Griffith Calls for Aid to Free and Charitable Clinics in Coronavirus Relief

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) this week sent a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex M. Azar II urging HHS to include free and charitable clinics in coronavirus relief. Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District is served by several of these clinics, including the Health Wagon. “Now, as HHS determines how best to utilize the dollars remaining in the P... Read more »

Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $500,000 for Projects in Virginia Coalfields

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The Appalachian Regional Commission today approved two grants for projects in the Virginia coalfields totaling $500,000. The Southwest Regional Recreation Authority of Virginia received $300,000 for the Catalyst for Growth in Developing the Tourism Economy of the Coalfields project. The Town of St. Paul received $200,000 for Phase 2 of the historic Lyric Theater renovation. Congressman Morgan Grif... Read more »

U.S. Department of Commerce Awards GENEDGE ALLIANCE of Martinsville $876,000 to Support Manufacturing

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The U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded $876,000 to GENEDGE ALLIANCE of Martinsville to support Virginia-based U.S. small- and medium-sized manufacturers, including rural manufacturers, respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 6.8.20

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June 6 was the 76th anniversary of the D-Day landings, when Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe who oversaw the landings, called D-Day a “great and noble undertaking.” Indeed, it was among the greatest undertakings in history, an enormous and complex operation of men and machinery moving toward the goal of freeing Europe fro... Read more »

Griffith Congratulates Ninth District Winners of the Congressional Art Competition

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today announced that Brandi Wade of Eastside High School in Coeburn won the Congressional Art Competition in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District. Her artwork is entitled Tree and Starry Night. Mariam Rmili earned second place with Winter Fluff, and Kaitlyn Robinson earned third with Autumn Harvest. They also study at Eastside High School. The art teacher for... Read more »

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 5.31.20

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George Floyd Like many Americans, I am appalled by what happened to George Floyd. The officers involved in his death did not recognize his constitutional rights to due process or even his dignity as a human being. I am glad the Department of Justice is investigating. It is right and proper, and the actions by these particular police officers was disgraceful. FISA All Americans fall under the prote... Read more »

Ninth District Traveling Staff Office Hours for Week of June 1

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Congressman Griffith’s Ninth District STAFF will be available at the following locations during the week of June 1. Traveling office hours follow the status of local government offices, which vary across the 22 counties and nine independent cities of the Ninth District. As local governments offices reopen, office hours will be resumed. Please contact the Christiansburg Office at 540-381-5671 or th... Read more »

USDA Rural Development Approves $538,000 in Funding for Scott County

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a loan of $269,000 and a grant of $269,000, a total of $538,000 in funding, to the Scott County Public Service Authority for providing public sewer service to the Daniel Boone community. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Inadequate water sanitation systems in the Daniel Boone community pose a hea... Read more »

USDA Rural Development Approves $404,000 Loan for Clifton Forge Dam

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a loan of $404,000 to the town of Clifton Forge to improve the town’s dam. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Repairing the dam at Clifton Forge is an important safety measure for the people of the region. USDA Rural Development’s support for this vital infrastructure project will guarantee the da... Read more »

USDA Rural Development Approves $3,853,000 in Funding for Big Stone Gap

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a loan of $1,762,000 and a grant of $2,091,000, a total of $3,853,000 in funding, to the town of Big Stone Gap for improving the town’s water distribution system. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement: “Upgrading the water infrastructure in Big Stone Gap will benefit the health and quality of life of t... Read more »

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