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I was honored recently to take part in the American Legion’s annual state convention in Huntington where I had the chance to, once again, thank West Virginia's veterans for their service and sacrifice and to talk about my efforts in Washington to ensure that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) addresses confirmed reports that some VA officials have been falsifying records to hide appallingly long wait times for medical care.
Today, U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in voting to pass a bill in the House that will help keep American workers on the job building the nation’s transportation network.
MANCHIN, ROCKEFELLER, RAHALL ANNOUNCE STATEWIDE FUNDING TO CREATE JOBS AND SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced that the Economic Development Administration will provide a total of $490,000 to regional councils around the state to invest in economic development strategies that support job creation. The funding will bring together the public and private sectors to establish a plan to diversify and strengthen regional economies.
Today, U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, addressed the West Virginia Transportation and Infrastructure Summit in Charleston, an event organized by the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation, an initiative started by Senator Jay Rockefeller, who led the day’s event.
There have been lots of headlines about the Highway Trust Fund running short on cash, some of them pretty dire if the Trust Fund goes belly up and road projects are forced to come to a screeching halt. But I am confident that the Congress will act at least on a short-term fix to ensure that critical road construction projects carry on.
Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) welcomed subcommittee approval of a funding bill that would bar the EPA from implementing a raft of regulations threatening to undercut West Virginia’s economy.