On the Road

WV Strawberry Festival

It was a privilege to once again participate in the Strawberry Festival Parade in beautiful Buckhannon. It is one of my favorite festivals of the year and it is always a pleasure to see my fellow West Virginians together to enjoy all the festival and community have to offer. 


Congratulating Michael Baylous, US Marshal for Southern District of WV

I was proud to join the Southern District of WV in celebrating Michael Baylous as its newest U.S. Marshal. I wish him the very best and I look forward to working with him as we continue to fight the opioid epidemic.


Wheeling Park High School Commencement

I was honored to speak to Wheeling Park High School's newest graduates on Sunday.I extend many thanks to the entire faculty and staff for contributing to their success, and by extension, the success of the Mountain State.



FCC Meeting to Discuss How to Help Rural Areas Receive High-Speed Broadband

All West Virginians need to be engaged in the challenge process so we can get our fair share of this funding, and I applaud Mr. Michael Janson, the FCC Deputy Director of the Rural Broadband Auctions Taskforce in West Virginia, for coming to our home state last week and helping us understand how to do just that. Our state faces some unique challenges when it comes to broadband deployment. Our beautiful mountains and rugged terrain make it more expensive to build out broadband infrastructure where we live. I’m glad state and local governments and other West Virginia stakeholders got the information they need so they can challenge initial eligible areas to make sure the final map is as accurate as possible. Once the challenge process is complete, providers will bid to serve eligible areas. We all know that in order to succeed in our 21st century economy West Virginians need access to reliable, high-speed internet.



Romney Job Fair

Since October 2015, I have been honored to co-host more than 30 job fairs across the state. My latest job fair took place in Romney last Thursday with over a hundred job seekers in attendance. I appreciate the employers who came to showcase all that this beautiful region has to offer.



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