Press Releases

September 13, 2012

Manchin, Rahall, Rockefeller Announce Funding for Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Programs in Southern W.Va.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), announced Thursday that federal funding has been awarded to three community coalitions working to reduce youth substance abuse in southern West Virginia "Every penny we put into drug abuse prevention pays us back by the pound. These federal funds will allow our proven local leaders, especially those working with our youth, to carry on their effective work," said … Continue Reading

September 12, 2012

Manchin Statement on Killings and Violence in Libya And Egypt

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement about the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Libya, as well as the violence in Egypt. "I know that all West Virginians will join Gayle and me in praying for the Americans who lost their lives in Libya, their families, and all those Americans who serve this country by putting themselves in harm's way. These killings are a … Continue Reading

September 11, 2012

Manchin Statement on September 11

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "On this anniversary, we will all take time to stop and remember the tragic events of September 11 and grieve for those who lost their lives that day and those who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms - especially the three West Virginians lost on Sept. 11 and the 39 West Virginians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is my hope that all West … Continue Reading

September 07, 2012

Manchin Hosts Hundreds of West Virginians to First Bipartisan Federal Fiscal Summit

**Audio, Video Available** Senator Manchin delivered floor speech on Aug. 1 describing nation's need to come together around a solution to put our financial house in order Washington, D.C. - In another bipartisan first for the state of West Virginia, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will host the state's first-ever bipartisan federal fiscal summit on Monday. The conversation is free and open to the public, beginning at 9 am at the Culture Center Theater. Former Senator Alan Simpson, … Continue Reading

September 06, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce Grants for Airports in Huntington, Martinsburg & Ravenswood

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Joe Manchin, as well as Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced that airports in Huntington, Martinsburg, and Ravenswood will receive a total of $1,816,899 in federal funding to make necessary upgrades to these facilities, improving travel and safety at the airports. "Making sure our airports get the upgrades they need is absolutely important," said Rockefeller. "This … Continue Reading

September 04, 2012

Manchin Statement on Constellium Negotiations

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about tomorrow's Constellium negotiations. "I am so appreciative of Governor Tomblin for facilitating this meeting to bringall sides together. It is extremely important to work through our differences,not only for the workers, their families and the company, but also for themanufacturing base of our great state. This is how we have always worked ourdifferences out, it's who we are as West Virginians - we come … Continue Reading

August 31, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller & Rahall Announce Grants for Emergency Shelters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, as well as Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced $1,959,246 in federal funding to support homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, and related services. "Having shelter and a place to sleep is a basic necessity," said Rockefeller. "Emergencies happen that leave families homeless and this funding goes to assisting those in need." "As West Virginians, we've always valued neighbors helping neighbors, and supporting each … Continue Reading

August 31, 2012

Manchin Statement on Tragic Death of Second State Trooper

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement after the death of State Trooper Eric Workman today. "Gayle and I mourn tonight with the Workman family and the entire state of West Virginia. Over the past few days our state has now lost two brave souls in the line of duty, and no words will give comfort to their families or their brothers and sisters in law enforcement. But all of us must never take for granted what law enforcement and first responders … Continue Reading

August 30, 2012

Manchin Announces Staff Will Host Events to Connect Veterans with VA Resources

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced today that his staff will host four public meetings across West Virginia next week to help veterans navigate the medical services, benefits and health counseling available to them. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance will deliver presentations and take questions from veterans in attendance. Members of the public are strongly encouraged to attend the … Continue Reading

August 30, 2012

Manchin Statement on Fatal Shooting of State Police Officer

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about the State Police officer who was killed and the law enforcement officers who were injured in the line of duty on Tuesday night. "Gayle and I were deeply saddened when we learned of this terrible incident and immediately prayed for the fallen officer, those who were injured, and their families. Our law enforcement and first responders perform an amazing job each and every day, never blinking in the … Continue Reading

August 30, 2012

Rockefeller & Manchin Announce Significant Grants to Advance Energy Research at WVU

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Joe Manchin today announced $831,086 in federal funding for energy research at West Virginia University, which will allow students to explore ways to improve the energy grid and make it more efficient. "Studying our energy infrastructure is vital for not only the present, but for future generations," Rockefeller said. "These grants will support energy research at West … Continue Reading

August 29, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller & Rahall Announce Grant to Advance Research at Marshall University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Joe Manchin, as well as Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced $338,845 in federal funding to acquire equipment for ongoing research at Marshall University. "Investing in research is smart because it encourages innovation and new breakthroughs that could greatly benefit the health and well-being of our state and nation," said Rockefeller. "In order to conduct … Continue Reading

August 29, 2012

Manchin Applauds Additional Law Enforcement Resources to Fight Drug Abuse Epidemic

Brooke, Hancock, Marshall and Ohio counties join 11 other West Virginia counties with HIDTA designation Charleston, W.Va. - At the urging of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), the Office of National Drug Control Policy announced today that four additional counties will get more federal resources to fight the drug epidemic. "Drug abuse is at an epidemic level in this country, and I've visited too many communities in our state that are being devastated by drugs," Senator Manchin said. "I've … Continue Reading

August 29, 2012

Manchin Pleased that More Than 400 Jobs Coming to Wood County

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today about the news that the Bureau of Public Debt is transferring more than 400 jobs to Parkersburg. "I'm very pleased and appreciative to see that the federal government is making a prudent decision by moving more than 400 jobs to West Virginia at a cost savings of tens of millions of dollars. If the government really wants to take commonsense steps to save even more money, I highly recommend that they … Continue Reading

August 29, 2012

At Defense Roundtable, Manchin, National Guard and Experts Outline Ways to Strengthen Military and Save Money

Charleston, W.Va. - From a roundtable discussion at the National Guard Tire Rebuild plant - where the Guard saves $27 million a year for the U.S. military - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) discussed even more ways to trim fat from military spending while strengthening the nation's defense. "As a former Governor, I truly recognize the importance of the National Guard and its ability to perform multiple roles, both overseas and at home," Senator Manchin said. "Not only can the National … Continue Reading

August 28, 2012

Manchin Statement on Passing of Dr. Takao Iwasaki

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about the death of Dr. Takao Iwasaki, the president and chief executive officer of Kureha Corporation. "Over his years running Kureha, Dr. Iwasaki became a dear friend to the state of West Virginia. I will always remember and appreciate our friendship and his contributions to manufacturing in our state and around the world. Gayle and I extend our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the members of Dr. … Continue Reading

August 28, 2012

Manchin to Lead Roundtable On Saving Money and Strengthening Military with National Guard

Senator Manchin, General Hoyer and Guard officials will discuss how better using the Guard will keep a strong military by trimming fat from the budget, not muscle Roundtable continues Senator Manchin's 'Building a Stronger America Together' tour Charleston, W.Va. - As part of his "Building a Stronger America Together" tour, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will host a roundtable Wednesday morning with military leaders and national experts in saving money while strengthening the nation's … Continue Reading

August 28, 2012

Manchin, Dupont Announce First National Partnership in 'I Hire Veterans' Project

Belle, W.Va. - In an event with workers and business leaders, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and officials from DuPont announced today that the company is the first national corporation to formally endorse the "I Hire Veterans" project and Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus. Senator Manchin made the announcement as part of his two week "Building a Stronger America Together" tour. According to the latest figures from the Department of Labor, there are now more than 750,000 unemployed … Continue Reading

August 28, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller & Rahall Announce Grant to Protect West Virginia Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced $88,075 in federal funding to the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), which provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. "Every child deserves to have a safe and happy childhood, and, as adults, it is our … Continue Reading

August 27, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller & Rahall Announce Significant Grant to Prevent Violence Against Women in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced $1,189,826 in federal funding for West Virginia through the Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors (STOP) Grant Program to improve the criminal justice system's response to violent crimes against women. "Everyone deserves to feel safe and secure, and STOP grants and other Violence Against Women Act programs are vital for domestic violence survivors," said Rockefeller. "This … Continue Reading

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