Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 11.18.19

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Help for New Mothers More mothers are dying during childbirth. This trend is even more pronounced in rural areas. On November 13, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee passed legislation focused on improving maternal health. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began national monitoring of pregnancy-related deaths, it has observed a tragic trend. These... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 8.5.19

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Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Funding On July 31, I joined the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy in Wise County and Norton to announce the latest projects funded by the federal Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Pilot program. I fought in Washington to make sure money for Virginia was included in this program. Money from this program goes to projects that reclaim land where mines once op... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 7.15.19

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National Defense Authorization Act On July 12, the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a near-party line vote the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bill, which comes up annually, is supposed to authorize funding for our Armed Forces and national security, but unfortunately the Democrat majority used this year’s NDAA for partisan purposes, seeking to tie President Trump’s hands as... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.31.19

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Rare Earth Elements Countries can rise or fall based on what lies under their feet. Kingdoms in the Middle East gained power due to their vast reserves of oil. Gold and silver mines drove the populating of parts of the American West. In the 21st century, rare earth elements may be the essential resources that shape our future as a country. Rare earth elements are not necessarily as scarce as their... Read more »

Griffith Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement announcing the names of those receiving congressional nominations from his office to the United States Service Academies: “Serving our country is a high calling, and it is an honor for me as a Congressman to nominate a number of young men and women who want to make that commitment to the United States Service Academies. They have ea... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 4.8.19

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The men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces are among the finest our nation has to offer. It is essential that we provide them with the best equipment and supplies available. In Shakespeare’s Richard III, the king famously laments, “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” He loses a battle, his realm, and his life because he lacks a horse at the pivotal moment. We cannot allow our libe... Read more »

Griffith to Host Academy Day in Wytheville

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) will be hosting his 2019 Service Academy Day on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Students will have the opportunity to meet with invited officials from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, as well as representatives from the Virginia Tech Corps of Ca... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.18.19

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Anti-Semitism Has No Place in America I have been discouraged by an increase in anti-Semitism during recent months. The most horrifying example was the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last October, but anti-Semitic rhetoric has also become more commonplace in public life. Often, this hate is directed at our close ally, Israel. Treating a steadfast friend and the only democracy... Read more »

Griffith Statement on Declaration of National Emergency

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement in response to the declaration of national emergency by President Trump regarding the situation at the southern border: “Since the National Emergencies Act was signed into law in 1976, presidents have used it dozens of times to declare national emergencies. For example, President George W. Bush issued a national emergency declaratio... Read more »

Griffith to Sponsor Academy Day in Wytheville

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) will be sponsoring his 2018 Service Academy Day on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Students will have the opportunity to meet with invited officials from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, as well as representatives from the Virginia Tech Cor... Read more »

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