Press Releases

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


August 11, 2011

Manchin Statement Honoring Washington, W.Va. Hero Chief Petty Officer Nicholas H. Null

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released the following statement today honoring Chief Petty Officer Nicholas H. Null of Washington, W.Va., whose name was released as one of the 30 U.S. soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan over the weekend. "The entire state of West Virginia joins the family and loved ones of Chief Petty Officer Null in mourning the loss of a true hero," Senator Manchin said. "Chief Petty Officer Null put his life on the line to defend … Continue Reading


August 10, 2011

Manchin Highlights Business Expansion at Aurora Flight Sciences

Manchin also hosts 'Coffee and Common Sense' event at Say-Boy Steakhouse in Fairmont Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) applauded the success of Aurora Flight Sciences at a ribbon cutting today for their new hangar and manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, on the third day of a 20-county swing through West Virginia for "Rebuilding America" Week. "The technology you create and build here is so critical for our national security, especially as we need to draw down our … Continue Reading


August 10, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Announce $225,704 Grant to Strengthen Nursing Workforce Across West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin today announced that universities and organizations across the state will receive a total of $225,704 to expand nursing education, training, and diversity in West Virginia. "The funding for these programs helps take a major step forward in preparing West Virginia's future nurses," said Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care. "Nurses play such a critical role and they are the ones that make our … Continue Reading


August 09, 2011

Wednesday: Manchin to Highlight Business Expansion at Aurora Flight Sciences, Deliver Keynote Address At Marion County Chamber of Commerce Annual DInner

Manchin will host 'Coffee and Common Sense' event at Say-Boy Steakhouse Restaurant in Fairmont He will also visit Doddridge and Ritchie County Courthouses Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will kick off a busy day of events focused on economic growth and job creation on Wednesday morning with a "Coffee and Common Sense" event in Fairmont as part of his "Rebuilding America" Week. Manchin will then attend the ribbon cutting on a new hangar and manufacturing facility … Continue Reading


August 09, 2011

On Day 2 of "Rebuilding America" Week, Manchin Holds 'Coffee and Common Sense' in Parkersburg, Visits with Manufacturers in Williamstown

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today met with nearly two dozen manufacturers at Hino Motors in Williamstown as part of his "Rebuilding America" Week, and talked about the need for job creation and economic policies that create certainty and restore confidence. "We need to stop talking about what's wrong with our business climate and start talking about what's wrong with our jobs climate," said Senator Manchin, before asking the manufacturers about the greatest … Continue Reading


August 08, 2011

On Day 2 of 'Rebuilding America' Week, Manchin to Visit with Manufacturers in Williamson

***NEW EVENTS ADDED, BOLDED BELOW*** He will also visit Pleasants and Tyler Counties Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday will visit with manufacturing interests at Hino Motors in Williamson as part of his "Rebuilding America" Week. Throughout the week, Senator Manchin will meet with business and labor leaders, students, manufacturers and residents during events in at least 20 counties. During these events, Senator Manchin will highlight a multi-pronged, … Continue Reading


August 08, 2011

Launching 'Rebuild America' Week, Manchin Focuses on Need to Create Jobs, Restore Confidence in U.S. Economy

Announces his request to Majority Leader Reid to serve as a member of the bipartisan, bicameral committee that will identify future deficit reduction solutions this fall Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today launched a statewide tour of West Virginia focused on the need to rebuild America and strengthen our future with a commitment to job creation and rebuilding our economy. Manchin began his "Rebuild America" Week with a meeting at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce … Continue Reading


August 08, 2011

West Virginia Congressional Delegation Warns Postmaster General on Impact of Proposed Consolidations on West Virginia

BECKLEY, W.Va. - U.S. Representative Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Monday announced that all five Members of West Virginia's Congressional Delegation have joined together to voice concerns to the Postmaster General about the potential closure of 150 post offices across the State and urged a careful examination of the proposal that takes into account the broad impact on the community and mail delivery services in addition to the cost savings to the Postal Service. "Forcing rural communities in our … Continue Reading


August 05, 2011

Manchin: Invest in America, Stop Spending Hundreds of Millions in U.S. Taxpayer Dollars for Development in China

Washington, D.C. - Emphasizing that this nation's efforts should be focused on rebuilding America, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today joined a bipartisan group of his Senate colleagues in a commonsense call to end U.S. development aid to China, which is now the world's second-largest economy. Since 2001, the U.S. has provided more than $275 million in direct assistance to China for projects such as expanding internet access and improving public transportation. In addition, China receives … Continue Reading


August 04, 2011

Manchin: Time to Focus on Rebuilding America--August Work Schedule Included

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Monday will launch a statewide tour of West Virginia focused on the need to rebuild America and strengthen our future with a commitment to job creation and rebuilding our economy. Senator Manchin will meet with business and labor leaders, students, manufacturers and residents during events in at least 20 counties. During these events, Senator Manchin will highlight a multi-pronged, commonsense legislative strategy for job creation and … Continue Reading


August 01, 2011

Manchin Statement on Debt Ceiling Deal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released the following statement about the bipartisan compromise deal to cut spending and reduce the deficit. "While the American people had to witness a needlessly dysfunctional partisan political process, they have a reason to be optimistic. I will support this bipartisan compromise because it opens a commonsense pathway to work toward fixing our long-term spending and debt problems, while protecting vital programs like Social … Continue Reading


August 01, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin, Capito, Rahall Applaud $5 Million Grant For West Virginia Regional Technology Park

CHARLESTON, W.VA. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and Congressman Nick Rahall, today applauded an announcement that the West Virginia Regional Technology Park (Tech Park) will receive a $5.25 million grant from the federal government to renovate a major lab building on the South Charleston campus. Rockefeller, Manchin, Capito and Rahall worked on behalf of the Tech Park to get the grant. This award, which comes through the state … Continue Reading


July 28, 2011

Manchin: Washington May Be Broken, But It Will Not Break Me

Manchin makes clear he will not vote for current Reid or Boehner debt ceiling proposals, saying each fails to provide a commonsense, long-term debt fix Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor urging the President, his fellow Senators and Members of the House of Representatives to come together around a bipartisan, long-term debt fix that will prevent this nation from defaulting and being handed a devastating downgrade in its AAA … Continue Reading


July 27, 2011

Manchin, Colleagues Warn Obama: Arms Treaty Must Not Infringe on Gun Rights

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has called on President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to guarantee the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans while negotiating the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty, which must be ratified by the Senate. Senator Manchin joined his Senate colleagues, led by Senator John Tester (D-Mont.) in a letter stating that that the arms trade treaty must not "in any way regulate the domestic manufacture, possession, or … Continue Reading


July 26, 2011

Manchin Statement About USPS Plans to Potentially Close 150 Post Offices in West Va.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement about the U.S. Postal Service's plans to study 150 post offices in West Virginia for potential closure as part of an effort to close a $20 billion budget gap. "While I understand that families and businesses are facing tough financial choices in a difficult economic climate, I urge the Post Office to make every effort to maintain services to the people who need them most," Senator Manchin said. "I … Continue Reading


July 26, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce $612,931 to Provide Food and Shelter for West Virginians in Need

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller and Rep. Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.) today announced that counties across West Virginia will receive a total of $612,931 to support social service agencies that help feed and shelter West Virginians in need. The funds will be used to supplement existing food, shelter, rent, mortgage and utility assistance programs for people going through non-disaster related emergencies. "The health and safety of all West Virginia residents … Continue Reading


July 22, 2011

Rahall, Rockefeller, Manchin Call for White House Support of National Guard on the Joint Chiefs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), Friday urged the President to support the bipartisan Guardians of Freedom Act they have sponsored to provide a position on the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the National Guard. "Our Guard members need a strong voice at the table when military strategies are developed," said Rahall. "I am pleased and proud to have introduced the bill in the House to help raise the … Continue Reading


July 22, 2011

Manchin: 'We Should Not Waste This Moment'

***Video, audio of speech included below*** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor urging his Democratic and Republican colleagues to "seize the moment before us and confront our grave fiscal nightmare" and help pass a responsible Balanced Budget Amendment. While Senator Manchin is strongly supportive of balancing the nation's budget - like he did as Governor of West Virginia, ultimately producing annual surpluses - the House … Continue Reading


July 21, 2011

Manchin's Statement on EPA's Guidance on Water Quality

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its guidance on water quality. "I am so frustrated to see that the Environmental Protection Agency is ignoring federal law and issuing its final guidance on water quality without giving the public a real chance to talk about how their burdensome approach is impacting our jobs and our economy. Since the EPA hasn't listened to … Continue Reading

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