Rep. Morgan Griffith: End the tyranny of the minority and eliminate the filibuster/cloture rule

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Nuclear Option, Slavery, and the Tyranny of the Majority To get past the Democrats’ obstructionism and allow a vote on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the Senate invoked the so-called “nuclear option.”  This eliminated the modern filibuster/cloture rule for Supreme Court nominations and allowed a simple majority to confirm him. While it […]

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U.S. Congress accelerates release of $1 billion from Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation Fund

Monday, March 27, 2017

The below press release was forward by Congressman Morgan Griffith’s office and from U.S. Congress titled “RECLAIM Act of 2017 Introduced for 115 th Congress.” WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2017) – Today, Congressional leaders united across the aisle and the Capitol Dome to reintroduce the bipartisan RECLAIM Act. The legislation aims to accelerate $1 billion […]

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Rep. Griffith and Sen. Hatch introduce legislation for safe transport of firearms across states lines

Monday, March 20, 2017

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced legislation to address a critical gap in U.S. law related to the transportation of firearms. Under current regulations, many law-abiding Americans unwittingly violate disparate rules governing the transportation of firearms across state lines.  Griffith and Hatch’s bills would amend the Firearm Owners Protection Act […]

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Office of Inspector General audit of Roanoke USPS mail delivery finds no concerns

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Except for some weather delays last winter the Office of Inspector General (OIG) said it found that the Roanoke P&DC FCM service scores as measured against these new standards were largely unchanged after the partial consolidation compared to scores from the same period a year earlier. Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) and Morgan Griffith (VA-09) requested […]

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Hillary for America Chair John Podesta demands more information from FBI

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hillary for America Chair John Podesta released a statement in response to the letter sent by FBI Director James Comey to eight Republican committee chairman in Congress: “Upon completing this investigation more than three months ago, FBI Director Comey declared no reasonable prosecutor would move forward with a case like this and added that it […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith’s statement on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Rep. Morgan Griffith's statement on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2016 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. “Fifteen years ago today, our nation was attacked by terrorists.  Like many of you, I distinctly remember where I was when the first plane hit.  On what started out as a typical […]

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Griffith, Hurt, Goodlatte ask FERC for public meetings on pipeline

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Griffith, Hurt, Goodlatte ask FERC for public meetings on pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), and Robert Hurt (VA-05) sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that they not only hold one-on-one meetings, but with constituents in Virginia pertaining to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Below is the […]

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Kaine, Warner, Va. AG Herring, Griffith, Clinton on SCOTUS ruling on Obama’s executive order deferring deportations

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A lower court previously blocked the Obama Administration’s expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the creation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) initiative. Because the Court’s justices tied 4-4, the lower court’s ruling remains in effect. Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement today on the […]

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USPS Office of the Inspector General begins review of Roanoke Process Center

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Prior to moving mail processing and jobs to Greensboro, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) and Morgan Griffith (VA-09) joined Congressman Robert Hurt (VA-05) and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in sending a letter to the Postmaster General outlining their concerns with the decision to close the Roanoke P&DC.  In their letter, the lawmakers […]

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Opinion by federal judge rules against fracking regulation

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – Late Tuesday, a federal judge appointed by President Barack Obama, Judge Scott Skavdahl of the District Court of Wyoming, ruled that the Interior Department does not have the authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing. “The issue before this Court is not whether hydraulic fracturing is good or bad for the environment […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith votes against appropriation amendment regarding Confederate flag

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rep. Morgan Griffith votes against appropriation amendment regarding Confederate flag

UPDATED clarifying his vote see below. Thursday, May 19, 2016 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding his vote against the Huffman Amendment to H.R. 4974 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017: “Today, I voted no on the Huffman Amendment, which would prohibit the use of […]

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Mayor Bowers will not seek the 9th congressional district seat

Monday, February 22, 2016

Mayor Bowers will not seek the 9th congressional district seat

Roanoke’s Mayor David Bowers has been exploring a run for the Democratic nomination for the 9th District Congressional seat held by Republican congressman Morgan Griffith. He announced in November 2015 that he was not seeking another term as mayor. Mayor David Bowers to go out on high note – will not run in 2016 Bowers […]

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