Press Releases

September 23, 2011

Rahall, Rockefeller, Manchin Announce Funding to Build Civic Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), Friday announced federal funding for the West Virginia Development Office to increase leadership development and civic entrepreneurship in ten West Virginia counties. "There are a lot of creative ideas in some of our most challenged economies in West Virginia, and I daily hear good suggestions from individuals and organizations throughout the counties this … Continue Reading


September 23, 2011

Manchin Votes to Support Workers Whose Jobs Have Been Lost to Foreign Trade

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today voted to renew and extend Trade Adjustment Assistance, which provides needed training, assistance and job opportunities for West Virginians and any American worker who has lost their jobs because of foreign trade. While workers look for new jobs, Trade Adjustment Assistance offers several benefits and services, including job training, job search and relocation allowances, income support, and assistance with health care premium costs. … Continue Reading


September 23, 2011

Manchin Congratulates West Virginia Principals of the Year

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today congratulated two West Virginia educators who are being honored in the nation's capital for their dedication and commitment to students. Gary Higginbotham, from Ravenswood Middle School in Jackson County, and Bill Hughes, from Winfield High School in Putnam County, were named Middle and High School Principal of the year, respectively. Mr. Higginbotham and Mr. Hughes are being honored at the National Principals Institute for their … Continue Reading


September 22, 2011

Manchin to Defense Secretary Panetta: Time to Rebuild America

**Audio and Video Available** Washington, D.C. - In Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's first appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss Afghanistan, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) made clear that the United States needs to shift its mission to counter-terrorism and focus on rebuilding America, not Afghanistan or Iraq. Senator Manchin, who enjoys a strong relationship with Secretary Panetta, explained how he arrived at his position by citing a number of statistics … Continue Reading


September 22, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce $187,000 to Ensure the Safety And Health of West Virginia Workers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Rep. Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.) today announced that the West Virginia University Research Corporation will receive $187,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor's Susan Hardwood Training Grant Program to ensure the safety and health of West Virginia workers through hands-on training and educational programs. The West Virginia University Research Corporation will provide safety and health training to high-risk workers … Continue Reading


September 19, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Announce Federal Funds to Build New Airplane Parking and Loading Area at Fairmont Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin today announced that the Fairmont Municipal Airport will receive $2,451,000 in federal funding for the construction of an apron to park and load aircraft. As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Rockefeller has jurisdiction over the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and has worked to make sure West Virginia's airports have the resources they need to attract economic development and serve their … Continue Reading


September 19, 2011

Bipartisan Coalition Urges President to Launch a “Diplomatic Offensive” to Stop Turkey’s Movement Towards Confrontation with Israel

Erdogan Actions Reverse 50 Years of Good Turkish-Israeli Relations WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of Senators joined in writing President Obama, before his scheduled meeting Tuesday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, to send a clear signal of opposition to recent Turkish policy. The letter, cosigned by seven senators including Mark Kirk (R-IL), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Mark Warner (D-VA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Scott Brown (R-MA), … Continue Reading


September 15, 2011

Manchin Joins 35 Bipartisan Senators to Push More Deficit Reduction

***Audio, Web Video Available*** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined nearly three dozen other Senators from both political parties today to encourage the "super committee" charged with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions to "think big." "I'm so proud to be part of such a large, bipartisan group of like-minded Senators who are committed to restoring fiscal accountability in this great nation," Senator Manchin said. "We are showing the American … Continue Reading


September 15, 2011

Manchin: We Can’t Stack the Deck And Squander Hundreds of Millions of Taxpayer Dollars

***Audio, Pathfire Available*** Senator Manchin also emphasizes important work at West Virginia's own NETL facility Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) pressed several nominees to the U.S. Department of Energy in an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today about serious problems with a federal green energy loan program, the need for energy independence and the federal government's failures in picking winners and losers in the energy sector. He also promoted the … Continue Reading


September 13, 2011

Manchin Cosponsors Legislation to Reduce Fraud in Small Business Contracting, Improve Disabled Veterans’ Access to Contracts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced he has cosponsored the Small Business Contracting Fraud Prevention Act of 2011, which was first introduced by his Republican colleague Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). The bipartisan, commonsense bill is designed make sure only qualified small businesses win contracts with the federal government, and the legislation places special emphasis rooting out fraud from businesses claiming they are controlled by disabled veterans. … Continue Reading


September 13, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce More Than $3.3 Million for Crime Prevention Projects Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Congressman Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.), today announced that seven projects across West Virginia will receive more than $3.3 million from the U.S. Department of Justice to improve the quality of forensic science and criminal evidence, advance surveillance technology, support juvenile delinquency reduction and prevention, reduce gang and gun crime, and fight violent crimes against women. "Crime takes a devastating … Continue Reading


September 12, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin and Rahall Announce Federal Funding to Improve Safety at Eight Airports Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with Congressman Nick Rahall (all D-WV), today announced that eight airports across West Virginia have been awarded more than $15 million in federal funding. The grants, which were awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP), are being used to improve airport safety by developing existing facilities and upgrading or replacing runways and other structures. "This money for … Continue Reading


September 09, 2011

Senator Manchin Commemorates 10th Anniversary of September 11

Audio, video of Senator Manchin's September 11 message is available below Washington, D.C.- United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will Sunday attend "A Concert For Hope" to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragedies that took place on September 11, 2001. The event will be held at 8 p.m., September 11 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. "As we approach this very meaningful anniversary I believe the most important thing we can do as Americans is to try to recapture the spirit … Continue Reading


September 09, 2011

Manchin Statement on President Obama's Speech to Joint Session of Congress

***Video, Audio Available*** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released the following statement after the President's speech to a joint session of Congress tonight. "While I applaud the President's focus on job creation, investing in infrastructure and making our tax system more fair by eliminating corporate giveaways, I have serious questions about the level of spending that President Obama proposed, as well as the actual effectiveness some of these policies will have … Continue Reading


September 09, 2011

Rockefeller & Manchin Resolution Establishes National Moment of Remembrance for 9/11 Victims & Survivors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A resolution that Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin helped offer this summer will create a national moment of remembrance on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 to honor the almost 3,000 people who were killed that day. "On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the members of the Senate will take a moment of silence to remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives that devastating day," said Rockefeller. "It is our responsibility to continue to honor the … Continue Reading


September 08, 2011

Manchin Statement on President Obama's Speech to Joint Session of Congress

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released the following statement after the President's speech to a joint session of Congress tonight. "While I applaud the President's focus on job creation, investing in infrastructure and making our tax system more fair by eliminating corporate giveaways, I have serious questions about the level of spending that President Obama proposed, as well as the actual effectiveness some of these policies will have when it comes to creating … Continue Reading


September 08, 2011

Rockefeller and Manchin Say WV Lawyer Stephanie Thacker will be an Outstanding Federal Judge

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin issued the following statement this evening after President Obama nominated Stephanie Thacker to serve as a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The seat became vacant in March 2011 after the death of Judge Blane Michael, who had held the position since 1993. Rockefeller encouraged the President to nominate Ms. Thacker, a native of Hamlin, West Virginia, for this federal judgeship. "The White House has made an … Continue Reading


September 08, 2011

Manchin Cosponsors Legislation to Focus Washington Squarely on Job Creation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is cosponsoring legislation to create a Joint Select Committee on Job Creation to make specific recommendations on ways to create jobs, foster economic growth and reduce the unacceptably high unemployment rate. The bipartisan committee - whose members would come from both the House and Senate - would help ensure that job creation is at the top of the Washington's agenda. "The No. 1 issue on the minds of West Virginians and all Americans … Continue Reading


September 07, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Ask Senate Judiciary to Quickly Confirm Gina Marie Groh

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.) today urged colleagues in the Senate to move swiftly in confirming Judge Gina Marie Groh to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia. The bench has been vacant since the passing of Judge W. Craig Broadwater, in 2006. Consequently, the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia has been without a federal judge for the past five years. "Judge Groh is extraordinarily qualified to serve on the … Continue Reading


September 07, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce Nearly $15.5M for Rural Development Projects Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Representative Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.), today announced nearly $15.5 million in funding for rural development projects granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will bolster economic development, improve infrastructure, construct buildings and community facilities, purchase essential equipment and extend public water services in rural communities across West Virginia. "Investments in our rural … Continue Reading

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