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 ...

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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Tags: Economy

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...

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...

Griffith Extends Deadline for Military Service Academy Applications

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) has extended the deadline for interested students to apply for a nomination to the U.S. Service Academies. Applications are now due to the Abingdon district office by close of business on Monday, November 15th. Learn more about the nomination process at https://morgangriffith.house.gov/constituentservices/serviceacademynominations.htm. ###

Griffith Statement on Vaccine Mandate for Medicare and Medicaid Providers

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released details of its vaccine mandate rule for facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid: “Rural health care systems already have trouble recruiting and retaining workers. The vaccine mandate rolled out today by President Biden will only add to the burdens carried by...

Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $209,590 Grant for Three River Destination Center in St. Paul

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $209,590 to the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority for the development of the Three River Destination Center in St. Paul. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Tourism and outdoor recreation are important economic drivers in the coalfields of Virginia. Today’s award of $209,590 by ARC for the Three River Destina...

Griffith Statement on the Death of Former Governor Linwood Holton

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement on the death of former Governor Linwood Holton: “The election of Linwood Holton, a native of Big Stone Gap, as the first Republican Governor of Virginia since Reconstruction was a defining moment for our Commonwealth. Fortunately, Governor Holton’s long life was defined by his decency and character. His legacy of moving Virginia to ...

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