Press Releases

February 14, 2020

Manchin Statement On Administration's Decision To Transfer $3.8B From Military To Fund Border Wall

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense (DoD) decision to transfer $3.8 billion from various DoD accounts, including $1.765 billion from the National Guard and Reserve, to fund construction of the southwest border wall. "No other Democrat has been more supportive of securing our border. I have voted time and again to fund construction of a border wall. But we cannot do so at the expense of our brave … Continue Reading

February 13, 2020

Manchin Statement On Bipartisan Iran War Powers Resolution Vote

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to support S.J.Res 68, the bipartisan Iran War Powers Resolution, which requires the President to receive direct authorization or declaration from Congress for the use of military force against Iran. "The late Senator Robert C. Byrd liked to say he worked with 10 Presidents but he never worked for one because Congress and the President are equal branches of government. I voted to approve S.J.Res … Continue Reading

February 13, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Marshall University Research

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 of $434,180 to support Marshall University's Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). "Marshall University conducts essential research that impacts countless lives every day and this funding will ensure their research continues. I applaud … Continue Reading

February 12, 2020

Manchin Leads Colleagues In Advocating For Veterans With Issues Related To Agent Orange Exposure

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today led 42 Democratic Senators in advocating for the Trump Administration to add health conditions so Vietnam Veterans suffering from health conditions associated with their exposure to Agent Orange can receive critical benefits. In their letter, the Senators specifically called on the Administration to end the years-long delay of adding Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism, Parkinsonism, and Hypertension to the Department of Veterans Affairs' … Continue Reading

February 12, 2020

Manchin Statement On President Trump's FY 2021 Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on President Trump's FY 2021 budget proposal and how it will affect West Virginia. "West Virginians always take care of each other. We provide food to those who are hungry, shelter to those in need, and support to anyone who needs a helping hand. As governor, I learned that our budgets are a reflection of our priorities and the Administration's FY 2021 budget is not in line with West Virginia values or … Continue Reading

February 11, 2020

Manchin, Rounds Lead Colleagues In Letter To International Trade Commission Urging Proper Enforcement Of Trade Laws

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) today led 23 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman David Johanson urging action against illegal Chinese trade practices that have unfairly harmed the American kitchen cabinet industry. It has been estimated that the American cabinet industry has suffered as much as $4 billion in harm as a result of China's unfair trading practices. "American manufacturers of kitchen … Continue Reading

February 10, 2020

Manchin Announces Webpage To Submit Speed Test Results, Learn More About Efforts To Improve Internet Connectivity In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced a new webpage where constituents can complete and submit an internet speed test to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and learn more about the fight to bring reliable broadband to rural communities across West Virginia. The webpage can be accessed from a computer or mobile device at If you are experiencing internet speeds below the FCC's definition of broadband, which is 25 Mbps download … Continue Reading

February 10, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce West Virginians Selected for Senate Youth Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced high schoolers Joshua Hatfield of Verdunville and Carson Winkie of Bridgeport have been selected to represent West Virginia for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). "I look forward to meeting with this year's student delegates from West Virginia, Joshua and Carson and having them with us here in Washington," Senator Manchin said. "Joshua and Carson are both incredible young people … Continue Reading

February 10, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Raamie Barker

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Chapmanville Mayor, Raamie Barker. "Gayle and I are terribly saddened to hear of the passing of Raamie Barker and we, along with the Chapmanville community, will keep them in our prayers during this difficult time. Raamie was a dear friend of mine. I always knew I could trust him to give honest advice because when he gave you guidance, you knew that it came from his heart. Raamie was a … Continue Reading

February 07, 2020

Manchin, Capito Congratulate West Virginia's Top Youth Volunteers Of 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today congratulated the 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award winners Angela Liu of Morgantown and Carlie Ice of Fairmont. The Prudential Spirit of Community Award represents the United States' largest youth recognition program that is entirely dedicated to volunteer service. Each year, two outstanding youth from each state and the District of Columbia are selected and honored for their commitment to their … Continue Reading

February 07, 2020

Manchin Announces Nearly $2 Million From FEMA For Wood County Flood Mitigation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,922,410 in funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the acquisition and demolition of 11 flood-prone residential structures in Wood County. "West Virginia has endured multiple weather-related disasters in recent years that continue to impact our infrastructure. West Virginians have bounced back from the pain and destruction the 2016 floods caused, … Continue Reading

February 06, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $339,000 For Undergraduate Astrophysics Research In Appalachia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $339,477 to support research experiences for eight undergraduate students from the greater Appalachian area. Students will have the opportunity to examine a range of subjects in the fields of astronomy and physics. The award comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is jointly funded by the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST), the … Continue Reading

February 06, 2020

ICYMI: Manchin Votes Yes On Articles Of Impeachment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement yesterday on his decision to vote yes on both articles of impeachment. Following the vote, Senator Manchin spoke with Capitol Hill reporters about his vote. On Monday, Senator Manchin delivered remarks on the U.S. Senate Floor regarding his thought process leading up to the vote. Please click here to view the interview and here to view the floor speech. "The charges brought against President Trump are serious … Continue Reading

February 05, 2020

Manchin Statement On Impeachment Decision

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his impeachment decision. "The charges brought against President Trump are serious and carry grave consequences for our nation. In establishing our new republic, the Framers of the Constitution risked everything to rebel against imperial rule and instead form a democratic government of checks and balances in which no one branch would have unlimited power. The greatest fear the Framers had was foreign … Continue Reading

February 04, 2020

WV Delegation Asks President Trump To Approve Federal Cost-Share Increase For Natural Disaster Recovery Projects

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3), today sent a letter to President Trump requesting his approval for a federal cost-share increase for recovery projects associated with the 2016 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in West Virginia. Not only will this increase the federal funding on public assistance projects going forward, but granting this … Continue Reading

February 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $3 Million Hampshire County Broadband Grant

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced Hampshire County will benefit from a $3 million rural broadband grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Community Connect program. This funding will help connect an estimated 600 homes, businesses, and farms in the area. "I am so proud that Hampshire County and Hardy Telecommunications have been awarded $3 million to expand … Continue Reading

February 03, 2020

ICYMI: Manchin Delivers Remarks On Impeachment Trial

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Senator Manchin's remarks can be viewed here or read as prepared below: Mr. Chief Justice/ M. President: I rise today to speak on the impeachment trial of President Donald John Trump. I know this was not a difficult decision for many of my friends and colleagues on both sides of the aisle, but it is one that has weighed heavily on me. … Continue Reading

January 31, 2020

Manchin, Capito Applaud FAA Decision to Continue 24-Hour Air Traffic Control Operations at Huntington Tri-State Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today applauded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) decision to continue 24-hour Air Traffic Control operations at the Huntington Tri-State Airport. In October, the FAA released a memo with the proposal to cut 24-hour Air Traffic Control operations at … Continue Reading

January 31, 2020

Manchin Announces $131 Million To Rebuild Three Schools Damaged By 2016 Floods

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $131,671,998.45 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to rebuild Richwood Middle School, Richwood High School and Summersville Middle School which were critically damaged by the devastating 2016 floods. With these awards, West Virginia has exceeded FEMA's threshold to modify the cost-share agreement from the current 75% federal-25% state to 90% federal-10% state. As … Continue Reading

January 29, 2020

Manchin Applauds Veterans Affairs Committee Passage Of Ten Bills Including Landmark Legislation On Veterans Mental Health And Suicide Prevention

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee, today applauded the passage of ten bills from the VA Committee. The legislation passed addresses Veterans mental health, including a suicide prevention bill Senator Manchin introduced in March 2019 to help prevent Veterans from dying by suicide. The legislation also includes important legislation for West Virginia Veterans to modernize and expand Veterans rural transportation. The legislation now … Continue Reading

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