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Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Statement on Voting for Rep. Webster for Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney released the following statement of support of Congressman Daniel Webster for Speaker of the House.

“After talking to all of the candidates that are running for Speaker of the House of Representatives, I have chosen to support Congressman Daniel Webster of Florida at the Republican Conference today. We need a Speaker that will fight to defend our coal industry, defend our Second Amendment rights and protect the lives of unborn children. The next Speaker of the House must forcefully assert our constitutional authority and stop President Obama’s many abuses of his executive power,” said Rep. Mooney. 

“As a native of Charleston, West Virginia, Congressman Daniel Webster understands the values of hard work and freedom that our state cherishes. His parents met while they were working at Union Carbide. His mother, Mildred Schoolcraft, is one of eleven children from Roane County and his father, Dennis Webster, is one of eight children from Cross Lanes, both of which are in my congressional district. Over the past several days Congressman Webster has clearly articulated his plan to restore the power of the purse to the U.S. House of Representatives, where it belongs.”

Alex X. Mooney represents West Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the Budget and Natural Resources Committees.