August 24, 2012

Updated Advisory: Manchin Continues Week 2 of 'Building a Stronger America Together' Tour

Senator Manchin continues the second week of his tour to focus on honoring our veterans and confronting the nation’s fiscal challenges

Charleston, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will continue to travel next week around West Virginia on his “Building a Stronger America Together” tour to discuss some of the most pressing issues of our day and how leaders must work across party lines to solve them.

“Whether it’s reducing the debt of this nation or creating good-paying jobs, the problems that we face can’t be solved by one political party alone,” Senator Manchin said. “When I was Governor, West Virginians of all political parties put aside their differences for the good of our state; our country can and must do the same. Nothing could be more important than rebuilding this country, and I look forward to having this conversation with the people of West Virginia.”

During the first week of his tour, Senator Manchin met with seniors and young people, hosted two public meetings, and addressed the need to rebuild America and create jobs through infrastructure projects. This week, Senator Manchin will also promote his “I Hire Veterans” project to increase veterans’ employment, discuss how the National Guard can help the military save money and strengthen defense and speak to business leaders.

Finally, Senator Manchin will continue to encourage all West Virginians to attend the first-ever bipartisan federal fiscal summit on Sept. 10. Two of the nation’s leading fiscal experts will be joining Senator Manchin to discuss our country’s finances and our future. Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Mr. Erskine Bowles, the former White House Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton, led the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and have presented a bipartisan blueprint for a path forward. The free forum is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 10 at the Culture Center theater in Charleston.

**For Planning Purposes – Events Have Been Added**
Public/Media Schedule for Senator Joe Manchin

FRIDAY, August 24

Senator Manchin delivers remarks during the National Job Corps Commencement Day Ceremony

When: 2 p.m.
Where:  Charleston Job Corps Center, 1000 Kennawa Drive, Charleston.
What: Senator will deliver remarks during the National Job Corps Commencement Day ceremony.

Senator Manchin speaks to West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 40th anniversary event

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: 400 North Lee St., Lewisburg.
What: Senator Manchin will speak to students, faculty, staff and alumni, along with members of the community, as part of the school’s 40th anniversary celebration.

TUESDAY, August 28

Senator Manchin joins with DuPont officials to make veterans’ jobs announcement

When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: DuPont Belle Plant, 901 W. DuPont Avenue, Belle.
What: Senator will join DuPont officials to make an announcement about the Senator’s “I Hire Vets” initiative.

PLEASE NOTE: Members of the media who wish to attend this event must RSVP to Terry Gooding by calling 919-797-2321 or emailing

WEDNESDAY, August 29

Senator Manchin hosts roundtable with National Guard leaders about how the Guard can help the military save money and strengthen our national defense.

Guest speaker: Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction to discuss waste

When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: West Virginia National Guard, NMP Tire Program, 150 57th St. SE, Charleston.
What: Senator will join Major General James A. Hoyer and the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction for a discussion about how the Guard can help the military save money and strengthen the national defense.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional remote locations for Guard members and media will be available in Martinsburg and Camp Dawson. Additional details will be released shortly.

Senator Manchin speaks to attendees of the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Business Summit

When: Noon.
Where: The Greenbrier, 300 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs.
What: Senator will deliver remarks during the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 76th Annual Meeting and Business Summit.