Griffin says goodbye to U.S. House, hello to Arkansas Capitol

Before closing out his final day as a member of Congress, Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) addressed his constituents in a statement Friday, thanking them for the opportunity to serve and highlighting a number of his accomplishments.

“It has been an honor to serve the great people of Arkansas’ Second Congressional District as your member of Congress for four years,” Griffin said. “I am sincerely grateful for the opportunity to represent each and every one of you. Listening to the views and concerns of Arkansans in order to best represent you has always been my main focus, and I thank all of the hard-working individuals and families I heard from to help me accomplish that goal.”

Griffin, who originally was elected in November 2010, just completed his second term. He will be sworn in as Arkansas’  lieutenant governor later this month.

“In 2011, I went to Washington to cut out-of-control spending, limit excessive and overly burdensome regulations, work toward comprehensive tax reform, and repeal and replace Obamacare,” he added. “In Congress, I worked with my House Republican colleagues to stop President Obama’s harmful policies and communicate an alternative vision of common sense, conservative values, and growth and opportunity for all. While there is still much work to be done, House Republicans were able to advocate for ideas and policies that will get our nation’s fiscal house in order and help grow jobs in Arkansas and across our country.”

“To my friends and neighbors who call Arkansas’ Second Congressional District home, I am humbled to have had the opportunity to represent you in Congress, and I thank you for this honor,” Griffin said. “May God continue to bless Arkansas and the United States of America.”