Press Releases

July 16, 2019

MANCHIN STORAGE HUB BILL PASSES SENATE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed The Appalachian Energy for National Security Act, Ranking Member Manchin's (D-WV) legislation to require the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct a study on the national and economic security benefits of the proposed Appalachian Storage Hub. The Committee also passed 8 other bills Senator Manchin sponsored or co-sponsored. "An Appalachian Storage Hub would have immeasurable benefits for the Appalachian … Continue Reading


July 15, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR MARSHALL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $444,000 to support Marshall University's heart and vascular diseases research. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "West Virginia has the highest prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the nation with 14.6% of West Virginians being diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases. To address this, we … Continue Reading


July 15, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE APPROVAL OF TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE APPLICATION FOR LUKE MILL WORKERS

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) application for Verso was approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. "This is helpful news for the all of the 675 hardworking Luke Mill employees and their families who are devastated by the closing of the mill. I'm glad West Virginia and Maryland delegations could come together and makes sure the TAA application was approved for these employees. My heart … Continue Reading


July 12, 2019

Manchin: $1.4 Billion In Opioid Settlement Should Be Spent To Fight The Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today called for the $1.4 billion settlement from Reckitt Benckiser Group, the manufacturer of Suboxone, to be used specifically for programs and resources directly to fight the opioid epidemic. "Out of the 21 million Americans who need substance use disorder treatment, only an estimated 3.8 million, or 18% were able to access it. People in rural areas face even more difficulties accessing treatment, with 92% of substance abuse treatment … Continue Reading


July 11, 2019

Manchin, Braun Introduce The FDA Opioid Labeling Accuracy Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN), today introduced the FDA Opioid Labeling Accuracy Act, which would prohibit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from allowing opioids to be labeled for intended use of "around-the clock, long-term opioid treatment" until a study can be completed on the long-term usage of opioids. "In the United States, we consume 80 percent of the world's opioid production and in 2017, one single year, over 70,000 people died due to … Continue Reading


July 11, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION FOR WVU SCHOLARSHIPS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation. The funding will support 120 annual scholarships to approximately 40 students pursuing B.S. degrees in computer and information sciences with specialization in cybersecurity. "Cybersecurity is an incredibly important field in … Continue Reading


July 10, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $8.4 MILLION FOR HEALTHCARE ACROSS WEST VIRGINIA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,434,399 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This funding provides immunizations and vaccines for children across West Virginia and prepares hospitals for emergency situations. "In order to prepare our hospitals and clinics for emergency response, they … Continue Reading


July 09, 2019

MANCHIN FIGHTS TO DEFEND 800,000 WEST VIRGINIANS WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS IN ACA LAWSUIT APPEAL

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today joined his colleagues on the Senate floor to urge the Senate to pass his resolution to allow the Senate Legal Counsel to defend West Virginians and Americans with pre-existing conditions in the Texas v. United States lawsuit. Last year a federal judge in Texas ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. Today the defending and prosecuting teams will begin advocating their case regarding the appeal of the Texas v. U.S. … Continue Reading


July 09, 2019

MANCHIN RECEIVES LETTER FROM WVU WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH, INTRODUCES BILL TO GUARANTEE EQUAL PAY FOR U.S. SOCCER TEAMS

Washington D.C. - After receiving a letter from the West Virginia University (WVU) Women's Soccer Head Coach, Nikki Izzo-Brown, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a bill that would prevent any federal funds from being used toward the 2026 World Cup in the United States until the U.S. Soccer Federation agrees to provide equitable pay to the men's and women's national teams. This would include any and all funds provided to host cities; participating local and state organizations; the … Continue Reading


July 09, 2019

Manchin Receives Letter From WVU Women's Coach, Introduces Bill To Guarantee Equal Pay For U.S. Soccer Teams

Washington D.C. - After receiving a letter from the West Virginia University (WVU) Women's Soccer Head Coach, Nikki Izzo-Brown, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a bill that would prevent any federal funds from being used toward the 2026 World Cup in the United States until the U.S. Soccer Federation agrees to provide equitable pay to the men's and women's national teams. This would include any and all funds provided to host cities; participating local and state organizations; the … Continue Reading


July 09, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $16.4 MILLION FOR HEAD START AND FATHERHOOD REENTRY PROGRAMS ACROSS WEST VIRGINIA

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $16,467,418 for Head Start and fatherhood reentry programs across West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Children deserve an education that prepares them for a bright future. Head Start programs provide our students with a strong foundation to guide and support them throughout their educational careers … Continue Reading


July 08, 2019

MANCHIN JOINS FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP AND ACTING DHS SECRETARY IN HUNTINGTON

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined the First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan in Huntington to highlight the way federal, state and local are working together to fight the opioid epidemic. They participated in a roundtable at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department and at the Cabell County Courthouse Drug Court and visited Marshall University's Digital Forensic Lab. "I'm honored I … Continue Reading


July 08, 2019

MANCHIN INVITES SURGEON GENERAL TO WEST VIRGINIA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), sent a letter to U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome E. Adams, to visit West Virginia and observe the work that "Wild, Wonderful, Healthy West Virginia" (WWHWV) is doing to support sustainable communities across West Virginia. The letter said in part, "WWHWV is working innovatively to combat the opioid epidemic, promote education, and support economic growth in our state. Unfortunately, their efforts are severely needed in West Virginia, … Continue Reading


July 08, 2019

MANCHIN WISHES WEST VIRGINIANS A HAPPY, SAFE FOURTH OF JULY

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement in celebration of Independence Day: "The Fourth of July is a time for Americans to come together with our neighbors and celebrate the founding of our great nation, the freedoms that we all enjoy as well as our nation's heroes who fought to defend and protect us here at home and abroad. "But this year, through every snap of a flag and every crack of a firecracker, we are not only reminded of our brave … Continue Reading


July 03, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.6 Million For Clean Water Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,622,856 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. This funding will go towards cleaning and protecting bodies of water throughout West Virginia and will also update technology and underground storage tanks. "I am glad that the EPA is investing in West Virginia to ensure … Continue Reading


July 02, 2019

MANCHIN APPLAUDS MITSUBISHI’S ACQUISITION OF BOMBARDIER REGIONAL JET PROGRAM AND SERVICE CENTER IN BRIDGEPORT

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today sent a letter congratulating the CEO of Mitsubishi, Seiji Izumisawa, on the acquisition of Bombardier's regional jet program. The Bombardier service center in Bridgeport employs around 250 people. The letter said in part, "During my visit to the facility in August last year, I was impressed by the incredible work being done at the plant, and I am convinced that no one does this work as well as we do it in West Virginia. Aerospace is … Continue Reading


July 02, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE $713K FOR RURAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $713,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Norton Harding Jimtown Public Service District and the Tyler County Public Service District to repair and replace water infrastructure. "As West Virginia's infrastructure ages, it is important to continuously develop and invest in our drinking water and wastewater systems so that … Continue Reading


July 02, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.8 MILLION FOR HEAD START PROGRAMS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,881,164 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Head Start programs throughout Central West Virginia and Greenbrier County. "I firmly believe that every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education no matter their background or location. That's why I am proud to fight for Head Start funding for West Virginia. … Continue Reading


July 01, 2019

Manchin, Tester, Boozman, Blumenthal, Sullivan And Cramer Introduce Bill To Help Reduce Veteran Suicide

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jon Tester (D-MT), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced the Suicide Prevention by Eliminating Excessive Digits Act of 2019 (SPEED Act). The SPEED Act requires the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to designate a 3-digit dialing code for Veterans in crisis. This three digit number will designate a three digit dialing code, like 911, for the current Veterans Crisis Line … Continue Reading


June 28, 2019

MANCHIN, SCOTT INTRODUCE STUDENT LOAN DISCLOSURE MODERNIZATION ACT

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act, which seeks to increase transparency for those looking to acquire student loans on a federal level. The goal is to provide applicants with a clear and succinct disclosure form to avoid leading prospective borrowers astray. The disclosure form, which clearly outlines the costs and terms of potential loans, strives to empower loan applicants to be responsible … Continue Reading

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