USDA Rural Development Approves $538,000 in Funding for Scott County

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a loan of $269,000 and a grant of $269,000, a total of $538,000 in funding, to the Scott County Public Service Authority for providing public sewer service to the Daniel Boone community. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Inadequate water sanitation systems in the Daniel Boone community pose a hea... Read more »

USDA Rural Development Approves $404,000 Loan for Clifton Forge Dam

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a loan of $404,000 to the town of Clifton Forge to improve the town’s dam. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Repairing the dam at Clifton Forge is an important safety measure for the people of the region. USDA Rural Development’s support for this vital infrastructure project will guarantee the da... Read more »

USDA Rural Development Approves $3,853,000 in Funding for Big Stone Gap

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a loan of $1,762,000 and a grant of $2,091,000, a total of $3,853,000 in funding, to the town of Big Stone Gap for improving the town’s water distribution system. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Upgrading the water infrastructure in Big Stone Gap will benefit the health and quality of life of t... Read more »

Griffith Supports Lawsuit to Halt Unconstitutional Proxy Voting Scheme in House of Representatives

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding the planned lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to prevent the U.S. House of Representatives from implementing an unconstitutional proxy voting plan: “The proxy voting plan passed by House Democrats allows members not physically present to cast votes, clearly disregarding the Constitution’s requirement of a q... Read more »

$1,072,356 Awarded to Black Lung Clinic Program in Jonesville

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1,072,356 in funding for the Black Lung Clinic Program at St. Charles Health Council in Jonesville: “Black lung clinics help coal miners and their loved ones face this terrible affliction. I am glad to have worked to increase funding for black lung clinics during my tim... Read more »

Griffith Backs Legislation to Encourage American Manufacturing and Technological Leadership

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The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for the United States to secure critical supply chains and promote domestic manufacturing and technology. As part of a legislative agenda to reassert American leadership in these areas and reduce dependence on competitors such as China, Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today introduced the Advancing Quantum Computing Act and joined as an original... Read more »

Griffith Statement on House Democrat Proxy Voting Proposal

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement in opposition to the proposed rule change by the House Democrat majority to permit proxy voting on the floor of the House: “The House majority has proposed a change in the rules that defies the Constitution and undermines the House of Representatives as a legislative body. “The Constitution requires a majority of the House to conduc... Read more »

Griffith Opposes Speaker Pelosi’s $3 Trillion Wish List

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement opposing H.R. 6800, the House Democrat bill to be voted on in the House of Representatives Friday evening: “I’m voting against H.R. 6800, Speaker Pelosi’s $3 trillion, 1,815 page long liberal wish list. Her bill outrageously attempts to use the present crisis to radically transform America. “Among other preposterous provisions, H.R.... Read more »

Griffith Leads Bipartisan Effort to Preserve Paper Options for Retirement Documents

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Tags: Seniors

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) led a bipartisan letter signed by 47 Members of Congress in support of preserving paper options for retirement documents. The letter, sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the White House Office of Management and Budget, urged the rejection of the U.S. Department of Labor’s draft rule “Default Electronic Delivery by Employee Pension Benefit ... Read more »

$3.75 Million Awarded to Appalachian Community Capital

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Tags: Economy

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $3.75 million to Appalachian Community Capital of Christiansburg for the COVID-19 Emergency Response for Small to Medium Enterprises. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Community development lenders help get local projects off the ground, but they have come under stress during the coronavirus outbreak. ARC’s award o... Read more »

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