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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
WH: Rule change due to GOP's 'historic obstructionism'

WH: Rule change due to GOP's 'historic obstructionism'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate confirmation votes on three of President Obama's nominees could come in December since the chamber changed its rules, the White House said.

Obama on filibuster end: 'Unprecedented pattern of obstruction'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama praised majority Democrats who killed the U.S. Senate's filibuster rule Thursday, citing "an unprecedented pattern of obstruction."
Janet Yellen approved by Senate committee

Janet Yellen approved by Senate committee

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Janet Yellen was approved by the Senate Banking Committee Thursday as President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, sending her confirmation to a full Senate vote.
Gabrielle Levy
The Issue: Healthcare debate: Second verse, same as the first

The Issue: Healthcare debate: Second verse, same as the first

It's deja vu all over again when hearings before two House panels over the flubbed roll-out of healthcare.gov expanded to a denunciation of the Affordable Care Act in general.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Report: White House plans to delay individual mandate

Report: White House plans to delay individual mandate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The White House may try to delay the deadline for the Affordable Care Act individual mandate by as much as six weeks, NBC News reported in Washington Wednesday.
Obama postpones meeting while Reid, McConnell talk on debt ceiling

Obama postpones meeting while Reid, McConnell talk on debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama's meeting Monday with congressional leaders was postponed as Senate leaders work on opening government and the debt limit, the White House said.
White House: Obama would veto supercommittee resolution

White House: Obama would veto supercommittee resolution

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The White House said if Congress passes legislation establishing a so-called supercommittee on deficit reduction, U.S. President Barack Obama will veto it.

Most Americans favor tougher coal regs despite higher energy cost

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Most voters said they agree with the Obama administration's decision to tighten controls on U.S. coal plant emissions, a Rasmussen Reports survey indicated.

Sen. Joe Manchin: Funding bill won't pass Senate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Sunday a bill passed by the House that cuts off funds to the Affordable Care Act won't pass the Senate. 
Senate confirms Labor chief Perez, EPA head McCarthy

Senate confirms Labor chief Perez, EPA head McCarthy

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Two more vacancies in President Obama's Cabinet were filled Thursday as the U.S. Senate confirmed Labor Department and Environmental Protection Agency heads.
Senate kills bill to reset student loan rate at 3.4 percent

Senate kills bill to reset student loan rate at 3.4 percent

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday failed to break a GOP filibuster, killing a bill that would have maintained a 3.4 percent interest rate on student loans for one year.
Manchin says he's not afraid of NRA

Manchin says he's not afraid of NRA

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Thursday the National Rifle Association is trying to scare lawmakers away from passing any measures on gun control.

Bloomberg urges donors to withhold support from four Democrats

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked major New York political donors Wednesday to withhold support from four Democrats who voted against background checks.

Manchin still pressing background check bill

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he still thinks the amendment he sponsored to expand gun purchase background checks can pass the U.S. Senate.
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Joe Manchin."
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