Press Releases

July 04, 2013

Manchin Wishes West Virginians A Happy, Safe Fourth Of July

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on celebrating America's Independence Day: "The Fourth of July is a glorious pageant full of star spangled banners, the red glare of fireworks and marching bands - a special day that brings together families, friends and communities all across this land in a joyous celebration of America's freedom. But every snap of a flag, every crack of a firecracker and every beat of a drum is also a reminder that the … Continue Reading

July 03, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Award for Diabetes Research at West Virginia University

WASHINGTON D.C.- Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller today announced an award of $321,900 in federal funding to West Virginia University for diabetes research that could lead to better treatment and management of the disease. "This investment in diabetes research is about making sure our kids and adults can live healthier lives once they are diagnosed with diabetes," said Rockefeller. "West Virginia University now has the potential to dramatically change the health outcomes for thousands … Continue Reading

June 28, 2013

Manchin Statement on Three Year Anniversary of Robert C. Byrd's Passing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement on the three-year anniversary of Senator Robert C. Byrd's death. "Three years ago, we lost a pillar of the United States Senate, a beloved West Virginia statesman and an unwavering guardian of the Constitution - Senator Robert C. Byrd," said Senator Manchin. "His contributions and dedication to our state and this great nation inspired us all and his influence stretched far beyond West Virginia's … Continue Reading

June 28, 2013

Breakdown of Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

Breakdown of Immigration Legislation - S. 744 Border SecurityThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary must develop a "Comprehensive Security Strategy" and "Southern Border Fencing Strategy" (700 miles of fencing) within six months. Additionally, Senator Manchin cosponsored the Border Security and Enforcement amendment introduced by Senators Hoeven and Corker. This amendment states that each of the 5 requirements below must be satisfied before any undocumented immigrant is granted … Continue Reading

June 27, 2013

Manchin Announces Support For Immigration Legislation That Secures Our Borders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today voted in support of S. 744, "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act," which secures the country's borders, creates a thirteen year legalization process that is tough and fair, guarantees American workers are hired before immigrants, and establishes a legal process that is legitimate and sustainable. Senator Manchin's support of this bill came only after the Senate agreed on an amendment to … Continue Reading

June 27, 2013

FACT SHEET: Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act

Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act All Students Benefit The majority - 55 percent - of new loan volume issued this year will be Unsubsidized Stafford loans, while 26 percent will be Subsidized Stafford loans and 18 percent will be PLUS loans. This proposal provides a long-term solution for students, parents, and taxpayers through a comprehensive interest rate fix for ALL borrowers. Under our plan, every new loan will see an interest rate decrease in 2013. Simplicity and … Continue Reading

June 27, 2013

Bipartisan Group of Senators Forge Student Loan Compromise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Richard Burr (R-NC), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Angus King (I-ME), and Tom Carper (D-DE) officially introduced today the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act, a compromise bipartisan solution that would avert student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st and provide a permanent solution that would lower and fix interest rates for 100 percent of newly issued student loans. The Student Loan Certainty Act requires … Continue Reading

June 27, 2013

Sens. Manchin, Ayotte Join Reps. Dent and Murphy to Introduce the “Duplication Elimination Act”

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), along with Representatives Charlie Dent (R-PA), Patrick Murphy (D-FL) and Mike Coffman (R-CO) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to save billions of taxpayer dollars by making it easier for Congress to eliminate duplication and overlap across the federal government. The "Duplication Elimination Act" would require the President to submit a proposed joint resolution to Congress each year on how to … Continue Reading

June 26, 2013

Manchin, Burr, Coburn, Alexander, King Introduce Bipartisan Permanent Student Loan Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Richard Burr (R-NC), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Angus King (I-ME) plan to introduce tomorrow a bipartisan compromise, the "Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act," to avert student loan rates from doubling on July 1st and provide a permanent solution that would lower and fix interest rates for 100 percent of newly issued student-loans. Manchin said: "This bipartisan agreement not only makes sure student rates will not … Continue Reading

June 26, 2013

Manchin Applauds Amtrak's Goal to Hire Veterans for Twenty-Five Percent of New Employees by 2015

Washington, D.C. - As co-chairman and founder of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus and the "I Hire Veterans" initiative, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today joined Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman, Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Michael L. Rhodes with the Office of the Secretary of Defense to announce that Amtrak is setting a goal of 25 percent of new hires to be veterans by 2015. Senator Manchin delivered remarks at the ceremony and urged Amtrak to display the "I Hire … Continue Reading

June 26, 2013

Around One Thousand Guests Attend “Taste of West Virginia”

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday evening, West Virginia's congressional delegation proudly showcased West Virginia businesses, universities, organizations and musical talent at the "Taste of West Virginia." Approximately 1,000 guests attended the event, which is unprecedented for this type of gathering in Congress. West Virginians from all regions of the state, Members of Congress, and guests from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to taste the state's delicious food, learn more about … Continue Reading

June 25, 2013

Manchin Slams Obama's War On Coal and Economy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today slammed President Obama's proposal to address climate change, which imposes unreasonable restrictions that will have disastrous consequences for not only the coal industry, but also American jobs and the economy. "The regulations the President wants to force on coal are not feasible. And if it's not feasible, it's not reasonable," Senator Manchin said. "It's clear now that the President has declared a war on coal. It's simply … Continue Reading

June 25, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce USDA Funding for Summers County Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Rep. Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.), Tuesday announced a $345,000 federal grant from USDA Rural Development has been awarded to Big Bend Public Service District to complete the Wiggins and Browning water extension project in Summers County. "All West Virginians should have access to the basic necessities of life, especially clean water," Manchin said. "These commonsense infrastructure projects are not only incredibly … Continue Reading

June 25, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce More Than $2 Million for West Virginia's Americorps Programs

WASHINGTON D.C.- Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller today announced an award of $2,643,284 in federal AmeriCorps funding for four AmeriCorps programs in West Virginia. "West Virginians have always believed in neighbors helping neighbors," said Manchin. "Giving back to our communities - contributing our time and service to improve the places that we live for our neighbors and for future generations - is such an important principle to instill in ourselves and our children. I am proud of … Continue Reading

June 24, 2013

West Virginia Delegation Encourages All To Attend "Taste of West Virginia" Event

Washington, D.C. - The West Virginia delegation encourages all West Virginians, their House and Senate colleagues and guests from across the country to attend the "Taste of West Virginia" event tomorrow, which is sponsored by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The event will showcase some of the best food West Virginia has to offer, plus live musical entertainment from West Virginia musicians and information about West Virginia-based businesses, universities and organizations. The West … Continue Reading

June 21, 2013

Manchin, Warner Introduce Legislation Setting State Incentives to Encourage Greater Energy Productivity

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced legislation that would establish a competitive program of voluntary federal incentives that will encourage states to adopt strategies to improve energy productivity. When implemented, the program would lower energy bills for consumers, create jobs and increase American economic competitiveness. The "State Energy Race to the Top" initiative incorporates a national goal of doubling the productivity of U.S. … Continue Reading

June 20, 2013

Manchin Congratulates Alpha on Grand Opening of Mine Safety Facility

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today congratulated Alpha on the opening of the Running Right Leadership Academy, a new mine safety and training facility to teach miners how to stay safe and avoid injuries in the coal mines. "A strong mining industry begins with a strong commitment to our miners," Senator Manchin said. "Our coal miners are some of the hardest working people in America, and they are proud to do the heavy lifting that keeps this country strong. It is our … Continue Reading

June 20, 2013

Manchin, Boxer, Grassley, Tonko introduce bill to curb excessive taxpayer-funded salraries for government contractors

A Government Report Released Today Found That Thousands of Government Contractors Currently Make More Than the Vice President New Legislation Would Limit Taxpayer-Funded Reimbursement to $230,700 per Year, Extend Cap to All Contractor Employees Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) today introduced the Commonsense Contractor Compensation Act of 2013, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would cap … Continue Reading

June 20, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce USDA Funding for Community Programs in Southern West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator. Joe Manchin, along with Senator Jay Rockefeller and Reprentative Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.), Wednesday announced Federal funding has been awarded for community organizations in Wayne and Nicholas Counties to purchase new equipment. "West Virginians choose their priorities based on their values, and that includes honoring our veterans and investing in the next generation," Manchin said. "These grants do just that by providing a van to help transport our veterans … Continue Reading

June 20, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller Issue Senate Resolution in Honor of West Virginia Sesquicentennial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Amid events planned around the state honoring West Virginia's 150th birthday, Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin today issued a United States Senate resolution in commemoration of the state's sesquicentennial. June 20 marks the day when West Virginia was admitted to the Union in 1863. (Full text of the resolution follows. Download a PDF of the official resolution by clicking here.) 113th Congress1st SessionIn the Senate of the United States A Resolution by … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200 Page 201 Page 202 Page 203 Page 204 Page 205 Page 206 Page 207 Page 208 Page 209 Page 210 Page 211 Page 212 Page 213 Page 214 Page 215 Page 216 Page 217 Page 218 Page 219 Page 220 Page 221 Page 222 Page 223 Page 224 Page 225 Page 226 Page 227 Page 228 Page 229 Page 230 Page 231 Page 232 Page 233 Page 234 Page 235 Page 236 Page 237 Page 238 Page 239 Page 240 Page 241 Page 242 Page 243 Page 244 Page 245 Page 246 Page 247 Page 248 Page 249 Page 250 Page 251 Page 252 Page 253 Page 254 Page 255 Page 256 Page 257 Page 258 Page 259 Page 260 Page 261 Page 262 Page 263 Page 264 Page 265 Page 266 Page 267 Page 268 Page 269 Page 270 Page 271 Page 272 Page 273 Page 274 Page 275 Page 276 Page 277 Page 278 Page 279 Page 280 Page 281 Page 282 Page 283 Page 284 Page 285 Page 286 Page 287 Page 288 Page 289 Page 290 Page 291 Page 292 Page 293 Page 294 Page 295
Showing page   of 295