Griffith Statement on H. Res. 1130

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting against H. Res. 1130: “The Senate has the constitutional role to ratify or reject accession to NATO, but the House does not. The resolution in fact goes further than support for admitting Finland and Sweden to NATO by calling on the alliance’s other members to support it, too. I think that goes well beyond the…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 3.11.22

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Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression in Ukraine calls for the United States to respond with the diplomatic and economic tools we have in our hands. One that the Biden Administration has been reluctant to use has been American energy. As I noted in my last column, the United States imported 200,000 barrels of crude oil and 500,000 barrels of other petroleum products per day from Russia…

Griffith Votes for Ban on Russian Energy Imports

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6968, the Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act: “The bill on the floor today is far from satisfactory. President Biden rightfully imposed a ban on Russian oil imports, but only under bipartisan pressure and the possibility of strong congressional action. His Administration followed up on…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 3.4.22

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The exigencies of war can lead to unexpected consequences. We are seeing this truth play out as Ukraine fights for its survival against Russian aggression. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a world leader who belongs to a political party on the left called for building a stockpile of coal and natural gas as well as the rapid construction of two liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals to…

Griffith Statement on Russian Sanctions

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement on sanctions imposed by the United States and allied powers on Russia: “The financial sanctions levied by the United States and our allies are an important measure to make Vladimir Putin pay a price for his war of aggression, but more can be done. “Russian oil and gas are the lifeblood of the country’s economy. They…

Griffith Statement on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine: “I ask everyone to join me in praying for the people of Ukraine. I also condemn Vladimir Putin’s malicious and vicious unjust war against Ukraine. President Putin must be punished for these egregious actions. The United States can support Ukraine by sanctioning Russian…

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 deserve our thanks for their willingness to serve our country. I am proud to nominate them and wish them…

Griffith Statement on National Defense Authorization Act

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “Supporting legislation that would infringe on the constitutional rights of American citizens would violate my oath of office. As in past years, this year’s NDAA contained a provision that could permit indefinite detention of American citizens. I have objected to it before…

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…

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.” ###

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