Press Releases

March 05, 2012

Manchin Committed to Federal Disaster Aid for Areas Hit in Weekend Storms

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) received a briefing this morning from the West Virginia National Guard and Division of Homeland Security on how the state is coping with major weather damage from weekend storms. At the briefing, Senator Manchin underscored his commitment to making sure that West Virginia receives the federal disaster aid needed to help rebuild damaged areas. "Our hearts go out to the families and communities that have been deeply affected by the storms … Continue Reading


March 01, 2012

Manchin Statement on Job-Creating Expansion at Buffalo Toyota Plant

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today made the following statement about Toyota's planned expansion at West Virginia's Buffalo plant, which will amount to a total investment of $45 million and is expected to create 80 new jobs. "Toyota is one of West Virginia's best partners, and I am thrilled that the company is planning another investment and expansion that will create 80 new jobs at our very own Buffalo plant," Senator Manchin said. "This announcement speaks to the … Continue Reading


February 29, 2012

Manchin: ‘We’re Going to Fight for Every Job’

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about the agreement in principle reached between Century Aluminum and its retirees to provide health care and potentially return hundreds of good-paying jobs at the Ravenswood plant. "This is a great day for West Virginia's hard-working families because we've taken a major step to show the world that we can come together to do what is right - and that we're going to fight for every job. As West Virginia … Continue Reading


February 29, 2012

Manchin Statement Supporting Religious Liberty

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement announcing that he will vote in favor of a Senate measure to protect religious liberty. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) offered the amendment to the transportation bill. "When I was Governor of West Virginia, we achieved a commonsense balance between women's access to medical care and free expression of religion. As this debate moves forward, I would hope that the President and this Congress look to West Virginia … Continue Reading


February 29, 2012

Manchin, Guard Commanders Discuss How to Limit Reliance on Expensive Contractors

**Photo Available** Washington, D.C. - At a breakfast for the National Guard Caucus this morning, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined West Virginia's Adjutant General for the National Guard James A. Hoyer and Lieutenant General Wyatt, director of the Air National Guard, to discuss how the Guard can help the Defense Department run more efficiently and reduce the country's reliance on expensive contractors. "It is a true honor any time I get to sit down with the leaders of West … Continue Reading


February 28, 2012

Manchin Addresses Keystone XL Pipeline, National Debt and Overseas Spending in Latest Installment of ‘Manchin’s Mailbox’

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released his third episode of "Manchin's Mailbox" today to answer questions from West Virginians about his positions on critical issues including the Keystone XL pipeline, the dire financial situation facing this nation and concerns about how we are spending our limited resources in America and overseas. The 6-minute question-and-answer session can be found here. "I truly value the concept of retail government where I can personally … Continue Reading


February 27, 2012

Manchin Statement on Killing of American Troops in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today made the following statement regarding the senseless killings of four American troops in Afghanistan. "I am terribly saddened by the tragic deaths of four American servicemembers who were murdered presumably by Afghan soldiers in recent days. These horrifying events serve as yet another reminder of what I have said and will continue to say: it's time to stop pouring billions of dollars into rebuilding Afghanistan and to … Continue Reading


February 25, 2012

Manchin Statement on Buffalo Creek Disaster

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today made the following statement on the 40th anniversary of the Buffalo Creek disaster. "Gayle and I join fellow West Virginians as we observe the 40th anniversary of the Buffalo Creek disaster," Senator Manchin said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the many families forever changed 40 years ago by one of our nation's most deadly floods. This disaster caused tragic deaths, leveled landscapes and left thousands homeless; however, in a time of … Continue Reading


February 23, 2012

Manchin Statement on Final UBB Investigative Report

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today made the following statement about the results of an investigation into the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster conducted by the state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training. "Four separate reports have now concluded that the disaster at Upper Big Branch Mine on April 5, 2010 and the loss of 29 lives could have been prevented. This final chapter - and the 253 violations that the Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training has … Continue Reading


February 23, 2012

Manchin Wraps Up “Our Values, Our Priorities” Tour With Visits To Outstanding W.Va. Research Facilities, Businesses

At Protea Biosciences, Manchin will participate in major announcement on groundbreaking bioanalytics technology developed at Morgantown laboratories Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will finish his weeklong "Our Values, Our Priorities" tour with visits to some of West Virginia's outstanding research facilities and businesses, highlighting their tremendous job creation potential. "Continuing to attract top-notch laboratories and businesses to West Virginia with the … Continue Reading


February 23, 2012

Manchin Unveils New Legislation to Protect Seniors in Emergency Medical Situations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today unveiled new legislation that would protect seniors in emergency medical situations - such as car crashes - ensuring that they receive necessary, potentially life-saving treatment as quickly as possible. The National Yellow Dot Act would create a voluntary program through which individuals would receive a yellow dot decal to place on the rear windshield of their vehicles. The yellow decal would alert emergency personnel to look … Continue Reading


February 22, 2012

Manchin Statement on New Charges in Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today made the following statement about the new charges filed in the UBB investigation. "The tragedy that took the lives of 29 hardworking miners in April 2010 is still fresh in our hearts and minds. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and loved ones of those who were lost," Senator Manchin said. "As I have said all along, each life is priceless, and every worker should be able to go to his or her job and return … Continue Reading


February 22, 2012

Manchin Says Corporate Tax Reform Proposal ‘Moves Us in the Right Direction’

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about President Obama's proposal to overhaul the corporate tax system by dropping the tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent, reducing incentives to move jobs overseas, and expanding deductions for American manufacturing. "While I will take the next several days to fully evaluate the President's corporate tax overhaul proposal, I am pleased to see that he is laying out goals that could move us in the right … Continue Reading


February 22, 2012

Manchin To Focus On Retraining For Jobs On Day 3 Of “Our Values, Our Priorities” Weeklong Tour

**New Events Added** During his weeklong tour, Manchin will talk about the values and priorities that make West Virginia strong, focusing on local businesses, economic growth, retraining for good jobs and creating jobs Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will continue a weeklong statewide tour focused on "Our Values, Our Priorities," today with a roundtable with higher education officials to discuss how to best train students and retrain workers for good-paying jobs. … Continue Reading


February 20, 2012

Manchin Kicks Off ‘Our Values, Our Priorities’ Week with Celebration of the National Guard

During the weeklong tour, Manchin will highlight the values and priorities that make West Virginia strong, focusing on local businesses, economic growth, retraining for good jobs and creating jobs Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today celebrated the elevation of the National Guard to a position on the Joint Chiefs of Staff with an event at the Center for National Response training area. It was the first event of his weeklong statewide tour focused on "Our Values, Our … Continue Reading


February 17, 2012

Monday: Manchin to Kickoff Tour Highlighting “Our Values, Our Priorities” With Celebration of the National Guard

During the weeklong tour, Manchin to highlight the values and priorities that make West Virginia strong, focusing on local businesses, economic growth, retraining for good jobs and creating jobs Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will launch a weeklong statewide tour focused on "Our Values, Our Priorities," starting with an event on Monday to celebrate the elevation of the National Guard to a position on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Senator Manchin, a member of the Senate … Continue Reading


February 17, 2012

Manchin Votes Against Crippling Social Security

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about voting against the 10-month payroll tax cut extension. "I want to make sure that hardworking families have more money in their pockets - but this temporary policy is the absolute wrong way to do it because it cripples Social Security," Senator Manchin said. "I know that going back home and saying we voted for tax cuts is popular, but this is not a tax cut - this is a Social Security cut. Plain and … Continue Reading


February 17, 2012

Manchin to Visit Morgan, Berkeley Counties

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will today visit Morgan and Berkeley counties, speaking with residents and making stops at local businesses to hear their commonsense ideas for future of West Virginia and this great nation. "The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is home to outstanding businesses and residents who are truly doing their part to drive economic growth in our great state," Senator Manchin said. "I am looking forward to the opportunity to visit with them to … Continue Reading


February 16, 2012

Manchin: Politics Shouldn’t Trump Fiscal Stability

Along with Obama budget proposal, payroll tax cut extension will dig deeper debt hole for the country Pathfire and FTP are available here: HD… http://gp1d.senate.gov/sdmc/Manchin/021612_MANCHIN_1_FTP.M2TSD… http://gp1d.senate.gov/sdmc/Manchin/021612_MANCHIN_1_FTP.MPG Instructions for accessing Pathfire: http://democrats.senate.gov/tv/pathfire/manchin.pdf Audio is available here: http://gp1d.senate.gov/sdmc/Manchin/021612_MANCHIN_1_AUDIO.mp3 Web video is available here: … Continue Reading


February 16, 2012

Manchin: Obama Wrong to Pick Winners and Losers When it Comes to Energy

Manchin also questions Department of Energy policy reversal on coal-to-liquids technology Video of the hearing is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-QCQgvzjcw Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today grilled U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and the Obama Administration about picking winners and losers when it comes to research funding for critical domestic energy resources. Senator Manchin questioned how the Obama Administration can claim they're advocating … Continue Reading

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