The symbolic march to the Bell Ringing for Peace Ceremony at the West Virginia State Capitol is a wonderful show of brotherhood and unity as we celebrate the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was honored to be a part of this tradition. Watch here.



I am a proud supporter of the University of Charleston’s soccer program and like so many West Virginians, I was thrilled when the men’s soccer team won the national championship in December. Their dedication is another reason to be proud of our incredible young people and our beautiful state. I was proud to honor their achievement with a Congressional Record Statement. Congratulations and thank you for proudly representing West Virginia.




We secured a huge win for rural broadband in North-Central West Virginia. Thanks to more than $18 million from USDA’s ReConnect program, the Harrison Rural Electrification Association will serve over 16,000 people in five counties with fiber broadband. Click here for more.



Regional Coordinator Mary Jo Guidi attended a lovely community banquet in Wheeling in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day where she was joined by keynote speaker Ivin Lee.



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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:

Mayor Keadle from Romney, West Virginia, contacted the Senator requesting assistance with a problem she was experiencing with the IRS. The Mayor had contacted the IRS in April 2019 requesting for a correction of the Town of Romney FEIN number. Caseworker Gerrie Greene contacted the Tax Payer Advocate office for help with this request and the correction was completed.



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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. 

Most taxpayers, including most seniors and retirees, can prepare and file tax returns for free using IRS Free File
Here’s how it works:

Go to IRS.gov/FreeFile to see all Free File options.

Browse each of the 10 offers or use a “look up” tool to help find the right product. Each Free File partner sets its own eligibility standards generally based on income, age and state residency. Anyone with adjusted gross income of $69,000 or less will find at least one free product to use. Two products are in Spanish.

Select a provider and follow the links to their web page to begin a tax return.
Taxpayers should complete and e-File a tax return only when they have all needed income and deduction records, including W-2s.

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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