Is he deserving?
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Repairing Damage to Coal Industry," heaps lots of praise on Representative David McKinley for his supposed work to make sure that the 45Q tax credit was included in the final budget:
McKinley, R-W.Va., is being given credit for much of the initiative that resulted in funding for . . .
The congressman claims that he held one recently!
Does this look like a town hall meeting to you?
Great hearing from substance abuse prevention professionals from Harrison and Ohio Counties. Thank you for all you do to help fight the opioid epidemic. pic.twitter.com/ShFQusotpP— David B. McKinley (@RepMcKinley) February 7, 2018
I was surprised earlier today when I read the following in WV . . .
From the Associated Press via WV Public Broadcasting:
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is hosting a town hall meeting for voters next week as he revs up his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
Blankenship's campaign said in a news release Wednesday the meeting will be held Jan. 18 at the Chief Logan Lodge, Hotel and Conference Center . . .
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, . . .