Press Releases

November 25, 2020

Manchin Wishes West Virginians A Happy Thanksgiving

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement wishing West Virginians a happy Thanksgiving.“Tomorrow’s celebrations once again remind us of the importance of family - the source of life’s greatest joys and its deepest bonds. We are so blessed with the riches of loving families and friends, a beautiful state to call home, and the knowledge that we are truly a statewide community with an unbreakable bond. This year has brought unprecedented … Continue Reading


November 25, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $485K For Infrastructure Projects Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $485,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the planning and implementation of infrastructure projects across West Virginia including water and wastewater system improvements.“Infrastructure investments are vital to growing West Virginia’s economy, creating good-paying jobs and ensuring our fellow West Virginians have access … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Manchin, Capito Applaud Selection Of West Virginia National Guard For New C-130J Aircraft

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) applauded the selection of the West Virginia National Guard 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston for the current Air National Guard’s C-130J Recapitalization and Basing program. The West Virginia delegation sent a letter in July urging the U.S. Air Force to choose the West Virginia National Guard base in Charleston.“Today’s announcement is fantastic news for the West … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Emergency Food And Shelter Program Eligibility In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia’s eligibility for up to $749,920 from the FY20 Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board. This funding, which was made available by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), is allocated to qualified cities/counties to assist local organizations dedicated to feeding, sheltering, and providing critical … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Manchin Slams VA Privatization Of Compensation And Pension Exams For Disabled Veterans

Charleston, WV - Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, led his colleagues in expressing concerns about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) recent decision to increase the privatization of Compensation and Pension (C&P) exams, negatively impacting services and benefits provided to disabled Veterans.The Senators said in part, “We were alarmed to learn that VA’s vision for the future of the C&P program is to fully … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Manchin Statement On Biden Cabinet Nominees

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on President-elect Biden’s cabinet nominations. “President-elect Biden has announced several well-qualified, experienced and professional nominees for various roles within his administration and will continue to do so in the coming days and weeks. As a former Governor, I understand how critical it is for an executive leader to build a team he can trust and is ready to begin the critical work … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Taylor Scott Halstead At Kanawha County Mine Facility

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Taylor Scott Halstead at the American Eagle Mine in Kanawha County. “Gayle and I send our hearts out to Taylor Scott Halstead’s family, friends, and loved ones. This terrible news is especially heartbreaking during the holidays. Our miners put their lives on the line every day as they enter the mines and power our great nation. We are deeply grateful for their sacrifices, and … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.3 Million For COVID-19 Response In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,389,154 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia’s Office of the Adjutant General. The funds will be used to support emergency protective measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Specifically, this funding provides the required 75 percent cost share … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Manchin Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Members In Pressing For Local Media Consideration In Recruitment Advertising In FY21 NDAA

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL-1) pressed for local media consideration when the Department of Defense (DoD) uses advertisements for recruitment. The Members specifically called for the use of the House-passed language in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).The Members said in part, “As members of the House and Senate Armed Services … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Manchin Announces Service Academy Nominations

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced today that he will nominate 45 West Virginia students from 16 counties to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. This year, Senator Manchin is providing letters of recommendation to students who would like to attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy or who are … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Manchin, Brown, Casey, Kaine, Warner Urge MSHA To Take Immediate Action To Protect Miners From Silica Exposure

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Mark Warner (D-VA) urged the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) to take immediate action to protect miners from excess silica exposure after the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a report on the inadequate measures currently in place to protect miners from the harmful carcinogen linked to deadly respiratory diseases such as … Continue Reading


November 21, 2020

Manchin Applauds TSA Upgrades At Yeager Airport

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for installing a credential authentication technology (CAT) unit at Yeager Airport which aims to create a more hassle free screening process for passengers.“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, we must work together to implement new technology and procedures to reduce our risk. Today’s announcement is a great step for Yeager Airport and I am pleased … Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

Manchin, Collins Lead Colleagues In Introducing Resolution To Dedicate November As National Homeless Children And Youth Awareness Month

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led 19 Senators in introducing their bipartisan resolution to recognize November 2020 as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month. The Senators also urged their colleagues to support the Emergency Family Stabilization Act which was introduced in June.“Across the United States, over 1.5 million children and youth are currently experiencing homelessness and over 10,000 homeless youth in West … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Manchin Statement On 52nd Anniversary Of The Farmington Mine Disaster

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of the 52nd anniversary of the Consolidation Coal Company’s No. 9 Mine Tragedy in Farmington, West Virginia.“Fifty-two years ago, West Virginia suffered an immeasurable loss when 78 brave coal miners were killed in the Farmington No. 9 mine disaster. While we may not be together this year to honor those who were lost on this tragic day, we can each remember them in our own ways. My dear uncle John … Continue Reading


November 18, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $500K For Nutrition Program In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition to increase the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables by incentivizing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipient families.“Across West Virginia, families are struggling due … Continue Reading


November 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Housing Choice Voucher Program In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $952,686 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support three housing authorities in West Virginia. This funding comes through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and Mainstream Voucher Program. The HCV program grants were made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) … Continue Reading


November 17, 2020

House Passes Bill To Improve Transparency At Clarksburg VA Medical Center

Washington, DC - Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed The Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2019, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Alex Mooney (R-WV) and Carol Miller (R-WV). The bill passed the Senate in December 2019 and will be sent to the President for approval.This bipartisan … Continue Reading


November 13, 2020

Manchin Statement On 50th Anniversary Of The Marshall University Football Plane Crash

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the Marshall University football team plane crash on November 14th, 1970. “Fifty years ago, the devastating loss of 75 people, including members of the Marshall football team and Huntington community, shook our state and the entire nation to our core. The Marshall University community mourned the loss of their classmates, family and friends. And in the aftermath of this … Continue Reading


November 13, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $28.6 Million To Heat West Virginia Homes

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $28,631,377 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to heat low income West Virginia homes.“As we head into the colder months, over 48,000 West Virginians need help with heating their homes and keeping their families warm. In October, I wrote to HHS Secretary Azar urging … Continue Reading


November 13, 2020

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Manchin Encourages Enforcement Of West Virginia Public Indoor Mask Order

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) encourages Governor Jim Justice to update his public indoor mask order with an enforcement mechanism as COVID-19 cases rise across West Virginia at the highest rate since the pandemic began.“Across West Virginia COVID-19 cases are rising faster than ever before. Public health experts have continued to remind us that wearing a mask is the most commonsense, reasonable way to slow the spread of COVID-19 to protect our family, friends … Continue Reading

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