Griffith Statement on SunCoke Energy’s $50 Million Investment in Buchanan County

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement after the announcement that SunCoke Energy plans to invest $50 million in its Buchanan County manufacturing operation: “SunCoke Energy is an important asset for Buchanan County’s economy. The company’s planned $50 million investment reinforces its commitment to jobs in the region, strengthens Buchanan County’s economic outlook...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 5.21.21

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The United States enjoyed a period of energy dominance in recent years. Responsible development of our natural resources provided Americans with more affordable energy produced domestically. In September 2019, the United States became a net petroleum exporter for the first time since the keeping of monthly records began in 1973. Americans have paid less to heat their homes and fuel their cars and ...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 5.3.21

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One of Congress’ primary duties is oversight of the executive branch. President Biden recently marked his first 100 days in office. This column will highlight the parts of his record during that time that demand accountability. The southern border is a place that desperately needs oversight. Since assuming office, President Biden and his team have created a crisis while largely ignoring it, flip-f...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 4.26.21

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) one-shot COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on February 27. Over 7.5 million doses of the vaccine were subsequently given. On April 13, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a pause in administering J&J’s vaccine due to six reports at that time of a rare...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 3.26.21

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A week of hearings in the Energy and Commerce Committee was supposed to build momentum for the Democrat agenda. But testimony offered at the hearings by witnesses, whether those called by the majority or with backgrounds in liberal causes, should serve as a reality check to the grand progressive schemes being advocated. The first hearing on March 22 convened the full committee to look at H.R. 1848...

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 ...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 9.25.20

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Responses to the coronavirus pandemic introduced a distinction between “essential” and “non-essential” workers. Based on how Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been running the U.S. House of Representatives lately, she seems to think Members of Congress fall in the “non-essential” category. I have written previously about how the proxy voting rules instituted in the House run afoul of the Constitutio...

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...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 8.24.20

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A famous song of the 1920s went, “California, here I come.” Today, one might sing that line with dread rather than anticipation as rolling blackouts afflict California residents. But the same public policies that have brought disaster to the Golden State are being pushed with vigor elsewhere, including here in Virginia. The immediate cause of the rolling blackouts is simple. California cannot prod...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 6.22.20

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Energy production in the United States had soared to new heights in recent years. Unfortunately, while vast swathes of the economy were devastated by the impact of the coronavirus, few have been hit as hard as the energy sector. Consumption of energy plummeted as businesses closed their doors and stay at home orders kept cars off the roads and planes on the ground. This month, the U.S. Energy Info...

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