Senator Joe Manchin announced the passage of the “Bipartisan Stu - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Senator Joe Manchin announced the passage of the “Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act”

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Brush Fire Burns on Herndon Mountain

    Brush Fire Burns on Herndon Mountain

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:09:30 GMT
    Brush Fire on Herndon Mountain taken by Larry MarrsBrush Fire on Herndon Mountain taken by Larry Marrs
    A large brush fire is burning in Wyoming County Thursday night (4/24). The fire is covering around 160 acres on Herndon Mountain near Garwood and Alpoca.
    A large brush fire is burning in Wyoming County Thursday night (4/24). The fire is covering around 160 acres on Herndon Mountain near Garwood and Alpoca.
  • Gala to be Held for the Restoration of the John Henry Museum and Gift Shop

    Gala to be Held for the Restoration of the John Henry Museum and Gift Shop

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:53:29 GMT
    HINTON -- The Hinton Hope Foundation, along with the John Henry Historical Society, are hosting a fundraiser gala on Saturday, May 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The proceeds of the event will go towards the renovation of the new John Henry Museum and Gift Shop in Talcott. The gala will be held at the 19th century building, which is the future site of the museum. John Henry memorabilia, historic paintings, and antiques will be up for auction and local bands will provide entertainment.The renovation...
    HINTON -- The Hinton Hope Foundation, along with the John Henry Historical Society, are hosting a fundraiser gala on Saturday, May 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The proceeds of the event will go towards the renovation of the new John Henry Museum and Gift Shop in Talcott. The gala will be held at the 19th century building, which is the future site of the museum. John Henry memorabilia, historic paintings, and antiques will be up for auction and local bands will provide entertainment.The renovation...
  • Bud/Alpoca dirty water runs clear, for now?

    Bud/Alpoca dirty water runs clear, for now?

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:52:23 GMT
    In Wyoming County, people in Bud and Alpoca have been living without clean water for almost a year.
    In Wyoming County, people in Bud and Alpoca have been living without clean water for almost a year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced the passage of the "Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act" by a vote of 81-18, which is legislation that he sponsored along with a group of Democrat, Republican and Independent Senators. The bill provides a long-term fix that lowers student interest rates for all students.

 "In just a few short weeks, students will be returning to school knowing with certainty what their interest rates will be on their loans for the upcoming school year," Senator Manchin said in a news release. "I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for coming together to pass this commonsense, long-term fix that lowers rates for all of our students."

The "Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act" was also originally sponsored by Richard Burr (R-NC), Angus King (I-ME), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Tom Carper (D-DE), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Dick Durbin (D-IL).

You can view a one-page fact sheet on details of the "Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act" here, and a chart comparing today's student loan laws with the "Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act" here.