Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.13.19

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As a Congressman, most of my reading consists of bills and material to prepare for hearings and other responsibilities. But events in Washington as of late have me thinking of a few novels. A bill the House Democrat majority passed reminded me of George Orwell’s 1984. One of the key ideas in Orwell’s book is “doublespeak.” For example, the Party in control of the novel’s totalitarian state uses th... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.6.19

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Socialist ideas are enjoying an unfortunate resurgence in our political debates. The United States is not a pure free-market economy, but we generally look toward the private sector to create wealth, innovate, and increase living standards for all. Proposals such as Medicare for All and the Green New Deal would radically shift the country toward government control and redefine the relationship bet... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 3.11.19

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We Must Call Out Anti-Semitism On March 7, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning hate, including anti-Semitism. It is unfortunate that a resolution and a vote on the topic was even necessary. Religious liberty is a bedrock principle in our country. We understand this in Virginia, where Thomas Jefferson wrote, and the General Assembly passed, the Statute for Religious Fre... 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 12.31.18

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The year 1619 does not loom as large in American memory as some others from our colonial experience. When thinking of those early times of English settlement in North America, 1607, the year Jamestown was founded, and 1620, when the Pilgrims landed in what is now Massachusetts, are more likely to come to mind. Yet the events of 1619 had a profound impact. They are worth remembering as we enter 201... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 7.16.18

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, has great credentials. He is a strong pick to join the Court, and I hope the Senate acts on his nomination promptly. But Judge Kavanaugh’s resume, while glowing, highlights an unfortunate fact about the Supreme Court. Of the nine current justices, all attended law school at Harvard... Read more »

Griffith Inducted Into House Liberty Caucus

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) has been inducted into the bipartisan House Liberty Caucus. He issued the following statement: “I believe public officials have a duty to defend the liberties guaranteed by our Constitution. Whether fighting for the repeal of laws and regulations that infringe on peoples’ rights or calling for Congress to take back its powers from the executive branch, protecting... 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 »

Griffith Statement on Schumer Shutdown

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement about the government shutdown caused by a Senate Democratic filibuster: “Senator Schumer and his Democratic Senate colleagues have chosen to shut down the government for their own political purposes. There is nothing in the continuing resolution (CR) passed by the House of Representatives on January 18 that they object to. It funds ... Read more »

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