Griffith Announces $653,317 to Virginia Tech for Medical Research

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U.S. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Virginia Tech two grants totaling $653,317 for medical research. “Virginia Tech is one of the preeminent research institutions in the country, doing critical work to advance our knowledge and capabilities in the health sector,” said Griffith. “I am pleased the…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 1.12.24

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On January 8th and 9th, I participated in a two-day Congressional transcribed interview (what normal people would call a deposition) with Dr. Anthony Fauci to learn more about his role in the COVID-19 outbreak and response. These are my key takeaways from my preparation for the deposition and the deposition itself: 1.      We need better protocols and oversight…

Griffith Announces Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems, Inc. to Receive $1,808,913

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,808,913 to Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems, Inc., headquartered in Saltville, Virginia. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Community health centers provide critical care to many in Southwest Virginia. This $1,808,913 grant awarded by HHS to Southwest Virginia Community…

Griffith Announces Tri-Area Community Health Center Awarded $100,000 in HHS Funding

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Today, Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through their Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program, has awarded $100,000 to Tri-Area Community Health Center. The Center serves residents in the counties of Carroll, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, and Patrick, as well as the City of Galax. Congressman Griffith…

USDA Rural Development Awards $5,118,100 To Expand Health Care and Telemedicine in Southwest Virginia

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a grant of $5,118,100 to help the Virginia Consortium to Advance Health Care in Appalachia make telemedicine and health care resources more accessible, by expanding regional networks that will share resources, training, and educational opportunities, for people in rural Virginia. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA)…

USDA Rural Development Awards $5,000,000 To Mount Rogers Community Services Board for Health Care Resources

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a grant of $5,000,000 to the Mount Rogers Community Services Board in order to increase capacity to provide mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse disorder treatment programs at the Mount Rogers Community Services (MRCS) Smyth County campus in Marion, Virginia. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA)…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 7.17.23

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Recently, I was in line at my local pharmacy to pick up a prescription for my son. Ahead of me in line was a woman picking up her prescription. While waiting for my turn, I overheard the conversation happening between the woman and the pharmacist. The pharmacist informed her that her prescription, which used to have a $45 copay, would now cost $240. I suspect this is because the Pharmacy…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.23.23

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On any given week here in the House of Representatives, I vote on a wide variety of legislation that affects Virginians in different ways. This past week (June 20th) was no exception. Below is a breakdown of just a portion of the bills I voted on. The CHOICE Arrangement Act The Custom Health Option and Individual Care Expense (CHOICE) Arrangements Act, which I voted in favor of,…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.19.23

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Many times, I get questions as to what an average week is like for me. In this column I thought I’d review a recent week of committee action. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission My first hearing was in the Energy Subcommittee of Energy and Commerce, to discuss recent decisions made by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) centered on the Biden Administration’s rush-to-green…

Griffith Announces $1.1 Million to St. Charles Health Council for Black Lung Clinic Program

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $1,138,200 through their Black Lung/Coal Miner Clinics Program to the St. Charles Health Council, located in Jonesville, Virginia. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Black lung is a horrible medical condition many coal miners must deal with. Today’s award of more than one million…

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