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November 26, 2014

Union Mission provides Thanksgiving dinner for those in need | WV MetroNews

by Aaron Payne

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Volunteers gathered in Downtown Charleston to provide those in need an extra Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday. The Union Mission Crossroad Homeless Shelter was the site for the organization annual, starting about 24 years ago, event where hundreds were expect to come through. "We anticipate up to 500 people that will be served through out time together," Rex Whiteman, President and CEO of Union Mission said. "It's a tradition for us to help do it a day before … Continue Reading


November 25, 2014

Manchin visits Mineral County, presents computers to KMS | Mineral News-Tribune

by Liz Beavers

KEYSER - Sen. Joe Manchin hosted one of his "Coffee and Common Sense" town hall meetings at Castiglia's in Keyser Monday afternoon, speaking to the crowd about national security, the minimum wage, and the state of education, among other topics. The Senator opened his visit to Mineral County with a meeting at Rocket Center with employees of ATK and IBM, in addition to assorted public officials, including two county commissioners and three local mayors. He then traveled to Castiglia's, … Continue Reading


November 19, 2014

Manchin Backs State, Not Party | Wheeling Intelligencer

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is a staunch Democrat who believes in most of his party's principles. But he is a West Virginian first, committed to doing what is best for his fellow Mountain State residents. Manchin demonstrated that again a few days ago, when Senate Democrats met to elect a new minority leader. That necessity arose when voters throughout the nation sent enough Republicans to the Senate to make that party the majority. For most Senate Democrats, the decision was easy. Sen. Harry … Continue Reading


November 17, 2014

Manchin votes right on Senate leadership | Charleston Daily Mail

Obstructionist Harry Reid didn't deserve any senator's vote West Virginia's own Sen. Joe Manchin smartly and courageously made the right move in a procedural vote in a secret U.S. Senate caucus last week. The Democrat and former chairman of the Senate's 'no-labels' group challenged his party's majority and voted against Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., to be the Senate minority leader. "Today I cast my vote against the current Democrat leadership because the people of West Virginia spoke loud and … Continue Reading


November 08, 2014

Manchin stresses importance of education | Weirton Daily Times

by Summer Wallace-Minger

WEIRTON - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke to Weir High School students about the importance of education and several other national issues during an informal talk and discussion with student government leaders and the senior civics class. Ed Bowman, former Weirton mayor and state senator, introduced Manchin. Manchin spoke about a wide range of issues, from whether he would make a presidential run and his disagreements with President Barack Obama's Environmental Protection Agency to … Continue Reading


November 08, 2014

Eagle expansion shared with Manchin | Herald-Star

by Warren Scott

WELLSBURG - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was on hand Friday to congratulate the management and staff of Eagle Manufacturing on an upcoming major expansion and hear concerns from public officials and residents about various issues. Joe Eddy, president of Eagle Manufacturing, said new production innovation, expanded production capacity and overall expanded space will help the 120-year-old company to grow. He shared with Manchin and many area public officials and other guests news that the … Continue Reading


November 07, 2014

Manchin Policy About to Pay Off | Wheeling Intelligencer

Few Democrats had any reason to smile this week. By the hundreds throughout the country, they were thrown out of office. Here in West Virginia, their party lost control of both houses of the Legislature. In Washington, Republicans improved their majority in the House of Representatives and seized command of the Senate. So not many Democrats had any reason for optimism or cheerfulness this week. Except for Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. No doubt Manchin was as perturbed as any Democrat at the … Continue Reading


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

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