SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — Flanked by red, white and blue Peterbilt semi-trucks, more than $7 million in federal grant funding for infrastructure projects around the state was announced Monday in an awards ceremony in Putnam County by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.
“We’re announcing today another substantial round of projects,” Capito said. “We have people who have driven quite some ways to be here on Veterans Day to get the good news and get the check.”
Capito was joined by John Fleming, assistant secretary of economic development for the U.S. Department of Commerce, to award funding for eight projects in West Virginia totaling $7,049,375.
Capito and Fleming were joined by 3rd District Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va. and representatives of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and 2nd District Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va. The announcement took place at the Calvin Hatfield Maintenance Facility in Scott Depot.
“We couldn’t do it without the help of folks like Carol Miller and Congressman Mooney and (1st District Congressman David) McKinley and Sen. Manchin,” Capito said. “We need our whole delegation pull it together, because for a small state you’ve got to get your voice a little bigger and broader every time.”
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