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May 09, 2011

Fiscal discipline a critical need now | The Elkins Inter-Mountain

by Editorial

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., makes a good point about President Barack Obama's insistence that lawmakers would be irresponsible to vote against raising the national debt limit. Manchin notes that in 2006, Obama did just that while serving as a senator from Illinois. By mid-May, the government will reach the limit for borrowing money under current law, $14.3 trillion. Because 42 cents of every dollar spent in Washington is borrowed money, that would have a catastrophic effect. Spending for some … Continue Reading

May 03, 2011

Manchin outlines plan to fight drug abuse Huntington | The Cabell Standard

by Jim Hale

HUNTINGTON - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., came to Huntington last week to announce a three-point plan to fight drug abuse. Manchin was joined at the announcement at Cabell Huntington Hospital by community officials, physicians and members of law enforcement, who stressed the immediate need for commonsense federal measures to combat drug abuse in West Virginia and the nation. West Virginia has one of the nation's highest rates of drug overdose deaths, and Manchin pledged his support for … Continue Reading

May 02, 2011

Manchin brings 'Commonsense Solutions' to Grafton | The Grafton Mountain Statesman

by Matthew Trout

United States senator for West Virginia, Joe Manchin, III, stopped by Jerry's Restaurant Saturday morning to have coffee and talk about common sense. Early Saturday morning, United States Senator Joe Manchin, III, made his way to Jerry's restaurant to have coffee and discuss common sense. The visit to Grafton wraps up Manchin's "Commonsense Solutions Week" Tour. Manchin visited nine counties, and traveled nearly 1,500 miles, to unveil common sense measures aimed at repairing the nation's … Continue Reading

March 27, 2011

Silver Alert: Measure merits congressional support | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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Efforts by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to establish a national Silver Alert network are not only welcomed but strongly encouraged. Hoping to build off of what is already a successful West Virginia initiative, Manchin, D-W.Va., announced last week that he will introduce federal legislation to create a National Silver Alert network to assist with local and regional efforts to search for missing adults. Since the state legislation was signed into law by Manchin while acting as the former governor of … Continue Reading

March 27, 2011

Manchin proud of Rec Center success | Logan Banner

by Michael Browning

CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin stood near the doorway of the Chief Logan Rec Center on Wednesday and welcomed members as they came in for their daily workout. "Come on in," Manchin said, welcoming a group walking through the door. Manchin beemed as people told him how they love the Rec Center. At one point during Manchin's visit, people were lined up out the door signing in and asking about buying a membership to the Rec Center. Impressed at the number of people coming … Continue Reading

March 26, 2011

Manchin and Moss play in charity game | The Elkins Inter-Mountain

by Anthony Gaynor

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin battled for rebounds with NFL standout Randy Moss during the Governor's Charity Basketball Game at the Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center on Friday. Manchin and Moss took part in the game that helped the Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center cadets raise money for Tucker County Helping Hands. "We started this last year," said Manchin, D-W.Va. "We told the young men this will be your night." Manchin said the cadets at the center picked their charity and, … Continue Reading

March 25, 2011

Manchin committed to creating jobs in W.Va. | The Huntington Herald Dispatch

by The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is telling entrepreneurs that he is committed to creating good-paying new jobs in West Virginia. The West Virginia Democrat spoke with small business leaders Thursday in South Charleston. He referred to the city's Tech Park as a promising hub for creating jobs, and as an example of a public-private investment partnership. Manchin spoke with state business leaders about challenges they face and how to best prepare young people for jobs in the … Continue Reading

March 23, 2011

Washington could use more Charleston Joe | Charleston Daily Mail

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WHEN it comes to fiscal matters, Sen. Joe Manchin should always ask himself What Would Gov. Joe Manchin Do, because as a governor he had an excellent record on the state budget. Gov. Manchin not only balanced the budget but kept operating expenses low even as revenues rose. Any extra money he could find was dedicated to paying down the multibillion-dollar unfunded liability in state pensions. In Washington, there is no budget. Congress instead has passed a string of "continuing resolutions" … Continue Reading

March 22, 2011

Manchin visits Head Start students in Dunbar | Charleston Gazette

by Staff Writers

DUNBAR, W.Va. -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., visited the Head Start program at the Shawnee Community Education Center in Dunbar on Tuesday. During the stop, part of the senator's weeklong "Our Values, Our Priorities" tour of the state, Manchin said Head Start was not the place to start looking for ways to cut the federal budget. The House of Representatives recently included the program in its budget-cutting proposal. "The America I know would not cut funding for children who deserve a chance … Continue Reading

March 12, 2011

Counting on Joe Manchin | The Elkins Inter-Mountain

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Editor: Senator Manchin's representative recently visited Elkins to hear the people's views. I made a list of some of what I believe is of importance to West Virginians. Potable drinking water and clean air for families and communities: Support the EPA's work to protect our health by enforcing the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act. This means supporting the end of mountaintop removal mining. The few jobs it offers are not mining jobs, and it decimates community health and community … Continue Reading

March 02, 2011

Manchin questions U.S. role in Afghanistan | Charleston Gazette

by Paul J. Nyden

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., fresh from a nine-day fact-finding trip to Afghanistan and the Middle East, said he has lingering questions about our mission abroad. "Is our job truly nation building or should we get back to playing a support role in fighting the war on terror?" Manchin said during a conference call with reporters from his office in Washington on Wednesday. "Afghanistan is now the longest war in our nation's history. We are spending hundreds of billions of … Continue Reading

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