West Virginia Gov. Justice running for Manchin’s Senate seatApril 28, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday that he is running for Democrat Joe Manchin’s U.S. Senate seat in 2024, setting up what could be a hard-fought campaign between two of the state’s most prominent politicians.
WVa GOP governor to reveal plans amid Senate run speculationApril 26, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice is set to reveal his 2024 election plans, ending months of speculation about whether he'll seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Joe Manchin.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsMarch 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska; Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, and Jim Himes, D-Conn.; Gov.
Federal grant to assist operations of WVa railroad facilityFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
PRICHARD, W.Va. (AP) — A federal grant will assist with the operations of a railroad facility in West Virginia.
U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced the $376,000 grant from the U.S.
West Virginia receives funding for juvenile justice systemJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is getting more than $620,000 to help kids who are incarcerated and prevent others from entering the criminal justice system, two U.S. senators announced.
“It’s important that we do all we can to make sure people feel safe and support efforts that help prevent crime in the first place,” Republican U.S.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Mayors Eric Adams of New York, Karen Bass of Los Angeles and Sylvester Turner of Houston.
EXPLAINER: 2023 tax credits for EVs will boost their appealDecember 29, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting Jan. 1, many Americans will qualify for a tax credit of up to $7,500 for buying an electric vehicle. The credit, part of changes enacted in the Inflation Reduction Act, is designed to spur EV sales and reduce greenhouse emissions.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsDecember 16, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas; Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif.; Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID-19 response coordinator; Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova.
Manchin bid to speed energy permits to reemerge in 2023December 16, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A push by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to speed permits for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects has failed in the current Congress, but could come back as soon as next month.
Senators announce rural development funding for WVa countiesDecember 1, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly $10 million in federal assistance will support three rural development projects in West Virginia, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced.
The $9.8 million in funding will come from the U.S.
West Virginia’s GOP Rep. Mooney announces 2024 Senate runNovember 15, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney didn't wait long to announce a run for Senate in 2024.
Manchin: Biden’s coal comments are ‘divorced from reality’November 5, 2022 GMT
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday was criticized by West Virginia Sen.
West Virginia’s Mooney runs for Congress but aims at ManchinNovember 2, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney is a Trump-backed Christian conservative who is anti-abortion, pro-coal and thinks marriage should be “ between a man and a woman.” Democrat Barry Wendell, his opponent in next week's election, is an openly gay Jewish man who supports abortion rights and replacing fossil fuels with clean energy.
Clorox opens cat litter plant in West VirginiaOctober 23, 2022 GMT
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Clorox has opened a new West Virginia cat litter plant that is expected to create more than 100 new jobs.
The company says the Martinsburg facility officially opened on Friday, with plans to bring $190 million into the local economy.
National Park Service awards $2.4M for WVa projectsOctober 7, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Park Service is funding recreation and restoration projects in West Virginia state and local parks with $2.4 million.
The awards include $900,000 to Mannington Hough Park Pool Replacement, $750,000 to Canaan Valley State Park Trails Accessibility Improvements in South Charleston, $668,117 to Southwood Park Pool Enhancement in Parkersburg, $71,500 to Myles Stadium renovations Phase II in Pennsboro and $54,302 to Paw Paw Municipal Park improvements in Paw Paw.
Senate passes stopgap bill to avert shutdown, aid UkraineSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a short-term spending bill on Thursday that would avert a partial government shutdown when the current fiscal year ends at midnight Friday and provide another infusion of military and economic aid to Ukraine as it seeks to repel Russia's brutal invasion.
Biogen, Thor rise; Apple, Equitrans Midstream fallSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday:
Apple Inc., down $1.92 to $149.84.
The technology giant is reportedly backing off a planned production increase of new iPhones because of weaker-than-expected demand.
Manchin ends pipeline push, easing path for spending billSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has abandoned, for now, his push to speed up the permitting process for energy projects, easing the Senate’s path toward passing a stopgap spending bill that would keep the federal government running when the fiscal year ends at midnight Friday.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser Jake Sullivan; Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sullivan; Reps. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Nancy Mace, R-S.C.
West Virginia circuit judge retiring after 13 years on benchSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia circuit judge is retiring at the end of the year.
Judge Phillip D. Gaujot will retire from the 17th Judicial Circuit, which covers Monongalia County, on Dec.
Manchin rails against ‘revenge politics’ on permit planSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday railed against what he called "revenge politics,'' as liberals in the House and Senate team up with Republicans to oppose his plan to speed permits for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects.
After climate bill passage, WVa natural gas plant unveiledSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Maryland company announced Friday it will build a natural gas power plant designed to capture climate-changing carbon in West Virginia. Officials said it was made possible by a recently signed law embraced by Democratic Sen.
Renewable energy to power new West Virginia industrial siteSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A firm owned by billionaire businessman Warren Buffett has partnered with the state of West Virginia to buy land for use as an industrial park powered by renewable energy, Gov.
Manchin’s big energy deal draws pushback from many DemsSeptember 10, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats desperately needed the vote of Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia to get their signature legislative priority across the finish.
West Virginia officials investigating underground mine deathSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials on Friday were investigating the death of a coal miner at a Kanawha County mine.
Blackhawk Mining issued a statement Thursday reporting a fatality at the Coalburg Tunnel underground mine.
WVa hospital receiving $313K in pandemic relief fundsAugust 23, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia hospital will receive $313,700 in pandemic relief funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program.
The Potomac Valley Hospital in Mineral County was awarded the funds to help buy new medical equipment and reimburse labor expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S.
Manchin dismisses critics, embraces ‘hero and villain’ roleAugust 19, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin said he pays no attention to criticism or campaign donations when making decisions about what's best for West Virginia.
Sounding somewhat exasperated when asked whether the dramatic bump in campaign contributions he's received from oil and gas interests in recent months influenced his voting, the conservative Democrat said no.
Senate climate bill has West Virginia written all over itAugust 12, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The sprawling economic package passed by the U.S. Senate this week has a certain West Virginia flavor.
The package, passed with no Republican votes, could be read largely as an effort to help West Virginia look to the future without turning away entirely from its roots.
Democrats’ big package: What remains in and what’s out?August 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's nowhere near the $4 trillion proposal President Joe Biden first launched to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems but the compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change and deficit reduction strategies appears on track toward Senate votes this weekend.
Sinema gives her nod, and influence, to Democrats’ big billAugust 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin sealed the deal reviving President Joe Biden’s big economic, health care and climate bill. But it was another Democratic senator, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who intently, quietly and deliberately shaped the final product.
Tougher IRS enforcement central to Dem economic packageAugust 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of mostly losing out, the Internal Revenue Service may finally get the cash infusion it's long wanted in the economic package that Democrats are working furiously to push through Congress before their August break.
Surprise Senate vote would overturn Biden environmental ruleAugust 4, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise victory for Republicans, the Senate on Thursday voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells — an outcome aided by Democratic Sen.
Update to electors law desperately needed, senators declareAugust 4, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Joe Manchin made the case on Wednesday for overhauling the 1800s-era Electoral Count Act, pushing for quick passage of a bipartisan compromise that would make it harder for a losing candidate to overturn legitimate results of a presidential election.
Advocates: Senate bill means environmental health, also harmAugust 4, 2022 GMT
Billions of dollars in climate and environment investments could flow to communities in the United States that have been plagued by pollution and climate threats for decades, if the proposed Inflation Reduction Act becomes law.
Senators Tuberville, Manchin working on bill to tackle NILAugust 3, 2022 GMT
Sens. Tommy Tuberville and Joe Manchin have reached out to college sports leaders, including the Southeastern Conference commissioner, for feedback and ideas on how to regulate the way athletes are compensated for their names, images and likenesses.
How the climate deal would help farmers aid the environmentAugust 3, 2022 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The climate deal reached last week by Senate Democrats could reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that American farmers produce by expanding programs that help accumulate carbon in soil, fund climate-focused research and lower the abundant methane emissions that come from cows.
Dems seem headed for climate, health win after ups and downsAugust 1, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been more than a year in the making and has seen plenty of ups and downs. Now, a Democratic economic package focused on climate and health care faces hurdles but seems headed toward party-line passage by Congress next month.
Manchin demurs on Biden in 2024 and Dem majorities this yearJuly 31, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin, one of the Democrats' most conservative and contrarian members, declined on Sunday to endorse Joe Biden if the president seeks a second term in 2024 and refused to say whether he wants Democrats to retain control of Congress after the November elections.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsJuly 29, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Bill Cassidy, R-La.; Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers.
Senate deal should make it easier to buy electric vehiclesJuly 29, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — The surprise deal by Senate Democrats on a slimmed-down bill to support families, boost infrastructure and fight climate change also is likely to jump-start sales of electric vehicles.
Basement talk, virtual handshake led to Manchin-Schumer dealJuly 29, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Sen.
Unexpected deal would boost Biden pledge on climate changeJuly 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpected deal reached by Senate Democrats would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to address global warming and could help President Joe Biden come close to meeting his pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, experts said Thursday, as they sifted through a massive bill that revives action on climate change weeks after the legislation appeared dead.
Biden hails economic bill amid signs of broad Dem supportJuly 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hailed a nascent Democratic package of climate, health care and tax initiatives as “a giant step forward” for the country Thursday as congressional leaders began nailing down votes for a campaign-season bill they've cast as a boon for voters struggling with inflation.
Deal on Capitol Hill could ease seniors’ health costsJuly 28, 2022 GMT
A deal on Capitol Hill that could cut prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare beneficiaries was cautiously cheered by older Americans and their advocates Thursday even as many worried it might never come to fruition.
What’s in, and out, of Democrats’ inflation-fighting packageJuly 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — What started as a $4 trillion effort during President Joe Biden's first months in office to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems has ended up a much slimmer, but not unsubstantial, compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change and deficit reduction strategies that appears headed toward quick votes in Congress.
Manchin, Schumer in surprise deal on health, energy, taxesJuly 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a startling turnabout, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen.
Sen. Manchin isolating after positive COVID testJuly 25, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, the West Virginia lawmaker tweeted Monday.
Senators propose changes to electors law after Capitol riotJuly 20, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators agreed Wednesday on proposed changes to the Electoral Count Act, the post-Civil War-era law for certifying presidential elections that came under intense scrutiny after the Jan.
3 WVa colleges receiving $650,000 in pandemic relief fundsJuly 20, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three higher education institutions in West Virginia are receiving a total of more than $650,000 from federal funds to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding goes to the New River Community and Technical College, Alderson Broaddus University and Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, U.S.
Biden holds off — for now — on climate emergency declarationJuly 19, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to Massachusetts on Wednesday to promote new efforts to combat climate change, although he will not declare an emergency that would unlock federal resources to deal with the issue despite increasing pressure from climate activists and Democratic lawmakers.
Republicans warm to $52B computer chip bill, adding momentumJuly 18, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Republicans are warming up to passing a bill that provides roughly $52 billion in incentives for the semiconductor industry now that Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has quashed the idea of imposing higher taxes on the rich and corporations as part of a separate Democratic-only effort.
Biden vows ‘strong’ climate action despite dual setbacksJuly 16, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is promising “strong executive action” to combat climate change, despite dual setbacks in recent weeks that have restricted his ability to regulate carbon emissions and boost clean energy such as wind and solar power.
Biden tells Dems to quickly pass pared-down economic packageJuly 16, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden seemed to bow Friday to Sen. Joe Manchin's demand for a slimmed-down economic package, telling Democrats to quickly push the election-year measure through Congress so families could “sleep easier" and enjoy the health care savings it proposes.
All about Manchin: What Biden wanted for US, senator did notJuly 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — It launched as the new president's ambitious plan for rebuilding America — a $2.3 trillion domestic infrastructure investment coupled with a $1.8 trillion plan to bolster U.S.
The Latest: Biden trip won’t immediately impact gas pricesJuly 15, 2022 GMT
The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast:
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — President Joe Biden said Friday that gas prices across the U.S. “have been coming down every single day to the best of my knowledge” but cautioned that his visit to Saudi Arabia may not have an immediate impact on what Americans are paying at the pump.
Dem says Manchin blocking energy, tax provisions in big billJuly 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin has said he’ll oppose an economic measure he’s been negotiating with Democratic leaders if it includes climate or energy provisions or higher taxes on the rich and corporations, a Democrat briefed on the conversations said late Thursday, delivering a stunning blow to one of the party’s top election-year priorities.
Manchin cites inflation concerns, roiling budget talks anewJuly 13, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin roiled his budget talks with Democratic leaders anew Wednesday, saying the latest inflation surge makes him “more cautious than I've ever been” about agreeing to federal spending increases that could drive consumers' costs even higher.
Date set to honor WWII Medal of Honor recipient at CapitolJuly 12, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in honor at the U.S.
Dems want to tax high earners to protect Medicare solvencyJuly 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats want to boost taxes on some high earners and use the money to extend the solvency of Medicare, the latest step in the party's election-year attempt to craft a scaled-back version of the economic package that collapsed last year, Democratic aides told The Associated Press.