Press Releases

May 25, 2018

Manchin and Kennedy Introduce Anti-Corruption Legislation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced the Justice Against Corruption on K Street Act, also known as the JACK Act. The JACK Act would require lobbyists to disclose if they have ever been convicted of bribery, extortion, embezzlement, illegal kickbacks, tax evasion or money laundering in their lobbying disclosure and registration forms. "I think many people would be surprised to learn that lobbyists don't need to disclose if they have been … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Manchin Wins Vote to Ensure Any Relocation of the ARC will be to West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced an amendment to the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2019 that will guarantee that the Appalachian Regional Commission Headquarters, if relocated, would move to West Virginia. The amendment passed the Energy and Water subcommittee by a vote of 16-15. "West Virginia is the only state completely in Appalachia, and it just makes sense that we would serve … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Manchin and Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attack

Washington, D.C. - As cyber-attacks across the United States continue to grow, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced legislation to bolster National Guard cybersecurity capabilities nationwide to better protect public and privately-operated infrastructure, including election systems, dams, and electric grid. "As cyber-attacks on the United States increase, we must be able to protect our critical infrastructure, which most of the time is protected by local … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More than $3.7 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 $3,726,345 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 Beckley, Moorefield and Oceana. "For our children, education is the key to a bright future and Head Start plays a critical role in ensuring West Virginia's students are prepared for … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Water Infrastructure

Funding will improve and expand water and wastewater service for residents in Hancock, McDowell, Mercer counties WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9.8 million for West Virginia communities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will go toward water and wastewater projects in the cities of Welch and New Cumberland, as well as … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Welcome West Virginia Veterans to Washington

West Virginia's "Always Free Honor Flight" brings 23 Veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Cold Ward, Gulf War, the Middle East to D.C. Manchin presents Veterans with Congressional Record Statements to honor their service Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) proudly welcomed 23 Veterans from West Virginia to the nation's capital for the ninth "Always Free Honor Flight." Senator Manchin provided each Veteran with … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin Votes to Pass BIll to Expand Caregiver Program and Fix Veteran Care

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to pass the VA MISSION Act, legislation that will fix non-VA care and expand the Caregivers program to Veterans of all eras. Senator Manchin has personally championed expanding caregiver benefits to veterans of all eras including family caregivers of veterans injured during World War II, the Korean, Vietnam and 1990-1991 Gulf War. Yesterday, Senator Manchin attempted to remove the AIR Act from the bill, legislation that could be … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin Applauds Confirmation of J.C. Raffety as U.S. Marshal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the confirmation of West Virginian J.C. Raffety to serve as U.S. Marshal for Northern District of West Virginia. "I am so glad that the Senate confirmed J.C. Raffety to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of West Virginia. J.C. Raffety has had a distinguished law enforcement career for nearly 50 years and he has proven time and time again his dedication to justice and to our great state of West Virginia. I was glad when … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Introduce Bill to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)-along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Angus King (I-ME), Dean Heller (D-NV), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)-today introduced bipartisan legislation to be considered by the Senate Finance Committee that would help newborns suffering from withdrawal recover in the best care setting and provide support for their families. The Caring Recovery for Infants and Babies (CRIB) … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Manchin and Scott Address Opioid Roundtable Hosted by Shatterproof

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, addressed attendees at a roundtable hosted by Shatterproof, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families. Senators Manchin and Scott launched the Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus in 2015. "The opioid epidemic does not discriminate and it has touched every part of our state and country. But no state has been … Continue Reading


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

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