Griffith Statement on Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after attending the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris: “Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris on taking their oaths of office. Our country faces grave challenges, and I appreciated the new President’s speech pledging to seek unity in addressing them. I will work with the new Administrat... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 1.11.21

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On January 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in as president of the United States. I will attend his inauguration, which I consider one of my duties as a Member of Congress. I also consider it my duty to conduct rigorous oversight of any Administration to ensure it upholds the Constitution and carries out the laws we enact. Earlier this year, I was sworn in for a new term. I am honored to represent you ... Read more »

Griffith, Republican Members Release Statement Ahead of Electoral College Vote

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37 Republican Members of Congress including Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued a statement in advance of the joint session of Congress at 1 p.m. today. The statement notes, "As it pertains to our constitutional duty as Members of Congress on January 6, we have no express authority or ability to independently prove the many allegations of fraud in the subject states." The concern of the memb... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 11.12.20

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The process for electing a president of the United States continues to play out according to the Constitution. It includes several steps, none of which involve media organizations calling the race or projecting winners. Instead, states count the votes for the purposes of choosing electors to vote in the Electoral College, and the Electoral College’s tally must be certified by Congress. In many pre... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 10.16.20

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The process of advice and consent for a new Supreme Court Justice is currently under way in the United States Senate. While I play no part in this constitutional process as a U.S. Representative, I am impressed by the legal ability of President Trump’s nominee to the seat, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Senate Democrats, however, have chosen to wage a pre-emptive war on Judge Barrett. They are either tr... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 10.12.20

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In presidential election years, we debate the issues our country faces. Increasingly, the way our country chooses the president has become an issue up for debate. The Electoral College was the mechanism decided upon in the Constitution to elect the chief executive. It gives each state a vote for president and vice president equal to its combined number of U.S. senators and representatives (as well... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 9.25.20

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Responses to the coronavirus pandemic introduced a distinction between “essential” and “non-essential” workers. Based on how Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been running the U.S. House of Representatives lately, she seems to think Members of Congress fall in the “non-essential” category. I have written previously about how the proxy voting rules instituted in the House run afoul of the Constitutio... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 9.4.20

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Government surveillance of a person’s communications has been a persistent fear in the modern age. The increased means at our disposal to interact with each other also increase the means for someone to read communications not meant for them. In the book 1984, George Orwell foresaw intrusive personal surveillance as a tool of totalitarians. Fortunately, we do not live in a totalitarian state – at l... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 8.17.20

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Coronavirus Relief The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our country and Virginia’s Ninth District. Its impacts on the health and livelihood of our citizens are still being felt. Congress has passed and President Trump has signed several relief measures. Negotiations about a new round of legislation, however, have stalled, primarily due to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) unreasonable de... Read more »

Griffith Statement on President Trump’s Policing Executive Order

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order on safe policing: “President Trump’s executive order on policing takes the right approach. It will encourage transparency, best practices, and accountability. “I look forward to working with the Trump Administration and my colleagues in Congress on further reforms. We must instill conf... Read more »

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