Press Releases

November 22, 2017


Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement wishing West Virginians a happy Thanksgiving: "As we gather around the dinner table this Thanksgiving, it's important for all of us to reflect on the great blessings we share as West Virginians and Americans. In the Manchin household, we were always taught that if you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings. This lesson has stuck with me throughout my adult life and I have tried to pass it … Continue Reading

November 22, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Hire Law Enforcement in Three West Virginia Counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced a total of $498,694 from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. Funding will be used to hire full-time law enforcement officers in Marion, Cabell and Fayette counties. "I'm glad to see this investment in our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to keep our families and communities safe. This funding … Continue Reading

November 21, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Health Facilities, and Community Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced a total of $355,000 for Highland-Clarksburg Hospital and Cowen Public Service District (PSD) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will be used to improve the hospital facility and water service to Cowen PSD customers. "I'm glad to see this investment in Highland-Clarksburg Hospital and Cowen Public Service District. Quality healthcare … Continue Reading

November 17, 2017


Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reconsider the Bureau of Prisons' decision to not renew the contract of Bannum Place of Wheeling, a residential reentry center that provides former offenders­­ a structured, supervised environment in which to live and receive job counseling and substance abuse treatment after their release from prison while they seek to rebuild their lives and reenter the workforce. Senator Manchin … Continue Reading

November 17, 2017

Manchin, Capito, Others Introduce Bipartisan Chesapeake Restoration Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined several colleagues yesterday to introduce the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act of 2017. This legislation increases mandatory funding for the bay, strengthens the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCCP) and provides more opportunities for effective conservation efforts. Senators Capito and Manchin were joined by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob … Continue Reading

November 16, 2017

Manchin Applauds Senate Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauds the Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, a vital piece of legislation that will provide our military with the means necessary to defend our nation. "This defense package is truly a bipartisan piece of legislation and provides necessary funding to support our troops, defend our nation and provide support to our West Virginia service members and facilities," Senator Manchin said. "Maintaining a … Continue Reading

November 16, 2017

Plant Operations Representative, CHEP

Description Full responsibility and accountability for managing plant operations in a defined territory. Consult with third party providers on all pertinent operational issues critical to running daily operations including: safety, quality, receiving, inspecting, repairing inventory, shipping, and operational cost accountability. Partner with third partyproviders to create a Quality Management System (QMS) within their service center and identify and execute opportunities for continuous … Continue Reading

November 16, 2017

Data Entry Lab Assistant, LabCorp

Job Description Monday-Friday, 6:00pm to 10:00pm Lab Assistant/Data Entry needed in the Accessioning department. Duties for this position include: Processing paperwork and performing all required procedures to prepare received specimens Matching paperwork to the specimen samples Data entry of specimen typing and information, as well as assigning computer generated labels to each specimen recieved. Sorting and packaging specimens according to standard operating … Continue Reading

November 15, 2017

Manchin, Capito Introduce Bill to Strengthen Opioid Safety in VA Choice Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) today introduced bipartisan legislation, the Andrew White Veterans Community Care Opioid Safety Act, to strengthen opioid therapy safety and pain care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community care programs, including through the VA Choice program. Senator Capito named the legislation in … Continue Reading

November 15, 2017


Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on voting against confirming the nomination of David Zatezalo to lead the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). "Too many families in our state have lost loved ones serving our nation in the mines and we are too familiar with the painful human toll of mining accidents. Since the beginning of 2017, 14 miners have lost their lives - 7 of those miners were West Virginians. That is why for West Virginians, strong … Continue Reading

November 15, 2017


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today applauded the passage of a Senate Resolution commemorating the ship christening of USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (T-ESB4). The ship is named after Medal of Honor recipient and renowned West Virginian, Hershel "Woody" Williams. "Perhaps in no other time in our recent history has it been more vital to remember and emulate the heroism, perseverance, and patriotism of those who belong to the greatest … Continue Reading

November 14, 2017

Manchin and Capito Introduce Bill to Prioritize Funding for States Hard Hit by Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) today introduced the Targeted Opioid Formula Act to prioritize federal funding for states that have been hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, including West Virginia. The bill would require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which operates under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to take into account … Continue Reading

November 14, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $4.8 Million for 2016 Flood Repairs

Washington D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $4,822,817 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to repair federal roads in Pocahontas, Randolph and Greenbrier counties damaged during the 2016 floods. "The 2016 floods brought devastation to West Virginia, but we as a state came together and have been resilient to return our communities to a place of growth and hope," Senator Manchin said. "The repairs to these highways will … Continue Reading

November 13, 2017


Washington, D.C. - Senator Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Dr. France A. Córdova, the Director of the National Science Foundation, requesting a meeting in the coming days to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the proposed changes to the NSF's long-standing relationship with the Green Bank Observatory. "For 60 years the Foundation, Pocahontas County, and the state of West Virginia have supported the ability of innumerable national and international scientists to make … Continue Reading

November 13, 2017


Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced bipartisan legislation that stops the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from hiding medical mistakes made by providers in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The VA Provider Accountability Act arrives after a USA Today investigation recently revealed the VA has for years repeatedly buried and concealed poor care and mistakes made by its medical workers. The Manchin-Heller bill would require the … Continue Reading

November 13, 2017


Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a report detailing the price and production levels of coal as well as natural gas prices in Appalachia and nationally. For the week ending November 10, 2017, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 15 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 3.9% higher than last week's estimate and 6.7% lower than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2016. To read Senator Manchin's full report, click … Continue Reading

November 10, 2017

Manchin Presents Purple Heart to Vietnam Veteran Roger Champ

Moorefield, W.Va. - In a Veterans Day ceremony this morning, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) presented a long-overdue Purple Heart to Moorefield resident, two-time Vietnam Veteran and Silver Star recipient Roger Champ. Senator Manchin has been working with the U.S. Army for two years to secure the Purple Heart Roger earned in Vietnam in 1970. "Growing up in West Virginia, we are surrounded by the strength of awe-inspiring mountains. That might be why our state has one of the highest rates of … Continue Reading

November 09, 2017


Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today released the following statement on Veterans Day. "As Americans stormed the beaches of Normandy, battled at Iwo Jima, fought up the Korean Peninsula, served in the jungles of Vietnam and defended our national interests across the Middle East, West Virginian service members never flinched, and bravely led the way to serve and defend the United States of America. We're one of the most patriotic states in the country, and this Veterans Day let us … Continue Reading

November 08, 2017


Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on the nomination of William Wehrum to be the Assistant Administrator of the EPA Office of Air and Radiation. "West Virginia is home to thousands of coal miners who suffer from chronic breathing diseases, like Black Lung and silicosis, as a result of their exposure to silica and other harmful agents during their career in the mines. While I appreciate Mr. Wehrum's willingness to serve, I cannot support his … Continue Reading

November 08, 2017


Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $3,439,000 in loan and grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants. This funding will assist in improvements to the water treatment facility in Philippi and the Sanity Sewer System in Spencer. "Improving the infrastructure of rural West Virginia is vital to ensuring the economic success of both the local businesses and public … Continue Reading

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