Griffith Introduces Bill to Consider Inclusion of Granny Pods Under Medicare and Medicaid

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after today introducing the Granny Pods Study Act of 2020: “For some families, ‘granny pods’ are an appropriate and safe choice as they care for loved ones with long-term mental and physical impairments. My bill would require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to study the possibility of reimbursing for expenses related ... Read more »

Griffith Introduces Resolution Encouraging Local Decisions on School Reopening

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after introducing a resolution, H.Res. 1026, urging that decisions on reopening schools be made at the local level: “In Virginia, we recognize that conditions can vary greatly between one region or another. Last week in the Energy and Commerce Committee, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Redfield, two of our country’s leading public health official... Read more »

Griffith Calls for Aid to Free and Charitable Clinics in Coronavirus Relief

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) this week sent a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex M. Azar II urging HHS to include free and charitable clinics in coronavirus relief. Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District is served by several of these clinics, including the Health Wagon. “Now, as HHS determines how best to utilize the dollars remaining in the P... Read more »

U.S. Department of Commerce Awards GENEDGE ALLIANCE of Martinsville $876,000 to Support Manufacturing

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The U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded $876,000 to GENEDGE ALLIANCE of Martinsville to support Virginia-based U.S. small- and medium-sized manufacturers, including rural manufacturers, respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of... Read more »

$1,072,356 Awarded to Black Lung Clinic Program in Jonesville

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1,072,356 in funding for the Black Lung Clinic Program at St. Charles Health Council in Jonesville: “Black lung clinics help coal miners and their loved ones face this terrible affliction. I am glad to have worked to increase funding for black lung clinics during my tim... Read more »

Griffith Backs Legislation to Encourage American Manufacturing and Technological Leadership

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The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for the United States to secure critical supply chains and promote domestic manufacturing and technology. As part of a legislative agenda to reassert American leadership in these areas and reduce dependence on competitors such as China, Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today introduced the Advancing Quantum Computing Act and joined as an original... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 5.17.20

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During the coronavirus outbreak, we have witnessed the heroic work of health care professionals. Doctors and nurses have been on the front lines, treating patients and attending to their health care needs under the trying circumstances of a pandemic. May 17 through 23 of this year is Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, and the contributions of EMS personnel have been vital as well. As the first... Read more »

Griffith Opposes Speaker Pelosi’s $3 Trillion Wish List

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement opposing H.R. 6800, the House Democrat bill to be voted on in the House of Representatives Friday evening: “I’m voting against H.R. 6800, Speaker Pelosi’s $3 trillion, 1,815 page long liberal wish list. Her bill outrageously attempts to use the present crisis to radically transform America. “Among other preposterous provisions, H.R.... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 5.11.20

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Don’t Redefine “Flattening the Curve” I recently spent a day with the New River Public Health Task Force, meeting with its members and touring facilities. The task force has guided the New River region’s response to the coronavirus, and I appreciated the opportunity to learn more firsthand about their important work. Virginia as a whole, unfortunately, has lagged in testing for coronavirus relativ... Read more »

$1,603,213 for Coronavirus Testing Awarded to Ninth District Community Health Centers

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,603,213 to Community Health Centers in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District to expand coronavirus testing. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “More coronavirus testing will advance public health and help the safe reopening of our economy. The award of $1,603,213 from HHS to Ninth District Commu... Read more »

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