Press Releases

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

March 21, 2011

Manchin: I Will Vote Against Raising the Debt Ceiling Without A Real Budget Plan

**Photo Available** Manchin will reach out to West Virginians on a different issue every day this week. Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today launched a weeklong tour of West Virginia that will focus on "Our Values, Our Priorities." In a speech at the University of Charleston, he emphasized the need for Washington to face our fiscal reality head-on, to determine this nation's priorities, and to make the difficult decisions that will solve America's financial challenges. … Continue Reading

March 18, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Announce $463,289 in Funding for Fire Departments Across West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), today announced that the following fire departments throughout West Virginia will receive a total of $463,289 as part of the most recent round of funding under the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The following fire departments were awarded grants: Benwood Volunteer Fire Department ($118,938) City of Logan Fire Department ($55,575) Huttonsville-Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Department … Continue Reading

March 17, 2011

Manchin Votes for $6 Billion in Budget Cuts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement after voting for a Continuing Resolution that calls for $6 billion in cuts to the federal budget over the next three weeks. The bipartisan measure will keep the government running through April 8. The measure passed 87-13. "I've said throughout this budget process that everyone - the President, Republicans and Democrats - must come together to figure out a commonsense, bipartisan plan to create jobs … Continue Reading

March 16, 2011

Manchin Questions Administration's Handling of New Regulations That Would Kill Coal Mining Jobs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has requested that the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hold an oversight hearing to investigate the Office of Surface Mining's proposed stream protection regulations for coal operations after the Obama Administration said it was "unhappy" with an analysis that concluded the rule could kill tens of thousands of jobs. In a bipartisan letter, U.S. Sens. Manchin, John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) pointed out to the … Continue Reading

March 16, 2011

Manchin Cosponsors Legislation to Help Keep Manufacturing Jobs in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has cosponsored legislation to clarify that the United States can charge import taxes on goods that come from countries known to illegally undervalue their currency. The Chinese government has a demonstrated track record of manipulating their country's currency, keeping the value of the yuan artificially low in order to reduce the price of their exports. This practice gives China an unfair trade advantage over foreign competitors. As a … Continue Reading

March 15, 2011

Manchin Statement on Frank Buckles Funeral

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement honoring Frank W. Buckles, the longest surviving U.S. veteran of World War I. Buckles was laid to rest today at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony with full military honors. "America said goodbye to one of our nation's true patriots today, and to the last member of a fine generation of Americans," Senator Manchin said. "I am appreciative that both the President and Vice President paid their … Continue Reading

March 11, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $71,100 in Rural Development Funds for Projects in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.VA) today announced that the Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., the Coalton Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. and the Calhoun County Commission will receive $28,000, $18,900 and $24,200 respectively to make important improvements that will benefit their communities. The funding comes through the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grant Program and their … Continue Reading

March 11, 2011

Manchin Statement on Tragedy in Japan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. "My thoughts and prayers, and those of all West Virginians, are with the people of Japan today. They are true friends to our great state, and we will be there to assist them through this tragic disaster. My staff also stands ready to help any West Virginians who have concerns or need help with loved ones in Japan." # # … Continue Reading

March 10, 2011

Rockefeller, Manchin Announce $708,500 in U.S. Department of Transportation Funding for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin III (both D-W.Va.), today announced that the City of Ranson in Jefferson County will receive $708,500 in grant money through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. "This announcement marks another important step forward in developing West Virginia's transportation infrastructure," said Senator Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, … Continue Reading

March 10, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $90,270 for Wheeling Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.), today announced that the Wheeling Fire Department will receive $90,270 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 believe in our … Continue Reading

March 10, 2011

Manchin Urges Navy Secretary to Preserve Parkersburg High School Junior ROTC Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has sent a letter to Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus, Jr. expressing his disappointment in the Navy's decision to disband the Parkersburg High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps at the end of June 2011, and urging Secretary Mabus to do all he can to keep the program active. "West Virginia is one of the most patriotic states in our great country, and our young people should have every opportunity not just to serve … Continue Reading

March 09, 2011

Manchin Earns 3 Subcommittee Assignments on Senate Armed Services Committee

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that he has earned three subcommittee assignments on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Manchin will serve on the Subcommittee on AirLand, the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, and the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support. A complete listing of all Committee on Armed Services subcommittee memberships appears below. Subcommittee on AirLand Senator Lieberman, Chairman Senator … Continue Reading

March 08, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $459,990 for Health Centers in Monroe and Randolph Counties

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.) today announced that Monroe Health Center and Valley Health Care, Inc. will receive $393,093 and $66,912 respectively from the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Health Center Cluster Program. These funds will help both health centers continue their operations. Monroe Health Center will receive $393,093 to support their operations and services, which include X-ray examinations, lab … Continue Reading

March 08, 2011

Manchin Calls on President Obama to Lead Continuing Resolution Negotiations

**YouTube Video Available** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today called on President Obama to lead negotiations on a continuing resolution for the remainder of the year. In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Manchin urged President Obama to take the challenge head on, bring both parties together and propose a real, bipartisan compromise that moves our nation forward and establishes the priorities that represent all hardworking families. Two wildly divergent budget … Continue Reading

March 08, 2011

West Virginia Congressional Delegation Questions Members Call for Full Report to Explain Multiple Studies in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The five Members of the West Virginia Congressional Delegation today joined together to express to the Postmaster General their concern about the proposed consolidation of mail processing operations in West Virginia. The Postal Service has proposed five Area Mail Processing (AMP) studies to consolidate mail processing operations in West Virginia - an unusually high number for one state. AMP studies are ongoing in Bluefield and Martinsburg, and have already been … Continue Reading

March 07, 2011

Manchin Shares Insights Gained on February Trip to Middle East

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) recently returned from a nine-day fact finding mission to the Middle East during which he met with West Virginians serving there, talked to local leaders, asked questions and heard from U.S. commanders on the ground. Newspapers and online sites in West Virginia are invited to print the op-ed authored by Sen. Manchin sharing these experiences. "One of the greatest responsibilities for me as your U.S. Senator is evaluating how we should … Continue Reading

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