Griffin Co-Sponsors Repeal Bill

Statement

By:  Tim Griffin
Date: Jan. 7, 2011
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement after becoming a co-sponsor of H.R. 2, the "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act."

"I am proud to co-sponsor legislation to repeal the health care law that was opposed by a majority of Arkansas's House delegation last year. We need health care reform, but the current law has created uncertainty for employers and spends a trillion dollars we can't afford. We must repeal the law and replace it with one that lowers costs, preserves the doctor-patient relationship, lets Americans keep the coverage they have, allows the private sector to create jobs and follows the Constitution."

The legislation was introduced by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).

Griffin has also co-sponsored H.R. 144, offered by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), which would repeal a specific portion of the health care law requiring business owners to submit a separate 1099 reporting form for every single business-to-business transaction that totals more than $600 in a given year.

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.