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Aug 10, 2014 | Associated Press

Gains from GOP immigration push unclear

While Pryor and Cotton wrangle over immigration, other GOP figures are also focusing on the issue. U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin and Sen. John Boozman have made separate trips to the U.S.-Mexico border, while state Sen. Bart Hester sent a letter to the governor asking for details about unaccompanied minors being placed in Arkansas. In the letter, Hester also hinted at the possibility of legislative hearings on the issue.

Aug 10, 2014 | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Griffin pushes for help at border after tour

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials need help to address the number of children coming into the country illegally, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said Thursday during a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday. Nearly 63,000 unaccompanied children, most from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, have entered the United States since last October, the Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday. The agency also announced that the number of children entering the country has dropped significantly in the past month. Griffin, a Republican from Little Rock, visited the Hidalgo International...

Aug 8, 2014 | National Review

Not Exactly the ‘Do-Nothing Congress’

Obama ungratefully forgets the Do Lots House’s favors from early this year. Republican leaders annoyed grassroots conservatives by adopting the sequester-ending Murray–Ryan budget, eliminating the debt ceiling, and passing a $956 billion farm bill. The over-generous Do-Lots House handed Obama these elegantly wrapped gifts in return for . . . nothing. Orphaned in the process was Arkansas representative Tim Griffin and Florida senator Marco Rubio’s game-changing Republican amendment. It would have derailed the imminent, multibillion-dollar Obamacare bailout of health insurers’ program-induced...

Aug 7, 2014 | Newsmax

GOP House Has Passed 511 Bills

Obama ungratefully forgets the do lots House’s favors from early this year. Republican leaders annoyed grassroots conservatives by adopting the sequester-ending Murray-Ryan budget, eliminating the debt ceiling, and passing a $956 billion farm bill. The over-generous do lots House handed Obama these elegantly wrapped gifts in return for ... nothing. Orphaned in the process was Ark. Rep. Tim Griffin and Fla. Sen. Marco Rubio’s game-changing Republican amendment. It would have derailed the imminent, multi-billion-dollar ObamaCare bailout of health insurers’ program-induced financial losses.

Aug 6, 2014 | Motorcycle USA

AMA News and Notes August 2014

Introduced by U.S. Reps. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio), and Timothy Walz (D-Minn.) -- and cosponsored by Reps. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) -- H.R. 650 calls the AMA's membership "the world's largest and most dedicated group of motorcycle enthusiasts."

Aug 6, 2014 | Arkansas Leader

Air Force will decide future of old C-130s

Now, even some former proponents of the AMP program, such as Second Dist. Rep. Tim Griffin, are having second thoughts, especially after hearing from the members of the Adjutants General Association — and from Arkansas Adjutant Gen. William Wofford in particular. “I worked to not drop the AMP and advocated on its behalf,” as a means of keeping the Arkansas Air Guard and Reserves flying, Griffin said. But, in May, he wrote at the request of Wofford to Rep. Howard McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, asking for consideration of the Automatic Dependant Surveillance...

Aug 4, 2014 | Times Record

Washington Digest: Congress Struggles With Response To Border Crisis

The bill that cleared both chambers and was sent to the White House contained funding for the VA to hire more doctors and nurses. It also allows veterans unable to get timely appointments, or who live far away, to seek treatment by non-VA doctors. New VA Secretary Robert McDonald also would have greater authority to fire incompetent senior executives. The bill passed the House 420-5. Reps. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, and Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, voted for the bill. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, voted against it. … In a move seen as an attempt to fire up their...

Aug 4, 2014 | The Associated Press

All 4 Arkansas US House members support bill addressing migrant youths, work permits

The U.S. House passed the bills late Friday largely along party lines, with Arkansas Republican Reps. Tom Cotton, Steve Womack, Rick Crawford and Tim Griffin voting for them. … Griffin said the legislation improves existing law and provides funding to increase the presence of the National Guard along the border. The bill "implements essential policy changes to effectively address the recent influx of unaccompanied minors to our border and expedite their return to their home countries," Griffin said in a statement. "Further, combined with the House-passed bill to prohibit the...

Aug 4, 2014 | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Washington News in Brief: White House salutes helpful Arkansas rancher

On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin was scheduled to speak at ARcare's annual employee and partners conference at the Heber Springs Community Center and receive the Distinguished Community Health Champion award from the National Association of Community Health Centers, his staff said.

Aug 1, 2014 | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Boozman tours Texas alien-holding units

None of the other members of the Arkansas delegation have visited the border in the past six months to see the current conditions, their staff members said Friday. U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin is scheduled to travel to McAllen late next week.

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