U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) pledged to work together on regional energy issues after participating today in the Jones Day Energy Conference in Pittsburgh. The Senators discussed how to rev up the region's economic energy engine. The conference brought together leaders from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio to discuss how the region can create jobs, take control of our energy's future, and boost the economy now and for future generations.
"It is so encouraging to participate in events like the Jones Day Energy Conference that focus on our future success," Senator Manchin said. "At a time when our country faces grave economic and financial challenges, it is in our best interest to work in a bipartisan manner to find commonsense solutions to help solve our country's problems. It was a pleasure attending the conference with my friend Senator Toomey, who is dedicated to creating jobs, growing our nation's energy supply and boosting the economy in our region."
"This region was the birthplace of the modern energy movement and it is poised to be the epicenter of its future," Senator Toomey said. "In a Congress plagued by its divisions, Senator Manchin and I are committed to working together to grow this great opportunity."
The Jones Day Energy Conference focused on how West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio can introduce new companies to the region, increase investments from small businesses, create new manufacturing jobs, achieve national energy independence, fund infrastructure projects, and provide opportunities to improve the region's economy.