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Why is Joe Manchin selling scrap coal?
Selling scrap coal has earned Sen. Joe Manchin millions of dollars over three decades, and he has used his political positions to protect the fuel from laws and regulations that threaten his family’s business. As governor, Joe Manchin supported an unusual detail in a clean energy bill that was moving through the West Virginia Legislature in 2009.
How much money has Joe Manchin made outside the Senate?
But it was the coal brokerage he co-founded in 1988, Enersystems, that has provided the vast majority of Joe Manchin鈥檚 outside income since becoming a U.S. senator: over $5.2 million in total, including nearly half a million dollars last year.
Will Manchin revisit his opposition to this bill to help miners?
We urge Senator Manchin to revisit his opposition to this legislation and work with his colleagues to pass something that will help keep coal miners working, and have a meaningful impact on our members, their families and their communities.
Is Joe Manchin a Republican or Democrat?
After serving in the West Virginia State Senate in the 1980s and 1990s, Manchin served as governor of West Virginia before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. West Virginia is a deep red state, but being a Democrat didn’t prevent Manchin from getting reelected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 and 2018.