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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

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September 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night President Trump formally signed S.J.Res. 49 – a joint resolution condemning the violence and domestic terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017.

September 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks the 16th anniversary of the deadly attacks that left thousands dead in the single most devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil in the nation’s history.

Considering today’s significance, Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett offered his respects to the victims and heroes of this day by saying:

September 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Garrett, who represents Virginia’s Fifth District including the city of Charlottesville, introduced a House Joint Resolution that mirrors legislation introduced in the Senate condemning hate groups.

September 6, 2017 Weekly Columns

As a newcomer to Congress, I cannot help but recall my frustration as a citizen, at how things worked, or perhaps didn’t work in Washington.  Politicians rarely demonstrated the willingness to say ‘no’ to the next good idea, whether or not it was something that should or had previously been within the enumerated role of the federal legislature.  This thinking brought us the federal dominance in

August 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, American Airlines generously committed to donate $150,000 to the Habitat for Humanity in Charlottesville, Virginia. In a letter to Habitat for Humanity, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, stated: “We won’t stand by and let others attempt to tear down the foundation that our country was built upon."  

August 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Congressman Tom Garrett (VA-05) released the following statement regarding this week's launch of the third annual Congressional App Challenge:

July 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Tom Garrett (VA-05) took the reins on healthcare replacement in the U.S. House of Representatives by holding a press conference announcing his intent to dismantle Obamacare at it's core.

July 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Tom Garrett (VA-05), a U.S. Army Veteran, introduced two separate pieces of legislation aimed at honoring two fallen military heroes from the Fifth District.

July 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the United States Senate will be delaying the annual five-week recess in August.

June 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday afternoon the U.S. House of Representatives approved two separate legislative initiatives, each working to curb illegal immigration in the United States.

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September 7, 2017 In The News

As a newcomer to Congress, I cannot help but recall my frustration — as a citizen — at how things worked, or perhaps didn’t work in Washington. Politicians rarely demonstrated the willingness to say “no” to the next good idea, whether it was something that should or had previously been within the enumerated role of the federal legislature or not.

August 24, 2017 In The News

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Republican Rep. Tom Garrett once again on Tuesday condemned the recent violent acts in Charlottesville and the white nationalists who came to the city, and disagreed with how the president commented on it in the days following Aug. 12.

August 24, 2017 In The News

Garrett tweeted Saturday to condemn what he called “despicable escalation of racist rhetoric in Charlottesville.” Later, in an interview with Fox News, he said, “The victims of this racist violence are my constituents. . . . It blows my mind that this many racist bigots actually exist in this country.”

 

August 24, 2017 In The News

Republican Rep. Tom Garrett once again on Tuesday condemned the recent violent acts in Charlottesville and the white nationalists who came to the city, and disagreed with how the president commented on it in the days following Aug. 12.

August 24, 2017 In The News

Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Va., said Sunday he regretted a March meeting with Jason Kessler, organizer of the white nationalist rally that sparked deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.

August 24, 2017 In The News

In the wake of the violent clashes at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that left three dead and more than a dozen injured, a Virginia congressman said Sunday he is “afraid” about the future of the nation.

January 3, 2017 In The News
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