I had the pleasure of speaking at Infor’s Grand Opening of their new Charleston office. This new location in Charleston will create more than 100 jobs for West Virginians. Infor is also partnering with Marshall University and West Virginia State University to ensure that their graduates are prepared to fill jobs in the technology sector. We have worked hard to bring innovative companies like Infor to West Virginia. Innovative companies like Infor diversify and strengthen our economy and create good paying jobs that West Virginians can fill. Infor’s investment in our state is proof that we can check all of the boxes for companies looking to expand. Congratulations again to Infor on their new location and I look forward to seeing great things from the Charleston office.


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FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and I traveled across WV to hear from community members, business leaders and students about the impacts of a lack of broadband and wireless connectivity. My bill, the Mapping Improvement Act, would ensure broadband funding goes where it’s needed most.

Additionally, we can't have good connectivity in WV if the FCC doesn't know where broadband and cell service is and isn't available. That's why I'm urging West Virginians to do a speed test and send it to my office. We need everyone involved to help get our home state connected.

Learn how you can submit your speed test results to the FCC: http://sen.gov/RY7Y


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I was proud to help kick off the 40th annual Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, one of my favorite celebrations in the Eastern Panhandle. It was a privilege to speak as this year's Honored West Virginian and I appreciate each of you for letting me a part of this special kickoff celebration.


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Regional Coordinator Mary Jo Guidi attended the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce Dinner last week on my behalf. Congratulations to those who received recognition and to all who make a difference in the beautiful Follansbee community every day.



Caseworker Kim Berry hosted a Manchin Mobile Monday stop at the Housing Authority in Clarksburg. Many thanks to Director Lou Aragin and HUP representative, Evie Williams for making this opportunity possible.





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As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is for me and my staff to provide the best possible customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me needing assistance. While I have no direct jurisdiction in legal or administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way possible and to assure that full consideration is given to your case. See one of our recent success stories below:

Mrs. Kathryn McMahan from Union called the Senator’s office for assistance with her 2018 Federal tax refund.  As a result of Caseworker Angie Retton's inquiry, the Taxpayer Advocate service researched Mrs. McMahan’s case and found the refund was being held due to the filing of a injured spouse claim. Her refund was then deposited to her account plus interest.



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Region 3 WorkForce Investment Board and Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA Job and Resource Fair

November 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1033 4th Avenue, Montgomery

Employers can register by October 18 by contacting nnunnery@region3wibkc.org.


  Drought Impact in West Virginia

Over the past few months, West Virginia has been experiencing unseasonal drought. In order to keep the most current information available from the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM), you can submit what you’re seeing in your local area to the inform USDM authors at droughtmonitor@unl.edu and through the Drought Impact Reporter at DIRinfo@unl.edu. The USDM is used by multiple agencies to determine eligibility for relief funding and access to other resources in times of drought.



SBA Invites America’s Small Businesses to Share Their Story
Call for 2020 National and District Small Business Week Nominations Now Open

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National and District Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the inspiring achievements of America’s small businesses and the countless contributions they make to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy.

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan Availability Announcement

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Brooke, Hancock and Ohio counties in West Virginia as a result of excessive rain and flooding from Jan. 1 through Aug. 20, 2019.

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Social Security Phone Scam - Learn How to Protect Yourself

Social Security employees do occasionally contact people--generally those who have ongoing business with the agency--by telephone for business purposes. However, Social Security employees will never threaten a person or promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase, in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent and people should not engage with the caller. If a person receives these calls, he or she should report the information to the OIG Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 or online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

To watch a PSA about the scam, click here or visit www.ssa.gov for more information.

Social Security has recently worked with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission to create a new fraud prevention placemat to help you avoid Social Security scams. You can order free copies of the placemat to use at dining venues, or to share with friends and family. The placemat is in English on one side and Spanish on the other side.


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