Senator Manchin's Newsletter - February 22

Senator Manchin
2017-02-23 14:02:32
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =SenManchin%2501216904%2501201121%2b-%2b02-17-2017%2beNewsletter%2501176 71.14816422.11463804.14212520%2501manchin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Mr.%2bFe ed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bFeed%2501123%2bLane%253cbr%253e%250d%250aCi%252c%2b WV%2b90210%2501> Click here to open a plain text version of this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx n_text=Y&link=SenManchin%2501216904%2501201121%2b-%2b02-17-2017%2beNewsl etter%250117671.14816422.11463804.14212520%2501manchin%2540unityfeed.com %2501Mr.%2bFeed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bFeed%2501123%2bLane%253cbr%253e%250d%2 50aCi%252c%2bWV%2b90210%2501> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/enews_winte r_bannergreen.jpg> February 22, 2017 "Welcome to my email update. As always, it is an honor to serve you. I believe in something called "retail government," which means government should work for the people. Government should be accessible and provide excellent customer service. My door is always open. I encourage you to call my office and offer feedback and suggestions, and if the phone lines are busy, please feel free to write or email me. My staff and I work for all West Virginians and we will always remember that. --- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin From the Hill to the Mountains I am so proud to come from a state with so much resilience � where the people work together, stick together, and we truly fight for every job and every worker. The $23 million settlement this month between Century Aluminum and the United Steelworkers Union along with their retirees is a real story of triumph not only for Ravenswood, but for our entire state. We have shown the rest of the country and the world that West Virginia has the best workforce and we can compete with anyone. To say that this has been a long fight is an understatement. I applaud the United Steelworkers, the retirees and Karen Gorrell, the fearless leader on behalf of the retirees, who all remained steadfast in their commitment to fight the wrongful termination of their healthcare. These hardworking people lost a lifetime of hard work with the a stroke of a pen. The lawsuits, the picket lines, Occupy Century Aluminum, and the road trips across our nation are just some examples of the tenacity and resolve that the retirees showed. Also, we must not forget the retirees that are no longer with us. I know they are rejoicing with us today in spirit. More than 700 retirees and their families lost their healthcare that was promised to them. These folks were not eligible for Medicare coverage. Still vulnerable and in need of medical and prescription coverage, they were falling through the cracks and needed help. That is why, I am proud to have fought for temporary benefits through the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP)�a program made possible through the Affordable Care Act. We would not be where we are today without the assistance of Century Aluminum's President and CEO, Mike Bless, who I personally want to thank for his willingness to sit down and talk with the retirees and their families. Without Mike's direct, compassionate leadership and dedication to West Virginia, the promise would not have been kept to these retirees. In speaking with Mike multiple times through the years, I learned a lot about the price of aluminum and the electric bills. All of us � federal, state, and local officials, company and industry executives, union officials, and the retirees � worked tirelessly to see if we could find a solution and preserve the retiree benefits. Over the years, through multiple meetings and conference calls, I never stopped fighting for Century to keep its promise to their retirees. I believe that West Virginians are the hardest working people in the nation and these retirees represent the backbone of our state. This is great news for the Century Aluminum retirees and their families. On the Road with Senator Joe Moorefield High School Skype Session <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/moorefields kype.jpg> Senator Manchin speaks via Skype in Washington with students at Moorefield High School. Bill Signing at the White House <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/trump_coal_ 2.jpg> Like Senator Manchin always says, "I will meet with anyone, anywhere to help West Virginians." He was recently at the White House for a bill signing that will help the coal industry and he will continue to fight for the Miners Protection Act. Spotlight On... Pat Murphy <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/pat_murphey jpg> Recognizing Pat Murphy, photography instructor for 38 years of voluntary service with the Boys & Girls Club in Martinsburg. (Photo credit: The Martinsburg Journal.) Do you have a nomination for a Spotlight Feature? Click here to inform my office. How May We Help You? Working for West Virginians is truly my honor. As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. I have a team of caseworkers in each of my four offices to help you with matters of concern. While I have no direct jurisdiction in the administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you with whatever problem you may be experiencing and ask that full consideration be given to your case. My case team was able to help Samantha Lidel from Buckeye, West Virginia in Pocahontas County with obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for her young son, Mason. If you are a veteran, or know of someone in need of assistance with VA benefits, healthcare or recognition, please let me know. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/samanthalid elpic.jpg> Samantha Lidel and her son, Mason. Please contact one of my offices listed below, or email me to start the case process. My team of caseworkers can assist you with a variety of issues including: social security, veterans and black lung benefits, passport and immigration assistance, taxes, housing, student loans and more. To contact me, please click here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=17671.14816422.11463804.14212520&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fm anchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fcontact-form&redir_log=11690740 5458387> to visit my website. 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On the Road with Senator Joe

Moorefield High School Skype Session

Senator Manchin speaks via Skype in Washington with students at Moorefield High School.

 

Bill Signing at the White House

Like Senator Manchin always says, "I will meet with anyone, anywhere to help West Virginians." He was recently at the White House for a bill signing that will help the coal industry and he will continue to fight for the Miners Protection Act.

Spotlight On...

Pat Murphy

Recognizing Pat Murphy, photography instructor for 38 years of voluntary service with the Boys & Girls Club in Martinsburg. (Photo credit: The Martinsburg Journal.)

Do you have a nomination for a Spotlight Feature?

Click here to inform my office.

 

How May We Help You?

Working for West Virginians is truly my honor.  As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need.  I have a team of caseworkers in each of my four offices to help you with matters of concern.  While I have no direct jurisdiction in the administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you with whatever problem you may be experiencing and ask that full consideration be given to your case.

My case team was able to help Samantha Lidel from Buckeye, West Virginia in Pocahontas County with obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for her young son, Mason. If you are a veteran, or know of someone in need of assistance with VA benefits, healthcare or recognition, please let me know. 

Samantha Lidel and her son, Mason.

Please contact one of my offices listed below, or email me to start the case process.  My team of caseworkers can assist you with a variety of issues including: social security, veterans and black lung benefits, passport and immigration assistance, taxes, housing, student loans and more. 

 

To contact me, please click  to visit my website.  To learn more, call my office Toll Free at (855) 275-5737, email me, or find me on social media:

                 

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