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Tuesday March 19, 2019

Capito, McKinley again at top of bipartisan ratings

The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University released their Bipartisan Index on Tuesday.

Following Manchin’s opposition, state Democratic Party urges support for Equality Act

The legislation would extend existing federal non-discrimination rules on race and religion to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Monday March 18, 2019

Education forum series begins in Cabell County

Around 200 people participated in group discussions on topics such as funding, school choice and school support initiatives.

Thursday March 14, 2019

US Senate rejects Trump declaration on border security

The chamber voted 59-41 in rebuke of the executive action.

Wednesday March 13, 2019

US Senate expected to pass resolution revoking Trump emergency declaration

The resolution, already passed by the House of Representatives, would nullify the president's action to secure billions of dollars for physical barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Capito, FEMA leader discuss Kanawha schools construction delay

Kanawha County Schools officials announced this month the opening dates for two new schools will likely be pushed back a year.

Tuesday March 5, 2019

Manchin opposes judicial nominee for role in ‘Obamacare’ lawsuit

The Senate voted 53-45 to move the nomination of Chad Readler forward.

Monday March 4, 2019

US Senate committee to discuss climate change, electricity changes

The committee will hear from climate and energy analysts about global trends in electricity production and the impact of climate change.

Analyst: Possible ‘Obamacare’ ruling would cause significant coverage, funding loss

A federal judge in December ruled the health care law is unconstitutional because of the congressional repeal of the individual mandate.

Wednesday February 27, 2019

Capito supports Wheeler nomination; Manchin opposes

The Senate voted Wednesday to end debate on the nomination.

Miller expresses disappointment over Cohen hearing

Michael Cohen. President Donald Trump's former attorney, spoke before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Tuesday February 26, 2019

West Virginia’s US representatives oppose effort against Trump emergency declaration

The House voted to block the president's declaration, which aims to divert federal funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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.

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