Press Releases

February 15, 2024

Manchin Pushes for FCC Hazelton Retention Pay, Bipartisan Prison Oversight Reforms After Disturbing DOJ Report

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published a new report on inmate deaths in federal prisons. The report found that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) failed to prevent the deaths of 344 inmates over the course of eight years, including 14 at West Virginia’s Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Hazelton, the second highest amount of any BOP institution in the … Continue Reading


February 15, 2024

Manchin Joins Colleagues to Urge Secretary Yellen to Follow the Law and Support Domestic Critical Mineral Extraction

Charleston, WV - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined his Senate colleagues in a letter to U.S Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, urging the Administration to abide by Congressional intent and allow critical mineral mining and processing activities to be included in the calculation of the 45X Advanced Manufacturing Production tax credit passed in the Inflation Reduction Act. This tax credit is meant to … Continue Reading


February 15, 2024

Manchin Statement on the Closure of Cleveland-Cliffs Tin Mill Facility in Weirton

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the Cleveland-Cliffs tin mill steel facility in Weirton, West Virginia announced its closure this morning. The decision, which will result in nearly 1,000 employee layoffs in April, is a direct result of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)’s determination that imports of tin mill products from China, Canada and Germany do not sufficiently harm the domestic steel industry. “Today’s … Continue Reading


February 15, 2024

Manchin, Braun Urge National Labor Relations Board To Delay Joint Employer Rule

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN), wrote a letter to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) requesting the delay of the implementation of the new joint employer rule, which is currently scheduled to take effect on February 26, 2024. The rule would force liability on companies for another business’ employees even if they do not directly oversee them. “This rule places significant burdens on small businesses, particularly those who are a part … Continue Reading


February 14, 2024

Manchin Announces $2.8 Million To Bolster Flood Prevention In Nitro

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,888,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to upgrade and repair stormwater pipes and catch basins in Nitro. This federal award is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2023 funding bill. “I’m pleased the EPA is investing over $2.8 million to bolster flood prevention and … Continue Reading


February 13, 2024

Manchin’s Bipartisan Fend Off Fentanyl Act Passes U.S. Senate

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) bipartisan Fentanyl Eradication and Narcotics Deterrence (FEND) Off Fentanyl Act passed the U.S. Senate as part of the national security supplemental. The legislation targets the entire illicit fentanyl supply chain, from the chemical suppliers in China to the cartels that transport the drugs in Mexico, by directing the Treasury Department to target, sanction, and block the financial assets of transnational criminal … Continue Reading


February 13, 2024

Manchin Statement on Final Passage of National Security Supplemental

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote for the final passage of the national security supplemental, which includes support for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. “While I’m pleased the Senate came together to pass bipartisan aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, I’m extremely disappointed that the legislation excludes essential provisions to shut down the southern border and send a clear message to the world that if you come here illegally, … Continue Reading


February 13, 2024

Manchin Supports Bipartisan Effort to Codify Roe V. Wade

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) cosponsored the bipartisan Reproductive Freedom For All Act, which would codify the essential holdings of Roe v. Wade and related cases to protect women’s abilities to make their own health care decisions. The legislation is in response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. “The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs abandoned over 50 years of established legal precedent. A majority of Americans … Continue Reading


February 12, 2024

Manchin Announces $3.7M to Restore 500 Acres of Mine Land at New River Gorge, Restore Forest Resiliency

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that West Virginia projects will receive a total of $3,741,000 in Fiscal Year 2024 allocations through the U.S. Department of the Interior, made possible by Chairman Manchin’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These investments in West Virginia will help to restore native species to our grasslands and forests, and they include $1,450,000 to restore 500 acres of mine … Continue Reading


February 09, 2024

Manchin Announces $9.3 Million For Five Projects To Upgrade Water And Wastewater Infrastructure In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $9,253,000 from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for five rural development projects in Monroe, Ohio, Hardy, Wood and Mason Counties. The funding is made possible in part through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will support upgrading and improving water and wastewater infrastructure.  “Investing in our communities means long-term economic development that creates and … Continue Reading


February 09, 2024

Manchin Congratulates FERC Chairman Willie Phillips

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement in response to Willie Phillips being named Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). “Throughout the last year overseeing a very productive and bipartisan FERC, Chairman Willie Phillips has proven time and time again that he was the right person to lead this ever-important agency from the start. Amid the ongoing need to bolster … Continue Reading


February 09, 2024

Manchin Statement on U.S. Economic Outlook Report for the Next Ten Years

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published its annual report on the country’s budget and economic projections for the coming ten years. “The report estimates that our federal debt will reach $54.3 trillion in ten years - about $20 trillion more than it is today. To put that staggering number into context, that essentially means every person in the United States would be responsible for … Continue Reading


February 08, 2024

Manchin Applauds Final Hhs Rule To Implement Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule to implement U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) bipartisan Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act (Legacy Act), which changes existing privacy regulations, known as 42 CFR Part 2, surrounding medical records for those suffering with substance use disorder. The Legacy Act will save lives by ensuring that medical providers do not accidentally give opioids to individuals in recovery like in the … Continue Reading


February 08, 2024

Manchin: Politicizing LNG Exports is Reckless and Dangerous

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a hearing to examine the Administration’s pause on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export approvals and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) process for assessing LNG export applications. During the hearing, Chairman Manchin stressed the importance of protecting American consumers and businesses while supporting our allies and trading partners as well as questioned whether facts or … Continue Reading


February 07, 2024

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Effort To Overturn Federal Highway Administration’s Unlawful, Impractical Emissions Rule

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced a bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) Joint Resolution of Disapproval to nullify a November 2023 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) rule that imposes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions performance measures on state departments of transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), despite lacking the authority from Congress to do … Continue Reading


February 07, 2024

Manchin Announces $12.3 Million To Support Safe, Affordable Housing For All West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $12,368,832 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 28 West Virginia housing authorities. The funding will bolster community-based efforts to address homelessness by helping connect vulnerable individuals and families with critical supportive services. “Every West Virginian deserves a roof over their head and a warm, safe place to sleep at night,” said … Continue Reading


February 07, 2024

Manchin Statement On Vote For National Security Supplemental Funding Bill

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote for the national security supplemental funding bill, which included bipartisan, commonsense reforms that would have shut down the southern border. “I have always said, ‘If I can go back home and explain it, I can vote for it.’ To every West Virginian, this bill had the support of the 18,000 agents of the Border Patrol Union who are on the ground fighting like hell every day. It’s not political … Continue Reading


February 06, 2024

Manchin: I Will Continue Doing Everything I Can To Protect Cleveland Cliffs, The United Steelworkers, American Manufacturers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)’s determination that imports of tin mill products from China, Canada and Germany do not sufficiently harm the domestic steel industry. The ITC also voted to terminate the investigation for imports from South Korea. In January, the Department of Commerce announced its findings that imports of tin mill products from China, Germany and South Korea were being … Continue Reading


February 06, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.5 Million For Flood Repairs At Valley Pk-8 School

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,548,712 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Fayette County Board of Education. The funding will be used to repair damages at the Valley PK-8 School after severe storms and flooding in August 2022, including embankment and parking lot repairs. “I’m pleased FEMA is awarding more than $1.5 million to help the … Continue Reading


February 06, 2024

Manchin Statement On National Security Supplemental Funding Bill

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after reviewing the national security supplemental funding bill text. “The southern border is the most dangerous threat facing our country today, and Congress has an obligation to step up and fix it. I commend my Democratic and Republican friends in the Senate for considering our input when working together to craft a bipartisan bill that will immediately shut down the southern border and send a clear … Continue Reading

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