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 1.28.19

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Fiscal Restraint While the Federal Government needs to spend on some things, it ought to be frugal with your hard-earned tax dollars. It was nice to be recognized in a recent Blaze TV story and Washington Examiner article as one of the few Members of Congress whose votes in the 115th Congress (2017-18) would have resulted in a net spending cut. This data came from the Coalition to Reduce Spending,... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 1.7.19

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Rules are important. This is a foundational principle in a republic based on democratic principles. The first vote I cast in the Virginia House of Delegates was against a rules package. I voted no because it did not contain proportional representation for political parties in committee membership, something I believed necessary for good representation. A later assembly adopted my amendments to cor... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 11.9.18

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Honoring Our Veterans Each November 11, our country honors Veterans Day. It is a way we can show our gratitude for those brave men and women who put on the uniform to protect us and the freedoms we cherish. This year’s observance holds a special significance, for it is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the comba... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 7.9.18

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Reports have circulated in recent months, mostly on questionable news outlets like Facebook etc., asserting that a Balanced Budget Amendment passed through Congress, namely H. J. Res. 2, requires money to be taken from the Social Security Trust Fund. Claiming that balancing the budget takes money away from Social Security or Medicare is crazy talk! I supported the Balanced Budget Amendment and I w... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.14.18

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A saying often attributed to the late Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL) goes, “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money.” It’s a warning about how easily government spending can spiral out of control. But through a special procedure called rescission, Congress may soon make targeted cuts here or there that, while modest, amount to real savings. On May 8, President Tr... Read more »

Griffith Statement on Rule for Omnibus Appropriations Bill

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding his vote on the rule to bring up the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill: “This rule allows the omnibus appropriations bill to be taken up less than 24 hours after being posted. I plan to vote against this same-day rule. “I have pledged to read every bill before I could vote in favor of it. The omnibus is 2,232 pages... Read more »

Griffith Statement on Omnibus

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting against the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill: “I could not vote for the omnibus on the floor today. In the roughly seventeen hours between the release of the text and the vote on the bill, I was not able to complete reading it, nor was I given a chance to understand its contents fully. “After the vote, I discus... Read more »

Griffith Applauds End of Shutdown

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the end of the government shutdown today: “Although this shutdown never should have happened in the first place, I am glad that the Senate has finally passed a measure to fund the government. This vote means that the government will reopen and our military will be paid. Importantly, it also means that the Children’s Health Ins... Read more »

Griffith Blasts Senate for Government Shutdown

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the United States Senate failed to pass a measure to fund the government, thus triggering a partial government shutdown: “The Senate has failed to govern. The House of Representatives passed a measure that funded the government for four weeks and provided six years of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).... Read more »

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