Press Releases

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


July 06, 2018

Manchin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on CDC to Better Support Forensic Medicine as Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more resources and better support for forensic medicine practitioners as overdose deaths in the United States overwhelm medical examiners, coroners, and toxicologists. The letter presses CDC on how it plans to ensure the forensic medicine community has the tools and support it needs to collect and share data to better understand, … Continue Reading


July 03, 2018

Manchin Urges the EPA to Hold Public Meeting in West Virginia to Hear from West Virginians on the Effects of PFAS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to come to West Virginia and host a community meeting to hear from West Virginians who have been impacted by contamination caused by per- and polyflouralkyls (PFAS). Senator Manchin said in part: "Earlier this year, on April 13, 2018, I joined my colleagues in encouraging your agency to issue a Maximum Contaminant Level for PFAS, such as perflourooctaonic acid (PFOA). This … Continue Reading


July 03, 2018

Manchin Statement on Fourth of July

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of the Fourth of July. "The Declaration of Independence, penned and signed on this day in 1776, etched into history the birth of a nation that stood for freedom, for equality, and for the tireless pursuit of happiness. That document founded the greatest country civilization has ever seen, whose infamous liberty and boundless opportunity remains to this day the envy of the world. "The … Continue Reading


July 02, 2018

WV Delegation Urges President to Approve Disaster Relief for West Virginia After Flooding in May

Washington, D.C. - Today, 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 President Trump to express their full support for Governor Jim Justice's request for a federal disaster declaration for the state of West Virginia. Between May 28, 2018 and June 3, 2018, eight counties in the Eastern Panhandle experienced severe storms causing flooding, landslides, mudslides … Continue Reading


June 29, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $5 Million in Americorps Funding

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that West Virginia has been awarded $5,016,100 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. "Those who dedicate their time and talents to serving their communities should never go unrewarded," Senator Manchin said. "This funding doesn't just … Continue Reading


June 29, 2018

Manchin Demands DeVos Follow Congressional Intent for TRIO Funds

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was joined by 16 Senators to demand U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stop preventing first-generation college students from getting an education. To read the full letter click here. In March, Congress passed a budget bill that included a six percent increase in funding for TRIO Programs, which provide low-income, first generation college students with the support, resources, and guidance they need to graduate from high school, enroll … Continue Reading


June 29, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.7 Million for Head Start Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,738,731 for the Central West Virginia Community Action Association from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Head Start. Funding will support Head Start programs in Harrison and Lewis counties. "Providing a strong early education system is in the best interest of this community, of this state, and of this country," Senator … Continue Reading


June 29, 2018

SENATE PASSES MANCHIN BILL TO BUILD JENNINGS RANDOLPH HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT IN MINERAL COUNTY

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed legislation championed by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to provide licensing certainty for the construction of a hydroelectric facility at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam at Jennings Randolph Dam in West Virginia. "I have always supported an all-of-the-above energy portfolio and this hydroelectric project is an important investment in the energy infrastructure in Mineral County and the surrounding communities. This project will generate enough … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

MANCHIN INCLUDES $3.7 BILLION TO FIGHT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND $1.6 BILLION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IN SPENDING BILLS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, made sure that Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies and Department of Defense spending bills included funding to fight the opioid epidemic, community health centers, mine safety and miners' health. These bills were passed out of the Appropriations Committee today. "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I was proud to secure $3.7 billion to fight the … Continue Reading


June 27, 2018

Manchin Statement on Supreme Court Vacancy

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. "I look forward to meeting with and evaluating the qualifications of whoever President Trump nominates to become a justice on the Supreme Court. Senators have a responsibility to do our jobs as elected officials and this includes our Constitutional obligation to advise and consent on a nominee to fill this … Continue Reading


June 27, 2018

MANCHIN AND CAPITO SECURE $75K FOR WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $75,000 from the National Science Foundation for the West Virginia University Research Corporation. The project, a coordinated effort between the university and local school districts to address the lack of advanced teacher training opportunities, is entitled "Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers: A Networked Improvement Community Building … Continue Reading

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