Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 11.6.20

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November 11 is Veterans Day. Each year, Americans take this day to honor the men and women who have served in defense of our liberties in the United States Armed Forces. It began as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. Now veterans of all conflicts in which our country has been engaged are recognized on November... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 11.8.19

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One hundred and one years ago, on November 11, 1918, the guns of World War I fell silent. One hundred years ago, November 11, 1919, was a day for remembering. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation commemorating November 11 as Armistice Day. He wrote: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s servi... 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 »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.10.19

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The Wrong Approach to Immigration Reform One of America’s defining virtues is that its promise is open to people of all races and creeds. Our foundational principles apply to men and women no matter their land of origin. Yet this openness to all also places obligations on those who want to become Americans. Because we aspire to treat everyone equally according to the law, we expect newcomers to re... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.31.19

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Rare Earth Elements Countries can rise or fall based on what lies under their feet. Kingdoms in the Middle East gained power due to their vast reserves of oil. Gold and silver mines drove the populating of parts of the American West. In the 21st century, rare earth elements may be the essential resources that shape our future as a country. Rare earth elements are not necessarily as scarce as their... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.24.19

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On the last Monday of May, Americans remember those brave men and women who died defending our country. We honor all Americans who fell in battle on Memorial Day, but this year it also falls close to an important anniversary of a great battle. Seventy-five years ago, on June 6, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in France to bring about the liberation of Western Europe and the final def... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 12.10.18

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Help for Sexual Assault Victims Before the 115th Congress concludes, the House of Representatives will take up an important bill I cosponsored with Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), the Megan Rondini Sexual Assault Victims Protection Act. The namesake of the bill was a student at the University of Alabama. One night, Megan was raped by a man from a prominent local family. She went to the local hospital and rep... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 11.9.18

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Honoring Our Veterans Each November 11, our country honors Veterans Day. It is a way we can show our gratitude for those brave men and women who put on the uniform to protect us and the freedoms we cherish. This year’s observance holds a special significance, for it is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the comba... Read more »

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 8.6.18

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Help for Veterans Although the Veterans Administration was formally organized during the Herbert Hoover presidency, benefits for veterans can trace their roots to near the nation’s birth. Veterans deserve the thanks and support of all Americans for the sacrifices they made on our behalf. Thus, veterans are promised benefits in recognition of their service. For too many veterans, these promises wer... Read more »

Griffith Supports Bill Extending Benefits to Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, passed the House of Representatives: “We owe our liberties to brave men and women who risk their lives to fight for us. These heroes deserve our support, especially when their health and well-being has suffered in the line of duty. This bill offers support to some who had bee... Read more »

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