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January 23, 2019

Manchin Donates Check To Foodbank During Shutdown | The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

by Megan Osborne

HUNTINGTON - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., donated a portion of his salary to the Facing Hunger Foodbank Tuesday afternoon, following up on a promise he made in early January that he would donate his salary to West Virginia food banks throughout the duration of the partial government shutdown that began Dec. 22. Manchin is splitting his donation between Facing Hunger Foodbank and Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway. A representative from Manchin's office delivered the personal check for … Continue Reading

January 23, 2019

Sen. Manchin discusses Shutdown With Local Federal Workers | The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

by Brett Dunlap

PARKERSBURG - A U.S. senator was in Parkersburg Tuesday talking with local federal employees about the continuing federal shutdown and how it is impacting them. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., held a roundtable discussion with federal employees from the Bureau of Fiscal Service about the continuing government shutdown Tuesday in City Council Chambers at the Parkersburg City Building. Around 100 people attended the discussion. Some of those present indicated to the senator they have been … Continue Reading

January 17, 2019

Manchin Addresses Federal Employees in Fairmont; Could Join Bi-Partisan Effort To End Shutdown | WV MetroNews

by Alex Wiederspiel

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., would like to be part of the solution in ending the now weeks-long government shutdown that has kept some federal employees from work and has required others to work without pay. Manchin spoke at a roundtable Monday morning in front of around 100 federal employees at the High Technology Foundation in Fairmont. "You have a lot of essentials - people that work for the prisons, people work TSA, people work air traffic controls," Manchin said. … Continue Reading

January 04, 2019

Legislation introduced to secure miners pensions and healthcare | Beckley Register Herald

by Wendy Holdren

A recently introduced piece of legislation - the American Miners Act of 2019 - is aiming to secure the nation's retired miners' pensions and health care. Introduced by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Mark Warner, D-Va., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., the bill would: • Amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to transfer funds in excess of the amounts needed to meet existing obligations under the Abandoned Mine Land … Continue Reading

January 03, 2019

Manchin Recalls Sago Mine Disaster | Elkins Inter Mountain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on the 13th anniversary of the Sago mine disaster Wednesday. "It's been 13 years since 12 brave coal miners went to work in the Sago mine and never returned home to their families. I remember that day well as I joined all of West Virginia in grieving with the miners' families. Today and every day, my thoughts are with the loved ones who lost a miner that day. In the months following Sago, we passed historic … Continue Reading

January 02, 2019

Manchin shares how government shutdown is impacting West Virginia | Beckley Register Herald

by Wendy Holdren

According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, West Virginia is home to roughly 18,000 federal employees. In a release Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., criticized the continued shutdown and highlighted how its impacting West Virginians. "I have always said we should never shutdown the government and governing this way is embarrassing for both Democrats and Republicans," Manchin said. "I am proud that many of these employees will continue to come to work without pay to make … Continue Reading

October 17, 2018

Mineral County Gets Grant To Expand Broadband To Fort Ashby Business Park | Mineral Daily News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mineral County has been awarded a $50,000 grant for the expansion of broadband service to the Fort Ashby Business Park. U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the grant Monday, along with a total of $301,811 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for rural economic development projects in the state. Mineral County's project, under the direction of the Mineral County … Continue Reading

September 18, 2018

Funding awarded for naloxone distribution | Beckley Register-Herald

by Wendy Holdren

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,567,184 to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to better equip emergency medical services agencies and West Virginia State Police with naloxone. "Our first responders are on the front lines of fighting the opioid epidemic and naloxone is an immeasurably valuable resource for this fight," said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. "Ensuring every EMS professional, our police officers and other first … Continue Reading

August 09, 2018

Robert C. Byrd Aerospace Education Center gets grant | Times West Virginian

by Eric Hrin

BRIDGEPORT - The Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center is flying high with the receipt of an Appalachian Regional Commission POWER Grant for $1,784,750. On Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin stopped by the center in Bridgeport to speak about the grant, which allows for the purchase of equipment for the aviation maintenance technician program at the center. An oversized ceremonial check for the grant was presented by Manchin and Sen. Michael Romano. Thomas A. Stose, director-senior … Continue Reading

August 08, 2018

Sen. Manchin, local reps celebrate grant funding for Aerospace Education Center | Clarksburg Exponent Telegram

by Charles Young

BRIDGEPORT - Students at the Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center have new training equipment thanks to the efforts of state and federal representatives. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Mike Romano, D-Harrison, and Del. Richard Iaquinta, D-Harrison, visited the center on Wednesday to celebrate a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Appalachian Regional Commission. Part of the funding will be used to upgrade the advanced avionic trainers … Continue Reading

August 07, 2018

West Virginia University is getting a new piece of game-changing healthcare equipment | WSAZ

by Jessica Sampson

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Tuesday, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, along with members of the Appropriations Committee, announced a $650,000 grant for West Virginia University. The funds will help support Position Emission Tomography-Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Imagery or PET-EPRI. "WVU continues to conduct truly groundbreaking research in a wide range of fields, including medical science. This scanner has the ability to revolutionize not only biological imaging but … Continue Reading

August 04, 2018

Sen. Joe Manchin, Clergy Discuss Health Insurance Concerns in Wheeling | Wheeling Intelligencer

by Linda Comins

WHEELING - U.S. Sen Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., met Friday with area faith leaders to hear their concerns about health insurance and to urge their support for continued coverage of pre-existing medical conditions. The senator convened an hour-long session at Wheeling Hospital that was attended by clergy from Wheeling, Moundsville, Weirton, Chester, Newell and Huntington. The 16 leaders represented Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Disciples of Christ, Baptist, Jewish and nondenominational … Continue Reading

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

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