Press Releases

September 29, 2020

Manchin: New Appalachian League Format Will Bring Future Stars To West Virginia's Baseball Fields

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Major League Baseball (MLB), USA Baseball, and Appalachian League decision to reformat the Appalachian League to become part of the Prospect Development Pipeline. In November 2019, Senator Manchin vowed to find a solution to save West Virginia’s minor league teams after Major League Baseball considered eliminating teams in West Virginia.“After months of conversations with Major League Baseball, USA Baseball, and … Continue Reading


September 29, 2020

Manchin, Cornyn Bill To Require Companies Report Illicit Online Drug Sales

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the See Something, Say Something Online Act to stop the illicit sale of opioids and other drugs online by amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to require companies report illegal activity on their online platforms.“When Section 230 was written into law in 1996, the Internet was completely different. Today, nearly all of us carry the Internet in our pocket, using our phones to … Continue Reading


September 28, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.4 Million For Local Law Enforcement, Domestic Violence Prevention 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 $2,410,758 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) STOP Formula Grant Program. The JAG Program funding will be used to support initiatives including drug task forces, crime prevention, justice information sharing initiatives, and … Continue Reading


September 28, 2020

Manchin Applauds Progress On Iaeger Cellular Tower

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the progress that has been made on the AT&T cellular tower in Iaeger in McDowell County. Once completed, the tower will provide cellular service to West Virginians who currently have little to no service.“After years of working alongside local officials in Iaeger and McDowell County, I look forward to the completion of the new AT&T cellular tower in Iaeger that will provide unprecedented service across our coal … Continue Reading


September 26, 2020

Manchin Statement On President's Supreme Court Nominee

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. “As West Virginia’s Senator, I have always taken my Constitutional obligation to advise and consent on a nominee for a Supreme Court vacancy extremely seriously. I will review Judge Coney Barrett’s legal qualifications and judicial philosophy just as I have done with every Supreme Court nominee that has come before the Senate during my time … Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness 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 $908,926 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to provide critical infrastructure support regarding to COVID-19 vaccine preparedness. This funding was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act . “As researchers work to create … Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Manchin Bill To Help Opioid Overdose Victims In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a bicameral, bipartisan group of Members of Congress in introducing the Improving Medicaid Programs’ Response to Overdose Victims and Enhancing (IMPROVE) Addiction Care Act to provide greater assistance to individuals who have struggled with opioid misuse and abuse.The IMPROVE Addiction Care Act would require state Medicaid programs to use jointly-funded drug utilization review programs to increase access to treatment and … Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Senate Passes Manchin Bill On Annual Veteran Cost Of Living Adjustment

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2020, legislation led by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. “As one of the most patriotic states in the nation, our brave Veterans have served America with honor. Now it is our turn to take care of them. This legislation ensures that as the cost of living for Americans and West Virginians increases, our … Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Manchin, Young, Ernst, Vela, Palmer Lead Members In Calling On NDAA Conferees To Save Chief Management Officer, Uphold Accountability At DOD

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Todd Young (R-IN), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Braun (R-IN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Doug Jones (D-AL), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representatives Filemon Vela (D-TX-34), Gary Palmer (R-AL-66), Jim Baird (R-IN-4), Andy Biggs (R-AZ-5), and Bennie Thompson (D-MS-2) sent a letter to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conferees urging them to save the Chief Management Officer (CMO) position which is tasked … Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Manchin, Capito Applaud $10.3 Million FDA Investment Into West Virginia Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded a $10.3 million investment from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the West Virginia Economic Development Authority. This investment will capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that will provide critical gap financing to small businesses and entrepreneurs adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across West … Continue Reading


September 24, 2020

Senate Passes Manchin's Resolution To Reaffirm Senate's Commitment To Peaceful Transition Of Power

Washington, DC - Today the U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) resolution to reaffirm the commitment of the U.S. Senate to a peaceful transition of power as called for in the Constitution of the United States. This comes after President Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the November 3rd Presidential election. “It’s a shame that we have to come and reaffirm our commitment to our country, to our constitution, and who … Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

HHS To Investigate Drug Company After Manchin Calls On Them To Protect Access To Affordable Medicine For Low-Income West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today Health and Human Services (HHS) began an investigation of Eli Lilly and Company, one of the many drug makers who have made recent changes to restrict access to the 340B Drug Pricing Program for safety net health providers. This decision comes after Senator Manchin sent a letter last week pressing HHS to protect this access.“I am pleased that HHS is taking steps to protect access to safe, affordable medicine for low-income families and healthcare providers. This … Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.8 Million Rural Water And Wastewater Infrastructure Investment 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 $5,890,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for rural water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in West Virginia. This funding will be used to support upgrades, improvements, and installation of water and wastewater infrastructure in Wetzel and Kanawha counties.“Every West Virginian should be able to turn on their faucet … Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $5.8 Million For Maternal, Infant, And Early Childhood Home Visiting Program In West Virginia

Washington- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,885,415 through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV Program). This funding will be awarded to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and will support communities as they work to provide voluntary, evidence-based home visiting … Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

Manchin Urges Court To Reject $3.5 Million Bonus For Purdue Pharma CEO

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led five Senators in urging Judge Robert D. Drain to reject Purdue Pharma’s proposal to pay President and CEO Craig Landau a bonus of up to $3.5 million.The Senators in part, “To provide Mr. Landau with this bonus is to endorse the very behavior for which Mr. Landau has been sued by multiple states. These states allege that Mr. Landau is “one of the chief architects and beneficiaries of Purdue’s illegal marketing campaign.” The … Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

Manchin: U.S. Senate Should Not Vote On Supreme Court Nominee Before Election

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the U.S. Senate voting on a United States Supreme Court nominee before the November 3rd, 2020 presidential election. “For the sake of the integrity of our courts and legal system, I do not believe the U.S. Senate should vote on a U.S. Supreme Court nominee before the November 3rd election. For Mitch McConnell and my Republican colleagues to rush through this process after refusing to even … Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million For Telehealth Services At WVU

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,200,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will help WVU support critical access hospitals by providing acute telehealth services including neurology, behavioral medicine, and case management services in … Continue Reading


September 19, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “My thoughts and prayers are with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her family. Justice Ginsburg dedicated her life to public service. She was a voice for the voiceless and built a career fighting for equal treatment under the law for every American citizen. After 27 years on our nation’s highest court and a lifetime fighting … Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.4 Million For Preventative Health Services For West Virginians

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,420,723 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) provide preventative health services to West Virginians.“West Virginians deserve to have access to the best healthcare possible, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will help the West … Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

WV Congressional Delegation Urges HHS to Make Changes to Opioid Treatment Policy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), along with U.S. Representatives David McKinley (R-WV-1), Alex Mooney (R-WV-2), and Carol Miller (R-WV-3) yesterday sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma calling for immediate action to address a decision by CMS that could negatively affect access to treatment for opioid addiction. This action comes as West … Continue Reading

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