ARC Awards $41,075 to FIRST Chesapeake Robotics to Support STEM Education in Southwest Virginia

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $41,075 to FIRST Chesapeake Robotics to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Southwest Virginia. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Quality STEM education will serve students for a lifetime and draw attention to our region from innovative businesses and employers. ARC’s award ...

Griffith, Energy and Commerce Republican Leaders Question CDC Director on Shifting School Guidance

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Subcommittee on Health Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY) wrote a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle P. Walensky expressing concern ...

Griffith and Republican Colleagues Call on President Biden to Reopen Schools

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and 65 other Members of Congress led by Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) sent a letter to President Biden calling on him to reopen schools. Griffith issued the following statement: “The science has been clear for months: children need in-person learning, and they can be taught in person safely. I urge President Biden to follow through on his pledge to get kids back...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 2.11.21

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Barbara Mandrell once sang, “I was country, when country wasn't cool.” I understood what she meant recently on a different topic: resuming in-person learning at schools. I have been calling for schools to reopen since last summer. Now, the Biden Administration indicates it is moving in that direction. Further, on February 5 Governor Northam issued a statement urging the same outcome, calling on Vi...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 1.15.21

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Closing the digital divide is a challenge for American society in the 21st century that must be met. Internet connectivity brings with it economic growth, educational opportunities, individual quality of life, and many other assets, but rural areas lag behind urban ones in access to reliable internet service. Making the American dream available to all citizens requires building out internet infras...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 8.17.20

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Coronavirus Relief The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our country and Virginia’s Ninth District. Its impacts on the health and livelihood of our citizens are still being felt. Congress has passed and President Trump has signed several relief measures. Negotiations about a new round of legislation, however, have stalled, primarily due to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) unreasonable de...

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...

Griffith to Host Academy Day on March 28 in Wytheville

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) will be hosting his 2020 Service Academy Day on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Students will have the opportunity to meet with invited officials from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, as well as representatives from the Virginia Tech Corps of C...

Griffith Announces $2,282,418 in Federal Grants for Head Start and Early Head Start

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $2,282,418 to People Incorporated of Virginia, based in Abingdon, for the Head Start and Early Head Start Program: “Early childhood well-being is important to the development of children. The $2,282,418 in grant money allocated to People Incorporated of Vir...

Griffith Announces $2,400,889 HHS Grant to Rooftop of Virginia in Galax for Head Start

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a grant of $2,400,889 to Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program of Galax for Head Start projects: “These funds from the Department of Health and Human Services are welcome news. This $2,400,889 grant will help provide educational and early development servi...

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