Press Releases

January 16, 2020

Manchin Statement On Supporting USMCA Trade Deal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement on his support for the United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal. "During my time in the Senate, I've voted against every trade deal because of the devastating impacts they have had on West Virginia. 30,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs left West Virginia because of NAFTA. We can't allow that to happen to our nation's workforce again. … Continue Reading


January 16, 2020

Manchin, Capito Applaud Passage Of Resolution To Honor University Of Charleston Men's Soccer Team

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today applaud the passage of their resolution congratulating the University of Charleston men's soccer team for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Men's Soccer Championship at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 14, 2019. The Senate passed the resolution by unanimous consent. "I am a proud supporter of the University of Charleston's soccer program and like so … Continue Reading


January 16, 2020

Manchin Praises Clorox Investment In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released a statement praising Clorox's estimated $190 million investment in Berkeley County, West Virginia. "Clorox has been a great partner with West Virginia for many years and I am proud that they are planning to expand their business in our state. This new, high-tech manufacturing facility will provide over 100 jobs and create an economic investment of $190 million for Berkeley County which is a great economic boost for not only the … Continue Reading


January 14, 2020

Manchin Urges West Virginia Legislators To Protect West Virginians With Pre-existing Conditions Against West Virginia Attorney General's Inhumane Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter urging caution with respect to the West Virginia Healthcare Continuity Act to Members of the West Virginia State Legislature and urging them to support the state's withdrawal from the Texas v. United States lawsuit. The lawsuit, which West Virginia's Attorney General joined in 2017, could cause nearly 800,000 West Virginians and millions of Americans who have pre-existing conditions to lose their health insurance. In December, the … Continue Reading


January 14, 2020

Manchin Statement On Confirmation Of FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released a statement on the confirmation of Peter Gaynor as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator. "Today the Senate confirmed Peter Gaynor as FEMA Administrator by a vote of 81-8 after passing out of committee with bipartisan support. As a state that has been ravaged by natural disasters like the flooding in 2016, FEMA has been instrumental in ensuring that West Virginians recover and build resilience for the future. … Continue Reading


January 14, 2020

Manchin, Capito Show Support For Emerging Technologies In Letter To DOT Secretary Chao

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, sent a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the establishment of the Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council that is intended to support innovative transportation projects like Virgin Hyperloop One. West Virginia is a leading competitor for the location of Virgin's high-speed … Continue Reading


January 13, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $75K For Workforce Development

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $75,695 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for EdVenture, a workforce development program that creates opportunities for students and young entrepreneurs to find success in their community. "I strongly believe that we should better prepare our students in high school to enter the workforce, so when they graduate they can make a decision to either receive a higher education or enter … Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

Manchin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Secure Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Doug Jones (D-AL), Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Bob Casey (D-PA) today introduced S. 3172, the Black Lung Benefits Disability Trust Fund Solvency Act of 2020 which would extend the black lung excise tax through December 31, 2030 to ensure that coal miners suffering from the disease have access to the medical care that they desperately need. Without the revenue from this tax, the Black Lung Disability Trust … Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $8 Million For Housing, Fighting Homelessness

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,601,585 to multiple entities fighting against homelessness in West Virginia. Funding is provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). "Investment in public housing infrastructure is critical to the health of our communities. Everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to have a roof over their head. Access to … Continue Reading


January 09, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Situation In Iran

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the situation in Iran. "Yesterday I received a briefing from Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley, Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel and Department of State Secretary Mike Pompeo and have a better understanding of the intent behind the recent actions taken by the Administration. There was not an imminent threat to the United States' homeland and the … Continue Reading


January 09, 2020

Manchin, Lankford, Tester, Blackburn, Kennedy Urge FCC Chairman To Provide Broadband For Rural Communities Before Expanding 5G Coverage

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), James Lankford (R-OK), Jon Tester (D-MT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to focus their efforts on providing reliable broadband to rural communities before expanding 5G coverage, as indicated by the announcement of the FCC's 5G Fund. The Senators said in part, "While we commend the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or … Continue Reading


January 08, 2020

ICYMI: Senate Passes Manchin Backed Anti-Robocall Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the passage of the bipartisan Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act last month. This legislation will give regulators more time to find scammers and levy fines for those who are caught, promote call authentication and blocking adoption, and bring relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to address impediments to criminal prosecution of robocallers who intentionally flout … Continue Reading


January 07, 2020

Manchin, Capito Applaud FAA Decision To Continue 24 Hour Air Traffic Control Operations At Yeager Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today applauded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) decision to continue 24 hour Air Traffic Control operations at the Yeager Airport. In October, the FAA released a memo with the proposal to cut 24 hour Air Traffic Control operations at Yeager Airport. "The FAA announcement that Yeager Airport will continue their 24 hour Air Traffic Control operations is great news for Charleston and West Virginia and … Continue Reading


January 07, 2020

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Improve Broadband Access For Rural Students

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Connected Rural Schools Act to help close the digital disconnect for rural students. This bipartisan legislation will ensure that broadband and other internet accessibility technologies are eligible for funding from the existing Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program. "This bipartisan legislation would allow a portion of Secure Rural Schools funding to be used to expand broadband access in rural counties across our country. This is … Continue Reading


January 07, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $866K For Flood Recovery

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $866,675 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) through the Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant Program for flood recovery in West Virginia. "West Virginia was hit by flooding in February 2018 that destroyed homes, displaced many West Virginians from their jobs, and caused over $22 million in public infrastructure damage. But these floods made West Virginia come together to … Continue Reading


January 06, 2020

ICYMI: Senate Passes Manchin Proposals To Fix Broadband Coverage Maps

Washington, D.C. - Last month, the Senate passed the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Act (the "Broadband DATA Act") which will help to fix the country's faulty broadband coverage maps. This bill contains several key provisions that came directly from Senator Manchin's efforts as well as his bill, the Map Improvement Act of 2019. Read the full text of the bill here. "I am thrilled the Senate passed the Broadband DATA Act. This bill is a significant step toward fixing our … Continue Reading


January 06, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $748K For Maternal Opioid Misuse Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $748,650 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for use of the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model. "I am proud to see West Virginia based organizations participating in innovative ways to address the opioid epidemic that has ravaged our state. The effect of this epidemic on our communities is evident … Continue Reading


January 06, 2020

ICYMI: Senate Passes Manchin, Capito Bill To Improve Transparency At Clarksburg VA Medical Center

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito's (R-WV) legislation, The Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2019, passed the Senate right before Christmas. This bipartisan legislation would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit detailed reports on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers in light of the recent deaths of Veterans at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center. The legislation ensures that Congress, … Continue Reading


January 03, 2020

Manchin Statement on Qasem Soleimani

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Qasem Soleimani. "Make no mistake, Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist who did not value human life. He was a persistent threat to American troops and regional stability. As leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, he was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American servicemembers in Iraq, wounding thousands more, and also coordinating attacks against our interests. Under Soleimani's … Continue Reading


January 03, 2020

Year In Review: Manchin Secures More Than $667 Million In Funding For West Virginia In 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $667,037,403 in funding from 467 awards for top West Virginia priorities in 2019. The grants included funding to combat the opioid epidemic, economic and rural development, education and health services, transportation and housing, and Veterans services. "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I fight every day to make sure West Virginia receives the funding we need to … Continue Reading

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