Press Releases

September 19, 2012

Manchin Statement on Constellium Contract Vote

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about the United Steelworkers' vote on the Constellium contract. "So many people put in so much hard work to get Constellium's workers back on the job for a fair wage, and I congratulate them on reaching this agreement today," Senator Manchin said. "Over the course of these challenging negotiations, my priority has been to bring the parties together, treat everyone with respect and fairness and do our best to … Continue Reading


September 19, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Grants for Training Programs at New River Community and Technical College & Bridgemont Community and Technical College

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin today announced that two West Virginia community colleges -- New River Community and Technical College and Bridgemont Community and Technical College -- will receive federal funding to develop and expand training programs for students and for American workers who lose their jobs because of outsourcing to foreign countries. "This money will provide our community colleges with the support needed to increase their training programs in … Continue Reading


September 19, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller & Rahall Thank FEMA for Granting Individual Assistance for West Virginians

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, today thanked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for re-considering its decision to deny Individual Assistance to West Virginia property owners affected by a severe "derecho" storm earlier this summer. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin last month appealed FEMA's August 8 decision to deny Individual Assistance to four West Virginia counties. They include Fayette, Kanawha, Nicholas and Raleigh … Continue Reading


September 18, 2012

Manchin Statement on Alpha Layoffs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about layoffs announced today at Alpha Natural Resources mines in West Virginia and other states. "First, my heart goes out to the miners who lost their jobs and the families that depended on those jobs, and to all the Americans who will pay higher energy prices because this country lacks an energy policy that fully uses all of our domestic resources to benefit our great country. "Companies like Alpha … Continue Reading


September 18, 2012

For Constitution Day, Manchin Honors Work at Shepherd University’s Byrd Center

***High-resolution photo attached*** Shepherdstown, W.Va. - In honor of the Constitution Day celebrations this week, Senator Manchin toured the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University today and recognized the center's ongoing work to keep the Constitution at the center of the American conversation. Senator Manchin honored the center's work in an official statement for the Congressional Record, and presented a framed copy of his statement to the center's … Continue Reading


September 18, 2012

Manchin, Rahall, Rockefeller Announce Funding for Regional Development Councils

BECKLEY, W.Va. - U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), Tuesday announced Federal funding to help communities in southern West Virginia map out a strategy for attracting private-sector investments and fostering job creation and economic growth. "This may not be the largest grant in terms of dollars, but in terms of impact, it's huge in helping our local planning councils assist town, cities and counties," said Rahall, who is the … Continue Reading


September 18, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce Funding to Expand Airfield at Beckley Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Joe Manchin, as well as Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced $2,411,893 in federal funding for the Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beckley to expand the airfield. "This funding will increase the capacity of the Beckley airport and improve safety," said Rockefeller. "This expansion will be a huge advantage for the people and businesses around Beckley, and also … Continue Reading


September 15, 2012

Manchin Statement on Constellium Negotiations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about the Constellium contract negotiations. "Throughout these challenging negotiations, my priority has been to bring the parties together, treat everyone with respect and fairness and do our best to get our talented people back to work. We've reached a point in these negotiations where the international leadership of the United Steelworkers union has reviewed this offer. President Leo Gerard sees market … Continue Reading


September 14, 2012

Manchin, Rahall, Rockefeller Announce Federal Funding for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), Friday announced federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development for water infrastructure projects in southern West Virginia which will provide economic and health and safety benefits to rural communities across the region. "As the Congress addresses the federal budget in the coming months, vital, essential programs funding basic services like clean … Continue Reading


September 13, 2012

Manchin Supports Veterans Jobs Corps and Improving Veterans’ Job Opportunities

Washington, D.C. - With tens of thousands of American troops slated to return home to a tough economy, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced in a floor speech today that he will strongly support the Veterans Jobs Corps Act and offered three commonsense amendments to expand veterans hiring. "As this country mourns for those we have lost in Libya and those who remain in harm's way to keep us all safe, we are reminded of the sacred debt that we owe the men and women who put their lives … Continue Reading


September 13, 2012

Manchin, Rahall, Rockefeller Announce Funding for Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Programs in Southern W.Va.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), announced Thursday that federal funding has been awarded to three community coalitions working to reduce youth substance abuse in southern West Virginia "Every penny we put into drug abuse prevention pays us back by the pound. These federal funds will allow our proven local leaders, especially those working with our youth, to carry on their effective work," said … Continue Reading


September 12, 2012

Manchin Statement on Killings and Violence in Libya And Egypt

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement about the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Libya, as well as the violence in Egypt. "I know that all West Virginians will join Gayle and me in praying for the Americans who lost their lives in Libya, their families, and all those Americans who serve this country by putting themselves in harm's way. These killings are a … Continue Reading


September 11, 2012

Manchin Statement on September 11

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "On this anniversary, we will all take time to stop and remember the tragic events of September 11 and grieve for those who lost their lives that day and those who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms - especially the three West Virginians lost on Sept. 11 and the 39 West Virginians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is my hope that all West … Continue Reading


September 07, 2012

Manchin Hosts Hundreds of West Virginians to First Bipartisan Federal Fiscal Summit

**Audio, Video Available** Senator Manchin delivered floor speech on Aug. 1 describing nation's need to come together around a solution to put our financial house in order Washington, D.C. - In another bipartisan first for the state of West Virginia, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will host the state's first-ever bipartisan federal fiscal summit on Monday. The conversation is free and open to the public, beginning at 9 am at the Culture Center Theater. Former Senator Alan Simpson, … Continue Reading


September 06, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce Grants for Airports in Huntington, Martinsburg & Ravenswood

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Joe Manchin, as well as Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced that airports in Huntington, Martinsburg, and Ravenswood will receive a total of $1,816,899 in federal funding to make necessary upgrades to these facilities, improving travel and safety at the airports. "Making sure our airports get the upgrades they need is absolutely important," said Rockefeller. "This … Continue Reading


September 04, 2012

Manchin Statement on Constellium Negotiations

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about tomorrow's Constellium negotiations. "I am so appreciative of Governor Tomblin for facilitating this meeting to bringall sides together. It is extremely important to work through our differences,not only for the workers, their families and the company, but also for themanufacturing base of our great state. This is how we have always worked ourdifferences out, it's who we are as West Virginians - we come … Continue Reading


August 31, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller & Rahall Announce Grants for Emergency Shelters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, as well as Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced $1,959,246 in federal funding to support homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, and related services. "Having shelter and a place to sleep is a basic necessity," said Rockefeller. "Emergencies happen that leave families homeless and this funding goes to assisting those in need." "As West Virginians, we've always valued neighbors helping neighbors, and supporting each … Continue Reading


August 31, 2012

Manchin Statement on Tragic Death of Second State Trooper

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement after the death of State Trooper Eric Workman today. "Gayle and I mourn tonight with the Workman family and the entire state of West Virginia. Over the past few days our state has now lost two brave souls in the line of duty, and no words will give comfort to their families or their brothers and sisters in law enforcement. But all of us must never take for granted what law enforcement and first responders … Continue Reading


August 30, 2012

Manchin Announces Staff Will Host Events to Connect Veterans with VA Resources

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced today that his staff will host four public meetings across West Virginia next week to help veterans navigate the medical services, benefits and health counseling available to them. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance will deliver presentations and take questions from veterans in attendance. Members of the public are strongly encouraged to attend the … Continue Reading


August 30, 2012

Manchin Statement on Fatal Shooting of State Police Officer

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about the State Police officer who was killed and the law enforcement officers who were injured in the line of duty on Tuesday night. "Gayle and I were deeply saddened when we learned of this terrible incident and immediately prayed for the fallen officer, those who were injured, and their families. Our law enforcement and first responders perform an amazing job each and every day, never blinking in the … Continue Reading

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