Griffith is the representative for Virginia’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Griffith is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Griffith.
Griffith is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Griffith has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Morgan Griffith sits on the following committees:
Griffith was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 446 (115th): To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
- H.R. 447 (115th): To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
- H.R. 5801 (115th): Medicaid Providers Are Required To Note Experiences in Record Systems to Help In-need Patients Act
- H.R. 5812 (115th): Creating Opportunities that Necessitate New and Enhanced Connections That Improve Opioid Navigation Strategies Act of 2018
- H.R. 2880 (115th): Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act
- H.R. 3089 (113th): Compounding Clarity Act of 2013
Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Griffith sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (37%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Energy (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Taxation (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Environmental Protection (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%)
Some of Griffith’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3705: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to include a safe ...
- H.R. 3662: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure patients have ...
- H.R. 2614: Compact Federal District Act
- H.R. 2405: Streamlining Research on Controlled Substances Act of 2021
- H.R. 1899: Ensuring Compliance Against Drug Diversion Act of 2021
- H.R. 1051: BROADBAND Leadership Act
- H.R. 932: To require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on national forest ...
From Jan 2011 to Jun 2021, Griffith missed 113 of 6,471 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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