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“Today, President Obama and the unelected bureaucrats at the EPA are acting without any input from Congress to ‘fundamentally transform’ our country. The so-called Clean Power Plan will increase energy costs on the people who can least afford it, kill jobs, raise prices for all goods, and make our electric grid less reliable.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined with other state Attorneys General Monday afternoon to denounce the Obama administration’s finalized “Clean Power Plan.”
U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule on coal-fired power plants and greenhouse gases
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today voted in support of two bills that will ensure funding for transportation and highway projects across West Virginia. Senator Manchin voted to pass the House’s 3-month extension in order to avoid the July 31st funding lapse. He also voted to pass the Developing Roadway Infrastructure for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE) Act of 2015, which is the Senate’s long-term, 6-year transportation bill that the House may take up after the August recess
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced $592,300 in brownfields grants that will provide job training and environmental property assessments in Huntington and southern West Virginia
Continuing his push to block the Obama administration’s proposed coal-fired power plant rule, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) voted yes today on legislation he cosponsored that would allow for the judicial system to review the rule before states would be required to comply.
Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) voted today to protect West Virginia families from the increased costs of President Obama’s destructive regulations on coal. H.R. 2042, The Ratepayer Protection Act, would delay the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations on coal-fired power plants and allow states to opt-out of the rule if it threatens reliability and increases prices
U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has helped secure additional funding for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas and Drug-Free Communities programs, protecting them from cuts proposed by President Obama.
Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) voted against giving President Obama more power to negotiate free trade deals with foreign countries. H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015, would give President Obama authority to write comprehensive trade deals without any amendments by Congress and with limited debate.
West Virginia’s economy has already been significantly damaged by the EPA’s overreaching regulations and the looming release of the power plant rule. U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the “State of West Virginia v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency” case