February 18, 2011

Manchin Applauds Passage of Legislation to Name Martinsburg Federal Courthouse in Honor of Judge W. Craig Broadwater

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today applauded Senate passage of legislation to designate the federal building and United States courthouse at 217 West King Street in Martinsburg as the “W. Craig Broadwater Federal Building and United States Courthouse.”

“This is a fitting tribute to Judge Craig Broadwater and the work he did in West Virginia, not only as the first Federal District Court Judge to be permanently assigned to Martinsburg, but also as a veteran and family man who dedicated his life to public service,” Manchin said. “With the support of our beloved Robert C. Byrd, he established a courthouse and facility that all West Virginians can be proud of. I am so pleased that this bill has passed and that the courthouse he worked so hard to improve will now bear his name.”


The legislation to name the Martinsburg federal courthouse the “W. Craig Broadwater Federal Building and United States Courthouse (S. 307) was unanimously approved by the Senate Thursday night.