Press Releases

July 25, 2018

ICYMI: Manchin Defends UMWA Pensions in Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a hearing of the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans where he questioned Mr. James P. Naughton, Assistant Professor and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Mr. Joshua D. Rauh, Ph.D, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Mr. Kenneth Stribling, Retired Teamster; and Mr. Timothy P. Lynch, Senior Director … Continue Reading


July 25, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $1.4 Million for Yeager Airport Security

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,400,000 through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. Funding will go toward security enhancements at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia. "Yeager Airport is essential to the success of our businesses, our economy and quality of life of West Virginians," Senator Manchin said. "One of my top priorities … Continue Reading


July 24, 2018

Manchin Introduces Recovering Americas Wildlife Act with Bipartisan Group of Senators

Washington, D.C. - As a Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, legislation that would help sustain fish and wildlife populations throughout the country. "In West Virginia hunting, fishing and outdoor activities are family traditions deeply ingrained in who we are as a state. The Recovering America's Wildlife Act will ensure we continue to promote our state's unique wildlife and preserve our rich … Continue Reading


July 23, 2018

Manchin Asks West Virginia Clergy to Encourage Congregations to Share Concerns About Losing Pre-Existing Conditions Protections

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) asked clergy members from across West Virginia to encourage their congregations to share their stories about why protecting access to health insurance for people with pre-existing conditions is important to their families. The Attorney General of West Virginia has joined 19 other states in suing to allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. "Repealing this provision will have … Continue Reading


July 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1.7 Million for Rural Health Care Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,720,926 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat mental health disorders and primary care services for mothers and children. "This funding will go toward developing effective strategies for treating and preventing mental health disorders and investing in the health of West Virginia mothers and children," … Continue Reading


July 23, 2018

WV Delegation Urges CMS to Reconsider Interim Final Rule on Durable Medical Equipment Rates

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Evan Jenkins (WV-3), sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administrator Seema Verma, regarding a policy that puts elderly and disabled West Virginians in rural areas at risk of losing much needed medical equipment and personnel. The delegation … Continue Reading


July 20, 2018

Manchin Meets with Broad Group of Constituents to Discuss Supreme Court Nominee

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today hosted a roundtable with a broad group of constituents to discuss President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Senator Manchin also encouraged West Virginians to continue sharing their thoughts and concerns with him by emailing SCOTUS@manchin.senate.gov. "I extend my sincere thanks to the West Virginians who joined me at today's roundtable. I take the responsibility to advise and consent on the President's Supreme Court … Continue Reading


July 20, 2018

Manchin Statement on Supreme Court Protests in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Supreme Court protests in West Virginia. "Right now, I am listening to West Virginians and getting input from all sides on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. I take the feedback I get seriously and will use it to make the best decision I can for the people of our state. I would not be representing the people of West Virginia responsibly if I blindly supported or opposed a nominee right … Continue Reading


July 19, 2018

Manchin, Capito Annouce $1.2 Million from EPA for Pollution Control

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,238,815 in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for controlling surface water pollution, preventing surface water contamination, and implementing an effective underground storage tank state regulatory program. "Clean water is essential to a community's health, economy, and happiness," Senator Manchin said. "This funding will ensure West Virginia has the proper infrastructure … Continue Reading


July 19, 2018

Manchin Urges Department of Justice to Protect West Virginians with Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to direct the Department of Justice to defend the Affordable Care Act in the pending suit Texas vs. United States - a case in which millions of Americans, including nearly 800,000 West Virginians, living with pre-existing conditions, are at risk of losing their healthcare coverage. The Attorney General of West Virginia has joined 19 other states in suing to allow insurance companies to once again deny … Continue Reading


July 19, 2018

Manchin Introduces Resolution to Defend Constitutionality of Pre-Existing Condition Protections in Texas v. U.S. Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a Senate resolution that would 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, the Attorney General of West Virginia is suing to allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. "Right now, the Attorney … Continue Reading


July 18, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $700 Million for WV Flood Relief

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $690.2 million in funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for supplemental storm projects. "Many parts of our state were devastated by floods that took place months ago, and we're still recovering from those damages," Senator Manchin said. "West Virginians have always been resilient in a crisis, and these latest disasters proved to be no different. This funding from the Army Corps will help … Continue Reading


July 17, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Improve West Virginia Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $827,926 through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. Funding will support infrastructure improvements and other efforts that will enhance safety and increase the longevity of several airports in West Virginia. "Airports make rural communities accessible to the rest of the country, and therefore make a thriving … Continue Reading


July 17, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $7 Million to Provide Water Services to West Virginia 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 $7,050,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development for two water projects in Jefferson and Marshall counties. The projects will support potable water service to approximately 850 new and existing customers through infrastructure improvements. "Proper water and wastewater infrastructure are essential to … Continue Reading


July 16, 2018

Manchin Urges West Virginians to Send Thoughts on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Washington, D.C. - As he carefully evaluates the qualifications of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is asking West Virginians to send their thoughts and concerns on his nomination to SCOTUS@Manchin.Senate.Gov. He is also encouraging West Virginians to review his qualifications and his record. "I take my responsibility to advise and consent on a nominee to the Supreme Court very seriously. As I did when Merrick Garland and Neil Gorsuch were nominated, I … Continue Reading


July 13, 2018

Manchin Rallies with UMWA, Participates in Pension Field Hearing in Ohio

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) rallied with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and participated in the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multipemployer Pension Plans field hearing today in Ohio. He met with retired miners from West Virginia at the rally. "Today, I was proud to join, Cecil Roberts, retired miners from West Virginia and from all over the country at the UMWA rally in Columbus, Ohio. Our retired miners are the hardest-working people in America. … Continue Reading


July 12, 2018

MANCHIN THANKS PRESIDENT FOR DECLARING MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today thanked President Trump for declaring a major disaster for the state of West Virginia as a result of the extreme flooding throughout the state between May 28, 2018 and June 3, 2018. Eight counties in the Eastern Panhandle experienced severe storms causing flooding, landslides, mudslides and wind damage. Earlier this month, Senator Manchin led the West Virginia delegation in a letter to President Trump encouraging him to declare a major … Continue Reading


July 11, 2018

MANCHIN AND CAPITO ANNOUNCE NEARLY $12 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 $11,864,272 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 Greenbrier, Monroe, Upshur, Ohio, and Marion counties. "It is in all of our best interest that every child receives a quality education that empowers them to succeed," Senator … Continue Reading


July 09, 2018

Manchin Statement on President's Supreme Court Nominee

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on the President's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. "As the Senator from West Virginia, I have a constitutional obligation to advise and consent on a nominee to fill Supreme Court vacancies and I take that responsibility seriously. Just as I did when Merrick Garland and Neil Gorsuch were nominated, I will evaluate Judge Kavanaugh's record, legal qualifications, judicial philosophy and particularly, his … Continue Reading


July 09, 2018

Manchin Hosts Roundtable Discussion On Pre-existing Conditions with Clergy in Beckley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a roundtable discussion with leaders from West Virginia's clergy in Beckley today to discuss the lawsuit threatening West Virginians' pre-existing conditions protections. Right now, the Attorney General of West Virginia is suing to allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. This is the second roundtable discussion Senator Manchin has hosted to discuss the importance of … Continue Reading

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