Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 9.18.20

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Washington, D.C. now has a new presidential memorial. On September 17, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, joined the ranks of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt in having a major site in the nation’s capital dedicated to his memory. While Eisenhower first rose to prominence as a general in World War II, his two terms in office were devoted to ... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 8.3.20

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The urge to explore new frontiers is a natural human characteristic. Governments have long recognized this fact and supported exploration in order to gain the benefits of knowledge, resources, and skills uncovered in the quest to go where no one has gone before. In the twentieth century, this quest took its most notable form in the Space Race as the United States and the Soviet Union competed, see... Read more »

Army Awards $9.36 Million Contract to Moog, Inc. in Blacksburg

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The U.S. Department of the Army has awarded a $9.36 million contract to Moog, Incorporated of Blacksburg to build components used in the upgrade of Light Armored Vehicles. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “This $9.36 million contract for Moog will support jobs and economic growth in the New River Valley while getting our men and women in uniform the equipment they... Read more »

Griffith Backs Legislation to Encourage American Manufacturing and Technological Leadership

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The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for the United States to secure critical supply chains and promote domestic manufacturing and technology. As part of a legislative agenda to reassert American leadership in these areas and reduce dependence on competitors such as China, Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today introduced the Advancing Quantum Computing Act and joined as an original... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 5.11.20

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Don’t Redefine “Flattening the Curve” I recently spent a day with the New River Public Health Task Force, meeting with its members and touring facilities. The task force has guided the New River region’s response to the coronavirus, and I appreciated the opportunity to learn more firsthand about their important work. Virginia as a whole, unfortunately, has lagged in testing for coronavirus relativ... Read more »

Griffith to Host Academy Day on March 28 in Wytheville

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) will be hosting his 2020 Service Academy Day on Saturday, March 28, 2020. 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 C... Read more »

Griffith Opposes Democrat War Powers Resolution

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting against H. Con. Res. 83, the War Powers Resolution introduced by House Democrats: “Whether or not to wage war is a matter of the greatest significance to our country. It should fall to the people’s representatives in Congress to debate and decide, as the Constitution dictates. “Unfortunately, the War Powers Resolution i... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 1.3.20

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New Laws As 2019 drew to a close, President Trump signed two bills that had passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate. I have previously highlighted them in this column as legislation that I support and cosponsored and am glad that they are now law. On December 30, the President signed the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019. The Debbie Smith Act was first passed in 2004 and pro... 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 his nominees to the United States Service Academies: “Each year I have the honor to nominate a limited number of young men and women to United States Service Academies. These outstanding students represent the best of Southwest Virginia, and they deserve our thanks for their willingness to serve our country. ... Read more »

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 »

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