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U.S. Sen. Manchin talks natural gas at Legislative Breakfast in Charleston


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia’s senior U.S. senator has a lot to say about coal and natural gas, and his new committee position will give him a platform to have his voice heard.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke to attendees by video chat at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast Thursday at the Embassy Suites in Charleston.

In December, Manchin was named as the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The two-term senator has served on the committee since 2010 when he was appointed to the committee after winning a special election to replace the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

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