Press Releases

May 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $400,000 for Rock Cave and Chapmanville Health Centers

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $200,000 to both the Rural Health Access Corporation in Chapmanville and Community Care of West Virginia in Rock Cave as part of the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program. "Our rural healthcare centers like Rural Health Access Corporation and Community Care of West … Continue Reading


May 22, 2018

Manchin Encourages EPA to Take Action on Contaminants that have Impacted West Virginians

Washington, D.C. - Following the PFAS National Leadership Summit and Engagement meeting hosted by the EPA today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reiterated his support for taking additional steps to address the harmful effects of PFOA and PFAS contamination. "While companies that use PFOA - also known as C8 - committed to a phase-out by 2015, decades of use mean that this chemical is still very much present in our environment. That is unacceptable for our children and it's unacceptable … Continue Reading


May 22, 2018

In Order to Protect Veterans Care in West Virginia, Manchin Moves to Remove AIR Act from VA MISSION Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) moved to strike the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Act from the VA MISSION Act. While Senator Manchin will support the VA MISSION Act because it fixes non-VA care and expands the Caregivers program to Veterans of all eras, he strongly opposes the House Republicans' decision to include the AIR Act that will reduce facilities in West Virginia and services for West Virginia Veterans. "I have spent my career fighting to make sure … Continue Reading


May 21, 2018

Manchin Relieved House Follows His Lead and Passes Resolution to Rename the Huntington VA After Woody Williams

Washington, D.C. - Today, following last week's urging from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the House of Representatives passed a resolution to rename the Huntington VA Medical Center after Hershel "Woody" Williams. The resolution passed the Senate on September 7, 2017 and had been held up in the House ever since. "I am thrilled my colleagues in the House of Representatives took my urging seriously and have finally honored my dear friend Woody Williams for the sacrifices he has made for our … Continue Reading


May 21, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $7.9 Million for Emergency Prepardness in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $7.9 million for to improve emergency preparedness in the state. "Our state has seen and survived tragedy, emergency and disaster and we always come together and work together to repair, rebuild and overcome our challenges. But we can only do that if we have the resources to prepare and respond to these emergencies. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security … Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

Manchin Urges Amtrak CEO to Reverse Decision and Keep Only Ticketing Agent in West Virginia in Charleston

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson to postpone its decision to remove its ticket agent from the station in Charleston until they can agree on the fundamental facts about how ticket sale and daily ridership are calculated. Senator Manchin said in part: "While I understand the need to improve efficiency and reduce overhead costs, I do not think this proposal achieves either objective. In fact, removing this well-respected ticket agent, our one … Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

Manchin, FCC Official, West Virginia Stakeholders Discuss How to Challenge Mobility Fund Map to Help Rural Areas Receive High-Speech Broadband

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Michael Janson, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Deputy Director of the Rural Broadband Auctions Taskforce in West Virginia, and West Virginia stakeholders discussed the Challenge Process for Mobility Fund II, a $4.5 billion program that will help companies serve rural areas with high-speed broadband. "All West Virginians need to be engaged in the challenge process so we can get our fair share of this funding, and I applaud … Continue Reading


May 17, 2018

Manchin: We've Taken Care of Everyone Except the Working People

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans hearing where he questioned The Honorable W. Thomas Reeder, Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation about the looming deadline facing the United Mine Workers of America 1974 Pension Plan. "If we're able to come to the aid of every corporation that has an effect on the economy of this country then surely to God we can come to the aid and … Continue Reading


May 17, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $2.9 Million for New Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Ohio County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced Heart 2 Heart in Ohio County will receive $2,979,800 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a new substance abuse treatment center. "In order to start reversing the damage done by the opioid epidemic, we need substance abuse treatment centers to help people get their life back and start the road to recovery. This new facility will help people in the Northern Panhandle struggling … Continue Reading


May 16, 2018

Manchin Votes to Protect Net Neutrality

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on his vote to protect net neutrality. Today, the Senate voted on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that will undo the FCC's decision to repeal of Net Neutrality rules. The CRA passed the Senate, 52-47. "I have heard from thousands of West Virginians who want an internet that is free of content-based discrimination and support increased reliable, affordable internet access throughout our state. … Continue Reading


May 15, 2018

Manchin Urges FCC to Expand and Improve Accessibility to Broadband Services to Rural Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), along with 62 other Senators, urged Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to support the advancement and the accessibility of broadband services in rural communities. The Senators said in part: "The FCC's recent Order approving an infusion of funds into the USF is greatly welcomed, and will provide needed support for small, rural carriers that rely on the High-Cost USF program. Despite this, persistent limitations on … Continue Reading


May 15, 2018

Manchin Condems House for Not Passing Resolution to Rename the Huntington VA After Woody Williams

Washington, D.C. - As the one-year anniversary of introducing the resolution approaches, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) condemns the House of Representatives for not passing a resolution to rename the Huntington VA Medical Center after Hershel "Woody" Williams. "Woody has dedicated his life to public service, and he has represented the state of West Virginia with the utmost honor and distinction for almost 100 years. It is only fitting that a West Virginia VA Medical Center be named to honor … Continue Reading


May 14, 2018

Manchin Welcomes Qatar Officials to West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) welcomed Qatar Defense Attaché Brigadier General Yousef Al Kuwari, Air Force Attaché Colonel Mohamed Al Manai, Army Attaché Colonel Khalid Al Naimi, and Government Affairs Advisor for Defense Attaché Ms. Sarah El-Zeini to West Virginia today. The Qatar officials toured the West Virginia National Guard's 130th Air Wing and met with state officials to discuss development and planning. "I was so honored to finally … Continue Reading


May 11, 2018

Manchin to Welcome Qatar Officials to West Virginia on Monday

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will welcome Qatar Defense Attaché Brig Gen Yousef Al Kuwari, Air Force Attaché Col Mohamed Al Manai, Army Attaché Col Khalid Al Naimi, and Government Affairs Advisor for Defense Attaché Ms. Sarah El-Zeini to West Virginia on Monday in Charleston. The Qatar officials will tour the West Virginia National Guard's 130th Air Wing and will meet with state officials to discuss development and planning. "This partnership … Continue Reading


May 11, 2018

Manchin Congratulates Drug Court Graduates in Kanawha County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Kanawha County Drug Court graduates in his keynote address at their graduation ceremony today. Senator Manchin was joined by Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper, Sheriff Mike Rutherford, and Judge Jennifer Bailey in celebrating seven graduates. "Drug court changes lives - but it doesn't do the work for you. You have to commit to it. It's about hard work. It's about day-in, day-out commitment. It's about accountability. And … Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $4.5 Million for Head Start in Southern West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,537,034 for Coalfield Community Action Partnership (CAP) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funding will support Coalfield CAP's Head Start program in Mingo and McDowell counties. "Children in Williamson deserve access to a world class education and Head Start programs help establish a solid education foundation. We know … Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Manchin Launches 10th 'Commonsense Connections' Week with 100 Visits

Manchin staff will visit every county in one week Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is pleased to announce that his office will launch its tenth "Commonsense Connections" Week beginning Friday, May 18 and ending Friday, May 25. Representatives from Senator Manchin's office will make 100 stops across the state, visiting all 55 counties to hear West Virginians' commonsense priorities and concerns and to offer the Senator's assistance with federal agencies through … Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Manchin Statement on Safe Return of 3 Americans That Were Held Captive in North Korea

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement following the safe return of Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song after being held captive in North Korea. "I am thrilled to see the return of these Americans after more than a year of confinement in North Korea. I congratulate President Trump and Secretary Pompeo on this accomplishment and appreciate their commitment to these necessary negotiations. Gayle and I join all West Virginians in praying for … Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Manchin Statement on President Trump's Decision to Pull Out of the Iran Deal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement after President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. Senator Manchin was one of only four Democrats to vote against the Iran Deal in 2015. "I opposed the Iran deal three years ago because we gave away too much upfront and got far too little in return. The deal I opposed gave Iran $100 billion dollars on day one for a promise that they wouldn't pursue nuclear weapons for only 10 years, but it … Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Historical Education and the Arts

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 $794,100 for West Virginia through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This funding will support programs that preserve West Virginia's rich cultural history and promote arts education. "Anyone who has been to one of our many festivals knows every West Virginia community has its own story to tell," Senator Capito said. "From music to … Continue Reading

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