We truly have much to celebrate in the Mountain State, but this weekend we wished a Happy Birthday to two outstanding institutions that have a profound impact on our state.

Happy 110th birthday to the Boy Scouts! Being a Scout taught me so much that I continue to live by to this day. I'm thankful that so many Scouts from around the country and the world have the opportunity to learn these life lessons at Bechtel Summit right here in West Virginia.



Happy 153rd Birthday, West Virginia University! I’m a proud Mountaineer, and it is a joy to celebrate our state’s largest institution and its many academic, athletic, and research achievements.



In celebration of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, members of my staff are once again visiting each of the VA Medical Centers to express our gratitude to our nation's heroes.



Representative JoBeth Delawder attended the American Legion Department of West Virginia's 39th Annual Mid-Winter Conference at Oglebay on my behalf.




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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:

Mr. Roger Reed of Martinsburg is a service-connected Veteran. He contacted the Senator regarding his prescription copayments balance with the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. As a result of Caseworker Amber McCartney's inquiry, the VAMC was able to refer the majority of the balance to the Treasury Cross Servicing Program, leaving Mr. Reed with a smaller balance as well as an application for waiver of debt.



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ARC’s Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy

Appalachia's high school seniors enrolled in the 2020-2021 school year may apply for the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA), a four-week, all expenses paid, immersive entrepreneurial experience.

For more information about the program, download this flyer or click here.

Applications are due by March 6, 2020.

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. 

Phone Scam PSA

The Social Security Administration launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. The new PSA campaign addressing the telephone impersonation scheme is available online at www.youtube.com/socialsecurity. 

Earned Income Tax Credit - 14th annual EITC Awareness Day is Jan. 31, 2020

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps millions of low-income individuals and families make ends meet. More information is available here.


USDA ReConnect Loan and Grant Program Accepting Applications

Applications are now open for the USDA ReConnect Loan and Grant Program. Up to $550 million will be made available to qualified organizations to expand and improve broadband service nationwide. The deadline to apply is March 16, 2020. Learn more at https://usda.gov/reconnect.



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