Press Releases

December 21, 2015

Manchin Applauds Senate Passage of GONE Act to Cut Government Waste

Washington, D.C. - On Friday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed The Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act, bipartisan legislation to save taxpayer dollars by providing additional oversight over the financial accountability of federal grant programs. The bill, which was reintroduced by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) in April,‎ would require agencies to close out expired grant accounts with zero dollar balances and undisbursed funding remaining. These expired … Continue Reading

December 21, 2015

Manchin and Capito Congratulate Wheeling Jesuit on Volleyball National Championship

Washington, D.C. - A resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) congratulating the Wheeling Jesuit University Women's Volleyball team on their victory in the Division II National Championship passed late Friday. The Senate resolution recognizes the Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals players and coaches on their victory over Palm Beach Atlantic University. To read the resolution in its entirety, click here. "I am so proud of the Wheeling Jesuit volleyball … Continue Reading

December 18, 2015

Manchin Votes Against Irresponsible $680 Billion Tax Extenders Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement after voting against $680 billion in tax expenditures to millionaires and billionaires included in the $1.1 trillion spending package, especially since the bill omits the fiscally responsible Miners Protection Act. "Instead of voting on just a $1.1 trillion spending bill that helps veterans, middle class families, our defense department, our border security and a host of other valuable federal programs, we … Continue Reading

December 18, 2015

Manchin Applauds Passage of Chemical Safety Reform Legislation

Washington, D.C. - As a lead cosponsor and a staunch advocate of chemical safety reforms, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Senate passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The Senate passed the bill by voice vote on Thursday evening to send the bipartisan legislation to the President's desk. This bill would ensure the safety of the chemicals Americans use every day by updating the United States' outdated chemical regulatory program. "I am pleased … Continue Reading

December 17, 2015

Manchin Condemns Irresponsible $680 Billion Tax Extenders Package in Senate Floor Speech

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor explaining his opposition to the $680 billion in tax expenditures included in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package. Senator Manchin encouraged his colleagues to vote against the deal that adds to our mounting national debt, extends tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and ignores the fiscally responsible "Miners Protection Act." To watch Senator Manchin's floor remarks, click here. Senator … Continue Reading

December 16, 2015

Manchin, Kirk Call for Additional Background Screening of All Visa Applicants

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) yesterday sent a letter to President Obama urging the Administration to immediately require social media screening as a part of the visa background check process for all those seeking to enter the United States on a visa. The letter comes after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed one of the San Bernardino attackers, Tashfeen Malik, had posted social media messages professing her radicalization before … Continue Reading

December 16, 2015

Manchin Applauds Senate Passage of PBOR 2

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today hailed the Senate's unanimous passage of the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 (S. 571). "General Aviation is losing 6,000 pilots per year because of antiquated regulations and unnecessary bureaucratic barriers," said Manchin. "This industry contributes $219 billion to the U.S. economy each year and supports 1.1 million jobs. I am proud to have helped lead this effort with Senator Inhofe to finish what we started in … Continue Reading

December 14, 2015

Manchin Statement Three Years After Sandy Hook Tragedy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement three years after 26 people were killed during the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: "Today, Gayle and I join all West Virginians and Americans across the country in remembrance and in sending our thoughts and our prayers to the families who lost their loved ones in the horrific tragedy in Newtown. As we keep these families in our thoughts, let us recognize their endless … Continue Reading

December 11, 2015

Manchin and Capito Statement on Greenbrier County VA Announcement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today welcomed the announcement of a new permanent location for the Greenbrier County VA Clinic. The announcement follows VA Secretary Robert McDonald's visit to West Virginia in September and previous commitments to reopen the Greenbrier Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). According to the Beckley Department of Veterans Affairs, the new clinic will be located at 228 Shamrock Lane in Ronceverte, West … Continue Reading

December 11, 2015

Manchin, Hoyer, Scott, Brown Statement on Every Student Succeeds Act Being Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) released the following statements after President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law at a White House signing ceremony today. The bipartisan bill includes the Community Support for School Success program which establishes annual grant funding for the Full-Service … Continue Reading

December 10, 2015

Manchin-Hoeven Veterans Access Long-Term Care Legislation Passed by VA Committee, Included in VA Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today announced that the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has included provisions from two Manchin-Hoeven bills that will allow Veterans greater access to long term care (LTC) services near loved ones and friends in their home communities: the Veterans Access to Extended Care Act and the Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act. Extended care providers include such facilities as nursing centers, … Continue Reading

December 10, 2015

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $7 Million for Infrastructure Repair in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that West Virginia will receive $7,397,643 from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help finance federal road and bridge repairs in 19 counties following severe weather incidents in the spring and summer of 2015. "The severe weather earlier this year took a toll on communities throughout West Virginia, impacting our businesses, highways, roads and … Continue Reading

December 09, 2015

Manchin Applauds Committee Passage of Bill to Improve Care for Veterans

Washington, D.C. - As a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the Committee's markup and passage of the Veterans Homeless Programs, Caregiver Services, and Other Improvements Act of 2015, legislation to increase accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and improve Veterans' benefits and health care. The bill unanimously passed the Committee by voice vote and now heads to the full Senate for consideration. The bill … Continue Reading

December 09, 2015

Senators Manchin, Kirk, and Representatives Ellison, Fitzpatrick introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Expand Access to Credit

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) today announced the introduction of The Credit Access and Inclusion Act (S. 2355), which helps consumers without traditional credit histories access credit by allowing non-financial service providers, like gas, electric and telecommunication companies, to report their customers' on-time payments to credit reporting agencies. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, nearly 50 Americans are "credit invisible" - … Continue Reading

December 09, 2015

Manchin Votes to Overhaul Education Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today voted for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), legislation to reauthorize through 2020 the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The legislation includes measures that will scale back federal interference in the public school system and ensure all children in America and West Virginia have access to a well-rounded, high-quality education that enables them to compete and … Continue Reading

December 08, 2015

Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Nominate Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs for Achievement Awards

Washington, D.C. ? U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today encouraged West Virginians to nominate West Virginia small businesses and entrepreneurs for the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) 2016 Small Business Week awards and for the West Virginia's District Office awards. Winners of the West Virginia District Office awards will compete for national titles. Winner of national titles will attend National Small Business Week activities in Washington, D.C. in May 2016. All nominations are … Continue Reading

December 07, 2015

Manchin Welcomes Attendees to 8th Annual WV Identification Intelligence Expo

Washington, D.C. - As Honorary Chair of the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) welcomed representatives from identification intelligence companies and federal agencies to West Virginia for the eighth annual Identification Intelligence Expo on Sunday. This was first time this identification intelligence industry event was held in West Virginia. It was also the first time the event, held over the course of two days, incorporated a trade mission for … Continue Reading

December 07, 2015

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $350K for Employment Assistance in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $350,159 in federal funding for local housing agencies in West Virginia to help families in need find employment and become economically independent. "One of our core values as West Virginians is helping our neighbors who are struggling and in need our support," Senator Manchin said. "We should help those in need to make sure they have the resources they need to get back on their feet, provide … Continue Reading

December 04, 2015

Manchin Skypes with Ritchie County High School Students as Part of Global Skype Event

Washington, D.C. - As part of Microsoft's first-ever global Skype-a-Thon, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) answered questions from Ritchie County High School students through Skype, a popular videoconferencing website. The students asked Senator Manchin questions on a variety of current policy issues. Senator Manchin has used Skype to talk with students or virtually attend events throughout West Virginia about 70 times since taking office. The videoconferencing website has served as an … Continue Reading

December 03, 2015

Manchin Applauds Passage of Long-Term Highway Bill and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the passage of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, legislation that provides $305 billion over the next five years to improve the nation's transportation infrastructure. The legislation reforms and strengthens transportation programs, provides certainty and more flexibility for states, streamlines project approval processes and enhances transportation safety. Under the FAST Act, West Virginia will receive … Continue Reading

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