Press Releases

September 05, 2019

Manchin Announces $1.8 Million For West Virginia LWCF Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $1.8 million in Land and Water Conservation Funding (LWCF) for West Virginia. Funding is provided by the Department of the Interior. "I'm pleased to see this investment in West Virginia's public lands. In the Mountain State, we have a rich history and at the center of it is our love and appreciation for the outdoor playground we have been blessed with. Over the … Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

Manchin Announces $35 Million In New Funding To Fight Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $35 million in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Over the last two years, West Virginia has received $70 million in State Opioid Response grants to fight the opioid epidemic as a direct result of Senator Manchin's work on the Senate Appropriations Committee that will ensure West Virginia receives its fair share of federal funding to fight the opioid epidemic. "West … Continue Reading


September 03, 2019

Manchin Announces Decision To Stay In The Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to stay in the U.S. Senate. "Anyone who knows me, knows that I am most proud of two things - my family and the State of West Virginia. Our state is patriotic, strong, and independent, which are characteristics I have always promoted during my time in public service. "When I first decided to run for elected office in 1982, it was after a conversation with my father. I told him I disagreed with … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Manchin Visits Clarksburg VA

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today visited the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg to meet with Veterans and hospital staff. Senator Manchin has been in contact with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, Clarksburg VA Director Dr. Snider, United States Attorney General William Barr in order to expedite the investigation and get these grieving families answers. "I'm frustrated that I'm not getting answers because of the ongoing … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Scholarships For University of Charleston STEM Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant totaling $648,409 to fund four-year scholarships to 12 students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in data science, computer science, biological sciences, chemistry, and dual biology-chemistry programs at the University of Charleston (UC). Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). "I am so proud to announce that … Continue Reading


August 29, 2019

Manchin Calls AG Barr, Gets Assurance Full DOJ Resources Will Be Given In Clarksburg VA Investigation

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today sent a letter to Attorney General Barr requesting every Department of Justice (DOJ) resource in the investigation into the suspicious deaths at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical center in Clarksburg. After speaking with Attorney General Barr, he has already received assurances that the DOJ will provide every resource during the investigation. Senator Manchin said in part: "Please let me know immediately if you or your office require any … Continue Reading


August 28, 2019

Manchin Speaks To VA Inspector General, Demands Immediate Answers For Veterans' Families

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today spoke with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General Michael Missal and also sent a letter to him and to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie urging them to quickly conclude its investigations into the 11 suspicious deaths being investigated at the Clarksburg VA, one of which was confirmed to be homicide. Senator Manchin said in part: "In the interest of assisting grieving family members and restoring … Continue Reading


August 26, 2019

Manchin Speaks With VA Secretary And Director Of Clarksburg VA About Suspicious Deaths

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke with the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie and Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center Director Dr. Glenn Snider today to discuss the ongoing investigation into the 11 suspicious deaths being investigated at the Clarksburg VA, one of which was confirmed to be homicide. Last week the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram reported that at least one of the up to 11 suspicious deaths being investigated at the Louis A. Johnson VA … Continue Reading


August 23, 2019

Manchin Announces $106 Million In Disaster Aid Has Been Released To West Virginia

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the release of $106 million in disaster funding to West Virginia. Senator Manchin authored the provision requiring these funds to be released by the end of the month in the disaster relief package that was signed into law on June 6th. Congress initially approved this funding for West Virginia in February 2018 through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery … Continue Reading


August 23, 2019

Manchin Appalled By Report Of Up To 11 Suspicious Deaths At Clarksburg VA

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the appalling report by the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram that at least one of the up to 11 suspicious deaths being investigated at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center has been ruled a homicide. The other nine or ten are also suspected to be homicides. "This report is shocking and if accurate, I am appalled that these crimes were not only committed but that our Veterans, who have sacrificed so much for our … Continue Reading


August 23, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3 Million For Mental Health, Opioid Use Disorders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced grants totaling more than $3 million dollars for health centers across West Virginia. Recipients will use this funding to increase access to high-quality integrated behavioral health services, including prevention or treatment of mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health … Continue Reading


August 22, 2019

Manchin Speaks With Secretary Azar, Applauds Effort To Advance Jessie's Legacy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and applauded efforts to advance commonsense rules that will improve healthcare providers' ability to address substance use disorder and help patients get the treatment they desperately need. The proposal is consistent with Senator Manchin's legislation, the Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act (Legacy Act). Although this is a great first step, HHS can only go so far under … Continue Reading


August 22, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Additional Funding For Storm Recovery

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced additional funding of $800,000 for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) awarded to Workforce West Virginia in response to severe storms in February 2018. This additional funding brings the total DWG funds awarded for this project to $1,633,325. Funding is provided by the Department of Labor (DOL). "We in West Virginia … Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Manchin Participates In Hino Motors Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered remarks at the HINO Motors Manufacturing plant grand opening in Mineral Wells and applauded the new $40 million investment and adding 250 more jobs to its facility. "Twelve years ago as Governor, I was honored to lead the team that brought Hino to our state, and I am so proud of this company and its team members. I have witnessed firsthand the determination of the entire Hino group to ensuring quality, teamwork and an … Continue Reading


August 19, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Additional Funding For Storm Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced additional funding of $800,000 for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) awarded to Workforce West Virginia in response to severe storms in February 2018. This additional funding brings the total DWG funds awarded for this project to $1,633,325. Funding is provided by the Department of Labor (DOL). "We in West Virginia … Continue Reading


August 19, 2019

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF WETZEL SANDERS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of World War II Veteran, Wetzel Sanders. "Gayle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Wetzel "Sundown" Sanders, an American hero and an inspiration to all West Virginians. I was honored to be able to help Wetzel receive his well-deserved and hard earned Purple Heart recognition for his heroic service at Pearl Harbor before he passed. We join all West Virginians sending their prayers … Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

MANCHIN SPEAKS WITH MORE THAN 500 SOLDIERS AT WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYMENT CEREMONY

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today attended the West Virginia National Guard deployment ceremony for 500 West Virginia National Guard members who were honored before their upcoming deployment to the Middle East. "I am honored to attend such a patriotic event with 500 incredible soldiers and their families who are putting themselves in harm's way to protect our nation. I commend these soldiers for their bravery and look forward to having them all arrive home safely. … Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

MANCHIN TO JOIN 5TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR FALLEN SERVICE HEROES

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will serve as the Special Guest Road Captain for the Fifth Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes on Saturday. This year's ride benefits the West Virginia National Guard Foundation, the families of Fallen Service Members, and the establishment of a new Gold Star monument in West Virginia. "I am honored to again participate in this ride to memorialize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our state and nation, and extend our unending … Continue Reading


August 14, 2019

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

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), today sent eight letters to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with results from speed tests 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 the letters, Senator Manchin included the results of speed tests taken in Wheeling, … Continue Reading


August 12, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $7 MILLION TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a collection of grants totaling more than $7 million dollars to support homeless veterans under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. "Veteran homelessness is an unfortunate and unacceptable issue we are facing as a nation. We must ensure that we are serving our patriotic men and … Continue Reading

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