Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 12.3.21

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Over the past few months, I have heard clear opposition from many residents of Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District to President Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandates. I share this opposition and have expressed it before in this column. I am vaccinated, and I urge others to consider getting vaccinated themselves if they are not already, but I believe such a decision should be left to an individu...

Griffith, Warner, and Kaine Urge Increased Federal Help For Buchanan County Residents Affected By Flooding and Mudslides

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Today, Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA) asked President Joe Biden to approve an appeal that would grant federal assistance to individual residents in and around Hurley, Va. who were affected by the severe flooding, landslides, and mudslides that occurred on August 30, 2021, causing extensive damage in the area. Following the extreme rainfall ...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 11.26.21

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As winter begins, Americans this year confront a most unwelcome holiday guest: high energy prices. Just like Santa Claus, expensive energy is coming to town. Unlike Santa, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been bad or good. Your wallet will suffer just the same. You have probably noticed already how much more it costs to fill up your gas tank. According to AAA, Virginia’s average gas price is $3.25 comp...

Griffith Votes No on Reckless Reconciliation Bill

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today voted no on the Democrat reconciliation bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. He issued the following statement: “The Democrat reconciliation bill is a mess. It promises to ‘Build Back Better’ but is littered with policies that will make life more expensive and less free for the average American. That such a reckless bill is the treasured priority of W...

USDA Rural Development Awards $2,208,500 for Projects, Public Services in Southwest Virginia

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development today awarded a total of $2,208,500 in grants and loans for projects and public services in Southwest Virginia. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Rural communities often face difficulties in reliably funding or upgrading the public services they provide. Today’s award of $2,208,500 in funding from USDA Ru...

USDA Rural Development Awards $75,000 for Patrol Vehicle in Town of Glen Lyn

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development today awarded a $75,000 grant to the Town of Glen Lyn for a new patrol vehicle. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Rural communities often face difficulties in reliably funding or upgrading the public services they provide. Today’s award of $75,000 in funding from USDA Rural Development to Glen Lyn for a n...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 11.19.21

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Four hundred years ago, the Pilgrims of Massachusetts held their first Thanksgiving. Four hundred and two years ago, the first American Thanksgiving was held. What’s the distinction? Read on. Most Americans recall the story of the Pilgrims who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower in 1620 and arrived in what is now Massachusetts – although their original destination was Virginia. After a difficult...

City of Radford Receives $375,000 Federal Grant to Hire Three Law Enforcement Officers

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The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $375,000 to the City of Radford for the hiring of three law enforcement officers through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Our law enforcement officers keep the peace and prevent crime. Today’s award of $375,000 to the City of Radford to hire three additional...

Griffith Honors Officer Michael Chandler in Congressional Record

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) honored Officer Michael Chandler of the Big Stone Gap Police Department in the Congressional Record published on Monday, November 15. His tribute can be read below or by clicking the following image: Madam Speaker, the Commonwealth of Virginia mourns the loss of Officer Michael Chandler of the Big Stone Gap Police Department. Officer Chandler was killed in the li...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 11.12.21

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Infrastructure is a topic with which most people are familiar. It’s something that impacts them; they regularly travel on a road which could use fixing or see a need for a new road to make their travels easier. The need for action is apparent, but the specifics of that action are less so. This fact will be important to remember as President Biden and congressional Democrats tout recently passed in...

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