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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

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January 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan 8, 2018)–On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) will host a public Telephone Town Hall meeting. 

Garrett hosted ten public town hall meetings and twenty-five live forums at high schools throughout the Fifth District in 2017.

January 4, 2018 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (January 4, 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, Washington, Madison and Boydton, VA on Tuesday, January 9, from 10:00a.m. to 3:30p.m.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 19, 2017)—Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting in support the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the U.S. House of Representatives:

December 15, 2017 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (December 12, 2017)—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, Farmville, Appomattox, Bedford, Charlotte Court House, Lovingston, Halifax on Tuesday, December 19th, from 10:00a.m. to 3:30p.m.

December 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 14, 2017)Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA), Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, released the following statement on the introduction of the Student Security Act of 2017 (H.R.

December 8, 2017 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (December 8, 2017)—In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, Congressman Tom Garrett’s (R-VA) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Greene, Franklin, Fluvanna, Henry and Buckingham Counties on Tuesday, December 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

December 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 7, 2017)—Congressman Tom Garrett is pleased to announce the district-wide winner of the Congressional App Challenge, a competition aimed at encouraging students to learn how to code by creating their own app.

December 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 6, 2017)–On Tuesday, December 12, Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) will host a public telephone town hall meeting. Garrett has hosted eight public town hall meetings and twenty-five live forums at high schools throughout the district in 2017.

December 3, 2017 Press Release

DANVILLE, VA (December 3, 2017)—In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, Congressman Tom Garrett’s (R-VA) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, Rappahannock, Brunswick, and Fauquier on Tuesday, December 5th from 10:00AM to 3:30PM at the Buckingham Administrative Building, the Fluvanna Public Library, the Greene Administrat

November 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 29, 2017)—Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) made the following statement regarding the passage of H.Res. 630, a resolution to requiring each member, office, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of Congress:

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December 18, 2017 In The News

Rep. Tom Garrett, R-5th, has introduced a bill that he says will address the student loan crisis.

Referred to as the Student Security Act of 2017, it would provide loan forgiveness to those receiving federal student loans by agreeing to delay their eligibility to collect Social Security benefits.

December 15, 2017 In The News

A piece of legislation before the U.S. House aims to help college graduates deal with student debt.

The Student Security Act of 2017 gives graduates loan forgiveness for allowing their full-retirement age for Social Security benefits to be increased.

November 27, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Nov. 16, 2017 Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) 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 27, 2017 In The News

Six weeks after arriving in the United States, Hassan Abduraheem takes a seat in the back pew of Tar Wallet Baptist Church. Tucked into the woods along a country road in rural Virginia, the church holds about 50 worshippers.

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.

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