Alex Thomas, Author at WV MetroNews

Yesterday June 16, 2019

Capito, Manchin rank among most bipartisan senators

The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University last week published the lifetime scores of 250 senators.

Friday June 14, 2019

Manchin, Collins introduce legislation regarding health insurance costs

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Susan Collins introduced the Premium Reduction Act of 2019 this week

Monday June 10, 2019

Female empowerment, 2020 at core of Capito, Haley appearances

Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley stopped in Charleston on Monday.

Thursday June 6, 2019

House GOP looking at what direction to take session

Republican leaders are taking steps to determine the direction they should take.

Monday June 3, 2019

Charleston council passes ordinance following protests at health care facilities

The Charleston City Council on Monday passed an ordinance aimed at balancing freedom of speech and the right to protest while on the property of a health care facility.

Thursday May 30, 2019

Mooney urges support for gun purchasing bill

U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., is a cosponsor of the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act.

Monday May 27, 2019

Unclaimed veterans honored at state cemetery

Military personnel and members of the public attended the event held at the Donnel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery.

Thursday May 23, 2019

Arguments in ‘Obamacare’ lawsuit set for July

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is considering a federal judge's ruling on the law's constitutionality.

Wednesday May 22, 2019

States, US House of Representatives submits responses in ‘Obamacare’ lawsuit

Wednesday's reply briefs were submitted three weeks after the federal government and 18 states offered their arguments to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

Monday May 13, 2019

Senate Democrats unveil proposal on education legislation

Lawmakers will return to Charleston on Monday for the start of the special legislative session.

Friday May 10, 2019

Warren takes campaign to Kermit, discusses opioids plan

The Massachusetts senator began a weekend of campaigning with an event Friday in the Mingo County town.

Wednesday May 8, 2019

Warren puts forward opioid plan ahead of Kermit, Ohio stops

The Massachusetts senator plans to be in Kermit on Friday.

Tuesday May 7, 2019

Manchin, Collins urge DOJ to drop support of Obamacare lawsuit

West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin and Maine Republican Susan Collins on Tuesday sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr.

Monday May 6, 2019

Warren to visit West Virginia this week

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is scheduled to be in Kermit on Friday.

Manchin: Mueller should testify to Congress

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke to MetroNews following an appearance in Kanawha County.

Friday May 3, 2019

Shawnee, Barboursville sports facilities co-hosting 2020 regional soccer championship

The Shawnee Sports Complex and the Barboursville Soccer Complex will host the 2020 U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championship, which is expected to have millions of dollars in economic impact.

Wednesday May 1, 2019

States, Trump administration file arguments against ‘Obamacare’

A coalition of states, which includes West Virginia, launched an effort last year challenging the statute's legal standing.

Monday April 22, 2019

Justice addresses Marshall County residents on poor roads

What was supposed to be a ceremony recognizing federal grant funding turned into Gov. Jim Justice answering questions about the poor road conditions.

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.

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