Press Releases

January 07, 2021

Manchin Statement On Certification Of 2020 Presidential Election Results

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Congressional certification of the 2020 Presidential election results. “Today was a difficult and dark day in our nation’s history. But let’s be clear - our democracy prevailed. Late tonight, Congress will certify the results of the 2020 presidential election just as the U.S. Constitution empowers us to do. In just 14 days, there will be a peaceful transition of power. Joe Biden and Kamala … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Manchin Receives Second COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine yesterday, in accordance with guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician.“Yesterday I received my second dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician and am feeling well. While the vaccine is a safe, effective way to protect ourselves from COVID-19, I will … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Issues Statement On Capitol Insurgence

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) released the following statement on the United States Capitol insurgence today. “The behavior we witnessed in the U.S. Capitol is … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Mike Myer

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Mike Myer, longtime Executive Editor of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. “Mike was a person of the upmost integrity. Over the years, we had lively debates about politics and the best direction for West Virginia. Mike was always able to look for the common ground and the best way to move forward for the sake of our state and country. I appreciate his insight and … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Manchin Statement On United States Capitol Insurrection

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the insurrection at the United States Capitol. “We are okay and ready to get back to the Senate chamber to finish our work. These thugs cannot and will not run us off. We will continue to … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Manchin Statement On Future Of The 117th Congress

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the future of the 117th Congress following the results of the special Senate elections in Georgia. “Now, more than ever, we must enter a new era of bipartisanship in Washington. With tight margins in the House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans are faced with a decision to either work together to put the priorities of our nation before partisan politics or double down on the dysfunctional … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

VA Informs Manchin Report On Patient Safety And Quality Of Care Will Not Be Delivered

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received notification that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will miss the congressionally mandated deadline to submit a report on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers (VAMC), leaving Veterans and their loved ones without information on the policies and procedures in place across the VA. Senator Manchin’s legislation, The Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2019, was introduced in response to the … Continue Reading


January 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Dam Rehabilitation Funding In Mercer County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,739,700 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the Supplemental Watershed Plan Brush Creek 14 in southern West Virginia. This funding is authorized by the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act and will help restore damage done to a flood control dam constructed in 1966 located in Mercer County. “Many … Continue Reading


January 04, 2021

Manchin Statement On West Virginia National Guard Change Of Command

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the West Virginia National Guard Change of Command which signifies the transition of leadership from General James Hoyer to General Bill Crane. “The Change of Command ceremony held today signifies the end of General Hoyer’s leadership of the West Virginia National Guard and the start of General Crane’s time as the Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard. Since 1983, General Hoyer … Continue Reading


January 01, 2021

Manchin Statement On The 15th Anniversary Of The Sago Mine Disaster

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of the 15th anniversary of the Sago mine disaster. “Fifteen years ago, we lost twelve brave coal miners who went to work at the Sago mine and never returned home to their families. As a state, we came together after the tragedy to grieve the loss of our fellow West Virginians and support the families and loved ones of those lost. After the disaster, West Virginia worked hard to pass … Continue Reading


January 01, 2021

Manchin Votes To Override President Trump's Veto Of Defense Bill

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted to override President Trump’s veto of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate voted 81-13 to override President Trump’s veto of the FY21 NDAA. Senator Manchin condemned President Trump’s reckless decision to veto the vital legislation last month.“I am relieved the Senate voted overwhelmingly today to override President Trump’s reckless and … Continue Reading


December 30, 2020

Manchin Votes To Move Forward To Override President Trump's Veto Of Defense Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to move forward in the process to override President Trump’s veto of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate voted 80-12 in favor of moving forward in the process to override President Trump’s veto. Senator Manchin condemned President Trump’s reckless decision to veto the vital legislation last week. “This evening, the Senate overwhelmingly voted to move forward in the process to … Continue Reading


December 27, 2020

Manchin Statement On President Trump Signing COVID-19 Relief Bill

Charleston, WV - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after President Trump signed the COVID-19 emergency relief bill passed by Congress last week. “I am relieved the President has signed our bipartisan relief bill. I hope these emergency benefits can be quickly distributed to keep Americans fed, housed and our small businesses … Continue Reading


December 27, 2020

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group "908 Coalition" To President Trump: Sign Relief Package Or Veto Immediately

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) again urged President Trump to sign the COVID-19 emergency relief package.“Mr. President, we are asking you to please sign the emergency relief bill. This act will … Continue Reading


December 24, 2020

Manchin Statement On Changes At Clarksburg VA

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the announcement regarding changes about the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Clarksburg.  “It was time for a leadership change at the Clarksburg VAMC for the sake of our Veterans’ safety and well-being. The recently announced safety stand-down is further evidence that there are serious issues at the Clarksburg VA facility. My main … Continue Reading


December 23, 2020

Manchin Wishes West Virginians A Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement wishing West Virginians a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.“Gayle and I would like to wish all West Virginians and Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested us all this year but it has also shown us once again how resilient West Virginians are when we support one another through difficult times. We hope that next year we’ll be celebrating the holidays with our … Continue Reading


December 23, 2020

Manchin Statement On President Trump's Self-Serving, Reckless Decision To Veto FY21 NDAA

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s unpatriotic decision to veto the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which was passed by Congress earlier this month.“It is a true shame that President Trump decided to veto the NDAA - putting our servicemembers and their families at immediate risk and denying them a hard-earned pay raise, jeopardizing … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.3 Million For West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,383,527 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers across West Virginia.“Our front line healthcare workers have worked tirelessly caring for their fellow West Virginians during the COVID-19 pandemic and our health centers play a vital role in providing West Virginians with quality healthcare during … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.8 Million For Opioid Misuse Treatment, 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 $1,859,051 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for opioid misuse research and treatment programs across West Virginia.“The drug epidemic has ravaged our state, impacting every West Virginian and taking thousands from us too soon, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made this crisis worse. This funding supports research … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.4 Million For West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,473,661 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs across West Virginia.“Early education is essential for a bright future and Head Start provides our youngest West Virginians with the skills and education they need to succeed, no matter their background. I’m a longtime supporter of Head Start and … Continue Reading

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