Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.23.24

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Soon it will be March and for many people, that means looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, the holiday honoring the patron saint of Ireland. However, a lesser-known holiday, St. David’s Day, celebrating the patron saint of Wales, is celebrated on March 1st. St. David was born circa 500 AD in Ceredigion, Wales, into an aristocratic Welsh family. He became a…

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $3,414,043 to People Incorporated of Virginia

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a grant of $3,414,043 to People Incorporated of Virginia, based in Abingdon, for Head Start projects. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “HHS’ award of $3,414,043 to People Incorporated of Virginia will help continue to provide children in Abingdon and surrounding areas with access to…

Griffith Applauds $406,830 HHS Grant For Virginia Tech

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded $406,830 to Virginia Tech for research related to neurological disorders. “I am pleased that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded this $406,830 grant to Virginia Tech,” said…

Griffith Announces $13,603,000 to Wythe County for Improvements to Water and Waste Disposal

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded Wythe County, Virginia, a $2,737,000 grant, along with approving a $10,866,000 low-interest loan, for improvements to water and waste disposal in the county. “Water service plays a critical role in promoting public health and increasing quality…

Griffith Announces $149,600 For Strategic Economic Planning in Floyd County

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The Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has awarded $149,600 to the Economic Development Authority of Floyd County, Virginia. This money will be used to develop and implement a strategic plan for economic resilience in the aftermath of natural disasters in the region over the past few years. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “I am…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.16.24

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Recently, the House Administration Committee, of which I am a member, held a hearing on the use of private funding in our elections. Specifically, we discussed the use of “Zuckerbucks” (the name commonly used for non-government money spent on administering elections) in the 2020 presidential election, which has been a source of concern for many. As the country prepared for the 2020…

Griffith Announces $700,000 to Patrick County For Broadband Expansion Project

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U.S. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) announced today that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $700,000 to Patrick County, Virginia, for the West Piedmont Planning District Commission Universal Broadband Project. This project plans to install 101 miles of fiber, which will ensure service is available at 3,424 locations around Patrick County. “The $700,000 awarded by…

Griffith Announces $70,000 For Economic Development Planning in Mount Rogers Planning District

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U.S. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $70,000 to the Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, headquartered in Marion, Virginia, for economic development planning. “This important federal funding will assist in economic development planning that supports private capital…

Griffith Announces $140,000 For Economic Development Planning in Cumberland Plateau and Lenowisco Planning Districts

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U.S. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded two grants, each worth $70,000, for economic development planning in the Cumberland Plateau and Lenowisco Planning Districts. “These two awards, totaling $140,000, will assist in economic development planning in the Cumberland Plateau and…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.9.24

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I recently chaired a hearing in the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, in which we examined the effectiveness, and shortcomings, of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) foreign drug inspection program. Since 1955, the FDA has conducted international inspections on products regulated by the agency to ensure foreign facilities,…

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