POINT PLEASANT — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D) will be in Point Pleasant on Friday.
The senator has been hosting town hall meetings, called “Coffee and Common Sense,” to hear from constituents. He will be appearing at 1:30 p.m. at the Marshall University Mid-Ohio Valley Center. This town hall is open to the public.
According to a statement released by his staff to the Point Pleasant Register: “Senator Manchin wants to hear from West Virginians on their priorities for the new Administration and how best to move West Virginia forward. He will take questions on various topics, including economic development, the drug abuse epidemic, infrastructure, among others. The public is invited to join this important conversation.”
According to Sara Payne Scarbro, Manchin’s senior advisor and deputy state director, the senator will also be giving a congressional update. She said the conversation will be about moving the state forward on both the federal and state level, and listening to those suggestions from the public.
Senator Manchin currently serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Manchin is the Ranking Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy. He also serves on the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining and the Subcommittee on Water and Power. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Manchin serves on the Subcommittee of Airland, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Manchin serves on the Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee and the Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee. As a new member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Manchin states he wants to be a “strong voice” for improving veterans’ services and programs.
Some information for this article found at www.manchin.senate.gov.
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