Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement after being selected to serve on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for the 112th Congress:
"I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of Arkansans serving on the Foreign Affairs committee. I am honored and excited to work on important issues such as deployment and use of our military, promotion of democracy and human rights, advancement of international peace and stability, and control of illegal narcotics."
Griffin follows several Arkansans who previously served on the committee, including former Sen. J. William Fulbright who served while a Member of the House during the 78th Congress. Former Third District Rep. John Boozman and current Fourth District Rep. Mike Ross served on the committee during the 111th Congress.
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, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs 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.