Griffith Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement announcing the names of those receiving congressional nominations from his office to the United States Service Academies: “Serving our country is a high calling, and it is an honor for me as a Congressman to nominate a number of young men and women who want to make that commitment to the United States Service Academies. They have ea...

Griffith to Host Academy Day in Wytheville

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) will be hosting his 2019 Service Academy Day on Saturday, April 6, 2019. 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 Ca...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 11.23.18

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Southwest Virginia is open for business. That’s the message I heard in November, as several companies announced expansions or new operations around the Ninth District. In Montgomery County, the tech company 1901 Group, founded by a Virginia Tech alumnus, plans to add 580 jobs at its Blacksburg operations center over the next three years. The company provides cloud-based information technology (IT)...

Griffith Applauds $133,665 Grant to Roanoke County Public Schools for Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice announced a $133,665 grant to Roanoke County Public Schools as part of the STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program: “Children should be safe as they learn and grow at school. I was proud to support the STOP School Violence Act, which provides federal support for this go...

Griffith Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Support Career and Technical Education

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act: “Educational programs should provide students with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce. Career and technical education programs provide a vital way to prepare prospective employees for jobs. The Strengthen...

Griffith Applauds USDA Rural Development Loan for Galax Elementary School Renovations

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced a $17,100,000 loan to renovate the elementary school in Galax: “These funds will go a long way toward improving the elementary school facilities in Galax. Mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems will be updated, windows will be upgraded to be more...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.7.18

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Tags: Education

School safety has been on the minds of many recently. As I’ve traveled the Ninth District, constituents have frequently approached me to discuss this topic. For our communities, schools are at the center of their life. Therefore, I believe the most important decisions regarding them should be made by the community. It would be neither appropriate nor helpful for the Federal Government to impose on...

Griffith Statement on STOP School Violence Act

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4909, the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act: “Schools should be safe havens for students as they learn and grow. This legislation would authorize funding efforts to prevent violence and improve security at schools across the country. It would provide grants so t...

Griffith Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today announcing those receiving congressional nominations from his office to the United States Service Academies: “One of my highest honors and privileges as a Congressman is to nominate a limited number of deserving young men and women to United States Service Academies. I am proud to recommend each of these students, and I commen...

Griffith Announces Congressional App Challenge Judges, Extended Deadline

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Tags: Education

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today announced that Dr. Abrar Qureshi, Neil Evans, David Walker, and Dr. Doug Edmonds will serve as the Ninth District judges for the Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge is an opportunity for high school students to display their talents, engage their creativity, and encourage their participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering...

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