Senator Manchin's Independence Day Message- July 3, 2017

Senator Manchin
2017-07-03 12:32:10
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =SenManchin%2501217446%2501202165%2b-%2b06-28-2017%2beNewsletter%2501177 47.19864196.11820194.14212520%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%2501217446%2501202165%2b-%2b06-28-2017%2beNewsl etter%250117747.19864196.11820194.14212520%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/jess_flag_b banner.jpg> July 3, 2017 Upcoming Events July 4 Senator Manchin and staff will walk in the Alderson Fourth of July Parade. July 6 U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will visit Morgantown with Senator Manchin. July 8 Third Annual Motorcycle Ride for Fallen Service Heroes <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/2017_Moto_R ide.png> 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 below: 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 <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=17747.19864196.11820194.14212520&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.facebook.com%2frideforfallenserviceheroes%23_blank&redir_log=81230411 9203408> . July 10 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. To invite the senator to your event, click here . 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 the bill: * 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 technologies. * 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 permanently reauthorized. * 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. 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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 me,or find me on social media:

                 

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