Press Releases

July 26, 2012

Manchin: ‘I Will Always Put Our Miners’ Safety First’

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today about his support for the Robert C. Byrd Mine and Workplace Safety and Health Act of 2012. Senator Manchin is one of the original cosponsors on the bill, which Senator Rockefeller reintroduced today. "A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting once again with a few of the families of the fallen miners of Upper Big Branch who traveled to Washington. These families have endured so much, and have … Continue Reading

July 24, 2012

Manchin to Vote to Cut Taxes for 99 Percent of West Virginians

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced today in a speech on the Senate floor that he will vote to extend tax cuts for the middle class that will help more than 99 percent of West Virginians. The Senate is expected to vote tomorrow on a proposal to extend the Bush tax cuts for families that make less than $250,000, which includes more than 99 percent of West Virginians. A competing proposal would extend all of the Bush tax cuts, including those that benefit the … Continue Reading

July 24, 2012

Manchin, Rahall, Rockefeller Announce DOT Funding for Tri-State Transit Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 selected on a competitive basis to receive a federal grant to expand its facility in Huntington. "This federal funding will finish the job already begun with a sister grant received earlier to enhance workspace already a couple of generations old. TTA provides an invaluable service to enhance the quality … Continue Reading

July 23, 2012

Manchin Statement on Federal Disaster Declaration for West Virginia

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) made the following statement today after the President issued a federal disaster declaration for West Virginia in the wake of severe storms and straight-line winds that devastated the state from June 29 to July 1, 2012. On July 18, 2012, Senator Manchin wrote a letter to President Obama in support of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's request for a major disaster declaration for the state. A copy of that letter is available here. "West … Continue Reading

July 23, 2012

Manchin Statement on the Passing of Jim Carlen

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about the passing of Jim Carlen. "Gayle and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Coach Carlen's passing," Senator Joe Manchin said. "I first met Jim in 1966 and he made a big impression on me. I was going into my sophomore year at WVU when Jim was hired on as our head coach. Jim was truly a driving force, and his clear vision, unwavering spirit and persistent dedication kept our team focused and … Continue Reading

July 22, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Funding for Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Senator Joe Manchin today announced $2 million in federal funding for the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KRT) so they can retire outdated vehicles and upgrade their fleet. "Every day public buses carry people to where they need to go throughout the region, and it is essential that these vehicles are updated, safe, and efficient. This funding will … Continue Reading

July 20, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Funds for Improvements at Braxton County Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Joe Manchin today announced $471,260 in federal funding for the Braxton County Airport for runway repairs and improvements. "Air travel into and out of West Virginia is important for small businesses, for tourism, and for our economy," said Rockefeller. "This money is great news for Braxton County, so that this airport and the people who use it will benefit. … Continue Reading

July 20, 2012

Manchin Statement on Colorado Theater Shooting Tragedy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement in response to the Colorado theater shooting tragedy. "I know that all West Virginians join Gayle and me in praying for those who have lost their lives, those who have been wounded and their families who are … Continue Reading

July 19, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Grants for Airports in Wood and Greenbrier Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Senator Joe Manchin today announced federal funding for two West Virginia airports to help make important upgrades, improve access and increase safety. "Keeping our airports and transportation infrastructure up-to-date is so important because they remain a critical link in our state for business, tourism and West Virginia's economy," Rockefeller said. "These grants will … Continue Reading

July 19, 2012

Manchin Supports ‘Bring American Jobs Home Act’

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voted today for legislation that would provide tax incentives to encourage business to "insource," or move their overseas operations back to the United States. The legislation would give businesses a 20 percent tax credit on all insourcing expenses they experience as they shut down a unit overseas and move it back to the United States or expand in the United States, as long as moving operations would increase domestic employment. The … Continue Reading

July 18, 2012

Manchin Showcases Martinsburg’s HMS Technologies in Nation’s Capital

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) invited Mr. Roy Jones, Vice President of Contracts for HMS Technologies of Martinsburg to Washington, D.C. today for a meeting on Capitol Hill to showcase businesses doing innovative work that is creating good jobs. HMS was incorporated in 2003 as a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned business, which means that it is at least 51 percent owned by an individual who is considered by the government to be a Service-Disabled Veteran. HMS … Continue Reading

July 18, 2012

Manchin Requests Support for Governor Tomblin’s Major Disaster Declaration Request

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's request for a declaration of a major disaster for West Virginia as a result of the severe storms that hit the state beginning on June 29, 2012. "Within four hours, the June 29th storm crossed the entire State from west to east, causing severe damage in all fifty-five counties. The straight-line, hurricane-force winds that traversed West Virginia on … Continue Reading

July 18, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce $1.69M in Trade Adjustment Assistance for West Va. Workers

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, and U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.) today announced that West Virginia will receive $1,696,159 in Trade Adjustment Assistance funding, which helps pay the cost of training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, and employment and case management services for workers who have lost their jobs because of foreign trade. Earlier this year, West Virginia received its first allocation of Trade Adjustment Assistance … Continue Reading

July 18, 2012

Manchin: West Virginia is ‘All-Star’ State for Military Voting Rights

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced today that the Military Voter Protection Project recognized West Virginia for its strong leadership efforts in promoting and protecting the voting rights of America's military service members and their families. As part of the Military Voter Protection Project's 2012 Heroes Vote Initiative, West Virginia is one of 15 states to be named as "All-Star" states for its extraordinary efforts to make it easier for servicemembers to … Continue Reading

July 17, 2012

Manchin Statement on Importance of Keeping Miners Healthy and Reducing Black Lung Cases

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today about the need for standards that will keep miners healthy and reduce incidences of black lung. "The health and safety of our miners is the highest priority I have for our coal industry - it always has been, and always will be," Senator Manchin said. "When it comes to black lung, we must do everything in our power to keep our miners healthy. I know we can work together to do better, and I am … Continue Reading

July 17, 2012

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Grant to Help Homeless Veterans in WV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin today announced almost $260,000 in federal funding that will help prevent homelessness among our nation's veterans. Through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) awarded the Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center, Inc. in Charleston with the federal funding. With this grant, the organization plans to continue to serve around 110 participant households in Kanawha, … Continue Reading

July 17, 2012

Manchin: We Need to Change the Campaign Finance System

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) spoke on the Senate floor today to underscore his commitment to the DISCLOSE Act, which would increase transparency and openness in campaign financing. "The people of West Virginia believe that we need openness and transparency to stay informed and keep our democracy strong - and the DISCLOSE Act would do just that. The people of this country have a right to know who is spending large amounts of money to influence elections, and this … Continue Reading

July 17, 2012

Wednesday: Manchin to Speak at Macy’s Fulfillment Center Grand Opening

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will speak Wednesday at the grand opening of the Macy's Fulfillment Center in Martinsburg. This Direct and Consumer Fulfillment Center will serve as a hub for online and phone purchases for much of the East Coast. At its peak, the facility is expected to employ 2,000 people. "This will be a great day for the Eastern Panhandle, all of West Virginia, and for Macy's," Senator Manchin said. "Macy's has discovered what we have all always … Continue Reading

July 17, 2012

Manchin: Make Sure That America’s Olympic Uniforms are Made in the USA

Washington, D.C. - After learning that the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team's uniforms were outsourced to China, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is joining his colleagues to require that athletes' uniforms will proudly carry the "Made in the U.S.A." logo when they walk in the opening ceremonies. Along with Senator Manchin, the "Team USA Made in America Act of 2012" was introduced by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Bob Casey (D-PA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten … Continue Reading

July 16, 2012

Manchin Supports Disclose Act to Increase Transparency, Fairness in Campaign Finance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement supporting the DISCLOSE Act. "So many West Virginians are troubled with the increasing role that money is playing in politics, and I am concerned about how much anonymous money is influencing our democratic process. Since the Supreme Court's decision on the Citizens United campaign finance case, we have seen outside groups unleash an unprecedented flood of money to sway elections - without telling us who … 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