In the News

November 08, 2011

Manchin: 'Insulted' at bonuses for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac | The Williamson Daily News

by Chad Abshire

Recently, nearly $13 million in bonus pay was approved for 10 executives at Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, two mortgage lenders that received a government bailout of $141 billion in taxpayer dollars in 2008. This did not sit well with a group of 60 senators, including Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who have expressed outrage at the news. "Using taxpayer dollars to give out enormous bonuses at a troubled company just doesn't make any sense to me," Manchin said. "And I'm just as furious as the American … Continue Reading


October 31, 2011

Any jobs plan must address nation's critical needs | The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

by Editorial

The prospect of Congress and the White House coming to agreement on a jobs bill that includes spending on infrastructure improvements remains a long shot, but the idea is appealing to many Americans. In theory, such a plan would make sense- if a way is found to pay for it and if the bankrolled projects indeed aligned with the nation's critical needs. Not only should public work projects be as close to "shovel-ready" as possible to promote job growth and sustenance quickly, they should also … Continue Reading


October 28, 2011

Manchin: Shale can help state | The Dominion Post

by David Beard

"Do not miss this opportunity." That was Sen. Joe Manchin's message to legislators and state regulators Thursday night regarding the vast reserves of Marcellus shale natural gas lying within the state's borders. "Do not miss out on the potential that lies in the Marcellus, not only for energy - but also for job creation and economic development and the rebirth of a region," he said. Manchin, D-W.Va., delivered his message as part of his keynote address at WVU law school's Center for … Continue Reading


October 27, 2011

Manchin Touts All Energy Sources at Marcellus Symposium | WTRF

by Taylor Kuykendall

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin took to the stage at a West Virginia University symposium on natural gas Thursday to call for the use of more domestic fuel resources to achieve national energy independence. Manchin said the country is at a crossroads when it comes to developing the energy and the economy. "Our economy is struggling, job growth is anemic, and the economic outlook is weak," Manchin said. "And with this nation's jobs crisis on the top of most Americans' minds right now, we must not … Continue Reading


October 27, 2011

Manchin: Drug Abuse Detrimental to State's Workforce | WTRF

by Whitney Burdette

Law enforcement agents and community leaders sat down with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Oct. 26 to discuss one of the state's worst and growing problems-drug abuse. Manchin was in Beckley as part of his Commonsense Ideas for a Stronger America tour, where he held a roundtable to discuss the continued need to fight prescription drug abuse so employers can fill their open positions. Manchin has worked with other members of Congress, including fellow Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, to pass … Continue Reading


October 26, 2011

‘Great things will happen’ | Times West Virginian

by Nicole Lemal

FAIRMONT - When U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III served as governor, he had a vision for West Virginia. He envisioned a state-of the- art facility dedicated to technical education and training that would support the economic development of North Central West Virginia. Standing in front of a crowded room Tuesday afternoon at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center, he was greeted with an enthusiastic response by community members for his influence in starting a project of this caliber. Tuesday … Continue Reading


October 25, 2011

Manchin: Let’s work together to fix the nation | The Elkins Inter-Mountain

by Carra Higgins

Frustrations with the turmoil of political maneuvering in Washington, D.C., have left U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., with two major concerns: jobs and the country's debt, he told media representatives in a telephone conference Monday. Although Manchin has his own ideas on how to apply his common sense ideas to these issues, he said he also is seeking the opinions of his constituents while he tours West Virginia this week. "We've got to get this country moving in the right direction," … Continue Reading


October 23, 2011

Sen. Manchin: 'Listen, it’s just Joe,' | Times West Virginian

by Misty Poe

FAIRMONT - Sometimes, and quite unintentionally, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says that people from West Virginia slip and call him "Gov. Manchin." It's reasonable, considering that Manchin left the governor's seat less than a year ago. It's understandable, considering that Manchin had among the highest approval ratings nationwide during his time in the governor's seat. He was first elected in 2004 with 63.5 percent of the vote. When he ran for re-election in 2008, he earned 70 percent of the … Continue Reading


October 23, 2011

Deep faith long big part of Manchin’s life | Times West Virginian

by Debraminor Wilson

FAIRMONT - Sen. Joe Manchin III grew up a privileged child. He readily admits it. He's proud of it. But he didn't grow up in the lap of luxury. He grew up in Farmington, the train tracks not far from the house. Times could be tough. But he was rich in the unconditional love of his parents and the deep faith his family held dear, he said at the annual celebration of the Greater Fairmont Council of Churches Saturday at Westchester Village, where he was keynote speaker. On … Continue Reading


October 21, 2011

Go Big: Manchin right to call for much larger cuts | The Martinsburg Journal

by Editorial

There probably is not enough time - or willpower among members of Congress - for anything constructive to be done about the suggestion Sen. Joe Manchin made Tuesday. Still, Manchin, D-W.Va., is right. Manchin released recommendations concerning reductions in deficit spending. Some of them came from West Virginians responding to his request for ideas on how to tackle out-of-control budgets. As Manchin pointed out, Congress and President Barack Obama are merely nipping at the edges of the … Continue Reading


October 20, 2011

Manchin Should Form Coalition | The Wheeling Intelligencer

by Editorial

There probably is not enough time - or willpower among members of Congress - for anything constructive to be done about the suggestion Sen. Joe Manchin made Tuesday. Still, Manchin, D-W.Va., is right. Manchin released recommendations concerning reductions in deficit spending. Some of them came from West Virginians responding to his request for ideas on how to tackle out-of-control budgets. As Manchin pointed out, Congress and President Barack Obama are merely nipping at the edges of the … Continue Reading


October 19, 2011

$4T In Budget Cuts Sought | The Wheeling Intelligencer

by Joselyn King

WHEELING - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin doesn't think it's enough to cut $1.5 trillion in spending from the federal budget. Instead, he is pushing for $4 trillion in reductions. Manchin, D-W.Va., has sent the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction ideas for cuts, suggested by West Virginia's residents through his website. The "super committee" is charged with slicing $1.5 trillion from the budget by Thanksgiving, and Manchin said "every economist" believes the figure should be closer to $4 … Continue Reading


October 19, 2011

Sen. Manchin wants colleagues to ‘go big’ on deficit reduction | Charleston Gazette

by Paul J. Nyden

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., is urging members of the bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to "go big" and reduce the nation's deficit by $4 trillion. "All members of Congress were encouraged to make recommendations to the Committee of Twelve. We had to do it by Friday," Manchin said during a telephone interview on Tuesday. Manchin had sought suggestions from West Virginia residents. "What we hear from West Virginians is to stop fraud, waste and abuse of … Continue Reading


October 19, 2011

Sen. Manchin advocates push for more cuts | Charleston Daily Mail

by Jared Hunt

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is joining a chorus of economists, lawmakers and government finance officials in urging a congressional deficit reduction committee to "go big" in their level of cuts. When the White House and Congress finally agreed on a package to raise the nation's debt ceiling earlier this year, they created a new joint committee in Congress to figure out a way to reduce deficits over the next decade. This so-called super committee is required to come up with a plan by Nov. 23 … Continue Reading


October 13, 2011

Filibuster frustrates Manchin | Charleston Daily Mail

by Jared Hunt

Joe Manchin is angry. West Virginia's freshman Democratic U.S. Senator said Wednesday he was "fired up" over increasingly divisive political games and took to task Republicans, Democrats and President Barack Obama for failing to work together to improve the nation's economy. "Unfortunately, the legislative process in Washington has gotten so dysfunctional that it doesn't even make much sense at all anymore," Manchin said in a morning conference call with reporters. Manchin's … Continue Reading


October 13, 2011

Manchin: Obama must show leadership | The Elkins Inter-Mountain

by Anthony Gaynor

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was one of 49 Senators on Tuesday to vote for a procedural motion that would have allowed President Barrack Obama's jobs package to reach the senate floor. Manchin said he could not oppose a procedural motion that would have given the Senate the opportunity to discuss and make amendments to the bill. "Unfortunately, the legislative process in Washington has gotten so dysfunctional that it doesn't make much sense at all," Manchin said during a press call with … Continue Reading


October 12, 2011

Manchin staff plans senior care meetings | West Virginia Public Broadcasting

by Cecelia Mason

Sen. Joe Manchin's staff will focus on caring for aging relatives during a series of meetings next week and Manchin hopes the information collected during the meetings will influence national elder care policy. Manchin encourages everyone concerned about aging issues to attend one of the meetings. "I want people to come and tell me this is what we do, if I could get help here just think what a better quality of life my mother or my father or aunt or uncle would have," Manchin … Continue Reading


October 07, 2011

Manchin sets up website to get ideas on deficit | Charleston Gazette

by Paul J. Nyden

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin wants West Virginians to visit his new website to offer their "commonsense ideas for cutting the budget deficit." Manchin, D-W.Va., plans to send a letter Oct. 14 to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction that was created in August to offer advice to President Obama. The committee includes six Democrats and six Republicans. On Thursday, Manchin said he had his Senate website, manchin.senate.gov, reconstructed to make it easier for his constituents to … Continue Reading


October 07, 2011

Manchin gets new site, seeks public’s advice | Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG - West Virginians can send their ideas to cut the deficit to the new website for U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Manchin on Thursday announced the new site, manchin.senate.gov, that features the New River Gorge Bridge and a form where those ideas can be forwarded to the senator. "I truly believe in retail government helping people connect with their government and providing the best possible service. That's because this is your government, and your voices should be heard," … Continue Reading


October 04, 2011

DNR selects Manchin for Sportsperson of the Year | The Beckley Register-Herald

by Mannix Porterfield

You aren't apt to see his picture on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but at least in West Virginia, freshman Sen. Joe Manchin is the Sportsperson of the Year in his native state. Manchin began hunting and fishing as a youngster, and even with his more pressing Capitol Hill duties, the senator still finds time to enjoy both outings. In a few weeks, he hopes to join Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier, and possibly basketball legend Jerry West, on a turkey hunt. His outdoorsman award came … Continue Reading

Showing page   of 41