Press Releases

April 05, 2022

Manchin Urges Investigation Into McKinsey's Potential Conflicts of Interest in Drug Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led seven Senators in calling for an investigation into the failure of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recognize potential conflicts of interest of the consulting firm McKinsey & Company when the company simultaneously worked with the FDA on issues related to the drug epidemic and with numerous opioid companies, including Purdue Pharma. As the drug epidemic continues to devastate communities across West Virginia and … Continue Reading


April 05, 2022

Manchin, Tuberville Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Restore Benefits For Defrauded Veterans

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), introduced the Restoring Benefits to Defrauded Veterans Act to reissue benefits for defrauded Veterans. Under current law, if a defrauded Veteran passes away before their case with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is resolved, the Veteran’s family cannot seek reimbursement for the defrauded funds. On November 15, 2021, U.S. Representatives David Trone (D-MD) and Tom Emmer (R-MN) introduced … Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

ICYMI: West Virginian Confirmed To Lead Mine Safety and Health Administration

Washington, DC - Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) supported fellow West Virginian, Chris Williamson, to lead the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) at the Department of Labor. Mr. Williamson was unanimously confirmed by the Senate last week.“Chris Williamson is a proud, hardworking West Virginian who has made our entire state proud. Last week, he was unanimously confirmed to become the MSHA Administrator, and I can’t think of a better person for the job. Chris … Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

Manchin Statement on 12th Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on the 12th anniversary of the tragedy that killed 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine disaster in Whitesville, West Virginia.“Twelve years ago, West Virginia suffered an immeasurable loss when 29 brave coal miners were killed in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. My heart goes out to every West Virginian who lost loved ones in that horrible disaster. The anniversary of that horrific day is … Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

Senators Manchin, Collins Welcome New Input From Group of Election Experts and Legal Scholars

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the co-leads of the bipartisan Senate effort to reform the Electoral Count Act (ECA) of 1887, today welcomed new input from a group of election experts and legal scholars convened by the American Law Institute. “As we continue our bipartisan effort to reform the flaws in the archaic Electoral Count Act of 1887, we very much welcome the input of this prestigious and ideologically diverse group of legal scholars … Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

Manchin to SEC: Proposed Climate Disclosure Rule Hurts American All-Of-The-Above Energy Policy

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler outlining the Senator’s concerns with the proposed rule that would require domestic and foreign registrants to disclose certain climate-related impacts.Senator Manchin said in part, “On March 21, 2022, the Democratic majority of the Commissioners approved the publication of a new proposed rule that would require domestic and foreign registrants to … Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Manchin, Kelly Urge Biden Administration To Boost Domestic Energy Production Amid Rising Gas Prices

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Mark Kelly (D-AZ), a member of the committee, called on the Administration to move forward with domestic oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico. In a letter to President Biden, the Senators leaned on the Administration to develop and implement a new Five-Year Program for offshore production. Approximately 98 percent of offshore oil produced by the United States … Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Manchin: Title 42 Must Stay In Place Until We Have Major Immigration Reforms

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s decision to end the Title 42 policy on May 23, 2022.“Today’s announcement by the CDC and the Biden Administration is a frightening decision,” said Senator Manchin. “Title 42 has been an essential tool in combatting the spread of COVID-19 and controlling the influx of migrants at our southern border. We are already facing an unprecedented increase in migrants this year, … Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Extend Meal Flexibilities, Support Child Nutrition In Schools

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a group of 52 bipartisan Senators in introducing the bipartisan Support Kids Not Red Tape Act. The bill would extend U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) school meal flexibilities, which have been crucial in ensuring that every school-aged child receives the nutritious food that they need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan legislation would extend the flexibilities for an additional two summers and the 2022-2023 school … Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $9.4 Million for Health Centers, Health Services

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9,401,593 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for four grant programs in West Virginia. “Ensuring all West Virginians have access to the healthcare services they need, no matter where they live, is one of my top priorities. I’m pleased HHS is investing $9.4 million in these four critical programs to support West Virginians who … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Manchin Statement on CAMC, Mon Health Merger Announcement

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announcement that Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) and Mon Health will merge to form a new, combined system - Vandalia Health.“CAMC and Mon Health have provided quality healthcare to countless West Virginians for decades. Today’s announcement is the beginning of a new era for healthcare in the Mountain State, and will further help to improve access to healthcare in our rural areas. As … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley, Justice Applaud Progress at Viatris Facility in Morgantown

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Representative David McKinley (R-WV) and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) applauded the recent announcement that West Virginia University (WVU) has now taken ownership of the Viatris facility in Morgantown. The WVU Innovation Corporation will take over management of the Viatris Chestnut Ridge Road property, the next step in bringing jobs and opportunities back to the area. “Today’s announcement is great … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Manchin Welcomes WVU's Dr. Ziemkiewicz To Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, welcomed Dr. Paul Ziemkiewicz, Director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University (WVU), to testify before the committee on the opportunities and challenges facing domestic critical mineral mining, processing, refining and reprocessing.During the hearing, Chairman Manchin praised the innovative research and efforts led by Dr. … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Manchin: The United States Must Lead A North American Energy Alliance To Meet the Free World's Energy and Mineral Demands

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing domestic critical mineral mining, processing, refining and reprocessing. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, raised concerns about the free world’s reliance on adversarial nations like Russia and China for their energy and critical minerals supply chains. The Chairman also highlighted the importance of collaborating with … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Manchin Statements On Administration Plans To Respond To Rising Energy Costs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statements following President Biden’s announcements about how the Administration plans to respond to rising energy costs across the country.In response to the President’s intent to issue a directive authorizing the use of the Defense Production Act to secure American production of critical minerals, Chairman Manchin said:"I am pleased that … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Manchin Opposes David Weil for Wage and Hour Administrator

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote against the nomination of David Weil to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor.“West Virginia small businesses are the heart of our economy and our communities. Mr. Weil’s track record and previous statements are problematic for many West Virginia employees and business owners. Ultimately, I could not support Mr. Weil because I do not … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce USACE Funding for West Virginia Water Resources

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced funding for water resources projects and programs in West Virginia through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This funding is made possible through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).“Every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink, fresh air … Continue Reading


March 30, 2022

Manchin Questions VA Secretary on Legislation to Provide Healthcare For Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), questioned U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough during a SVAC hearing. Senator Manchin questioned Secretary McDonough on the potential impact of the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021 (PACT Act) on Veterans and VA operations.“I've always said that the military and Veterans are what holds our country together. It … Continue Reading


March 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito and McKinley Announce More Than $28 Million To Make Homes More Energy Efficient, Lower Utility Costs for West Virginia Families

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced that West Virginia is eligible for $28,882,509 in new funding through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program. This historic level of funding was made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and will help reduce household energy … Continue Reading


March 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Introduce Resolution Celebrating Glenville State Women's Basketball National Championship Win

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (WV-01) will introduce a resolution celebrating the Glenville State University Lady Pioneers Women’s Basketball Team winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Women’s Basketball Championship. Representative McKinley introduced the companion legislation in the House of Representatives. “I am thrilled to congratulate the Glenville State Lady … Continue Reading

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