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September 28, 2019

$5M Awarded to WVU for Rare Earth Recovery Project

The Water Research Institute at West Virginia University was awarded $5 million by the U.S Department of Energy to conduct phase three of their groundbreaking Rare Earth Recovery Project. Due to continued unfair trade practices from nations like China, it has become increasingly difficult to purchase Rare Earths materials, which contribute to products including cellphones and computers. WVU’s work to develop a domestic source is critical, and this funding will go a long way in helping them in their research.

Academy Day at Bridgeport High School This Sunday

On Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Bridgeport High School our office will be hosting an information session with Senator Capito's office for West Virginia students interested in learning more about the U.S. service academies. Members of both our offices will be available to provide information on nominations.  To learn more about nominations click here 

Date: Sunday, September 29

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Bridgeport High School

Address: 515 Johnson Ave., Bridgeport, WV 26330

Fighting for Fair Drug Prices

Yesterday, I introduced a bipartisan piece of legislation with Rep. Peter Welch that would fix a loophole contributing to the rising cost of health care for consumers. The 340B program helps hospitals who serve our rural communities cover the cost of prescription drugs. Drug companies are taking advantage of the loophole, and our bill would put a stop to this by making sure that the orphan drug exclusion is used as intended instead of a loophole so that patients continue to get the treatment they need.

Continuing the Wheeling National Heritage Area

Wheeling National Heritage Area (WNHA) has been able to preserve some of Wheeling’s beautiful Victorian architecture, waterfront park development, historic city markets, renovated buildings, and West Virginia Independence Hall. Reauthorizing the WNHA is vital so future generations can appreciate the long history of the Wheeling area. I am proud to have introduced legislation to reauthorize this wonderful the funding for WNHA.

In the News This Week 

Bill calls for Appalachian petrochemical hub-Parkersburg News and Sentinel                                                     

Preservation awards to city projects are well-deserved-The Exponent Telegram

Bills aim to boost Appalachian fortunes, chemical renaissance-E&E News

Congressman David Trone introduces legislation aimed at improving broadband access in Western Maryland


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