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July 2, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Denver Riggleman commended a $1.8 million FEMA grant for disaster relief that was awarded to Southside Electrical Cooperative yesterday. The Southside Electric Cooperative will receive the grant on a reimbursement basis for the work they are doing to rebuild electric infrastructure following Hurricane Michael. The hurricane caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage across the 5th District.
June 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Denver Riggleman applauded the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development’s award of a $20,100,000 loan for Wintergreen sewer system improvements.
June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. - Two amendments sponsored by Congressman Denver Riggleman passed the House unanimously this afternoon. Both amendments passed with bipartisan support and were cosponsored by Rep. David Trone (D-MD).  The first would expand broadband access for rural communities that are underserved by private investment.  The second would increase funding to combat the opioid epidemic in rural communities.  Congressman Riggleman spoke on the House floor in support of both amendments today.

June 3, 2019 In The News

Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-5th, and law enforcement personnel are taking major steps to address drug trafficking in Central and Western Virginia.

In a speech last month on the House floor, Riggleman urged Congress to designate Nelson County and the region as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which would allow area law enforcement access to a variety of resources.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Riggleman gave a speech on the House floor today. He addressed the issue of drug trafficking in the Nelson County region of the 5th District and urged Congress to designate the region as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).  This designation would help law enforcement better protect our communities and increase support for combating drugs.

May 2, 2019 Press Release
Washington-Congressman Denver Riggleman held a press conference Wednesday morning with three other Members of the Freshman Working Group on Addiction. Rep. Riggleman, along with Rep. David Trone (D-MD), Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), and Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) introduced a bill to authorize $5 billion in funding for State Opioid Response (SOR) Grants and Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Grants over five years. This is an important step to combat the opioid crisis that has taken hold across the county.
April 10, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Riggleman joined colleagues in the House of Representatives to deliver special order speeches on disaster relief yesterday. Riggleman used this opportunity to speak about the devastating effect of Hurricanes Florence and Michael on the 5th district.