Griffith Applauds $1,500,000 Award to Henry County for Site Improvements at Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre

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Tags: Economy

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $1,500,000 to Henry County for natural gas service to the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “The Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre is an important part of Henry County’s economic development strategy. ARC’s grant of $1.5 million to connect the site to natural gas serv... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $1,494,000 Award to the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium Board to Address Substance Abuse

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $1,494,000 to the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium Board for the Pathways to a Strong and Healthy Region project addressing substance abuse in the workforce. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Substance abuse can throw a person’s life off track, including affecting his or her abilit... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $793,500 Award to the Health Wagon for Substance Use Treatment Services

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $793,500 to the Health Wagon for the Southwest Virginia Medication-Assisted Treatment Services project. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Substance abuse is tragically too common in our region. Countering it requires access to treatment and health services. The Health Wagon has been a critical health resource... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $50,000 Award to LENOWISCO for Broadband Study

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $50,000 to the LENOWISCO Planning District for the Tri-State Broadband Infrastructure Feasibility Study. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Lack of access to broadband can inhibit economic opportunity and job creation. ARC’s award of $50,000 to LENOWISCO will contribute to closing the digital divide.” Backgrou... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $32,940 Award to the New River Valley Regional Commission for New River Water Trail Expansion

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today awarded $32,940 to the New River Valley Regional Commission for the New River Water Trail Expansion project. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Our region’s natural scenery draws visitors while offering recreation to residents, supporting economic growth. ARC’s award of $32,940 will advance the work of the New River W... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 10.5.20

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Since COVID-19 first developed, we have learned a lot about the virus. Although far from unlocking all its secrets, scientists now know much more about its symptoms and transmission, as well as how to treat it. By contrast, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) does not appear to have learned much over the past few months. That is the unfortunate lesson to be drawn from her decision to put a bi... Read more »

Griffith Applauds $2,297,356 in Federal Grants for Ninth District Workforce Training

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The U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded a total of $2,297,356 to recipients based in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District through the Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (WORC) program. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Workforce development paves the way for economic opportunity. The more than ... Read more »

Griffith-Cosponsored Bill to Promote American Technology Passes House

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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the American COMPETE Act, a bill to promote American technological leadership in cutting-edge fields including quantum computing and unmanned vehicles. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) is a cosponsor of the bill. He issued the following statement: “America must maintain its primacy in developing technologies to solve the challenges of the 21st centu... Read more »

Griffith Announces Eleven Southwest Virginia Economic Development Projects to Receive Pilot Grants

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) announced today eleven economic development projects selected for grant approval from the AML Pilot program administered by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and funded by the Federal Power Plus Pilot Program. The projects are designed to boost the local economies of the coalfield region. Project sites are connected with historic mining... Read more »

Griffith-Sponsored Bills Advance in Energy and Commerce Committee

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A House Energy and Commerce Committee markup today advanced several bills introduced or cosponsored by Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA). Griffith introduced H.R. 4812, the Ensuring Compliance Against Drug Diversion Act, to limit the transfer of registrations to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled substances: “The abuse of legal manufacturing and sales of opioids heavily contributed t... Read more »

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