Griffith Announces $25,000 Federal Grant for the Mountains of Music Homecoming at the Crooked Road

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded a grant of $25,000 to support the Mountains of Music Homecoming at the Crooked Road: “Southwest Virginians are proud of our musical heritage. This NEA grant of $25,000 will support the Mountains of Music Homecoming at the Crooked Road, highlighting our rich music and culture,” said Griffith. “Th... Read more »

Griffith, Energy and Commerce Republicans Press for Answers From Opioid Manufacturers

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA), House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY) reactivated an investigation into opioid manufacturers by sending letters to Insys Therapeutics, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Purdue Pharma. Griffith issued the following statement: “Lapses across the... Read more »

Griffith Announces $286.9 Million for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Projects Reducing Flood Risk in Buchanan, Dickenson Counties

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the allocation of $235.6 million to Buchanan County and $51.3 million to Dickenson County for flood risk reduction: “This announcement of funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will lead to the completion of long-term floodproofing projects in Buchanan and Dickenson Counties. W... Read more »

Griffith Applauds Virginia House of Delegates for Keeping Proportional Representation on Committees

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Virginia House of Delegates adopted a rules package that maintained proportional seating by parties on committees: “I applaud the House of Delegates for keeping proportional seating on committees. It was the right thing to do, and it provides fair representation for the people of Virginia.” ### Read more »

Griffith Statement on Articles of Impeachment

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) indicated that she would transmit the articles of impeachment passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 18 to the U.S. Senate next week: “Like any other bill or resolution, sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate is a basic task of the Speaker. The House can take no fur... Read more »

Griffith: Is the Office of House Speaker Vacant?

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) asked about the status of H. Res. 755, the articles of impeachment passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 18, 2019, and the status of the Office of the Speaker in a series of parliamentary inquiries on the House floor today. According to Clause 8(b)(3)(C) of Rule I of the House Rules, “a vacancy in the Office of Speaker may exist by reason of the... Read more »

Griffith Opposes Democrat War Powers Resolution

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting against H. Con. Res. 83, the War Powers Resolution introduced by House Democrats: “Whether or not to wage war is a matter of the greatest significance to our country. It should fall to the people’s representatives in Congress to debate and decide, as the Constitution dictates. “Unfortunately, the War Powers Resolution i... Read more »

Griffith Statement on Phil Roe Retirement

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) announced his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives: “Phil Roe has been a great partner in the House of Representatives on the many matters of shared interest between East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. He is always ready to work together to advance our common agenda. He has also been... Read more »

Griffith Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement announcing the names of his nominees to the United States Service Academies: “Each year I have the honor to nominate a limited number of young men and women to United States Service Academies. These outstanding students represent the best of Southwest Virginia, and they deserve our thanks for their willingness to serve our country. ... Read more »

Griffith Opposes Tax Breaks for Coastal Billionaires

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting no on H.R. 5377, which would end the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s cap of $10,000 on state and local tax (SALT) deductions: “We included the SALT deduction cap in the 2017 tax reform to help offset tax cuts that helped the middle class and small businesses. Ending the SALT deduction cap primarily benefits the wealthy in ... Read more »

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