Press Releases

July 23, 2014

Manchin Announces Additional Testing of Chemicals Spilled in Kanawha Valley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the coordination between federal and state agencies to conduct additional scientific testing of the chemicals spilled from the Freedom Industries plant on January 9, 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Toxicology Program, and NIH's National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences will work with state officials to design and … Continue Reading


July 22, 2014

Manchin Expresses Support for Miners' Black Lung Benefits at Senate Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today submitted a statement at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing in response to the 2013 Center for Public Integrity (CPI) report on black lung benefits and how unethical legal and medical practices can harm black lung claimants. Three West Virginians testified at the hearing: Attorney John Cline; Pulmonary Section Chief from West Virginia University Department of Medicine, Dr. Jack Parker; and … Continue Reading


July 18, 2014

Manchin Announces More Than $14 Million to Improve WV Waterways

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced that watershed management projects in four West Virginia communities will receive a total of $14,200,099 through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assistance program for planning, design and/or construction of watershed structures. The funds will be used to make critical improvements to dams and watershed structures that protect public health and safety. "Our watershed … Continue Reading


July 16, 2014

Manchin Announces Funding to Develop Culture District in Charles Town

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced that the city of Charles Town will receive up to $50,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) "Our Town" grant program. The funding, which will help support the planning and outreach campaign for the Washington Heritage Arts & Culture District in Downtown Charles Town, was announced after Senator Manchin, Senator Rockefeller and Congresswoman Capito sent a letter to the NEA in support of the project. The project will … Continue Reading


July 16, 2014

Manchin Statement on Hobby Lobby

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014, which overturns the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling to require all for-profit companies to comply with the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate. The Supreme Court ruled in the Hobby Lobby case that closely-held corporations and individuals have similar religious … Continue Reading


July 16, 2014

Manchin and Rockefeller Announce Nearly $300,000 for West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller today announced that $292,808 will be awarded to four West Virginia volunteer fire departments through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will help the volunteer fire departments in McMechen, Burlington, Teays Valley and Ridgeley supply critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect their local communities. "Our dedicated firefighters … Continue Reading


July 15, 2014

Manchin Votes to Confirm FERC Nominees Bay and LaFleur

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after voting to confirm the nominations of Norman Bay and Cheryl LaFleur to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). "Today, I voted to support the nominations of Cheryl LaFleur to be Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Norman Bay to be a member on the Commission. I have serious concerns about Mr. Bay's lack of regulatory experience, but after assurances from … Continue Reading


July 15, 2014

Manchin Announces Departure of Long-Time Aide

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that his long-time aide, Travis Mollohan, is leaving his office to work for West Virginia University. Mollohan's final day will be July 18. "It is very difficult to imagine my office without Travis, but I know that he will bring the same level of excitement, energy and dedication to his new position as he brought to my office over these many years. When I chose him to serve on my team, I knew that Travis understood what it … Continue Reading


July 15, 2014

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce Statewide Funding to Create Jobs and Support Economic Development

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced that the Economic Development Administration will provide a total of $490,000 to regional councils around the state to invest in economic development strategies that support job creation. The funding will bring together the public and private sectors to establish a plan to diversify and strengthen regional economies. "In order to boost economic success in West Virginia, it is … Continue Reading


July 14, 2014

Manchin Named Honorary Chairman of Rockefeller's 'Discover the Real West Virginia' Foundation

Charleston, W.Va. - As Honorary Chairman of the Discover the Real West Virginia (DRWV) Foundation, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin delivered remarks at the organization's "West Virginia Transportation and Infrastructure Summit." He was joined by Senator Jay Rockefeller, Founding Chairman of the organization, Congressman Nick Rahall and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The summit examined the state of our transportation infrastructure and focused on strategic investments that can grow … Continue Reading


July 11, 2014

Manchin Hosts Energy Roundtable with WV Stakeholders in Charleston

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today hosted an energy roundtable with West Virginia state leaders in the coal, gas and utility sectors, as well as state government officials and education representatives. Senator Manchin met with representatives from nearly twenty industry officials and organizations to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new proposed greenhouse gas rule for existing power plants, update participants on his ongoing efforts to find a … Continue Reading


July 11, 2014

Manchin Delivers Remarks at 96th Annual WV American Legion State Convention in Huntington

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today attended the 96th Annual West Virginia American Legion State Convention in Huntington and delivered remarks to a group of approximately 200 veterans and supporters. Senator Manchin congratulated the American Legion Department of West Virginia for 96 years of service to our state, our nation and our veterans. "The American Legion is a powerful advocate for those who have served and its dedication to mentoring youth, sponsoring support … Continue Reading


July 11, 2014

Manchin Honors the Extraordinary Life of Michael Carroll

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) yesterday submitted a congressional record statement to honor the life of 17 year old Wheeling native, Michael Carroll, who sadly lost his life to cancer on July 3. Senator Manchin highlighted Michael's inspirational achievements through his charity, "Michael's Meanies" to help children around the world battle cancer. Below is the full text of Senator Manchin's congressional record statement: M. President, today I rise to honor the … Continue Reading


July 10, 2014

Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Submit Concerns to Federal Register on EPA Carbon Emissions Rule

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today encouraged West Virginians to submit their concerns to the Federal Register regarding the new Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed rule that limits carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. The Federal Register serves as a federal portal where all Americans can voice their comments before any federal government agency's proposed rule can be implemented. Senator Manchin writes, in part: "The EPA has … Continue Reading


July 08, 2014

Manchin Touts $13 Million In Support of Small Business in Mountain State

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced that state economic development agencies in West Virginia have deployed $12,786,134 to grow small businesses through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). The funding encourages small businesses to increase their lending, expand their operations, make investments and create new jobs. Agencies in West Virginia have continued to be a national leader in deploying small business funds through … Continue Reading


July 02, 2014

Manchin Touts $13 Million in Support of Small Business in Mountain State

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced that state economic development agencies in West Virginia have deployed $12,786,134 to grow small businesses through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). The funding encourages small businesses to increase their lending, expand their operations, make investments and create new jobs. Agencies in West Virginia have continued to be a national leader in deploying small business funds through … Continue Reading


July 02, 2014

Manchin Announces More Than $1.2M Black Lung Clinic Funding Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Primary Care Association will receive $626,520 each under the Black Lung Clinics Grant Program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a total award of $1,253,040. Since February 2014, Senator Manchin has worked closely with Senator Rockefeller and Congressman Rahall to urge HRSA and the Department of … Continue Reading


June 30, 2014

Manchin Visits Clarksburg VA Medical Center

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today visited the Clarksburg VA Medical Center to tour the facilities and meet with patients, veterans, staff and members of the hospital's leadership. "I enjoyed visiting the Clarksburg VA this morning and was very pleased to see the high quality of care, the cleanliness of the facilities and the competent health services available to our veterans," Senator Manchin said. "As I toured the medical center and met with many patients, veterans … Continue Reading


June 27, 2014

Manchin Statement on Four Year Anniversary of Senator Robert C. Byrd's Death

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement on Saturday's four-year anniversary of Senator Robert C. Byrd's death. "In the 151 years of West Virginia's history, our state has had no greater, more devoted and more beloved statesman than the legendary Senator Robert. C. Byrd, whose life was lost four years ago. Over the past four years, the people of the Mountain State have felt the loss of this great man, who made monumental contributions not … Continue Reading


June 26, 2014

Manchin Announces More Than $6 Million to Train West Virginians for Good-Paying Jobs

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced that WorkForce West Virginia will receive $6,175,000 in funding through the Department of Labor's Job Driven (JD) National Emergency Grant (NEG) program for statewide job-trainingopportunities in West Virginia. The funding will be used to provide services, suchas coaching, counseling and direct job placement, that will help connect workers seeking employment, including the long-term unemployed, with available, good-paying jobs. … Continue Reading

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