Joe Manchin, U.S. Senator from West Virginia

Joe Manchin

U.S. Senator from West Virginia

Joseph Manchin III was born in August 1947 in Farmington, West Virginia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia University, then went to work for his family’s business.

He entered politics in West Virginia, serving in the House of Delegates, Senate, and then as Secretary of State. In 2004, he was elected Governor of West Virginia. He has been a member of the U.S. Senate since November 2010.

Manchin is married to Gayle Heather Conelly and they have three children. He is Catholic.

In the News…

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said President Biden’s administration needs to be more open-minded when it comes to energy policy, particularly in light of the conflict in Ukraine. 

“The president has to be open-minded. His team has to be open-minded. You’ve got to find that centrist, that middle. You didn’t run your life and you don’t run your companies from extremes,” he told a meeting of gas industry executives and European allies. “It just doesn’t work.” 

“We have a lot of good, quality legislators in Congress that are aspirational,” Senator Manchin said. “I just always said you can’t be the superpower of the world if you don’t have your own energy independence.” 

The senator said Germany has “missed the boat” and is paying for it with worries about short-term cutoffs of Russian gas, which it has been dependent on as have other European allies. 

He said the president should respond to the war in Ukraine and approve pipeline infrastructure more quickly to grow U.S. gas output and help European allies. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Manchin today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia
306 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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