Press Releases

December 03, 2020

Manchin Applauds Administration Decision To Extend Title 32 Orders For National Guard COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Trump Administration’s decision to extend the National Guard Title 32 502(f) orders through March 2021 for COVID-19 pandemic response across the United States and West Virginia. Since March, National Guard units in West Virginia have supported response to help West Virginians, from distributing much-needed food supplies, to running remote testing locations, and assisting as needed across the state.“Our National … Continue Reading


December 03, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Charleston Police Officer Cassie Johnson

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Charleston police officer Cassie Johnson. “Gayle and I are absolutely heartbroken to hear of Patrolman Cassie Johnson’s passing. I know our entire home state feels the loss of a first responder - those who are selflessly willing to put themselves in harm’s way to protect and serve our communities. Cassie’s legacy and service will never be forgotten. We extend our deepest … Continue Reading


December 02, 2020

Manchin Statement On Leadership Support For Bipartisan, Bicameral COVID-19 Emergency Relief Framework

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the statement of support from Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi on the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief framework announced yesterday.“The bipartisan, bicameral framework we released yesterday is the culmination of weeks of discussion, compromise and negotiation. I’m glad Senator Schumer and Leader Pelosi recognize the importance of getting something done and I hope Senator … Continue Reading


December 01, 2020

Manchin, Collins, Warner, Cassidy, Shaheen, Murkowski, King, Romney, Hassan Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral COVID-19 Emergency Relief Framework

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Gottheimer (D-NJ-5), Tom Reed (R-NY-23), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH-16), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Dean Phillips (D-MN-3), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-7), and Fred Upton (R-MI-6) of the Problem Solvers Caucus announced a bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 … Continue Reading


November 30, 2020

Manchin Applauds Morgantown Black Bears Inclusion In MLB Draft League

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Major League Baseball (MLB), USA Baseball and MLB Draft League decision to transition the Morgantown Black Bears into the MLB Draft League. This follows the recent announcement that Bluefield and Princeton will be joining the rest of the Appalachian League in the MLB Prospect Development Pipeline. "Today's announcement is wonderful news for the Morgantown Black Bears who provide so many West Virginians with … Continue Reading


November 25, 2020

Manchin Wishes West Virginians A Happy Thanksgiving

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement wishing West Virginians a happy Thanksgiving.“Tomorrow’s celebrations once again remind us of the importance of family - the source of life’s greatest joys and its deepest bonds. We are so blessed with the riches of loving families and friends, a beautiful state to call home, and the knowledge that we are truly a statewide community with an unbreakable bond. This year has brought unprecedented … Continue Reading


November 25, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $485K For Infrastructure Projects Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $485,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the planning and implementation of infrastructure projects across West Virginia including water and wastewater system improvements.“Infrastructure investments are vital to growing West Virginia’s economy, creating good-paying jobs and ensuring our fellow West Virginians have access … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Manchin, Capito Applaud Selection Of West Virginia National Guard For New C-130J Aircraft

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) applauded the selection of the West Virginia National Guard 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston for the current Air National Guard’s C-130J Recapitalization and Basing program. The West Virginia delegation sent a letter in July urging the U.S. Air Force to choose the West Virginia National Guard base in Charleston.“Today’s announcement is fantastic news for the West … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Emergency Food And Shelter Program Eligibility In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia’s eligibility for up to $749,920 from the FY20 Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board. This funding, which was made available by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), is allocated to qualified cities/counties to assist local organizations dedicated to feeding, sheltering, and providing critical … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Manchin Slams VA Privatization Of Compensation And Pension Exams For Disabled Veterans

Charleston, WV - Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, led his colleagues in expressing concerns about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) recent decision to increase the privatization of Compensation and Pension (C&P) exams, negatively impacting services and benefits provided to disabled Veterans.The Senators said in part, “We were alarmed to learn that VA’s vision for the future of the C&P program is to fully … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Manchin Statement On Biden Cabinet Nominees

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on President-elect Biden’s cabinet nominations. “President-elect Biden has announced several well-qualified, experienced and professional nominees for various roles within his administration and will continue to do so in the coming days and weeks. As a former Governor, I understand how critical it is for an executive leader to build a team he can trust and is ready to begin the critical work … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Taylor Scott Halstead At Kanawha County Mine Facility

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Taylor Scott Halstead at the American Eagle Mine in Kanawha County. “Gayle and I send our hearts out to Taylor Scott Halstead’s family, friends, and loved ones. This terrible news is especially heartbreaking during the holidays. Our miners put their lives on the line every day as they enter the mines and power our great nation. We are deeply grateful for their sacrifices, and … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.3 Million For COVID-19 Response In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,389,154 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia’s Office of the Adjutant General. The funds will be used to support emergency protective measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Specifically, this funding provides the required 75 percent cost share … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Manchin Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Members In Pressing For Local Media Consideration In Recruitment Advertising In FY21 NDAA

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL-1) pressed for local media consideration when the Department of Defense (DoD) uses advertisements for recruitment. The Members specifically called for the use of the House-passed language in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).The Members said in part, “As members of the House and Senate Armed Services … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Manchin Announces Service Academy Nominations

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced today that he will nominate 45 West Virginia students from 16 counties to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. This year, Senator Manchin is providing letters of recommendation to students who would like to attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy or who are … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Manchin, Brown, Casey, Kaine, Warner Urge MSHA To Take Immediate Action To Protect Miners From Silica Exposure

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Mark Warner (D-VA) urged the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) to take immediate action to protect miners from excess silica exposure after the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a report on the inadequate measures currently in place to protect miners from the harmful carcinogen linked to deadly respiratory diseases such as … Continue Reading


November 21, 2020

Manchin Applauds TSA Upgrades At Yeager Airport

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for installing a credential authentication technology (CAT) unit at Yeager Airport which aims to create a more hassle free screening process for passengers.“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, we must work together to implement new technology and procedures to reduce our risk. Today’s announcement is a great step for Yeager Airport and I am pleased … Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

Manchin, Collins Lead Colleagues In Introducing Resolution To Dedicate November As National Homeless Children And Youth Awareness Month

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led 19 Senators in introducing their bipartisan resolution to recognize November 2020 as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month. The Senators also urged their colleagues to support the Emergency Family Stabilization Act which was introduced in June.“Across the United States, over 1.5 million children and youth are currently experiencing homelessness and over 10,000 homeless youth in West … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Manchin Statement On 52nd Anniversary Of The Farmington Mine Disaster

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of the 52nd anniversary of the Consolidation Coal Company’s No. 9 Mine Tragedy in Farmington, West Virginia.“Fifty-two years ago, West Virginia suffered an immeasurable loss when 78 brave coal miners were killed in the Farmington No. 9 mine disaster. While we may not be together this year to honor those who were lost on this tragic day, we can each remember them in our own ways. My dear uncle John … Continue Reading


November 18, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $500K For Nutrition Program In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition to increase the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables by incentivizing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipient families.“Across West Virginia, families are struggling due … Continue Reading

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