ROCKEFELLER STATEMENT AHEAD OF FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF UBB DISASTER

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller today released the following statement in honor of the 29 miners killed at Upper Big Branch on April 5, 2010. “We must be focused only on remembering the 29 men who we tragically lost four years ago—and the families they left behind, who live every day with heartbreak because of that horrific disaster,” Rockefeller said. “Along with West Virginians everywhere, Sharon and I are praying for the friends and loved ones of the Upper Big Branch miners, and for the community that was forever changed by the tragedy.” ##... read more

ROCKEFELLER SAYS HHS SHOULD NOT UNFAIRLY BURDEN BLACK LUNG PATIENTS IN WEST VIRGINIA

"We need to do more to help miners who are suffering from this disease, not less," Rockefeller said. "West Virginia has among the highest rates of black lung disease in the nation, and miners throughout Appalachia deserve our absolute best efforts at providing the health care treatment they so badly need." read more

ROCKEFELLER STATEMENT ON HISTORIC VOTE TO DECLASSIFY SIGNIFICANT PORTIONS OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMIT...

Washington, DC – Sen. Jay Rockefeller today released the following statement after the Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the executive summary, and the findings and conclusions, of its Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation program. “Today’s historic vote has been years in the making, and we have taken a very consequential step toward making the Committee’s findings public. I know firsthand of the long, hard fight it took to get to this point, but because of Senator Feinstein’s leadership, and the tremendous work and dedication of our staf... read more

ROCKEFELLER STATEMENT ON COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF CHEMICAL SAFETY AND DRINKING WATER PROTECTION ACT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) passed the Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act, which the Senator introduced with EPW Chair Senator Barbara Boxer and Senator Joe Manchin. The legislation now awaits action by the full Senate. “The hundreds of thousands of West Virginians still dealing with the aftermath of the January chemical spill along the Elk River got assurances today that the federal government is focused on making sure such a terrible cat... read more
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Elk River Chemical Spill: A Timeline of Action

Since the very beginning of this crisis, Senator Rockefeller has taken a series of legislative and federal actions to respond to the spill, and he has been in constant contact with officials across all levels of government, and with state, local and community leaders. learn more

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March: Last Month to Enroll in the Health Insuranc...

March 31, 2014 is the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Visit my Health Insurance Resource Center for more information about plans and how to enroll. learn more

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Creating Opportunities for Working Families to Suc...

In order to make sure no one is left behind, we have to strengthen the policies that both build up working families and tackle income inequality. That means creating an environment where families have a place to live and nutritious food to eat. Where educational opportunities exist from early ... learn more

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Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorizatio...

On February 4, 2009, the President signed into law the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. Senator Rockefeller led the path to CHIP's reauthorization, and is working to extend and improve the program this year. learn more

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Find out if you are eligible for tax credits

Many West Virginians may be able to get some tax relief thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit, and many may be able to receive free assistance in filling out and filing their returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. learn more

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