Alex Thomas, Author at WV MetroNews

Wednesday January 22, 2020

Morrisey joins Republican AGs, asks US Senate to reject articles of impeachment

The attorneys general sent senators a letter on Wednesday, arguing the House of Representatives' charges lack evidence and are flawed,

US Supreme Court rejects request to expedite ‘Obamacare’ challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the ongoing legal challenge to former President Barack Obama's health care law in its current term.

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Manchin opposes state pre-existing conditions bill

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sent a letter to lawmakers on Tuesday asking for legislators to act

Monday January 13, 2020

Democrats criticize Morrisey, GOP pre-existing conditions bill

Eighteen Republican-led states and the U.S. Department of Justice are challenging "Obamacare."

Year after leaving state Senate, Ojeda launches US Senate bid

The former Logan County senator filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office on Monday.

Sunday January 12, 2020

Optimism, concern follow announcement of pre-existing conditions bill

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and legislators last week announced a measure to protect pre-existing conditions coverage.

Friday January 10, 2020

GOP states, Justice Department argue against immediate review of ‘Obamacare’ case

Eighteen states — including West Virginia — and the department filed briefs Friday in response to petitions that Democratic states and the House of Representatives filed last week.

Thursday January 9, 2020

Capito sponsors resolution requesting Pelosi forward articles of impeachment

Twenty-six senators have sponsored the resolution.

Tuesday January 7, 2020

US Supreme Court asks for responses in ‘Obamacare’ challenge, sets deadline for Friday

While "Obamacare" remains in effect, Democratic-led states have stressed concerns regarding the law's future.

Monday January 6, 2020

Goodwin uses State of the City to note positivity, change in Charleston

Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin said through the work of city leaders and her administration, they have created "positive momentum of change."

Friday January 3, 2020

Democratic states, US House urge Supreme Court to consider lower court ‘Obamacare’ ruling

A Democratic coalition of states and the U.S. House of Representatives are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to quickly review a recent judicial decision on former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Thursday January 2, 2020

West Virginia lawmakers part of group asking US Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade, other abortion ruling

The mostly Republican faction is asking the court to uphold a Louisiana law and review two previous rulings.

Wednesday December 18, 2019

US House impeaches Trump; West Virginia lawmakers oppose charges

West Virginia's representatives — David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Carol Miller — voted against the articles of impeachment.

Federal appeals court agrees individual mandate unconstitutional, leaves rest of ‘Obamacare’ to lower court

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' 2-1 ruling prolongs answers about the future of health insurance coverage for millions of Americans.

Tuesday December 17, 2019

Protests held across country ahead of US House impeachment vote

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to approve two articles of impeachment on Wednesday.

Friday December 13, 2019

Mooney: Committee impeachment vote ‘one of the most shameful moments in our nation’s history’

The House Judiciary Committee voted Friday to charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Manchin warns of blocking legislation until deal reached on miners funding

The pensions and health care benefits for thousands of coal miners will end if lawmakers do nothing before the new year.

Mooney, Miller continue opposition to impeachment following announced charges

Republican Reps. Alex Mooney and Carol Miller said House Democrats are wrong to continue the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Sunday December 8, 2019

Open enrollment numbers continue declining as period’s end approaches

Around 6,000 West Virginians have purchased health insurance coverage during the open enrollment period so far.

Wednesday December 4, 2019

Manchin, Capito back paid leave proposal

Under the Advancing Support for Working Families Act, families would be allowed to receive funds from child tax credits and cover unpaid time off in addition to other expenses.

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