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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

In The News

January 11, 2018 In The News

Garrett's bill, HR 1227 or the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017, would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to remove marijuana from the law's regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties, remove marijuana's classification as a schedule I drug, and would eliminate federal penalties for anyone who "imports, exports, manufactures, distributes, or po

January 11, 2018 In The News

With an innovative, out-of-the-box idea, Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA), who is still paying off student loan debt himself, has a solution to help fix these two problems: The Student Security Act.

January 11, 2018 In The News

It’s the foreign intelligence surveillance act that was approved as a result of 9/11 designed to help prevent terrorism.

The foreign intelligence surveillance act allows intelligence agencies to spy on suspected foreign terrorists.

Some lawmakers are concerned the agencies are spying on Americans by gathering and saving our electronic communications.

January 10, 2018 In The News

Amthor International the largest manufacturer of tanker trucks in North America, ceremonially broke ground Wednesday for a 115,000 square-foot facility in Gretna.

It will be the company's new headquarters.

January 9, 2018 In The News

In Washington, DC, on Saturday, despite frigid temperatures, more than 500 protesters gathered in front of the White House.

January 9, 2018 In The News

According to a congressional press release, a new piece of legislation before the House may impact college graduates and their ability to repay student loans.

January 8, 2018 In The News

Congress approved short-term additional funding for CHIP in December, and some states are still waiting to hear how the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services will allocate funds, according to Virginia’s Department of Medical Assistance Services.

January 3, 2018 In The News

I’m one of about 45 million Americans collectively paying back more than $1.4 trillion in college student loan debt. The average student borrower owes more than $31,000 and some owe a lot more – a huge burden for young people just starting their careers or going on to graduate school, where their debt will only increase.

December 29, 2017 In The News

Two of the biggest long-term financial problems facing the United States are Social Security funding and the growing level of student loan debt. One Republican congressman has introduced legislation that could help tackle both problems by allowing future retirees to trade some of their Social Security benefits for student loan forgiveness.

An outside-the-box solution

December 24, 2017 In The News

Eight days before Christmas, Pastor Hassan Abduraheem stood at the front of a small Baptist church just a few miles from the Buckingham County border.