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Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --The Senate passed two key bills Thursday, sending a fix for the Department of Veterans affairs and a highway funding patch to the president for signature.
Gabrielle Levy
Manchin sued by brother over decades-old loan

Manchin sued by brother over decades-old loan

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin was slapped with a lawsuit by his own brother for allegedly failing to repay a loan to keep the family business afloat.
Gabrielle Levy
West Virginia CVS stores to cease selling cold medicines used in meth production

West Virginia CVS stores to cease selling cold medicines used in meth production

CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 7 (UPI) --In an effort curb the production of methamphetamine in West Virginia, CVS has agreed to stop selling several over-the-counter cold medicines at W.Va. stores.
Brooks Hays
Keystone bill passes Senate Energy Committee

Keystone bill passes Senate Energy Committee

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --A bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline passed out of a Senate committee Wednesday, but may go no further.
Gabrielle Levy
Senators 'learned nothing we didn't know' in new classified Bergdahl briefing

Senators 'learned nothing we didn't know' in new classified Bergdahl briefing

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --Senators said they remained frustrated with the lack of information released to lawmakers about the swap of five Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate approves David Barron confirmation to First Circuit

Senate approves David Barron confirmation to First Circuit

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --The Senate confirmed David Barron after the Justice Department agreed to release a memo he wrote giving legal justification for drone strikes against Americans.
Gabrielle Levy
Barron clears hurdle in Senate after WH agrees to release drone memos

Barron clears hurdle in Senate after WH agrees to release drone memos

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Senators narrowly advanced the nomination of David Barron after the DOJ said it would release a memo detailing justification of drone strikes against Americans.
Gabrielle Levy
Pass Keystone for security's sake, supporters say

Pass Keystone for security's sake, supporters say

March 27 (UPI) -- Bipartisan leaders from Northern Plains states joined the oil industry in calling for approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline for national security's sake.
Daniel J. Graeber
Man arrested for Manchin threats

Man arrested for Manchin threats

CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 24 (UPI) -- The FBI arrested a West Virginia man on Friday in connection with threats he allegedly made against U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and his family.
Gabrielle Levy

Senate Democrats pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats, showing consensus on the need to address climate change, spoke in a marathon that ended early Tuesday before legislative business began.
Obama's choice for civil rights chief fails in Senate

Obama's choice for civil rights chief fails in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate rejected President Obama's civil rights nominee Wednesday because of criticism over his involvement in the defense of a convicted cop-killer.

Obama to use executive power 12 times to push agenda

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- President Obama said in his State of the Union address he would use executive power to tackle the U.S. wealth disparity and try to speed the economic recovery.
The Issue: Obamacare -- what deadline?

The Issue: Obamacare -- what deadline?

With the first of the year just days off, the full impact of healthcare reform is poised to kick in but whether it will achieve U.S. President Barack Obama's vision of affordable protection for all still is an open question.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Senator urges delaying Obamacare penalties until 2015

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The United States needs to be flexible in 2014 to give healthcare reform time to establish itself and make any necessary changes, a Democratic senator said.
At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
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West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin III .makes remarks on the Global War on Terror, at the White House on April 19, 2006. Governor Manchin was joined by President George W. Bush (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch).
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Joseph "Joe" Manchin III (born August 24, 1947) is the junior United States Senator representing West Virginia. Manchin, a Democrat, was Governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010. He won the special election in November 2010 to fill the seat of Robert Byrd, who had died in office; the term ends January 3, 2013.

Manchin was born in Farmington, West Virginia, in 1947, the second of five children of Mary (née Gouzd) and John Manchin. His grandparents were Italian and Czechoslovakian immigrants. His father owned a carpet and furniture store. His grandfather, Joe Manchin I, owned a grocery store. Both his father and his grandfather were elected as Mayor of Farmington, West Virginia. His uncle James Manchin was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and was elected statewide as West Virginia Secretary of State and West Virginia State Treasurer.

He graduated from Farmington High School in 1965.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Joe Manchin."
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