Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.21.20

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Knowledge is Power A Gallup poll released in late 2019 highlighted a disturbing trend in public opinion. It found that 39 percent of Americans view socialism positively. Of even more concern, 49 percent of Americans aged 18 to 39 view it positively. Anyone considering socialist policies in our country today would do well to look at what happened where and when they were tried. The great British st... Read more »

Griffith Announces $4,850,000 Grant for Runway Extension at Virginia Highlands Airport

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $4,850,000 grant to Virginia Highlands Airport in Abingdon for runway extension: “Virginia Highlands Airport is an important transportation asset in our region. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s grant of $4,850,000 to extend the runway will enhance the airport’s capabilitie... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.7.20

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Tags: Economy

For rural areas such as ours, safe and reliable methods of telecommunications are vital. We count on them to stay connected with each other, foster new economic opportunities, and engage with the wider world. In the House of Representatives, where I serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee with jurisdiction over telecommunications, I fight to make sure communities such as ours are properly serve... Read more »

Bluefield Daily Telegraph: More join fight to keep region's Minor League teams

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Tags: Economy

More join fight to keep region's Minor League teams By Charles Boothe Bluefield Daily Telegraph, January 28, 2020 CHARLESTON — Area Congressional representatives are on board with keeping Minor League Baseball in the region, but no progress on the issue has been reported. Both Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va. 9th District, and Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va. 3rd District, want to keep the Appalachian League... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 1.27.20

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Tags: Economy

More Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Projects An economic development hit has been the continuation of the federal Abandoned Mine Land (AML) pilot program. On January 24, I joined the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy in announcing funding for two more projects through the AML pilot program. This round of funding is the latest to be awarded through the pilot program, which support... Read more »

Griffith Welcomes 33 New Jobs, $12 Million Investment in Pulaski County

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Pulaski County will be the beneficiary of a $12 million investment by Patton Logistics, LLC. The company plans to establish a new logistics and warehousing operation in the New River Valley Commerce Park, creating 33 new jobs. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) attended the economic development announcement and issued the following statement: “With the arrival of Patton Logistics, Pulaski County p... Read more »

Griffith-Cosponsored Broadband Legislation Passes House of Representatives

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives today passed two bills to expand broadband coverage: “Broadband plays a vital role in the economy and culture of the 21st century, yet too many areas of the country, particularly rural communities, are left out. Further, it can be unclear to the government in some cases whether broadband servi... Read more »

Griffith Statement on $500,000 in Federal Funding for Trails in Haysi

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $500,000 to the Town of Haysi for the Haysi Trails Center Development Project: “Outdoor recreation has the potential to turn Southwest Virginia’s great natural splendor into an asset for economic development as well. The grant of $500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commissio... Read more »

Griffith Supports Efforts to Improve Maternal Health, Expand Broadband as They Advance Out of Energy and Commerce Committee

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed bills to support maternal health care and expand broadband coverage: “This week, the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced several bills that have the potential to make a positive impact on residents of Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District. They seek to address some of the uni... Read more »

Griffith Announces $60,000 Grant for Economic Development in Floyd County

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Congressman Morgan Griffith issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development awarded a $60,000 grant to Floyd County Economic Development Authority to recapitalize a revolving loan fund supporting small and emerging businesses: “For small and growing businesses, access to credit is a necessity. USDA Rural Development’s $60,000 grant to Floyd County E... Read more »

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