Press Releases

May 23, 2017

Manchin Statement on the President's 2018 Budget Proposal

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT'S 2018 BUDGET PROPOSAL Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the President's 2018 budget proposal. As written, the proposal would cut funding from programs that West Virginians and the state's economy rely on. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin will carefully scrutinize the President's budget to see how it will impact West Virginia. "While the President's proposed budget … Continue Reading

May 22, 2017

Manchin Attends New Greenbrier VA Outpatient Clinic Opening

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the grand opening of the new Greenbrier VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Ronceverte. "For three years the Veterans in Greenbrier County and the surrounding communities have been without a permanent outpatient clinic," Senator Manchin said. "This was simply unacceptable to me and to our local Veterans, so we got to work. Together with the Vietnam Veterans of Greenbrier County - especially Jim Smith and Jim … Continue Reading

May 22, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $8.5 Million for Health Clinics in Huntington and Baker

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $8,535,702 to health centers in Huntington and Baker. The funding will be used to support the medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmaceutical services the centers provide. "Both Valley Health Systems and E.A. Hawse Health Center provide critically important care to the communities they serve," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading

May 19, 2017

Manchin Statement on Miners Death in Wyoming County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of a coal miner in Wyoming County. "As a West Virginian, the loss of a coal miner is always heartbreaking and the loss of Luches Rosser in Wyoming County today is no exception. Today we are reminded of the unimaginable sacrifices our coal miners and their families make. Gayle and I join all West Virginians in sending our thoughts and prayers to the Rosser family." … Continue Reading

May 19, 2017

Manchin Reintroduces Legislation to Simplify Student Loan Repayment Programs

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced legislation to reform federal student loan repayment programs. The Repay Act, originally introduced in 2014, would simplify the complex maze of federal student loan repayment programs by consolidating many of the benefits of current repayment programs into two plans: a fixed repayment plan, based on a 10-year period, and a single, simplified income-driven repayment option. "Higher education is the key to opportunity … Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More THan $2.3 Million in Funding for Princeton Health Services

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $2,319,878 to the Bluestone Health Association in Princeton. This funding will support the organization and its efforts to expand health services in Southern West Virginia. "This is great news for Princeton and the surrounding communities," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Manchin and Capito Petition to Rename Huntington VA After Woody Williams

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today petitioned 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 public … Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Manchin Pleased Trump Intends to Renegotiate NAFTA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement following the letter President Trump sent to Congress notifying lawmakers of his intention to open trade talks with Canada and Mexico with the intention of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "I'm pleased President Trump is moving forward with efforts to renegotiate NAFTA. In our state alone, more than 30,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs have been lost as a result of NAFTA. Even … Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Manchin, Collins and Representatives Walz and Mast Lead Resolution Supporting Purple Heart Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and U.S. Representatives Tim Walz (D-MN) and Brian Mast (R-FL) led a joint resolution in support of Purple Heart Day on August 7th. Their bipartisan resolution was cosponsored by 23 Senators and 11 Representatives. Purple Heart Day recognizes the sacrifices of those who have earned the Purple Heart Medal and is commemorated each year on the anniversary of George Washington creating the "Badge for Military Merit," the … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Manchin, Capito Highlight Benefits of Appalachian Storage Hub in Letter to National Economic Council

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sent a letter to the Director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, encouraging him to examine the benefits of the development and construction of the Appalachian Storage Hub, a world class natural gas liquid storage and distribution hub in the Appalachian region. The Senators said in part: "The Appalachian Storage Hub is a vital American infrastructure project that would enhance energy and national … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Manchin Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Recruitment Bill

American Law Enforcement Heroes Act incentivizes law enforcement agencies to hire military veterans through grant applications Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the unanimous passage of the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, bipartisan legislation to help state and local law enforcement hire veterans onto their forces, which passed the Senate yesterday. The legislation will prioritize the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $2.9 Million for West Virginia Healthcare Services

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $2,978,843 to the Clay Battelle Health Services Association and Preston-Taylor Community Health Centers, Inc. This funding will support these organizations and their efforts to expand comprehensive health services and coordinate care among patients. "I am thrilled to see this funding head to Clay, Preston and Taylor … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Manchin's State Offices to Kick Off 9th 'Commonsense Connections' Week with Open House

Manchin staff will visit every county in one week Washington, D.C. - Next week, the office of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will hold his ninth "Commonsense Connections" Week. Beginning Monday, May 22, representatives from Senator Manchin's office will make more than 80 stops across the state, touching every county, to bring federal government to West Virginians, hear their commonsense priorities and concerns, and take feedback to the Senator. To kick off the week, on Monday afternoon, … Continue Reading

May 16, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More than $402K for WVU for Rural Communities & Sustainable Agriculture

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that $ 402,890 will be awarded to West Virginia University (WVU) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve sustainable agriculture and help rural communities thrive. "I am pleased to see this investment head to West Virginia University to support programs that help our rural communities in West Virginia make necessary advancements," Senator … Continue Reading

May 15, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce More than $3.2 Million in Additional Resources for Disaster Recovery

Overall funding for West Virginia recovery efforts totals more than $107 million WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced West Virginia will receive an additional $3,212,000 through the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program (CDBG-DR). These funds are used to support recovery from major disasters, such as last June's floods. The additional funding brings the total amount the state will receive to assist in … Continue Reading

May 11, 2017

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Broadband Deployment Using Accurate Coverage Maps

The "Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017" requires the FCC to ensure their broadband coverage maps reflect the real-world experiences of consumers in rural America Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) today introduced the Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017. This legislation would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to collect broadband coverage data that is valid, consistent, and … Continue Reading

May 11, 2017

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Miners Pension Protection Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bob Casey (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced the Miners Pension Protection Act, legislation to secure our nation's retired miners pensions by shoring up the 1974 Pension Plan which is headed for insolvency due to coal company bankruptcies and the 2008 financial crisis. The Miners Pension Protection Act will amend the Surface Mining … Continue Reading

May 10, 2017

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Veteran Homelessness

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2017. This legislation would build on existing homeless veterans programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by investing in established programs that are proven to be effective and removing any residual barriers to housing for Veterans. "West Virginia's Veterans and their families have made unimaginable sacrifices to keep us safe, and when these men and women return home … Continue Reading

May 09, 2017

Manchin Ready to Work in Bipartisan, Transparent Way to Reform and Improve Health Care System

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined the entire democratic caucus in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, urging them to work in a bipartisan transparent way to reform and improve the health care system. The caucus said in part: "We urge you to drop the current partisan effort to repeal and replace health care reform through … Continue Reading

May 09, 2017

Manchin Calls for Designation of Wood County as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is supporting the efforts of a coalition of law enforcement agencies asking that Wood County, West Virginia be designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). The HIDTA designation would enable Wood County to receive federal resources to further the coordination and development of drug control efforts among federal, state and local law enforcement officials. It also will allow local agencies to benefit from ongoing … Continue Reading

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