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July 3, 2017
Senator Manchin and staff will walk in the Alderson Fourth of July
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will visit Morgantown with Senator
Third Annual Motorcycle Ride for Fallen Service Heroes
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will serve as the Special Guest Road
Captain for the 3rd Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes on Saturday,
July 8. This year's ride benefits the West Virginia National Guard
Foundation, the families of Fallen West Virginia Service Members and
the establishment of a new Gold Star monument in West Virginia.
The round-trip motorcycle ride will travel from South Charleston to
Millwood, and concludes with a free community picnic at the National
Guard Headquarters at Coonskin in Charleston. A complete schedule is
Registration at the Harley-Davidson of WV Pavilion -
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Group Ride to Millwood Armory -
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Break at Millwood Armory -
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Group Ride to WV National Guard in Charleston -
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Community Picnic at WV National Guard -
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The partners include U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, Harley-Davidson of WV,
WV National Guard, the WV Vietnam Veterans of America and the Capitol
City WV Chapter #5439 Harley Owners Group, Gold Star Families, iHeart
Radio and the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation.
Officers from the Huntington Police Department Traffic Unit will
participate and provide ride security. The public is encouraged to
participate in the ride and/or attend the community picnic and honor
our military heroes and their families.
For more information about the 3rd Annual Ride for Fallen Service
Heroes or how you can participate, please contact: Harley-Davidson of
WV, 4924 MacCorkle Ave., South Charleston, WV 25309 or call
304-768-1600 or visit www.facebook.com/rideforfallenserviceheroes
Manchin Mobile Monday - Regional Coordinator, Peggy Hawse, will be
available a the Hardy County Senior Center, 409 Spring Avenue in
Moorefield, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with constituents and take
their concerns back to the Senator.
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MANCHIN APPLAUDS INTRODUCTION OF COMPREHENSIVE BIPARTISAN ENERGY BILL
This legislation includes Senator Manchin's provisions on carbon
capture, utilization and sequestration, federal buildings energy
efficiency, and LWCF
As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the bipartisan introduction
of S. 1460, the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017, by Chairman
Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell. This comprehensive energy bill
builds on the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, which passed the
Senate with 85 votes. It updates United States energy policy to
address our nation's energy opportunities and challenges. Included in
the bill are several of Senator Manchin's legislative priorities
including common sense measures to support and develop carbon
emission-reducing technologies and advanced coal technologies. The
bill also includes a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water
Conservation Fund (LWCF), which helps maintain and expand access to
West Virginia's natural treasures like the Gauley River and key
battlefield areas around Harpers Ferry. S. 1460 also requires a
mandatory study by the Departments of Commerce and Energy to examine
the opportunities associated with the development of a natural gas
liquids storage hub in Appalachia � a bill that was also introduced
earlier this year as a separate measure with Senator Manchin's support.
"It is critical for our country to establish an all-of-the-above energy
policy that includes utilizes our domestic resources in a clean
efficient manner and recognizes the fact that coal will play an
integral role in producing our electricity for decades to come,"
Senator Manchin said. "My measures ensure that we are investing in the
necessary research and development to develop advance technologies that
will address the preservation of reliable affordable electricity, clean
coal production, cost-effective energy practices and carbon emissions
reduction. These will help strike a balance between a healthy economy
and a clean environment. My measures will support the future of coal,
provide good jobs and make our country more energy diverse, effective,
and secure for years to come. I am also thrilled to see that the bill
prioritizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund for permanent
reauthorization and that, under this measure, sportsmen and sportswomen
would have greater access to public lands. "
Below is a list of Senator Manchin's priorities that are included in
* Prioritize Clean Coal Research and Development: This amendment
would put a premium on a path forward for coal by establishing a
comprehensive program dedicated to clean coal technological innovation
through research, development, and implementation. The program would
work to preserve low-cost electricity, diversify our nation's energy
supply by keeping coal competitive with other low-carbon energy
sources, and speed up efforts to develop carbon emission-reducing
* Authorize Coal Technology Program Budget: This amendment adds
$22 million to the already authorized budget for the coal technology
program. The additional $22 million would support preliminary
engineering leading to large-scale pilot projects with processes
resulting in net-negative CO2 emissions from production and consumption
of the end products, employing a combination of coal and biomass
feedstocks with carbon capture and storage.
* Land and Water Conservation Fund: Permanently reauthorizes the
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). In West Virginia, hunting,
fishing and outdoor activities are family traditions that help foster a
deep and lasting appreciation for all the outdoors have to offer. LWCF
funding helps protect these traditions and preserve West Virginia's
heritage for generations to come, while ensuring access to public lands
for all Americans' enjoyment. It is vital that this program is
* Fossil Fuel Phase-out Repeal: The bill repeals Section 433 of
the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 which mandated that
federal buildings reduce reliance on fossil fuels, with 100 percent
reduction by 2030. This bill updates energy efficiency targets and
related policies for federal buildings.
An Independence Day Message
Every July Fourth, America comes together to celebrate the birth of
our great nation and remember the values and truths that our Founding
Fathers declared hundreds of years ago. The United States of America is
still the greatest country on Earth and the hope of the world, even
with all our challenges and troubles. It is up to us to keep our torch
of freedom burning bright for generations to come. This holiday, let us
all show our patriotism and pride in being citizens of the greatest
country ever known.
While Independence Day is a time to commemorate the anniversary of the
signing of the Declaration of Independence, it is also a time to
reflect on our nation's history and core values by honoring those who
have risked their lives to defend and protect our nation, and who
continue to do so today. It is because of their unwavering service that
we continue to live with freedom, opportunity and equality. I proudly
join every West Virginian in honoring the members of our Armed Forces
and their families for the sacrifices they have made.
What makes our state and nation so special is the creative and giving
spirit of our citizens. We have an inner light that burns so bright
that no one can keep us down or defeat us. We come together in
difficult times in times of war and in times of tragedy. May God
continue to watch over our flood-damaged communities, give comfort to
all of those impacted and give us strength and guidance as we continue
the great progress we have made in rebuilding our state.
I share the pride all West Virginians feel in America and in the
Mountain State, today and every day, and I wish you a very happy and
safe Fourth of July.
How May We Help You?
I truly appreciate the opportunity to hear from West Virginians. 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 John Snyder from Pigeon, West
Virginia. John, a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, requested assistance with
his claim for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA). Kim Berry, a member of my case team in my Fairmont office, was
able to contact the VA successfully and provide updates to John.
Ultimately, he was awarded his claim. If you are a Veteran or know of
someone in need of assistance with the VA, Black Lung benefits,
disability, healthcare or recognition, please let me know.
My team and I thank John for his noble service to our nation.
John Snyder with his wife, Sally, and his children, Peter and Chloe.
To learn more, call my office Toll Free at (855) 275-5737, email
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