Press Releases

April 12, 2012

Tomorrow: Manchin Wraps Up ‘Fighting For Every Job’ Tour with Visit to Robinson Run Coal Mine to See New Mine Communication Technology

***New Event Added Tomorrow*** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will wrap up his two-week "Fighting for Every Job" tour tomorrow with a visit to the Robinson Run Coal Mine, where he will see a demonstration of new mine communication technology. The event is part of Senator Manchin's "Fighting for Every Job" tour, during which he is highlighting the connection between jobs and energy independence, his agenda to help small businesses succeed, how to revitalize American … Continue Reading


April 12, 2012

At Ravenswood Forum, Manchin Praises Community for Working Together to Bring Back Hundreds of Jobs, Treat Retirees Fairly

Ravenswood - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) held a "Coffee and Common Sense" event in Ravenswood today, meeting with nearly 100 community members and leaders to praise them for coming together to work to bring back hundreds of jobs at Century Aluminum and treat its retirees fairly. "Our hopes are high, and everyone's been working as hard as we can to get Century reopened, make sure the retirees get fair treatment and bring back those jobs to this community," Senator Manchin said. "It … Continue Reading


April 11, 2012

Manchin Applauds Focus on Prescription Drug Abuse at National Summit

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today applauded the work of experts and leaders from around the country who are gathered at the inaugural National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit, including Representative Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), and pledged his support to fighting the prescription drug abuse epidemic in West Virginia and around the nation. "I applaud the efforts of Rep. Nick Rahall on the very important issue of drug abuse, and I want to thank him for his participation in … Continue Reading


April 11, 2012

Manchin Holds Frank Discussion at Roundtable to Win the War on Coal

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) thanked Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, FACES of Coal, the West Virginia Coal Association, labor leaders and business leaders for holding a frank strategy session today about how to work together to win the war on coal. "Just bringing all of us together in one room proves one thing: in West Virginia, we can work together. That's why I say that creating a true all-of-the-above energy plan is not a Democratic problem or a Republican problem; … Continue Reading


April 11, 2012

Manchin: Shale Gas Development Hearing an Important Opportunity for West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today praised his colleague Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) for bringing much-needed attention to the infrastructure impacts on Marcellus Shale development and drilling at a Senate Commerce Committee field hearing in Fairmont. "We all have to come together in order to take advantage of the game-changing potential of the Marcellus Shale, produce more American energy and create good jobs," Senator Manchin said. "I am so glad that … Continue Reading


April 11, 2012

Today: Manchin to Discuss Impact of Federal Government on Coal Industry

***New Event Added Thursday*** Also today, Manchin holds Coffee and Common Sense event in Beckley Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will today participate in a roundtable discussion on the impact of federal government policies and regulations on the Appalachian coal industry. The event is part of Senator Manchin's "Fighting for Every Job" tour, during which he is highlighting the connection between jobs and energy independence, his agenda to help small businesses … Continue Reading


April 10, 2012

Manchin Applauds Re-Opening of South Charleston Stamping Plant

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about the return of hundreds of jobs to the South Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing Plant. Gestamp announced today that it will invest at least $100 million in the facility. "This was a total partnership between private enterprise, state and local government. As Governor at the time, I knew we needed to make the investments in the site that would attract a quality employer like Gestamp to South … Continue Reading


April 10, 2012

Manchin Outlines Commonsense Approach to Lowering Gas Prices at Event in Wheeling

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today started the second week of his "Fighting for Every Job" tour with an event at a Wheeling gas station where he highlighted his plan to lower fuel prices. "High gas prices are absolutely crippling West Virginia families and businesses," Senator Manchin said. "In our state we have to drive to survive, and when prices at the pump skyrocket, it takes a serious toll on our way of life. If we are ever going to end this roller coaster ride … Continue Reading


April 09, 2012

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

***New Event Added Wednesday*** 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 tomorrow 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 … Continue Reading


April 09, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce More Than $44,000 for Star City Volunteer Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W. Va.) announced today that the Star City Volunteer Fire Department will receive more than $44,000 in funding through Round 17 of 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 … Continue Reading


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

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