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U.S. Rep. Jenkins: Eastern Panhandle is in good economic position


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From left: Joshua Didlon, Production Manager Martinsburg Cement Plant Argos USA give Congressman Evan Jenkins |3rd District of West Virginia) and Lesley Hower, Human Resource Coordinator a quick tour of the $660 Million Argos facility in Martinsburg Wednesday afternoon. (Journal photo by Ron Agnir)

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins says the Eastern Panhandle would be an eligible candidate for any federal money earmarked from President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan, which could exceed $1.5 trillion.

“As go the roads, so goes the jobs,” said Jenkins, R-W.Va., who toured the Argos cement plant in Martinsburg Wednesday. “The Eastern Panhandle is special — it’s unique. We need to be conscious of the unique nature of transportation needs, the growth, the things that are happening here in the Panhandle.”

Jenkins, who represents the state’s 3rd Congressional District, is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

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