Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after the House passed his amendment to fund the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA):
“Federal agencies are too top-heavy and full of waste. My amendment removes $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary’s salary and expenses budget and appropriates it for the operational expenses of PHMSA. It ensures PHMSA has additional resources to maintain the safety of America’s pipelines with no additional cost to hardworking taxpayers.”
The House passed Griffin’s amendment by voice vote, and final passage of the Transportation Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act (H.R. 2610) could come as early as Wednesday.
About Congressman Tim Griffin
Congressman Tim Griffin was re-elected as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District on November 6, 2012. For the 113th Congress, he is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as an Assistant Whip for the majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.
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 17 years, was deployed to Iraq and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. 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, Conway and Washington, and are open from 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.