Griffith: Reconciliation Bill Will Make Cost of Living Crisis Worse

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting against the Democrat reconciliation bill: “Under the misleading and inaccurate title of the ‘Inflation Reduction Act,’ Democrats put together a wrongheaded wish list that will raise taxes, unleash the IRS, implement the Green New Deal, and impose cure-killing price controls in medicine. “This bill will not help American...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 8.8.22

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Like a horror movie monster seemingly finished off at the end returning for a sequel, the Democrat tax-and-spend reconciliation bill that once appeared dead has returned in the summer of 2022. Originally dubbed “Build Back Better,” this monster bill now goes by the “Inflation Reduction Act.” The text, however, shows that it does no such thing. Instead, it seeks to implement provisions of the Green...

Griffith Votes No on Reckless Reconciliation Bill

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today voted no on the Democrat reconciliation bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. He issued the following statement: “The Democrat reconciliation bill is a mess. It promises to ‘Build Back Better’ but is littered with policies that will make life more expensive and less free for the average American. That such a reckless bill is the treasured priority of W...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 10.29.21

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John F. Kennedy said that “to govern is to choose.” The Democrats running Washington have had a hard time choosing lately. It should come as no surprise, then, that they have not done too well at governing, either. Instead of addressing the pressing issues our country faces like historic inflation, record-breaking numbers of illegal immigrants crossing the border, soaring energy costs, and others,...

Griffith Joins Effort to Block Expanded IRS Monitoring of Bank Accounts

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) has cosponsored H.R. 5586, the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act, in response to proposals by the Biden Administration to expand the powers of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to monitor individual bank accounts. Griffith issued the following statement: “The Biden Administration wants to give the IRS more power to pry into the details of your private b...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 10.15.21

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Representing approximately 700,000 people in the U.S. House of Representatives can mean I receive a lot of correspondence. Constituents contact me with numerous concerns, whether by phone, email, letter, or social media message. Your comments and inquiries are an asset as I do my job. While I cannot read or respond to each individually, my team collects them and lets me know what people in Virgini...

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 8.27.21

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Benjamin Franklin famously noted that “in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” He never said those two certainties needed to go hand in hand. That came later with the imposition of the death tax, also known as the estate tax. The federal death tax, enacted in 1916, is levied “on the transfer of the taxable estate of every decedent who is a citizen or resident of the United State...

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...

Griffith Opposes Tax Breaks for Coastal Billionaires

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting no on H.R. 5377, which would end the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s cap of $10,000 on state and local tax (SALT) deductions: “We included the SALT deduction cap in the 2017 tax reform to help offset tax cuts that helped the middle class and small businesses. Ending the SALT deduction cap primarily benefits the wealthy in ...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.17.19

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Setting the Table for Economic Growth Our region recently hosted U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. I was honored to join him for much of his visit and participate in discussions with him and our region’s leaders about economic development and commerce. The Department of Commerce helps foster conditions for the economy to grow and businesses to thrive, and I am glad Secretary Ross took the ti...

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