Griffith: Reconciliation Bill Will Make Cost of Living Crisis Worse

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting against the Democrat reconciliation bill: “Under the misleading and inaccurate title of the ‘Inflation Reduction Act,’ Democrats put together a wrongheaded wish list that will raise taxes, unleash the IRS, implement the Green New Deal, and impose cure-killing price controls in medicine. “This bill will not help American...

USDA Rural Development Awards $335,000 for Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development today awarded a grant of $335,000 to Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Health care can be a challenge for both patients and providers in rural areas. USDA Rural Development’s award of $335,000 to Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital will help improve care in our regio...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 8.8.22

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Like a horror movie monster seemingly finished off at the end returning for a sequel, the Democrat tax-and-spend reconciliation bill that once appeared dead has returned in the summer of 2022. Originally dubbed “Build Back Better,” this monster bill now goes by the “Inflation Reduction Act.” The text, however, shows that it does no such thing. Instead, it seeks to implement provisions of the Green...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 7.22.22

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Policy on marijuana, hemp, cannabidiol, and related substances in the United States has become a tangled thicket. Whatever your views on the use of these substances, there can be no doubt of the confusion caused by contradictory federal policies and differing state laws. I have sought to bring some order to this situation through legislation I have introduced or cosponsored with members of both pa...

HHS Awards $1,140,488 to St. Charles Health Council for Black Lung Clinic Program

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,140,488 to the St. Charles Health Council for the Black Lung Clinic Program. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Black lung is a terrible condition many coal miners have to face. Today’s award of more than one million dollars to the St. Charles Health Council for black lung program services will h...

Griffith Votes for Mental Health Legislation

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after he voted in favor of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives: “The mental health of our citizens deserves our urgent attention, especially after the incredible strain imposed across society by the pandemic. While not perfect, this bipartisan legislation au...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.10.22

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Our health care system delivers what once seemed like miraculous outcomes every day. Its drawbacks, however, are well known. High costs, bureaucracy, and limited choices diminish the cures and treatments patients receive. These problems are deeply felt in rural areas in particular. Reforming health care requires lowering costs and streamlining the process of obtaining care without taking away its ...

Griffith Cosponsors Bill to Help Prevent Future Baby Formula Shortages

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) is an original cosponsor of the More Options for Infants and Parents Act, a bill to help prevent future baby formula shortages and address the immediate crisis families are facing. The bill was introduced by Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. “The infant formula shortage has created anxiety and d...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.20.22

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In times of crisis, Americans look to the president of the United States for leadership. If we do so now, however, we would only see a president and administration who have been neglectful of solving the real problems facing our country or actively made them worse. No president has governed over a more severe crisis at the southern border. April 2022 saw the most illegal crossings in one month on ...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.13.22

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Supply chain disruptions in recent months have led to shortages of many products we once typically purchased with ease. The present widespread shortage of baby formula, however, presents a disturbing new indicator of the economy’s disorder. According to Datasembly, 43 percent of major baby food brands were out of stock for the week ending on May 8. In some states, the percentage was even higher. A...

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