Alex Thomas, Author at WV MetroNews

Monday April 8, 2019

Manchin, Capito discuss health care options after possible legislation pushed until after election

While President Donald Trump has kicked the debate on health care until after the election, the issue will not be going away.

Wednesday April 3, 2019

McKinley, Mooney, Miller oppose ‘Obamacare’ resolution

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the resolution in response to the Department of Justice's decision last week supporting a federal judge's decision on the law's constitutionality.

US House voting Wednesday on ‘Obamacare’ resolution; Senate introduces own measure

The vote will come after Senate Democrats on Tuesday introduced a similar resolution.

Kanawha GOP committee passes no-confidence resolution on Justice

The measure criticized Gov. Jim Justice's platform as well as the state's current transportation issues

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Manchin criticizes Justice Department for ‘Obamacare’ stance

Before Monday's letter, the Justice Department only opted not to defend the health care law in court.

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Justice Department sides with federal judge on ‘Obamacare’ ruling

The decision came after several states on Monday issued a challenge to the original decision.

Monday March 25, 2019

West Virginia lawmakers react to Mueller report

Most of West Virginia's congressional delegates expressed satisfaction with the report which states there is no evidence showing anyone with President Donald Trump's campaign worked with Russia to affect the 2016 election.

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Lawmakers, education leaders reflect on forums so far

The event, held at Capital High School, allowed various stakeholders the opportunity to voice their concerns on education in West Virginia during roundtable discussions.

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Religious, political leaders speak against hate at memorial service

The memorial service came four days after 50 people died in the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Capito, McKinley again at top of bipartisan ratings

The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University released their Bipartisan Index on Tuesday.

Following Manchin’s opposition, state Democratic Party urges support for Equality Act

The legislation would extend existing federal non-discrimination rules on race and religion to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Monday March 18, 2019

Education forum series begins in Cabell County

Around 200 people participated in group discussions on topics such as funding, school choice and school support initiatives.

Thursday March 14, 2019

US Senate rejects Trump declaration on border security

The chamber voted 59-41 in rebuke of the executive action.

Wednesday March 13, 2019

US Senate expected to pass resolution revoking Trump emergency declaration

The resolution, already passed by the House of Representatives, would nullify the president's action to secure billions of dollars for physical barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Capito, FEMA leader discuss Kanawha schools construction delay

Kanawha County Schools officials announced this month the opening dates for two new schools will likely be pushed back a year.

Tuesday March 5, 2019

Manchin opposes judicial nominee for role in ‘Obamacare’ lawsuit

The Senate voted 53-45 to move the nomination of Chad Readler forward.

Monday March 4, 2019

US Senate committee to discuss climate change, electricity changes

The committee will hear from climate and energy analysts about global trends in electricity production and the impact of climate change.

Analyst: Possible ‘Obamacare’ ruling would cause significant coverage, funding loss

A federal judge in December ruled the health care law is unconstitutional because of the congressional repeal of the individual mandate.

Wednesday February 27, 2019

Capito supports Wheeler nomination; Manchin opposes

The Senate voted Wednesday to end debate on the nomination.

Miller expresses disappointment over Cohen hearing

Michael Cohen. President Donald Trump's former attorney, spoke before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform.

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