Press Releases

July 29, 2020

Manchin: McConnell's COVID-19 Relief Proposal Does Not Do Enough For West Virginians

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the partisan, Republican COVID-19 emergency funding proposal announced by Senator Mitch McConnell on Monday. To see the West Virginia priorities left out of McConnell’s proposal, please click here.“It has been more than four months since Congress came together to pass the bipartisan CARES Act. In that time we haven’t heard a peep from Mitch McConnell, but I have heard directly from thousands of West … Continue Reading


July 28, 2020

Manchin Asks Postmaster General For Clarification On Post Office Closures Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) asked the U.S. Postmaster General DeJoy for clarification on the reported closure of post offices and reduction in hours at additional post offices across West Virginia.The Senator said in part, “I am receiving troubling reports from West Virginians that there are numerous post office locations in my state and across the nation that are scheduled for imminent closure or significant reduction in hours and services. Yesterday, there … Continue Reading


July 27, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $377K For Research At West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $377,936 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for auditory processing research at West Virginia University (WVU).“West Virginia University continues to lead in research projects across many fields and continues to represent the Mountain State well,” said Senator Manchin. “This research could provide insight into … Continue Reading


July 27, 2020

Manchin, Capito Introduce TRUST Act For Inclusion In COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with 13 bipartisan colleagues, today introduced the Time to Rescue United States’ Trusts (TRUST) Act of 2020, bipartisan and bicameral legislation which would create a process to rescue the endangered federal trust funds and rein in the national debt. The TRUST Act of 2020 is an updated version of the TRUST Act, which Senators Manchin and Romney initially introduced last year.“Our budgets must be a … Continue Reading


July 27, 2020

Manchin Presses For Improvements To Medicare Accelerated And Advance Payments Program For West Virginia Hospitals

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) pressed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to make improvements to the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments program which provides assistance to healthcare providers who struggled with revenue losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.Senator Manchin is an original cosponsor of the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments Improvement Act, a bill which provides Medicare payments in advance to eligible providers … Continue Reading


July 27, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Water Protection Programs In West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,158,944 for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for a Chesapeake Bay Watershed Program and the Brownfields State Response Program. This funding was made available through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and will be use to protect water quality in West Virginia.“It is vital that we strive to keep … Continue Reading


July 24, 2020

Manchin Calls for Healthcare Coverage Flexibility During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led three bipartisan colleagues in calling on the Trump Administration to provide employers relief and certainty related to their responsibility requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, the letter asks the Administration to consider safe harbors and flexibility measures regarding compliance with the employer shared responsibility requirements under the ACA.Under the ACA’s employer shared responsibility … Continue Reading


July 24, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.7 Million For Prevention And Control Of Emerging Infectious Diseases 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 $1,761,045 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).“As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, we must ensure that we are prepared for any infectious disease threats that may face our nation. This … Continue Reading


July 23, 2020

Manchin Votes To Pass FY21 National Defense Authorization Act, Secures West Virginia Priorities

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), a vital piece of legislation that authorizes defense funding and provides authorities for our military to defend the nation. The FY21 NDAA authorizes $740.5 billion dollars including $636.4 billion for the Department of Defense (DoD), $25.9 billion for Department of Energy (DOE) … Continue Reading


July 23, 2020

Manchin's Great American Outdoors Act Heads To President's Desk

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act by the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 310-107. The package passed the Senate by a bipartisan vote of 73-25 last month. To learn more about the benefits of the Great American Outdoors Act for West Virginia click here.“I’m excited to see the House of Representatives … Continue Reading


July 23, 2020

Manchin Congratulates Huntington For Being Named Nicest Place In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Huntington for being named the nicest place in West Virginia by Readers Digest and for being a finalist for the nicest place in America. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are always searching for positive stories that give us hope for West Virginia and her people. I am incredibly proud of Huntington for being named the nicest place in West Virginia, especially Mayor Steve Williams, the My Huntington Steering … Continue Reading


July 22, 2020

Manchin, Gardner Bill To Help Americans With Crisis Care Services During COVID-19 Pandemic, Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Crisis Care Improvement and Suicide Prevention Act which would direct states to utilize five percent of their Mental Health Block Grant for crisis care services - once funding for the program is increased by five percent nationally - allowing states to upgrade crisis care programs and strategies. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the House of Representatives companion legislation … Continue Reading


July 22, 2020

Manchin Statement On Announcement Of Voluntary Workforce Reduction At Wheeling Hospital

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Wheeling Hospital’s announcement of a voluntary workforce reduction due to declining revenues. Wheeling Hospital has asked for a number of staff to voluntarily retire with a severance package to reduce overhead costs for the hospital. “In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need every healthcare provider, hospital, and health center we have to care for the West Virginians affected … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Manchin Receives Update From VA Inspector General On Clarksburg Investigation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received an update from Michael Missal, the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the ongoing investigation into the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and Reta Mays’ guilty plea last week.“Today, VA Inspector General Michael Missal gave me an update on how the Clarksburg VAMC investigation led to the guilty plea of Reta Mays and while I value the efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Manchin Bill Would Support More Than 10,000 Homeless Students In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement after the West Virginia Department of Education confirmed that more than 10,300 students experienced homelessness in West Virginia during the 2019-2020 school year. The reporting of these students was effectively halted in March due to COVID-19 significantly affecting the number of students who may have been identified as homelessness in the remainder of the year, which shows that the 2019-2020 … Continue Reading


July 20, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Nurse Education Training Program At Fairmont State

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $499,975 for the Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention Simulation Education Training Program at Fairmont State University. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).“As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, we must ensure our healthcare professionals receive the support and continued training … Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Shirley Love

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Shirley Love, state lawmaker, longtime broadcaster, and proud West Virginian. “Gayle and I send our hearts out to Shirley’s family, especially his wife Audrey, his children Christie and James, and his grandchildren for the loss of a great West Virginian and selfless public servant. For more than five decades, Shirley served as an incredible broadcaster as a sports journalist, … Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

Manchin Urges Reversal Of COVID-19 Hospital Data Collection And Reporting Changes

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today urged the Trump Administration to reverse recent changes to require hospitals to report data to a new system set up by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) instead of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) which is run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The Senators said in part, “We write today to urge you to withdraw your confusing and harmful changes to hospital … Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $2 Million For Maternal And Child Health Services, Research 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 $1,910,421 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for maternal and child health services in West Virginia through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and for research for mothers and children at West Virginia University (WVU).“The COVID-19 pandemic has put an even brighter spotlight on the … Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $840K For Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services, Youth Tobacco Use Study 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 $840,973 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will support mental health and substance use services in Parkersburg and Huntington and a West Virginia University (WVU) study on youth tobacco use.“The opioid epidemic has affected every West Virginian. Everyone has a neighbor, family member, or friend who has … Continue Reading

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