When Nick Rahall’s portrait was painted to mark his tenure as Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, it followed a tradition of including elements related to the committee’s jurisdiction. The West Virginian stands in shirtsleeves atop a mountain ridge in his home state, a misty river view behind him. Rahall had an enduring interest in wild and scenic rivers in West Virginia, introducing legislation related to the New, Gauley, and Bluestone rivers.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Nick Joe Rahall II,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2010/2010-074-000/ (October 04, 2022)
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