Press Releases

August 26, 2011

Commonsense Connections: Manchin Staff to Meet With West Virginians to Hear Your Voice, Your Ideas

Washington, D.C.- Building off the success of Senator Joe Manchin's "Rebuilding America" Tour earlier this month, representatives from Senator Manchin's office will be available next week to meet with residents and listen to your voice and your ideas about how to how create good jobs here at home, strengthen our economy, and build confidence in America once again. These meetings are known as "Commonsense Connections," a series Senator Manchin launched in February. "I met with so many West … Continue Reading


August 26, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce $571,900 Grant to Provide Broadband Services to Panther, West Va.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller and Representative Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.) today announced that Crystal Broadband Networks, Inc. will receive $571,900 through the United States Department of Agriculture's Community Connect Grant Program. The funding will be used to provide broadband services to the community of Panther, West Virginia through a hybrid fiber coax network. "Improvements to our technology infrastructure help keep West Virginia competitive, … Continue Reading


August 25, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $288,941 to Support Law Enforcement Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.) today announced that seven cities in West Virginia will receive $288,941 to provide essential equipment and support to law enforcement agencies. The funding comes through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. "Our law … Continue Reading


August 25, 2011

Monday: Manchin to Speak at the Princeton Fire Department’s 100Th Anniversary Celebration

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will deliver remarks Monday at the Princeton Fire Department's 100th Anniversary Celebration and visit the McDowell and Wyoming County Courthouses. "I am honored to be taking part in a celebration of the tremendous work of our first responders in Princeton, and the mark they have made on this community over the past century," Senator Manchin said. "My experience working with the volunteer rescue squad in Marion County has allowed me to … Continue Reading


August 25, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Announce $1,773,892 for West Virginia Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.V.) today announced close to $1.8 million in federal funding for three West Virginia airports. The grants, which were awarded through the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Airport Improvement Program (AIP), are being used to improve existing facilities by enhancing safety measures and repairing an airport runway. "West Virginia's aviation system is an incredibly important part of our economy - providing jobs and … Continue Reading


August 24, 2011

Manchin Invites Congressman Conyers to Discuss Statements Degrading West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - After Congressman John Conyers criticized West Virginia's coal mining history and suggested that miners find new jobs, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) sent the Congressman a letter inviting him to learn more about hardworking West Virginia and the importance of its coal mining past and future. A copy of the letter, as well as Congressman Conyers' statements, are below. Dear Congressman Conyers: As a U.S. Senator, I would never degrade another state or the people … Continue Reading


August 24, 2011

Manchin Joins in Major Announcement of Greenbrier Medical Institute

Facility will specialize in sports performance, wellness, research, product development, education, preventive care Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today joined Jim Justice, chairman and owner of The Greenbrier, along with world-renowned physicians Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Tom Graham, Michael Immel, orthopedic practice management consultant, and lauded health care developer Jack T. Diamond to announce the creation of the Greenbrier Medical Institute. "Building a … Continue Reading


August 23, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Announce $260,000 in Federal Funding for Community Service in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin announced today that Volunteer West Virginia received $260,000 in federal funds to protect and restore the forest, public buildings, and homes in 16 counties in West Virginia. The grant will support 20 AmeriCorps members who will remove invasive species and restore valuable forest habitat, weatherize historic public buildings and low-income homes, recruit volunteers, and expand heritage tourism attractions to develop the economy … Continue Reading


August 22, 2011

Rahall, Rockefeller, Manchin Announce FAA Funding for Raleigh County Airport

BECKLEY, W.Va. - U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), top Democrat on House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), Monday announced that Raleigh County Airport will receive $147,000 in federal funding to improve its runway approaches and transitional surfaces. "Some shortsighted people argue that we cannot afford the upkeep, much less improve the long-term potential of our country's transportation system. This funding … Continue Reading


August 22, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin, Rahall Announce $225,000 for Workforce West Virginia to Help Local Businesses Grow and Create Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, announced $225,000 for the West Virginia Development Office's Workforce West Virginia Competitive Improvement Program (CIP) which helps train workers and enable local businesses develop and grow in the state. Because of the money, Workforce West Virginia expects the funding to create about 60 new jobs. The funding is from the Appalachian Regional Commission. "During these tough economic … Continue Reading


August 19, 2011

Manchin Statement Regarding Consol’s Investment In WV’s Marcellus Shale

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released the following statement regarding the announcement that Consol Energy will partner with Noble Energy to develop more than 600,000 acres of Marcellus shale in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. "Investing in our state is the key to economic growth and creating good jobs, and so I applaud the news of Consol's investment in developing West Virginia's Marcellus shale resources. Consol's decision speaks volumes about the business and … Continue Reading


August 19, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Announce $3,913,626 In Federal Grants For Transportation And Infrastructure Projects Across West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.) today announced close to $4 million in federal grant money to improve transportation and infrastructure projects across West Virginia and to enforce child safety vehicle laws. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). "These grants will help to maintain and improve important infrastructure projects and child passenger safety programs in West Virginia," said Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate … Continue Reading


August 18, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $216,522 in Funding Support Law to Support Law Enforcement Jobs in Kanawha County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.) today announced that Charleston Police Department and the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office will receive $216,522 to help pay officers overtime and purchase in-car video cameras. "Our law enforcement officers have a very tough job, and providing them with the equipment and support they need to do their jobs is incredibly important," said Senator Joe Manchin. "I am pleased that these funds will help pay for the … Continue Reading


August 18, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin, Rahall Announce More Than $2.3 Million for West Virginia Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), along with Congressmen Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), today announced $2,341,708 in federal funding for two West Virginia airports. The grants, which were awarded through the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Airport Improvement Program (AIP), are being used to improve existing facilities by enhancing safety measures and repairing an airport runway. "This money will further our state's fight to maintain adequate air … Continue Reading


August 17, 2011

Rahall, Rockefeller, Manchin Announce $2.3 Million USDA Rural Development Funding for Southern West Virginia

BECKLEY, W.Va. - Applauding the economic and health and safety benefits to rural communities, U.S. Representative Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), Tuesday announced federal funding for multiple water infrastructure and development projects in southern West Virginia. "This infrastructure funding is an investment in building a brighter, more prosperous future for our children and grandchildren," said Rahall. "By investing in our … Continue Reading


August 17, 2011

Rahall, Rockefeller, Manchin Announce DOT Funding for Tri-State Transit Upgrades

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 that the Tri-State Transit Authority (TTA) has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to renovate and expand its facility in Huntington. "Investing in TTA is investing in jobs. From getting families to work, school, and the doctor to the Pullman - Marshall Shuttle, TTA is a key link in the area's economy," said Rahall, who serves as the top Democrat on the … Continue Reading


August 16, 2011

Manchin Statement on Passing of Bishop Bernard Schmitt

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today released the following statement about the passing of Bishop Bernard Schmitt. "Gayle and I want to express our deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones of Bishop Bernard Schmitt, a man I considered a dear friend," Senator Manchin said. "His loss is mourned not only by the Catholic community, but by the entire state of West Virginia. Bishop Schmitt was one of the most compassionate leaders I have ever known, and has been a trusted … Continue Reading


August 15, 2011

Manchin to Wrap 'Rebuilding America' Tour with Town Hall Meeting in Clarksburg

Additional stops are planned for Marshall and Wetzel County Courthouses Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will tomorrow conclude his "Rebuilding America" tour with a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Waldomore in Clarksburg. Since beginning the tour in Charleston last week, Senator Manchin has visited about 20 counties to speak with business and labor leaders, students and residents about their commonsense concerns, priorities and ideas to spur job growth and create … Continue Reading


August 15, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $141,670 in Funding to Combat Drug Activity, Support Law Enforcement in West VA.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.) today announced that West Virginia will receive a total of $141,670 to support a broad range of activities intended to combat illegal drug activity as well as prevent and control crime. "In the last few weeks, I've heard from many local business owners that the drug problem is hurting their ability to hire and keep employees, and in this tough economy, we have to do everything in our power to help improve the jobs … Continue Reading


August 12, 2011

Friday: Manchin Takes 'Rebuild America' Tour to West Virginia State Fair

***NEW EVENTS ADDED NEXT WEEK*** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will today take his "Rebuilding America" tour to the West Virginia State Fair, the Pocahontas County Courthouse and downtown Marlinton. During these visits he will speak with residents about their commonsense concerns, priorities, and ideas to spur job creation and create certainty in our economy. "This week I am talking about how we can rebuild America - and spur the type of job creation and economic … Continue Reading

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