Press Releases

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


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

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