Manchin Makes Senate Energy Committee Debut
Attends first hearing as an official member of the panel.
Washington, D.C. —United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today made his first appearance before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee since being officially named a member of that panel.
“It’s a pleasure and an honor to represent West Virginia on this essential committee, and I look forward to working with all my colleagues,” Sen. Manchin said. “From coal to natural gas to wind power, West Virginia has a vital and unique role in supplying energy to our country and the entire world. I will always fight to preserve our way of life and make sure our country has a balanced approach to energy that reduces our dependence on foreign oil.”
Audio of the Senator speaking is available here: http://demradio.senate.gov/actualities/manchin/Manchin_020111.mp3
At the hearing, Senators heard from experts in nuclear security, who want to ensure that highly enriched uranium used in critical medical tests is available and does not fall into the hands of terrorists.
Caption: Senator Manchin questions nuclear security experts at his first appearance before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee since being officially named a member of that panel.
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