It was a busy day for members of Congress at the Republican Retreat. They discussed a range of topics, from infrastructure to immigration. Lawmakers from West Virginia also spoke about what they hope to accomplish in 2018.
Both Senator Shelly Moore Capito and Representative Evan Jenkins praised President Trump and his willingness to work for the people of the Mountain State. Trump called for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, something both members of Congress said they fully support. Jenkins added that he will do everything in his power to bring some of that money to West Virginia.
“I serve on the House Appropriations Committee. I will be on the front line of determining where that money goes and how it’s spent. I will be fighting for West Virginia every step of the way,” Jenkins explained.
Senator Capito said she hoped this bill will also bring stronger broadband to the rural areas of the state.
“It’s got to have broadband in it. I’d like to have a separate pot for broadband deployment because West Virginia has low broadband deployment right now,” Capito said.
Representative Jenkins also said he will work hard to bring more money and better treatment for drug addiction to the Mountain State.
“We are putting literally billions of dollars into everything from treatment, to recovery, to strong law enforcement, and just trying to stop the flow of drugs into our borders,” Jenkins said.