Joe Manchin III

Joseph Manchin III is an American politician and businessman serving as the senior United States senator from West Virginia, a seat he has held since 2010. A center-right member of the Democratic Party, Manchin was the 34th governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and the 27th secretary of state of West Virginia from 2001 to 2005. He became the state's senior U.S. senator when Jay Rockefeller retired in 2015 and has since been West Virginia's only congressional Democrat. Before entering politics, Manchin helped found and was the president of Enersystems, a coal brokerage company his family owns and operates. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Joe Manchin III has 686 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2004 Convention as a Gubernatorial Candidate for West Virginia. The year with the most videos was 2015 with 65 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2017 with an average of 10,830 views per program. Most appearances with Jennifer M. Granholm (12), Jim Douglas (11), Brian Schweitzer (10). Most common tags: West Virginia, State Politics, Energy Policy.

Appearances by Title:November 15, 2010 - c. January 3, 2025 U.S. Senator, D-WV View Map

Videos: 643


D-West Virginia
January 17, 2005 - November 15, 2010 Videos: 35 Co-Chair, No Labels c. January 14, 2013 - c. November 14, 2010 Videos: 1 Vice Chair, National Governors Association c. July 20, 2009 - c. July 10, 2010 Videos: 4 Governor-Elect, West Virginia
c. November 3, 2004 - c. January 16, 2005 Videos: 1 Gubernatorial Candidate, West Virginia
c. July 28, 2004 - c. November 3, 2004 Videos: 2

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Floor Activity

    • Days on Floor: 10
    • Total Time Speaking: 2 hours
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