Griffith Applauds FCC Decision on Using Satellites to Expand Broadband

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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 »

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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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 »

Griffith Introduces Bill to Consider Inclusion of Granny Pods Under Medicare and Medicaid

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after today introducing the Granny Pods Study Act of 2020: “For some families, ‘granny pods’ are an appropriate and safe choice as they care for loved ones with long-term mental and physical impairments. My bill would require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to study the possibility of reimbursing for expenses related ... Read more »

Griffith Introduces Resolution Encouraging Local Decisions on School Reopening

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after introducing a resolution, H.Res. 1026, urging that decisions on reopening schools be made at the local level: “In Virginia, we recognize that conditions can vary greatly between one region or another. Last week in the Energy and Commerce Committee, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Redfield, two of our country’s leading public health official... Read more »

Griffith Introduces Bill to Streamline Broadband Deployment

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today introduced the Barriers and Regulatory Obstacles Avoids Deployment of Broadband Access and Needs Deregulatory (BROADBAND) Leadership Act: “Bridging the digital divide requires the deployment of more broadband infrastructure. The bill I introduced today, the BROADBAND Leadership Act, will facilitate this goal by removing regulatory obstacles and requiring mo... Read more »

Federal Transit Administration Awards $6,122,038 to Town of Blacksburg

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The Federal Transit Administration has awarded the Town of Blacksburg $6,122,038. Funding was provided through the CARES Act and will support response and recovery from the coronavirus outbreak. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “The CARES Act included funding for state and local governments to assist their response to the coronavirus. The award of $6,122,038 in fu... Read more »

Griffith Statement on President Trump’s Policing Executive Order

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order on safe policing: “President Trump’s executive order on policing takes the right approach. It will encourage transparency, best practices, and accountability. “I look forward to working with the Trump Administration and my colleagues in Congress on further reforms. We must instill conf... Read more »

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