Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 10.11.19

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Broadband’s New World In August 1492, the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus set sail in the name of the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella in search of a sea route to the riches of Asia. On October 12, 1492, he landed instead in the Americas and thus opened the New World for Western exploration and settlement. We all know this story, and so we observe Columbus Day every second Monday of O... Read more »

Griffith Applauds Nearly $24 Million FCC Authorization for Rural Broadband

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized $23,979,453 to Sunset Digital Communications over the next ten years to expand rural broadband in Southwest Virginia at gigabit speed: “Fast and reliable broadband access promises to open up major new opportunities for the economy, education, health care, and numerous othe... Read more »

Griffith Announces $2,188,012 in Grants from Appalachian Regional Commission for Economic Development

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Congressman Morgan Griffith issued the following statement after the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $2,188,012 in grants through its Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative for projects in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District: “The Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative provides important support for coal-impacted comm... Read more »

Griffith Announces $622,280 Federal Grant for Appalachian Beekeeping Collective Diversification and Expansion Project

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $622,280 through its Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative for the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective Diversification and Expansion Project. “Bees are some of nature’s essential creatures, and the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective cultivates them while providing new job opportunities for our region... Read more »

Griffith Announces $3 Million in Federal Grants for Broadband in Buchanan County

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement announcing that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded $3 million for broadband in Buchanan County: “Broadband is a vital tool for economic development and expanding opportunity. This funding for iGo Technology will provide a tremendous boost, connecting hundreds of homes and businesses to reliable Inter... Read more »

Griffith Announces $3 Million in Federal Grants for Broadband in Scott County

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement announcing that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded $3 million for broadband in Scott County: “Broadband is a vital tool for economic development and expanding opportunity. This funding for Scott County Telephone Cooperative will provide a tremendous boost, connecting hundreds of homes and businesses ... Read more »

Griffith Announces $500,000 Grant for Wise County Banner Sewer Project

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $500,000 to Wise County for a new sewer system to serve the Banner community outside of Coeburn: “Upgrading public water treatment systems will better serve residents and support development. Today’s award by the Appalachian Regional Commission of $500,000 for a new sewer syste... Read more »

Griffith Announces $1 Million in Grants for Waterline Extension

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $500,000 for the Paw Paw Waterline Extension Project in Buchanan County and $500,000 for the Giles Hollow Water Line Extension in Lee County, totaling an additional $1 million in Federal support announced this week for water projects in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District: ... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 9.23.19

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On Saturday, September 14, explosions rocked oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Attention quickly turned to Iran as the culprit behind the blasts, which cut Saudi oil production in half at the time. Possible conflict between two of the Middle East’s major powers is a big news story. In another era, it would capture even more attention in the United States. Fortunately, technological innovation and sm... Read more »

Griffith Announces $4,682,000 in Federal Support for Scott County Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development awarded a $1,497,000 loan and $3,185,000 grant to Scott County Public Service Authority for sanitary sewer to residents in the Hiltons and Yuma communities: “Modern wastewater infrastructure is a necessity for public health and a high quality of life. Support from USDA Ru... Read more »

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