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

ROCKEFELLER: CONGRESS MUST EXTEND CHIP TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH & FUTURES

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Health Care, today chaired a hearing on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the need to extend it to protect the health care coverage of more than eight million children and pregnant women nationwide. Without an extension, CHIP funding will lapse on September 30, 2015. “Creating this program has been one of the most impactful things I have done in my career in public service. Safeguarding CHIP so that it can live on for years to come is my highest ... read more

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
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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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