Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 6.25.21

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Google, EcoHealth Alliance, and the Wuhan Institute of Virology As the investigation into COVID-19’s origins continues, attention has fallen on the role of EcoHealth Alliance. This nonprofit organization has received federal grant dollars from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and it in turn funded research on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Republican leaders on the E...

$1,071,717 Awarded to Black Lung Clinic Program

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a $1,071,717 grant to St. Charles Health Council of Jonesville for the Black Lung Clinic Program: “Black lung is an immense burden to coal miners and the families of those who suffer from it. That’s why I worked to expand federal funding for black lung clinics. The...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 6.7.21

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The origins of the COVID-19 pandemic remain shrouded in mystery, but uncovering what we can is essential to preventing future pandemics. Two theories now dominate speculation about the development of the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019. The first is that it passed from an animal to humans naturally, possibly through a creature sold in one of the city’s wet markets. The other is th...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 5.7.21

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Prescription drug prices burden the budgets of many. It is a problem that demands the attention of health care policymakers, but it must be solved correctly. Unfortunately, House Democrats are charging ahead with a bill that is unconstitutional and would create many more problems than it solves. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partisan drug pricing plan is H.R. 3. It was previously passed by the Hous...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 5.3.21

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One of Congress’ primary duties is oversight of the executive branch. President Biden recently marked his first 100 days in office. This column will highlight the parts of his record during that time that demand accountability. The southern border is a place that desperately needs oversight. Since assuming office, President Biden and his team have created a crisis while largely ignoring it, flip-f...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 4.26.21

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) one-shot COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on February 27. Over 7.5 million doses of the vaccine were subsequently given. On April 13, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a pause in administering J&J’s vaccine due to six reports at that time of a rare...

Tri-Area Community Health Awarded $2,393,926

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today awarded $2,393,926 to Tri-Area Community Health, based in Laurel Fork. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Community health centers provide vital medical services to many in Virginia’s Ninth District. The more than $2 million in funding announced today for Tri-Area Community Health will help its staff cont...

Ninth District Community Health Centers Awarded More Than $6 Million

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today awarded $4,663,688 to St. Charles Health Council, based in Jonesville, and $1,357,198 to Clinch River Health Services, based in Dungannon, for a total of $6,020,886 in funding. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Community health centers provide vital medical services to many in Virginia’s Ninth District. ...

Griffith Bill to Prevent Opioid Abuse Passes House

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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1899, the Ensuring Compliance Against Drug Diversion Act, introduced by Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA). Griffith issued the following statement: “Registrations to manufacture, distribute, or dispense opioids are not commodities to be bought or sold, but must be earned. The opioid crisis grew in part due to their abuse. My bill, the Ensuring C...

Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $498,961 to Piedmont Regional Community Services Board for Substance Abuse Recovery Programs

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $498,961 to the Piedmont Regional Community Services Board, based in Martinsville, to develop a substance abuse recovery ecosystem and remove barriers to obtaining employment for those recovering from substance abuse. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Substance abuse can throw a person’s life off track, but t...

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