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April 20, 2017
Huntington Job & Resource Fair on Friday, April 21
If you are looking for a new job, skills to build your career, or for
education or networking opportunities, Huntington is the place to be on
Friday. Please stop by the Big Sandy Superstore Arena from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. There will be more than 150 employers participating. Career
services will also be offered, such as free professional photographs,
resume writing and dress for success. The federal agency, Office of
Personnel Management, will offer a seminar about how to find and get a
Senator Manchin co-hosts a Regional Job and Resource Fair in Huntington
at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 26 Skype:
Musselman High School
Manchin Mobile Monday � Outreach representative, Mary Jo Brown, will be
at the Berkeley County Library from 11 a.m. � 1 p.m.
Morgantown Job Fair with WVU Health 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Passport Fair at South Charleston Library 10 a.m. � 3 p.m.
May 22 � 26:
Commonsense Connections Week�Representatives from Senator Manchin's
office will be in every county.
Save the Date � July 8:
The Third Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes is scheduled for
Saturday, July 8.
To invite the senator to your event, click here
Manchin's Mountain Message
Fighting for Permanent Solution for our Miners
This week, I joined my colleagues in sending a letter to congressional
leaders urging them to include a permanent solution for miners'
benefits in the government funding bill Congress will consider next
week. The Miners Protection Act is a bipartisan bill that honors the
promise of health care and retirement benefits to retired miners and
their families who are facing uncertainty as a result of the financial
crisis and corporate bankruptcies.
As we explained, 22,600 of our nation's retired coal miners are set to
lose their benefits if we don't come to a resolution. Last month, these
miners received letters notifying them of this impending termination.
In West Virginia alone, nearly 8,500 men and women will suffer the
anguish and fear that comes with the loss of these life-saving benefits
� which our coal miners earned and were promised through their decades
of hard work.
Also this week, I met with a group of miners in West Virginia to
discuss this issue and ensure them that I won't stop fighting until we
reach a permanent solution. I won't settle for a temporary fix. Our
retired miners and their families deserve certainty, and that's what we
must give them.
Read this week's letter imploring our congressional leaders to address
this issue here
On the Road with Senator Manchin
Wednesday Wake Up
Senator Manchin meets with constituents for coffee and conversation in
his Charleston office.
Senator Manchin speaks with constituents during his public Wednesday
Wake Up meeting.
Parkersburg Town Hall
Senator Manchin listens to a question from a constituent at the
Parkersburg Town Hall.
Hinton Town Hall
Senator Manchin welcomes the constituents attending the Hinton Town
Senator Manchin gathers with constituents after another successful town
West Virginia GEAR UP
Senator Manchin meets talented students like Ikie Brooks at the WV GEAR
UP event in Charleston that helps prepare students for success in
education and training beyond high school.
James Monroe High School Welcome Home Ceremony for Vets
Senator Manchin meets with Veterans at a welcome home ceremony hosted
at James Monroe High School.
Mike and Kim Bone of Warm Hands from Warm Hearts
Mike and Kim Bone operate "Warm Hands from Warm Hearts," a non-profit
group in Oak Hill that collects gloves, hats, socks and winter jackets
for the 10 elementary schools in Fayette County.
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to inform my office.
How May We Help You?
I truly appreciate the opportunity to hear from my constituents. As
your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies
during your time of need. My goal is to provide top-notch customer
service for every West Virginian who contacts me, or who may need help.
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.
Recently my office was able to help Terri Wallen from Beckley, West
Virginia. Terri's father, Dewey Lily, a WW2 veteran passed away
recently and she discovered his military discharge papers showing his
awards and decorations. She was unable to locate the medals and asked
my office to assist her with replacing them so that she may pass them
down to her son. My office was able to request these medals, including
a Bronze Star and my staff delivered them in person to Terri at her
home. If you are a veteran, or know of someone in need of assistance
with VA benefits, healthcare or recognition, please let me know.
Terri Wallen holds her father's Bronze Star.
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
To contact me, please click here
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