep. Arrington told the group that freedom is the key ingredient to the success of the country.

He said that due to lower taxes and less regulations there are now one million more jobs available than there are workers to fill them. He also stressed that the United States is a great nation in part because of the 1% of the population who choose to serve in the armed forces and protect our freedoms.

Questions from audience involved issues such a trade, immigration, and the recent mass shootings. Rep. Arrington said that both political parties need to do a better job in defending what they believe without disparaging the beliefs of their political opponents. He wished that Washington D.C. was more like West Texas and that we need more debate and less hate.

The congressman also stated that he has worked on legislation with Democrats in the past and will listen to any idea that might improve our country. He said that if you don’t solve problems, you are not a leader.

Congressman Jodey Arrington visits with Scott Pohlman, General Manager of the Friona Cargill Plant.