WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller today announced the fifth year of West Virginia’s Take a Veteran to School Day program, which was created to link veterans and students in schools throughout the state and capture and preserve veterans’ real-life experiences. “Paying tribute to the veterans who sacrificed so much for our country is so important and the Take a Veteran to School Day program is one great way to show our support and love for veterans. By asking veterans to share their stories with students across West Virginia, we are showing the next generation ... read more

A Minute with Jay: Trick-or-Treat Safety

Senator Rockefeller is today releasing a 1 minute video reminding everyone of the importance of our children’s safety during trick-or-treat for Halloween.... read more


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, announced today that they are taking new steps to keep open the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank. Rockefeller, Manchin and Rahall this week sent a letter to NSF Director Dr. Subra Suresh seeking more details about the NSF’s Astronomy Portfolio Review, which recommended the Foundation divest itself of its operations in Green Bank “It’s important that the NSF understands the vital role the Green Bank Observatory plays, not only in Pocahontas County, but t... read more

Start of the School Year a Challenging Time for Those in Need

This is truly a time of the year that our whole state looks forward to. (And, I’m not just talking about football season.) If you’re a parent with children still living at home, you’re familiar with this scene: new backpacks are full of notebooks and pencils, buses are out on the corner and the mornings are breaking bright and crisp. Summer is fading. Autumn is on the way. School is back in session. With kids back in the classroom, it’s a good time to remember that many of our schoolchildren in West Virginia come from families that struggle to put food on the tabl... read more
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Deficit Reduction

Senator Rockefeller recently offered 18 specific proposals to shave $1.29 trillion from the deficit over 10 years with a balanced mix of options to close corporate tax loopholes, rein in tax abuses, and eliminate special tax breaks for wealthy Americans and big companies. Rockefeller said he ... learn more


Job Creation

Senator Jay Rockefeller recently introduced a new bill to create jobs in West Virginia and throughout the country by preparing American workers in new and emerging manufacturing fields and helping American manufacturers stay competitive. The High-Tech Job Opportunities Between our Shores Act (High... learn more


Mine Safety

In the months since Upper Big Branch, Sen. Jay Rockefeller led renewed efforts in Congress to protect coal miners on many fronts. · Pushed the Department of Labor to keep the Upper Big Branch families informed and to increase mine safety enforcement. · Enacte... learn more


Senator Rockefeller's 2011 Veterans' Newsletter

Despite the heated arguments in Congress over deficits and spending, one issue has remained unchanging: our commitment to veterans. Senator Rockefeller is determined to take care of America’s former military – from health care and education to benefits, business resources and employment... learn more


Payroll Tax and Social Security

Stephen C. Goss, Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, confirmed that the Senate Democrats’ payroll tax cut legislation will NOT affect the Social Security Trust Fund. In a letter to Secretary Geithner and OMB Director Lew, Goss wrote, “We estimate that the projected level... learn more

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