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    @KenBowersWV

    Ken Bowers @KenBowersWV The official Twitter account for Rep. Ken Bowers from WV's 3rd. Tweets by Bowers and staff.
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    @KenBowersWV

    Ken Bowers@KenBowersWV My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Governor Williams. A man gone too young.
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    Goodwin Town Hall in Brevard, North Carolina

    Congressman Goodwin, Do you have any plans to run for Governor or the U.S. Senate?
  4. From Bowers' speech, "Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and bring the Protecting Our Energy, Environment, and, Economy Act to the floor for debate."
  5. Ken Bowers From the Office of Representative Kenneth R. Bowers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This morning, Congressman Ken Bowers (D-WV) delivered an impassioned speech on the House floor calling on House Speaker Calvin Ward (D-AR) to bring the Protecting Our Energy, Environment, and Economy Act to the floor. The bill, jointly introduced by Bowers and House Minority Leader Paul Vang (R-WI), would introduce a new tariff on carbon imports as a means of fighting climate change. "This majority was elected on the promise to make a plan on one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today," Bowers said on the House floor. "By choosing inaction, we are choosing damnation." So far, most of the House Democratic Caucus have declared their intent to vote against a motion to bring the bill to the House floor for debate. Speaker Ward has been an especially vocal critic of the bill, calling it "the worst thing for the economy at this time" and claiming that it would "double" farmers' woes. "This bill has nothing to do with farmers or soybeans," Bowers said to the press. "What this will effect is imports on steel, automobiles, fossil fuels; industries that have been long been hurting domestically due to outsourcing." Bowers went on to expand the tax refund outlined in the bill, which Speaker Ward has called a "buyoff" to Americans for the tariff. "Prices will rise maybe about sixty dollars more on average," Bowers said. "That's an average eight hour work day for a minimum wage earner, and for them they'd only see prices rise half of that rate. For a working-class family, that's well worth it for a thousand dollars back in their bank account. And for families who've relied on jobs that have been outsourced or put out of business by the economic blowback of climate change, it's a godsend." Bowers continued, urging congressional Democrats to allow the bill to be heard on the debate floor. "It wasn't that long ago that Republican lawmakers wouldn't hear a word on climate change. With this bill, we've accomplish something revolutionary. It is by no means the end of the discussion. In fact, it's just the beginning. It's up to us to allow that discussion to be heard by the American people." View full PR
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    @KenBowersWV

    Ken Bowers@KenBowersWV So a $25/tonne tariff with 100% rebate is bad, but a $50/ton tax with 0% rebate is good?
  7. BOWERS FOR AMERICA Campaign Event Ken Bowers will be taking questions regarding his campaign and the issues from Ames residents ahead of the straw poll.
  8. Rep. Bowers would like to arrange a meeting with a representative of the Sierra Club in regards to garnering the PAC's support for the Protecting Our Energy, Environment, and Economy Act.
  9. From the Office of Representative Kenneth R. Bowers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This morning, Congressman Ken Bowers (D-WV) delivered an impassioned speech on the House floor calling on House Speaker Calvin Ward (D-AR) to bring the Protecting Our Energy, Environment, and Economy Act to the floor. The bill, jointly introduced by Bowers and House Minority Leader Paul Vang (R-WI), would introduce a new tariff on carbon imports as a means of fighting climate change. "This majority was elected on the promise to make a plan on one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today," Bowers said on the House floor. "By choosing inaction, we are choosing damnation." So far, most of the House Democratic Caucus have declared their intent to vote against a motion to bring the bill to the House floor for debate. Speaker Ward has been an especially vocal critic of the bill, calling it "the worst thing for the economy at this time" and claiming that it would "double" farmers' woes. "This bill has nothing to do with farmers or soybeans," Bowers said to the press. "What this will effect is imports on steel, automobiles, fossil fuels; industries that have been long been hurting domestically due to outsourcing." Bowers went on to expand the tax refund outlined in the bill, which Speaker Ward has called a "buyoff" to Americans for the tariff. "Prices will rise maybe about sixty dollars more on average," Bowers said. "That's an average eight hour work day for a minimum wage earner, and for them they'd only see prices rise half of that rate. For a working-class family, that's well worth it for a thousand dollars back in their bank account. And for families who've relied on jobs that have been outsourced or put out of business by the economic blowback of climate change, it's a godsend." Bowers continued, urging congressional Democrats to allow the bill to be heard on the debate floor. "It wasn't that long ago that Republican lawmakers wouldn't hear a word on climate change. With this bill, we've accomplish something revolutionary. It is by no means the end of the discussion. In fact, it's just the beginning. It's up to us to allow that discussion to be heard by the American people."
  10. BOWERS FOR AMERICA Campaign Event "Good afternoon, folks. It's so good to be here today. Y'all got a beautiful state, and it's just been so rewarding getting the opportunity to meet each of you. Davenport is a really nice place. It really is. You guys--correct me if I'm wrong here, but you guys got a low cost of living compared to most of the country. You can go out, and buy a home for about $80,000, I believe the number was. That's insane, and y'all should be proud of yourselves because this is your hard work paying off. This is the American Dream in action. "You know what the biggest industry in Davenport is? Manufacturing. That's 7,000 jobs. One out of seven Davenport workers are manufacturers. And you know how much trade has fallen in this country since China joined the World Trade Organization? It has fallen by a quarter. And yet, every single one of my opponents feel like everything is hunky-dory. They see nothing wrong with the way we do trade, and would even tell us that we aren't doing enough of it. I think that's just insanity right there. "China is not going to look out for you in the trade world. They already have plans to overtake Western manufacturing by the year 2025; just five years away. The multi-billion corporations that stand to benefit from China's cheap labor won't be looking out for you either. No, it's up to us, here in Washington, to start looking out for our own people. It's time for us to look out for you. As your President, I will fight against free trade and will instead fight for fair trade, and I will model all future agreements after the precedent set by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. And I will not buckle under the pressure of the lobbyists and career politicians who tell me that I shouldn't fight for Davenport and so many other American manufacturing towns who've suffered in the name of 'free' trade." "Thank you, and God bless!"
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    @KenBowersWV

    Ken Bowers@KenBowersWV It's time for us to put up, or shut up. #ClimateBill2019
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    @KenBowersWV

    Ken Bowers@KenBowersWV Welcome to #TeamBowers @Rufus. Let's show 'em how blue Trump country can get.
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    @KenBowersWV

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    House Floor Speeches

    Mr. Speaker, Delegates of the House. I hope you're having a good morning, and I'm glad the weather didn't impede you. I know it's been awful chilly, what with that snow storm that slammed us this weekend. But luckily, our boys in the D.C. Department of Public Works got the snow plows out so we could be here today. Kudos to them. Of course, some of our constituents back home weren't so fortunate--or were fortunate enough, depending on whether you ask the kids off school today--to be able to go out in safe conditions. However, some people have to because staying home means they can't keep the heat on when the storms hit. That results in over 136,000 injuries and nearly 2,000 deaths a year. Our winters are slamming us harder than they ever have before. In 2010, a storm that was named 'Snowmaggedon' by the mainstream media slammed Washington D.C. with over seventeen inches of snow. It reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has reported that the leading factor behind this unusual was the rise in the Atlantic Ocean's surface temperature. Similar reports have tied rising sea levels and ocean temperatures to recent tropical storms like Hurricane Harvey which have ravaged the Gulf Coast and the East Coast. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to see a pattern here. Rising ocean temperatures are leading to more catastrophic weather conditions. And carbon emissions are boiling our ocean like water in a crock pot. We have a bill sitting in the hopper right now that can help us get the ball rolling on climate action. A bill that takes action on the biggest carbon emitter in the world. A bill that Republicans and Democrats can get behind. Yet that bill has been ignored by this body. The only action that has been taken by this body has to been establish a committee to tell us what climate scientists have already been telling us in near unison. Mr. Speaker, this majority was elected on the promise to make a plan on one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today. By choosing inaction, we are choosing damnation. It's time for us to put up or shut up, and leave our kids a better world from where we got it. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and bring the Protecting Our Energy, Environment, and, Economy Act to the floor for debate. I yield the floor.
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    2020 Presidential Primary Turn 3 (IA, NH)

    Ken Bowers Rally in Iowa for Progressives (1 hour) Rally in Iowa for Progressives (1 hour) Rally in Iowa for Progressives (1 hour) Rally in Iowa for Moderates (1 hour) Rally in Iowa for Moderates (1 hour) Rally in Iowa for Moderates (1 hour) Polling in Iowa (30 minutes; $660,000) Polling in South Carolina (30 minutes; $830,000) Level 3 Positive Ad in Iowa Targeting Progressives (15 minutes; $9,000,000) Level 3 Positive Ad in Iowa Targeting Moderates (15 minutes; $9,000,000) Level 3 Negative Ad Against Daniela González in Iowa Targeting Progressives (15 minutes; $9,000,000) Level 1 Positive Ad in South Carolina Targeting Moderates (15 minutes; $5,400,000) Total Time: 8 hours Total Costs: $33,890,000
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    Bowers Town Hall Event in Ames, IA

    Now, I don't see much of a point in having health insurance if you can't have it when you need it. No one wants to have to go to the doctor or the hospital. It's just not a pleasant experience. But sometimes we have to when we get sick or hurt, and if you're paying your premiums every month, you should be getting your visits covered. Period. My plan for this public healthcare plan is to spur private insurance agencies to provide better benefits in order to stay competitive. So to answer your question, my plan will offer unlimited annual and lifetime benefits and will include the essential benefits as listed under the Affordable Care Act. It's time we showed the insurance industry how to put together a real health care plan.
  18. Character Name: Steven Medina (multi) Home State: New York Previous Job: Media (Actor, Musician, Artist, Journalist, etc) Date of Birth: 03/14/1954 Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Atheist / Agnostic Wealth: Upper Middle Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: No How many children do you have?: 2 Steven Ira Medina is an American politician and journalist currently serving as the Majority Leader of the Northeast Legislature. A native of Maine, he moved to New York after graduating high school to pursue a college education at Cornell University. There, he first became politically active as a protester advocating for forced desegregation busing, while also becoming affiliated with the university newspaper and radio. About halfway through his time at Yale, he dropped out and received an honorary degree in 2006. After dropping out, Medina worked off-jobs for a while and began doing stand-up for a local nightclub in Bridgeport. He eventually began writing his first book, which he never finished, and founded the radio show Moral Compass, where he notably criticized President Reagan for being a "warmongering maniac that'll kickstart nuclear armageddon." He started a newspaper called The Rochester Report in 1989, which he sold in 2003, the same year he started his first syndicated talk show The Medina Minute. In 2004, he published his first book, Return to Iraq: Bush's Illegal War (which was changed from it's original title, Killing Brown People: Bush's Illegal War in Iraq). His talk show continued to run until 2011, when he decided to make a second run for office as a local assemblyman (the first being an unsuccessful congressional and Senate bid in 2000 and 2002). In 2018, after a progressive wave, Medina was elected Majority Leader of the Northeast Legislature. View full character
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  21. Ken Bowers From the Office of Representative Kenneth R. Bowers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, Congressman Ken Bowers (D-WV) took a break from campaigning to venture out to Detroit at the General Motors headquarters, to join protesters in picketing the company. This comes after GM announced the closure of three major plants in the United States, laying off over 14,000 of it's workers. On the way to the HQ, Bowers made a stop at one of the plants, the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, and talked with some of the workers there. "President Trump gave them tax breaks, telling you that you'd get more jobs and higher wages," said Bowers over a loudspeaker. "Now they're packing up and sending those jobs off to China! We spent $50 billion of your tax dollars bailing them out not six years ago. I say it's time to yank their free ride." The company has said it believes it will save $4.5 billion by downsizing. According to economists, the company saved $7 billion from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. "The greed is astounding," Bowers said in an interview with the press. "I mean, it's just never enough. This isn't a case of tariffs gone wrong, it's an excuse to downsize." View full PR
  22. Ken Bowers From the Office of Representative Kenneth R. Bowers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Congressman Ken Bowers (D-WV) has announced today the passage of the Overcoming the Opioid Crisis Act. The bill, which was passed unanimously by the House and Senate, was originally authored by Illinois Congressman Bill Foster, but reintroduced and advocated for by Bowers for the new session. Bowers stood over the President in the Oval Office as the bill was signed. "I think it's just doggone fantastic how quickly this bill was able to pass," Bowers said to the press. "If Congress could pass legislation this quickly on a regular basis, we might actually start making this country the way it should be." Upon it's passage, the legislation allows the federal government to offer grants to states to investigate improper prescriptions of drugs which cause overdoses and to train medical professionals on identifying and treating drug overdose victims, as well as reducing naxolene, a drug which can reverse overdoses, to over-the-counter status. "You have no idea how much this means to families across the country struggling with addicted loved ones," Bowers continued. "Thanks to this bill, we can reduce the amount of people that are dying from this poison." View full PR
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    2020 Presidential Primary Turn 3 (IA, NH)

    Ken Bowers Rally in Iowa for Progressives (2 hours) Rally in Iowa for Progressives (2 hours) Rally in Iowa for Moderates (2 hours) +4 Attribute Upgrade for Name Recognition (1 hour) Total Hours: 8 Hours
  24. From the Office of Representative Kenneth R. Bowers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, Congressman Ken Bowers (D-WV) took a break from campaigning to venture out to Detroit at the General Motors headquarters, to join protesters in picketing the company. This comes after GM announced the closure of three major plants in the United States, laying off over 14,000 of it's workers. On the way to the HQ, Bowers made a stop at one of the plants, the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, and talked with some of the workers there. "President Trump gave them tax breaks, telling you that you'd get more jobs and higher wages," said Bowers over a loudspeaker. "Now they're packing up and sending those jobs off to China! We spent $50 billion of your tax dollars bailing them out not six years ago. I say it's time to yank their free ride." The company has said it believes it will save $4.5 billion by downsizing. According to economists, the company saved $7 billion from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. "The greed is astounding," Bowers said in an interview with the press. "I mean, it's just never enough. This isn't a case of tariffs gone wrong, it's an excuse to downsize."
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