April 03, 2020

Manchin Hears From West Virginia Architects Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a call with the West Virginia American Institute of Architects to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“West Virginia’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy and they are getting hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. We must prioritize supporting our small businesses, employees, and owners so they can stay afloat during these difficult times. I fought hard to include funding in the third coronavirus emergency funding package to make sure that our small businesses, like many of our architects in West Virginia, had the support they need. I will continue to advocate for West Virginians so they all have access to the care and backing they need during this pandemic,” said Senator Manchin.
“The majority of architects in West Virginia own or work at small businesses which are being hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate Senator Manchin’s work to include funding for small businesses in the third federal funding package which benefits West Virginia small businesses and workers. We are grateful for Senator Manchin’s leadership and his willingness to answer our questions during this crisis,” said Matt Breakey, President of the West Virginia American Institute of Architects.
Senator Manchin has participated in calls with the West Virginia Press Association, West Virginia Association of Counties, West Virginia Municipal Leagues, West Virginia County Commissioners, West Virginia Sheriffs, West Virginia Economic Development Council, West Virginia Manufacturers Association, West Virginia American Federation of Teachers, West Virginia Hospital Association, West Virginia Medical Association, West Virginia Primary Care Association, West Virginia Nursing Association, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and West Virginia Directors for Senior and Community Services. In the coming days, he will continue to schedule opportunities to hear directly from West Virginians about how the ongoing pandemic is impacting their lives, businesses and communities.
Senator Manchin launched an information resources page where West Virginians can learn more about the coronavirus pandemic and how to protect themselves and their families. To learn more please click here.

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