Griffin Named Subcommittee Vice Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2011

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Griffin Named Subcommittee Vice Chair
Tapped for three Foreign Affairs subcommittees

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement after being selected to serve as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, and as a member of both the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for the 112th Congress: 

“I am honored to be named Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia and to serve on these two other important subcommittees for the 112th Congress. I am looking forward to conducting vigorous oversight in my subcommittees to ensure American interests are protected and our tax dollars are spent wisely.

“I also look forward to working on international trade that will create private sector jobs for Arkansas workers and will give our products fair consideration on the world market.”

The Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia has jurisdiction over matters including political relations between the United States and countries in the region; regional security pacts, rights for U.S. military bases and facilities access; and oversight of all foreign assistance.

The Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade has jurisdiction over State Department efforts to manage international programs combating terrorism; nonproliferation of nuclear, chemical, biological and other weapons of mass destruction; and international economic and trade policy.

The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights has jurisdiction over international health issues as well as sanctions and legislation promoting human rights and democracy.

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.

Griffin’s congressional offices are located in Little Rock and Washington, D.C., and are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, except for federal holidays.  Office locations and directions are available online at www.Griffin.house.gov, by phone (501) 324-5941 or by writing the Office of Congressman Tim Griffin, 1232 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

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