WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., will focus on fighting black lung and affordable health care during visits to Charlston and Bluefield in next week.
Rockefeller’s office announced this agenda on Thursday, Aug. 29.
NOTE TO WVPA NEWSPAPERS: The WVPA expects to distribute photos of the Senator’s Charleston visits through its WVPA Sharing network. Editors should watch for emails and the photos will be posted on wvpress.org
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
ROCKEFELLER TO ADDRESS FUTURE OF WEST VIRGINIA EVENT
Who/What: Rockefeller will deliver remarks to “A Bright Economic Future for the Mountain State” event. Rockefeller will discuss the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields as part of West Virginia’s economic future.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Senator Rockefeller will speak at 12:15 p.m.
Where: Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, One Clay Square, Charleston
Thursday, September 5, 2013
ROCKEFELLER TO HOST DISCUSSION ON BLACK LUNG DISEASE
Who/What: “Rockefeller will hold a roundtable discussion on Black Lung disease, and highlight his office’s recent legislative work with affected miners and their families. Senator Rockefeller has long fought to improve conditions for those suffering from the disease – from improving claims processing for beneficiaries to strengthening the Black Lung program and lessening the legal hurdles for survivors.”
When: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.Roundtable begins at 1 p.m. Press availability begins at 12:45 p.m.
Where: Bluefield Area Arts Center, 500 Bland Street, Bluefield
Friday, September 6, 2013
ROCKEFELLER TO HIGHLIGHT UPCOMING REAUTHORIZATION OF CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM
Who/What: “Since 1997, when Senator Rockefeller’s landmark legislation to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was signed into law, millions of children have been afforded access to critical health care services. With reauthorization on the horizon, Rockefeller will make a strong case for why continuation of this program is crucial. Rockefeller will be joined by representatives from the state’s medical and dental communities, and welcome families who have benefitted from CHIP.”
When: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Event begins at 10:30 a.m. Press availability begins at 10:15 a.m.
Where: Schoenbaum Center, 1701 5th Ave. Charleston