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Nov 16, 2013 | KATV

Hundreds walk to end Alzheimer's

Issues: Health

Hundreds of people came together Saturday to take part in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. It was a chance for people to learn about the disease and how to get involved in advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment and support programs. Many participants had family members who suffered from the disease, including Rep. Tim Griffin. "My grandmother was afflicted by Alzheimer's in the early 90s and I understand how important it is that we fight for a cure," Griffin said.

Nov 15, 2013 | KARK

Ark. Congressmen React to House Passing 'Keep Your Health Plan Act'

Issues: Health

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill giving health insurers the option of extending plans through 2014 that would otherwise be canceled for not complying with Affordable Care Act standards... Arkansas legislators have reacted to the news, including Congressman Tim Griffin, who spoke about the issue on the House floor Friday. Griffin issued the following statement: “As President Clinton recently acknowledged, millions of families are losing their health insurance plans because of Obamacare. President Obama looked Americans in the eye and promised that wouldn’t happen,...

Nov 14, 2013 | KARK

Local Artist Fights Against International Piracy

A Jacksonville woman's battle with a foreign company selling counterfeit copies of her artwork is getting attention in Washington D.C. RB McGrath says a Chinese company stole the image of a painting off her website, then resold thousands of copies for up to $9 a piece. She never saw any of the profits. Congressman Tim Griffin recently held a conference with Washington agencies to shed light on the topic.

Nov 12, 2013 | Hot Springs Sentinel-Record

Griffin: Keep honor real and authentic

Issues: Veterans

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-District 2, said Monday that veterans must be remembered the other 364 days a year, not only on Veterans Day .Griffin was the guest speaker at the ninth annual Hot Springs Village Veterans Day service... “We should not only honor them on this very special day, but live it out through the rest of the year. It’s a team effort with the support structure at home. We have a moral obligation to take care of the families of our veterans who are wounded and killed in combat. In scripture, James 1:27 refers to taking care of the widows and orphans. We must keep the honor of...

Nov 10, 2013 | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Oil firms’ fines seen as a drop in bucket

Issues: Energy, Environment

Last week, the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, a division of the U.S. Transportation Department, proposed that Exxon Mobil pay a total of $2,659,200 in fines for nine “probable” violations of safety regulations as a result of the March 29 rupture of the Pegasus pipeline in Mayflower... U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., whose 2nd District includes Mayflower and the Lake Maumelle watershed through which the Pegasus line runs, said in an email that he was “carefully considering every available option - including increased fines - when it comes to holding Exxon Mobil...

Nov 10, 2013 | Talk Business

Cong. Griffin On Health Care, Pipelines And GOP Primaries

Cong. Tim Griffin (R) said he’s confident that the Second District seat he’s choosing to leave will remain in Republican hands. Appearing on KARK’s Capitol View, Griffin said there are three good GOP candidates, but he’s not ready to show support for one candidate over another. “I’m going to stay out of it for now. I’ll make up my mind on whether I change that position later on. If it becomes readily apparent to me who has the best chance to keep the seat, then I may go public on that later,” said Griffin, who announced last month that he would not seek re-election to a third term.

Nov 5, 2013 | National Journal

Tim Griffin on Why He's Hitting 'Pause' on His Congressional Career

In answer to the question, “When is it time to retire from Congress?” Rep. Tim Griffin says, “When you’ve missed all of your son’s birthdays.” Griffin, 45, announced he would not seek a third term in 2014 last month. In an interview with National Journal Daily, the Arkansas Republican said he and his wife, Elizabeth, reevaluated whether he should seek a third term since their children, Mary Katherine and John, were growing up—and Griffin was missing much of their formative years.

Nov 5, 2013 | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Exxon OKs more oil tests for lake

Issues: Energy, Environment

John Tynan, Central Arkansas Water’s watershed protection manager, said the agency had previously notified Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. of the problems cited by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin. Griffin, who toured the area with Tynan and a Central Arkansas Water engineering technician, said he had “observed several areas where the pipeline is exposed and potentially vulnerable to rocks and debris being pushed by fast-moving streams...It confirmed my belief that there is much work to be done to secure the pipeline - which ultimately needs to be moved.”

Oct 31, 2013 | CNN

For many, Obama's promise of health care choice does not ring true

Issues: Health

A group of senators and congressmen from Arkansas wrote to Sebelius on Monday, expressing their frustration at the lack of options in their state and calling on her to release information about her department's correspondence with state officials. "Before the law's implementation, state insurance officials claimed that there would be as many as eight carriers offering coverage in the individual market," wrote Senator John Boozman and Representatives Tom Cotton, Steve Womack, Rick Crawford and Tim Griffin. "However, a consumer logging on to the AR Health Connector...

Oct 31, 2013 | Arkansas News

Arkansas congressional staff heading to health insurance exchanges

Arkansas lawmakers have designated their employees as “official office” staff, who can no longer participate in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. Instead, they will have to get insurance through government exchanges. U.S. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., have told their staff members that no one will remain on the federal program. U.S. Reps. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, and Steve Womack, R-Rogers, have put out the same message to staff. “The Congressman and all staff will lose their current health insurance...