Tim Griffin

Tim Griffin

ARKANSAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Griffin Announces Mobile Office Hours in Saline County

2014/10/23

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) announced today that his office is holding mobile office hours at three locations in Saline County today:

“If Arkansans need assistance with a federal agency, my office may be able to resolve the issue or obtain the information they need. I encourage anyone who needs help to meet with my staff during these mobile office hours,” said Griffin.

Griffin’s mobile office staff can assist constituents who are having problems with veterans’ benefits, Medicare, Social Security and other services involving the federal government.

Anyone needing help can also contact Congressman Griffin’s Little Rock or Conway offices Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional contact numbers and resources are listed below.

Little Rock Office: (501) 324-5941

Conway Office: (501) 358-3481

Washington, DC Office: (202) 225-2506

Website: http://griffin.house.gov/contact-me

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepTimGriffin

Twitter: @RepTimGriffin

 

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Thursday, October 23, 2014: SALINE COUNTY

 

Bryant City Hall

210 SW 3rd Street

Bryant, AR 72022

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

Benton Chamber of Commerce

607 North Market Street

Benton, AR  72015

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Hot Springs Village Ponce de Leon Center

Ouachita Activities Building

(Room B)

1101 DeSoto Boulevard

Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Griffin Honored by National Multiple Sclerosis Society

2014/10/22

Rep. Tim Griffin receives the National MS Society award from the Arkansas Leadership Council and Government Relations Committee Chair, Julie Cawthron

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement after he attended the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Leadership Council/Government Relations Committee Meeting where he received an award for his role on the Congressional MS Caucus and was recognized for his support of Arkansans affected by MS:

“I’m honored to be recognized by the National MS Society and appreciate their dedication to increasing and improving medical research to help individuals affected by MS. We must continue efforts to increase awareness and invest in resources to find a cure.”

Congressman Griffin is a proud member of the Congressional MS Caucus, a forum for Members of Congress to discuss critical health care, disability and research issues affecting those living with MS. MS is a debilitating disease of the central nervous system, interrupting the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. More than 2.3 million people worldwide live with MS. The exact cause is still unknown, and there is no cure. 

Congressman Griffin has written numerous letters to the House Committee on Appropriations expressing support for important research programs that have led to incredible advancements in our understanding, diagnosis and treatment of diseases like MS.

 

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Griffin Announces Mobile Office Hours in Pulaski County

2014/10/22

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) announced that his office is holding mobile office hours at two locations in Pulaski County today:

“If Arkansans need assistance with a federal agency, my office may be able to resolve the issue or obtain the information they need. I encourage anyone who needs help to meet with my staff during these mobile office hours,” said Griffin.

Griffin’s mobile office staff can assist constituents who are having problems with veterans’ benefits, Medicare, Social Security and other services involving the federal government.

Anyone needing help can also contact Congressman Griffin’s Little Rock or Conway offices Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional contact numbers and resources are listed below.

Little Rock Office: (501) 324-5941

Conway Office: (501) 358-3481

Washington, DC Office: (202) 225-2506

Website: http://griffin.house.gov/contact-me

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepTimGriffin

Twitter: @RepTimGriffin

 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014: PULASKI COUNTY

Jacksonville City Hall

1 Municipal Drive

Jacksonville, AR 72076

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

Maumelle City Hall

550 Edgewood Drive

Maumelle, AR 72113

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Arkansas Congressmen: New FSA Loan Extensions in Turner Case Provide Relief

2014/10/21

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4) applauded a decision Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend the repayment date of its Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) an additional 90 days to agricultural producers affected by the Turner Grain Merchandising collapse in Brinkley, Ark.

The Arkansas House delegation sent a joint letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on August 28 requesting a 180-day extension, but Vilsack only granted an extension of 60 days on top of the 30-day extension already provided. FSA’s new extensions come as its current marketing authorization extensions would begin expiring on October 30, meeting the 180 days requested in the letter. The agency’s decision now pushes those expirations to January 2015. In addition, FSA further clarified it would waive interest accrual for the entire 180-day period. The delegation said the extension and the waiver give Arkansas producers much needed breathing room and more flexibility in the repayment of their loans.

“These additional 90 days provide relief to producers facing a deadline on their federal loans while also dealing with the collapse of their grain buyer,” the group said in a joint statement Tuesday. “Agriculture accounts for approximately one in six jobs in the state of Arkansas, and we thank Secretary Vilsack for recognizing the need to give the farmers involved in this situation ample time to recover. Furthermore, after 180 days, our growers would have faced sticker-shock with the interest accrued on their MALs. FSA did the right thing by not punishing our producers for an event they could not control. We look forward to working with all parties involved to fully resolve this loan issue and to protect our growers should a similar situation arise in the future.”

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Griffin Announces Mobile Office Hours in Faulkner County

2014/10/21

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) announced that his office is holding mobile office hours at four locations in Faulkner County today:

“If Arkansans need assistance with a federal agency, my office may be able to resolve the issue or obtain the information they need. I encourage anyone who needs help to meet with my staff during these mobile office hours,” said Griffin.

Griffin’s mobile office staff can assist constituents who are having problems with veterans’ benefits, Medicare, Social Security and other services involving the federal government.

Anyone needing help can also contact Congressman Griffin’s Little Rock or Conway offices Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional contact numbers and resources are listed below.

Little Rock Office: (501) 324-5941

Conway Office: (501) 358-3481

Washington, DC Office: (202) 225-2506

Website: http://griffin.house.gov/contact-me

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepTimGriffin

Twitter: @RepTimGriffin

 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014: FAULKNER COUNTY      

 

Guy City Hall

405 Hwy 25 N

Guy, AR 72061

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                

 

Vilonia City Hall

18 Bise Drive

Vilonia, AR 72173

(Community Room)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Mayflower Public Library

6 Ashmore Drive

Mayflower, AR 72106

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Greenbrier City Hall

11 Wilson Farm Road

Greenbrier, AR 72058

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Griffin Attends Fifth Annual Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks and Second Annual 5K Race

2014/10/18

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement after he attended the Fifth Annual Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks and Second Annual 5K Race:

“We still have great uncertainty as to what directly causes autism and many cases go unrecognized, undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. With many experts referring to autism as an epidemic, we need to increase awareness and invest in resources to research, diagnose and provide the best possible treatment for this disease that is robbing our children of their childhoods. ”

Rep. Griffin is cosponsored H.R. 4631, the Autism CARES Act of 2014, which reauthorizes the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011 through FY 2019.  H.R. 4631 specifically reauthorizes programs and activities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) related to autism research. H.R. 4631 also establishes a National Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative and requires an existing agency official to serve as the point person in coordinating federal autism efforts.  H.R. 4631 passed the House by voice vote on July 24, 2014, passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent on July 31, 2014, and was signed into law on August 8, 2014.

Rep. Griffin is also a cosponsor of H.R. 647, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014, which allows the use of tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities to cover qualified expenses related to the individual’s disability, such as health, education, housing, transportation, training, assistive technology, personal support, and other related services and expenses. Individuals with ABLE accounts would also maintain eligibility for means-tested benefits programs, such as SSI and Medicaid, allowing the account to supplement, but not supplant, current benefits received.  The House Committee on Ways and Means unanimously reported H.R. 647 on July 31, 2014.

In addition, Rep. Griffin has also written numerous letters to the House Committee on Appropriations expressing support for the NIH and its research programs that have led to major advancements in finding cures, improving treatments and gaining a better understanding of the complex causes of diseases like autism that affect millions of Americans.

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Griffin Reiterates Call for Travel Ban from Ebola-Ravaged Countries

2014/10/17

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) today reiterated his call to implement a temporary ban on travel from three African countries that have been severely afflicted by the Ebola virus – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea:

“The President must implement a temporary ban on travel from these Ebola-ravaged countries to ensure the safety of Arkansans and all Americans. It is essential that we take every necessary precaution to assure the American people that we are doing all we can to prevent the spread of this deadly virus, not only abroad, but also at home. While we must ensure exceptions for health workers and maintain humanitarian aid to these countries, banning travel to the U.S. from these three countries is a step in the right direction to combat the spread of this disease.”

Currently numerous countries have imposed restrictions or bans on travel to and from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and numerous airlines have restricted flights to these affected countries.

In an October 3, 2014 letter from the Arkansas House Delegation, Rep. Griffin urged the President to “implement travel restrictions, up to and including a ban on flights from the affected countries.” 

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Griffin Announces Mobile Office Hours in Faulkner, Pulaski and Saline Counties

2014/10/17

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) announced today that his office is holding mobile office hours at four locations in Faulkner County on Tuesday, October 21; two locations in Pulaski County on Wednesday, October 22; and three locations in Saline County on Thursday, October 23:

“If Arkansans need assistance with a federal agency, my office may be able to resolve the issue or obtain the information they need. I encourage anyone who needs help to meet with my staff during these mobile office hours,” said Griffin.

Griffin’s mobile office staff can assist constituents who are having problems with veterans’ benefits, Medicare, Social Security and other services involving the federal government.

Anyone needing help can also contact Congressman Griffin’s Little Rock or Conway offices Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional contact numbers and resources are listed below.

Little Rock Office: (501) 324-5941

Conway Office: (501) 358-3481

Washington, DC Office: (202) 225-2506

Website: http://griffin.house.gov/contact-me

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepTimGriffin

Twitter: @RepTimGriffin

 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014: FAULKNER COUNTY    

Guy City Hall

405 Hwy 25 N

Guy, AR 72061

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                

Vilonia City Hall

18 Bise Drive

Vilonia, AR 72173

(Community Room)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mayflower Public Library

6 Ashmore Drive

Mayflower, AR 72106

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Greenbrier City Hall

11 Wilson Farm Road

Greenbrier, AR 72058

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014: PULASKI COUNTY

Jacksonville City Hall

1 Municipal Drive

Jacksonville, AR 72076

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Maumelle City Hall

550 Edgewood Drive

Maumelle, AR 72113

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014: SALINE COUNTY

Bryant City Hall

210 SW 3rd Street

Bryant, AR 72022

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Benton Chamber of Commerce

607 North Market Street

Benton, AR  72015

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hot Springs Village Ponce de Leon Center

Ouachita Activities Building

(Room B)

1101 DeSoto Boulevard

Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

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GAO Says Congress Must Appropriate Funds In FY 2015 for ACA Risk Corridors Program

2014/10/09

The program has become a contentious issue between the Obama administration and congressional Republicans. A Congressional Research Service memo in February said that money to fund the program must be appropriated by Congress (see previous article). Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has introduced the Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act (S. 1726) that would repeal the risk corridors program, and the legislation has been introduced in the House (H.R. 3541) by Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.). Read More

HHS will come to Congress if insurance 'risk corridors' need help

2014/10/09

For now, this issue is under the radar. But if insurers do report excessive losses entitling them to large payments from HHS, it could lead to major showdown between the White House and Congress. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., both introduced bills that would repeal the risk corridors. Read More

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Contact Information

1232 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2506
Fax 202-225-5903
griffin.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Ways and Means

Tim Griffin was elected the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District on November 2, 2010.  The youngest son of a minister and teacher, Tim is a fifth generation Arkansan, veteran, attorney and former small business owner who lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.

For the 113th Congress, he serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, the oldest committee in Congress.  It is responsible for considering legislation related to trade agreements, the national debt, the tax code and programs such as Medicare and Social Security.  Since its founding in 1789, only eight Arkansans have served on the committee.  Tim’s predecessor in the Second Congressional District and fellow Hendrix College alumnus, Wilbur D. Mills, was chairman from 1958 to 1975, making him the longest-serving chairman in the Committee’s history.  Tim is the first Arkansas Republican ever to serve on the Ways and Means Committee.  He also serves as an Assistant Whip for the majority.

Tim serves on the Human Resources and the Social Security subcommittees of the Ways and Means Committee.

Tim grew up in Magnolia where he attended public school before attending Hendrix College in Conway.  He is a cum laude graduate of both Hendrix College, where he received his B.A., and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, where he received his J.D.  He also attended graduate school at Pembroke College, Oxford University, in England.

Tim is currently serving in his 17th year as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, holds the rank of lieutenant colonel, and is assigned to the Southeast Medical Area Readiness Support Group as the Command Judge Advocate.

In September 2005, Tim was mobilized to active duty to serve as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).  In May 2006, Tim was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and sent to serve in Iraq. From May through August 2006, he served as an Army JAG in Mosul alongside the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), for which he was awarded the Combat Action Badge.

He founded the Griffin Law Firm, PLLC, a Little Rock law firm and Griffin Public Affairs, LLC.  He is licensed to practice in both Arkansas (active) and Louisiana (inactive) and is a fellow of the Arkansas Bar Foundation.

From 2006-2007, he served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.  During his tenure, in addition to federal criminal prosecutions, the U.S. Attorney’s Office provided outreach and training in rural counties and provided federal civil rights law training to law enforcement and community leaders.

In 2005, Tim served as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director, Office of Political Affairs at the White House.

He served as Research Director and Deputy Communications Director for the Republican National Committee (RNC) during the 2004 presidential campaign and Deputy Research Director for the RNC during the 2000 presidential campaign.  From 2001-2002, he served as Special Assistant to Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Michael Chertoff and was detailed as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas in Little Rock where he prosecuted gun and drug cases. From 1997-1999, he served as Senior Investigative Counsel for the Government Reform Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, and from 1995-1997, as Associate Independent Counsel, Office of Independent Counsel David M. Barrett.

Tim served on the board of the Florence Crittenton home for unwed mothers and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas.  He and Elizabeth are members of Immanuel Baptist Church of Little Rock.


Serving With

Rick Crawford

ARKANSAS' 1st DISTRICT

Steve Womack

ARKANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

Tom Cotton

ARKANSAS' 4th DISTRICT

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