Press Releases

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


June 25, 2014

Manchin and Whitehouse Staking Out Common Ground on Energy and Climate Policy

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) held a colloquy on the Senate floor to discuss the impacts of climate change and the importance of coal in America's energy portfolio. The two Senators agreed that climate change is a real problem that human activity is contributing to, and that coal and other fossil fuels will need to be part of the nation's energy mix for decades. They also identified some specific policies that they plan to work … Continue Reading


June 25, 2014

Manchin Congratulates Raleigh County Students for Recieving Prestigious Presidential Scholar Award

Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin congratulated West Virginia's 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars, David A. Buch of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley and Nicole M. Hegele of Shady Spring High School in Shady Spring. The Raleigh County students were selected by the White House Commission from more than 3,000 qualifying candidates for their academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service and contribution to school and community. "With their hard … Continue Reading


June 25, 2014

Manchin Congratulates City of Williamson for Receiving 'Culture of Health' Prize

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today congratulated the city of Williamson for being one of six winners to receive the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize for its work to help improve the community's health and wellbeing through creative and innovative strategies. Williamson was selected from more than 250 applicants across the country and will receive a cash prize of $25,000 in recognition of its commitment to building a "Culture of … Continue Reading


June 25, 2014

Manchin Announces Nearly $192,000 for WorkForce West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that WorkForce West Virginia will receive $191,863 in federal funding through the Re-Employment and Eligibility Assessments program (REA) administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) to help West Virginians who are out of work find employment opportunities. "The longevity of this stubborn economic slump has left many West Virginians still struggling to find good-paying jobs," Senator Manchin said. "This grant gives … Continue Reading


June 23, 2014

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce More Than $842,000 for Housing Programs Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Congressman Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.), today announced that housing programs across West Virginia will receive $842,303 in funding through the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds will go toward assisting individuals, families and communities experiencing homelessness. "The people of West Virginia have always embraced the concept of … Continue Reading


June 20, 2014

Manchin Wishes West Virginia a Happy 151st Birthday

Washington, D.C. - On the eve of West Virginia Day, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor to honor the great state of West Virginia by wishing the state a happy 151st birthday. He encouraged all West Virginians to celebrate West Virginia's fascinating history, rich culture, strong traditions along with the kind and compassionate people who call the Mountain State their home. To watch a YouTube video of Senator Manchin's Senate floor remarks, please click … Continue Reading


June 20, 2014

Manchin Applauds Young West Virginian on Receiving Prestigious Congressional Award Gold Medal

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.VA.) congratulated Aarthy Shah of Vienna for receiving the Congressional Award Gold Medal after accomplishing impressive goals in four areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. The voluntary participants can earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver or Gold Medals based on their level of achievement. Aarthy focused on the four program … Continue Reading


June 19, 2014

Manchin, Wicker, Kirk, Nelson Introduce Bill to Reform Hospital Readmissions Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) today introduced the Hospital Readmission Accuracy and Accountability Act to ensure that hospitals serving low-income populations are evaluated and reimbursed fairly under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). This budget-neutral legislation requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to account for patient socio-economic status when … Continue Reading

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