Press Releases

April 10, 2015

Manchin and Capito Announce $525,000 for Critical Construction at Mercer County Airport

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $525,000 in federal funding for a construction project at Mercer County Airport in Bluefield. The funding will be used for a necessary taxiway that will enhance the safety of airfield operations and ensure that the airport meets specific design standards. "As a pilot myself and as Co-Chairman of the General Aviation Caucus in the Senate, I understand the importance of investing in our airport … Continue Reading

April 08, 2015

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $11 Million for Head Start Programs in Southern West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $10,868,104 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start Programs across Southern West Virginia. The Coalfield Community Action Partnership, which serves children and families in McDowell and Mingo Counties, will receive a total of $4,217,518. Southwestern Community Action Council, which serves children and families in Cabell, Lincoln, … Continue Reading

April 08, 2015

Manchin Delivers Remarks at National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta

Charleston, W.V. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered remarks at the National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss the importance of combatting the prescription drug abuse epidemic and to announce two new pieces of legislation to help curb substance abuse, which will be introduced in the coming weeks. The summit, which hosted nearly 1,400 professionals, is the largest national collaboration of federal, state and local professionals seeking to address … Continue Reading

April 05, 2015

Manchin Reflects on the Fifth Anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin issued the following statement reflecting on the five-year anniversary of the tragedy at Upper Big Branch Mine that killed 29 miners. "Today, on this Easter morning, while many of us are waking up to celebrate the dawning of new life, our hearts weigh heavy with the sad memory of the tragic Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster. Five years ago, 29 brave West Virginia miners went to work and never returned home to their loved ones. It was a day that … Continue Reading

April 01, 2015

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million to Support Family Health Care Services

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $1,009,786 in federal funding to the West Virginia Office of Maternal and Child Health Services (OMCHS). The funding will help support the various programs offered under OMCHS with the goal of building better health care infrastructure in the state. The organization specializes in serving the needs of women, infants, children, families, and children with special health care needs. "In West … Continue Reading

April 01, 2015

Manchin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Oppose Funding Cut to Community Health Centers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, along with 59 other Senators, urged support for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program, which could have its funding cut by nearly 70 percent in September. In a letter to U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), the bipartisan group requested continued funding from the … Continue Reading

March 27, 2015

Manchin Votes No on Reckless Senate Budget That Will Harm West Virginian Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on his vote against the Senate's budget. "It is a real disappointment that even though the Senate spent nearly 15 hours voting on the budget, we were not able to put together a comprehensive plan that defines our priorities based on commonsense American values. Instead, we continue to cast mere messaging votes and talk past each other, rather than work together toward a long-term budgetary fix. This … Continue Reading

March 27, 2015

Manchin Statement in Support of Senator Chuck Schumer for Democratic Leader

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement in support of Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for Democratic leader: "Chuck Schumer has been a dear friend since my first days in the United States Senate. He is a leader who values loyalty and builds friendships with all of his colleagues. He has proven that he can work with moderate and progressive Members of the Democratic Caucus, and importantly, with Republican Members from across the aisle. He also … Continue Reading

March 26, 2015

WV Delegation Calls on Preisdent to Grant Major Disaster Declaration

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, along with Representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, sent a letter to President Obama to express their full support of Governor Tomblin's request to declare a major disaster for the state of West Virginia as a result of Winter Storm Thor. The storm moved through West Virginia on Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, and caused severe weather conditions in all 55 counties, including heavy rain and … Continue Reading

March 26, 2015

Senators Manchin and McConnell Raise the Stakes on NCAA Sweet 16 Matchup

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today made a friendly wager on tonight's NCAA Men's Basketball Sweet 16 matchup between the West Virginia University Mountaineers and the University of Kentucky Wildcats. The stakes from the friendly wager are a Derby-Pie® exclusively baked by Kern's Kitchen in Louisville, Kentucky against Chico's Bakery pepperoni rolls, the official pepperoni rolls sold at Mountaineer Field for WVU games. The game is … Continue Reading

March 26, 2015

Manchin Introduces Two Amendments to Help Curb Meth Abuse and Support Cleaner Fossil Energy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today introduced two amendments to the Senate budget that would directly affect the future of West Virginia families, communities and jobs by addressing meth abuse and developing advanced clean fossil research and technology. Senator Manchin's first amendment would create a reserve fund, at no additional cost to the taxpayer, to address methamphetamine abuse. The Senate Budget Committee already passed an amendment to increase investments … Continue Reading

March 24, 2015

Manchin Applauds VA for Expanding Veteran Choice Program

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) decision to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans who live 40 miles from the closest VA facility or who face a significant delay in scheduling an appointment to receive health care in their communities at a non-VA facility. The VA will change the calculation used to determine the distance between a veteran's home and the nearest VA medical facility from a … Continue Reading

March 24, 2015

Manchin and Capito Announce more than $967,000 Toward Christians Helping Arrange New Growth Enterprises in Northern Panhandle

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $967,139 in federal funding to Christians Helping Arrange New Growth Enterprises (CHANGE) in the Northern Panhandle. The funding has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to provide support for various programs to improve health and community action. "West Virginians pride ourselves on our unique culture of neighbors helping neighbors and have … Continue Reading

March 24, 2015

Manchin Urges Senate Appropriations Committee to Invest in Safety Efforts for Crude-By-Rail

Washington, D.C. - Following the February 16 train derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia, Senator Manchin has closely reviewed ways to improve the safety of transporting Bakken crude oil and other energy products along our nation's railroads. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined 21 other Senators in sending a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee supporting robust funding for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products Program, which would improve coordination and investment … Continue Reading

March 20, 2015

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $2.6 Million for Head Start Programs in Raleigh and Wyoming Counties

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced $1,198,206 and $1,381,731, respectively, in federal funding to the Raleigh County Community Action Association Head Start program and the MountainHeart Community Services Head Start program. This funding will help Head Start provide early learning and development opportunities to children in Beckley and Oceana. "Head Start's mission starts with family, and in West Virginia, we understand the value of … Continue Reading

March 20, 2015

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Expand Pulsar Search Collaboratory at WVU

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito applauded West Virginia University (WVU) for receiving the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) Physics Frontier Center Award. The award provides a $4,738,010 federal grant to leverage and expand the Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC) program, which is a joint project between WVU and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, West Virginia. "West Virginia … Continue Reading

March 20, 2015

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) today introduced the Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015, which would reauthorize the Bank's charter until September 30, 2019, and would minimize risk to taxpayers by requiring a regular audit of the Bank's risk management practices and procedures. Currently, the Bank's authorization is set to expire June 30, 2015, and would impact more than 200,000 American jobs that are supported through the … Continue Reading

March 19, 2015

Manchin Statement on the Passing of Former Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on the passing of former Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass. "Gayle and I are sorry to learn of the passing of our dear friend Commissioner Gus Douglass," Senator Manchin said. "I always enjoyed working with Gus. He was enthusiastic about his job. Each year at the West Virginia State Fair, Gus and I would eagerly walk the fairgrounds, stopping to admire the very best of West Virginia. Whether it was award-winning pies, the … Continue Reading

March 19, 2015

Manchin, Boozman Bill Improves Highway Safety

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senators Joe Manchin, John Boozman (R-AR) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the safety of America's roads and highways by eliminating a hurdle in the commercial trucking industry's pre-employment drug screening process. The Drug Free Commercial Driver Act of 2015 would allow the U.S. Department of Transportation to recognize hair testing as an alternative option to give companies greater flexibility when conducting drug and alcohol testing. Under current … Continue Reading

March 19, 2015

Manchin, Moran, and Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reform Examination Process for Financial Institutions

Washington, D.C. - Senators Joe Manchin, Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today introduced The Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act (S. 774). The bipartisan legislation would reform the examination process for financial institutions by requiring regulatory agencies to issue examination determinations promptly, as well as give banks and other supervised financial institutions the right to have those determinations reviewed. "An effective and fair … Continue Reading

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