Press Releases

October 22, 2019

Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan Effort To Extend Funding For Community Health Centers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) urging long-term funding of community health centers (CHCs). The letter, which was cosigned by 25 senators, calls for immediate passage of the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act of 2019, which would reauthorize the … Continue Reading


October 22, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3 Million To Combat Children and Youth Homelessness and Provide Family Services in 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 $3,363,003 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat children and youth homelessness and help families affected by the opioid crisis in West Virginia. "There are more than 10,500 homeless children and youth in West Virginia. This is an unfortunate and unacceptable issue we are facing. Ensuring that our children have a … Continue Reading


October 21, 2019

Manchin Speaks At Infor's Charleston Office Grand Opening

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today spoke at Infor's Grand Opening of their new Charleston office. This new location in Charleston will create more than 100 jobs for West Virginians. Infor is also partnering with Marshall University and West Virginia State University to ensure that their graduates are prepared to fill jobs in the technology sector. Infor is a global technology company that develops cloud-based solutions for federal, state, and local government … Continue Reading


October 21, 2019

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF CHARLIE JONES

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of former CEO and President of Amherst, Charlie Jones. "Gayle and I send our deepest condolences to Charlie Jones' family, close friends, and loved ones. Charlie has been a close friend for many years, and we will miss him terribly. He was truly one of a kind - one of the most warm, kind people I ever had the privilege of knowing. Charlie was a regular Renaissance man, and his zest for … Continue Reading


October 18, 2019

Manchin, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Visit Romney And Weston To Discuss Rural Broadband Access

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel today hosted town halls on broadband connectivity in Romney and with Lewis County High School students and community leaders, and a roundtable at the Stonewell Jackson Hospital in Weston. The town halls and roundtables gave Senator Manchin and Commissioner Rosenworcel the opportunity for dialogue with West Virginians about broadband access, their experience with … Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON CRA TO NULLIFY ACE RULE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), released the following statement on the Congressional Review Act, S.J. Res.53, which sought to nullify the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. "I voted against S.J. Res. 53 because today's vote put politics over solutions. I never supported the Clean Power Plan because it required U.S. coal power plants to use unproven technologies that were too costly to be practical at the time. While I maintain that the Affordable Clean Energy rule is … Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

MANCHIN, JONES, MCSALLY, KING AND SULLIVAN URGE TRUMP TO RECONSIDER ABANDONING THE KURDS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Doug Jones (D-AL), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Angus King (I-ME) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), all members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, urged President Trump to reconsider the strategy to abandon our Kurdish allies and allow Turkey to invade northeastern Syria. They said in part: "As we have seen in recent days, even small shifts in force posture in Syria have allowed Turkey to begin a ground invasion, shelling, and bombing of Kurdish-held … Continue Reading


October 16, 2019

Manchin Votes To Confirm Frank W. Volk As U.S. District Court Judge Of The Southern District Of West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today voted in support of President Trump's nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Frank W. Volk, during his confirmation vote in the Senate. Volk was confirmed 92-0. "As a fellow West Virginian, I am proud to support Frank's confirmation today as a U.S. District Court Judge. Frank shows the country how West Virginians act and serve through his hard work as a public servant. West Virginia and the … Continue Reading


October 16, 2019

Manchin, Senators Stand With Miners & Retirees As They Demand Action To Protect Pensions And Healthcare

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) today joined United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), Teamsters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and AFL-CIO workers and retirees from across the country to demand Senate action to protect the pensions and healthcare that workers have earned. The pension crisis threatens the retirement of up to 1.5 million … Continue Reading


October 11, 2019

Manchin Applauds DOT Rural Transportation Initiative

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao's announcement of the new Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) initiative to support the transportation needs of rural communities like those in West Virginia and across the United States. The ROUTES Initiative will help DOT better assess the needs and benefits of rural transportation infrastructure projects by collecting input … Continue Reading


October 10, 2019

Manchin Sends FCC Chairman More Speed Test Results From Across West Virginia To Highlight Need For Public Feedback System

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent seventeen letters to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with results from speed tests submitted by constituents from across West Virginia to highlight incorrect broadband coverage maps of West Virginia and support the need for the formation of a public feedback system to better assess broadband coverage across rural states like West Virginia. In July and August, Senator Manchin sent nine other letters to … Continue Reading


October 10, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Intent To Withdraw U.S. Troops In Syria And The Turkish Invasion Of Syria

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria and Turkey's decision to invade. "The announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria is a terrible miscalculation. We are abandoning our allies who have worked together with U.S. forces to establish stability in the region and wipe out ISIS. The invasion of Northern Syria by Turkey, an area controlled by our Kurdish allies, is what happens … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $7.9 Million For Workforce And Economic Investments In 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 $7,953,459 through the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Grant Program for organizations across West Virginia. In addition to providing a variety of new services to West Virginians, the investments are expected to create new jobs and attract private investment to … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.7 Million For Health Centers In 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 $1,737,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers across West Virginia. Funding will support the continued operations of health centers to provide primary and preventive care to West Virginians. "This funding will provide essential support to help ensure that all West Virginians have access to the healthcare … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.7 Million To Support West Virginia Firefighters

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced several grants to support multiple fire departments across the state. Funding is provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "Our firefighters protect and serve our communities every day. This funding will help multiple fire departments across the state receive the resources needed to do their jobs and take care of their fellow West … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Manchin Speaks at Governors Energy Summit

Roanoke, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today spoke at the Governors Energy Summit at Stonewall Resort, highlighting the state's leadership in the energy sector and his work as the Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. "West Virginia is an energy powerhouse. We produce more energy than we consume, and power the economies and cities of the East Coast. Affordable and reliable energy from West Virginia coal and natural gas have helped to grow this great … Continue Reading


October 07, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.4 Million For Head Start Programs In 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 $3,480,848 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Head Start programs in West Virginia. "Education is an essential part of our children's lives and will ensure a brighter future for generations to come. Through programs like Head Start, children gain essential skills and knowledge that will help them … Continue Reading


October 07, 2019

Manchin: $4.9 Million For Broadband Access Grant For Businesses In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,960,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand broadband access in parts of Monongalia, Marion and Preston Counties. "Access to broadband is crucial to the health of West Virginia businesses and communities. Without access to quality, dependable broadband coverage, West Virginia businesses simply cannot compete in the 21st century economy and our … Continue Reading


October 04, 2019

Manchin, Captio Announce $848K To Combat Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $848,000 has been received from the National Institute of Health (NIH) HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) initiative for West Virginia University to support the development of new strategies to prevent and treat substance use disorder. "West Virginia has the highest overdose rate per capita of any state in our nation, and the impacts of this … Continue Reading


October 04, 2019

Manchin Speaks On Youth Homelessness In Roanoke West Virginia

Roanoke, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today spoke at the Emergency Shelter Providers Network Conference to discuss legislation he is planning to introduce to address student homelessness in West Virginia. The Children's Home Society, Gensis Youth Crisis Center, Youth Services System, Daymark and Mon County Youth Services Center were all in attendance. In his remarks, Senator Manchin said in part: "I know you all are very familiar with the current youth homeless crisis in our own … Continue Reading

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