Alex Thomas, Author at WV MetroNews

Wednesday February 20, 2019

Unions call end to strike; teachers returning to classrooms Thursday

The statewide education strike will end after two days following the House of Delegates not acting Wednesday on the omnibus legislation.

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Education strike to continue Wednesday

The announcement from union leaders came after the House of Delegates moved to indefinitely postpone the education omnibus bill.

Friday February 15, 2019

Manchin, Capito among senators confirming Barr

William Barr was sworn in Thursday.

Thursday February 14, 2019

Congress approves funding bill with Trump set to declare emergency on border

Lawmakers passed a deal following the news President Donald Trump would also declare a national emergency to get funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Capito applauds efforts on border security deal

Conference committee leaders announced Monday the agreement, which includes 55 miles of new barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Monday February 11, 2019

Manchin set goals as Energy Committee ranking member

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., previously served as the ranking member of the Energy Subcommittee.

Wednesday February 6, 2019

Manchin includes Trump in call with students

President Donald Trump spoke briefly to a group of Webster County High School students on Wednesday.

Congressional delegates see positivity in Trump’s State of the Union address

President Donald Trump gave his second State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Thursday January 31, 2019

Capito supports Barr as attorney general

Matthew Whitaker currently serves as acting attorney general, a position he took after Jeff Sessions' forced resignation in November.

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Congressional conference committee holds first meeting on border security

The conference committee is responsible for coming up with a deal on border security.

Monday January 28, 2019

Educators ‘stunned’ over education omnibus, call it ‘retaliation’ for work stoppage

Education groups have begun discussions on the actions to take against the Senate education legislation.

Friday January 25, 2019

Trump, Congress reach deal to end partial government shutdown

President Donald Trump and Congress agreed to a deal to open the government through Feb. 15.

Ojeda suspends presidential bid

Former state Sen. Richard Ojeda resigned from the Senate earlier this month.

Thursday January 24, 2019

US Senate rejects 2 proposals to end shutdown

Friday will mark the 35th day of the partial government shutdown.

Wednesday January 23, 2019

US House GOP retreat postponed amid shutdown

The shutdown was set to begin next Wednesday at the Greenbrier resort.

Monday January 21, 2019

Capito, McKinley happy with Trump’s recent effort on shutdown, security

The U.S. Senate will likely take up a bill this week regarding border security and ending the partial government shutdown.

Saturday January 19, 2019

Manchin, Capito voice positivity following Trump’s immigration offer

Saturday marked day 30 of the partial government shutdown.

Friday January 18, 2019

Capito remains on GOP whip team

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has been part of the whip team since January 2015.

Thursday January 17, 2019

Justice chooses lobbyist with ties to governor to fill Ojeda seat

Paul Hardesty will replace Richard Ojeda in the Senate on Friday.

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Senate Democrats support another resolution to defend health care law

Forty-seven senators, including Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, cosponsored the resolution, the first on the matter of the 116th Congress.

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