Press Releases

February 15, 2011

Manchin Statement on President Obama's Budget Proposal

**Audio and Web Video Available** Audio available here: Web video available here: Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding President Obama's fiscal year 2012 budget proposal: "We must not let the budget debate be driven by party interests for the next election. It must be driven to serve the next generation and … Continue Reading

February 11, 2011

Manchin Congratulates Lewisburg for Being Named America's Coolest Small Town

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today congratulated Lewisburg for being named America's Coolest Small Town as part of an annual contest sponsored by Budget Travel magazine. Lewisburg was the only town in West Virginia nominated for the honor. "After this great honor, I'm happy to be visiting Lewisburg tomorrow for one of my 'Coffee and Common Sense' events. Every time I visit, I am just amazed by both its beauty and friendliness," Senator Manchin said. "All of … Continue Reading

February 11, 2011

Manchin Statement on the Resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement in response to the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the situation in Egypt: "This is a historic day, one that has demonstrated the power of people to strive passionately and successfully toward substantial change in a peaceful manner. The Egyptian people want real democracy, free and fair elections, and a voice in their country's future. I hope that the change in power that has been … Continue Reading

February 11, 2011

Tomorrow: Manchin to visit Lewisburg—His choice for America’s Coolest Small Town—For Coffee and Common Sense

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will visit Lewisburg and White Sulphur SpringsSaturday for his third consecutive weekend of "Coffee and Common Sense" events. Following his successful "Call for Common Sense" tour in January, Senator Manchin launched his "Coffee and Common Sense" series for more conversations to hear West Virginians' ideas, concerns and priorities. In keeping with Senator Manchin's philosophy of retail government, he will hold numerous "Coffee and Common … Continue Reading

February 09, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Applaud More Than $92,000 in Grants for McMechen and Culloden Volunteer Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), today applauded funding that will reach two West Virginia fire departments. McMechen Volunteer Fire Department in Marshall County and Culloden Volunteer Fire Department in Cabell County will receive $92,098 in funds as part of the 10th round of funding under the Fiscal Year 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The McMechen Volunteer Fire Department will receive $83,643 and the Culloden … Continue Reading

February 09, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $378,748 for Frankford, McMechen Volunteer Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W. Va.) today announced that Frankford Volunteer Fire Department in Greenbrier County and McMechen Volunteer Fire Department in Marshall County will receive a total of $378,748 under the Vehicle Acquisition Division of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The awards are as follows: Frankford Volunteer Fire Department ($95,000) McMechen Volunteer Fire Department … Continue Reading

February 09, 2011

Manchin Encourages Veterans' Caregivers To Use New Support Line

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is encouraging those who care for veterans to use a new toll-free telephone line just launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs to seek support, gather information about new caregiver benefits, and receive referrals to local caregiver support coordinators. "Veterans, their families, and their caregivers have sacrificed again and again for West Virginians and for our great nation," Manchin said. "Their patriotism and service … Continue Reading

February 08, 2011

Manchin Advocates for Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment for our Returning Service Members

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is urging the Department of Defense to ensure that service members with traumatic brain injuries receive the best possible treatment when they return home. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Manchin and a bipartisan group of 73 members of the House and Senate shared their concern that service members returning from the battlefield today are unable to receive therapies that treat traumatic brain injury unless they … Continue Reading

February 08, 2011

Manchin Congratulates West Virginia's Top Youth Volunteers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.VA) today congratulated Lauren Lanier, 17, of Point Pleasant and Kambria Price, 10, of Harpers Ferry, who have been named West Virginia's top two youth volunteers, earning the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. The nationwide program honors middle school and high school students for their exceptional service to others at the local, state and national level. "The dedication and commitment to serving others that Lauren and Kambria … Continue Reading

February 08, 2011

Manchin Announces Support for Bipartisan, Commonsense Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that he will cosponsor the Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act, a bipartisan, commonsense measure to help rein in spending and close our budget deficits. The bill gives the President the authority to single out and remove wasteful spending and other non-entitlement spending in legislation, providing another tool to rein in out-of-control spending. This authority would not affect critical programs like Medicare and … Continue Reading

February 04, 2011

Manchin Addresses West Virginia Coal Association Symposium

Charleston, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today addressed the annual West Virginia Coal Association Symposium, drawing applause from the crowd as he discussed his first piece of legislation, the "EPA Fair Play Act of 2011." "I believe it is absolutely wrong - the unbridled power that these agencies have. Or, the power they are exercising because they think they have it," Senator Manchin said. "It's wrong not just for West Virginia, it's wrong for America." Senator Manchin yesterday … Continue Reading

February 03, 2011

Manchin Delivers Maiden Speech, A 4-Point Commonsense Agenda

Washington, D.C. - In his introductory speech as U.S. Senator, Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today took the floor for the first time and outlined his 4-point commonsense agenda to create jobs, restore fiscal responsibility, develop a balanced energy policy that establishes energy independence within this generation and keep our promises to seniors and veterans. Senator Manchin also introduced his first piece of legislation, the bipartisan "EPA Fair Play Act," which would prevent the agency … Continue Reading

February 03, 2011

Manchin Fights to Save Essential Air Service Program That Provides Lifeline, Jobs for Rural Communities

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today joined with his Senate colleagues to reject a proposal that would eliminate key investments in five of West Virginia's rural airports, jeopardizing jobs all over the state and country. An amendment being offered by Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) would eliminate the Essential Air Service (EAS) Program, which makes significant investments to support commercial air service to rural communities in West Virginia and across the country. The … Continue Reading

February 02, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $188,257 for Washington Bottom, Belington Volunteer Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Joe Manchin III (D-W. VA.) today announced that West Virginia's First Congressional District will receive a total of $188,257 under the Operations and Safety Division of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The following fire departments will receive funding: Washington Bottom Volunteer Fire Department ($52,773) Belington Volunteer Fire Department Inc. ($135,484) This funding may be used to purchase … Continue Reading

February 02, 2011

Manchin Statement on Health Care Votes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today after he voted in favor of measures repealing the onerous1099 provision that would hurt small businesses. "I don't think that throwing out the good parts of this bill, like helping seniors afford prescription drugs or ending discrimination against people with preexisting conditions, makes good common sense," Manchin said. "That's why I have repeatedly said that we should make every effort to work … Continue Reading

February 02, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $3,999,995 in Funding for Housing Programs Across West Va.

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.) today announced that housing programs across West Virginia will receive a total of $3,999,995 under the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance (CoC) program. The following housing facilities were awarded grants: First Congressional District: Caritas House, Inc. ($131,157.00) Clarksburg Housing Authority ($151,452.00) Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless ($423,804) Parkersburg Housing … Continue Reading

February 01, 2011

Manchin Encourages West Virginians To Vote For Lewisburg As America's Coolest Small Town

Washington, D.C. - In a YouTube video today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is encouraging all West Virginians to go online and vote for Lewisburg as America's Coolest Small Town as part of an annual contest sponsored by Budget Travel magazine. "Lewisburg is definitely one of America's best towns, and I am encouraging all West Virginians to show their support for this great community and our state by voting for Lewisburg as America's Coolest Small Town," Senator Manchin said. "From its … Continue Reading

February 01, 2011

Manchin Makes Senate Energy Committee Debut

Washington, D.C. -United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today made his first appearance before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee since being officially named a member of that panel. "It's a pleasure and an honor to represent West Virginia on this essential committee, and I look forward to working with all my colleagues," Sen. Manchin said. "From coal to natural gas to wind power, West Virginia has a vital and unique role in supplying energy to our country and the entire … Continue Reading

February 01, 2011

Manchin Cosponsors Bill That Would Give National Guard a Seat With The Joint Chiefs of Staff

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will cosponsor the Guardians of Freedom Act of 2011, a bill introduced by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) to elevate the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to a position on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "Our National Guard and Reserve forces have bravely assumed a major role in our combat missions, and they deserve a seat at the table along with our active duty forces," Manchin said. "I am proud to work with Senator Rockefeller on this … Continue Reading

January 31, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Lead Colleagues in Fight to Protect Coal And Manufacturing State Economies

Washington, D.C.-Senator Jay Rockefeller today was joined by Senators Jim Webb (D-VA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) in introducing legislation to suspend Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gases from stationary sources for two years. "I'm proud that today we took important action to safeguard jobs, the coal industry, and the entire economy as we move toward clean coal … Continue Reading

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