Senator Manchin's Weekend Recap - May 9, 2017

Senator Manchin
2017-05-09 16:15:10
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =SenManchin%2501217234%2501201843%2b-%2b05-09-2017%2beNewsletter%2501176 47.17131128.11646260.14212520%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%2501217234%2501201843%2b-%2b05-09-2017%2beNewsl etter%250117647.17131128.11646260.14212520%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/banner_brig hter.jpg> Tuesday, May 9 Last Friday and Saturday, Senator Manchin traveled the state to thank hard-working West Virginia miners for their efforts in passing the Miners Protection Act, and he also participated in or co-hosted several events to provide services to West Virginians. During May 5th and 6th, Senator Manchin held four town halls in Fairmont, Matewan, Oceana and Logan; he co-hosted a job fair in Morgantown with WVU Medicine and WVU; he visited the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Morgantown; he visited Bombardier in Clarksburg and received an award from the National Association of Manufacturers; and he hosted a passport fair in South Charleston. HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK May 5 Senator Manchin joined a crowd at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Fairmont for a Keep the Promise to Our Miners Town Hall in celebration of the passage of a permanent fix for miners' healthcare benefits. May 5 Senator Manchin co-hosted a job fair with WVU Medicine and WVU in Morgantown, and was honored to recognize WVU Veterans for their efforts in helping their community. May 5 Senator Manchin visited the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Morgantown. May 5 Senator Manchin visited Bombardier in Clarksburg and received an award from the National Association of Manufacturers. May 6 Senator Manchin hosted three Keep the Promise to Our Miners Town Halls in celebration of the passage of a permanent fix for miners' healthcare benefits. These town halls took place in Matewan, Oceana and Logan. May 6 Senator Manchin hosted a Passport Fair in South Charleston, helping 62 West Virginians process their passports. MANCHIN HOSTS FOUR TOWN HALLS IN TWO DAYS TO THANK MINERS AND RECOGNIZE THEIR SERVICE Charleston, W.Va. � On Friday and Saturday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined more than 500 retired coal miners and family members at four events across West Virginia to commemorate Congress passing legislation that included a permanent fix for their healthcare benefits. At his "Keep the Promise to Our Miners" town hall meetings in Fairmont, Matewan, Oceana and Logan, Senator Manchin thanked miners and families for sharing their personal stories with lawmakers � direct contact that, he said, made all the difference in getting the bill passed. "This would not have happened if they didn't see you in the hallways, day in and day out," Senator Manchin said. "You brought the real faces and the real stories that showed what would happen if these benefits expired. You made sure they knew and wouldn't forget. And because of you, we got a permanent fix for thousands of retired miners and their families, instead of another temporary solution that would have kept them in limbo." On Friday, Senator Manchin joined a crowd at Knights of Columbus Hall in Fairmont, followed by stops on Saturday at UMWA Local 1440 in Matewan, UMWA Local 7604 in Oceana and UMWA Local 5958 in Logan. At each town hall, retired miners and their family members impacted by this legislation talked about the life-changing assurance that comes with having guaranteed health benefits, and Senator Manchin shared with them his commitment to securing their pension benefits as well. "You paid for your pensions. You worked for them. We must fulfill the whole promise," Senator Manchin said. "When we get back to work in Washington, I am picking back up on the fight for your pensions." The healthcare provision, passed last week as part of the federal government's fiscal year 2017 spending bill, requires that the federal government and coal operators honor their obligation of healthcare benefits to retired miners and their families who were facing uncertainty as a result of the financial crisis and corporate bankruptcies. For years, Senator Manchin has fought to pass his legislation, the Miners Protection Act, to secure a long-term solution for both retired miners' healthcare and pensions. As a result of the bill passed last week, 22,600 of the nation's coal miners and family members are guaranteed lifetime health benefits. This includes approximately 8,500 retired miners and their families in West Virginia. May 5 Fairmont Keep the Promise to Our Miners Town Hall <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/Fairmont.JP G> WVU Medicine / WVU Job Fair and WVU Veterans Recognition <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/mmmorgantow n_morris.JPG> NIOSH visit <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/NIOSH.JPG> Bombardier visit <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/bombardier. 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MANCHIN HOSTS FOUR TOWN HALLS IN TWO DAYS TO THANK MINERS AND RECOGNIZE THEIR SERVICE

 

Charleston, W.Va. – On Friday and Saturday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined more than 500 retired coal miners and family members at four events across West Virginia to commemorate Congress passing legislation that included a permanent fix for their healthcare benefits. At his “Keep the Promise to Our Miners” town hall meetings in Fairmont, Matewan, Oceana and Logan, Senator Manchin thanked miners and families for sharing their personal stories with lawmakers – direct contact that, he said, made all the difference in getting the bill passed.

“This would not have happened if they didn’t see you in the hallways, day in and day out,” Senator Manchin said. “You brought the real faces and the real stories that showed what would happen if these benefits expired. You made sure they knew and wouldn’t forget. And because of you, we got a permanent fix for thousands of retired miners and their families, instead of another temporary solution that would have kept them in limbo.”

On Friday, Senator Manchin joined a crowd at Knights of Columbus Hall in Fairmont, followed by stops on Saturday at UMWA Local 1440 in Matewan, UMWA Local 7604 in Oceana and UMWA Local 5958 in Logan. At each town hall, retired miners and their family members impacted by this legislation talked about the life-changing assurance that comes with having guaranteed health benefits, and Senator Manchin shared with them his commitment to securing their pension benefits as well.

“You paid for your pensions. You worked for them. We must fulfill the whole promise,” Senator Manchin said. “When we get back to work in Washington, I am picking back up on the fight for your pensions.”

The healthcare provision, passed last week as part of the federal government’s fiscal year 2017 spending bill, requires that the federal government and coal operators honor their obligation of healthcare benefits to retired miners and their families who were facing uncertainty as a result of the financial crisis and corporate bankruptcies. For years, Senator Manchin has fought to pass his legislation, the Miners Protection Act, to secure a long-term solution for both retired miners’ healthcare and pensions.

As a result of the bill passed last week, 22,600 of the nation’s coal miners and family members are guaranteed lifetime health benefits. This includes approximately 8,500 retired miners and their families in West Virginia.  

May 5

Fairmont Keep the Promise to Our Miners Town Hall

 

WVU Medicine / WVU Job Fair and WVU Veterans Recognition

NIOSH visit

Bombardier visit

May 6

Matewan Keep the Promise to Our Miners Town Hall

 

Oceana Keep the Promise to Our Miners Town Hall

Logan Keep the Promise to Our Miners Town Hall

Passport Fair

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