Press Releases

April 06, 2012

Tuesday: Manchin Kicks Off Week 2 of “Fighting For Every Job” Tour, Focusing on the Need to Achieve Energy Independence

Also Tuesday, Manchin will visit local businesses to highlight their critical importance to jobs and the economy Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will start the second week of his "Fighting for Every Job" tour on Tuesday with an event at a Wheeling gas station to outline his plan to lower gas prices. During the tour, Senator Manchin is highlighting the connection between jobs and energy independence, his agenda to help small businesses succeed, how to revitalize … Continue Reading


April 04, 2012

Manchin Statement on Second Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Tragedy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about the second anniversary of the Upper Big Branch tragedy. "It seems like only yesterday that this terrible tragedy took the lives of 29 of our beloved miners and changed their families' lives forever. Not a day goes by that I don't think about that awful moment - and the fact that it could have been prevented. I want to assure those families, the people of our state and this country that we will never … Continue Reading


April 04, 2012

Manchin to ROTC Cadets: You Represent the Best of Who We Are

Manchin also says ROTC cadets should know their country will be there for them after they have completed their service Washington, D.C. - On the third day of his "Fighting for Every Job" tour, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) addressed West Virginia University's ROTC cadets at the annual Army and Air Force Scholarship luncheon and promoted his "I Hire Veterans" project. "You will soon join the ranks of a very small, very important and dedicated group. In your generation for example, … Continue Reading


April 03, 2012

Manchin to Address WVU ROTC Cadets at Scholarship Luncheon

Also Wednesday, Manchin will speak at Dynamic Networking for Small Business Conference about increasing opportunities for small businesses, creating jobs Washington, D.C. - On the third day of his "Fighting for Every Job" tour, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will address West Virginia University's ROTC cadets at the annual Army and Air Force Scholarship luncheon and promote his "I Hire Veterans" project. In his address to the cadets, Manchin will talk about his efforts to help match … Continue Reading


April 03, 2012

At John Amos Power Plant, Manchin Vows to Oppose New Greenhouse Gas Rule, Highlights the Importance of Energy to Jobs and the Economy

Charleston, W.Va. - In a major speech on energy and jobs at West Virginia's John Amos power plant, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) vowed today to fight against the Environment Protection Agency's proposed new rules on greenhouse gas emissions and highlighted the connection between energy independence and creating good jobs. "Not everyone sees the connection between energy and jobs, and that's why I wanted to visit John Amos, the largest power plant in American Electric Power's system. … Continue Reading


March 30, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce More Than $43,000 for Morgan County Emergency Medical Service

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W. Va.) announced today that Morgan County Emergency Medical Service will receive more than $43,000 in funding through the Department of Homeland Security's 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will go toward operations and safety, and can be used to purchase training and personal protective equipment for wellness and fitness, as well as to make health and safety improvements to stations and … Continue Reading


March 29, 2012

Manchin Kicks Off Two Week Tour Focused On ‘Fighting For Every Job’

Washington, D.C. - Starting Monday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will kick off two weeks of events throughout the state to highlight how he and the people of West Virginia are "Fighting for Every Job" now and into the future. The statewide tour will highlight the connection between jobs and energy independence, the Senator's agenda to help small businesses succeed, how to revitalize American manufacturing, the importance of training our workforce through higher education, and the … Continue Reading


March 28, 2012

Manchin, Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus Kick Off ‘I Hire Veterans’ Initiative

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) and members of the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus today held an event to kick off their "I Hire Veterans" initiative to encourage members of the Senate and the public to show their commitment to hiring veterans by displaying a simple logo in their offices and businesses. The "I Hire Veterans" logo is attached and available for download at Manchin.senate.gov. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis joined the members of the caucus for the kickoff, … Continue Reading


March 28, 2012

Manchin Unveils ‘Seniors’ Financial Bill of Rights’

Senator also unveils 'Streamlining Services for Older Veterans Act' to help older veterans get the services they have earned Washington, D.C. - At a rally with hundreds of advocates for seniors today in the nation's Capitol, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) unveiled the "Seniors' Financial Bill of Rights" to protect older Americans from financial abuse and another bill to ensure older veterans get the services they have earned. Senator Manchin joined six of his Senate colleagues to … Continue Reading


March 28, 2012

In Case You Missed It: Manchin Promotes ‘I Hire Veterans’ Initiative on ‘Morning Joe’

Click here to watch: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc_tv-morning_joe/#46878947 Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning to highlight the "I Hire Veterans" kickoff that the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus will hold this afternoon. Members of the media are invited to attend. "Hire a vet. You want to show your patriotism? You put yellow ribbons up, we fly the flag. If you really want to help a vet, hire a vet," Senator … Continue Reading


March 27, 2012

Manchin Votes Against Bill That Would Allow Post Office Closures, Reduce Delivery Standards And Add to the Deficit

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement after voting against a measure that would allow rural post offices to close, reduce delivery standards and add to the debt. "Our post offices are part of the foundation of what makes America great, and our rural post offices are truly the lifelines to the communities they serve," Senator Manchin said. "Right now, the Postal Service wants to close 3,700 rural post offices - for a savings of $200 million. … Continue Reading


March 27, 2012

Manchin Condemns EPA Announcement To End Use of Coal As We Know It

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about the Environment Protection Agency's announcement today that a new rule will effectively prevent any new coal-fired power plants from being built. "As today's announcement shows, this EPA is fully engaging in a war on coal, even though this country will continue to rely on coal as an affordable, stable and abundant energy source for decades to come," Senator Manchin said. "This approach relies totally … Continue Reading


March 27, 2012

Tomorrow: Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus to Hold Kickoff Event

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will also deliver remarks Washington, D.C. - With momentum growing for the new Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and a bipartisan group of Senators will hold a press conference tomorrow to involve the public in the caucus's growing "I Hire Veterans" movement. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will speak at the event to express her support for the caucus's efforts to put our returning servicemembers back to work. Officials … Continue Reading


March 26, 2012

Manchin Announces SBA Disaster Loans Will Be Available to West Virginians

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that federal disaster loans will be available to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes in five West Virginia counties through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The loans will be available following a Presidential Disaster Declaration in Boone, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo and Wyoming Counties. They are intended to speed the recovery of West Virginia communities following destructive weather that began March 15 and … Continue Reading


March 26, 2012

Manchin Votes Again to End $24 Billion in Oil Subsidies

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement after voting tonight to move forward with a bill to end $24 billion in subsidies for big oil companies and instead invest in mine safety, renewable energy sources and cleaner coal production. "If you believe that oil companies will reduce their prices because taxpayers are giving them billions of dollars in subsidies, then I have some beachfront property to sell you in Farmington, West Virginia," Senator … Continue Reading


March 23, 2012

Manchin Applauds Federal Court Ruling that EPA Cannot Retroactively Veto Spruce Mine Permit

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement about the U.S. District Court ruling that the EPA cannot retroactively veto the Spruce Mine permit issued for by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "I applaud our courts for stating clearly and unequivocally that a bureaucratic agency like the EPA cannot run the lives of hardworking Americans," Senator Manchin said. "I always knew that the EPA's decision to retroactively veto a coal mining permit … Continue Reading


March 23, 2012

Manchin Opens FEMA Office in Logan County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) tomorrow will visit Logan County to open a Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center to help with flooding assistance. The office is scheduled to be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Logan County is one of three counties in West Virginia that yesterday was confirmed a Presidential Disaster Declaration site. "I am honored to visit Logan County for the opening of this FEMA office," Senator … Continue Reading


March 23, 2012

Manchin Statement on Receiving Additional Federal Disaster Aid for Lincoln, Logan and Mingo Counties

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) made the following statement today about the Presidential Disaster Declaration for Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties, which were devastated by severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides in the past few weeks. "So many West Virginians have lost everything during the last month because of severe weather," Senator Manchin said. "I applaud the swift assistance of all of those involved with granting this declaration, especially … Continue Reading


March 22, 2012

Manchin: Our Mission in Afghanistan is Not Sustainable

Washington, D.C.-In a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) questioned General John R. Allen, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and Commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan; and the Honorable James N. Miller, Jr., Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy about the United States' continued presence in Afghanistan and the long-term sustainability of the Afghan security forces. Senator Manchin has repeatedly expressed his … Continue Reading


March 22, 2012

Manchin Asks Napolitano for Federal Disaster Aid

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) spoke with and wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today to underscore West Virginia's critical need for additional federal assistance after more devastating storms caused severe damage in Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has again requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the affected areas, … Continue Reading

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