FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kenneth Ryan James, (501) 766-2079
Griffin: Ban 'first-step' toward changing culture in Washington
LITTLE ROCK – Congressman-elect Tim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement after the House Republican Conference unanimously adopted a ban on earmarks for the 112th Congress:
“This is just the first step in changing the culture of Washington to one where the American taxpayer is respected. While some worthwhile projects have been funded through earmarks, earmarks have contributed to wasteful spending and the corruption of our system. I am proud we have taken this crucial step toward earning the confidence and trust of the American people.”
About Congressman-Elect Tim Griffin
Congressman-Elect Tim Griffin was elected to represent Arkansas's Second Congressional District on November 2, 2010. Previously, he was the principal in the Griffin Law Firm, PLLC and in Griffin Public Affairs, LLC, both based in Little Rock. He 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. He is a 5th generation Arkansan and lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.
For more information, please visit www.TimGriffinforCongress.com, stop by our Little Rock headquarters at 2300 Cottondale, Suite 230, or call (501) 353-0899. Griffin supporters can also follow on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/GriffinCongress and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TimGriffinforCongress.