August 09, 2011

On Day 2 of "Rebuilding America" Week, Manchin Holds 'Coffee and Common Sense' in Parkersburg, Visits with Manufacturers in Williamstown

He will also visit Pleasants and Tyler Counties

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today met with nearly two dozen manufacturers at Hino Motors in Williamstown as part of his “Rebuilding America” Week, and talked about the need for job creation and economic policies that create certainty and restore confidence. 

“We need to stop talking about what's wrong with our business climate and start talking about what's wrong with our jobs climate,” said Senator Manchin, before asking the manufacturers about the greatest barriers they encounter when trying to create jobs. “I don't look at our problems as red problems and blue problems, I look at them as red, white and blue problems, and that's how the solutions should be, too. And that's how Washington needs to start working.”

In Parkersburg this morning, Senator Manchin also held a “Coffee and Common Sense” event at Crystal Cafe , meeting with more than 50 local residents and listening to their commonsense ideas, priorities and concerns. 

Throughout “Rebuilding America” Week, Senator Manchin will meet with business and labor leaders, students, manufacturers, and residents during events in at least 20 counties. During these events, Senator Manchin will highlight a multi-pronged, commonsense legislative strategy for job creation and economic growth. 

“I am always pleased to travel around the state and meet with the businesses and leaders who are directly responsible for creating good-paying jobs in West Virginia, and I am glad to be here at Hino Motors as part of my focus on ‘Rebuilding America,’” Senator Manchin said. “I know that jobs and the economy are on every West Virginian’s mind, and putting people back to work is absolutely my top priority. Washington needs to pass commonsense legislation to create an economic environment that will allow families and businesses – whether in West Virginia or across America – to thrive and succeed. I look forward to continuing my travels throughout the state this week to listen to the commonsense ideas, priorities of concerns of West Virginians and discuss the ways we can rebuild America and make this country strong again.” 

Following “Coffee and Common Sense” in Parkersburg and his visit to Hino Motors in Williamstown, Senator Manchin will visit the Pleasants and Tyler County Courthouses.