Press Releases

January 25, 2013

Manchin Fights to Prevent Prescription Druge Abuse

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) testified today at a FDA hearing to urge the agency to consider placing tighter controls on drugs containing hydrocodone to help curb the prescription drug abuse epidemic. "It is time to have a serious dialogue about the importance of rescheduling hydrocodone-combination drugs from Schedule III to Schedule II," Senator Manchin said. "This drug is a highly addictive prescription painkiller that can easily fall into the wrong hands. I have … Continue Reading


January 24, 2013

Manchin Proud to Support Women in Combat

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today to announce his support for Secretary Panetta's decision to end the ban on women serving in combat: "I am proud of all of our service members - both men and women. Women have fought bravely in combat, and should have the same opportunities as men. I have a woman combat veteran on my senior staff, and her contributions and perspective are invaluable to my work on the Armed Services Committee. I look … Continue Reading


January 24, 2013

Manchin Supports Chuck Hagel Nomination

Washington, D.C. - After meeting with former Senator Chuck Hagel, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin issued a statement today to announce his support for Hagel's nomination to Secretary of Defense. "I had a constructive meeting with former Senator Chuck Hagel this week. He assured me that he shares my commitment to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and he stands strongly with our close ally, Israel. Based on that conversation, I intend to support Chuck Hagel's nomination. Chuck is a … Continue Reading


January 23, 2013

Manchin Unveils Legislative Priorities for the 113th Congress

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) unveiled his priorities for the 113th Congress, focusing on issues important to West Virginians and approaching them in ways that reflect the values of the Mountain State. The Senator also expressed confidence that Washington can overcome its partisanship to address major challenges facing the country. "As we begin the work of the 113th Congress, I start with fresh optimism and determination to make sure that we set our legislative … Continue Reading


January 20, 2013

Manchin Statement on Celebrating the Presidential Inauguration and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on celebrating the Presidential Inauguration and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: "Every Presidential Inauguration is a special occasion for the entire country - a celebration of the American spirit and a renewal of our commitment to the continuing pursuit of 'a more perfect' union. The second Inauguration of President Obama is especially so - it marks only the 16th time in American history that one of our … Continue Reading


January 17, 2013

Manchin Congratulates West Virginia’s Natural Gas Investment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) proudly supported today the construction of three natural gas stations that are planned to be built along the I-79 corridor. "I am so proud that IGS Energy CNG Services sees West Virginia the same way that I do - as a great place to do business," Senator Manchin said. "As Governor and now as a Senator, I have strongly encouraged public-private partnerships like this one that help create good paying jobs, invest in our communities for … Continue Reading


January 17, 2013

Manchin Statement On MSHA’s Mine Safety Ruling

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the Mine Safety and Health Administration's new rule that focuses on improving mine safety. "A strong mining industry begins with a strong commitment to our miners," Senator Manchin said. "Our coal miners are some of the hardest working people in America, and they are proud to do the heavy lifting that keeps this country strong. In our state, we're absolutely and totally committed to the safety of … Continue Reading


January 16, 2013

Manchin Statement on White House Mass Violence Proposals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today in response to the White House proposals on mass violence: "I appreciate the work that went into the President's recommendations. I have not had a chance to review them yet, because I have been meeting with West Virginians today to discuss school safety and the culture of mass violence that has permeated our society today. I will weigh each recommendation carefully. "However, I am disappointed that … Continue Reading


January 14, 2013

Manchin Statement on the Inauguration of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about today's state inauguration ceremony for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and other statewide executive branch officers. Manchin is in New York for a morning meeting of No Labels, a citizens-led organization he co-chairs that is promoting bipartisan commonsense solutions to our nation's challenges. He and Mrs. Manchin are expected to attend the inaugural celebration in Charleston this evening. "On this historic … Continue Reading


January 11, 2013

Manchin Sends Letter to President Urging American Combat Troops to Withdraw from Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) sent a letter today to President Obama urging him to minimize the number of combat troops in Afghanistan so that we can focus our resources on rebuilding America, not Afghanistan "Today, I sent a letter to President Obama respectfully urging him to adopt a plan that narrows our mission in Afghanistan and brings our troops home. This war is the longest in American history and it has cost us dearly. The only troops remaining should be there … Continue Reading


January 11, 2013

Manchin Thanks Rockefeller for Decades of Service to West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) thanked U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) today for his decades of service to the people of West Virginia. "Gayle and I join all West Virginians in thanking Jay for representing our state for more than 40 years - whether it was as a state legislator, Secretary of State, our Governor or as a member of the United States Senate. We wish him, his wife Sharon and their family only the best in their future endeavors, and I know that Jay … Continue Reading


January 10, 2013

Manchin to Lead National Organization Promoting Country Over Party Politics

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to bring more Americans together around commonsense solutions, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has agreed to lead No Labels, a national citizen-led effort to change Washington attitudes and make Congress work. Senator Manchin and former Governor Jon Huntsman, a Utah Republican, are serving as honorary co-chairs of the organization. "We need to fix our politics from the inside, but we need help from the outside," Senator Manchin said. "No Labels is the only … Continue Reading


January 09, 2013

Manchin and Rockefeller Announce Federal Funding for WVU to Research Impact of Laws That Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Senator Joe Manchin today announced more than $182,000 for West Virginia University to research the impact of laws banning cell phone use while driving. "Studying the effectiveness of state laws that limit or ban cell phone use while driving is an investment in the safety of our nation's roads," said Rockefeller. "Distracted driving hurts the driver, passengers, and … Continue Reading


January 09, 2013

Manchin Announces Communications Director’s Departure

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that Communications Director Emily Bittner is departing to join the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as national press secretary and senior communications advisor. "With Emily leaving our office, I'm sad and proud at the same time. Any time a key member of our staff has an opportunity, you're proud that others see their value - but sad that they're leaving the nest," Senator Manchin said. "Emily has done great work … Continue Reading


January 07, 2013

Manchin Statement on Hagel, Brennan Nominations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about the President's nominations of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) to serve as Secretary of Defense and Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan to serve as CIA Director. "The President - like any elected executive - should have the utmost consideration in putting a staff together, and I intend to do that. I haven't met or spoken with either Senator Hagel or Mr. Brennan, but both of these men … Continue Reading


January 07, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Federal Funding to Help Maintain Immunization Program in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin today announced $920,849 in federal funding for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to maintain its immunization program, which gives West Virginians, including many children, critical vaccines. "Providing access to immunizations is one important form of preventive care for West Virginians," said Rockefeller. "To provide that care, we must maintain a top-notch vaccination program that works closely with … Continue Reading


January 04, 2013

Inauguration Ceremony Information

Senator Manchin invites all West Virginians who are attending the inauguration ceremonies to join him and Gayle for coffee in his Washington office on Monday morning in between 7 - 9 a.m. Please stop by! The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) launched a website for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration as well as the ceremonies' first-ever page on Facebook. Both sites are designed to be informative of Inaugural history and provide up-to-date information on the January … Continue Reading


January 03, 2013

Manchin Statement on Senator Kirk’s Return to the Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement about his friend Mark Kirk's remarkable return to the Senate today after walking with him up the steps of the Capitol. "My dear friend Mark Kirk has always shown grit and determination - and today he demonstrated those qualities for everyone to see. I am so honored to call him my friend, and I thank the Good Lord for his recovery and for his return to Washington. We need more people here who are willing to … Continue Reading


January 03, 2013

Manchin Statement on Swearing in to 113th Congress

***Official swearing-in photo will be made available upon request*** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who was sworn in today for a full term in the Senate, issued the following statement outlining his priorities and agenda for the 113th Congress. "As we begin the work of the 113th Congress, I start with a fresh optimism and determination to put our country's fiscal house in order. I truly believe that we can - because the simple fact is we must. I have spent the … Continue Reading


January 02, 2013

Manchin Statement on 7th Anniversary of Sago Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the seventh anniversary of the Sago mining disaster. "Not a day goes by when I don't think of the miners we have lost, and today is a sad anniversary for the families of those who died at Sago. Gayle and I hold those families close to our hearts, and I know that all West Virginians join us in offering their prayers. While nothing can ever bring those men back to their families, we made positive changes … Continue Reading

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