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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.
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.
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.