VIENNA - A U.S. senator from West Virginia will be in Vienna Tuesday as part of a jobs tour throughout the state.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will launch a weeklong statewide "Our Jobs, Our Economy, Our Future" tour focused on honoring working West Virginians, hosting an energy field hearing, helping small businesses, protecting jobs and hearing from area bankers and community leaders.
''I always enjoy traveling across our beautiful state and meeting with hardworking West Virginians," Manchin said.
The tour will kick off on 10 a.m. Monday, Labor Day, with a stop in Marmet to march in the city's Labor Day Parade and to speak at the annual United Mine Workers of America Labor Day Rally.
That afternoon, Manchin will also deliver remarks at the annual UMWA Labor Day Rally at John Slack Park in Racine at 1 p.m.
Around 11 a.m. Tuesday, Manchin will be at the Burger King on Grand Central Avenue in Vienna where he will meet with West Virginia franchise owners to listen to their concerns about the job climate and economy.
At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, he plans to tour the Momentive Sistersville Plant in Friendly and meet with staff and community leaders.
On Wednesday, Manchin will visit West Virginia University's Erickson Alumni Center, Kennedy Club Room (Room 102), 1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to delivers remarks and take questions from the media regarding energy policy.
At 9:30 a.m., Manchin will visit West Virginia University's Erickson Alumni Center, Ruby Grand Hall Ballroom, One Alumni Drive, Morgantown where he will host an ENR Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining public field hearing on energy policy.
At 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Manchin will visit the Morgantown Event Center, Three Waterfront Place, Morgantown, to participate in a roundtable discussion with area bankers, civic leaders and representatives from FHL Bank Pittsburgh.
At noon, Manchin will be in Wheeling at the River City Ale Works (3rd Floor), 14th and Main Street, to deliver the keynote remarks at the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon where he will be talking about how small businesses are the engine of our economy and taking attendees questions.
At 4 p.m., Manchin will visit the Follansbee City Community House, Route 2, in Follansbee where he will meet with area residents and listen to their concerns and suggestions on how to rebuild America.
From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Manchin will host an open house event at 900 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 629, Charleston, for his new Charleston office location.
"I traveled southern West Virginia earlier this month and I am excited to host my third field hearing in Morgantown on such an important topic, like energy, and to talk directly with residents at a town hall in the Northern Panhandle,'' Manchin said. ''Achieving energy independence, protecting and creating new jobs and building our economy are the top issues on the minds of fellow West Virginians, so I am eager to sit down with them and discuss their commonsense ideas to make our government run more effectively and to solve our national challenges."