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 »

Griffith Announces $364,000 Grant for New River Valley Commerce Park

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a grant of $364,000 to Virginia’s First Regional Industrial Facility Authority for site preparation at the New River Valley Commerce Park: “The New River Valley Commerce Park has the potential to bring manufacturing and investment to our area. This Appalachian Regional Commiss... Read more »

Griffith Announces $240,000 Grant to Appalachian Virginia

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a grant of $240,000 to the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development to administer ARC in Virginia’s Appalachian counties and independent cities, which include most jurisdictions of the Ninth Congressional District: “The Appalachian Regional Commission is an impor... Read more »

Griffith Announces $44,142 Grant for Pulaski Training Center

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded the Town of Pulaski $44,142 for the Pulaski Works: Community-Based Planning for a Training Center and Makerspace, with the goal of developing a plan for a training center: “Making progress in economic development requires innovation and depends on workers with the right skills.... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 9.9.19

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More Resources to Fight the Opioid Crisis On September 4, the Trump Administration announced the release of $1.8 billion in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help communities around the country fight the opioid crisis. $20.4 million of that money will go to Virginia in support of efforts here in the Commonwealth. The federal funds come from two sources. The fir... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 9.2.19

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Labor Day On the first Monday of September, Americans observe Labor Day. Americans are a hard-working people. From farms to factories to mines, we are willing to take on difficult tasks to support our families and provide goods and services people need and want. It is appropriate that we take this late-summer day to celebrate the industriousness and dedication of American workers. According to U.S... Read more »

Griffith Introduces Legislation to Support Employees of Companies Filing Bankruptcy, Like Blackjewel Coal Company

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today introduced legislation to allow employees of companies that have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy to draw from qualified cash or deferred arrangements, such as 401ks, when they are not regularly scheduled for work or paid. He issued the following statement: “By now, most Southwest Virginians know the stories of the Blackjewel miners who have had paychecks re... Read more »

Griffith Applauds Eastman Expansion in Henry County

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after Eastman announced a $7.7 million investment in its Henry County operations: “Eastman’s $7.7 million investment is a sign of tremendous confidence in Henry County’s economic environment. Businesses in the county are making products the world needs, and Eastman’s expansion will grow that manufacturing capacity while benefiting w... Read more »

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