Griffith Demands Investigation by House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Into Social Media Censorship

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement calling for an investigation of social media censorship following the suppression of the House Judiciary Committee Republican Twitter account: “The suppression of an official House of Representatives social media account for sharing a news story constitutes an alarming and shocking act of censorship. Millions of Americans use social... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $1,500,000 Award to Henry County for Site Improvements at Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre

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Tags: Economy

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $1,500,000 to Henry County for natural gas service to the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “The Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre is an important part of Henry County’s economic development strategy. ARC’s grant of $1.5 million to connect the site to natural gas serv... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $1,494,000 Award to the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium Board to Address Substance Abuse

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $1,494,000 to the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium Board for the Pathways to a Strong and Healthy Region project addressing substance abuse in the workforce. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Substance abuse can throw a person’s life off track, including affecting his or her abilit... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $793,500 Award to the Health Wagon for Substance Use Treatment Services

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $793,500 to the Health Wagon for the Southwest Virginia Medication-Assisted Treatment Services project. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Substance abuse is tragically too common in our region. Countering it requires access to treatment and health services. The Health Wagon has been a critical health resource... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $50,000 Award to LENOWISCO for Broadband Study

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $50,000 to the LENOWISCO Planning District for the Tri-State Broadband Infrastructure Feasibility Study. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Lack of access to broadband can inhibit economic opportunity and job creation. ARC’s award of $50,000 to LENOWISCO will contribute to closing the digital divide.” Backgrou... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $32,940 Award to the New River Valley Regional Commission for New River Water Trail Expansion

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $32,940 to the New River Valley Regional Commission for the New River Water Trail Expansion project. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Our region’s natural scenery draws visitors while offering recreation to residents, supporting economic growth. ARC’s award of $32,940 will advance the work of the New River W... Read more »

Griffith Statement on H. Res. 1153

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today after voting against H. Res. 1153: “I am disturbed by reports of forced medical procedures taking place on detainees in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These allegations warrant investigation and condemnation if found to be true. No one should be subjected to an unwanted medical procedure. “The resolution o... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $2,297,356 in Federal Grants for Ninth District Workforce Training

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The U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded a total of $2,297,356 to recipients based in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District through the Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (WORC) program. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Workforce development paves the way for economic opportunity. The more than ... Read more »

Griffith-Cosponsored Bill to Promote American Technology Passes House

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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the American COMPETE Act, a bill to promote American technological leadership in cutting-edge fields including quantum computing and unmanned vehicles. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) is a cosponsor of the bill. He issued the following statement: “America must maintain its primacy in developing technologies to solve the challenges of the 21st centu... Read more »

Griffith Applauds USDA Rural Development Award of $6,291,000 to Saltville for Water Infrastructure

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development today awarded a loan of $3,264,000 and a grant of $3,027,000 to the Town of Saltville for water infrastructure. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Water infrastructure is important to the health, quality of life, and economic potential of a community. Today’s award by USDA Rural Development of $6,291,000 to Sa... Read more »

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