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Griffin revs his bike into a high-pitched frenzy and lurches forward down a mud-covered trail along the Arkansas River. The drizzle and knee-deep flooded ditches along the trail aren’t ideal, but from the squinting smile plastered on his face when he returns from the five-mile run, Griffin clearly doesn’t care. “Did you see me swim out there?” Griffin says to riders crowded under a tent near the trailhead. “Do I have mud on my face?”
It's a definitely a unique way to get to know an Arkansas Congressman. Representing the 2nd Congressional district, Representative Tim Griffin is now mixing politics and motor-cross. Griffin is the co-chair of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus.
Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02), Co-Chairman of the Congressional MotorcycleCaucus, issued the following statement in announcing the Ridin’ with your Rep motocross event, scheduled for June 1, 2013.
As members of Congress continue their investigation into Internal Revenue Service practices that delayed the tax-exempt status for many conservative groups from 2010 to 2012, Arkansas Congressman Tim Griffin says now is not the time to score political points. “Get the facts and then draw your conclusions. That’s the way an investigation works,” said Griffin. “As a result of partisan fervor, some people have a tendency to get ahead of the facts. My view is get the facts and let the facts tell the story.”
The repeal vote passed the U.S. House with a 229-195 margin. U.S. Reps. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle; Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro; Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock; and Steve Womack, R-Rogers, voted for repeal.
Rep. Tim Griffin was in Beebe Friday, May 10, for a “Sweet Tea with Tim” listening tour event at Daniel Park. This event offered a chance for Arkansans to share their thoughts directly with him and learn more about his work in Congress. About 30 people came out to speak to the congressman.
We, at Rotary, were privileged to get Congressman Tim Griffin to speak at Rotary in May 2013. Congressman Griffin gave us a clear and animated picture of some economic problems and possible steps to cure the difficulties.
Some lawmakers complain about spinning their wheels while they are stuck here in Washington, D.C. Rep. Tim Griffin can’t wait to do that just as soon as he gets back home. The Arkansas Republican and avid supporter of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus is organizing a “Ridin’ With Your Rep” event for June 1 (10 a.m.-noon) in an effort to better sync up with his cycle-straddling brethren. “I have tried, since I got here, to do the traditional stuff. But also to explore unorthodox ways to connect with constituents,” he told HOH.
“It’s not fair that people save and work and pay for phones from whatever funds they have, and other people get them for free,” Representative Tim Griffin, an Arkansas Republican who wants to eliminate the mobile subsidy, said in an interview. “It’s not fair the biggest beneficiary of this is Carlos Slim, the billionaire owner of TracFone.”
The FCC told lawmakers the top five companies can't verify the eligibility of 41 percent of those who get phones. "I hear from law enforcement that these phones are often found at crime scenes and are used in drug deals," Republican Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas said. "Why? It's because you can't trace them."