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Sept. 14, 2019
Remembering Those Lost on 9/11

Eighteen years ago, nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives in the most devastating act of terrorism this nation has ever seen. We must never forget the horrific scenes we witnessed or the pride and patriotism that brought us together in that time of national mourning.

We must not only remember what we saw, but we must ensure the memory of those lost and the bravery of our first responders and troops in the aftermath of the attack lives on. Today, we pause to remember, the lives of those lost and to honor the first responders who put their lives on the line to save others.

Opioid Crisis Awareness Week
In 2018, Congress passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. Included in that was Emmett's law, which aims to educate hospitals and doctor on what information they can legally tell families about their loved ones who have received care. Emmett was the first child of Aimee Manzoni D’Arpino, who testified at the Energy and Commerce Committee hosted roundtable to share her son’s story.

To watch Emmett's story click above 

Cameron High Teacher Jennifer Schwertfeger Named WV Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Marshall County’s Jennifer Schwertfeger for being recognized by her peers as WV Teacher of the Year. As a non traditional educator, she excels in teaching science at Cameron High School in Marshall County. Thank you for switching careers and helping our students grasp STEM.

World Suicide Prevention Day
Tuesday was World Suicide Prevention day. Our office has pushed for the estibalishment of a three digit suicide prevention hotline. Establishing this hotline is a simple step that will help save lives, and I applaud Chairman Ajit Pai’s decision to finally get this done. The reality is that when a veteran or anyone else is struggling with thoughts of suicide or having any mental health crisis, the last thing they are thinking about is looking up a number to call. A three-digit easy-to-remember number can provide someone who is struggling quick access to the help they need. Crisis call centers save lives and at the end of the day that is what this three-digit code is all about.

In the News
Congressional funding bills include possible raise for NETL-Dominion Post

Letter indicates state leaders knew of hospitals’ dire straits-The Weirton Daily Times

West Virginia congressman wants a piece of big pharma-WTOV

$28 million targeted for West Virginia opioid prevention-The Cumberland News and Times

International companies’ large drivers of WV growth-WV News


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