Rep. Jenkins statement on President-elect Trump

Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today regarding President-Elect Donald Trump:

“The American people spoke loud and clear – they are tired of business as usual in Washington. They are tired of being ignored, of their voices not being heard, of jobs lost, of opportunities denied, of crumbling roads and bridges, and of uncertainty about their families’ futures.

“West Virginia’s coal communities are struggling, and we must stop the overreaching regulations that closed our mines and put miners on the unemployment line. We must pass policies that make it easier for small businesses to hire, expand and create jobs here at home. We must diversify and revitalize our economy to attract new industries to West Virginia. We must invest in our roads, repair our failing bridges, and build new highways to connect communities and create jobs.

“I have already reached out to President-Elect Trump’s transition team to offer my congratulations and to begin the push for an agenda to enact solutions to get our coal communities growing again, to invest in our highways and infrastructure, and to create economic opportunity for all.”

Capito Statement Congratulating President-Elect Donald Trump

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued this statement about the election of Donald Trump to be President of the United States:

“Throughout this election, Americans have made clear that they want their political leaders to solve the challenges facing our nation. I want to congratulate Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence. This was a hard-fought, long campaign, and they deserve credit for tapping into the concerns of many Americans, including a majority of West Virginians.

“Going forward, I encourage Donald Trump and his administration to work with Congress and propose practical, not partisan solutions, to issues like expanding broadband in rural America, getting our coal miners back to work, and creating new opportunities for businesses and families who have been devastated over the last several years.”

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