Issues

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``Good jobs. Affordable energy. Less government. More freedom. I’ve spent my entire adult life fighting for these ideas, and I’ll keep fighting for them as your Congressman.``

-- Morgan Griffith

Jobs


The American economy has remained stagnant under years of President Obama’s disastrous policies. The United States economy should and could be doing better. Morgan has been there fighting every step of the way. Morgan believes that the best way to grow the economy is to get government out of the way. He believes that entrepreneurs and free enterprise create prosperity. Morgan believes that his job in Washington is to fight for your job back home.

In Congress, Morgan will fight to keep taxes low for families and businesses, rollback burdensome and unnecessary regulations that kill jobs and secure America’s future by promoting domestic energy.

Morgan is fighting to protect jobs and to stop the Obama Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency’s War on Coal and power grab through the Waters of the USA proposal.

Taxes & Spending


Since being elected, Morgan has fought against higher taxes and wasteful spending. He knows America has to get its checkbook in order. Washington is mortgaging the future with higher deficits and more debt, leaving our children less secure and less prosperous.

Morgan believes that taxes are too high and the U.S. tax code is too long and too complex. Morgan has voted to scrap the entire tax code and force Congress to start over from scratch. He’s voted to repeal the Death tax. Morgan helped pass important tax laws that help farmers, educators, small business owners and other private sector job creators.

Morgan is working to cut wasteful spending and reduce the nation’s massive $18 trillion debt by supporting a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He supports Congressman Paul Ryan’s plan to cut spending by $5.1 trillion and balance the budget in 10 years without raising taxes.

The Constitution & Privacy


Morgan is a supporter of your right to own and carry a firearm. He has consistently received “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association. In the House of Delegates, he led the effort to repeal many of the restrictions that Virginia imposed on law-abiding gun owners. In Congress, he opposed the U.N. Arms Control Treaty because it undermines the Second Amendment. Morgan has consistently voted to strengthen the 2nd Amendment.

Morgan is a firm defender of your freedom and opposes government efforts to limit your privacy and collect information about all your communications. He opposes illegal data collection and monitoring and voted to end blanket data collection practices by the NSA.

Morgan believes the U.S. military complex should not be able to exercise the power of detention on United States soil against United States citizens without due process.

Immigration


Morgan is working to secure our borders and opposes the President’s unlawful executive orders which create a plan similar to amnesty.

Energy


Morgan has been fighting for American energy since he was a member of the House of Delegates. This has continued since being elected to Congress, standing up for the 9th District’s coal jobs and leading the defense against President Obama’s war on coal.

During his first term in Congress, Morgan successfully passed legislation through the House of Representatives to give businesses more time to comply with costly and burdensome government regulations. Morgan fought the EPA and called out the Department of Energy’s bad loans to failed Solar companies. Since then, Morgan has continued to fight the implementation of EPA regulations that are bankrupting the coal industry.

Morgan also supports the development of oil and natural gas off America’s coast and the Keystone Pipeline. A clean environment and secure energy future are not mutually exclusive. Morgan believes we can develop and utilize our energy resources while still protecting our environment.

Strong National Defense


Like Ronald Reagan, Morgan believes that peace is best preserved through strength. He supports the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces by fighting to make sure every single defense dollar is spent wisely. He believes the U.S. should stand by its ally Israel.

Morgan is also fighting to make sure the President operates within the bounds of the Constitution. The Constitution grants Congress the power to declare war and Morgan believes the President should seek Congressional approval for any military engagement other than a short term emergency.

Conservative Values


As a father, Morgan understands firsthand how precious innocent life is. Morgan consistently defended innocent life while serving in the General Assembly, building a solid record of voting for the pro-life position. In Congress, Morgan has stood up to the pro-abortion lobby and continued to defend innocent human life.

Obamacare


Morgan remains firmly opposed to Obamacare and has repeatedly voted to repeal this disastrous program.

Morgan has worked to improve access to safe and affordable quality health care by helping write bills to make pharmacies safer, protect black lung benefits and keep rural community hospitals open.

Protecting Our Seniors


Congressman Griffith is a fighter for Senior citizens. Social Security is an agreement between the US government and the American worker, a contract that says that we will pay a with-holding tax on our income and the government will pay us back our money with interest once we reach retirement age.

Social Security benefits must be protected, but the institution is in trouble. Congressman Griffith is dedicated to ensuring its long-term solvency. This means common sense reforms to the system that effect only future retirees but guarantees the longevity of the Social Security system.

Likewise, we must make sure that Medicare continues to exist for the next generation of Senior citizens. We must protect this program.

We need to be using modern technology to stop the billions of dollars that seniors are being cheated out of each year in Medicare fraud. Those who claim to provide services to the needy but who in fact are cheats are amongst the vilest of non-violent criminals. As criminals become more adept at using technology to steal, the government needs to step up efforts to catch them and punish them. We need to be using the same modeling technology to catch Medicare fraud that credit card companies are using to catch fraudulent charges.