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U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced a total of $131,310 in funding for the West Virginia State Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) West Virginia Private Water Well Safety Project. The goal of the project is to identify and address drinking water program performance gaps, improve efficiency and effectiveness of drinking water programs and identify and reduce exposures leading to drinking water contamination
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced his Office has filed a complaint against a company that owns and manages residential rental properties in Morgantown, alleging the company charged tenants excessive fees in violation of the state’s consumer protection laws
“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
As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the Committee’s passage of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, a comprehensive, bipartisan bill that addresses our nation’s energy opportunities and challenges. Included in the bill are three of Senator Manchin’s amendments that comprise the entirety of the bill’s coal title and focus on promoting an all-of-the-above energy policy, keeping coal competitive with other low-carbon energy sources and speeding up efforts to develop carbon emission-reducing technologies
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
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
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.