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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

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March 8, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (Mar. 8, 2018)–On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) will host a public Telephone Town Hall meeting. 

Garrett has hosted fourteen public town hall meetings and twenty-nine live forums at high schools throughout the Fifth District since taking office in 2017.

March 6, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (March 6, 2018)—In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, Congressman Tom Garrett’s (R-VA05) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Stanardsville, Rocky Mount, Palmyra, Ridgeway, and Buckingham VA on Tuesday, March 13, 2018  from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

March 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 5, 2018)–Today, 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:

March 5, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (March 5, 2018)—In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, Congressman Tom Garrett’s (R-VA05) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Lawrenceville, Warrenton, Lunenburg, Madison, Boydton, and Washington, VA on Tuesday, March 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

February 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 21, 2018)–On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) will participate in an interactive radio telephone town hall meeting hosted by WCHV’s Joe Thomas from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST. Garrett has hosted thirteen public town hall meetings and twenty-nine live forums at high schools throughout the Fifth District since taking office in 2017.

February 19, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (February 19, 2018)—In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, Congressman Tom Garrett’s (R-VA05) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Charlotte Court House, Halifax, and Farmville, VA on Tuesday, February 27, from 10:00a.m. to 3:30p.m. at the Charlotte Administration Bldg., Mary Bethune Office Complex and the Central Virginia Reg.

February 13, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (February 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 Rustburg, Cumberland, Appomattox, Bedford and Livingston, VA on Tuesday, February 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

February 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 7, 2018)–Today, Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) announced that he has been named Co-Vice Chairman of the International Religious Freedom Caucus, a bipartisan group of more than 60 members of Congress who address religious persecution for people of any or no faith based on Article 18 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. 

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January 25, 2018 In The News

National government made its way into Galileo Magnet High School on Thursday afternoon, with a public forum and question and answer session for students with U.S. Rep. Tom Garrett, R-5th District.

Two dozen students sat in the cafeteria to hear the congressman talk.

January 20, 2018 In The News

In his comments published in a special The Daily Washington Times supplement, the Republican lawmaker said "President Trump's decision to suspend aid to Pakistan is a clear choice for its leadership on being an ally to the U.S., commitment to dismantle terrorist networks and importantly stop oppression and human rights abuse on Mohajirs in Karachi, Baloch, Pashtuns and other minority communitie

January 20, 2018 In The News

The House of Representatives passed a short-term spending bill on Thursday, January 18, for which 5th District Republican Congressman Tom Garrett voted in favor.

January 19, 2018 In The News

GARRETT JR.: Well, then tell the truth. Tell the truth. They've put 9 million vulnerable American children behind 800,000 immigrants, some of whom were brought here as children and some of whom came here themselves because we haven't yet defined what a child is.

January 19, 2018 In The News

The attorney general has vowed to uphold federal law, so some of his allies are wondering if he's pointing out the hypocrisy of lawmakers in both parties who have failed to take up marijuana legislation even as the states have revealed a groundswell of support for cannabis.

January 17, 2018 In The News

Congressman Tom Garrett is hosting his first telephone town hall meeting of 2018 on Wednesday.

Residents of the Fifth Congressional District of Virginia are encouraged to visit Garrett's webpage to sign up to be notified when the town hall is about to begin.

January 14, 2018 In The News

Republican Rep. Tom Garrett, who represents Rappahannock County, is not only opposed to the Trump administration’s repeal last week of Obama-era protections for states that have legalized marijuana, he is pushing his own bill to eliminate federal penalties against anybody engaged in legal state-protected marijuana activities.

January 13, 2018 In The News

Rep. Tom Garrett, R-5th, said his Charlottesville office has been receiving an increasing number of complaints about the USPS for years, beginning around the time the USPS moved sorting from a local facility to Sandston, near Richmond, in 2010.

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.

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