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...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.20.19

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Robocalls Have you received an unsolicited call recently from a number that looked familiar? If so, you are far from alone. Robocalls increasingly plague our cell phones. They leave us unsure about who is calling and what is a legitimate call. Sometimes they trick those who pick up into sending money or divulging sensitive information. At the very least, they are annoying. Many of you have told me...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 1.7.19

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Rules are important. This is a foundational principle in a republic based on democratic principles. The first vote I cast in the Virginia House of Delegates was against a rules package. I voted no because it did not contain proportional representation for political parties in committee membership, something I believed necessary for good representation. A later assembly adopted my amendments to cor...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 11.30.18

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Legislation often begins with a concern or a question from a constituent. He or she draws on experiences or ideas to identify matters that need fixing: something the Federal Government does, something it could do better, or something it does not do that should be considered. The following story, which inspired a bill I have introduced, is a sad one. I attended the Washington County fair this year ...

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...

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