Happy 150th West Virginia!

The state of West Virginia is celebrating its 150th birthday today. As you probably know by now, celebrations are being held throughout the state.

As a proud seventh generation West Virginian, it's an honor to serve the state I love. Being a West Virginian comes with great honor, tradition and pride.

That's why we worked with the state's other two House Members, Reps. Shelley Moore-Capito and Nick Rahall to sponsor a resolution in April, honoring the sesquicentennial.

Earlier today, I marked this special occasion by addressing my colleagues on the House floor.   You can watch the video here.

West Virginia is the only state born during the divisive war between the states, and the only state formed by Presidential Decree.  From these challenging early years, our state has become a significant contributor to America‚Äôs economy. 

Every year, millions of people travel the country roads of our great state and view the beautiful, scenic mountains to the Shenandoah River and everything in between. I hope everyone enjoys this time honored tradition of West Virginia Day and celebrates our wild and wonderful mountain home. 

Happy 150th birthday, West Virginia! 

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