Latest True Fact-checks in West Virginia Jim Justice stated on October 16, 2019 in a Facebook post: Says a new annual report shows that "West Virginia’s tourism industry has grown for the second consecutive year, reversing years of decline and outpacing national growth by 58 percent." Shelley Moore Capito stated on September 19, 2019 in a Facebook post: "On average, one person dies by suicide every 22 hours in West Virginia." Joe Manchin stated on September 9, 2019 in a Facebook post: "West Virginia Department of Education reported over 10,000 children and youth have been identified as homeless for the 2018-2019 school year." David McKinley stated on September 23, 2019 in a news release: "About 95 percent of America’s production of ethylene is produced on the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana." Donald Trump stated on August 13, 2019 in a speech in Monaca, Pa.: Says in the 2016 presidential election, "I won that one by 42 points -- 42 points -- West Virginia." Joe Manchin stated on April 5, 2019 in a tweet: "I was the only member of the Senate – Republican or Democrat – who has consistently voted against efforts to use the so called ‘nuclear option’ to change the rules of the Senate." West Virginia Republican Party stated on April 2, 2019 in a tweet: "West Virginia’s exports increased for the second year in a row in 2018, reaching $8.1 billion. Additionally, West Virginia’s export growth rate was 14.2%, nearly double the national average of 7.6%." E. Gordon Gee stated on March 19, 2019 in a speech: "Our state has fewer science, technology, engineering and math graduates than any neighboring state." West Virginia Democratic Party stated on April 1, 2019 in a tweet: The Affordable Care Act "provided over 200,000 West Virginians with health care coverage." E. Gordon Gee stated on January 14, 2019 in an op-ed: West Virginia has "the nation’s lowest workforce participation rate, which hovers around 50 percent, when the national average is about 63 percent." Mike Romano stated on December 8, 2018 in an op-ed: "Adjusting for inflation, West Virginia’s median household income has not grown in a decade." Mike Romano stated on November 8, 2018 in an op-ed: The poverty rate in West Virginia "was 19.1 percent, the fourth-highest in the country." Mike Romano stated on November 8, 2018 in an op-ed: "In 2017, West Virginia’s $43,469 median household income was $16,867 below the national average, ranking 50th." Richard Ojeda stated on November 27, 2018 in a tweet: At General Motors, CEO Mary Barra "took home almost 22 MILLION DOLLARS last year alone (295x your company's average employee)." David McKinley stated on November 15, 2018 in a tweet: The United States "spends more on potato chips than we do on ALL energy R&D." West Virginia Republican Party stated on September 29, 2018 in a tweet: "Middle-class income rose to a record level in 2017 as the strong economy lifted the fortunes of more Americans." Richard Ojeda stated on October 24, 2018 in a video posted to Facebook: "We have lost more lives in the last two years" due to opioids "than all of the lives lost during the Vietnam War." Patrick Morrisey stated on October 6, 2018 in a tweet: Says Joe Manchin "refused to commit to Kavanaugh until AFTER the Senate had the votes." West Virginia Republican Party stated on September 14, 2018 in a tweet: "West Virginia added the highest percentage of new construction jobs in 2017 in the United States, at 14.4%. This amounted to 4,300 additional jobs! In fact, #WV was the only state with double-digit growth!" Donald Trump stated on September 29, 2018 in a rally in Wheeling, W.Va.: "Household income among Hispanic Americans has just set a new record high." Jim Justice stated on August 27, 2018 in a tweet: "Thousands of folks are opening West Virginia E-ZPass accounts." Joe Manchin stated on August 23, 2018 in a news release: "Black lung cases are at a 25-year high." Donald Trump stated on September 29, 2018 in a rally in Wheeling, W.Va.: "The poverty rates for African Americans and Hispanic Americans -- it’s been incredible, they’ve all reached their lowest levels in the history of our country." David McKinley stated on August 14, 2018 in a tweet: In West Virginia, "personal income tax collections (were) up 14% from 2017."