Griffin Votes to Reduce Federal Spending

January 25, 2011

Kenneth Ryan James, (202) 225-2506

Griffin Votes to Reduce Federal Spending
Resolution starts process to reduce spending to pre-stimulus levels or less

WASHINGTON –Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement after voting for H. Res. 38, a resolution reducing non-security spending to fiscal year 2008 levels or less:

“Arkansans spoke loud and clear in November: they want our country to stop borrowing, spending and increasing our debt. Today’s vote starts the process to reduce spending to pre-stimulus levels – and beyond – and is a critical step toward getting our fiscal house in order. We have an obligation to our children and to future generations of Americans to reduce the deficit and pay down our national debt now.”

H. Res. 38 passed by a vote of 256-165. The resolution earned unanimous bipartisan support of the Arkansas House delegation.

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, by phone (501) 324-5941 or by writing the Office of Congressman Tim Griffin, 1232 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515