November 15, 2011

Manchin Marks First Anniversary in U.S. Senate

Highlights accomplishments, challenges ahead

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today shared his proudest accomplishments from his first year in office, highlighting a year of bringing common sense to Washington. 

Since being sworn in to the United States Senate on November 15, 2010, Senator Manchin has focused on working across the aisle and bringing his commonsense agenda to Washington: creating new jobs, getting our financial house in order, keeping our promises to veterans and seniors, and achieving energy independence within this generation.

“My proudest accomplishment in this past year has been maintaining my independence, and making sure that people know I will always stand up for West Virginia and speak my mind,” Senator Manchin said. “For the past year, I've worked hard every day to bring bipartisanship and our commonsense values to Washington. And I will continue to focus on every day on the next generation - not the next election - as long as I am fortunate enough to be the Senator from West Virginia.”

Some highlights from Senator Manchin’s first year in office include: 

  • Five statewide tours of West Virginia 
  • Visits to 45 West Virginia counties
  • More than 18,000 miles traveled
  • Five town hall meetings
  • Visits to 24 courthouses 
  • Sponsored or co-sponsored 94 legislative measures
  • Meetings with all 99 of his Democrat and Republican colleagues

A fact sheet with additional information on Senator Manchin’s accomplishments over the last year is attached.