Growing up in Salem, Morgan Griffith was raised with traditional Southwest Virginia values–hard work, belief in God, and the importance of serving your neighbors. Morgan has dedicated his life to serving Southwest Virginia by protecting our Constitutional freedoms and fighting for our conservative family values.
After graduating from Emory & Henry College and the Washington and Lee University School of Law, Morgan returned to Southwest Virginia where he operated his own private law practice. Eager to serve our community, he successfully ran for the Virginia House of Delegates and then the United States Congress. In 2010, he defeated a 28-year Democratic incumbent to turn the 9th District red for the first time since 1982.
As our conservative voice in Congress, Morgan fought to protect our conservative values and makes no apology for defending the 2nd Amendment or the right to life. He has a proven record of fighting for our community, including standing up to the Environmental Protection Agency and job-killing regulations.
As a husband and a father, Morgan knows how important it is to protect our community and Southwest Virginia values to leave a better quality of life for future generations. As your voice in Congress, he will never stop fighting for you.
Getting Government Out of the Way of Job Creation
Morgan knows that to create new jobs in Southwest Virginia, we have to get government out of the way. High taxes, unnecessary regulation, and an over-reliance on foreign industry have strangled private businesses in our communities and prevented job growth. In Congress, Morgan introduced the EPA Regulatory Relief Act to reduce burdensome regulations on hospitals, manufacturers, and other businesses in our area so they can grow and provide jobs.
Protecting Coal and American Energy Resources
Morgan supports an “all of the above” energy approach and coal is a vital part of that plan. Morgan is working to provide funding to revitalize coal communities by reclaiming and restoring abandoned mine sites to create jobs and increase our coal production.
Securing Our Elections
Free, fair, and secure elections are the foundation for our democracy. Morgan supports commonsense solutions to secure our elections, such as requiring voter ID, clearing the deceased from voter rolls, and requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote.
Reining in Wasteful Spending
The national debt caused by the wasteful and excessive spending of Congress must come to an end. This will take time, but Morgan is working on legislation that would force Congress to spend no more than it receives, require the President to submit a balanced budget, and require a supermajority vote to increase the national debt limit.
Cracking Down on Illegal Immigration
The crisis at the border went from a manageable problem to a huge humanitarian crisis under the Democrats and the Biden Administration. Unaccompanied children are likely falling into the hands of human traffickers, and cartels are more easily trafficking deadly drugs across the country and into Virginia. Morgan is working to secure our border and crack down on illegal immigration. Morgan welcomes immigrants who want to come here legally and share in the American dream.
Fighting for Our Farmers
Morgan is fighting for our farmers in Washington. He is standing up to an overreaching Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies that make it harder for people to work their land and raise their livestock. Agriculture and timber are vital to Southwest Virginia’s economy, and Morgan supports these industries with his work in Congress and will continue to fight against the discredited Waters of the USA Program.
Combating the Opioid Crisis
From treatment to prevention, Morgan is a leader in creating new policies to reduce opioid addiction. He is leading efforts to improve prescription drug monitoring programs to allow healthier care providers to prevent over-prescription of opioids.
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