ROCKEFELLER: FIXING THE VA MEANS FINDING THE POLITICAL WILL TO PROPERLY FUND THIS AGENCY

Senator Jay Rockefeller, the longest serving member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs and its former chairman, today issued the following remarks during a meeting of the Senate-House bipartisan panel charged with crafting compromise legislation aimed at making reforms to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. read more

ROCKEFELLER APPOINTED TO CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON VA HEALTH CARE BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller this week was named to a bipartisan panel charged with crafting compromise legislation that seeks to improve veterans’ access to health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. Amid ongoing reports of problems at VA medical facilities across the country, last week, the Senate passed S.2450, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. Rockefeller is one of 28 Congressional representatives who will be working to produce one version of the Senate and Hou... read more

ROCKEFELLER RAISES CONCERNS OVER E-CIGARETTE MARKETING REACHING KIDS AND TEENS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today led a hearing to examine electronic, or “e-cigarette”, marketing practices that reach kids and teens, and the extent to which company advertising and promotional practices consider concerns about the potential health risks that e-cigarettes pose to youth. The hearing follows a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that found that e-cigarette use among middle and high school students doubled between 2011 and 2012. &ld... read more

ROCKEFELLER INTRODUCES BILL TO EXTEND CHIP THROUGH 2019

Senator Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Health Care and a key architect of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), today introduced the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Extension Act of 2014. The legislation seeks to extend CHIP through 2019. read more
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Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorizatio...

Senator Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Health Care and a key architect of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), today introduced the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Extension Act of 2014. The legislation seeks to ext... learn more

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Protecting Kids From Aggressive E-Cigarette Market...

Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, led a hearing to examine electronic, or “e-cigarette”, marketing practices that reach kids and teens, and the extent to which company advertising and promotional practices consider concern... learn more

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The Bankruptcy Fairness and Employee Protection Ac...

Senators Jay Rockefeller's Bankruptcy Fairness and Employee Benefits Protection Act would make it harder for companies to reduce or eliminate the pay and benefits their employees and retirees were promised—and earned—during their careers. learn more

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Rockefeller's Ongoing Efforts to Fight Black Lung

Throughout his career, Senator Rockefeller has pushed for strong health and safety protections for West Virginia’s coal miners. In addition to his efforts to improve mine safety standards and protect pension and health care benefits for retirees, he has taken several steps to prevent Black Lun... learn more

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Standing Up for West Virginia Steel

In February, Senator Rockefeller was honored by the United Steelworkers for his work to strengthen and defend West Virginia's steel industry. Read more about his record achievement on behalf of America's steelworkers. learn more

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