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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia


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April 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 11, 2018)—Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA), member of the House Freedom Caucus, today released the following statement in response to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement announcement:

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 22, 2018)—Congressman Tom Garrett, today issued the following statement upon introducing the Review Every Act Diligently In Total (READ IT) Act to amend House rules to provide members of Congress a minimum period of time to read a bill after it is introduced:  

March 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 15, 2018)– Today, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 4909, the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018 by a vote of 407-10. 


In The News

March 29, 2018 In The News

Last week’s 2,232-page omnibus bill to fund the government was literally impossible to both fully read and comprehend in the limited time between release and vote.

March 27, 2018 In The News

Tobacco farmers nationwide and in Southern Virginia continue to find themselves squeezed between ever-increasing labor costs, bureaucratic red tape and a regulated market that are making production of the golden leaf less and less profitable.

March 15, 2018 In The News

The Student Security Act of 2017, introduced as H.R. 4584 by Republican congressman Tom Garrett (Va.), is a proposal to do just that. It looks beyond traditional debates and pragmatically embraces the mood, concerns, and individualism of a rising generation.

March 14, 2018 In The News

Congressman Tom Garrett’s office is accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, which offers high school students a chance to showcase their artistic talent and compete to have their submission displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a full year ...

March 8, 2018 In The News

Garrett, who is serving in his first term representing Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District, is a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, including the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee, released the following statement: 

March 8, 2018 In The News

H.R. 3183 was introduced by Congressman Tom Garrett to rename the post office in Palmyra after Rigsby. It passed unanimously in the U.S. House on Monday night.

Sheridan said this is a great way to keep his memory alive in the county ... READ MORE 

March 7, 2018 In The News

Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) began his question period at a Mar. 8 Homeland Security subcommittee hearing frustrated that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has yet to complete past-due cyber workforce requirements.

March 6, 2018 In The News

The House of Representatives on Monday passed a resolution honoring a Fluvanna County sailor who was killed last year when the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship collided.

March 5, 2018 In The News

Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) released the following statement praising the House’s passage of H.R. 3183, a bill to name the post office located at 13683 James Madison Hwy, Palmyra, VA 22963 the Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office. Congressman Garrett released the following statement:

February 9, 2018 In The News

Just hours after voting against a bill to reopen the government, Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett (R) visited Monticello.

He toured Thomas Jefferson's historic estate with ambassadors from two countries who look to the United States for guidance on how government should work.

"We're flawed and imperfect, but we have some things that are great," said Garrett.