Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 9.10.21

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Twenty years ago, our nation was attacked by terrorists. Like many Americans, I remember where I was when I learned of the news on September 11, 2001. As I worked in my law office that morning, my bookkeeper at the time, Terry Haynie, told me that a plane had struck a Tower of the World Trade Center. We could not understand how a plane could have gotten so off course that it could hit a building. ...

Griffith Statement on the Attack in Kabul

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement in response to today’s explosions in Kabul: “Praying for our troops who are risking their lives in Afghanistan to safely evacuate Americans and our Afghan allies. My heart goes out to the families of our brave service members who have lost their lives or have been wounded in today’s attack.” ###

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 8.19.21

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Years ago, the U.S. completed its original goals of destroying al Qaeda and ensuring that Afghanistan would not be a staging ground for trans-national Islamic extremist groups. That is why I have long supported an orderly withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. However, President Biden and his Administration have botched America’s exit. The problem is not withdrawing American troops, but that the P...

Griffith Votes to Repeal Iraq War Military Authorization

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which authorized the Iraq War and subsequent U.S. military activities in the Middle East: “Congressional authorizations to use force must not be blank checks to the executive branch, no matter which party controls it. Any use of force in the present woul...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 5.17.21

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Israel has faced many crises since its establishment as a modern state. In fact, it faced war at the hands of neighboring Arab countries immediately upon declaring independence from British control on May 14, 1948. In the 73 years since, conflict and strife have recurred. Fortunately, so has progress, from the Camp David Accords forging peace between Israel and Egypt in 1978 to the Abraham Accords...

Griffith Statement on Omnibus Appropriations Legislation

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement on the omnibus appropriations legislation funding the Federal Government for the rest of fiscal year 2021: “As a supporter of more relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic, I consistently urged congressional leadership to keep any relief package separate from any omnibus appropriations bill to fund the Federal Government. Omni...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 10.30.20

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The nineteenth century British statesman Lord Palmerston once defended his foreign policy by declaring, “We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.” His words should be heeded today. When the policies of the past no longer align with the realities of today, they must be reevaluated. Certainly, ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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