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Manchin to visit region on 'Standing Up' tour


WASHINGTON (WVVA) - Sen. Joe Manchin will make stops at Marsh Fork Elementary and Concord Univeristy this week as he kicks off his 'Standing Up for the Next Generation' tour.

Manchin is scheduled to visit Marsh Fork on Friday at 9:30 a.m. where he will meet with students and teachers. A visit to the CU campus in Athens for a roundtable with administrators, faculty, students and veterans will follow at 3:30 p.m.

The local events will cap off a week of events across the state to highlight the need to focus on 'standing up for the next generation,' according to a press release from Manchin's office.

The release says the tour will highlight the importance of cutting out-of-control government spending but sustaining investments in the future, keeping our children safe in school, advancing research and technology and improving efforts to hire unemployed veterans.

"I've always said that government can do two things with your money: spend it or invest it," Manchin is quoted as saying. "The truth is, the federal government has been doing too much spending and not enough investing. As we learned when I was Governor, making smart investments is the best way to create good jobs and grow the economy both in our state and our nation."

"Our state has done the heavy lifting to build this nation into the great power that it is today, and no matter what, I will do everything in my power to make sure that our children will have more opportunities in this world than my generation," he added. "On this statewide tour, I look forward to meeting with West Virginia business leaders, labor organizers, education administrators, students and our brave veterans to begin working toward rebuilding a better America."

On Tuesday, Manchin is scheduled to join former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman as honorary co-chairs of ‘No Labels,' a grassroots national organization. Senator Manchin and Governor Huntsman will host a press conference call for West Virginia reporters to discuss how they hope to bring Americans together.

Later that day, he will join business labor and community leaders for a roundtable economic discussion in Charleston.

On Wednesday, Manchin will be at Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg for a school safety discussion.


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