Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.17.22

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When I talk to constituents, I hear a lot of concerns they want Washington to address. The cost of living, high energy prices, the crisis on the southern border, and several others impact them and their communities, and so these concerns come up frequently. One concern I had not heard expressed by constituents regards the ownership of big cats. Yet the current Democrat majority in the U.S. House o...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.6.22

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Current events make clear that fossil fuels will not be going away. What we must do is increase research on how to burn fossil fuels more efficiently and cleanly. An article that recently ran in the Washington Post should remind us that good intentions and arbitrary deadlines aren’t a power source. Headlined “As China mines more coal, levels of a more potent greenhouse gas soar,” the article highl...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.2.22

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A primary responsibility of Congress is oversight of the executive branch. For any administration, but especially the Biden Administration, that means a lot of questions to ask. In contrast to the number of questions, the opportunities to ask them have been few. The appearance of U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommi...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 3.25.22

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Supply chains were once far from the mind of the average consumer, but they were nevertheless vital. Behind just about every product, from the food on your table to the clothes you wear to the vehicle you drive, lies a supply chain that can potentially stretch across the globe. But supply chains cannot be far from mind now. If the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on them was not great enough, Russi...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 3.11.22

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Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression in Ukraine calls for the United States to respond with the diplomatic and economic tools we have in our hands. One that the Biden Administration has been reluctant to use has been American energy. As I noted in my last column, the United States imported 200,000 barrels of crude oil and 500,000 barrels of other petroleum products per day from Russia in 2021, pu...

Griffith Votes for Ban on Russian Energy Imports

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6968, the Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act: “The bill on the floor today is far from satisfactory. President Biden rightfully imposed a ban on Russian oil imports, but only under bipartisan pressure and the possibility of strong congressional action. His Administration followed up on the import...

Griffith Statement on Ban on Russian Oil Imports

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after President Biden reportedly decided to ban imports of Russian oil: “A ban on Russian oil imports is an important measure to cut off funding for Russian military aggression. I have been part of the bipartisan call to take this action, and I am glad that President Biden has finally followed our lead. “The ban on Russian oil is ne...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 3.4.22

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The exigencies of war can lead to unexpected consequences. We are seeing this truth play out as Ukraine fights for its survival against Russian aggression. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a world leader who belongs to a political party on the left called for building a stockpile of coal and natural gas as well as the rapid construction of two liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals to import mor...

Griffith Statement on Russian Sanctions

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement on sanctions imposed by the United States and allied powers on Russia: “The financial sanctions levied by the United States and our allies are an important measure to make Vladimir Putin pay a price for his war of aggression, but more can be done. “Russian oil and gas are the lifeblood of the country’s economy. They provide leverage...

Griffith Statement on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine: “I ask everyone to join me in praying for the people of Ukraine. I also condemn Vladimir Putin’s malicious and vicious unjust war against Ukraine. President Putin must be punished for these egregious actions. The United States can support Ukraine by sanctioning Russian industry and ...

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