U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded a total of $500 million to help Louisiana, Texas and West Virginia to recover after severe flooding events that occurred earlier this year. Provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, these recovery funds will assist the most impacted communities that experienced the most serious damage to their housing stock.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living will receive a $300,000 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living is an advocacy resource center for people with disabilities and the communities in which they live.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Homes for West Virginia today at “Hope Village” in White Sulphur Springs. At the groundbreaking, Mylan and MedExpress announced they will be providing $1 million and $500,000 respectively in seed money for Homes for West Virginia. This new program was launched by the nationally recognized disaster recovery nonprofit SBP and will partner with community leaders, West Virginia businesses and local stakeholders to rebuild communities, neighborhoods, small businesses and homes destroyed in the flooding
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey claimed victory in efforts to protect the rights of property owners against the federal government with a unanimous decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has secured full funding for construction and maintenance projects for six lakes and rivers in West Virginia, as well as the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stop implementation of President Obama’s power plant rules until it considers legal challenges to the plan:
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas led 29 states and state agencies Friday in filing opening briefs in their challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Power Plan.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hailed today’s decision blocking the Environmental Protection Agency as a monumental victory, explaining that it prevents the EPA from enforcing its illegal and unprecedented Power Plan until the court challenge concludes.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement after the Supreme Court ruled it would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) carbon rules for power plants while the courts consider a legal challenge from states and industry groups.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey helped lead officials from 18 states in challenging a proposal to force cap-and-trade upon states that do not comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Power Plan.
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