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Transportation

Transportation and Infrastructure:

  • Congressman Mooney voted in favor the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 which reauthorized the federal highway program for five years. This was accomplished without raising the federal gas tax. The bill included $205 billion dollars for highway projects and $48 billion for transit projects.
  • Under the bill, West Virginia will receive $2.6 billion over the next five years for road projects. This funding is crucial to fix West Virginia’s crumbling infrastructure and to support ongoing projects like Corridor H and to widen Route 35.
  • Congressman Mooney is working to ensure that West Virginia’s railroads are safe and reliable. He cosponsored H.R. 3652, the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act that will ensure that new technology is applied to freight railcars to ensure that communities surrounding train tracks are protected.
  • Congressman Mooney is cosponsor of H.R. 1062, the Pilots Bill of Rights, which will ensure that general aviation pilots are able to keep their licenses without needless bureaucratic regulations getting in the way.
  • Congressman Mooney has fought for robust funding for the small watershed program which is crucial to protecting small communities from devastating floods. 

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November 1, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Mooney Introduces Bill to Provide Additional Funding for Corridor H

Washington, DC—Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) introduced H.R. 4896, Advancing Infrastructure Development in Appalachia Act or the AID in Appalachia Act. Senator Shelley Moore Capito introduced the companion Senate bill S. 2271 on July 25, 2019.

September 26, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Alex X. Mooney Announces $780,000 Appalachian Regional Commission Grant for the Town of Clay

Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) announced a $780,000 federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to replace two water storage tanks that help serve 126 businesses and 393 households in the Town of Clay. Replacing the outdated, deteriorated tanks will enhance the quality of water while assuring reliable water and pressure. 

September 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Mooney Announces Over $157k for Local Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) announced $157,359 in grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program (AFG) to local fire departments in the Second Congressional District to help purchase safety gear and equipment.

August 19, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Mooney Announces Over $200,000 in Grant Funding for Local Governments

Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) announced $202,300 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Community Facilities Grants Program for Morgan, Hardy, Hampshire, Kanawha and Clay Counties.

June 3, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Alex X. Mooney Praises Critical Funding for Corridor H

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney praised a $100 million federal grant for the West Virginia Department Transportation (WVDOT) from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).

June 5, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Alex X. Mooney Announces Grant Funding for Yeager Airport

Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney announced a $5,052,607 federal Department of Transportation grant to Yeager Airport to make important improvements to the runway safety area.  

February 8, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Mooney Welcomes More than $4M For Infrastructure Projects

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) welcomed $4,244,361.00 in funding from the Community Development Block Grant Program to critical infrastructure projects in the Second Congressional District.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides Community Development Block Grant funds to the state. Rep. Mooney supported this funding in the House of Representatives.  

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Mooney Praises Funding for Yeager Airport

Washington, DC – Congressman Alex Mooney released the follow statements in response to Yeager Airport receiving over $13 million in U.S. Department of Transportation grant funding for runway safety improvements:

March 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress.

 “Tonight, President Trump laid out an optimistic agenda that will change America for the better. I am pleased that President Trump is keeping the promises he made to voters in November. I look forward to continuing to work with President Trump to bring back jobs to communities that have been devastated by the past eight years of former President Obama,” said Rep. Alex Mooney.

March 1, 2017 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Yesterday evening, Congressman Alex X. Mooney hosted a telephone town hall meeting with XXX constituents from the Second Congressional District.  

 “Telephone town hall meetings allow me to hear input and answer questions from constituents in all 17 counties, from Harpers Ferry to Hurricane, spanning 343 miles across West Virginia. I appreciate hearing the passion and views from my constituents during our productive issue based discussions.