Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 10.16.20

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The process of advice and consent for a new Supreme Court Justice is currently under way in the United States Senate. While I play no part in this constitutional process as a U.S. Representative, I am impressed by the legal ability of President Trump’s nominee to the seat, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Senate Democrats, however, have chosen to wage a pre-emptive war on Judge Barrett. They are either tr... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $1,494,000 Award to the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium Board to Address Substance Abuse

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $1,494,000 to the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium Board for the Pathways to a Strong and Healthy Region project addressing substance abuse in the workforce. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Substance abuse can throw a person’s life off track, including affecting his or her abilit... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $793,500 Award to the Health Wagon for Substance Use Treatment Services

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $793,500 to the Health Wagon for the Southwest Virginia Medication-Assisted Treatment Services project. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Substance abuse is tragically too common in our region. Countering it requires access to treatment and health services. The Health Wagon has been a critical health resource... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 10.5.20

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Since COVID-19 first developed, we have learned a lot about the virus. Although far from unlocking all its secrets, scientists now know much more about its symptoms and transmission, as well as how to treat it. By contrast, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) does not appear to have learned much over the past few months. That is the unfortunate lesson to be drawn from her decision to put a bi... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 9.14.20

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The coronavirus pandemic has consumed the attention of the country, but health care challenges that existed before COVID-19 ever came about remain. Some of them have been aggravated by the pandemic, while others have faded from the spotlight despite not declining in seriousness. Without detracting from the serious threat posed by the coronavirus, I want to report to you action taken by the House E... Read more »

Griffith-Sponsored Bills Advance in Energy and Commerce Committee

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A House Energy and Commerce Committee markup today advanced several bills introduced or cosponsored by Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA). Griffith introduced H.R. 4812, the Ensuring Compliance Against Drug Diversion Act, to limit the transfer of registrations to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled substances: “The abuse of legal manufacturing and sales of opioids heavily contributed t... Read more »

Griffith Introduces Bill to Permit Hemp and Hemp-Derived Products as Ingredients in Dietary Supplements

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after introducing with Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR) the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020: “Hemp was historically an important crop for Virginia farmers, and dietary supplements made from it do not possess dangerous addictive qualities. Nevertheless, the current state of regulatio... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $200,000 to Free Clinic of the New River Valley for Opioid Response

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $200,000 Rural Communities Opioid Response (Planning) grant to the Free Clinic of the New River Valley. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “The opioid crisis struck rural areas hard, and Southwest Virginia has been no exception. The HHS award of $200,000 to the Free Clinic of the New River Valley w... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $125,000 Grant to Substance Abuse Taskforce in Rural Appalachia in Tazewell

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced a $125,000 Drug-Free Communities grant to the Substance Abuse Taskforce in Rural Appalachia (SATIRA) in Tazewell. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Substance abuse has inflicted tremendous devastation on our families, friends, and neighborhoods. Stopping it must begin in our communities. SATIRA t... Read more »

Rose, McKinley, Griffith, Brindisi, Riggleman, Cisneros, & Upton Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Support Healthcare Professionals’ Mental Health Amid COVID-19

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Congressmen Max Rose (NY-11), David McKinley (WV-01), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), Denver Riggleman (VA-05), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), and Fred Upton (MI-06) introduced the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, bipartisan legislation that aims to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among healthcare professionals. Healthc... Read more »

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