WEST VIRGINIA, (WOAY)- Representative Evan Jenkins is in Washington D.C. dealing with the government shutdown and how it is affecting West Virginia.
Representative Jenkins shared in a phone interview Sunday afternoon that local government operations in West Virginia, besides National Parks, will be open during the government shutdown, including his local offices and the Veterans Affair Hospital that are located in Beckley and Huntington.
Jenkins also shared his thoughts on the government shutdown and the actions that he is hoping to take during the shutdown.
“We need to open the government. We need to open it now and we need to take care of the people that we are elected to represent. We need to stand by our military men and women. We need to support our children in the CHIP program and we need to provide the services that the public deserves, demands and are enabled to,” said Jenkins.
Representative Jenkins is hoping that the shutdown will not last long and the government will resume doing business. Additional and updated information can be found on Representative Evan Jenkins website.