Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 8.6.21

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A Health Care Agenda for the Future For most Americans, health care ranks among the top public policy issues. Its cost, accessibility, and quality have a direct and tangible impact on a person’s well-being. Improving these factors in health care for residents of Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District continues to be a priority for me. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subco...

Griffith Leads Bipartisan Effort to Preserve Paper Options for Retirement Documents

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) led a bipartisan letter signed by 47 Members of Congress in support of preserving paper options for retirement documents. The letter, sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the White House Office of Management and Budget, urged the rejection of the U.S. Department of Labor’s draft rule “Default Electronic Delivery by Employee Pension Benefit ...

Urgent Financial Alert: Social Security Administration Asks for Additional Information for Economic Impact Payments

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The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has set a deadline for more information from certain Social Security beneficiaries to ensure they receive additional economic impact payments promptly. Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes and who have qualifying children under age 17 must provide information to the IRS by Wed...

Griffith Applauds $14,300 USDA Rural Development Grant for Local Senior Care

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Tags: Seniors

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced a total of $14,300.00 in grant funds awarded to the Public Guardian Partnership, Inc in Alleghany County: “This investment in the work of the Public Guardian Partnership in Alleghany will improve the quality of life for senior citizens in our communiti...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.1.17

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Coal They said it wasn’t a war on coal, and They said it wasn’t the anti-coal policies. They said it’s just the market. Natural gas prices are just too cheap. But, with a new President and a new attitude towards the coal industry, coal is starting to see signs of revival. Norfolk Southern reported that coal earnings increased 20% in the first quarter of this year, driven by significant volume incr...

Griffith, Welch Reintroduce the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced that they have reintroduced the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act, which would ensure our community pharmacists receive reimbursement at the rate posted at the time prescriptions are filled. Congressman Griffith said, “Many residents of the Ninth District depend on their communit...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 8.1.16

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Zika – An Update Florida health officials recently reported that several individuals were infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitos, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states “…are likely the first known occurrence of local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in the continental United States.” In response, Senate Democrats are calling for Congress to act on Zika. However...

Griffith Votes to Override Presidential Veto, Protect Access to Affordable Retirement Advice

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) tonight voted in favor of a resolution (H.J.Res.88) to override the President’s June 8 veto of legislation to repeal the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. This rule, which was finalized in April, will impose costly new mandates and burdensome regulations on financial advisors that provide retirement advice. The rule would require these advisors to act as fidu...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 1.11.16

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Defending the Second Amendment Rights of Law-Abiding Citizens As you may know, last week President Obama released a set of executive actions relating to firearms. These include a number of rule changes, additional staffing and funding for certain initiatives, and recommendations to state and federal officials, among other things. Many Ninth District residents contacted my office to relay their tho...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 11.30.2015

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The Green Climate Fund and Us Recently, I spearheaded a letter to House Appropriations Committee leaders signed by 110 Members of the House in which we expressed our opposition to President Obama’s unilateral pledge of U.S. taxpayer funds for use in the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund. This fund, launched in 2009 with the goal of raising $100 billion a year in financing, is a fund intended to h...

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