Press Releases

March 26, 2019

Manchin Applauds The Recognition Of Wheeling Heritage By The Great American Main Street

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauds the Great American Main Street announcement naming Wheeling Heritage as the winner of the 2019 Great American Main Street Award. Wheeling Heritage received the award at the National Main Street Conference on Monday, March 25, in Seattle. The national award recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive, preservation-based commercial district revitalization. Earlier this month as Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural … Continue Reading


March 21, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $14 Million To Combat The Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $14,630,361 to West Virginia to combat the opioid epidemic. "West Virginia has been at the frontlines of the fight against the opioid epidemic and is now ground zero for recovery efforts. This funding will enable West Virginia to provide our citizens with the help that they … Continue Reading


March 20, 2019

Manchin Leads Letter To DOD and EPA Pressing For Answers On Reports Of Efforts To Weaken Contamination Standards For PFAS

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a group of sixteen Senators in sending a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, requesting the agencies to release communications they've had with the White House, and with each other, regarding the establishment of federal drinking water standards for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and groundwater pollution guidelines related to these … Continue Reading


March 19, 2019

Manchin Announces Over $35 Million For Abandoned Mine Reclamation Grants

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has awarded $35,754,311 to West Virginia for mine reclamation projects. The AML program is set to expire in 2021 and reauthorization of this critical program will be a priority for Senator Manchin. "I am proud to announce that West Virginia will receive more than $35 million for mine reclamation projects … Continue Reading


March 18, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Equality Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the Equality Act. "I strongly support equality for all people and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. No one should be afraid of losing their job or losing their housing because of their sexual orientation. After speaking with local education officials in West Virginia, I am not convinced that the Equality Act as written provides sufficient guidance to the local officials who will be … Continue Reading


March 18, 2019

Manchin Introduces Landmark Veterans Mental Health And Suicide Prevention Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a landmark, bipartisan bill to improve Veterans' access to mental health care and make sure no Veteran's life is lost to suicide. "Our Veterans deserve the very best access to mental health care, which is why I am honored to introduce this legislation that helps our bravest citizens. As a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, I have spent my career fighting to make sure Veterans can get the care they have earned and … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Manchin Statement On President Trump's FY 2020 Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on President Trump's FY 2020 budget proposal and how it will affect West Virginia. "I have always said that our national budget should be fiscally responsible and reflect our values and our priorities. Unfortunately, the budget proposal from the President cuts Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, ends protections for people with pre-existing conditions, severely underfunds West Virginia economic … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Manchin Will Vote For Emergency Declaration Resolution Of Disapproval

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote for the emergency declaration resolution of disapproval. "I will vote for the emergency declaration resolution of disapproval, overturning the President's national emergency declaration on border security. Let me be clear, I support total border security, which includes building a wall on our southern border. However, I believe that those funds, according to the Constitution, need to … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Manchin Applauds Toyota's New Investment In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on Toyota's $111 million investment in West Virginia, which will bring 123 more jobs to the Buffalo plant. "Since my time as governor, I've had the great pleasure of working with Toyota officials to build on their initial investment in our state, which now totals more than $1.4 billion and is directly responsible for 1,600 good-paying jobs. Toyota's continued investment at their Buffalo, West Virginia … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Manchin Speaks With Navy Secretary; Applauds New Northrop Grumman Contract In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke today with the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer to discuss the new contract Northrop Grumman contract in West Virginia. "Today I met with Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, and was so pleased to discuss the new contract that our West Virginia workers earned at the Northrop Grumman facility at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in Mineral County. The Navy recently awarded Northrop Grumman the contract for the Advanced … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

Manchin Questions T-Mobile And Sprint On How Their Proposed Merger Would Impact West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, wrote a letter to T-Mobile CEO John J. Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure to express concerns about how the company's proposed merger would affect West Virginia. The letter specifically asks the CEOs how the merger would impact broadband accessibility in the state, the development of a 5G network in West Virginia, the potential increased cost of broadband services to customers, … Continue Reading


March 12, 2019

Manchin Joins President Trump At Signing Of Bipartisan Public Lands Bill

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the White House's Presidential bill-signing ceremony at which President Trump signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act into law. The legislation permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, designates the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area and increases the funding cap for the Wheeling National Heritage Area. It passed the … Continue Reading


March 11, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $2 Million For Weirton Health Center

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has given $2,115,193 to CHANGE, Inc., a community action and health agency that provides a variety of health, transportation, housing, and emergency services to Weirton and the surrounding area of West Virginia's Northern Panhandle. In 2018, CHANGE was able to provide services to 27,452 … Continue Reading


March 11, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $429K For WVU Alzheimer's Research Program

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $429,880 to West Virginia University's neurological disorder clinical research program, in order to study Early Alzheimer's disease. "Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that effects far too many West Virginians and Americans. Since my first days as Governor, I have also been … Continue Reading


March 11, 2019

Manchin Urges Inclusion Of Back Pay For Contractors Impacted By The Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and a bipartisan group of 38 Senators sent a letter to the Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) of the Senate Appropriations Committee urging the inclusion of back pay for federal contract workers impacted by the government shutdown within the upcoming disaster relief package. While federal workers harmed by the government shutdown have since been compensated … Continue Reading


March 08, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Miner Adam DeBoard

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of miner Adam DeBoard of Craigsville, as result of a fall yesterday in a Greenbrier County mine. "As West Virginians, we know that our hardworking and patriotic miners put their lives on the line every day when they enter the mines to help power this country, and we are deeply grateful for all they contribute. Although we know the risks, it doesn't ease the heartbreak we feel whenever we … Continue Reading


March 06, 2019

Manchin, Capito Urge HHS Secretary To Empower Doctors To Stop Preventable Opioid Deaths

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today led a letter with 11 of their Senate colleagues urging Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to initiate a rulemaking process that will improve coordination of care and reduce the potential for accidental overdoses among recovering addicts. This rulemaking process would help give healthcare providers access to their patient's complete medical history, including substance abuse, … Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

Manchin Advocates For West Virginia Coal Miners In First Senate Climate Hearing

To watch a video of Senator Manchin's closing remarks, please click here. To watch a video of Senator Manchin's questioning, please click here. Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today advocated for West Virginia energy production during the Senate hearing of the 116th Congress to address the climate crisis. The hearing featured testimony from representatives from the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, … Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $313K In Support For Senior Corps Organizations In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that $313,237 will be divided amongst four Senior Corps organizations with volunteers 55 and older, to tackle issues in their communities. The support will be used to help the organizations' build infrastructure, provide transportation or housing, and allow for broader access to healthcare, such as opioid treatment and prevention programs. "One … Continue Reading


March 05, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $689K To Combat Water Pollution In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $689,000 for the West Virginia Department of Environment Protection from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will address issues related to water pollution around the state of West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will use the contribution to improve water pollution detection by water quality … Continue Reading

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