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July 30, 2018

Manchin to bring more than 2,000 public comments into Kavanaugh meeting | WV Metro News

by Alex Wiederspiel

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Sen. Joe Manchin will begin the week with a crucial meeting. West Virginia's lone Democratic member in Congress will be the first Democrat to meet with Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. "When he was first announced for someone to say you are either for or against, then they are just playing politics," he said. "They're not sincere about trying to find out what the best idea you may have or the best info we might get from him on how he might … Continue Reading


July 24, 2018

Manchin discusses Supreme Court confirmation at forum | The Logan Banner

by Jake Zuckerman

Sen. Joe Manchin's vote on a potential U.S. Supreme Court justice could solidify a conservative lean on the highest court, and he's taking feedback. The ranking state Democrat, who is up for re-election in November, hosted a roundtable discussion with constituents at the West Virginia Lottery Building on Friday to hear questions, concerns and comments on President Donald Trump's second nominee to the court, Brett Kavanaugh. Manchin, in stride with other Senate Democrats, has framed the … Continue Reading


July 19, 2018

Manchin leads Democrats on resolution protecting pre-existing conditions coverage | WV Metro News

by Alex Thomas

WASHINGTON - Democrats in the U.S. Senate are supporting a resolution to protect former president Barack Obama's health care law from an effort to have the statute ruled unconstitutional. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced a resolution Thursday asking for the Senate Legal Counsel to represent the legislative chamber in Texas v. United States - a lawsuit involving West Virginia and 19 other states - in defense of "Obamacare" and its provisions, specifically the guarantee of health insurance … Continue Reading


July 12, 2018

Manchin, Capito announce nearly $12 million for Head Start programs | Elkins Inter-Mountain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, announced $11,864,272 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support Head Start services in Greenbrier, Monroe, Upshur, Ohio, and Marion counties. "It is in all of our best interest that every child receives a quality education that empowers them to succeed," Senator Manchin … Continue Reading


July 09, 2018

Manchin holds second roundtable meeting with stage clergy members | WV Metro News

by Mike McCullough

BECKLEY, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin met with clergy members from across West Virginia during a roundtable discussion at the Raleigh County Commission on Aging. Manchin said nearly 800,000 West Virginians currently have a pre-existing condition. The most common are high blood pressure, behavioral health disorders including substance abuse, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, currently allows those with a pre-existing … Continue Reading


July 08, 2018

Senator Joe Manchin and other Senators contact CDC to help with overdose deaths | WOAY

by Daniella Hankey

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOAY)- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin joined a bipartisan group of Senators in urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more resources and better support for forensic medicine practitioners as overdose deaths in the United States overwhelm medical examiners, coroners, and toxicologists. The letter presses CDC on how it plans to ensure the forensic medicine community has the tools and support it needs to collect and share data to better understand, … Continue Reading


June 29, 2018

Senate Passes Manchins Bill to Build Jennings Randolph Hydroelectric Project | WOAY

by Daniella Hankey

The U.S. Senate passed legislation championed by Senator Joe Manchin to provide licensing certainty for the construction of a hydroelectric facility at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam at Jennings Randolph Dam in West Virginia. "I have always supported an all-of-the-above energy portfolio and this hydroelectric project is an important investment in the energy infrastructure in Mineral County and the surrounding communities. This project will generate enough domestic energy to power over … Continue Reading


June 21, 2018

Sen. Manchin: Funding secured for Baker's Run Campground | WDTV

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTV) -- Senator Joe Manchin says the Senate Committee on Appropriations has secured funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District's campgrounds, including Baker's Run Campground in Braxton County. The future of the campground had seemed uncertain, as the district faced funding cuts based on the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget proposal. However, Manchin's office stated that these estimates were not based on funds authorized by Congress. The Army Corps of Engineers … Continue Reading


June 19, 2018

Bill would require federal study on addiction treatment infrastructure | Beckley Register-Herald

by Wendy Holdren

A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would require a federal study on the substance use disorder treatment infrastructure in the U.S. Specifically, the Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to evaluate and report on the capacity of both residential and inpatient treatment facilities along with the status of their availability and needs. "In order for the government to properly allocate funding, we need to know exactly how … Continue Reading


June 19, 2018

W.Va. to recieve nearly $3 million for cancer prevention programs | Beckley Register-Herald

by Wendy Holdren

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will receive nearly $3 million in funding for cancer prevention and control programs. The funding is being provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "One in eight West Virginians will suffer from cancer during their lifetime," said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. "The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources does important work in maintaining the state's … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Manchin, clergy meet to discuss pre-existing conditions and health care | WV News

by Michael Lemley

BRIDGEPORT - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., met with priests, ministers and pastors of various faiths Monday to discuss the impact of allowing denial of health care due to pre-existing conditions. The meeting was held as a roundtable-style discussion that allowed the participants to bring their concerns and feelings on the issue to the senator. Many also gave accounts of problems related to the issue, either personal or those of the members of their respective congregations. Manchin … Continue Reading


June 17, 2018

Bill would map opioid treatment facilities | Martinsburg Journal

by Jim McConville

MARTINSBURG - Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. wants to create a special U.S. map to show where opioid addiction treatment facilities are - and where they are not - around the country. Manchin and Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, recently introduced the "Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act" to commission the Government Accountability Office to identify and map out opioid treatment centers state by state. The study would identify facilities by geographic region and demographic group, such as … Continue Reading


June 05, 2018

Manchin: State DRC model should be used nationwide | Martinsburg Journal

by Jim McConville

MARTINSBURG - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin , D-W Va., said he plans to pitch West Virginia's day report centers as models for treating opioid addicts on a national level, claiming it's a more effective and economically efficient approach than incarceration in federal and state jails. To that end, Manchin plans to approach the Federal Bureau of Prisons to explain that DRCs in Ranson and in Martinsburg take a holistic approach toward treating opioid addicts, with both medical and therapeutic … Continue Reading


May 30, 2018

Manchin working to ensure state broadband map coverage is accurate | Beckley Register-Herald

by Wendy Holdren

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a waiver to participate as a challenger in the Mobility Fund Phase II challenge process, to make sure that broadband coverage maps in West Virginia are accurate. "In 2015, the FCC thought that 99.9 percent of Americans had access to wireless coverage, so I brought the chairman to West Virginia so he could see for himself the challenges we face every day," Manchin said. "This waiver allows me to fully … Continue Reading


May 30, 2018

Sen. Joe Manchin tours Bureau of Fiscal Services | Parkersburg News and Sentinel

by Brett Dunlap

PARKERSBURG - There is important work happening at the Bureau of Fiscal Services offices in Parkersburg that helps keep the U.S. government operating, a U.S. senator said Tuesday. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was in town Tuesday to tour the local offices of the Bureau of Fiscal Services (the former Bureau of Public Debt) and to speak at the commencement for Parkersburg High School. Manchin, who sits on the Senate's Appropriations Committee with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was … Continue Reading


May 11, 2018

Manchin, Capito announce more than $1.7 million for maternal and child health | Princeton Times

CHARLESTON - This week, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,714,764 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for West Virginia Health and Human Resources for Maternal and Child Health Services. "The health of our families begins with the health of mothers and children. This funding will support programs that invest in the health of West Virginia mothers and children. When … Continue Reading


April 27, 2018

Legislation Introduced to Expand West Virginia's Handle with Care Program | Beckley Register-Herald

by Wendy Holdren

A group of U.S. Senators have introduced the Handle with Care Act to recognize and build on the successful program in West Virginia, which aids children impacted by the opioid epidemic. The Handle with Care program connects children who interact with law enforcement in domestic violence situations, drug raids, overdoses, and more, to school resources that are designed to provide the child with trauma-informed care. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Shelley … Continue Reading


April 23, 2018

Important Measure Will Protect Coal Jobs | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Two West Virginia lawmakers have introduced an important measure that seeks to ensure the continued operation of coal-fired power plants in the Mountain State and across the country. The Energy Reliability Act of 2018 was introduced last week by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. The proposed measure would provide a temporary federal tax credit to support the nation's coal-fired electric generation fleet in an effort to ensure coal-fired units are … Continue Reading


April 11, 2018

Manchin Asks DHHS Secretary to Work on Jessie's Law Standards | Beckley Register-Herald

by Wendy Holdren

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create and disseminate the standards required through Jessie's Law as soon as possible. Jessie's Law, included in the FY18 spending bill, aims to help ensure that medical professionals have full knowledge of their patient's previous opioid addiction if the patient provides that information. In a letter to DHHS Secretary Alex Azar, Manchin detailed the life of the young woman for whom the law was … Continue Reading


April 09, 2018

Amtrak urged to release details about new policy | Huntington Herald Dispatch

by Fred Pace

HUNTINGTON - One West Virginia politician is urging Amtrak to provide more information on its new policy concerning private and charter trains. Recently, Amtrak officials announced the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society will no longer be allowed to operate any private car moves out of Huntington on Amtrak's tri-weekly Cardinal train. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sent a letter to Richard Anderson, the president and chief executive officer of Amtrak, requesting that he provide … Continue Reading

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