May 13, 2020

Manchin Hears From West Virginia Municipal League Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a call with the West Virginia Municipal League to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“West Virginia’s towns and cities are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their communities and they need help to take care of their communities during this crisis. West Virginia has $1.25 billion sitting in the bank waiting to be distributed to municipalities, and I’ve called on Governor Justice to distribute the funding. Today I spoke with the West Virginia Municipal League and answered their questions about federal assistance during the pandemic. I will continue to advocate for municipalities to receive the funding they need to keep their communities together during this crisis,” said Senator Manchin.

“The West Virginia Municipal League is thankful to Senator Manchin for his ongoing efforts on capitol hill for West Virginia’s Cities, Towns and Villages. On the call today Senator Manchin communicated his support for local governments and the need for additional resources as we continue to battle this epidemic. We’re pleased that our communities can continue their vital work knowing they have a strong federal partner,” said Travis L. Blosser, Executive Director of the West Virginia Municipal League.

Over the last month, Senator Manchin has participated in calls with West Virginians representing the healthcare, banking, press, law enforcement, local government, education and business 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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