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Entry Title Date
Comprehensive Veterans Health And Benefits And Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act Of 2014—Motion To Proceed—Continued February 25, 2014
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"In March of 1969, Miles Epling was on patrol in Vietnam when a booby trap detonated, killing some of his fellow marines and leaving him without legs. He returned home to West Virginia in a wheelchair. From that point on, he has required around-the-clock help from those around him. His family provided that help without receiving any training, any assistance or any financial support."
Water Resources Reform And Development Act Of 2013 October 23, 2013
Shelley Capito, R-WV
"West Virginia is in the Ohio River Basin, where coal makes up 59 percent of the shipped tonnage. Waterways and ports support 9,900 local jobs and directly contribute $1.6 billion to the West Virginia economy. Domestic power plants rely on our rivers to maintain a steady supply of coal, and our country’s coal exports have nearly doubled in the last 4 years. Efficient and effective water transportation has never been more important to West Virginia‘s economy. Projects like the Marmet Lock and Dam in my district demonstrate the importance of these projects."
Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014—Motion To Proceed—Continued July 18, 2013
John Hoeven, R-ND
"I would say to my distinguished colleague, I have been to West Virginia. It is an absolutely beautiful State. It is breathtaking, with its hills and valleys and bridges over rivers. It is just a gorgeous, beautiful State."
In Honor Of The State Of West Virginia’S Sesquicentennial June 20, 2013
David McKinley, R-WV
"In late December 1862, President Lincoln turned to his Cabinet for advice on whether the legislation that would create the state of West Virginia was constitutional. He received contradictory opinions, and no consensus. Lincoln agonized over his decision and weighed arguments from both sides before announcing his decision. On New Year’s Eve 1862 he signed the bill that gave birth to West Virginia."
Marketplace Fairness Act April 24, 2013
Harry Reid, D-NV
"This is not the editorial. The Presiding Officer’s colleague, Senator Rockefeller—a wealthy man with this great name—as a young man went to West Virginia and fell in love with the poor because he was a VISTA volunteer, and he never left. He is now here in the Senate."

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