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...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 9.3.18

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Thoughts on Labor Day and Grant Workshops Announcement We dedicate Labor Day each year to the social and economic contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. While the first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, it would not become a nationally recognized holiday until 1894. On June 28, 1894, Congress pass...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 7.30.18

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The 115th Congress has been working to improve the lives of average Americans. From taking on the opioid crisis to cutting taxes for the great majority of Americans, the House of Representatives has pushed for solutions. I believe the results make Americans better off. Economy Constituents frequently ask about jobs and economic development when I talk to them while traveling around the 22 counties...

Griffith Statement on Designation of Opportunity Zones

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it has designated Opportunity Zones in Virginia, including areas located in the Ninth District. As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, new investments in communities designated as Opportunity Zones receive preferential tax treatment, encouraging growth and revitalization in areas facing economic challenges...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.25.18

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Death There’s a saying about not making the perfect the enemy of the good. I thought of that saying recently when I voted for the Senate’s version of “right to try” on May 22. Regular readers of this column know that I am a staunch supporter of the concept of “right to try,” which would allow patients facing life-threatening illnesses to access experimental treatments. Throughout my time in Congre...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 3.19.18

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Disclaimer: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act took effect at the beginning of 2018, so for your 2017 income taxes due this April, you will still pay according to the old tax code and its higher rates. But most should see bigger paychecks this year because the Federal Government will withhold less for 2018 taxes. Read on to learn more. In the months since President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in...

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 12.19.17

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Tax Reform: Good for Families, Good for Jobs In a country whose war for independence was to some degree a tax revolt, taxes can be a touchy subject. A lot of complicated questions are involved. How do we encourage economic growth? How do we raise revenue to pay for spending? What is a fair tax rate? Answering these questions means setting priorities and balancing them. My priorities for the Ninth ...

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