Alex Thomas, Author at WV MetroNews

Today December 11, 2019

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.

Tuesday December 3, 2019

US Senate confirms Brouillette as Energy secretary; Manchin, Capito vote for nomination

Dan Brouillette most recently was the department's deputy secretary.

Thursday November 21, 2019

Manchin, Capito push lawmakers to fund miners’ pensions, health care

Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.V.a., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., spoke Thursday about passing the Bipartisan American Miners Act.

Tuesday November 19, 2019

With no changes to health care coverage imminent, attention already focused on future PEIA proposals

Members of the PEIA Finance Board have held three public hearings so far regarding their proposal for fiscal year 2021.

Thursday November 14, 2019

Democratic gubernatorial candidates, Montana’s Tester to speak at party dinner

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is the dinner's keynote speaker.

Wednesday November 6, 2019

Charleston residents push for changing police policies following use of force incident

Patrol Officer Carlie McCoy and Patrolman Joshua Mena were suspended following an Oct. 14 incident. Both officers have since returned.

Sunday November 3, 2019

Swearengin’s second US Senate bid underway, but will she be the only Democrat?

Paula Jean Swearengin is the only Democrat currently in the contest, which is favored toward U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

Thursday October 31, 2019

Blankenship files to run for president

Don Blankenship filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday.

US House passes rules on impeachment; West Virginia lawmakers oppose resolution

All 194 Republicans — including West Virginia's David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Carol Miller — voted against the measure.

Wednesday October 30, 2019

US Senate vote means ‘Obamacare’ changes stay

The Senate rejected a measure to undo the changes.

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Capito, Manchin talk impeachment in light of US House resolution

The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to vote Thursday on moving forward with the impeachment inquiry.

Thursday October 24, 2019

Republican senators — including Capito — support resolution condemning impeachment inquiry

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced the resolution.

Wednesday October 23, 2019

Mooney among Republicans involved in impeachment protest

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives brought a closed-door deposition to a halt on Wednesday.

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Manchin, again, urges Senate to pass protections for pensions

Tuesday marked 285 days since U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced the American Miners Act in the Senate

Friday October 11, 2019

Manchin: Removing American troops from Syria ‘terrible miscalculation’

Manchin's statement comes as Turkish forces continue their assault on the Kurdish people.

Thursday October 10, 2019

Pro-Morrisey super PAC received contribution from indicted Giuliani associates

Parnas and Fruman made two political donations in May 2018; one of the contributions went to 35th Inc., a super PAC that spent millions of dollars backing state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Tuesday October 8, 2019

Advocacy group leader launches Senate bid, challenging Capito for GOP nomination

Allen Whitt, the president of the Family Policy Council of West Virginia, announced late Monday his run for the U.S. Senate.

Tuesday September 24, 2019

West Virginia’s congressional delegation responds to impeachment inquiry

The Republican members of West Virginia's congressional delegation are criticizing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and congressional Democrats.

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