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February 06, 2015

Military Spending Reforms Needed | The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

by Editorial

Four U.S. senators who may be viewed by some as unlikely allies are sponsoring a bill that could be one small step toward a rational defense spending policy. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. has joined with Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Ted Cruz, R-Texas; and Rand Paul, R-Ky., on the bill. While observers of the Washington scene may wonder how lawmakers with such diverse views got together, the secret may be in the fact that to greater or lesser extents, three of the four - Manchin, Cruz and Paul - are … Continue Reading

January 30, 2015

More must be done to reduce the illicit sale of pseudoephedrine | Times West Virginian

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Meth is a problem in West Virginia. And while the vast majority of the drug comes to the state through Mexico, small meth labs are being found throughout the state and even here in Marion County. It is a very dangerous drug to use, and its effect on the body is permanent and often deadly. And it's dangerous to make in laboratories, much less homes and garages where it is done right here in Marion County. It produces poison, making the structure where it was "cooked" uninhabitable until it is … Continue Reading

January 26, 2015

Senator Manchin Hosts Discussion | Elkins Inter-Mountain

by Dan Geohagan

DAVIS - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined community leaders, officials from the Canaan Valley Institute, the National Youth Science Foundation, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and other individuals Saturday for a tour of the Canaan Valley Institute facility and to host a round-table discussion on the possible transfer of the Canaan Valley Institute facility to the NYSF. The NYSF is interested in building a National Center for Youth Science Education. It would be used to … Continue Reading

January 21, 2015

Manchin Discusses Expectations, Energy Independence | Parkersburg News and Sentinel

by Brett Dunlap

WASHINGTON - The Democratic U.S. senator from West Virginia wants to move America toward energy independence and not relying so heavily on foreign oil. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke with reporters from around the state, via conference call, Tuesday morning. The call was initially to talk what he hoped would be a part of President Obama's State of the Union speech that evening, but the senator covered a wide variety of topics. The Senator's big concerns about the President's speech was he … Continue Reading

January 19, 2015

Ripley Student to Attend State of the Union | Charleston Daily Mail

by Marcus Constantino

Last Wednesday was just like any other day for Ripley High School senior Trevor Tucker. Until he got called to the office. "The principal was sitting there, so I was like 'oh, no, here we go,'" Tucker recalled. But Tucker wasn't in trouble. Principal William Hosaflook handed him a telephone, and on the other end of the line was an aide from Sen. Joe Manchin's office in Washington. "She said, 'Sen. Manchin doesn't have an escort to the State of the Union address with President (Barack) Obama … Continue Reading

January 11, 2015

Serving Our State Well in Washington | The Intelligencer

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While he was governor, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., had a reputation for getting things done. He also had a talent for bringing political opponents together. Frustrated with the climate in Washington, D.C., Manchin recently described his time in the Senate as "the most unproductive of my working life." In answer to a reporter's question, he refused to promise to serve out his Senate term, which continues through 2018. By this summer, Manchin will decide whether to do that - or come home … Continue Reading

January 08, 2015

Joe Manchin is Open for Legislative Business | Roll Call

by Humberto Sanchez

Sen. Joe Manchin III is ready to make a deal. "Always been," the moderate West Virginia Democrat said in an interview just off the Senate floor. Manchin - who famously shot up with a hunting rifle a Democratic bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions in an ad during his 2010 campaign - has made no secret about being frustrated by the gridlock that has paralyzed the Senate in recent years and he is looking forward to passing legislation. His declaration could make him the go-to Democrat for … Continue Reading

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

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