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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

In The News

May 16, 2018 In The News

Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA-5) describes himself as someone who doesn’t fit into a “cubby hole." As a Republican from Virginia, Garrett’s views don’t necessarily fall strictly in line with his party, and the issues he champions span everything from marijuana reform to lowering the federal debt.

When it comes to forming policy positions, Garrett starts with constituent conversations.

April 26, 2018 In The News

Representative Tom Garrett drafted a resolution to the General Assembly requesting that beginning in 2018, April 23rd be forever recognized as Barbara Rose Johns Day.

April 18, 2018 In The News

Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Va., was even more blunt in his characterization of Comey.

“I’ll tell you honestly that shameless profiteering, those words come to mind,” he said.

April 18, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Tom Garrett isn’t the most likely congressional member to embrace federal marijuana reform.

The first-term Republican is from a state – Virginia – that has yet to legalize medical marijuana, although its laws provide protections for people who use cannabidiol oils for medical conditions.

April 17, 2018 In The News

Income taxes need to be filed by Tuesday, and Republicans in Congress are using this as an opportunity to talk about the benefits of President Donald Trump's tax cuts.

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: