Wheeling “newspapers” and our congressional representative on the CBO and the national debt
The local "newspapers"
Wikipedia describes the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as
a federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government that provides budget and economic information to Congress.
As it and other sources point out, it's nonpartisan as it reviews the possible impacts of major . . .
Despite the damage the plan will do to the citizens of his congressional district, the representative stays close to the Republican script
Representative David McKinley via MetroNews:
“We have a clear choice here: do we allow the status quo to continue, which only benefits the wealthy and politically connected?” he said in a release. “Or do we allow the process to continue and fight to ensure the final version is the best deal possible for the middle class and small employers?” . . .
Senator Manchin held a town hall in Berkeley Springs on Friday while McKinley and the rest of WV's Republican delegation are still zero-for-2017
Senator Manchin held a town hall in Berkeley Springs on Friday
From the Associated Press:
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin told West Virginia voters that the nation's biggest threat comes from unaddressed, excessive spending.
The Democratic senator held a town hall meeting Friday in Berkeley Springs, where he responded to a number of questions . . .
There’s no news here but that doesn't matter -- maybe it will help their re-election campaigns
Wednesday: McKinley tells Rotarians “coal needs to remain a major part of America’s energy mix”
That’s the breaking news. The front page article also includes the following:
To the Wheeling Rotary Club on Tuesday, McKinley said his No. 1 concern, overall, is jobs.
“We’re talking about taking care of people. I am supportive of wind and solar, . . .
Intelligencer buries West Virginia campaign fraud story with local/state implications on the obituary page
Not much to see here
If you look for it, you can find a skeleton of a story on page 2 of yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer in the last column right below “Funerals Today."1 It’s a three paragraph AP report and the headline reads:
Businessman Accused of Campaign Fraud
The AP story:
MORGANTOWN (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a . . .
Mining execs to meet at Trump hotel where rooms will be $800+ a night
The headline from yesterday’s Intercept:
After Massive Giveaways To Industry, Mining Executives Will Spend Big at Trump's D.C. Hotel
The article explains:
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVES of some of the largest coal and mining companies in the country have chosen the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a private conference next . . .
Final August recess scorecard
August recess totals from Town Hall Project:
Representative David McKinley's total = 0
In fairness to the congressman, he did occasionally meet with business leaders, politicians, veterans, and on one occasion, a restricted small group of private citizens during his five-week