Yearly Archives: 2015

Manchin and Capito Announce USDA Rural Development Funding for Paden City

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development funding for a water and waste disposal project in Paden City. The city will receive a $2.9 million loan and $471,000 grant for needed improvements to its wastewater system.

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $6.8 Million for Housing Programs Across West Virginia

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $6,787,508 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to public housing authorities across West Virginia. The funding will be used for operations and management efforts to help ensure safe and decent public housing across the state.

McKinley Energy Efficiency Plan Signed Into Law

Energy efficiency was a central focus for Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) this week with a speech Tuesday, the introduction of comprehensive efficiency legislation Wednesday, and a White House signing ceremony for the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act today

Manchin, Capito Introduce Legislation to Rein in EPA Jurisdiction on Water Sources

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined a bipartisan group of senators to introduce the Water Quality Protection Act, which addresses long-standing concerns regarding a rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to redefine the “waters of the U.S.” definition under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposed rule stems from a draft guidance document on “waters of the U.S.” that was originally released in 2011

House Passes Common-Sense Energy Efficiency Bill

An energy efficiency plan proposed by Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) passed the House with wide bipartisan support today. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act encourages owners and tenants to voluntarily improve energy efficiency by using incentives not punishments.

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million to Support Family Health Care Services

Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $1,009,786 in federal funding to the West Virginia Office of Maternal and Child Health Services (OMCHS). The funding will help support the various programs offered under OMCHS with the goal of building better health care infrastructure in the state. The organization specializes in serving the needs of women, infants, children, families, and children with special health care needs.

West Virginia Becomes 22nd State to Prohibit PLA Mandates

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and ABC of West Virginia (ABCWV) today applauded Gov. Tomblin (D-W.V.) for signing the Establishing Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act (SB 409). The bill prohibits government entities from requiring contractors to enter into wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of performing work on publicly funded construction projects.


U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that he has been named to the House Appropriations Committee’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Subcommittee

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Determines State Recording Statutes do not Require...

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia held recording statutes in West Virginia do not require that the assignment of a trust deed be recorded in the office of the clerk of the county commission


Attorney General Morrisey Protects Property Rights in Supreme Court Victory

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.



The U.S. Department of Labor and a West Virginia nursing home and rehabilitation company have reached an agreement to resolve alleged overtime violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).