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Rep. Jodey Arrington

Representative for Texas’s 19th District

pronounced JOH-dee // AR-ing-tun


Arrington is the representative for Texas’s 19th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Arrington is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Arrington is among the Republican legislators whose attempt to disenfranchise Democratic states in the 2020 presidential election was a part of the months-long attempted coup that included the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. Shortly after the 2020 election, Arrington joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discounted based on lies, conspiracy theories, and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Arrington voted for the exclusion of all of the votes in Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the Electoral College count that determined the next President of the United States. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote.
Photo of Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Arrington.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Arrington is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Arrington has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 2, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 83% The Club for Growth: 79% League of Conservation Voters: 2% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Jodey Arrington sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Arrington was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Arrington sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Taxation (17%) Social Welfare (10%) Immigration (7%) International Affairs (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Arrington’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Arrington voted Nay

Arrington voted Nay

Passed 414/10 on Sep 28, 2021.

Arrington voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Arrington voted Nay

Arrington voted Nay

Passed 393/5 on Jan 27, 2020.

Arrington voted Nay

Passed 402/12 on Jul 12, 2019.

This bill might not have passed if not for comedian Jon Stewart. For years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress had not …

Arrington voted Nay

Arrington voted Nay

Arrington voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion …

Arrington voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Dec 2021, Arrington missed 75 of 2,565 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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