Congressman Alex Mooney represents West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. He was first elected to Congress in 2014 and sits on the influential House Financial Services Committee. Prior, he was also appointed and served on the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on the Budget.
Mooney was a co-sponsor of the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015, which would cut taxes for innovative American companies. In 2018, Mooney supported the House’s passage of the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act. The bill package aims to help small businesses and entrepreneurs acquire capital to create jobs. Mooney has also been an advocate for his state’s coal, oil and natural gas industries.
Mooney’s mother was a Cuban refugee. His father came from an Irish family and served in the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Mooney, a Dartmouth College graduate, also served in the Maryland State Senate and was chairman of the Maryland Republican Party before he moved to West Virginia.