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Jenkins critical of Morrisey's NETL comments; Morrisey calls it 'desperate'

Chris Dickerson Jul. 19, 2017, 4:46pm

CHARLESTON – Evan Jenkins’ campaign for U.S. Senate is criticizing West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for comments he made about the coal industry in a recent newspaper interview.

2018 GOP primary for U.S. Senate race heats up early

Hoppy Kercheval Jul. 18, 2017, 4:46pm

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia’s political migration from blue to red means the Republican Party increasingly faces prospects of contested Primary Elections. Last week, West Virginia Wesleyan Political Science Professor Robert Rupp wrote, “As recently as a decade ago the idea of a contentious Republican primary was unthinkable given the weak state of the GOP state party.”

Morrisey announces candidacy for U.S. Senate seat; Jenkins critical

Chris Dickerson Jul. 10, 2017, 12:14pm

HARPERS FERRY – We​​​​​st Virginia Attorney General officially has announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Jenkins' camp says Morrisey 'about profit, plain and simple'

Chris Dickerson Jul. 10, 2017, 10:05am

HUNTINGTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is expected to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate later today, but the first verbal volley already has been issued.

Trump to globalists: Non means non!

The West Virginia Record Jun. 6, 2017, 12:06pm

It might be too early yet to join Larry and Balki of TV's Perfect Strangers in their exuberant Dance of Joy, but the time of jubilation and celebration is fast approaching. There's been a ceasefire in the war on coal.

State leaders hail Trump’s decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

Chris Dickerson Jun. 1, 2017, 3:02pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is praising President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Jenkins receives Spirit of Enterprise Award

Kyla Asbury Jun. 1, 2017, 1:05pm

HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its Spirit of Enterprise Award to Congressman Evan Jenkins on June 1 at Huntington Steel & Supply.

Manchin, others have concerns about Trump's budget proposal

Chris Dickerson May 24, 2017, 4:19pm

WASHINGTON – Members of West Virginia’s legislative delegation are expressing concerns about President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal.

Government grant announced to fight opioid crisis in West Virginia

Dee Thompson May 11, 2017, 6:40am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia will receive a $5,881,983 grant to fight the opioid crisis in his state, announced U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) on April 21. The grant comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Morrisey, Jenkins hail federal court delay of Clean Power Plan decision

Chris Dickerson Apr. 28, 2017, 11:40am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins are praising a decision by a federal appeals court to postpone any decision regarding former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while the new administration reviews and reconsiders that regulation.

Jenkins chosen as vice chairman of Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee

Nicholas Gueguen Mar. 21, 2017, 7:41am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Appropriations Committee has chosen West Virginia Rep. Evan Jenkins as the vice chairman of the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee.

Jenkins approves abolishment of Obama regulation on mining

Christopher Knoll Mar. 1, 2017, 1:43pm

CHARLESTON – An 11th hour regulation put on the books by departing President Barack Obama has been effortlessly struck down by Congress, leaving one West Virginia Congressman happy with the result.

W.Va. lawmakers support Trump’s actions to stop Waters of the United States rule

Kyla Asbury Mar. 1, 2017, 10:58am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia lawmakers are standing with President Donald Trump in officially undoing the Waters of the United States rule that unlawfully gave the federal government unprecedented control over small streams, farms and private property.

EPA's war on coal appears over as new boss takes charge

The West Virginia Record Feb. 21, 2017, 3:08pm

Ever have one of those days when you feel like you might be hallucinating?

After Trump's signature, Morrisey unsure of future of stream protection case

Chris Dickerson Feb. 20, 2017, 1:52pm

CHARLESTON – After President Trump signed measures undoing regulations that hindered coal mining, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his coalition of AGs needs to review the need to continue a lawsuit about the matter.

W.Va. leaders praise Pruitt's confirmation as new EPA chief

Chris Dickerson Feb. 20, 2017, 10:38am

WASHINGTON – West Virginia leaders are hailing the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Jenkins: Dislocated miner training bill aimed at getting state back to work

Carrie Salls Feb. 7, 2017, 9:06am

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R- W.Va.) is among three Congressmen who have taken the lead on a bipartisan bill aimed at providing expanded retaining opportunities for coal miners who have become dislocated.

State GOP leaders urge confirmation of Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Chris Dickerson Feb. 2, 2017, 12:09pm

CHARLESTON – Several West Virginia Republican leaders have voiced their support for President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S.

Jenkins introduces bill to stop stream buffer zone rule

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2016, 8:32am

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins has introduced a resolution to force Congress to take an up-or-down vote on a recently finalized anti-coal regulation from the Obama administration.

State Republican leaders blast Obama's Stream Protection Rule

Chris Dickerson Dec. 20, 2016, 9:15am

CHARLESTON — A host of Republican leaders are blasting President Obama’s Stream Protection Rule, which they say would “dramatically reduce coal mining.” The rule, which is set for publication Dec. 20, would prohibit any change to the land and environment near coal mines.