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Biden steps out of the room and finds legacy-defining wins

Aug. 07, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. But in the second year of his presidency, some of Biden’s most striking, legacy-defining legislative victories came about by staying out of it. A...

GOP targets for Dem bill: Inflation, taxes, Manchin, Sinema

Aug. 03, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans see inflation, taxes and immigration as Democratic weak spots worth attacking, and two opposition senators as prime targets, in the upcoming battle over an economic package the Democrats want to push through the Senate. The measure embodies some of...

Congress honors WWII hero of Iwo Jima with ultimate salute

Jul. 14, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave its ultimate final salute Thursday to Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, a 5-foot-6 “force of nature'” in the battle of Iwo Jima and the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. Seventy-seven years after his wartime heroism,...

Date set to honor WWII Medal of Honor recipient at Capitol

Jul. 12, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

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. Capitol on Thursday, Sen. Joe Manchin said. Afterward, Williams will be recognized at a wreath-laying ceremony at the World War II...

EXPLAINER: Why Court's EPA-climate change ruling matters

Jun. 30, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's climate change ruling on Thursday is likely to hinder President Joe Biden's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade and to make the U.S. a global leader again in the fight to slow global warming. In its decision,...

Manchin: Commission on veterans facilities to be dismantled

Jun. 27, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of U.S. senators has agreed to effectively dismantle a commission tasked by the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out closures, downsizing and other significant medical facility changes nationwide, Sen. Joe Manchin said Monday. The West...

Appalachian Regional Commission funds 4 projects in WVa

Jun. 22, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded more than $340,000 for four projects in West Virginia. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Tuesday. It will help provide upgrades to lighting infrastructure in Charleston,...

WVa gets more federal funding for abandoned mine cleanup

May. 18, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive an additional $27 million in federal funding for abandoned coal mine cleanup. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Tuesday from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. The office's...

West Virginia housing programs get $42M in federal funding

May. 17, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Twenty West Virginia housing authorities will receive nearly $42 million in federal funding for housing programs. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Monday from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A statement...