Griffith: Reconciliation Bill Will Make Cost of Living Crisis Worse

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting against the Democrat reconciliation bill: “Under the misleading and inaccurate title of the ‘Inflation Reduction Act,’ Democrats put together a wrongheaded wish list that will raise taxes, unleash the IRS, implement the Green New Deal, and impose cure-killing price controls in medicine. “This bill will not help American...

Griffith Opposes Debt Limit Increase

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting no on a bill to increase the debt limit: “Instead of addressing the national debt, which now surpasses $29 trillion, the Biden Administration and congressional Democrats want to add trillions more through their reconciliation bill. Raising the debt limit by $2.5 trillion without anything in the way of spending reform on...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 10.29.21

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John F. Kennedy said that “to govern is to choose.” The Democrats running Washington have had a hard time choosing lately. It should come as no surprise, then, that they have not done too well at governing, either. Instead of addressing the pressing issues our country faces like historic inflation, record-breaking numbers of illegal immigrants crossing the border, soaring energy costs, and others,...

Griffith Statement on Debt Limit

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement on the debt limit: “Raising the debt limit, and the skyrocketing national debt that requires this step, should be a great concern of every American. The way House Democrats handled this issue shows they are not serious about it. “After the Senate passed a short-term increase in the debt limit, I was wrestling with the issue. Nancy P...

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...

Griffith Statement on Omnibus Appropriations Legislation

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement on the omnibus appropriations legislation funding the Federal Government for the rest of fiscal year 2021: “As a supporter of more relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic, I consistently urged congressional leadership to keep any relief package separate from any omnibus appropriations bill to fund the Federal Government. Omni...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 12.14.20

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Candy Apples and Toads An analogy I like to use for the legislative process invokes candy apples and toads. Legislation rarely includes only things I like – the candy apples – or omits the things I really dislike – the toads. Considering whether to support a bill usually means weighing whether there are enough candy apples to cover up the bad taste of a few toads. End-of-year legislating usually p...

Griffith Calls for Coronavirus Relief, Appropriations Legislation to be Kept Separate

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement: “I believe the need exists for further economic relief in response to the damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. I am ready to support a rational package to provide it. “During a call with the Republican Conference, I urged our leadership to keep any coronavirus package separate from the anticipated omnibus measure fun...

Griffith Statement on H.R. 8294

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 8294: “I believe apprenticeships provide valuable education opportunities. I cannot support H.R. 8294 or its Republican alternative, however, because they spend billions of dollars of taxpayer money during a time of significant emergency spending. Congress has already passed trillions of dollars in response...

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....

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