December 11, 2018

Manchin Announced As Ranking Member On Senate Energy Committee

Senator Manchin will serve as the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced that he will represent West Virginians as the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Senator Manchin has been a member of the committee since being elected to the Senate in 2010. 

“I am excited for the opportunity to continue to serve West Virginians in this new role as the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources,” Senator Manchin said. “This Committee has a long history of bipartisanship that has helped propel our nation’s energy technology forward. West Virginia is a leading energy producer and major contributor to advanced energy technologies, and I intend to ensure this progress is continued. The problems facing our country are serious, and I am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to find common sense solutions for long-term comprehensive energy policy that incorporates an all-of-the-above strategy and ensures our state and our nation are leaders in the energy future.”

The Energy & Natural Resources Committee also holds jurisdiction over many issues pertaining to our nation’s public lands and territories. As a proud West Virginian, Senator Manchin looks forward to continuing his work to preserve West Virginia’s wild and wonderful outdoor heritage.