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March 14, 2019

Manchin Applauds Signage Of Public Lands Act | The Beckley Register-Herald

by Matt Combs

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who is the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined President Donald Trump and others at the White House for the signing of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act into law. In a release, Manchin applauded the act and the bipartisan effort which led to its passage. "I was proud to join colleagues on both sides of the aisle at the White House today as President Trump signed the John D. … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

US Senate Expected To Pass Resolution Revoking Trump Emergency Declaration | WV MetroNews

by Alex Thomas

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The U.S. Senate is set to vote Thursday on a resolution terminating President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration regarding border security. The resolution, already passed by the House of Representatives, would nullify the president's action to secure billions of dollars for physical barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., are expected to vote differently on the legislation, with Capito voting against … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

Manchin, Murkowski Take Lead On Climate Change | The Charleston Gazette

by Thomas Rodd

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va, and his colleague, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, have taken an extraordinary and courageous step forward in the battle against runaway climate change. These two legislators are both from major carbon-energy producing states. Murkowski is the chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Manchin is the ranking minority member. These two national leaders have literally reached across the partisan aisle, and - in a joint op-ed in The Washington … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

Trump Signs Environmental Bill | WV MetroNews

by Staff Writers

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed Tuesday legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund among other environmental provisions affecting West Virginia, with U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., among those in attendance of the bill signing. The John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act also designates the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area and increases the funding cap for the Wheeling National Heritage Area to open the opportunity … Continue Reading


March 12, 2019

Murkowski And Manchin Break With Colleagues On Green New Deal | E&E News

by Mike Lee, Jenny Mandel, And Edward Klump

HOUSTON - Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and ranking member Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) delivered a message of unity on climate change here yesterday. But their remarks at CERAWeek by IHS Markit meant sometimes contradicting party colleagues and leaders back in Washington, D.C. Addressing an audience of several thousand people at one of the biggest oil and gas conferences in the country, the political moderates said they could find common ground. "There's … Continue Reading


March 12, 2019

Funding for Alzheimer's Research Awarded To WVU | The Beckley Register-Herald

by Wendy Holdren

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $429,880 to West Virginia University's neurological disorder clinical research program, in order to study Early Alzheimer's disease. "Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that effects far too many West Virginians and Americans," said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. "Since my first days as Governor, I have also been a big supporter of studying this disease, so that we can protect and care for, both our current and future … Continue Reading


March 08, 2019

Lawmakers Push Competing Visions for Helping Miners | E&E News

by Dylan Brown

Republican West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito yesterday released the GOP fix for the troubled pensions of more than 100,000 retired union coal miners. Capito's S. 671 mirrors H.R. 935, which Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) introduced earlier this year to rescue United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) pension plans expected to be insolvent by 2022. Both dubbed the "Miners Pension Protection Act," the bills would dip into taxpayer dollars set aside for the Abandoned Mine Land cleanup program, … Continue Reading


March 08, 2019

Sen. Manchin Supports Hardrock Mining Reform | Bloomberg

by Steven Lee

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's top Democrat said he was opposed to a 147-year old mining law that a coalition of environmentalists are now trying to overhaul. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin's remarks, made at a March 7 roundtable meeting of the committee, could encourage other Democrats or centrist Republicans to vote for a reform bill expected from Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M). Manchin didn't co-sponsor a version of Udall's reform bill in the last Congress. Under the General … Continue Reading


March 06, 2019

Senior Corps Organizations To Receive Grant Funding | The Beckley Register-Herald

by Wendy Holdren

Four Senior Corps organizations in West Virginia will receive grant funding to tackle issues in their communities, including Summersville Baptist Church. The funding will be used to help the organizations' build infrastructure, provide transportation or housing, and allow for broader access to healthcare, such as opioid treatment and prevention programs. Specifically, Summersville Baptist Church will receive $81,394. "One of the best qualities of the people of West Virginia is that we … Continue Reading


March 06, 2019

Manchin Opposes Judicial Nominee For Role In 'Obamacare' Lawsuit | WV MetroNews

by Alex Thomas

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Before the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to end debate on President Donald Trump's nominee for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., voiced his opposition to Chad Readler in light of his role in the ongoing lawsuit on the federal health care law. "A vote for him - in my estimation - is a vote against every West Virginian and American with a pre-existing condition," he said. The Senate voted 53-45 to move the nomination forward; Sen. Shelley Moore … Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

Capito, Manchin Announce $1.5 Million For Welch Wastewater Project | The Bluefield Daily Telegraph

by Charles Boothe

The grant was announced Monday by Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.). The funding, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants, will support the expansion of the city's wastewater system into North Welch, serving about 93 new customers. "Modern, reliable infrastructure is critical to providing basic services West Virginians depend on," Capito said. "Local, state, and federal partners are working hard to ensure … Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

Facebook To Build Broadband Network Across State | The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

by Steve Allen Adams

CHARLESTON - West Virginia received a like from Facebook Monday as it announced a substantial effort to expand broadband access across the state. Representatives from Facebook joined Gov. Jim Justice and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., at a press conference Monday morning in the Governor's Reception Room. "It's going to be probably without question the biggest initiative we've had in this state forever," Justice said. Facebook plans to build a 275-mile fiber optic cable across West … Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

US Senate Committee To Discuss Climate Change, Electricity Changes | WV MetroNews

by Alex Thomas

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Tuesday's hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is aimed at putting lawmakers and federal agencies on the same page on addressing climate change and a global energy marketplace. "The hardest thing we have in Washington right now is establishing a set of facts that everybody agrees on," Manchin said Monday. "With all of the social media, cable news and everybody else establishing their opinion, they are … Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

Manchin Asks Amazon To Consider West Virginia For 2nd Headquarters | WV MetroNews

by Staff Writers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is urging Amazon.com Inc. to put its second headquarters in West Virginia. The letter to CEO Jeff Bezos came after the company announced Feb. 14 it was canceling plans to build a second headquarters in New York City's Long Island City location. "You once wrote that your strategy for philanthropy could be found at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact, and I am certain that influenced your search for a second headquarters, … Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

Fallout Continues From Anti-Muslim Display At WV Capitol | The Charleston Gazette

by Jake Zuckerman

The Democratic House Minority Whip apologized Saturday after apparently losing his temper and injuring a staffer. The Republican Speaker of the House condemned an anti-Muslim display outside the chamber as part of "WV GOP Day" that triggered the event. Despite his apology, Delegate Mike Caputo, D-Marion, could still face punitive action, according to House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, who said the House needs to work on how it maintains its civil discourse. In light of potential … Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

Community Health Centers Receive HHS Funding | The Beckley Register-Herald

by Wendy Holdren

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) has awarded more than $14 million to health centers in West Virginia. Specifically, Community Health Systems, Inc. will receive $3,075,914; Community Care of West Virginia, Inc., $4,364,437; New River Health Association, Inc., $2,299,011; and Shenandoah Valley Medical System, Inc., $4,325,852. "These health centers are providing essential services to West Virginians across our state," said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. "Without these … Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

Congress Allocates $1.4 Million To Fix Road Slips In Wetzel County | The Wheeling Intelligencer

by Scott McCloskey

Wetzel County will see more than two dozen slips repaired in the coming months as a result of funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's public assistance grant program. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced this week that $1,422,591 of funding through the FEMA program will assist the West Virginia Division of Highways with repairs to roadways in Wetzel County that were damaged as a result of storms in April 2018. … Continue Reading


February 28, 2019

American Miners Act of 2019 Needs To Become Law | The Clarksburg Exponent Telegram

by John Miller

Another year, another battle for coal miners here in West Virginia and across the United States. Retired coal miners' health care pensions and black lung benefits "are on the chopping block again," U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said during last week's debate on the Senate Bill 27, also known as the American Miners Act of 2019. Manchin joined with senators from Virginia and Pennsylvania to introduce the legislation that would provide funding to cover the cost of benefits for miners whose … Continue Reading


February 28, 2019

Forest Heritage Area Receives Designation | Elkins Inter-Mountain

by Staff Writers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is praising federal legislative action this week for protecting the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, which is part of 18 counties including Randolph County. Manchin, a ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, secured the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the national designation of the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area and an increase in the funding cap for the Wheeling National … Continue Reading


February 28, 2019

Manchin Voted Against EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler | WOAY

by Tyler Barker

WASHINGTON, DC (WOAY) - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted against confirming Andrew Wheeler to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "When I voted to confirm Mr. Wheeler to be Deputy Administrator of the EPA, I did so because I thought the President deserved to have his team in place. I also believed that I could work with Mr. Wheeler. Today, I voted against him to be the permanent Administrator of the EPA because as Acting Administrator, he hasn't … Continue Reading

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