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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. 

March 13, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (March 13, 2018)—In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, Congressman Tom Garrett’s (R-VA05) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Cumberland, Rustburg, Appomattox, Bedford and Lovingston, VA on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


In The News

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.

February 1, 2018 In The News

While Garrett spoke with the Sudanese Consulate in Washington, D.C., and the government in the Czech Republic, even traveling to Sudan to speak with the Sudanese government regarding the release of Abduraheem and Abdumawla, it wasn't until Abduraheem and his family landed in the States that they and Garrett first met. 

January 31, 2018 In The News

According to Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Va., the allegations contained in the Nunes memo—which he described as “fact-laden”—are what lawmakers should find disturbing, not the political party of those who wrote it.

January 31, 2018 In The News

Garrett encouraged students that while he did not want to tell them how to think, he wanted them to see their potential to change the world. 

January 30, 2018 In The News

"Tonight, the President reminded Congress and the nation that building a safe, strong and proud America begins with completing important unfinished business to ensure that our country continues to ­­prosper, and our nation remains safe.”

January 29, 2018 In The News

"We haven't yet defined what a childhood arrival is. I guess if it's someone under 18, that's fine, but i would differentiate between someone who is two and someone who is 17 and 364 days."

The plan asks for $25 billion for building "Trump's Wall" and increasing border security.