Press Releases

December 27, 2020

Manchin Statement On President Trump Signing COVID-19 Relief Bill

Charleston, WV - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after President Trump signed the COVID-19 emergency relief bill passed by Congress last week. “I am relieved the President has signed our bipartisan relief bill. I hope these emergency benefits can be quickly distributed to keep Americans fed, housed and our small businesses … Continue Reading


December 27, 2020

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group "908 Coalition" To President Trump: Sign Relief Package Or Veto Immediately

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) again urged President Trump to sign the COVID-19 emergency relief package.“Mr. President, we are asking you to please sign the emergency relief bill. This act will … Continue Reading


December 24, 2020

Manchin Statement On Changes At Clarksburg VA

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the announcement regarding changes about the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Clarksburg.  “It was time for a leadership change at the Clarksburg VAMC for the sake of our Veterans’ safety and well-being. The recently announced safety stand-down is further evidence that there are serious issues at the Clarksburg VA facility. My main … Continue Reading


December 23, 2020

Manchin Wishes West Virginians A Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement wishing West Virginians a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.“Gayle and I would like to wish all West Virginians and Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested us all this year but it has also shown us once again how resilient West Virginians are when we support one another through difficult times. We hope that next year we’ll be celebrating the holidays with our … Continue Reading


December 23, 2020

Manchin Statement On President Trump's Self-Serving, Reckless Decision To Veto FY21 NDAA

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s unpatriotic decision to veto the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which was passed by Congress earlier this month.“It is a true shame that President Trump decided to veto the NDAA - putting our servicemembers and their families at immediate risk and denying them a hard-earned pay raise, jeopardizing … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.3 Million For West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,383,527 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers across West Virginia.“Our front line healthcare workers have worked tirelessly caring for their fellow West Virginians during the COVID-19 pandemic and our health centers play a vital role in providing West Virginians with quality healthcare during … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.8 Million For Opioid Misuse Treatment, Research 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 $1,859,051 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for opioid misuse research and treatment programs across West Virginia.“The drug epidemic has ravaged our state, impacting every West Virginian and taking thousands from us too soon, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made this crisis worse. This funding supports research … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.4 Million For West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,473,661 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs across West Virginia.“Early education is essential for a bright future and Head Start provides our youngest West Virginians with the skills and education they need to succeed, no matter their background. I’m a longtime supporter of Head Start and … Continue Reading


December 21, 2020

Manchin: West Virginia Wins Included In Year-End Funding Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the passage of the year-end spending package that includes COVID-19 emergency relief funding, a comprehensive energy package, designation of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and additional West Virginia priorities.“Late tonight Congress passed a year-end spending package that contains long overdue COVID-19 emergency relief funding, the first comprehensive national energy package in … Continue Reading


December 21, 2020

Manchin, Capito, Miller Ensure Legislation Included In Year-End Package To Establish New River Gorge As Park And Preserve

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV-3) today issued the following statements regarding the inclusion of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act—legislation that would redesignate the New River Gorge National River as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve—in the year-end legislative package. This redesignation will promote the beauty and historical significance of … Continue Reading


December 20, 2020

Final COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package Based On Original Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) applauded the final COVID-19 emergency relief package. “Following months of deadlock in Congress while millions … Continue Reading


December 19, 2020

Manchin Announces West Virginia Veterans Will Receive First Doses Of Moderna Vaccine

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received notification from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that all four VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) in West Virginia have been selected to receive the initial allocation of the Moderna vaccine. The VA is planning to begin distributing the Moderna vaccine as early as next week.“Today I heard directly from Veterans Affairs officials that VA facilities in West Virginia will be receiving the initial allocation of the of the … Continue Reading


December 19, 2020

Manchin Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, in accordance with guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician. “The attending physician’s office notified all Senators that we are to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in order to maintain continuity of government. Following this guidance, I received the vaccine this morning from the attending physician in Washington and am feeling well. In addition to … Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group: Finish What We Started

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) called on Congress to deliver immediate COVID-19 relief to the American people. Earlier this week, the Senators and the … Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Manchin Meets With Monongalia County Officials To Discuss Announced Closure Of Viatris Morgantown Facility

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined a virtual meeting with the Monongalia County Commission, state legislators and economic development stakeholders to discuss the announced closure of the Morgantown Viatris manufacturing facility and potential opportunities to assist the 1,500 employees affected by the closure.“The announced closure of the Morgantown Viatris manufacturing facility is devastating news for the Morgantown community, especially the 1,500 workers … Continue Reading


December 17, 2020

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Urges Leadership To Continue Moving Forward On COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) urged Senate and House Leadership to continue moving forward to finalize a COVID-19 emergency relief package. Earlier … Continue Reading


December 17, 2020

Manchin: Exclusion Of West Virginia Veterans From Initial VA COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Is Unacceptable

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on the Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to provide an explanation for the exclusion of many rural Veterans, including West Virginia Veterans, from the VA’s initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution and implementation plan. Last week, during a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Senator Manchin also asked the VA about the plans to assist rural areas with distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.Senator Manchin said in … Continue Reading


December 16, 2020

ICYMI: Manchin Speaks On Urgent Need For COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor about the urgent need for Congress to pass COVID-19 emergency relief to help Americans in need. Senator Manchin led a group of bipartisan Members who shared two bills earlier this week that are serving as the framework for the final COVID-19 relief package. “The bipartisan, bicameral agreement we shared earlier this week is the product we produced with the so-called gang of eight, but it turned into a … Continue Reading


December 14, 2020

Bipartisan Senators, Representatives Share Details Of Two Bipartisan COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bills

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) shared additional details for the two bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief bills.TheBipartisan COVID-19 … Continue Reading


December 11, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Announced Closure Of The Viatris Morgantown Facility

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announced closure of the Viatris, formerly Mylan Pharmaceuticals, manufacturing facility in Morgantown, West Virginia. “Today’s announcement by Viatris is heartbreaking news for 1,500 workers and their families right before the holidays. While the decision has been made as part of a global restructuring initiative, it is incredibly unfortunate for a company founded in West Virginia to … Continue Reading

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