Press Releases

January 06, 2015

Manchin, Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline in New Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today introduced legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project under Congress's authority enumerated in the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8. The Hoeven-Manchin bill, S.1, is the first piece of legislation brought to the floor in the 114th Congress. Sixty senators are cosponsoring the bill, and 63 senators have indicated support for the legislation at this point. The senators, … Continue Reading

January 06, 2015

Manchin Announces Hiring of Frank Jezioro as Liaison to Sportsmen and Natural Resources Groups

"I am thrilled to announce that a truly dedicated West Virginia public servant, Frank Jezioro, has agreed to join our Senate office as the new Liaison to Sportsmen and Natural Resources. Frank's vision and foresight coupled with his invaluable support and insight, have always served as an asset to help me better serve the people of West Virginia, whether as Governor or as a United States Senator. As the new Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus and as a member of the Senate … Continue Reading

January 05, 2015

Manchin Named New Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that he will be the new Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, along with Senator James Risch (R-ID). Nearly 300 members of the House and Senate, representing almost all 50 states, support the bipartisan, bicameral caucus aimed to champion the sportsmen's agenda, protect the rights of hunters, fishers and outdoorsmen, and conserve public lands for recreational purposes. "As an avid sportsman, I know firsthand … Continue Reading

December 23, 2014

Manchin Family Wishes All West Virginians a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement wishing all West Virginians a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. "On behalf of my wife Gayle and the entire Manchin family, I would like to wish all West Virginians and Americans a very merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. "There is no time like the holidays to celebrate our countless blessings - especially the love of our families and friends. I have always said that 'If you … Continue Reading

December 22, 2014

Manchin Announces Service Academy Nominations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced today that he will nominate 36 West Virginia students from 17 counties to the U.S. service academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. "It is a great privilege to recommend 36 of West Virginia's brightest young men and women to the U.S. service academies," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading

December 19, 2014

Senator Manchin Concludes Fifty-Five County Outreach Tour

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin will wrap up his 2014 statewide outreach tour, which has included stops in all of West Virginia's fifty-five counties. Senator Manchin has traveled from region to region this year when Congress has been out of session to connect with West Virginians. During his visits, he has met with thousands of residents including veterans, seniors, students, educators, community leaders, small business owners, entrepreneurs, coal miners and local and state … Continue Reading

December 18, 2014

Manchin Statement on the Passing of Marshall President Stephen Kopp

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today released the following statement on the passing of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp. "The sudden and tragic death of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp is incredibly shocking and heartbreaking. The Marshall community has truly lost one of its best. There is no doubt that Stephen will leave behind a legacy as an outstanding leader, a beloved adopted West Virginian, and a dedicated husband and father. Gayle and I join all West … Continue Reading

December 16, 2014

Manchin Votes Against Tax Extenders Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after voting against extending tax deductions: "Since I have joined the Senate more than four years ago, I have questioned again and again why Congress refuses to confront our financial challenges when our country faces more than $18 trillion in debt? Instead of working together on comprehensive tax reform, we continue to kick the can down the road by passing temporary tax deductions year after year. … Continue Reading

December 16, 2014

Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Nominate Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs for Achievement Awards

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today encouraged West Virginians to nominate Mountain State small businesses and entrepreneurs for the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) 2015 Small Business Week awards and for the West Virginia's District Office awards. Winners of the West Virginia District Office awards will compete for national titles and attend National Small Business Week activities in Washington, D.C. in May 2015. All nominations are due by Monday, January 5th … Continue Reading

December 15, 2014

Manchin Statement on Opposition to Dr. Murthy's Surgeon General Confirmation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin issued the following statement on his opposition to confirming Dr. Vivek Murthy's as America's next Surgeon General. "Our Surgeon General serves as America's leader on public health services and chooses what health policies we should prioritize. For that reason, I don't believe it's appropriate for America's number one doctor to participate in political activism. It is essential that the Surgeon General gains the public's trust, so this position … Continue Reading

December 15, 2014

Manchin Appointed to New Senate Committees for 114th Congress

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today announced that he has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee for the 114th Congress. He will continue to be a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. "It is a privilege to be assigned to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee as we enter … Continue Reading

December 13, 2014

Manchin Submits Floor Speech in Opposition to Omnibus Legislation

Senator Manchin urges members of the Senate to work together on bipartisan omnibus legislation that better represents American values Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) tonight submitted remarks on the Senate floor explaining his opposition to the $1.1 trillion government spending bill due to many troubling provisions that cannot be amended. Senator Manchin urges his colleagues to stay in session an additional week to draft a bipartisan omnibus package that fairly … Continue Reading

December 12, 2014

Manchin Calls for Debate on Using Military Force in Syria Before Sending More American Troops

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to submit to Congress his proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Senator Manchin believes Congress should debate America's military strategy before sending more American troops to the region or beginning a military program to train and advise Syrian rebels. Senator Manchin argues that the American people … Continue Reading

December 10, 2014

Manchin Opposes Antonio Weiss Nomination to be the Next Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at Treasury Department

Senator Manchin delivers remarks on the Senate floor Washington, D.C. - As a member of the Senate Banking Committee, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today delivered remarks on the Senate floor explaining his opposition of Wall Street investment banker Antonio Weiss to be the next Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the Department of Treasury. Please read Senator Manchin's remarks as prepared for delivery below: M. President - I represent and serve the great state of West Virginia, a rural … Continue Reading

December 09, 2014

Manchin Welcomes I-79 Corridor Businesses To Washington at 7th Annual WV Identification Intelligence Seminar And Expo

Senator Manchin delivers remarks at the seventh West Virginia Identification Intelligence Seminar and EXPO VII Expo provides opportunities for WV businesses from I-79 Corridor to network with executives in the identity management sector and representatives from federal agencies, including DHS, DOJ, NIST, NSF, DoD, DIA and the FBI Washington, D.C. - Today, as Honorary Chair of the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) welcomed West Virginia … Continue Reading

December 05, 2014

Manchin Celebrates National Miner’s Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement ahead of tomorrow's celebration of National Miner's Day to recognize past, present and future brave miners across America. "National Miner's Day remains an incredibly meaningful day of recognition not only for the state of West Virginia, but for our entire country. This nation was built on the backs of our coal miners, and today, miners continue to go to work every day to provide millions of Americans with … Continue Reading

December 05, 2014

Manchin Statement on Ashton Carter’s Nomination to Secretary of Defense

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued a statement to announce his support for Ashton Carter's nomination to Secretary of Defense. "I intend to support Ashton Carter's nomination to Secretary of Defense. Our country faces serious national security challenges and I believe Ashton will provide capable leadership of the Department of Defense in meeting these challenges. His record of public service has been excellent, and he enjoys credibility with Members of … Continue Reading

December 03, 2014

Manchin Announces More Than $60,000 to Revitalize Rural Communities in Fayette County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced today that Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS) in Kincaid, West Virginia will receive $60,337.51 through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. The funds will be used to redevelop and revitalize rural areas of Fayette County by rehabilitating the homes of families in need to safe and energy efficient standards. "These investments in our rural communities will provide much needed … Continue Reading

December 02, 2014

Manchin Announces $100,000 to Improve School Cafeterias’ Access to Local, Fresh Foods

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) will receive $100,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm to School Program. The funding will be used to help effectively move food from local farms to school cafeterias. The WVDE Office of Child Nutrition and the West Virginia Farm to School Community Development Group will collaborate to develop food hubs. These hubs will establish a distribution … Continue Reading

November 25, 2014

Manchin Congratulates Marshall University For Its Successful Football Season

Charleston, W.Va. - Senator Manchin issued a statement congratulating Marshall University on its football season so far and encouraging West Virginians to rally behind the Herd this Friday. "I'm incredibly proud of the Marshall University football team, Coach Doc Holliday, the staff and the athletic department, and the entire state of West Virginia should be, too. "Throughout this season, the Thundering Herd has brought positive national exposure to our state and proudly showcased the true … Continue Reading

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