ROCKEFELLER STATEMENT ON RELEASE OF SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE STUDY ON CIA DETENTION AND INTERRO...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller today spoke on the floor of the United States Senate after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the Executive Summary of its Study on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. The redacted summary was released after the Intelligence Committee voted in April 2014 to declassify the summary and after negotiations among the Committee, the White House, and the CIA. Click here to read Senator Rockefeller’s remarks as prepared for delivery. Rockefeller said: “The Senate Intelligence Committee’s entire S... read more

ROCKEFELLER DELIVERS FAREWELL ADDRESS

~ For a photographic retrospective of Rockefeller’s career, click here ~ WASHINGTON, D.C. – In delivering his farewell address to the United States Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller today reflected on his 50 years of serving the people of West Virginia, his pathway to public service and the importance of public policy, and many of his greatest policy achievements during his nearly 30 years in the Senate. “When I came to West Virginia 50 years ago, I was searching for a clear purpose for my life’s work. I wanted the work to be really hard. And what I got was the opp... read more

WEST VIRGINIANS FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE HONOR ROCKEFELLER FOR LEGACY OF SERVICE

CHARLESTON, WV – Reflecting on a career spent advancing universal health care coverage, Senator Jay Rockefeller today thanked advocates from around West Virginia for their commitment to making health care accessible and affordable for all West Virginians and their families. “The fundamental truth is that human dignity grows from having one’s basic health needs met,” Rockefeller said. “Everyone deserves the human dignity of health care, no matter who they are or where they live. My friends and fellow advocates here tonight were on the frontlines of that effort,... read more

ROCKEFELLER, WVU TO LAUNCH JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV SCHOOL OF POLICY AND POLITICS

~ A photographic retrospective of Senator Rockefeller’s career in public service to West Virginia is available for download here ~ MORGANTOWN, WV – In his final official trip home as a United States Senator, Jay Rockefeller today announced a new school at West Virginia University: the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics. The announcement comes as Rockefeller formally donated his Senate papers to West Virginia University during a ceremony opening the John D. Rockefeller IV Gallery at WVU’s downtown library. “My career in service to West Virginia an... 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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