WV Rep. Evan Jenkins Praises Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

23 April 2015

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., praised the House Appropriations Committee's passage of the annual Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

Jenkins said the bill means funding towards many of West Virginia's priorities including allocating money for energy and water protections throughout the state.

“I have the opportunity to fight for West Virginia's priorities where it matters most – the power of the purse,” Jenkins said in a news release. “We continue to invest in the Appalachian Regional Commission, which continues to improve the quality of life for thousands of West Virginia families. I also fought for the inclusion of key provisions that will prohibit the administration from writing and implementing new regulations in the war on coal.”

Highlights of the bill include: