Last week I held a roundtable with West Virginians from all walks of life to hear their thoughts on the escalating situation in Iran. I want to hear every perspective I can to ensure we can show true super-diplomacy and find a peaceful way forward in the Middle East. WATCH HERE.



I was honored to send a welcome message for the Opportunity Appalachia Summit in Bridgeport this week. Opportunity Appalachia works to provide guidance and technical assistance to a number of communities across the state to leverage their Opportunity Zone designations to secure investment and create jobs.

Recently, Forbes Magazine, in partnership with the Sorenson Impact Center, recognized the Opportunity Appalachia initiative as one of the top 20 catalyst programs in the country. 



Regional Coordinator Keith McIntosh attended the West Virginia National Guard Change of Command ceremony in Martinsburg to thank Colonel David Cochran for his service as Commander for the 167th Airlift Wing, and to welcome Colonel Martin Timko as he takes on this new role.



Regional Coordinator Mary Jo Guidi stopped by a well-attended community discussion in the Northern Panhandle about statewide and national issues affecting the African American and Jewish communities.




To request assistance from my case team, click here.

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:

Mr. Norman Fox from Danese contacted the Senator's office for assistance.  Mr. Fox has multiple sclerosis, and required assistance with obtaining his Social Security Disability benefits.  As a result of the Caseworker Sylvia Asbury's inquiries, Mr. Fox was notified of his approval by Social Security. 



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Goodwill Industries of the Kanawha Valley Open Interviews

Wednesday, January 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Locations: The Goodwill Prosperity Center in Charleston and all GoodwillKV Retail Stores: Beckley, Charleston, Cross Lanes, Fairlea (Greenbrier Valley), Elkview, Kanawha City, Madison, Oak Hill, Ripley, Summersville, Teays Valley and Vienna.

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IRS opens 2019 tax filing season for individual filers on Jan. 27

The nation’s tax season for individual tax return filers will start on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. The deadline to file 2019 tax returns and pay any tax owed is Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Click here for more information.


2020 Census Positions

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Click here for more information.


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