Griffith Statement on House Democrat Proxy Voting Proposal

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement in opposition to the proposed rule change by the House Democrat majority to permit proxy voting on the floor of the House: “The House majority has proposed a change in the rules that defies the Constitution and undermines the House of Representatives as a legislative body. “The Constitution requires a majority of the House to conduc... Read more »

Griffith Calls on Northam to Reopen Churches

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice filed a statement of interest siding with a Virginia church seeking reopening: “I have been troubled by the closure of Virginia churches under Governor Northam’s stay at home order and on Thursday specifically asked the Governor when he would be reopening the churches. “Learning that a pastor has... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 4.27.20

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The coronavirus outbreak has upended many of the ways we go about our lives. As a Member of Congress, I believe it must not alter the essential duty I was elected to perform: voting in person on legislation. To be sure, many of the regular practices of my job have already changed. When I am not in Washington for votes, hearings, and meetings, I would usually be traveling across the Ninth Congressi... Read more »

Griffith Opposes FISA Renewal

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting against renewal of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA): “I have long believed the current FISA program infringes on the constitutional rights of American citizens. The report released last December by the Justice Department’s Inspector General, detailing FISA abuses against President Trump’s campaign, only ... Read more »

Griffith Opposes Combining Coronavirus Funding, FISA Reauthorization in One Legislative Package

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after he joined 37 Members of Congress in a letter to the House majority leadership opposing a legislative package combining funding for the coronavirus and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) reauthorization: “I signed this letter because I strongly feel that the separate issues of fighting the coronavirus and reauthorizin... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.14.20

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There are few things from 1972 that you could just pick up and dust off for use today. Clothes would be out of fashion if they even fit, cars would need plenty of maintenance and care to be driven, and disco music had not even made its way onto the music charts. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) passed Congress in that year! It proposes a solution to a problem that existed prior to 1972 and was bei... Read more »

Griffith Statement on President Trump’s Acquittal

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Trump: “The Senate has finally ended an ordeal that never should have started. Democrats in the House brushed aside principles of fairness and impartiality in conducting this impeachment process, yet, in my belief, they failed to find impeachable offenses. The Senate agreed. “President... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 1.13.20

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The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is one of our most important rights. I strongly support the Second Amendment, and many Southwest Virginians proudly and safely exercise it. Many gunowners are concerned that this right will be in jeopardy under the new majorities in the Virginia General Assembly. The first actions of the new assembly, which began on January 8, confirmed some of thos... Read more »

Griffith in the Roanoke Times: Is the office of House Speaker vacant?

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Griffith: Is the office of House Speaker vacant? Congressman Morgan Griffith Roanoke Times, January 11, 2020 On December 18, 2019, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi spoke on the floor of the House in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump. She told the House, “If we do not act now, we would be derelict in our duty.” Today, Speaker Pelosi is indeed derelict in her duty b... Read more »

Griffith Statement on Articles of Impeachment

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) indicated that she would transmit the articles of impeachment passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 18 to the U.S. Senate next week: “Like any other bill or resolution, sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate is a basic task of the Speaker. The House can take no fur... Read more »

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