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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

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February 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 7, 2018)–On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) will host a public Telephone Town Hall meeting. 

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

February 6, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (February 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 Standardsville, Rocky Mount, Palmyra, Ridgeway, and Buckingham VA on Tuesday, February 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

January 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan 31, 2018)—Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) issued the following statement upon learning of today’s train collision in Crozet, Virginia from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.:

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 30, 2018)—Tonight, Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address:

January 30, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (January 30, 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, February 6, from 10:00a.m. to 3:30p.m.

January 22, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (January 22, 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, January 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET at the Charlotte Administration Building, Mary Bethune Office Complex, and the Central Virginia Reg.

January 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 20, 2018)—Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA), issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s failed vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years: 

January 17, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (January 17, 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 Lovingston VA on Tuesday, January 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30p.m.

January 10, 2018 Press Release

GRETNA, VA (Jan. 10. 2018) – Amthor International today announced that it is investing an additional $7 million in its Pittsylvania County operations and creating 90 new jobs. This new commitment brings the company’s collective investment total in Pittsylvania County to more than $17 million in investment and 200 jobs, respectively. 
 

January 9, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (January 9, 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, Ridgeway, and Buckingham, VA on Tuesday, January 16, from 10:00a.m. to 3:30p.m.

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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.

December 22, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s tax-cut package will not affect federal historic tax credits or federal payments for the Build America Bonds program, much to the relief of city officials and at least one historic preservationist.

December 21, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s tax-cut package will not affect federal historic tax credits or federal payments for the Build America Bonds program, much to the relief of city officials and at least one historic preservationist.

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