Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 1.15.21

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Closing the digital divide is a challenge for American society in the 21st century that must be met. Internet connectivity brings with it economic growth, educational opportunities, individual quality of life, and many other assets, but rural areas lag behind urban ones in access to reliable internet service. Making the American dream available to all citizens requires building out internet infras... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 1.11.21

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On January 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in as president of the United States. I will attend his inauguration, which I consider one of my duties as a Member of Congress. I also consider it my duty to conduct rigorous oversight of any Administration to ensure it upholds the Constitution and carries out the laws we enact. Earlier this year, I was sworn in for a new term. I am honored to represent you ... Read more »

Griffith Calls for Coronavirus Relief, Appropriations Legislation to be Kept Separate

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement: “I believe the need exists for further economic relief in response to the damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. I am ready to support a rational package to provide it. “During a call with the Republican Conference, I urged our leadership to keep any coronavirus package separate from the anticipated omnibus measure fun... Read more »

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, ... Read more »

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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Tags: Economy

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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Tags: Economy

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 »

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