Press Releases

September 05, 2018

Manchin Again Demands Vote on His Resolution to Defend 800K West Virginians with Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) again took to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to pass his resolution to protect nearly 800,000 West Virginians and millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions from losing their healthcare. Today oral arguments began in the Texas v. United States - the lawsuit being waged by 20 U.S. Attorneys General, including West Virginia's Attorney General, that would once again allow insurance companies to deny health insurance to people … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $4.1 Million for Emergency Preparedness, Substance Abuse Treatment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,178,254 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funding comes through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and will improve the ability of West Virginia's health care system to respond to emergencies, as well as … Continue Reading


September 04, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $2.4 Million to Improve STEM Education

Funding will contribute to the success of first generation, rural undergraduates majoring in STEM fields WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,497,534 for members of the First2 STEM Success Alliance in West Virginia, a consortium focused on increasing retention and graduation rates among first generation, rural undergraduate students majoring in the STEM fields. Funding comes … Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Help Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $899,927 for the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (FRIS) through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). This funding, authorized by the Violence Against Women Act, is through the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Manchin to Attend McCain Memorial Service in Arizona

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will attend a memorial service for the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday, August 30 at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. "Senator John McCain lived his life with the upmost integrity and he held the rest of us to that same standard. His commitment to our nation is unparalleled and we are all better for the example he set. John was a man of character and conviction. He was a traditionalist and held the belief that the … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Community Drug Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1 million for West Virginia communities through the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. Funding will assist local organizations and coalitions in their efforts to prevent substance abuse among West Virginia's youth. "In order to effectively end the opioid epidemic in our state, we must … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce More than $8 Million in Homeland Security Funding for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,365,298 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Funding will support the preparation and implementation of strategies to assist with disaster response and help local governments and nonprofits in the state enhance security to keep West Virginians safe. "Although West Virginia has endured and survived tragedy, … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

Manchin Announces Nearly $12 Million for Broadband Development in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced $11,997,199 in support from Connect America Fund Phase II. This funding will allow three West Virginia service providers to buildout broadband services over the course of 10 years at 7,962 locations throughout West Virginia. "As a lifelong West Virginian and proud public servant who travels our great state corner to corner every year, I have driven nearly every mile of road in our state and experienced first-hand the loss of … Continue Reading


August 27, 2018

Senate Republicans Run From AG Morrisey Lawsuit To Deny Coverage To West Virginians With Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, August 23rd, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and 9 fellow Republicans filed a bill separating themselves from the ongoing lawsuit threatening to strip away critical protections for people with pre-existing conditions. While the bill would not provide anywhere near the level of protection necessary to protect the nearly 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions, it acknowledges for the first time the tragic consequences of the lawsuit now pending in the … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Manchin Secures Funding in Spending Bill to Reimburse Martinsburg for Clean-up of Water Supply

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured funding to remedy the contamination of drinking water in Martinsburg, WV which was caused by the use of perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) in fire-fighting foams. "In 2016, when Martinsburg and other West Virginia communities were faced with the daunting news that their drinking water sources had been contaminated with unacceptable levels of PFOA in their drinking water supply I started working with federal agencies and Martinsburg … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

McConnell Plays Partisan Politics Denying Vote On Manchin Amendment To Protect West Virginians With Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin released the following statement on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) refusal to allow the U.S. Senate to vote on Senator Manchin's amendment that would support authorizing Senate Legal Counsel to intervene in Texas vs. United States - a pending lawsuit in federal court - on behalf of the U.S. Senate, in order to defend the protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Right now, 20 U.S. Attorneys General, including the Attorney … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Successful in Push to Restore WVSU Upward Bound Eligibility

Announce more than $500,000 in federal funding for program WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Captio (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced a $522,363 five-year federal grant from the Department of Education for West Virginia State University's (WVSU) Upward Bound program. The senators pushed to restore the program's eligibility following the Department of Education's decision last year to disregard WVSU's application because of … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Senate to Vote on Manchin Resolution to Defend 800k West Virginians with Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate will vote on an amendment supporting Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) resolution to authorize Senate Legal Counsel to intervene in Texas vs. United States - a pending lawsuit in federal court, on behalf of the U.S. Senate, in order to defend the protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Right now, 20 U.S. Attorneys General, including the Attorney General of West Virginia, are suing to allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Introduce Legislation to Improve Early Detection of Black Lung

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced legislation to boost participation in federal programs that detect and treat black lung disease among coal miners. "Coal miners sacrifice a lot, including their own health, to keep our lights on, heat our homes, and power our businesses. Black lung cases are at a 25-year high and with today's technology and our knowledge of this disease, that is simply unacceptable. Our amendment will make sure … Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Following Medicare Insolvency Report, Manchin Asks Azar For Fix For Seniors

Washington, D.C. - Following reports that the Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance trust fund will be insolvent within the decade, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is requesting information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar. Senator Manchin is asking Secretary Azar to provide answers to specific questions about insolvency, and how Medicare's potential insolvency could impact West Virginians. Senator Manchin said in part: "In June, the Medicare Boards … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for West Virginia Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $320,000 for West Virginia communities through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. This funding through the Community Facilities Program will support the purchase of vehicles and other equipment for emergency and non-emergency purposes. "Local officials are on the front lines every day providing basic … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

MANCHIN AND CAPITO SECURE $1 MILLION IN STEM SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RURAL STUDENTS AT WVU

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation for the West Virginia University Research Corporation. The project is a coordinated effort to extend resources to rural students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and will support high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need at … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Manchin Participates in Roundtable Discussion on Pre-Existing Conditions in Shepherdstown

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a roundtable discussion today in West Virginia with religious, business and community leaders and West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. They discussed the lawsuit threatening West Virginians' pre-existing conditions protections. This is the fourth roundtable Senator Manchin has hosted or participated in on pre-existing conditions since the lawsuit was filed by West Virginia's Attorney General to allow insurance … Continue Reading


August 17, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More than $763K for Cancer Research

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) has awarded $763,181 to a health research organization in West Virginia. The funding will be used for research of Novel SCD1 inhibitors for cancer treatment at Modulation Therapeutics, Inc.in Morgantown. "The grant awarded to Modulation Therapeutics, Inc. will allow for groundbreaking … Continue Reading


August 17, 2018

Manchin, McKinley Advocate for ARC Headquarters Relocation to West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) wrote a letter urging members of the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations to include language in the FY19 minibus appropriations bill that ensures the relocation of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) headquarters to West Virginia. Senator Manchin and Rep. McKinley said in part: "In FY 2017, the Commission supported 591 projects totaling $152.3 million, with 73% of these investments going … Continue Reading

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