Press Releases

April 05, 2011

Tuesday: Manchin to Deliver Floor Speech Commemorating First Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine Tragedy

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will deliver a speech this morning on the Senate floor commemorating the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Upper Big Branch Mine that killed 29 miners. Later tonight, Senator Manchin will also attend a memorial in Whitesville, West Virginia marking the first anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Tragedy. The memorial will be held at the Whitesville Elementary School Gymnasium in Whitesville. Details as follows:TUESDAY, April 5, 2011 … Continue Reading


April 04, 2011

Manchin: We Need To Put American Jobs First

**Photo Attached** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today underscored his commitment to making America strong again by focusing on domestic job creation in a speech to the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO. "We need to rebuild America by putting American jobs first," Senator Manchin said. "We need to create a new economy that creates real jobs in America that support a family - instead of the empty promise of a job that may come decades from … Continue Reading


April 01, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Announce $74,034 in Grants for Shavers Fork Fire Rescue and Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), today announced that Shavers Fork Fire Rescue in Pocahontas County will receive $57,884 and that the Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department in Marshall County will receive $16,150 as part of the latest round of funding under the Fiscal Year 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. This money will assist with operations and safety. "First responders and firefighters are the backbones for our public safety. … Continue Reading


March 31, 2011

Manchin Offers Suggestions, Insight at Hearing on First Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Tragedy

***TV FOOTAGE, WEB VIDEO, AUDIO, PHOTOS AVAILABLE*** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today questioned mine safety authorities about commonsense ways to improve safety and coordination between state and federal agencies to prevent tragedies like the Upper Big Branch explosion that killed 29 miners nearly a year ago. During a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing to examine efforts to improve mine safety in light of the anniversary, … Continue Reading


March 31, 2011

Manchin, Senate Democrats Call on Speaker Boehner to Immediately Hold a Vote on 'No Budget, No Pay' Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today joined with 16 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) urging him to immediately take up and pass legislation that would prevent Members of Congress and the President of the United States from being paid during a shutdown of the federal government. "If Washington can't figure out a commonsense, bipartisan plan to fund the government, no one will pay a higher price than hard-working … Continue Reading


March 30, 2011

Manchin Comments on President's Speech on America's Energy Future

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement today after President Obama made remarks on achieving "A Secure Energy Future." "While the President made timely remarks today about the critical need for this nation to achieve energy security, they did not go far enough to address the brutal truth that this nation will never become energy secure or independent unless we utilize all of our resources, including coal, natural gas, wind, solar, hydro and … Continue Reading


March 30, 2011

Rahall, Rockefeller, Manchin Announce Funding for Fayette County Water Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin III (both D-W.Va.), announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development has approved a grant of $270,000 to complete Armstrong Public Service District's water treatment and distribution system upgrade. "I am pleased to announce this grant to improve southern West Virginia's water infrastructure, one that will greatly benefit hundreds of Fayette County residents," said … Continue Reading


March 29, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Host Screening of "Coal" Production

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.) today will bring the story of West Virginia coal miners to the U.S. Capitol when they host the premiere of the documentary series "Coal," which has been praised as an accurate and moving portrayal of what life working in a West Virginia mine. "I am honored to be able to introduce the gritty reality of mining to my colleagues here in Washington. Our nation thrives on the energy provided by coal and this film … Continue Reading


March 29, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $20,425 Grant for Weston Volunteer Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.), today announced that the Weston Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. will receive $20,425 in funding through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will go toward operations and safety, and can be used to purchase training and personal protective equipment, for wellness and fitness, and to make health and safety modifications to stations and facilities. "I … Continue Reading


March 26, 2011

Manchin Statement on Passing of Judge Blane Michael

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement after learning of the passing of Judge Blane Michael, who was a dear friend. "For the service he has given, the passing of the honorable Judge Blane Michael is a loss to the state of West Virginia and to the entire United States. "He was a dear friend to me and my family for many, many years. He was someone who always had a smile on his face, and he put one on yours, too. "On behalf of myself and … Continue Reading


March 25, 2011

Friday: Manchin to Join Special Guest Randy Moss for Second Annual Charity Basketball Game at Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenille Center

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will join special guest Randy Moss, a native West Virginian, for a basketball game to benefit youth at the Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center in Tucker County. Senator Manchin enjoyed playing in the charity game last year and appreciates the Rubenstein Center's tremendous work in West Virginia to benefit at-risk youth. Second Annual Basketball Game at the Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center. When: 7 p.m. Where: … Continue Reading


March 25, 2011

On Final Day of "Our Values, Our Priorities" Tour, Manchin Calls for Energy Independence to Help Create Jobs

***Photo Attached*** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today wrapped up a weeklong tour of the state with an event at Westover All-Star Express, a local gas station, to focus on creating jobs and achieving energy independence. "Washington has failed to make it a priority to adopt a national energy policy, and every West Virginian has to pay the price at the gas pump," Senator Manchin said. "If we truly value our nation's future and if we are dedicated to job creation, … Continue Reading


March 24, 2011

Friday: Manchin Wraps Up "Our Values, Our Priorities" Week With a Focus on Creating Jobs and Energy Independence

10:30 a.m.: Press conference at Westover gas station to discuss high energy prices 11:30 a.m..: Visit to U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory 2:30 p.m.: Town hall meeting in Fairmont Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will tomorrow wrap up a weeklong tour of the state with events focused on creating jobs and achieving energy independence and a town hall meeting in Fairmont. In light of the ongoing budget negotiations in Washington, Senator … Continue Reading


March 24, 2011

Manchin Promotes Job Opportunities at Tech Park

**Photo Available** South Charleston, W. Va. -- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told entrepreneurs that he is committed to creating good-paying new jobs in the state -- especially in partnership with small businesses - in a forum led by U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va). "As Governor, I was proud to bring people together to create the Tech Park, both as a public-private partnership to invest in West Virginia's … Continue Reading


March 24, 2011

Thursday: Manchin to Highlight Small Businesses on Day Four of 'Our Values, Our Priorities' Week

Washington, D.C. - On Day Four of the "Our Values, Our Priorities" tour, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today will highlight the importance of small businesses to West Virginia's economy with visits in Braxton County and at a roundtable in Charleston with the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez. "I worked in small businesses all my life, and I know they are the job engine of our state and their importance in communities across West Virginia and to … Continue Reading


March 23, 2011

Manchin Announces National "Silver Alert" Legislation to Keep Seniors Safe

**Photo Available** Washington, D.C. - Building off of a successful West Virginia program, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that he will introduce federal legislation to create a National Silver Alert network to help local and regional efforts to search for missing adults. "The Silver Alert is something we did - and did well - in West Virginia," Senator Manchin said. "And as I have said all along, part of my pledge to you as your U.S. Senator is to take the commonsense … Continue Reading


March 23, 2011

Wednesday: Manchin to Introduce Major Legislation to Protect Nation's Seniors

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, will announce today that he will introduce federal legislation to improve seniors' quality of life as part of "Our Values, Our Priorities" Week. He will debut the measure, which he first enacted successfully as governor of West Virginia, following a roundtable with seniors in Charleston. "When I think about what this country values, keeping our promises to our seniors is one of our … Continue Reading


March 22, 2011

Manchin Visits Head Start Facility in Dunbar

**Photo Available** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today visited a Head Start facility in Dunbar to discuss the program with teachers after the U.S. House of Representatives vote to decimate funding for the program. "Our kids are a priority," Senator Manchin said. "Our America values taking care of the children who have a tougher start in life, and that's why Head Start is so important. Some in Washington want to blindly hack at our budget with no sense of our values … Continue Reading


March 21, 2011

Tuesday: Manchin's 'Our Values, Our Priorities' Week to Focus on Strengthening Our Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will tomorrow focus on strengthening our families as part of "Our Values, Our Priorities" Week. Senator Manchin is traveling the state this week and highlighting a different issue each day: creating jobs, strengthening our families, protecting our seniors, growing small businesses and achieving energy independence. After the U.S. House of Representatives voted to decimate funding for Head Start, Senator Manchin will visit a Head Start … Continue Reading


March 21, 2011

Monday: Manchin Launches "Our Values, Our Priorities" Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will launch today a weeklong tour of West Virginia that will focus on "Our Jobs, Our Priorities." Manchin will highlight the priorities of job creation, getting our fiscal house in order, strengthening our families, protecting our seniors, growing small businesses and achieving energy independence. He will kick off his travels and introduce the focus for the week with a speech to students at the University of Charleston at 10 a.m. today. … Continue Reading

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