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Manchin joins the chorus in support of Gorsuch

The West Virginia Record Apr. 4, 2017, 11:25am

"We're getting Gorsuch as a justice "He's got a brilliant legal mind "Oh, Mama mia!

Manchin becomes first Democrat to say he'll vote for Gorsuch

Chris Dickerson Mar. 30, 2017, 7:13pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he will vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. Manchin made the announcement March 30, becoming the first Democrat to say he’d vote for President Trump’s nominee.

Manchin stands, while Dems sit on their hands

Hoppy Kercheval Mar. 7, 2017, 2:17pm

MORGANTOWN – There were times during President Trump’s recent speech to Congress when Senator Joe Manchin stood alone among Democrats to applaud.

EPA's war on coal appears over as new boss takes charge

The West Virginia Record Feb. 21, 2017, 3:08pm

Ever have one of those days when you feel like you might be hallucinating?

After Trump's signature, Morrisey unsure of future of stream protection case

Chris Dickerson Feb. 20, 2017, 1:52pm

CHARLESTON – After President Trump signed measures undoing regulations that hindered coal mining, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his coalition of AGs needs to review the need to continue a lawsuit about the matter.

W.Va. leaders praise Pruitt's confirmation as new EPA chief

Chris Dickerson Feb. 20, 2017, 10:38am

WASHINGTON – West Virginia leaders are hailing the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

State GOP leaders urge confirmation of Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Chris Dickerson Feb. 2, 2017, 12:09pm

CHARLESTON – Several West Virginia Republican leaders have voiced their support for President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S.

West Virginia needs coal jobs and a better EPA under Pruitt

Steven Golden Jan. 18, 2017, 9:44am

Dear Editor: Retaining a coal job over the past few years has not been easy, but I’ve been blessed to keep my job at Mepco. Still, like so many others in my community, I’ve been worried about the of future of my career over the past eight years as the “War on Coal” has seemed to have no end in sight.

U.S. Senate should confirm Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Roger Summerfield Jan. 18, 2017, 9:41am

Dear Editor: It is clear that West Virginia has been a victim of Obama’s War on Coal these past eight years.

Morrisey urges Manchin to support Pruitt's nomination to head EPA

Chris Dickerson Dec. 14, 2016, 12:53pm

CHARLESTON — Scott Pruitt has at least two West Virginia politicians in his corner.

Senators hold field hearing to discuss local impact of EPA regulations

Kyla Asbury Oct. 5, 2016, 5:27pm

LOGAN – West Virginia Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, along with U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins held a field hearing at Chief Logan Conference Center to discuss the local impact of the EPA’s climate regulations.

Senate panel field hearing highlights importance of energy infrastucture to West Virginia

Carrie Salls Sep. 8, 2016, 12:37pm

MORGANTOWN – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) recently chaired a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the economic importance of modern, reliable infrastructure in West Virginia and other energy-producing states.

Wayne County project among beneficiaries of grant

Kerrie Hatcher Aug. 18, 2016, 11:42am

WAYNE COUNTY – A $1.782 million economic development grant was recently announced by U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R) and Joe Manchin (D) for parts of southwestern West Virginia.

Has Joe Manchin 'grown' in office?

The West Virginia Record Jun. 29, 2016, 7:57am

Growth, assuming it's not cancerous, generally is a good thing.

Morrisey calls out Manchin over due process comments

Chris Dickerson Jun. 23, 2016, 2:11pm

WASHINGTON – As House Democrats continued their gun control sit-in, one West Virginia political leader was calling out another for his “assault on due process.” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sent a letter to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, who last week said “due process is what’s killing us right now” when it comes to striking a deal on gun control.

Impact of Upper Big Branch felt throughout West Virginia

W.J. Kennedy Apr. 21, 2016, 1:44pm

CHARLESTON – A top underground mine safety attorney says he still wants answers as to what caused the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 miners.

Blankenship vs. the Manchin-Goodwin connection

The West Virginia Record Mar. 22, 2016, 1:35pm

It doesn't seem fair that Booth Goodwin must run for governor. The position should be his by right. He thinks he’s earned it. He and his family have been staunch Democrats for decades, loyal supporters of Gov./Sen. Joe Manchin and of Gov./Sen. Jay Rockefeller before him.

Capito, Manchin urge court to halt EPA Clean Power Plan

Chris Dickerson Feb. 24, 2016, 11:28am

WASHINGTON – West Virginia's U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin filed an amicus brief supporting the state's effort to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Capito, a Republican, and Manchin, a Democrat, signed the amicus brief spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.,) Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whi