ROCKEFELLER HONORED BY ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, Senator Jay Rockefeller, the founder and honorary co-chairman of the Alliance for Health Reform, was honored for his leadership and legacy in health policy, and his role in forming the Alliance for Health Reform. His 50-year career in public service was celebrated during a dinner in his honor. Considered one of the strongest advocates for health reform, Rockefeller tonight described the way health care become one of his life’s passions during his time as a Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) worker in Emmons, West Virginia, inspiring his p... read more

ROCKEFELLER MARKS FIRST DAY OF LANDMARK BLACK LUNG RULES

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller today released the following statement ahead of the first day of the implementation of a new Department of Labor (DOL) rule that takes the biggest step toward preventing Black Lung disease in more than 40 years. Rockefeller joined DOL Secretary Thomas Perez in announcing the rule at an event in Morgantown this past April, amid the Senator’s continued focus on preventing the disease and providing support to miners who are already suffering. (Read more about Rockefeller’s efforts to fight Black Lung here.) The rule will be phased... read more

ROCKEFELLER INTRODUCES AMERICA COMPETES REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today introduced the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014. The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014 builds on the goals and successes of the America COMPETES Act of 2007 and its reauthorization in 2010. The Senator’s bill would authorize stable and sustained increases in federal research and development (R&D) funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The bill would also prom... read more

ROCKEFELLER STATEMENT ON WAXMAN, PALLONE INTRODUCTION OF THE CHIP EXTENSION AND IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Health Care and a key architect of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), today issued the following statement after Representatives Henry Waxman (CA) and Frank Pallone (NJ) introduced “The CHIP Extension and Improvement Act of 2014” in the House of Representatives. Last month, Rockefeller introduced legislation in the Senate titled, “The Children’s Health Insurance Program Extension Act of 2014” (S. 2461) that 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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