Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 8.7.20

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Debating holds a storied place in the American political tradition. The Lincoln-Douglas debates between two Senate candidates in Illinois in 1858 made a household name out of a one-term congressman, putting Abraham Lincoln on the path to the presidency two years later. Americans have come to expect their presidential candidates to debate, with three different events the norm in recent elections. C... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 8.3.20

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Tags: Defense

The urge to explore new frontiers is a natural human characteristic. Governments have long recognized this fact and supported exploration in order to gain the benefits of knowledge, resources, and skills uncovered in the quest to go where no one has gone before. In the twentieth century, this quest took its most notable form in the Space Race as the United States and the Soviet Union competed, see... Read more »

Griffith Applauds FCC Decision on Using Satellites to Expand Broadband

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Tags: Economy

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week approved “Project Kuiper,” a plan by Amazon to deploy a network of low-Earth orbit satellites to provide high-speed broadband service. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “The need for Internet connectivity is clear – for education, for business, and for quality of life. Connecting more rural and remote communitie... Read more »

Ninth District Traveling Staff Office Hours for August

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Congressman Griffith’s Ninth District STAFF will be available at the following locations during the month of August. Traveling office hours follow the status of local government offices, which vary across the 22 counties and nine independent cities of the Ninth District. As local governments offices reopen, office hours will be resumed. Please contact the Christiansburg Office at 540-381-5671 or t... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 7.27.20

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National defense ranks among the highest priorities of the Federal Government. If you recall the words of the Constitution’s preamble, you will know that providing for the common defense is identified as one of the document’s purposes. When considering this subject, it is important that decisions be based on our long-term national interests, the resources we possess, and a clear assessment of the ... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 7.20.20

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More Coronavirus Resources for Nursing Homes As a novel coronavirus, many characteristics of COVID-19 have taken time and research to uncover. One aspect of it has been clear from the beginning, however: it poses the most danger to the elderly and people with underlying health conditions. Nursing home residents are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus as a result. They are most likely to be in... Read more »

Virginia’s Ninth District Receives $658,300 in Federal Support for Public Services

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced $658,300 for public services in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Rural areas such as ours often face challenges in funding public services. USDA has announced $658,300 in loans and grants for communities... Read more »

Griffith Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today was informed that he tested positive for COVID-19. Upon developing possible symptoms, he took the test and has since been self-isolating. Although he does not currently have significant symptoms, he will continue to self-isolate as he performs his duties on behalf of Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District. ### Read more »

Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $500,000 for Town of Pulaski Sewer Improvements

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Tags: Economy

The Appalachian Regional Commission today awarded $500,000 to the Town of Pulaski for sewer improvements. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Water treatment is essential infrastructure, important for economic growth and the quality of life. The Appalachian Regional Commission’s award of $500,000 to Pulaski for the upgrade of its wastewater treatment facility will a... Read more »

Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $100,000 to United Way of Southwest Virginia for COVID-19 Relief Fund

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The Appalachian Regional Commission today awarded $100,000 to the United Way of Southwest Virginia for its COVID-19 Relief Fund. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “At a time when need is greater but donations are down, the resources of charitable organizations are stretched thin. The Appalachian Regional Commission’s $100,000 award to the United Way of Southwest Vi... Read more »

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