Press Releases

June 01, 2017

Manchin Statement on President's Decision to Leave the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the President's decision to leave the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). "While I believe that the United States and the world should continue to pursue a cleaner energy future, I do not believe that the Paris Agreement ensures a balance between our environment and the economy. To find that balance, we should seek agreements that prioritize the … Continue Reading

June 01, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $5 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that West Virginia has been awarded more than $5.4 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. "In West Virginia, we have a long tradition of neighbors helping neighbors," Senator Manchin said. "The value of serving your community and nation cannot be overstated. I am pleased that … Continue Reading

June 01, 2017

Manchin Urges West Virginians to Send Him Questions to Ask Former FBI Director Comey

Washington, D.C. - As he prepares for former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey to testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, June 8th at 10 a.m. in open session, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is asking West Virginians to send questions they would like him to ask Director Comey on their behalf to Intel_Hearing@Manchin.Senate.Gov. "My role on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence puts me in a unique position and I take my … Continue Reading

June 01, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million in Funding For Revitalization Efforts in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1.6 million in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for revitalization efforts in West Virginia. This funding will be used to help local governments redevelop vacant and unused properties, transforming communities and local economies. "Since, the founding of our state, West Virginians have always been hardworking and refused to accept the state quo. Today, as we work to … Continue Reading

May 31, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce New Assistance to Firefighters Grants for WV Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced $309,869 in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire departments in Springfield and Shepherdstown. The grants awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program will help local fire departments purchase new equipment to use in emergency situations. "Our brave firefighters and ‎first responders put their lives on the line every day to keep … Continue Reading

May 29, 2017

Manchin Statement on Memorial Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day. "On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the courageous service of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. It's because of their commitment, bravery and valor that we remain a safe, strong and secure nation. As Americans and as West Virginians, today we show our deepest gratitude and come together to show our lasting respects. "We also honor and support … Continue Reading

May 25, 2017

Manchin Leads Colleagues in Discussion of Opioid Epidemic on the Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) lead Senate colleagues from both sides of the aisle in a discussion on the Senate floor today to discuss the impact the opioid epidemic is having across America and how the Senate can work together to stop it. Senator Manchin read a letter from Shadd Baisden from Dingess, West Virginia. Senator Manchin said in part: "Today I lead my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to bring attention to a national crisis that is devastating our … Continue Reading

May 24, 2017

Manchin Statement on Congressional Budget Office Score of the House of Representatives Healthcare Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the U.S. House of Representative healthcare legislation. "The House of Representatives passed this healthcare law quickly and without waiting to see the impact it will have on the most vulnerable Americans. They were motivated by politics, not people. The CBO score proves what we already knew to be true - this bill is bad for West Virginians. I have … Continue Reading

May 24, 2017

Manchin and Capito Welcome West Virginia Veterans to Washington

West Virginia's "Always Free Honor Flight" brings 25 Veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and in the United States to D.C. Manchin presents Veterans with Congressional Record Statements to honor their service Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) proudly welcomed 25 Veterans from West Virginia to the nation's capital for the eighth "Always Free Honor Flight." Senator Manchin provided each Veteran with a … Continue Reading

May 23, 2017

Manchin Statement on the President's 2018 Budget Proposal

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT'S 2018 BUDGET PROPOSAL Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the President's 2018 budget proposal. As written, the proposal would cut funding from programs that West Virginians and the state's economy rely on. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin will carefully scrutinize the President's budget to see how it will impact West Virginia. "While the President's proposed budget … Continue Reading

May 22, 2017

Manchin Attends New Greenbrier VA Outpatient Clinic Opening

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the grand opening of the new Greenbrier VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Ronceverte. "For three years the Veterans in Greenbrier County and the surrounding communities have been without a permanent outpatient clinic," Senator Manchin said. "This was simply unacceptable to me and to our local Veterans, so we got to work. Together with the Vietnam Veterans of Greenbrier County - especially Jim Smith and Jim … Continue Reading

May 22, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $8.5 Million for Health Clinics in Huntington and Baker

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $8,535,702 to health centers in Huntington and Baker. The funding will be used to support the medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmaceutical services the centers provide. "Both Valley Health Systems and E.A. Hawse Health Center provide critically important care to the communities they serve," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading

May 19, 2017

Manchin Statement on Miners Death in Wyoming County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of a coal miner in Wyoming County. "As a West Virginian, the loss of a coal miner is always heartbreaking and the loss of Luches Rosser in Wyoming County today is no exception. Today we are reminded of the unimaginable sacrifices our coal miners and their families make. Gayle and I join all West Virginians in sending our thoughts and prayers to the Rosser family." … Continue Reading

May 19, 2017

Manchin Reintroduces Legislation to Simplify Student Loan Repayment Programs

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced legislation to reform federal student loan repayment programs. The Repay Act, originally introduced in 2014, would simplify the complex maze of federal student loan repayment programs by consolidating many of the benefits of current repayment programs into two plans: a fixed repayment plan, based on a 10-year period, and a single, simplified income-driven repayment option. "Higher education is the key to opportunity … Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More THan $2.3 Million in Funding for Princeton Health Services

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $2,319,878 to the Bluestone Health Association in Princeton. This funding will support the organization and its efforts to expand health services in Southern West Virginia. "This is great news for Princeton and the surrounding communities," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Manchin and Capito Petition to Rename Huntington VA After Woody Williams

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today petitioned to rename the Huntington Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center after Hershel "Woody" Williams. Woody is West Virginia's only living Medal of Honor recipient and from Fairmont, West Virginia. "Woody has dedicated his life to public service, and he has represented the state of West Virginia with the utmost honor and distinction. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Woody continued in public … Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Manchin Pleased Trump Intends to Renegotiate NAFTA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement following the letter President Trump sent to Congress notifying lawmakers of his intention to open trade talks with Canada and Mexico with the intention of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "I'm pleased President Trump is moving forward with efforts to renegotiate NAFTA. In our state alone, more than 30,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs have been lost as a result of NAFTA. Even … Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Manchin, Collins and Representatives Walz and Mast Lead Resolution Supporting Purple Heart Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and U.S. Representatives Tim Walz (D-MN) and Brian Mast (R-FL) led a joint resolution in support of Purple Heart Day on August 7th. Their bipartisan resolution was cosponsored by 23 Senators and 11 Representatives. Purple Heart Day recognizes the sacrifices of those who have earned the Purple Heart Medal and is commemorated each year on the anniversary of George Washington creating the "Badge for Military Merit," the … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Manchin, Capito Highlight Benefits of Appalachian Storage Hub in Letter to National Economic Council

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sent a letter to the Director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, encouraging him to examine the benefits of the development and construction of the Appalachian Storage Hub, a world class natural gas liquid storage and distribution hub in the Appalachian region. The Senators said in part: "The Appalachian Storage Hub is a vital American infrastructure project that would enhance energy and national … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Manchin Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Recruitment Bill

American Law Enforcement Heroes Act incentivizes law enforcement agencies to hire military veterans through grant applications Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the unanimous passage of the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, bipartisan legislation to help state and local law enforcement hire veterans onto their forces, which passed the Senate yesterday. The legislation will prioritize the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) … Continue Reading

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