Press Releases

January 17, 2017

Manchin, Capito, Warner, Brown, Heitkamp, Casey, McCaskill, Portman, Kaine, Donnelly, Re-Introduce Miners Protection Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Bob Casey (D-PA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Rob Portman (R-OH), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) today introduced the Miners Protection Act. This legislation would ensure that the federal government and coal operators honor their obligation of lifetime pensions and health benefits to retired miners and their families who are facing … Continue Reading

January 16, 2017

Manchin Congratulates Governor Justice on Inauguration

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the inauguration of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice. "I am proud to wish my friend and the Governor of the great state of West Virginia, Jim Justice, congratulations. I look forward to working with him and his administration throughout his term, and to helping him in any capacity I can to help move our state forward." ### MANCHIN CONGRATULATES GOVERNOR JUSTICE ON … Continue Reading

January 13, 2017

Manchin Announces $285,000 In Funding To Feed West Virginians

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that West Virginia has received $285,000 in funding and 5,000 caseload slots for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). "With more than 23 percent of West Virginia seniors living below the poverty level, I am glad that our state is receiving this funding to help distribute nutritious food to people in need," said Senator Manchin, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "This funding will go a long way in … Continue Reading

January 13, 2017

Manchin Statement on Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today released the following statement on celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. "Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and his legacy as of one of the most inspirational and influential figures in our nation's history. He helped shaped our nation as a courageous leader who brought hope to humanity by peacefully fighting racial injustice and calling for an end to discrimination and segregation. Dr. King dedicated his life to fighting … Continue Reading

January 12, 2017

Manchin Introduces Amendments to Protect Substance Abuse Treatment, Black Lung Coverage

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) filed amendments to the budget resolution in order to protect West Virginians struggling with opioid abuse, coal miners suffering from black lung disease and residents in rural areas who depend on community health centers and local hospitals. "West Virginians struggling with substance abuse, black lung disease and those living in rural areas will lose access to critical healthcare services if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a … Continue Reading

January 12, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce $2.4 Million For West Virginia Healthcare Services

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 $2,485,925 to the Cabin Creek Health Center, Inc., Lincoln County Primary Care Center, Wirt County Health Services Association, Inc. and Womencare, Inc. This funding will support these organizations and their efforts to expand comprehensive health services and coordinate care among patients. It will also fund behavioral … Continue Reading

January 12, 2017

Manchin, West Virginia Treatment Facilities Call On State To Use Settlement Money for Substance Abuse Treatment

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Recovery Point West Virginia, Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Children's Home Society of West Virginia, West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association, the West Virginia Primary Care Association, and Kanawha Communities That Care are calling on the state of West Virginia to use the $36 million settled in the case between Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen v. West Virginia to be put towards substance abuse … Continue Reading

January 11, 2017

Manchin, West Virginia Organizations Announce Research Showing Repeal of ACA Would Cripple Opioid Epidemic Fight

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and prominent organizations and healthcare service providers in West Virginia, announce research by Harvard and New York University that shows repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would cut $5.5 billion per year from the fight against the opioid epidemic. The removal of this critical funding would lead to increased deaths, homelessness and incarcerations and would adversely affect states with opioid challenges. "Repealing the Affordable … Continue Reading

January 10, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $4.8 Million for West Virginia Healthcare and Education

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that $4,821,155 will be awarded to the MountainHeart Community Services, Roane Co. Family Health Care, Raleigh County Community Action Association and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services. This funding will support Head Start programs in Raleigh County and Oceana, West Virginia. It will also fund maternal and child health services for families in West Virginia and support … Continue Reading

January 10, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce New Funding from Appalachian Regional Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced grant funding totaling $761,057 for three West Virginia projects in Princeton, Bradshaw and Huntington. The funding will be used to map 30 sewer systems in 11 counties, implement a sanitary sewer upgrade plan, and finance a self-sufficiency educational program. "The support from Appalachian Regional Commission enables these communities to invest in infrastructure upgrades and workforce … Continue Reading

January 09, 2017

Manchin Receives Assurance From President-elect Trump to Secure Retired Miner Healthcare Benefits

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on his conversation with President-Elect Donald Trump on securing healthcare for retired miners. "Today, I spoke with President-Elect Donald Trump and he assured me that he will help fight to secure a permanent health care solution for our retired miners, as guaranteed in the Miners Protection Act. I look forward to working with him, his administration and my colleagues in order to keep America's promise … Continue Reading

December 23, 2016

Manchin Statement on UN Resolution on Israel Settlement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on United Nations (UN) resolution on Israel resettlement: "I urge the Obama Administration to veto the United Nations resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building. I support two-party negotiations to reach agreement on any settlement issues, and this U.N. resolution is not the way to pursue peace between the Palestinian Authority and the State of Israel." … Continue Reading

December 23, 2016

Manchin and More than 30 Senate Colleagues Urge New Administration to Support FAA Contract Tower Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and 33 of his Senate colleagues yesterday called on President-Elect Trump and Vice President-Elect Pence to support the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Contract Tower Program. There are currently 253 airports and surrounding communities in 46 states benefitting from the enhanced safety and improved air traffic control (ATC) services provided by FAA contract towers. The senators wrote, "Not only do these contract towers provide an important … Continue Reading

December 23, 2016

Manchin Family Wishes All West Virginians a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement wishing all West Virginians a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. "Gayle and I, along with the entire Manchin family, wish all West Virginians, Americans and our brave service men and women a very merry Christmas and peaceful and prosperous New Year. As you gather together with your loved ones, remember that we wouldn't be able to enjoy our blessings without the brave men and women who are … Continue Reading

December 22, 2016

Manchin Encouraged by Department of Energy Loan Guarantees for Carbon Capture Technology

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is encouraged by the Department of Energy's (DOE) recent announcement that it's committed to guarantee loans up to $2 billion to construct the world's first methanol production facility to employ carbon capture technology. "Coal will power the United States and the world for decades to come. Instead of demonizing coal, we should be investing in technology that will allow us to use it in a cleaner more affordable manner, while also developing … Continue Reading

December 22, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $118K to Assist Homeless Veterans

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that two West Virginia housing facilities will receive a total of $118,726 from the Department of Veterans Affairs for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The grants will help end homelessness among the veteran population in West Virginia by providing financial assistance to help homeless veterans find housing and seek additional services offered by the Department of … Continue Reading

December 21, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $7 Million in Funding for Housing Programs Across State

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that housing facilities across West Virginia will receive a total of $7,761,222 under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program for projects with the goal of ending homelessness. "West Virginians in need will have the opportunity to develop specific skill sets to help them reenter the workforce, provide for themselves and their families, and … Continue Reading

December 20, 2016

Manchin Appointed to New Senate Committees for 115th Congress

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced that he has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He will continue to be a member of the Senate Committees on Energy and Natural Resources, and Veterans' Affairs. "It is a privilege to be assigned to the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as we enter into a new Congress," Senator Manchin said. "The two committees … Continue Reading

December 19, 2016

Manchin Announces $87 Million in West Virginia Flood Assistance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced $87,280,000 of funding for West Virginia flood relief efforts as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) Program. This funding is in addition to the $17 million Senator Manchin announced in October bringing the total funding to $104 million through CDBG-DR. "This funding is a much needed boost for the West Virginia families that are … Continue Reading

December 19, 2016

Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Nominate Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs for SBA 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) 2017 National and District Small Business Week awards. Winner of national titles will attend National Small Business Week activities in Washington, D.C. in May 2017. All nominations are due by Tuesday, January 10th. "With over 120,000 small businesses making up 96 percent of our employers, it is the … Continue Reading

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