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Honoring a Legendary Figure

This past Saturday, the United States lost a true American and a passionate champion of the Constitution. Justice Antonin Scalia served for almost 30 years as a member of the Supreme Court. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, he presided over several landmark cases and was always an influential leader on the court.

Flags across the nation are flying at half-mast for Justice Scalia and today he lies in repose within the Supreme Court, his chair and bench draped in black. Our prayers go out to his family during this difficult time and we, alongside millions of Americans, thank him for his service to this nation.

 

Working Hard in the District

This week I travelled through Hancock, Marshall, Barbour, and down to Charleston as well to listen to constituents and hear their concerns. From a Women’s roundtable discussion to brainstorming sessions on the opioid crisis with healthcare leaders, it was a packed week. In addition, I had the opportunity to meet with the First District Legislature to discuss the session and how Charleston and Washington can work together                                      

Work in the First District is the most important part of my role as a Congressman. Too often people can get lost in the echo chamber of Washington, D.C. and lose track of the real issues facing Americans. Taking your concerns back to D.C. helps to set my office’s legislative agenda and work on strong solutions.

 

Back to School in Glen Dale

This Wednesday I had the chance to visit with to meet with students at John Marshall High School in Glen Dale. Students in Mr. Gary’s Advanced Placement Government class had just finished learning about the legislative process in Congress and it was time to test their knowledge.

Civics lessons are an important part of our education as Americans. Understanding how our government works increases transparency and allows us to hold officials accountable.

To learn more about the legislative process feel free to follow this link.

 

WVU Sports Update

It was an up and down weekend for the Mountaineers on the hardwood splitting their two games. Saturday brought a runaway 73-42 victory against an overwhelmed Texas Christian University team that committed 26 turnovers on the game. The Mountaineers then went on the road to University of Texas where they lost to the Longhorns for the second time this year, by a score of 85-78.

On Saturday, number 3 Oklahoma will come to Morgantown for a matchup of two of the Big 12’s best. It will be a rematch of what was one of the better games in the Big 12 this year, with Oklahoma getting the victory with a tip in basket at the buzzer. Let’s Go, Mountaineers!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

- David McKinley

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