Press Releases

April 20, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Lyle Stowers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Lyle Stowers. "I feel so fortunate to have called Lyle Stowers my friend for so many years. He loved the state of West Virginia and its people. In all our conversations, he always talked about how he wanted to help people and how much he loved West Virginia and Lincoln County. It has been an honor to call him my friend and we will miss him. Gayle and I send our deepest condolences to his … Continue Reading


April 18, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $3 Million For West Virginia Public Housing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s new Housing Trust Fund program to increase the supply of safe and clean public housing in West Virginia. "The new Housing Trust Fund will invest in states like West Virginia to make sure that all families have access to safe and clean housing. I have always believed that no … Continue Reading


April 18, 2019

Manchin Statement On Mueller Report

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the Mueller report. "I have not had a chance to read and review the Mueller report yet. But one conclusion was made clear, Russia has and will continue to interfere in our elections and we must work immediately to safeguard our democratic institutions. I look forward to reading the Mueller report and coming to my own conclusion, just like every American should. The last two years has divided our … Continue Reading


April 17, 2019

Manchin Announces Over $1.7 Million In Secure Rural Schools Payments In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (ENR), announced that West Virginia counties will receive a total of $1,778,953.84 through the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. Senator Manchin pressed United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Chief Victoria Christiansen about the lapsed SRS payments to 14 West Virginia Counties during last week's Energy and Natural Resources Committee … Continue Reading


April 16, 2019

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Increase Flexibility For Consumers In Prescription Drug Market

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), last week introduced the Restoring Access to Medication Act (RAMA). The bipartisan bill reverses a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that limits the use of funds from pre-tax health accounts such as health savings accounts and medical saving accounts, towards the purchase of prescription drugs or insulin. "I have always said that the Affordable Care Act is good but far from perfect and Congress must work together to improve our … Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

Manchin Urges Secretary Perdue To Extend USDA's Reconnect Program Deadline

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, last week reiterated his support for the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Reconnect program which will expand broadband connectivity to rural areas that currently lack access and also urged USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to address accessibility issues with the ReConnect application process. The application to enroll in the program will not be available until April 23, 2019 and … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Manchin Encouraged By FCC And Trump Administration's Proposal Of $20 Billion Fund For Rural Broadband

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was encouraged by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Trump Administration's proposal of a $20.4 billion fund designated for rural broadband investment through the FCC's new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. "I am intrigued by the Administration's proposal and applaud them for highlighting the need for investment in rural broadband. While this announcement signals a positive step forward in bridging the digital divide, … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million For Flood Recovery

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,284,283 for the West Virginia Division of Highways (WV DOH) District 6 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance program. Funding will support efforts to repair roads damaged as a result of flooding that occurred in February 2018. "Almost three years ago, West Virginia was hit with disastrous flooding that … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $3 Million For Health Research, Support Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,007,012 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funding will support research into Alzheimer's disease at West Virginia University (WVU) and provide resources for West Virginians living with HIV. "I have always been a supporter of investing in medical research and treatment. Despite wonderful medical … Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $13.5 Million To Modernize Public Housing In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $13,523,370 for 30 public housing authorities throughout the state of West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding from HUD's Public Housing Capital Fund will help West Virginia public housing authorities develop, finance and modernize their facilities as well as their management … Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Manchin, Capito Reintroduce Legislation To Promote Women's Lung Cancer Research

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), today reintroduced the bipartisan Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventative Services Act of 2019. The bill would encourage more research into the prevention and treatment of lung cancer in women, particularly for those who have never smoked, and require federal agencies to evaluate and report their findings to Congress. "Lung cancer is … Continue Reading


April 10, 2019

Manchin Applauds Administration's Latest Recognition Of The Role Appalachia Will Play In America's Energy Future, Thanks Secretary Perry For Moving Appalachian Storage Hub Forward

Washington, D.C. Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded President Trump and Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry for their ongoing support for the Appalachian Storage Hub. The President signed an executive order that recognizes the importance of Appalachia to our nation's energy future. Following that announcement, Senator Manchin thanked Secretary Perry for his ongoing leadership on moving the storage hub forward and understanding how impactful it would be for Appalachia and … Continue Reading


April 10, 2019

Manchin Leads Senate Effort To Protect Miners' Healthcare And Pensions In Tax Extenders Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, urges Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) to include essential protections for miners' healthcare benefits, a permanent fix for the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) pension plan, and a restoration of the financing for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund in the tax extenders package that the Finance Committee is currently … Continue Reading


April 08, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $4.2 Million For WV Americorps Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,212,764 for four AmeriCorps programs around the state of West Virginia from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The funding will be used to help AmeriCorps volunteer programs assist the communities they serve, execute each organization's mission and assist with educational costs in the state of West Virginia. "I have … Continue Reading


April 08, 2019

Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urging Full Funding For DOE Loan Guarantee Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (ENR), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), led a bipartisan group of Senators that urged Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), Vice Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) and Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to fully fund the Title XVII Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee … Continue Reading


April 08, 2019

Manchin, Capito Reintroduce Legacy Act To Protect Individuals Recovering From Substance Use Disorder

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), last week reintroduced the Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act (Legacy Act) to change existing privacy regulations surrounding medical records for those suffering with substance use disorder. The goal of the legislation is to save lives by making sure that medical providers do not accidentally give opioids to individuals in recovery, like in the case of Jessica Grubb. The bill was previously introduced in … Continue Reading


April 08, 2019

Manchin Requests Extension Of Flood Insurance Assistance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), today requested an extension of the grace period for no cost flood insurance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The letter in part said, "The natural disaster that inundated these communities has been compounded by the bureaucratic disaster that has prevented the $106 million Congress appropriated for mitigation and resilience activities over a year ago from reaching the people on the ground who need it most. This funding … Continue Reading


April 05, 2019

Manchin Celebrates Gold Star Spouses Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced and passed a resolution designating today, April 5, 2019, as "Gold Star Spouses Day." Gold Star Spouses are those who have lost their spouse in service to the nation. In 1945, Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. was organized with the help of Eleanor Roosevelt to assist the families left behind by the fallen members and Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States. This resolution honors and recognizes the work of the Gold Star … Continue Reading


April 05, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Anniversary Of The Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on ninth anniversary of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) Mine Disaster that occurred in Whitesville, West Virginia in 2010. "Nine years ago today, we lost 29 miners in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. This event was a complete tragedy for not only the miners' who lost their lives and their families but for the entire state of West Virginia. I have always said that the death of one miner on the job is too … Continue Reading


April 04, 2019

Manchin Applauds Partnership Between Constellium And Blue Origin

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), applauds the announcement of the partnership between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company, Blue Origin, and Constellium, an aluminum product manufacturer in Ravenswood, West Virginia. Blue Origin has signed a multi-year contract with Constellium to provide their trademark Airwave aluminum plates and sheets for Blue Origin's massive orbital rocket project. The announcement comes after Senator Manchin's letter and subsequent … Continue Reading

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