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March 23, 2011

Washington could use more Charleston Joe | Charleston Daily Mail

by Editorial

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

by Editorial

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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