Morgan Griffith's file:

Republican from Virginia

Morgan Griffith, a Republican congressman, represents Virginia's 9th District, which includes much of Southwest and part of Southside Virginia. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010. He serves on the House's Energy and Commerce Committee, which includes assignments on the Health, Energy and Power, and Oversight and Investigations subcommittees. He previously served in Virginia's House of Delegates from 1994 to 2011 and was the House Majority Leader beginning in 2000. Griffith graduated in 1980 from Emory and Henry College, Emory, and obtained a law degree in 1983 from Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington.

Recent statements involving Morgan Griffith

"From 1972 until 2011, the number of EPA employees increased by 107 percent while the number of total federal personnel decreased by 15 percent."  

"The Government Accountability Office estimated (Obamacare) will add to the long-term deficit by $6.2 trillion."

"On most things except witch trials, Virginia will always have been first."

"Originally, Democrats promised that if you liked your health care plan, you could keep it. One year later we know that you need a waiver to keep your plan."

"Not even expensive bottled water, like Perrier and Evian, are of good enough quality to pump out of mines in Southwest Virginia, according to the EPA regulation."

Recent stories featuring Morgan Griffith

PolitiFact's oddest fact-checks of 2012:

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Griffith corrects claim that formaldehyde doesn't cause cancer:

The report found sufficient evidence for EPA to conclude that formaldehyde exposure is a cause of cancers of the nose, nasal cavity, and upper throat.

Politicians say the strangest things:

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