Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement after voting to pass H. Res. 22, a resolution to reduce the budget of congressional offices by five percent:
"I am proud to cast the first of many votes to reduce the size and cost of government. We were given the mission of getting our fiscal house in order by the American people in November. Today's vote to cut our own budget is a small but important step toward fulfilling that mission, and a recognition that cuts must start with us."
H. Res. 22 passed the House, 410-13.
About Congressman Tim Griffin
Congressman Tim Griffin was elected the 24th representative of Arkansas's Second Congressional District on November 2, 2010. For the 112th Congress, he is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on the Judiciary while also serving as an Assistant Whip for the majority.
Griffin is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 14 years, was deployed to Iraq and holds the rank of Major. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.
Griffin's congressional offices are located in Little Rock and Washington, D.C., and are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, except for federal holidays. Office locations and directions are available online at www.Griffin.house.gov, by phone (501) 324-5941 or by writing the Office of Congressman Tim Griffin, 1232 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515.