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Sen. Manchin issues statement on Kennedy assassination anniversary

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered a statement to congress on the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered a statement to congress on the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
WASHINGTON D.C. -

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) submitted a Congressional record statement on Friday, Nov. 22 to pay tribute to President John F. Kennedy on the 50th Anniversary of his assassination.

In part, Senator Manchin wrote: "John Kennedy was in the White House for only one thousand days, not even three years.  But his achievements exceeded his years.  It's easy to dismiss his Presidency as one of rhetoric more than results.  But to do so ignores the New Frontier he pioneered – a new era of economic growth, space exploration, civil rights advancements, conservation of natural resources, nuclear disarmament and generations of Americans who have made public service a way of life.

(Read Sen. Manchin's complete statement here)

"John Kennedy's immortal words, especially those of his Inaugural Address, still call us to action – to think beyond our own self-interests, and to do what is best for our country and the people of the world."