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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • WASHINGTON, DC (WTRF) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is on board now, two weeks after walking away from a climate deal.He is now in favor of a compromise called the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.It contains $370 billion in clean energy tax incentives, and $7500 in tax credits for Americans who buy electric cars.The legislation would allow Medicare to negotiate the price of some prescriptions.And it would cap out-of-pocket drug costs for seniors at $2,000 a year.The costs would be offset by a... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., says there is no reason to be surprised about new legislation addressing energy, health care and deficit reduction.   While Manchin has shown resistance to domestic policy packages over the last year, West Virginia’s senior senator has also maintained contact with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., about getting a measure through the chamber. The discussions led to Wednesday’s announcement of the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WV News) — Sen. Joe Manchin elaborated Thursday morning on details of a bill aiming to tackle inflation, climate change, healthcare and more, although his fellow West Virginia senator, Shelley Moore Capito, is not as supportive of the measures. Called the Inflation Reduction Act, Manchin said the $739 billion bill backed by fellow Democrat President Joe Biden would invest $300 billion into reducing the national deficit, increase taxes and tax enforcement on on the... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation are urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to support the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.The letter — led by Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and signed by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., as well as Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va. — also asks the commission to approve a request for a four-year extension related to the project.“The United States is a... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — West Virginia’s congressional delegation is supporting the nomination of the state’s conronavirus adviser to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.   “As members of West Virginia’s Congressional Delegation, we write in strong support of Dr. Clay Marsh’s nomination to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality,” a letter from Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Reps. David... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN – West Virginia’s full Congressional delegation has put its endorsement behind the nomination of WU’s Dr. Clay Marsh to serve on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (NACHRQ).   Marsh is WVU’s chancellor and executive dean for Health Sciences and serves as Gov. Jim Justice’s COVID-19 czar.   NACHRQ is a 21-member panel, the D.C. delegation said, with appointed members serving three-year terms. It provides varied... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WV News) — West Virginia's congressional delegation jointly issued a letter to offer support for the nomination of West Virginia University's Dr. Clay Marsh to serve on a federal health care advisory council.   The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality is a 21-member panel that advises the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. According to its website, AHRQ is the lead federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of health... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., sat down across the table Friday from representatives of a new Fayette County business, one with international roots.   Capito met with company leadership and toured the facilities at Gainwell Engineering, an India-based mining equipment company with its U.S. headquarters for sales and repairs in Hico. Gainwell officials and local dignitaries cut the ribbon for the Fayette location on June 16.   During her July 15 visit, Capito talked... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s two U.S. senators expressed their displeasure at another increase in inflation rates as one of them continues to revive parts of President Joe Biden’s failed social spending bill in a way that can both fund Democratic wish list items and fight inflation.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index rose from 8.6 percent in May to 9.1 percent in June — the highest rate of inflation since November 1981. The... Read More
  • Step, by step, U.S. Marines carried the flag draped casket of Hershel “Woody” Williams up the eastern front of the U.S. Capitol. For the next few hours, Williams, who was the last living Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, lay in honor in the Capitol rotunda.   Williams died on June 29 in Huntington at age 98. Very few Americans have been honored in such a fashion, and he is the first West Virginian.   Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy... Read More
  • Woody Williams, the beloved Medal of Honor recipient from West Virginia, will lie in honor today at the U.S. Capitol.   His family will be in attendance as Williams is honored in a ceremony by senators, representatives and high-ranking U.S. military personnel. Williams will be the first West Virginian to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol.   Williams was 98 when he died June 29. At the time of his death, Williams was the last living Medal of Honor recipient from World War... Read More
  • CHARLESTON – West Virginia's two U.S. senators expressed their displeasure at another increase in inflation rates as one of them continues to revive parts of President Joe Biden's failed social spending bill in a way that can both fund Democratic wish list items and fight inflation.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index rose from 8.6% in May to 9.1% in June – the highest rate of inflation since November 1981. The 9.1% CPI was driven by... Read More
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said the new inflation numbers released Wednesday were “discouraging” and create “pessimism.”   “These were huge inflation numbers today,” she said of the 9.1 percent rise, the highest since 1981. “It is very discouraging to a lot of people and a lot of West Virginians.”   Capito said during a virtual press briefing Wednesday afternoon she remembers inflation during the early 1980s when wages did not go... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave its ultimate final salute Thursday to Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, a 5-foot-6 “force of nature’” in the battle of Iwo Jima and the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.   Seventy-seven years after his wartime heroism, Williams, who died last month at 98, lay in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a tribute reserved for the nation’s most distinguished private citizens. Only six others have received... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s two U.S. senators expressed their displeasure at another increase in inflation rates as one of them continues to revive parts of President Joe Biden’s failed social spending bill in a way that can both fund Democratic wish list items and fight inflation.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index rose from 8.6% in May to 9.1% in June — the highest rate of inflation since November 1981. The 9.1% CPI was... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WV News) — A grateful nation said a final goodbye Thursday to the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.   Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, a native of Marion County’s Quiet Dell who passed away last month at age 98, was lain in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.   Williams is one of just seven individuals in U.S. history to lie in honor at the Capitol who was not an elected official.   The others were Rosa Parks, Rev. Billy... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WV News) — West Virginia’s senatorial representatives each released statements decrying news of the largest 12-month increase in consumer inflation in more than 40 years.   The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday published its monthly Consumer Price Index Report for June, announcing that consumer inflation had risen to 9.1%, the largest one-year jump seen since 1981.   “Today’s inflation data illustrates the pain families across the country... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WV News) — The life of a “legend” will be honored Thursday at the U.S. Capitol, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said during her weekly virtual press conference. Capito reflected on the life and service of Hershel “Woody” Williams, who will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.   “It’s an honor that’s been afforded very few times throughout our nation’s history,” she said. “It’s... Read More
  • As the national inflation rate rose a historic 9.1 percent over the past 12 months, West Virginia’s senators said they’re steamed.   “For more than a year, leaders in Washington have ignored the serious concerns raised by myself and others about the rising cost of inflation,” U.S. Senator Joe Manchin stated today in response to the monthly release of the Consumer Price Index by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.   “While Washington seems to now... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCHS) — The life and legacy of Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams were honored on Wednesday by West Virginia's two U.S. senators, who recalled a humble, dedicated man who always wanted the attention focused on all who had served their country rather than himself.   U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and U.S. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., spoke from the U.S. Senate floor Wednesday evening about Williams, who is set to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol... Read More