Press Releases

September 11, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Marshall and WVU Workforce Training Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced $532,384 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program at West Virginia University (WVU) and Marshall University. This program helps fund clinical internships and field placements for various behavioral health occupations to expand the mental health and substance abuse workforce serving … Continue Reading

September 10, 2017

Manchin Statement on 16th Anniversary of September 11

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the sixteenth anniversary of September 11th. "It's been 16 years since America was violently attacked in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Sixteen years since mothers, fathers and children wept, first responders ran into the flames, and America as a country, mourned. Sixteen years later, we come together on this day to reflect and remember those that lost their lives on one of the most horrific … Continue Reading

September 08, 2017


Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), along with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and bipartisan group of Senators, introduced the National White Collar Crime Control Act of 2017, legislation to prevent white collar crimes at the national, state and local levels. By providing comprehensive, direct and practical training to law enforcement officers, investigators, auditors and prosecutors, this legislation will directly benefit the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) in … Continue Reading

September 08, 2017

Manchin Sends Letter to MSHA Expressing Concerns About New Cap Regulations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta outlining his concerns with the new Compliance Assistance Program (CAP) announced by the Mine Safety and Health Admistration (MSHA) on June 19, 2017. Senator Manchin expressed concerns that the new initiative instructs "MSHA inspectors" to leave their Authorized Representative Status credentials ("AR cards") at their desks before commencing inspection activities and that MSHA has advised … Continue Reading

September 07, 2017

Manchin and Capito Pass Legislation to Rename Huntington VA After Woody Williams

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today passed a resolution to rename the Huntington Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center after Hershel "Woody" Williams. Woody is West Virginia's only living Medal of Honor recipient and from Fairmont, West Virginia. "Woody has dedicated his life to public service, and he has represented the state of West Virginia with the utmost honor and distinction. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Woody continued in … Continue Reading

September 06, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $13 Million in Funding to Fix Yeager Runway

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced a total of $13,492,653 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia. The funding will be used to repair the 5-end runway where the Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS) structure collapsed in 2015. "Since 2015, I have fought to secure the funding that Yeager Airport needs to … Continue Reading

September 05, 2017

Manchin Honored to Secure Purple Heart for Pearl Harbor Survivor Wetzel Sanders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) helped secure a long overdue Purple Heart earned by Midkiff native, Wetzel "Sundown" Sanders. Sanders was assigned to service in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked the island of O'ahu on December 7, 1941. While assisting in repelling the Japanese attack, Sanders was wounded, receiving shrapnel in his right knee. The Purple Heart is a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving, on … Continue Reading

September 01, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $2 Million in HHS Grant Awards for West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced a total of $1,951,636 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Kanawha County Board of Education will receive $1,651,636 in grant funding to support Head Start programs in West Virginia, while West Virginia University (WVU) will receive $300,000 to help further oral diseases and disorders research. "Supporting our communities is crucial to seeing West … Continue Reading

August 29, 2017

Manchin Applauds N3 Commitment to Bring Hundreds of Jobs to West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement following the announcement that N3, a global technology services firm, would be bringing approximately 300 hundred jobs to Charleston, WV. "As we were fighting to save the Tech Park when I was Governor, we knew that making it a success wouldn't be easy. No major economic development project ever is," said Senator Manchin. "That's why yesterday's announcement by N3 - a global firm that is bringing hundreds … Continue Reading

August 29, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Environmental Projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced $430,000 in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support a number of environmental education and revitalization projects in Monongalia, Preston, Tucker and Upshur Counties. "These grants will help our communities revive sites that have great potential, while helping to create new opportunities for West Virginia communities and businesses and expand recreation … Continue Reading

August 24, 2017

Manchin Statement on DOE Grid Study

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Department of Energy's (DOE) grid study that was released last night. "I am very pleased that Secretary Perry and the Department of Energy released this report examining the potential for reliability and resiliency issues within our electricity supply and delivery systems. I urge my colleagues to recognize that without coal our country will face a reliability crisis in the very near term. This study … Continue Reading

August 23, 2017

President Signs Manchin, Ernst Bipartisan Effort to Authorize Global War on Terrorism War Memorial

Washington, D.C. - Last week, bipartisan legislation championed by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), known as the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act, was signed into law by the President. The legislation authorizes the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, a private foundation, to begin the process of pursuing the construction of a memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The memorial will honor our men and women in uniform, the fallen … Continue Reading

August 23, 2017


My offices stand ready to assist you. If you need assistance or would like to volunteer to help out, please click here for more information. Please follow me on Twitter and Facebook for more updates. LATEST UPDATES 8/23 - On August 25, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is opening a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Marion County. SBA Representatives at the Center will be there to help businesses impacted by the severe flooding on July 28-29. They will be able to help businesses … Continue Reading

August 22, 2017

Manchin Announces More Than $157,000 for Rural Projects that Promote Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $157,634 in grant funding from the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for four rural West Virginia businesses. The funds will be used to assist in the implementation of energy efficient improvements, and will bring economic opportunities to communities in Greenbrier, Hardy, Jefferson and Randolph counties. "Rural businesses from all corners of West Virginia provide some of our country's best products," said Senator … Continue Reading

August 17, 2017

Manchin and Capito Applaud DOE Investment in WVU Research Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to move on to a second phase of research for the "Recovery of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) from Coal Mine Drainage" project. This news comes after Senator Capito wrote a letter of support for WVU urging Energy Secretary Rick Perry to support the second phase of their research by … Continue Reading

August 15, 2017

Manchin Statement on Century Aluminum Retiree Settlement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding today's announcement that the retirees of Ravenswood Century Aluminum plant will receive $23 million over 10 years for healthcare benefits. "In 2009, the plant closed and in 2010, all the employees were told all of their health care benefits, that had been promised to them and negotiated in good faith, were gone by the stroke of a pen. These are some of the hardest-working people. They don't ask for … Continue Reading

August 14, 2017

WV Delegation Calls on President to Grant Major Disaster Declaration

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and U.S. Representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins sent a letter to President Trump expressing their full support for Governor Jim Justice's request to declare a major disaster for the state of West Virginia as a result of the extreme flooding throughout the state. The extreme flooding has devastated a dozen of West Virginia's counties, has left thousands without power, and has destroyed … Continue Reading

August 14, 2017

Manchin Statement on White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. "Gayle and I extend our deepest sympathies to those who lost their lives this weekend in Charlottesville. Heather Heyer died standing up against the forces of evil and hatred, and Troopers Bates and Cullen died serving the highest ideals of their community, state, and country. I condemn in the strongest possible way the hatred and bigotry carried out by white … Continue Reading

August 14, 2017

Manchin Sends Letter to President Trump Condemning Sale of Chicago Stock Exchange to Chinese Firm

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today sent a letter to President Trump urging the President to prevent the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to investors led by the Chinese firm Congqing Casin Exterprise Group (CCEG). In the letter, Sen. Manchin notes the threat to America's financial markets the sale of CHX to CCEG presents. "The Chinese government categorically rejects the bedrock free-market principles upon which the American economy-and especially the American … Continue Reading

August 10, 2017

Manchin Statement on Cardinal Health Accusations Toward Lily's Place

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement today regarding the recent accusation by Cardinal Health toward Lily's Place's in their role in contributing to opioid epidemic. "I'm shocked and appalled that Cardinal Health would have the gall to blame Lily's Place for fueling the current opioid epidemic," Senator Manchin said. "Lily's Place works tirelessly to save infants stricken by the opioid crisis. Cardinal Health's claim is an attempt by a large … Continue Reading

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