Supporting Music Education in West Virginia


2013-03-22 18:04:18
<iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17808.10865848.10584534.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fm anchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17808.10865848.10584534.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fm anchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17808.10865848.10584534.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2ft witter.com%2f%23!%2fSen_JoeManchin> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17808.10865848.10584534.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.youtube.com%2fuser%2fSenatorJoeManchin%3ffeature%3dwatch> Supporting Music Education in West Virginia Earlier this week, I was so honored to receive the Support Music Award from VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and the National Association for Music Education (NAFME) for leading the statewide rebuild of West Virginia music education programs. The award-winning jazz ensemble from Shepherdstown Middle School joined us in Washington, D.C. and performed at the presentation ceremony. I was so proud of their outstanding performance and I encourage them to continue pursuing their passion for music. Having access to music education opens so many doors for our children in West Virginia. It is unfortunate that every time states face budget cuts, funding for the arts seems to be targeted. The skills our children learn from music and art classes challenge them to think creatively and express themselves. I am so thankful for the extraordinary work VH1's Save the Music Foundation has accomplished in making sure our schools in West Virginia, including Shepherdstown Middle School, have the resources to provide music education to our kids. To read more, please visit my website. <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17808.10865848.10584534.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fm anchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fpress-releases%3fID%3d719d7bc7- 89b8-4a67-a9b0-3ad2b736981f> ________________________________________ Protecting West Virginia Coal Plants This week, I introduced an amendment to prevent Congress from funding the EPA's proposed New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) regulations that set unattainable carbon dioxide emissions standards from new coal-fired power plants. EPA's choice to hold coal and gas to the same emissions standards is unprecedented under the Clean Air Act, and is yet another example of EPA overreach. That is why I have introduced this amendment to make sure we protect our coal-fired power plants. Not only would the NSPS regulations have a devastating effect on our coal production, but they would also endanger the reliability and sustainability of our electricity supply. The new regulations attempt to force standards on coal emissions that would not only be incredibly expensive, but impossible to achieve even with advanced technology. Even worse, there would be no benefit from these new regulations. After all, experts agree that emissions from all U.S. power plants have only a marginal impact on global emissions, and this already small share is shrinking ever year, as China, India, and others dramatically scale up their fossil fuel use. To read more, please visit my website. <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17808.10865848.10584534.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fm anchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fpress-releases%3fID%3da1ebcab9- 68df-4184-91f5-a45fe3b282c2> ________________________________________ <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_manchin-iq/ IHIREVETSSmaller.JPG> March 22, 2013 Recent Photos Senator Manchin posed with the student musicians from Shepherdstown Middle School jazz ensemble, who traveled to Washington D.C. to celebrate music education in West Virginia and perform at the Support Music Award presentation ceremony. Click on the photo below to view more pictures from the event. <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17808.10865848.10584534.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fm anchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%3fp%3dsupport-music-award-present ation-ceremony> Senator Manchin proudly stood with singer and songwriter Vanessa Carlton, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith and Latin-Grammy nominated jazz guitarist and former New York Yankee Bernie Williams. The group came together to celebrate the Rebuild of Music Education Programs in West Virginia. <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_manchin-iq/ 032013NAMMPIC.jpg> Senator Manchin enjoyed coffee and conversation with West Virginians at "Wednesday Wake Up With Joe." The coffee social is hosted at his Washington, D.C. office every Wednesday when the Senate is in session. To see more photos from "Wednesday Wake Up With Joe," click the photo below. <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17808.10865848.10584534.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fm anchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%3fp%3dwednesday-wake-ups-with-joe > ____________________________ In The News-Week of March 22, 2013 Sens. Manchin and Kirk Join Reps. 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Supporting Music Education in West Virginia 

Earlier this week, I was so honored to receive the Support Music Award from VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and the National Association for Music Education (NAFME) for leading the statewide rebuild of West Virginia music education programs.

The award-winning jazz ensemble from Shepherdstown Middle School joined us in Washington, D.C. and performed at the presentation ceremony. I was so proud of their outstanding performance and I encourage them to continue pursuing their passion for music.

Having access to music education opens so many doors for our children in West Virginia. It is unfortunate that every time states face budget cuts, funding for the arts seems to be targeted. The skills our children learn from music and art classes challenge them to think creatively and express themselves.

I am so thankful for the extraordinary work VH1's Save the Music Foundation has accomplished in making sure our schools in West Virginia, including Shepherdstown Middle School, have the resources to provide music education to our kids.

To read more, please visit my

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Protecting West Virginia Coal Plants

This week, I introduced an amendment to prevent Congress from funding the EPA's proposed New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) regulations that set unattainable carbon dioxide emissions standards from new coal-fired power plants. 

EPA's choice to hold coal and gas to the same emissions standards is unprecedented under the Clean Air Act, and is yet another example of EPA overreach. That is why I have introduced this amendment to make sure we protect our coal-fired power plants. Not only would the NSPS regulations have a devastating effect on our coal production, but they would also endanger the reliability and sustainability of our electricity supply.

The new regulations attempt to force standards on coal emissions that would not only be incredibly expensive, but impossible to achieve even with advanced technology. Even worse, there would be no benefit from these new regulations.

After all, experts agree that emissions from all U.S. power plants have only a marginal impact on global emissions, and this already small share is shrinking ever year, as China, India, and others dramatically scale up their fossil fuel use.

To read more, please visit my

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March 22, 2013

Recent Photos

Senator Manchin posed with the student musicians from Shepherdstown Middle School jazz ensemble, who traveled to Washington D.C. to celebrate music education in West Virginia and perform at the Support Music Award presentation ceremony. Click on the photo below to view more pictures from the event.

Senator Manchin proudly stood with singer and songwriter Vanessa Carlton, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith and Latin-Grammy nominated jazz guitarist and former New York Yankee Bernie Williams. The group came together to celebrate the Rebuild of Music Education Programs in West Virginia.

Senator Manchin enjoyed coffee and conversation with West Virginians at "Wednesday Wake Up With Joe." The coffee social is hosted at his Washington, D.C. office every Wednesday when the Senate is in session. To see more photos from "Wednesday Wake Up With Joe," click the photo below.

 

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In The News-Week of March 22, 2013

  

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Manchin's Message from the Hill to the Mountains

West Virginia's Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic - It Has to Stop

It's time to put an end to the prescription drug abuse epidemic that is devastating the lives of too many West Virginians. So many of our fellow citizens have been affected by this epidemic, their heartache is so real - parents bailing their children out of jail and putting them into rehab centers, children watching their parents throw away their lives to get just one more pill, families burying loved ones after a fatal overdose. 

It has to stop. 

Our beautiful state and our great people are not immune to this epidemic. In 2010 alone, 512 West Virginians died from drug overdoses - a 353 percent increase since 2000. Emergency room visits have increased by 33 percent in just six years and painkillers now result in more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. And police confiscations of prescription drugs have increased almost 31 percent in just nine years. 

According to the National Drug Control Policy, prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug abuse problem in the United States, responsible for roughly 75 percent of all drug-related deaths. In West Virginia, they are the cause of 90 percent of overdose deaths. 

It has to stop. 

To read more about my efforts to combat the prescription drug abuse epidemic, visit my

 

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