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.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Arrington.
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
Jodey Arrington sits on the following committees:
Arrington was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 3562 (115th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under …
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).
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%)
Some of Arrington’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6139: To amend chapter 31 of title 31 of the United States Code and …
- H.R. 5991: Science-Based Emissions Standards Act of 2021
- H.R. 5831: Protect Communities from a Porous Border Act of 2021
- H.Res. 581: Honoring Mr. Steve Verett for more than 24 years of dedicated service to …
- H.R. 4507: Protecting Family Resources and Training Options Act
- H.R. 4376: USTRx Act
- H.R. 4121: PRO Seniors Act
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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