What can you hope to read in The Speaker’s Chair?
The Hopper derives its name from the little wooden box in the U.S. House of Representatives where House members drop a bill in for consideration. This section of the site establishes commentary and thoughts on a variety of topics related to politics, including national issues and the prevailing problems and successes of West Virginia. These posts will remain on the site indefinitely and are open for comment! But wait, there’s more!
Markup Sessions in Congress have our representatives reviewing the bills and editing them appropriately. Here, this includes reviews and ratings of books, films, television, and yes, coffee shops! What adult doesn’t require a daily infusion of black gold? Additionally, Western society has always valued story telling and our forms of relaying those stories. These tell us about who and why we are what we are.
The Gavel is wielded by the Speaker of the House to maintain order and decorum. This section focuses on unique people who appear prominently in society — for good or for ill.
The Chair is the seat of power in the House and the same is true here. It simply tells you about who I am and what’s going on in my world … which isn’t a lot lately. Thanks COVID-19.