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MARTINSBURG - U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., has been appointed to two subcommittees of the House of Representatives' Natural Resources Committee: Energy and Mineral Resources, and Oversight and Investigations.
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee is newly formed to oversee the regulatory agencies of the executive branch, according to a news release from Mooney's office.
PARKERSBURG - Reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night from local and government sources was mixed.
On the local front, Greg Smith, retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force with 22 years of service and current commander of VFW Post #8127 in Vienna, spoke on the president's speech.
West Virginia's delegation in Washington, D.C., had mixed reactions to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, but each representative tended to disagree with the President.
Obama started off his speech talking about improvements he has helped make for the economy. He only mentioned the energy sector twice, noting the Keystone XL pipeline bill and lower gas prices.
PARKERSBURG - With a Republican tide on Election Day giving the GOP control of both houses of Congress, lawmakers definitely have ideas about what they want to hear from President Barack Obama during tonight's State of the Union address.
As of Friday, Jan. 16 Americans will have more privileges when traveling to Cuba.
Travel to Cuba is still limited to the 12 existing categories of family visits, education, religious activities and journalism among others. However, Americans now can use credit cards and bring back $400 worth of goods. Alcohol and tobacco purchases are limited to $100.
The same week he joined the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Alex Mooney — West Virginia’s lone Hispanic congressman — continued to stress his opposition to the president’s plan to lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
Mooney, 43, said he thought President Barack Obama’s Dec. 17 announcement was the wrong approach.
West Virginia's Congressional delegation supports passing the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill with a fairly overwhelming margin Jan. 9.
U.S. Reps. David B. McKinley, Evan Jenkins and Alex Mooney, all R-W.Va., voted to move the Keystone XL Pipeline bill forward.