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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

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November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 16, 2017)—Today, Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) delivered remarks on the Federal Historic Tax Credit following passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Following are Congressman Garrett's remarks:

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 16, 2017)–This afternoon, Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA05) voted in favor of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of  227 to 205:

November 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 9, 2017)—Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) issued the following statement on the retirement of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA):

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 3, 2017)—Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) released the following statement after the House passed legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and extend funding for community health centers:

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October 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 31, 2017)—Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA), Member of the Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees, issued the following statement on the suspected terrorist attack in New York: 

October 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2017)–Today, Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) issued the following statement honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Woodberry Forest School Sports Camp subsequent to placing remarks in the Congressional Record:

October 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 26, 2017)—Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA), Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to declare the opioid crisis public health emergency:

October 25, 2017 Columns

Since being sworn-in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in January, I have travelled across Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District and heard from countless families and business owners who are being crushed under the weight of Obamacare’s higher premiums and outdated tax code that punishes innovation and success.

October 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Congressman Tom Garrett’s (R-VA) staff will host local office hours in the Fifth District to help constituents with federal agencies and other casework issues. 

WHO:      Congressman Tom Garrett’s Fifth District Team 

September 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C- Last Tuesday, Congressman Tom Garrett (VA-05) secured United States Humanitarian Parole status for nine refugees persecuted for their Christian faith in their native home of Sudan. In 2015, Sudanese officials arrested two men on charges stemming from Christian mission work.

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October 16, 2017 In The News

Nine months after becoming the Congressional representative for Virginia’s 5th District, Tom Garrett expressed frustration with politically-motivated inaction on Capitol Hill during a Monday interview.

“We’ve abdicated our responsibility,” Garrett said.

October 16, 2017 In The News

During a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday titled “Iran Regime’s Threats and Rights Violations: Policy Options,” Republican and Democrat congressmen and congresswomen gathered to express their commitment to supporting the people of Iran in their quest to achieve a free Iran.

October 13, 2017 In The News

5th District Republican Congressman Tom Garrett says President Trump has every reason to take steps that may effectively disable the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare”.

October 13, 2017 In The News

Republicans on Capitol Hill are welcoming President Trump’s move Friday to decertify the Obama-era nuclear deal reached between the U.S., Iran and five other global powers.

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.

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