Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 2, legislation to repeal the 2010 health care law:
"I am proud to fulfill the promise I made to the people of the Second District by voting to repeal this health care law that fails to address the rising cost of health care, interferes with the doctor-patient relationship, adds over $700 billion to the national debt and stifles private sector job creation. This is the first step in the debate over real health care reform. I look forward to voting for a new bill that addresses rising costs, increases access to health care, is sustainable and promotes new jobs and economic growth."
The bill passed the House, 245-189, earning unanimous bipartisan support of members of the Arkansas House delegation. The roll call vote can be found here.
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.