Alex Thomas, Author at WV MetroNews

Yesterday April 3, 2020

Trump approves major disaster declaration

The declaration, signed Friday, allows the state to pursue funding from FEMA to respond to the pandemic.

Sunday March 29, 2020

Gubernatorial campaigns alter strategies amid coronavirus pandemic

Candidates depending on other means of voter outreach as face-to-face contact is limited.

Monday March 23, 2020

Negotiations continue after US Senate again fails to move coronavirus bill forward

The Senate voted 49-46 Monday to invoke cloture on the legislation, short of the three-fifths majority needed to end debate.

Sunday March 22, 2020

US Senate rejects advancing economic coronavirus bill

The 47-47 vote Sunday succeeded negotiations between Republican and Democratic congressional leaders throughout the weekend.

Friday March 20, 2020

US Senate Republicans release ‘Phase 3’ coronavirus package proposal

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act was unveiled Thursday.

Wednesday March 18, 2020

Trump approves coronavirus measure; US Senate prepares work on 3rd bill

Senators voted 90-8 on the bill; Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., were among the majority.

Monday March 16, 2020

Manchin notes population, testing concerns amid coronavirus outbreak

"I don't want the state of West Virginia or anyone in our state getting a false sense of any type of security that we're immune. We are not," U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said.

Saturday March 14, 2020

US House passes extensive coronavirus measure

U.S. Reps. David McKinley and Carol Miller supported the measure, while Rep. Alex Mooney was one of 40 Republicans who opposed the legislation.

Tuesday March 10, 2020

US House of Representatives passes resolution aimed at protecting minor league baseball

House Resolution 6020 stems from a Major League Baseball proposal that would eliminate 42 teams, including three in West Virginia.

Wednesday March 4, 2020

US Senate begins considering sweeping energy measure

Senators voted earlier this week to move forward with the American Energy Innovation Act.

Monday March 2, 2020

US Supreme Court will hear ‘Obamacare’ case

Eighteen Republican states —including West Virginia — back the legal challenge that could overturn the health care law.

Friday February 28, 2020

Capito helping lead effort protecting minor league clubs

Major League Baseball officials want to replace its deal with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues at the end of the year.

Friday February 21, 2020

Manchin explains impeachment votes, looks ahead at Charleston town hall

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., held a town hall Friday at the University of Charleston.

Thursday February 20, 2020

Kanawha County Commission opposes Senate tax plan

Commissioners of West Virginia's largest county announced its opposition to the two-bill proposal.

Thursday February 13, 2020

Azar: No ‘Obamacare’ replacement until after legal challenge

Democratic members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee pressed Secretary Alex Azar about the legal challenge.

Sunday February 9, 2020

Manchin responds to Trump’s attacks over impeachment trial

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is defending himself as President Donald Trump continues his criticism of the senator.

Friday February 7, 2020

Trump ‘disappointed’ in Manchin for impeachment trial votes

President Donald Trump, continuing his victory lap following an acquittal in the impeachment trial, attacked U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., for voting to convict the president on two articles of impeachment.

Thursday February 6, 2020

US Supreme Court schedules ‘Obamacare’ discussion for end of month

The discussion, scheduled for Feb. 21, comes after justices refused to take up the case before summer.

Wednesday February 5, 2020

US Senate acquits Trump in impeachment trial; Manchin, Capito split on votes

The U.S. Senate's impeachment trial concluded Wednesday with the acquittal of President Donald Trump.

Manchin will vote to convict Trump in impeachment trial

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced his decision ahead of the Senate's vote that will conclude the impeachment trial.

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