September 28, 2016

Manchin Applauds Passage of Funding for West Virginia Flood Recovery in Budget Deal

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement after voting in support of the continuing resolution that passed the Senate.

“I applaud my colleagues for finally coming together in a bipartisan manner to pass this critical legislation that specifically supports two critical issues facing West Virginia right now – helping communities rebuild from natural disasters and providing additional funding to combat the opioid epidemic. The continuing resolution includes $500 million to support disaster recovery efforts nationwide, including many West Virginia communities impacted by the historic flood in June. This funding will support efforts to rebuild homes, businesses, schools and communities. In addition to supporting flood recovery efforts, this bill includes $7 million to fight the opioid epidemic that is taking lives in communities all across our state.”