ROCKEFELLER STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF ROBERT McDONALD TO LEAD DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller, the longest serving member and former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today delivered remarks at a hearing to consider the nomination of Robert A. McDonald to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Below are Rockefeller’s remarks as prepared for delivery. Senator Jay Rockefeller Hearing on the Pending Nomination of Robert A. McDonald, Nominee For Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs Opening Statement as Prepared for Delivery July 22, 2014read more

ROCKEFELLER: INVESTING IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY IS CRITICAL TO OUR NATION'S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today reinforced his support for strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and federal funding for research and development (R&D). For the fifth year in a row, Rockefeller today hosted the 51st National Youth Science Camp luncheon. The National Youth Science Camp is a four-week program based at Camp Pocahontas in Thornwood, West Virginia that brings together the top two science students from each state along with international students,... read more

ROCKEFELLER: THE TIME TO FIX OUR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IS NOW

During a statewide transportation summit examining the condition - and future - of our country's transportation infrastructure, Rockefeller expressed continued disappointment with Congress' failure to act on infrastructure investment. Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, welcomed DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx as the keynote speaker at DRWV's West Virginia Transportation and Infrastructure Summit. Photo credit: Alex Wilson Media read more

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
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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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