On the Road

Night of Champions with Hershel "Woody" Williams

This week I attended the Fellowship of Christian Athletes "Night of Champions" Dinner in Charleston where I had the pleasure of introducing a fellow "Fairmont boy," my dear friend, and national hero, Woody Williams.


WVU-Parkersburg Commencement

I was honored to speak to WVU-Parkersburg's newest graduates on Saturday. WVU-P provides outstanding higher education in West Virginia, and it was a privilege to congratulate the new graduates. Many thanks to interim President Jane Milley and the entire faculty and staff for contributing to their success - and by extension, the success of the Mountain State.


Key Federal Resources

  More than $1.7 Million Announced for Maternal and Child Health

$1,714,764 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for West Virginia Health and Human Resources for Maternal and Child Health Services. The health of our families begins with the health of mothers and children. This funding will support programs that invest in the health of West Virginia mothers and children. When our children are healthy they play harder, grow up stronger and learn better. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue fighting for funding to support the health of West Virginia families.

More than $10 Million Announced for Southern WV Head Start Programs

Head Start programs are an important foundation for our education system in West Virginia. I’m glad this funding has been awarded to programs in Bluefield and Huntington to ensure children in these communities are receiving quality early childhood education to set them up for success down the road. I will continue to advocate for Head Start funding for West Virginia communities.

Individual awards are listed below:

$3,526,925 – Community Action of Southeastern West Virginia, Inc. in Bluefield

$6,835,108 – Southwestern Community Action Council, Inc. in Huntington

In Your Community


The Census Bureau will be hiring another Partnership Specialist in West Virginia.

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