It’s up to each member, and the voters, to decide what an appropriate length of service is, Griffin writes.
For now, I’m enjoying retracing my old steps through America’s historical sites with my children, hopefully fostering in them the same love for our country and its founding principles that my parents developed in me. From the smiles I saw on my children’s faces in Williamsburg, Va., as we left Chowning’s Tavern and watched the firing of the cannon at the Magazine, we’re off to a great start.
Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., is retiring. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and is currently serving in his 17th year as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.