Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.25.18

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Farm Bill Farming is essential to our way of life. Of course, we all rely on farmers to get food to our tables. Our economy also depends on agriculture, Virginia’s largest private industry and an important part of the Ninth District. We count on farmers, and farmers need stable, consistent policies from Washington. That’s why the farm bill recently passed by the House of Representatives is so impo...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 1.15.18

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MLK “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” – Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963 I agree with the sentiment of Mr. Joe Sheffey, former chairman of the Pulaksi County Board of Supervisors, in part of his remarks on Martin Luther King given to branches of the NA...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 10.31.16

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Foundations of Farming and Forestry Recently, I highlighted ways nations build wealth – make it, mine it, or grow it. This week, I highlight the third way to build wealth. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) lists agriculture as our Commonwealth’s largest private industry. The economic impact of agriculture and forestry is $70 billion a year and provides 415,000 jo...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 8.8.16

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Ninth District Agriculture and a Better Way to do Tax Reform Last week, among other visits to businesses and organizations in Virginia’s Ninth District, I had the opportunity to visit Hillwinds Farm, a local cow/calf operation in Dublin. Not only are agriculture and forestry an integral part of our region’s economy and heritage, but agriculture is the largest industry in the Ninth Congressional Di...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 12.21.15

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Must Do More to Rein In Spending and Overreach Last week, Congress passed comprehensive “omnibus” spending legislation that will fund the government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2016. Meaning “for everything,” omnibus legislation is a vehicle for combining appropriations funding bills with other items commonly known as “riders,” which make the underlying legislation more palatable. Because omn...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 8.31.15

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Grieving Like you, I am heartbroken by the tragic incident in Franklin County on August 26 during which WDBJ7 journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward were killed and Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was injured. Both Alison and Adam grew up in our area, with Alison graduating from high school in Martinsville and Adam from high school in Salem. They will ...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.1.15

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It’s About the Constitution The Constitution – Still Relevant The Senate debate on collecting all our phone data has been interesting. Hopefully the American people have a better understanding of their rights and of the importance of the Congressional power to check the Executive branch. Government Control of Water – An Update On May 27, the Obama Administration announced it had finalized its Clea...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 4.20.15

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Death, Taxes, and Bureaucratic Overreach Using a phrase attributed to Benjamin Franklin, “…In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” I would submit that in modern times, nothing is certain except death, taxes, and bureaucratic overreach. On Thursday, April 16, oral arguments were heard in a U.S. Court of Appeals in cases challenging the Environmental Protection Agenc...

Griffith Votes to Repeal Death Tax

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Death Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 1105): “Enacted nearly 100 years ago, the federal estate tax, commonly known as the ‘death tax’ is imposed ‘on the transfer of the taxable estate of every decedent who is a citizen or resident of the United States’ (26 U.S.C. § 2001a). This is a significant burden on Amer...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.9.15

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The IRS - Up to its Old Tricks? As you probably know, tax return filing season is upon us once again. January 20 was the first day of the 2015 tax season, the day on which the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began accepting tax returns. The IRS has estimated that the average taxpayer spends roughly 13 hours per year preparing their taxes. But this year, it might be even more difficult. For those wh...

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