Press Releases

June 05, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $1.8 Million for Black Lung Clinics Program

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,786,069 in funding for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the Black Lung Coal Miner Clinics Program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "Coal miners sacrifice a lot to keep our lights on, heat our homes, and power our businesses, including their own health. Miners who suffer from black lung deserve the best possible treatment and care and I'm … Continue Reading


June 04, 2018

Manchin Secures Funding for Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured $7 million for a new visitors center at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Tucker County. Senator Manchin secured a one-time increase of funds for deferred maintenance for the Fish and Wildlife Service in the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus spending bill, and also secured language directing the Fish and Wildlife Service to prioritize funding for a new visitors center at the Refuge. "I am so glad to have worked with the U.S. Fish … Continue Reading


June 01, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $114,689 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will support law enforcement in the City of Spencer by allowing the city to purchase a police vehicle and various equipment, and improve energy efficiency for several small businesses in West Virginia. "Our law enforcement officials put their lives on … Continue Reading


June 01, 2018

Manchin Encouraged by Consideration of Defense Production Act to Save Coal-Fired Power Plants

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is encouraged that President Trump and the Department of Energy are considering the use of the Defense Production Act and other statutory authorities, to protect only clean-burning coal-fired power plants that have invested in emissions controls and to further ensure our nation's security. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Manchin first encouraged President Trump, and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry … Continue Reading


May 31, 2018

Manchin Applauds EPA Regional Administrator for Visiting Minden Following his Urging

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the announcement that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio will host a public listening session in Minden to provide a brief update regarding the EPA's investigative activities and hear residents' concern regarding contamination in the community. Earlier this month, Senator Manchin urged Regional Administrator Servidio to visit Minden. The session will be held on … Continue Reading


May 31, 2018

Manchin Urges Viacom President to Reconsider 'West Virginia Wilder'

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Viacom President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Bakish urging him to reconsider production of 'West Virginia Wilder' and visit West Virginia for a tour of the real West Virginia. Senator Manchin wrote in part: "After watching the trailer for 'West Virginia Wilder,' I feel compelled to speak up on behalf of West Virginia and West Virginians out of a deep sense of concern. I believe that you can make a compelling show … Continue Reading


May 30, 2018

Manchin Applauds President Trump for Signing Right to Try Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded President Trump for signing the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act, which will give terminally ill patients the right try experimental treatments. "I applaud President Trump for signing the bipartisan Right to Try Act to expand pathways to treatment for critically ill patients while also implementing safeguards through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that ensure patient … Continue Reading


May 29, 2018

Manchin Receives Waiver from FCC to Participate in Challenge Process to Ensure West Virginia Broadband Coverage Maps are Accurate

Washington, D.C. - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) a waiver to participate as a challenger in the Mobility Fund Phase II challenge process, to make sure that broadband coverage maps in West Virginia are accurate. To read Senator Manchin's waiver request, click here. "In 2015, the FCC thought that 99.9% of Americans had access to wireless coverage so I brought the Chairman to West Virginia so he could see for himself the challenges we face … Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Manchin Statement on Memorial Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day. "As Americans and as West Virginians, today we show our deepest gratitude and come together to show our lasting respects. Memorial Day is an important day in our country to pay homage to our fallen soldiers and thank the men and women who have served, and continue to serve, this country with valor and distinction. It's because of their commitment, bravery and valor that we … Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Manchin Urges DeVos to Support Federal TRIO Programs

Washington, D.C. - Senator Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging her to follow the clear intent of Congress and read and score applications from the FY 2017 TRIO competitions that had minor technical and budgetary issues and to use new funding provided in the FY18 spending bill to provide a funding increase for all current TRIO grantees. Senator Manchin wrote in part: "The additional $60 million in TRIO funding can allow additional schools, … Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Manchin and Kennedy Introduce Anti-Corruption Legislation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced the Justice Against Corruption on K Street Act, also known as the JACK Act. The JACK Act would require lobbyists to disclose if they have ever been convicted of bribery, extortion, embezzlement, illegal kickbacks, tax evasion or money laundering in their lobbying disclosure and registration forms. "I think many people would be surprised to learn that lobbyists don't need to disclose if they have been … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Manchin Wins Vote to Ensure Any Relocation of the ARC will be to West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced an amendment to the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2019 that will guarantee that the Appalachian Regional Commission Headquarters, if relocated, would move to West Virginia. The amendment passed the Energy and Water subcommittee by a vote of 16-15. "West Virginia is the only state completely in Appalachia, and it just makes sense that we would serve … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Manchin and Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attack

Washington, D.C. - As cyber-attacks across the United States continue to grow, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced legislation to bolster National Guard cybersecurity capabilities nationwide to better protect public and privately-operated infrastructure, including election systems, dams, and electric grid. "As cyber-attacks on the United States increase, we must be able to protect our critical infrastructure, which most of the time is protected by local … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More than $3.7 Million for Head Start Programs in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, announced $3,726,345 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support Head Start services in Beckley, Moorefield and Oceana. "For our children, education is the key to a bright future and Head Start plays a critical role in ensuring West Virginia's students are prepared for … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Water Infrastructure

Funding will improve and expand water and wastewater service for residents in Hancock, McDowell, Mercer counties WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9.8 million for West Virginia communities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will go toward water and wastewater projects in the cities of Welch and New Cumberland, as well as … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Welcome West Virginia Veterans to Washington

West Virginia's "Always Free Honor Flight" brings 23 Veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Cold Ward, Gulf War, the Middle East to D.C. Manchin presents Veterans with Congressional Record Statements to honor their service Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) proudly welcomed 23 Veterans from West Virginia to the nation's capital for the ninth "Always Free Honor Flight." Senator Manchin provided each Veteran with … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin Votes to Pass BIll to Expand Caregiver Program and Fix Veteran Care

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to pass the VA MISSION Act, legislation that will fix non-VA care and expand the Caregivers program to Veterans of all eras. Senator Manchin has personally championed expanding caregiver benefits to veterans of all eras including family caregivers of veterans injured during World War II, the Korean, Vietnam and 1990-1991 Gulf War. Yesterday, Senator Manchin attempted to remove the AIR Act from the bill, legislation that could be … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin Applauds Confirmation of J.C. Raffety as U.S. Marshal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the confirmation of West Virginian J.C. Raffety to serve as U.S. Marshal for Northern District of West Virginia. "I am so glad that the Senate confirmed J.C. Raffety to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of West Virginia. J.C. Raffety has had a distinguished law enforcement career for nearly 50 years and he has proven time and time again his dedication to justice and to our great state of West Virginia. I was glad when … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Introduce Bill to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)-along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Angus King (I-ME), Dean Heller (D-NV), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)-today introduced bipartisan legislation to be considered by the Senate Finance Committee that would help newborns suffering from withdrawal recover in the best care setting and provide support for their families. The Caring Recovery for Infants and Babies (CRIB) … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin and Scott Address Opioid Roundtable Hosted by Shatterproof

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, addressed attendees at a roundtable hosted by Shatterproof, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families. Senators Manchin and Scott launched the Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus in 2015. "The opioid epidemic does not discriminate and it has touched every part of our state and country. But no state has been … Continue Reading

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