Some follow-up on our congressman’s “no” vote on the Great American Outdoors Act
From the Congressional Record, one day after Representative David McKinley voted against the Great American Outdoors Act:
Mr. McKINLEY. Madam Speaker, Yesterday, I mistakenly voted against the Great American Outdoors Act As cosponsor of the House companion to this bill, I support permanent, full funding for the Land and . . .
Senator Capito and the new Republican coronavirus aid bill
Yesterday, the Republican Senate unveiled its new coronavirus aid bill. One of the key provisions in the GOP plan deals with the jobless benefits provided to the unemployed:
In the new GOP plan, Senate Republicans propose cutting weekly emergency unemployment benefits from $600 to $200 until states can bring a more complicated . . .
David McKinley pulls the “old switcheroo” on the Great American Outdoors Act
Page B4 of the Sunday News Register (on Saturday, no less) carries an article by two officials from The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia, Thomas Minney and Beth Wheatley. Their article celebrates the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act:
Outdoors Act Is Big Win for West Virginians
As they write:. . .
Get out your tin-foil hats: Sinclair Broadcasting’s local television affiliates (ours is WTOV 9) to give credibility to a conspiracy theorist that argues that Dr. Fauci created the coronavirus
With evening update -- Sinclair delays broadcast
From CNN Business:
Local television stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group are set to air a conspiracy theory over the weekend that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious diseases, was responsible for the creation of the coronavirus.
The baseless conspiracy theory is set to air on . . .
FirstEnergy’s efforts with the Ohio legislature made national news on Tuesday (see two posts down). What about West Virginia?
Steven Allen Adams in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer examined last summer’s efforts by West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice, to get a $12.5 million tax break from the legislature for FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station. The 1400 word article primarily focuses on the various political donations by FirstEnergy to the governor.. . .
Last month, WV Representative David McKinley tried (unsuccessfully, in most eyes) to attack and discredit Anthony Fauci for President Trump. (I wrote about it here.) Today, he quickly supported Trump’s decision to send federal law enforcement into cities.
Here was President Trump at this afternoon’s coronavirus update:
"Today, I . . .
From the Associated Press:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery probe, a person briefed on the investigation confirmed.https://t.co/9ZWQ6P19q8— Michael Tackett (@tackettdc) July 21, 2020
Who is Larry Householder? Here is how he . . .