MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV visited Berkeley County on Saturday to help kick off the state's Little League tournament and tour Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School.
Rockefeller spent time later in the day mingling with people at Roundhouse Rail Days in Martinsburg.
During the event, he discussed America's Better Classrooms Act, a $25.2 billion program that is designed to provide funding nationwide for school repairs and renovations.
According to the senator's office, the legislation, which he is sponsoring, would provide $170 million in tax-exempt bonds to West Virginia.
Rockefeller said the state needs that money, in part, to build more schools to keep pace with growing classroom sizes caused by population growth.