$640,972 in Grants Awarded to Local Governments in Ninth District

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $640,972 in funding to four jurisdictions in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District through the Community Development Block Grant program. This funding was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “The CARES Act directed sup... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 3.30.20

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The CARES Act The United States has faced war, economic hardship, and disease before. But the coronavirus has inflicted a unique and unprecedented crisis on our country. To slow the spread and bring the coronavirus under control, extraordinary measures were adopted nationally and among the states. In Virginia, gatherings of over ten people have been banned, non-essential businesses have been order... Read more »

Griffith Statement on Coronavirus Legislation

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement in support of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third legislative package responding to the coronavirus outbreak: “Our country faces an extraordinary crisis with far-reaching impacts on American life. This situation calls for urgency and a broad-based response. “I have read the complete text of the ... Read more »

Ninth District Community Health Centers Receive $418,976 to Fight Coronavirus

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $418,976 to seven community health centers located in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District. The funding may be used for screening and testing, acquiring medical supplies, and boosting telehealth capacity. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Community health centers provide care to many in Southwest Virg... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 3.23.20

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Few, if any, events in our lifetimes have had such a widespread impact as the coronavirus outbreak. It is a health concern, but if you are sitting at home reading this when you would otherwise be at work, going out to eat, attending a community event, or participating in any other activity that has been cancelled, you understand just how much our lives and livelihoods have been disrupted. Since mo... Read more »

Griffith: Give Blood and Save Lives

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The coronavirus outbreak has led to widespread cancellations of blood drives and a drop in blood donations. As a result, the American Red Cross has said the nation faces “severe blood shortages.” Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “During the coronavirus outbreak, donating blood is a vital way to help our fellow citizens. If you are healthy and qualified, please con... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 3.13.20

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The topic of this column will be the coronavirus. This topic has previously been discussed here before, and because of the rapidly changing situation, the information I present may not be completely up to date when you read it. Nevertheless, these are important facts to know about this significant public health challenge. The coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, and has since been classified by... Read more »

USDA Approves Flexibilities to Virginia School Meal Service in Response to Coronavirus

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Virginia’s request to add flexibilities to school meal service during school closures in response to the coronavirus: “I appreciate USDA granting Virginia schools flexibility with school meal service. This will allow students who rely on school lunches to continue doing so whi... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 3.9.20

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Coronavirus The coronavirus outbreak has escalated in the United States, with 559 confirmed cases at the time of this writing. As a member of the Subcommittee on Health of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, I have been receiving regular briefings on the topic from the public officials and medical professionals responding to the outbreak. On March 4, the House passed a $7.8 billion supplement... Read more »

Griffith Opposes Combining Coronavirus Funding, FISA Reauthorization in One Legislative Package

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after he joined 37 Members of Congress in a letter to the House majority leadership opposing a legislative package combining funding for the coronavirus and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) reauthorization: “I signed this letter because I strongly feel that the separate issues of fighting the coronavirus and reauthorizin... Read more »

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