Press Releases

May 19, 2021

Manchin Bill To Give West Virginians A Clean Start To Rejoin Workforce

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Clean Start Act, which would allow persons with a felony or misdemeanor conviction for a past non-violent crime committed as a result of substance use disorder to have their records sealed after undergoing comprehensive treatment and demonstrating a commitment to their recovery. “The drug epidemic has impacted every West Virginian, taking far too many lives and resulting in a workforce with opioid misuse related … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

After Manchin Presses for Action, HHS Says Six Pharmaceutical Companies Violate Program That Provides Affordable Medications for Low-Income West Virginians

Washington, DC - After U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) pressed the Health and Human Services (HHS) to protect access to safe and affordable medications for low-income West Virginians, HHS determined six pharmaceutical companies are violating the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which ensures access to medications for low-income West Virginians and Americans.“This determination by HHS is a step in the right direction for West Virginians who rely on the 340B program to access affordable … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Manchin: Recent Cyberattacks Highlight Importance of Whole of Government Response, Cybersecurity Standards for Government Contractors

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, led the subcommittee hearing on the cybersecurity protocols of the defense industrial base. Senator Manchin questioned two witnesses on the Department of Defense (DoD) comprehensive efforts to improve defense industrial base security and emphasized the urgent need to hold prime contractors accountable for the cybersecurity of their subcontractors. After the … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Manchin To Vote For Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote to advance Kristen Clarke, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, to bring her nomination before the full Senate. “Today I voted to advance the nomination of Kristen Clarke for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. She is a dedicated public servant who has spent her career serving our … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Manchin Congratulates Cabell County Public Library On Receiving The 2021 National Medal For Museum and Library Service

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Cabell County Public Library in Huntington for being selected as one of six recipients of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. This medal is the country’s highest honor given to libraries and museums that make significant contributions to their communities.  “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cabell County Public Library continued to provide West … Continue Reading


May 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.4 Million For Cancer Prevention Efforts In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,473,820 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for cancer prevention and control programs. "Far too many West Virginians have struggled through treatment or lost loved ones to cancer. It's simply heartbreaking, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made fighting cancer … Continue Reading


May 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $10.3 Million For West Virginia Airport Improvements

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,383,295 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport improvement projects across West Virginia. "West Virginia airports are vital to our economy, including increasing tourism access and spurring regional economic development," said Senator Manchin. "I am pleased DOT is investing in multiple projects to improve facilities and … Continue Reading


May 17, 2021

Manchin, Murkowski Call For Bipartisan Reauthorization Of Voting Rights Act

Senators Manchin and Murkowski sent a letter urging Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act through regular order Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) urging … Continue Reading


May 17, 2021

Manchin, VA Secretary McDonough Visit Clarksburg VAMC

Clarksburg, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough visited the Clarksburg VA Medical Center and toured the facility. "Today, VA Secretary McDonough and I visited the Clarksburg VAMC to learn more about the lapses in procedure and leadership that allowed for the horrific deaths of West Virginia Veterans at the Clarksburg VAMC. It has taken nearly three years to get an answer for our Veterans and their families, and I will continue to ask … Continue Reading


May 15, 2021

Manchin, Braun Bill To Address Incorrect Marketing Of Dangerous Opioids

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN) reintroduced the bipartisan FDA Review of Efficacy of EERW Double-Blinds (FREED) of Opioids Act which would ensure that scientific experts review the controversial enriched enrollment randomized withdrawal (EERW) methodology used to approve new opioids and will ensure that opioids are only marketed for uses where they are both safe and effective. "In 2020, over 90,000 Americans died from a drug overdose, and we can … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Manchin, State Auditor McCuskey Hold American Rescue Plan Information Sessions In Martinsburg and Fairmont

West Virginia will receive at least $4 billion from the American Rescue Plan Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and West Virginia Auditor John B. "JB" McCuskey held two information sessions on the American Rescue Plan benefits for West Virginia in Martinsburg and Fairmont. "The American Rescue Plan continues to be vital to defeating the COVID-19 pandemic and helping our fellow West Virginians recover from the pandemic," said Senator Manchin. "Today, Auditor McCuskey and … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $3 Million for Brownfields Site Cleanup in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,994,039 through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grants Program to clean up Brownfields sites across West Virginia. Specifically, this funding will support underserved and economically disadvantaged communities in assessing and cleaning up contaminated and abandoned industrial and … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For AmeriCorps In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,056,666 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support four West Virginia organizations, 58 AmeriCorps members and 10 summer associates across the state. "West Virginians know how important it is to reach out a helping hand to support our fellow West Virginians. AmeriCorps members serve across West Virginia and engage … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

West Virginia Delegation Applauds Approval Of Disaster Declaration For February Winter Storm

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3) applauded President Biden's approval of the federal disaster declaration for the February 10-16th winter storm that impacted Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, and Wayne Counties. The delegation sent a letter on April 16th to President Biden calling on him to approve the federal disaster declaration request. "President … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Manchin Reminds West Virginians To Apply For Health Insurance During ACA Open Enrollment Period

West Virginians interested in applying can learn more at acanavigator.com/wv/home or call at 1-844-WV-CARES Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reminded and encouraged West Virginians to apply for health insurance coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period that ends August 15th, 2021. The American Rescue Plan also includes additional financial assistance to West Virginians by lowering healthcare coverage premiums. From February 15 - April 30, … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin Reminds West Virginians To Apply For Congressionally Directed Spending Requests On New Webpage by Tomorrow

Congressionally Directed Spending Requests webpage can be accessed at www.manchin.senate.gov/appropriations Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reminded West Virginians to apply for Congressionally Directed Spending requests on his new webpage. This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee will allow communities and non-profits the opportunity to request targeted funding through Congressionally Directed Spending, or … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin Bill To Prevent Fatal Overdoses, Support Opioid Victims

Bipartisan IMPROVE Addiction Care Act seeks to prevent fatal opioid overdoses Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) reintroduced the bipartisan Improving Medicaid Programs' Response to Overdose Victims and Enhancing (IMPROVE) Addiction Care Act to provide greater assistance to individuals who have struggled with substance use disorder. This legislation would require state Medicaid programs to use jointly-funded Drug Utilization Review programs to help … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Congratulate The 2021 West Virginia Presidential Scholars

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today congratulated West Virginia students Kendra Goeddert from Greenbrier East High School, Nicholas Murphy from Parkersburg South High School and Zara Zervos from John Marshall High School for being selected as U.S Presidential Scholars. The Presidential Scholars Program honors graduating high school seniors for their academic achievement, accomplishments in the arts and technology fields, leadership, service … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin Provides Update On American Rescue Plan Direct Aid To West Virginians

Video of Senator Manchin’s statement on direct aid to West Virginians from the American Rescue Plan can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided an update on the direct aid West Virginians have received from the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan continues to deliver critical aid directly to West Virginians through stimulus checks, unemployment assistance, Child Tax Credits, Earned Income Tax Credit extensions and health insurance … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin: Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Applications Open To Expand Access For West Virginians

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program application can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that applications are open for the $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Eligible West Virginians can apply to offset the cost of receiving broadband access at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and can receive $50 off their monthly internet bill and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from … Continue Reading

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