Manchin to do four this week, Capito and McKinley none
The AP is reporting that Senator Manchin will take part in four town hall meetings this week in Martinsburg, South Charleston, Huntington and Morgantown.
Representative McKinley and Senator Capito continue to avoid them. Capito has been making noises that she may not support the current Republican health care proposal but I don't . . .
Mostly hiding from her constituents
Citizens in the Buckhannon area planned a town hall during the Senate’s week-long recess but the problem was getting Capito to commit. As the Buckhannon Record Delta described:
“We delivered the petition to her and we have requested multiple times that she attend and have gotten no response,” . . .
Are any of West Virginia's elected representatives going to hold a town hall meeting about health care?
(with February 27 update)
West Virginia town halls
Early this afternoon the Associated Press reported on attempts to get West Virginia's congressional delegation to attend a town hall meeting about the future of health care:
Demonstrators at the Capitol in Charleston are calling on the state's congressional delegation to hear their . . .
Apparently writing op-ed pieces for the Gazette-Mail
Sunday's Charleston Gazette-Mail "Perspective" section featured articles by West Virginia's two senators. Joe Manchin's "W.Va. needs its public schools" had as its subheading "Secretary of Education nominee DeVos would be a poor choice for education." In the article, Manchin explains why he will not . . .
According to WV Metro News:
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voiced his opposition Monday to President Donald Trump’s executive order that halted immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and stopped Syrian refugees from coming into the United States.
“After taking the time to review this new . . .
Effects and possible solutions
How would repealing Obamacare affect West Virginia?
Here are the key findings from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report released earlier this week:
– At least 184,000 West Virginians could lose health insurance coverage, many of whom are working in low-wage jobs such as food services.
– An estimated . . .
We can't blame McConnell, he's a Republican!
From the conclusion of this morning's Intelligencer editorial:
That is politics at its worst. It appears the only way the mine retirees will get the immediate assistance is for lawmakers to go along with the McConnell plan or something like it. That being the situation, those resisting the idea will deserve all the blame if . . .