Joe Manchin

Attempt to kill Biden student debt relief plan tied to income fails in U.S. Senate

BY: - November 16, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday night failed to garner enough votes to block a new Biden administration rule on an income-driven repayment plan for federal student loans. The resolution did not pass, 49-50. Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia was the sole Democrat who joined Republicans in backing the resolution. Sen. Tim […]


Manchin for president … of the United States or West Virginia University?

BY: - November 14, 2023

Last week in a pre-recorded video, Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia’s last remaining Democrat in Congress, announced that he will not seek reelection for his U.S. Senate seat that he’s held for the last 13 years. Sitting in front of a very presidential looking red background with a bald eagle statue on each side of […]

Democrats’ struggle to keep U.S. Senate majority complicated by Manchin decision 

BY: , and - November 9, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III announced Thursday he does not plan to run for reelection come 2024, giving Republicans an opportunity to pick up a seat and increasing their chances of flipping Senate control. A centrist who has long frustrated his party’s leadership and outside advocacy groups with his views on fossil […]

Manchin will not seek reelection to U.S. Senate in 2024, will hit road to ‘unite the middle’

BY: - November 9, 2023

Flanked by two bald eagle statues and several American flags, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection to the U.S. Senate.  Instead, he said in the pre-recorded video, he will be touring the country in an effort to “unite the middle.” “I believe in my heart of hearts that I’ve […]

Problems plaguing small outdoor recreation businesses explored at U.S. Senate hearing

BY: - November 2, 2023

WASHINGTON — Operators and promoters of outdoor recreation companies said at a U.S. Senate hearing that small tourist businesses like theirs are a critical part of the rural U.S. economy facing multiple challenges. Witnesses before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday listed climate change, inflation, high gas prices and a potential […]

U.S. Senate committee advances Biden pick for Israel ambassador

BY: - October 25, 2023

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced Wednesday the nomination of Jacob J. Lew, President Joe Biden’s choice to be U.S. ambassador to Israel. The panel voted 12-9 to approve the nomination of Lew, a former Treasury secretary and White House chief of staff under President Barack Obama. Kentucky Republican Rand Paul was the only […]

College athletes’ name, image and likeness rights debated by U.S. Senate committee

BY: - October 18, 2023

WASHINGTON — College athletic officials testified Tuesday in support of nationally standardized name, image and likeness regulations at a U.S. Senate hearing. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss policies governing name, image and likeness, known as NIL, in college sports. The witnesses in attendance — such as National Collegiate Athletic Association […]


Clothes don’t really make the man, they only cover him

BY: - September 26, 2023

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) eased up the informal dress code on the Senate floor. He said in a statement that senators are now able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor, but he will continue to wear a suit. Most people immediately thought of Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.), who […]

WV leaders call on federal agency to implement treatment model to support EMS, hospitals

BY: - September 22, 2023

All four of West Virginia’s federally elected officials called on the national Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services this week to implement a new treatment model they believe will help support hospitals and first responders struggling with ongoing staff shortages. The treat-in-place model the legislators are proposing would allow emergency medical services to receive insurance […]


Mothman Festival brings thousands of cryptid fans to West Virginia

BY: - September 19, 2023

West Virginia has a lot of great things going for it — it’s beautiful, there’s lots of outdoor activities, like mountain climbing, hiking and whitewater rafting. And it has a wealth of cryptids. Growing up, I always went with my dad to the grocery store and the thing I remember most about those trips was […]

U.S. prisons chief insists to Senate panel there’s been ‘visible change’ in the system

BY: - September 13, 2023

WASHINGTON — The head of the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Wednesday outlined to the Senate Judiciary Committee how she has sought improvements in the nation’s troubled prison system, and fielded questions from Republicans about transgender inmates. “Developing meaningful change throughout the agency is not something that happens in a moment,” Colette Peters, the director […]

Capito, Manchin call for investigation of federal prison in West Virginia 

BY: - September 13, 2023

West Virginia senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin are calling for an investigation into a federal prison in West Virginia. The senators, along with Senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Colette Peters […]