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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia


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March 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday the House Committee on Homeland Security held their first committee mark-up of the 115th Congress.

During those proceedings, Rep. Tom Garrett successfully saw his first committee bill, H.R. 1282 - the Acquisition Review Board Act - successfully pass out of committee.

March 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the office of Rep. Tom Garrett announced the following: Due to a scheduling conflict, the March 13 Charlottesville Town Hall event will be moved to March 31, 2017.  This event will be held in conjunction with UVA's Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and details are as follows:

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 372 - the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 - by voice vote.

February 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today 5th District Congressman Tom Garrett introduced legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana.

February 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday Petr Jasek, a Czech national who was sentenced to twenty-two years in a Sudanese prison, was freed and has arrived safely in Prague.

February 27, 2017 Weekly Columns

The past election cycle thrust refugee and immigration issues into the spotlight more so than any time in recent years. A very charged and polarized political climate has left little room for compromise on either side of the aisle and I have been working extremely hard to balance international humanitarian issues with national security and the needs of the United States.

February 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Less than two months into the 115th Congress, Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett has held two open Facebook live town halls and one Facebook live town hall specifically for local elected officials.

February 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe dedicated the Capitol Square Building in Richmond, Virginia to Civil Rights hero Barbara Johns.

February 20, 2017 Weekly Columns

Last week House Republicans put forward a plan to replace the un-Affordable Care Act. When President Obama and Congressional Democrats first sought to pass Obamacare, they told us we ‘needed to pass the bill to find out what was in it.’ Well we found out what was in it and we saw families lose their plans and their doctors – even the ones they liked and wanted to keep.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Rand Paul held a joint press conference with members of the U.S.