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April 27, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s long population slide has cost the state another congressional seat, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Monday, likely forcing three Republican incumbents to vie for two House districts after the next round of redistricting. The census data delivered the latest blow to a state where the coal industry’s demise has had a shattering effect on the economy. West Virginia’s resident population dipped to 1,793,716 in 2020, down nearly 3.2% from 1,852,994 in 2010, the largest decline in the nation. The state once had six House seats, but the delegation has been shrinking since 1960.
April 27, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia had the sharpest loss of any state in the nation, with a population drop of 3.2%. When Congress allocates federal funding for everything from health care to public transit to highway construction and education, it’s based on population. Because West Virginia lost people, it’s going to lose federal aid. “What it’s going to mean is we’re going to see a smaller amount coming through. There’s about $6 billion dollars in federal aid that is tied to census data. Depending on how many people are in your state, depends on how much money you get,” said Sean O’Leary from the WV Center on Budget and Policy.
April 27, 2021 In The News
(WTRF) – West Virginia is one of the states that will be losing a seat in Congress, thanks to the recent U.S. Census results. An out-migration of residents has left West Virginia with fewer people. Now, instead of three Congress members representing the Mountain State there will be two.
April 27, 2021 In The News
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Senator Roger Marshall is working to ensure that abortion providers are unable to apply for PPP loans. Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) says he and Congressman Greg Murphy (N.C-3) have introduced the Abortion Providers Loan Elimination Act, which would require that Planned Parenthood affiliates return $80 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans they applied for and received.
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April 26, 2021 In The News
(The Center Square) – West Virginia is losing one of its three House seats, according to Census data released Monday. The loss comes as a result of West Virginia’s consistent population decline, which has been the worst in the nation in the past few decades. The state used to have six seats, but will now be cut by more than half in just over six decades. West Virginia’s three seats are all held by Republicans: David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Carol Miller. The lines will be redrawn during the redistricting process and could require the three representatives to fight over two spots unless one member retires. It’s unclear which of the Republicans will lose his or her seat.
April 26, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Continuing population decline will cost West Virginia one seat in the U.S. House, according to the 2020 census. The Associated Press reported the update Monday afternoon.
April 26, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia will lose one of its three U.S. House of Representatives seats following the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 census, which shows West Virginia leading the country in population loss. Agency officials announced Monday data related to last year’s collection efforts, noting West Virginia’s population decreased by nearly 65,000 people between the 2010 and 2020 censuses. The Census Bureau estimates the state’s population last April was around 1.8 million.
April 26, 2021 In The News
The founders of the United States named some of the most important provisions of our Constitution in the Bill of Rights; the Second Amendment states that it is the right of all Americans to keep and bear arms. If this is written in our Constitution, why are democratic law makers aiming to take this right away?
April 26, 2021 In The News
West Virginia's population has declined at the highest rate in the nation over the last 10 years, which translates to the state losing a seat in congress following the 2022 midterm elections. According to preliminary data released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau, West Virginia lost 3.2 percent of its population since 2010 — the highest rate of population loss in the nation. West Virginia now has just under 1.795 million people, according to the 2020 Census.
April 26, 2021 In The News
The first round of 2020 U.S. Census data is in, and as expected, West Virginia has lost more residents and another congressional seat. There are 1,793,716 people living in the Mountain State. There are also an additional 1,329 West Virginians living overseas, such as U.S. military members and federal civilian employees and their families.

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