Committee and Subcommittee Assignments
Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is proud to represent West Virginia on four critical Senate committees that will tackle the important work of addressing our nation’s energy needs, standing up for members of the military, keeping our promises to seniors and finding commonsense solutions to our financial challenges.
Senator Manchin currently serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Special Committee on Aging and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Senator Manchin is proud to serve on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where he will fight for a commonsense, balanced energy approach that recognizes West Virginia’s critical role in our nation’s energy future and helps us achieve energy independence within a generation. Senator Manchin believes it is imperative that this country develops an energy policy that focuses on security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil. Every state must do its part to use its resources – whether it’s clean coal and natural gas or wind and solar – to make energy independence a reality. Senator Manchin will always stand up for energy policies that are good for West Virginia jobs, America’s security and our way of life. Senator Manchin will continue to challenge the egregious overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency, and ensure that the EPA is not regulating what has not been legislated.
As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Manchin is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining. He also serves on the Subcommittee on Energy, the Subcommittee on National Parks, and the Subcommittee on Water and Power.
Senate Armed Services Committee
Senator Manchin has always said that West Virginia is one of the most patriotic states in the country. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Manchin looks forward to standing up on behalf of West Virginia’s many members of the armed services to ensure they have the funding, equipment and training they need to defend our nation. Our servicemen and women – and their families – make enormous sacrifices to keep us all safe, and Senator Manchin is committed to ensuring that we do all we can to bring our servicemen and women home safely while continuing to support their families here at home.
As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Manchin is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Airland. He also serves on the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, and the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support.
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Senator Manchin is pleased to represent West Virginia on the Senate Banking Committee. Our banking system can become more transparent while making sure banks and credit unions can provide responsible loans to businesses to help create jobs and decrease the unemployment rate. Senator Manchin believes it is critical to take care of our community banks and ensure that they can provide a greater range of financial services and allow financial institutions to raise capital responsibly. He looks forward to defending our small banks and local credit unions and their ability to provide the best service to their customers and communities. Serving this on committee, Senator Manchin also looks forward to helping the housing market recover and helping West Virginians deal with difficult housing issues in addition to international trade and development.
As a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Senator Manchin serves on the Subcommittee on Economic Policy, the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development and the Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance.
Senate Special Committee on Aging
West Virginia also has one of the highest per capita populations of seniors, and Senator Manchin has made it his life’s work to commit to taking care of those who have taken care of us. Senator Manchin has dedicated his career to making sure that seniors can live as independently as possible and making sure that we keep our commitments to them. As a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, he will continue that mission and be a strong voice for improving the quality of life for West Virginia’s seniors.