I was honored to join the First Lady and Acting Secretary McAleenan in Huntington this week to bring national attention to how West Virginians on the front lines are fighting the opioid epidemic. They got to hear first-hand from those fighting every day and about the impacts the opioid epidemic is having on Huntington and communities across our state. The new and innovative ways our first responders and our drug courts are fighting the opioid epidemic in Huntington are crucial to ending this crisis across our country. I look forward to continuing to work with President Trump, the First Lady, and Acting Secretary McAleenan to find an end to this horrible crisis.

Following the roundtables, Acting Secretary McAleenan and I visited the Marshall University Forensic Science Center. The center provides critical forensic testing services to criminal justice systems in West Virginia and throughout the country. Marshall is providing an essential service by assisting federal and state law enforcement in their work to combat drug trafficking. 




Regional Coordinator Mike Browning joined the legendary Rod Thorn and Tex Williams at the Tex Williams All-Sports Day Banquet.



Regional Coordinator Mary Jo Guidi read to students participating in the Energy Express program at Oak Glen High School.



Representative JoBeth Delawder joined members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 5781 and VFW Department of WV to unveil the Veteran’s Memorial in Harman on July 4th. Made possible by the VFW and Volunteer Fire Department Company 46, this memorial dedication was particularly special because it was nearly cancelled due  to flooding just days prior. Instead, this strong community was able to celebrate a beautiful Independence Day event.



Regional Coordinator Mary Jo Guidi brought greetings on my behalf to Oglebay's Salute to Patriotism event celebrating our nation's heroes.




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As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is for me and my staff to provide the best possible customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me needing assistance. While I have no direct jurisdiction in legal or administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way possible and to assure that full consideration is given to your case. See one of our recent success stories below:

Ms. Barbara Radcliff, from Camden-on-Gauley, requested the Senator’s assistance with her 2018 tax returns.  The IRS was unable to verify her wages.  As a result of the Caseworker Kim Berry's inquiry on the Senator's behalf, her wages were verified by the IRS and she received her 2018 tax refund.



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Veterans Resource Fair

Thursday, July 11 from 2 pm to 6pm at the Morgantown National Guard Armory, 90 Army Band Way

All Veterans, service members, their families are invited to connect with local and national organizations that provide assistance or services. Free dinner for all Veterans.

For more information please contact Amy Long, WVARNG Family Assistance Center, 304-561-6107, amy.d.long.nfg@mail.com or Tyler Lane, Operation Welcome Home, 304-816-4854, tlane@welcomehomewv.com

Deadline Approaching in WV for SBA Working Capital Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that July 29 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in the Wayne County, West Virginia as a result of excessive rain, excessive moisture, flooding and flash flooding that occurred from April 1 through Nov. 8, 2018.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at Disasterloan.sba.gov.


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