Press Releases

June 06, 2019

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. "Seventy-five years ago today, our brave military courageously stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight our enemies in Europe who threatened the freedoms of every American and many others around the world. The actions of our troops during this 'mighty endeavor' were nothing less than heroic, carrying out their mission, despite an onslaught of fire from a well-trained, … Continue Reading


June 05, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $3 Million For Kanawha County Head Start

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,343,985 for the Kanawha County Board of Education from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This funding will support Head Start programs in Kanawha County. "Education is an essential part of our children's lives and will ensure a brighter future for generations to come. Head Start gives children an opportunity to learn and grow in … Continue Reading


June 04, 2019

Manchin, Rounds Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Extend Mission Act Deadline

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), last week introduced the Veterans Affairs Saving Network Appointments From Upheaval Act, otherwise known as the "VA SNAFU Act", which would delay the implementation of new access standards for non-VA healthcare providers. On June 6th, as directed by the VA MISSION Act of 2018, millions of Veterans will be forced to navigate new access standards for non-VA healthcare providers. Senators Manchin and Rounds are … Continue Reading


June 04, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $11 Million For West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $11,128,449 for several community health centers in West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Center Program. Funding will support primary health care services in several counties across southern, central, and eastern West Virginia. "Health centers provide essential care for West Virginians across our state who … Continue Reading


June 03, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.3 Million For Job Training, Employment Services Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,333,333 from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide job training and employment services across West Virginia. The funding comes from the Department of Labor's National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker program, which seeks to provide services to areas of the country that have suffered health and economic damage from the opioid epidemic. "In West … Continue Reading


May 31, 2019

Manchin Announces $100 Million To Complete Corridor H

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $100 million for the West Virginia Department of Transportation to complete Corridor H. As Governor, Senator Manchin made completing Corridor H a priority - opening more than half of the project during his administration - and continues to fight for funding today as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "Corridor H was designated more than 50 years ago in West … Continue Reading


May 31, 2019

Manchin Announces Over $24K For Preserving The History Of West Virginia State University

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (ENR) and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $24,841 for West Virginia State University (WVSU), a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) from the National Park Service (NPS). The funding comes from the National Park Service's Underrepresented Community program, which will help conduct a survey and inventory of historically underrepresented … Continue Reading


May 31, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Reba Honaker

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Welch Mayor, Reba Honaker. "Reba loved West Virginia and was an incredible advocate for Welch and McDowell County. She was tireless in her work for her city and her constituents. I am honored to have called her my friend for so many years. Welch has been lucky to call Reba their mayor and I pray for the town as they mourn their loss. Gayle and I also send our deepest condolences to her … Continue Reading


May 31, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $36K For Nurse Training 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 $36,104 for the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Health Education and Research Institute through the Health Resources and Services Administration. Funding will support traineeships for nurses to become nurse anesthetists. "As the healthcare industry is one sixth of our economy, there are a lot of job opportunities in this sector. However, … Continue Reading


May 31, 2019

Manchin Delivers Meals, Attends Lunch In Hamlin To Show The Importance Of Senior Nutrition Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), today delivered meals to residents and spoke with seniors at a lunch at the Senior Citizen Center in Hamlin. These events highlight the importance of senior nutrition programs to senior citizens across the state. At lunch, Senator Manchin emphasized programs like Meals on Wheels and other home-based meal programs which are crucial to states with senior populations like West Virginia. In 2017 alone, 1.3 million meals were delivered to West … Continue Reading


May 29, 2019

Manchin Discouraged By FCC Report On Rural Broadband Coverage

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is discouraged by the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 2019 Broadband Deployment Report released today which claims that the digital divide has narrowed substantially and that advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed on a reasonable and timely basis. In part, the report claims that 95.1 percent of West Virginians have mobile LTE coverage and 90.6 percent of rural West Virginians have mobile LTE coverage. Read the full … Continue Reading


May 28, 2019

Manchin Statement On Memorial Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day. "As Americans and West Virginians, Memorial Day gives us all an opportunity to show our gratitude and pay respects to those who have so bravely served and paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. The patriotism and heroism of the men and women who have served is nothing less than inspiring. West Virginians are no stranger to these sacrifices, with one of the … Continue Reading


May 23, 2019

Manchin Secures $106 Million In Disaster Aid For West Virginia In Disaster Relief Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today praised the passage of a $19.1 billion disaster relief package to help Americans and West Virginians recover from recent hurricanes, flooding, and other natural disasters. The package includes a provision Senator Manchin championed that would release $106 million owed to West Virginia for mitigation and resilience activities through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant - Disaster … Continue Reading


May 23, 2019

Manchin Applauds The Passage Of The Bipartisan Traced Act Limiting Spam And Robocalls

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), applauded the passage of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, which he originally co-sponsored. The bipartisan bill will address the increasing number of spam and robocalls that individuals receive, as well as, put measures in place to deter spam and robocall numbers from increasing. A study conducted by First Orion projected that in 2019, 44.6% of calls to mobile phones will be spam. The TRACED Act … Continue Reading


May 23, 2019

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities In National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, secured provisions in the committee's markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, a vital piece of legislation that authorizes defense funding and provides authorities for our military to defend the nation. On Wednesday, the committee voted to report the bill, which authorizes $750 billion in funding for the Department of Defense and the national security programs of … Continue Reading


May 23, 2019

Manchin Introduces, Endorses U.S. District Court Nominee Frank W. Volk At Senate Confirmation Hearing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), introduced and endorsed President Trump's nominee for the U.S. District Court Judge of the Southern District of West Virginia, Frank W. Volk, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Currently, Volk is the Chief Judge on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. During his career, he has also served as editor-in-chief of the West Virginia Law Review and has taught at West … Continue Reading


May 22, 2019

Manchin Announces Agreement to Reimburse Martinsburg for PFAS Clean Up

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced an agreement from the U.S. Air Force to reimburse the City of Martinsburg $4,915,628 following the 2016 rebuilding of the city's water treatment facility to clean up an prevent perfuoroalkyl and polyfluoroakyl substance (PFAS) contamination. "I'm glad to see the Department of Defense working with the City of Martinsburg to take ownership of a problem we have been trying to solve for three years. I will continue to encourage … Continue Reading


May 22, 2019

Manchin, Capito Welcome West Virginia Veterans To Washington

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) proudly welcomed thirty-one Veterans and their families from West Virginia to the nation's capital for the tenth "Always Free Honor Flight." Senator Manchin provided each Veteran with a Congressional Record Statement to recognize their trip to Washington, D.C., which included a visit to the Arlington Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Veterans … Continue Reading


May 21, 2019

Manchin Welcomes West Virginia Solar Energy Representative To Senate Energy Committee

To watch a video of Senator Manchin's opening remarks, please click here. To watch a video of Senator Manchin's questioning, please click here. To watch a video of Mr. Conant's testimony, please click here. Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine opportunities to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts in the United States. Mr. Dan Conant, Founder and President of Solar Holler, testified before the Committee … Continue Reading


May 21, 2019

Manchin Introduces Legislation To Overturn Expansion Of Junk Insurance Plans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced legislation to overturn the administration's expansion of short-term health insurance plans that aren't required to provide healthcare coverage for people with pre-existing conditions or cover services such as prescription drugs, emergency room visits, substance use disorder treatment, or maternity care. The House companion legislation passed as part of H.R. 987 on Thursday, 234-183. The No Junk Plans Act is cosponsored by the … Continue Reading

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