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November 05, 2014

Joe Manchin visits Tank Works | Tyler Star News

by Ed Parsons

Continually operating for the past 120 years and family owned for the last 30, Sistersville Tank Works welcomed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin on Friday. Manchin, who earlier in the day met in St. Marys for a roundtable discussion with local officials and members of the Pleasants County Camber of Commerce, stopped in Sistersville around 3:30 p.m. for a scheduled visit. Plant Manager Jason Morgan and his mother Darlene Morgan, vice president of the company, were both on hand to greet Senator … Continue Reading

November 01, 2014

Manchin talks about issues | Parkersburg News and Sentinel

by Jeffrey Saulton

Speaks at Pleasants County Public Library during tour ST. MARYS - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., made a stop at the Pleasants County Public Library during his tour of the state Friday to talk about issues facing the nation and state. Manchin said there are many issues facing the nation and the only way to fix them is to put politics aside. "First I want to apologize to you for what you see on television, the toxic atmosphere in Washington; it's a shame," he said. "Whether you are Democrat … Continue Reading

October 31, 2014

Manchin helps celebrate nearly $1.8 million in Affordable Housing grants | Clarksburg Exponent

FAIRMONT - Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was the special guest speaker for a ceremony Thursday to present nearly $1.8 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants to eight projects in West Virginia. The projects will benefit low-income, elderly and other special needs persons by providing quality affordable housing. The grants represent a total of 79 housing units and a total development investment of more than $4.4 million.The grant funds were provided by Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh … Continue Reading

October 25, 2014

Manchin discusses education challenges during visit to Liberty High School | Clarksburg Exponent

by Darlene Swiger

CLARKSBURG - Sen. Joe Manchin spoke to Harrison County students Friday about education challenges and what he could do to facilitate solutions. Manchin, D-W.Va., visited Liberty High School, along with Harrison County Superintendent Dr. Mark Manchin and school board members Kristen Messenger and Frank Devono Jr. High school and middle students, teachers and administrators from around the county were invited to participate in the roundtable discussion. "Your generation will be challenged to … Continue Reading

October 24, 2014

Reason | The Cumberland Times-News

Climate change foes unite to seek solutions Two U.S. Senators who are about as far apart philosophically as one can get on a particular subject began this week to find common ground on which to work together.Both of them base their beliefs on personal experience. That they are willing to look for compromise is a breath of fresh air in a political arena that reeks with the smell of uncompromising ideologies. That both of them are Democrats really doesn't matter. Sen.?Joe Manchin represents … Continue Reading

October 22, 2014

Changing Minds Concerning Coal | Wheeling Intelligencer

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has a well-deserved reputation as a conciliator, eager and often able to make political opponents understand his positions and sometimes agree with them. He may have taken on his toughest battle to date - persuading other senators the war on coal and affordable electricity is bad policy not just for West Virginia, but for the nation as a whole. To that end, Manchin is showing a fellow senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., around our state this week. They will be … Continue Reading

October 17, 2014

Apple Harvest Festival kicks off with annual Royal Gala | Martinsburg Journal

by Chelsea DeMello

CHARLES TOWN - The Mountain State Harvest Festival kicked off another year of celebrating the Eastern Panhandle's agricultural history during the 35th annual Royal Gala on Thursday evening. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races hosted the event and welcomed guests in surrounding communities together for a night of fellowship and commemoration. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., stopped by the gala to share some words about the significance of the MSAHF. "Anytime we have these types of … Continue Reading

October 17, 2014

Manchin: Take ownership of government | Martinsburg Journal

by John McVey

MARTINSBURG - The hardest thing Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., faces as a U.S. Senator is recruiting good West Virginians to serve, he told a packed room at an open house for his new offices in the Aikens Center off Edwin Miller Boulevard in Martinsburg. "I'm worried about young people," he said, turning to a group of middle-schoolers, who were invited to the open house. "This is your country - this is your government - you own it - people need to act like they own it," Manchin told the students. … Continue Reading

October 17, 2014

Sen. Manchin Speaks on Government, Middle East, War on Coal in Berkeley Springs | In the Panhandle

by Tricia Strader

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV - Sen. Joseph Manchin, D-W.Va. made the rounds in the Eastern Panhandle on Wednesday and Thursday. Some of his stops were a town hall in Hardy County, Romney Senior Center in Romney, Martinsburg VA Medical Center, his new office in Martinsburg, and the Hedgesville Public Library. He made a stop in Berkeley Springs Thursday at the Country Inn for a congressional update luncheon hosted by the Berkeley Springs Chamber of Commerce. Sen. Manchin talked a lot about what is … Continue Reading

October 17, 2014

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin tours Eastern Panhandle | Hagerstown Herald-Mail

by Richard Belisle

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Congress in gridlock, U.S. policy in the Mideast, the nation's energy policy, immigration and excessive prescription drugs handed to veterans were among the topics for discussion Thursday during U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's tour of the Eastern Panhandle.Manchin's first stop was a private morning meeting with veterans and staff in the Martinsburg VA Medical Center's Peer Support Group. The support is provided by veterans of all ages who have regained independence with the … Continue Reading

October 14, 2014

Senate Odd Couple Seeks Common Ground on Climate Change | CQ Roll Call

by Niels Lesniewski

POINT JUDITH, R.I. - A visit to the Ocean State's eroding shoreline didn't prompt West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III to change his mind about Environmental Protection Agency regulation of carbon emissions, but his host wasn't expecting that sort of evolution. "I didn't invite Sen. Manchin here thinking that he was suddenly going to have an epiphany and turn into a 'greenie' and come to the next climate march with me," Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told reporters after the two Democrats took a … Continue Reading

October 14, 2014

Byrd inspires current members of Congress to curb presidential power | Charleston Gazette

by Paul Nyden

A lifelong defender of the "separation of powers" between the three branches of American government, the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd believed the Senate had to stop any president from usurping its role in determining policies - especially policies leading to military invasions and wars. "Every West Virginian who has paid attention to the political process over the last half century knows that, if you violated the Constitution, you would have the wrath of Robert Byrd," said Sen. Joe Manchin, … Continue Reading

October 06, 2014

Giving them a warm welcome | Times West Virginian

by Angelee Wiley

FAIRMONT - Today, U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin welcomed 46 senior business executives from Japan to the Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center in Bridgeport during part of the executives' 10-day nationwide tour.But there's a reason the executives decided to stop in West Virginia. The relationship between Japan and West Virginia was started many years ago thanks to Sen. Rockefeller, who said Japan was a passion of both his mother and … Continue Reading

October 03, 2014

New Coast Guard facility opens in Jefferson | Shepherdstown Chronicle

by Toni Milbourne

Jefferson County became the official home to the Coast Guard Operation Center as officials gathered for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony in Kearneysville. Among the dignitaries present were Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who both praised the Coast Guard for their service and touted the advantages for both the USCG and West Virginia and Jefferson County's economic development. The new facility, located in the Burr Business Park is a 40,000 square foot … Continue Reading

September 28, 2014

Land Trust celebrates acquisition of Gauley River tract | Charleston Gazette

by Rick Steelhammer

KESSLER'S CROSS LANES - On a hike down the Pierson Hollow Trail on Friday, Ashton Berdine pointed out three species of ferns, a cluster of towering, 300-plus-year-old hemlocks and three trail-traversing copperheads. Berdine, the lands program manager for the West Virginia Land Trust, was leading a group of hikers into the Trust's most recent acquisition - a 665-acre tract of Gauley River canyonland wedged between the state-managed Civil War battlefield and the federally owned Gauley River … Continue Reading

September 25, 2014

Manchin Talks With WVSU Students About Foreign Policy | WCHS Online

by Kennie Bass

United States Senator Joe Manchin talks to West Virginia State University students and their professors about America's conflict with middle eastern terrorists. Manchin supports air strikes to cripple ISIS training and weapons areas, but he strongly opposes sending American troops back to the region to engage the extremists on the ground, or train and equip Syrian rebels. Students say hearing his up-to-the minute message on foreign policy was very educational."The text has to be so very … Continue Reading

September 18, 2014

Nightmare: Manchin on target | Charleston Gazette

by Editorial

When Washingtin tries to impose its will on the Middle East, calamity can occur. The Reagan White House secretly sent the CIA to arm fanatical Muslim "freedom fighters" to drive Russians out of Afghanistan in the 1980s - and that resistance eventually spawned the al-Qaida terror network that attacked America on 9/11. The Bush-Cheney White House pulled America into the disastrous Iraq War in 2003 on false claims of horror weapons - and now Iraq has deteriorated into a nightmare that spawned … Continue Reading

September 18, 2014

Manchin Correct On Syrian Rebels | The Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Register

by Editorial

Most of President Barack Obama's proposal for destroying the Islamic State terrorist group seems logical. Unfortunately, U.S. officials have boxed themselves into a corner to the point there are not many options. But part of the president's plan is an invitation to disaster, as Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., pointed out Wednesday. During a speech on the floor of the Senate, Manchin argued against Obama's plan to provide weapons and training to Syrian rebels other than the Islamic State. Obama … Continue Reading

September 14, 2014

Keeping children safe: Federal measure merits support | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

A group of lawmakers led by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., are correctly calling on the U.S. Senate to pass a common-sense bill that would keep sexual predators out of schools. The proposed legislation would seek added security checks on teachers, coaches and bus drivers to protect students from potential harm. The measure, co-sponsored by Manchin and Toomey, would specifically require states that receive federal education funding to conduct periodic … Continue Reading

September 04, 2014

Manchin visits TCHS seniors | Parsons Advocate

by Beth Christian Broschart

HAMBLETON - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin told Tucker County High School seniors an education is the greatest equalizer and the best investment they will ever make in their lives. Manchin met with TCHS seniors last Monday during his visit to the region. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin visits with Tucker County High School seniors last Monday at the school.U.S. Senator Joe Manchin visits with Tucker County High School seniors last Monday at the school. "There will be times when you say it isn't worth it … Continue Reading

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