Focusing on Fairness


2013-05-31 15:37:12
<iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17692.10964644.10637044.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fm anchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17692.10964644.10637044.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fm anchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17692.10964644.10637044.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2ft witter.com%2f%23!%2fSen_JoeManchin> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17692.10964644.10637044.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.youtube.com%2fuser%2fSenatorJoeManchin%3ffeature%3dwatch> Focusing on Fairness When a St. Louis federal bankruptcy judge ruled that Patriot Coal could ignore its collective bargaining agreement with the United Mine Workers of America and end retiree health care benefits, I was appalled. This ruling is a travesty. It is wrong that Peabody can set up a company such as Patriot, fill that company with its liabilities and then spin that company off for the sole purpose of avoiding its contractual and moral obligations to its workers. Bankruptcy laws were never designed to shield corporations from unfairly skirting their promises and responsibilities. I will continue to fight for fairness in the bankruptcy system. To read more, please visit my website here <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17692.10964644.10637044.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.manchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fpress-releases%3fID%3dc5443 04c-6dbe-44e0-aece-ebdafe296d89> . _________________________________________ Finding a New Mission for Sugar Grove After several delays due to inclement weather, I had the pleasure of visiting Sugar Grove this week with leaders from the Navy, Army, Air Force and West Virginia National Guard to discuss efforts at finding a new tenant for the high-tech communications base. There is no question that Sugar Grove has provided essential resources for our military and national security for more than five decades, especially in our fight against terrorism. Although the mission of this world-class facility is changing, the base and its capabilities are still available for military operations. I am encouraged by the efforts of Commander Bill Kramer and military leadership to find a tenant that makes sure Sugar Grove will continue to serve a vital part of our nation. To read more, please visit my website here <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx manchin-iq&crop=17692.10964644.10637044.14212520&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.manchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fpress-releases%3fID%3dce760 229-e821-4001-bdba-c145238cae44> . <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_manchin-iq/ IHIREVETSSmaller.JPG> May 31, 2013 Recent Photos During his statewide "Working for West Virginians" tour, Senator Manchin visited the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Subassembly Site in Clarksburg to meet with employees and view progress at the facility. 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Focusing on Fairness

When a St. Louis federal bankruptcy judge ruled that Patriot Coal could ignore its collective bargaining agreement with the United Mine Workers of America and end retiree health care benefits, I was appalled.

This ruling is a travesty. It is wrong that Peabody can set up a company such as Patriot, fill that company with its liabilities and then spin that company off for the sole purpose of avoiding its contractual and moral obligations to its workers. Bankruptcy laws were never designed to shield corporations from unfairly skirting their promises and responsibilities. I will continue to fight for fairness in the bankruptcy system.

To read more, please visit my website .

_________________________________________

Finding a New Mission for Sugar Grove

After several delays due to inclement weather, I had the pleasure of visiting Sugar Grove this week with leaders from the Navy, Army, Air Force and West Virginia National Guard to discuss efforts at finding a new tenant for the high-tech communications base.

There is no question that Sugar Grove has provided essential resources for our military and national security for more than five decades, especially in our fight against terrorism. Although the mission of this world-class facility is changing, the base and its capabilities are still available for military operations. I am encouraged by the efforts of Commander Bill Kramer and military leadership to find a tenant that makes sure Sugar Grove will continue to serve a vital part of our nation.

To read more, please visit my website .

May 31, 2013

Recent Photos

During his statewide "Working for West Virginians" tour, Senator Manchin visited the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Subassembly Site in Clarksburg to meet with employees and view progress at the facility. Please click below to view more photos of Senator Manchin and his staff in West Virginia. 

 

Senator Manchin, who serves on the Senate Banking Committee, joined FHL Bank-Pittsburgh in Fairmont this week to present a grant to the Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority. Please click below to see more photos from this week's "Working for West Virginians" tour.

 

Senator Manchin spoke to business and community leaders at Marion County Chamber's Coffee with Congress as part of his "Working for West Virginians" tour. Please click below to view more photos.

 

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In The News - Week of May 31, 2013

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Manchin's Message from the Hill to the Mountains

In Government We Distrust

Before the popularity of credit and debit cards, I often saw the same sign in Mom-and-Pop stores all across West Virginia: "In God we trust. All others pay cash." It was a good way to do business then, but the sign almost always made me laugh.

Of course, what made it funny was the fact that the motto "In God We Trust" was prominently displayed on all our money -- well, at least starting in 1956 when Congress and President Eisenhower made it the law.

Ironically, back then, the American people also trusted their government. In fact, one poll in 1958, 73 percent of Americans said they trusted the government in Washington to do what was right "most of the time" or "just about always."

Not anymore. 

During my staff's "Commonsense Connections" tour earlier this month and my "Working for West Virginians" tour, it was obvious that trust in Washington may be at an all-time low.

To read more, please visit my

 

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