Congressman Johnson makes appearance at annual Lincoln Dinner in St. Clairsville
BELMONT COUNTY, W. Va. —
Belmont County Republicans hosted their annual Lincoln Dinner, with Representative Bill Johnson (R-OH) in attendance.
Johnson talked about what he calls “keeping the momentum going” in Belmont County, after positive numbers concerning unemployment in the county. Johnson also applauded the recent tax reform package passed.
"In January of 2011 the unemployment rate in Belmont County was 11.9 percent,” Johnson said. “In January of 2017, the unemployment rate in Belmont County was 8.9 percent. You know what the unemployment rate is in Belmont County? 5.3 percent."
Johnson said his next stop is Columbus for oil and gas meetings.