Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., made a trip home to West Virginia Friday, as he accepted the National Head Start ‘PROMISE’ Award.
The award recognizes congressional champions of the program for going over and beyond for the children and community.
“As a country and as a government and as who we are as a people your priority should be your values. If your values are not your children to get a healthy start and to get a good start then who are we? So that’s why this is important and having is from my home area is that much more important,” said Sen. Manchin.
Manchin also stated that he is a product of his environment and wants to do his part in making sure that every child gets a strong start in the state of West Virginia.