Press Releases

December 17, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller, Coons, Schumer, McCaskill, Klobuchar Introduce Silver Alert Bill to Help Locate Missing Seniors

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Chris Coons (D-DE), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today introduced legislation to create a nationwide network for locating missing adults and senior citizens. The National Silver Alert Act would create a federal program modeled after the AMBER Alert and provide federal coordination and assistance to local and state law enforcement agencies, similar to a system currently … Continue Reading


December 17, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce Funding for Raleigh County Head Start Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Rep. Nick Rahall, (all D-W.Va.), Tuesday announced Head Start funding for Raleigh County Community Action Association. "In West Virginia, we prioritize based on our values, and we value taking care of our children," said Manchin. "All West Virginia kids deserve a chance at success, and these essential programs provide our youth with the best opportunities and resources for a healthy start and to compete academically … Continue Reading


December 14, 2013

Manchin Statement One Year After Newtown Tragedy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement one year after the Newtown tragedy: "Today, Gayle and I join all West Virginians and Americans across the country in grieving for the families who lost their loved ones in Newtown. Though we will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers, my heart will always weigh heavier on this day as we remember the precious lives lost in this unspeakable and horrific tragedy. A year ago, as a father and a … Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

Manchin Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate Corn Ethanol Mandate

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced with eight cosponsors The Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2013. The bill, cosponsored by Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Corker, (R-TN), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Patrick Toomey (R-PA), eliminates the corn ethanol mandate within the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) which requires a yearly increase in the amount … Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

Manchin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Exempt Volunteer First Responders from Healthcare Mandate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Angus King (I-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Mark Begich (D-AK) to introduce bipartisan legislation that ensures volunteer firefighters and other first responders can continue protecting communities that rely on them. The "Protect Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act" amends the "Affordable Care Act" to make it clear that volunteer emergency service workers are not … Continue Reading


December 11, 2013

Manchin Statement on Budget Conference Deal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013: "This budget agreement is the first bipartisan deal that has been proposed since I became a member of the Senate more than three years ago. I am pleased that Democrats and Republicans were able to sit down in a room together, negotiate, and arrive at a deal. I commend Senator Murray and Representative Ryan for their leadership in debating, deliberating and finally … Continue Reading


December 10, 2013

Manchin, Fischer Introduce ‘Gone Act’ to Eliminate Government Spending on Nothing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to close out thousands of expired grant accounts, which cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. The Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act would require agencies to close out expired, empty grant accounts. It would also require federal agencies to identify exactly why those accounts were never closed in the first place. Specifically, the GONE Act … Continue Reading


December 10, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce Funding for Logan County Head Start Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Rep. Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.), Tuesday announced Head Start funding for PRIDE Community Services. "West Virginia is blessed with community organizations, like PRIDE, that are providing critical education and nutritional assistance to children in Logan County. As the Congress considers the Federal budget for the coming year, I continue to press to raise awareness about the importance of Head Start programs in our … Continue Reading


December 09, 2013

Senator Manchin and Entire Staff Sign Up on Health Care Exchanges

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that he and his entire staff have enrolled in the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges. "Today, my staff and I joined the thousands of Americans who signed up for the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges. I've always said that this should be a transition year to give the American people a chance to shop around for the best and most affordable insurance plans for themselves and their families. We are … Continue Reading


December 06, 2013

Manchin Statement on National Miner's Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement encouraging West Virginians to show appreciation for our miners and mining families on National Miner's Day: "Today on National Miner's Day, we honor and celebrate the bravest and most patriotic men and women I have ever met in my life. You can't talk about coal without talking about coal miners. My own family first came to America to work in the mines. Growing up in the small coal-mining town of … Continue Reading


December 06, 2013

Manchin Statement on EPA Administrator's Trip to China

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement on EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's trip to China: "It is unfortunate that Gina McCarthy continues to hold energy hearings across the country and across the world and still refuses to travel to the front lines here in West Virginia. If she wants to discuss how we can clean up the environment and reduce emissions, she should come to our state, where some of our top-producing mines are less than five … Continue Reading


November 26, 2013

Manchin Encourages All West Virginians to Count Their Blessings During Thanksgiving Holiday

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement on giving thanks this Thanksgiving holiday: "From an early age, my parents taught my siblings, cousins and me that if you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings. It is a lesson that has stuck with me at every turn of the road, and is a message that I have passed along to my own children and grandchildren. Starting at Thanksgiving and throughout this holiday season, I encourage all West … Continue Reading


November 22, 2013

Manchin Pays Tribute to John F. Kennedy on 50th Anniversary of Assasination

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today submitted a Congressional record statement to pay tribute to President John F. Kennedy on the 50th Anniversary of his assassination. In part, Senator Manchin wrote: "John Kennedy was in the White House for only one thousand days, not even three years. But his achievements exceeded his years. It's easy to dismiss his Presidency as one of rhetoric more than results. But to do so ignores the New Frontier he pioneered - a new era of … Continue Reading


November 21, 2013

Manchin Statement on Voting Against Change of Senate Filibuster Rules

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on why he voted against changing Senate filibuster rules: "All West Virginians and Americans deserve a government that works for them, and I completely understand their frustration with the partisan gridlock in Washington. It has become increasingly clear to me that both parties have abused the filibuster by using it to gain political advantage, instead of truly debating an issue. With this in mind, I offered … Continue Reading


November 21, 2013

Manchin Statement on Fed Chair Nominee Janet Yellen Committee Vote

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on why he did not vote for Federal Reserve Chair nominee Janet Yellen in the Senate Banking Committee. "After meeting with Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Janet Yellen to discuss her views on how to best grow our economy and balance our budget, hearing her testimony before the Senate Banking committee, and discussing monetary policy with experts, I cannot support her nomination to be Chairwoman of the … Continue Reading


November 21, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce More Than $1.5 Million for Community Health Centers in W.Va.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On National Rural Health Day, Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced more than $1.5 million in federal funding for two community health centers in West Virginia. The facilities set to receive funding are Community Care of West Virginia in Rock Cave and Williamson Health and Wellness Center. The funding will help these community health centers strengthen and expand their health and wellness services, and begin to service … Continue Reading


November 20, 2013

Senator Manchin Announces New State Leadership Team

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced the new leadership team for his state operations. A native of West Virginia, Mara Boggs will return home to serve as state director. Mara is a graduate of Keyser High School and West Virginia University. She is also an Iraq combat veteran, serving 13 years of active duty in the United States Army prior to coming to Capitol Hill, where she served as Senator Manchin's Chief of Operations and a senior policy advisor for … Continue Reading


November 19, 2013

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Rep. Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.), announced Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded funding to rehabilitate housing owned and occupied by low-income families in southern West Virginia. "We should do all we can to care for our neighbors who are in need and make sure those struggling have the necessary resources to get back on their feet," Manchin said. "These important programs … Continue Reading


November 14, 2013

Manchin Proud of Industrial Investment Announcement to Build First Cracker Plant in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today in regards to the announcement the Brazilian company, Odebrecht, has the option to purchase land in Wood County to explore industrial opportunities, including the potential to build West Virginia's first cracker plant: "With our state's continued development of natural gas drilling, I am extremely pleased that Governor Tomblin has announced that the Brazilian company, Odebrecht, is interested in … Continue Reading


November 14, 2013

Manchin Testifies at House Hearing in Support of Legislation to Rein In EPA's Proposed Standards

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power to testify in support of his draft legislation with Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY). The bill, which addresses the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for coal-fired power plants, would protect Americans' access to reliable and affordable electricity by ensuring that regulatory standards are based on … Continue Reading

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