Press Releases

April 05, 2018

Manchin Statement on Eighth Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement commemorating the 29 miners who were killed in the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster eight years ago. Senator Manchin will attend a Remembrance Ceremony for the 8th Anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster in Whitesville. "Eight years ago, 29 brave and hard-working miners left their homes and their families for another day of work in the mine and never returned home. Since that tragic day, West … Continue Reading


April 03, 2018

Manchin Urges Amtrak CEO to Allow New River Train to Continue in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke with Richard Anderson, CEO of Amtrak, regarding the company's decision to no longer accept private and charter trains. This change would affect tourism in West Virginia communities with the discontinuance of the New River Train, which has operated out of Huntington for more than 50 years and is an important contributor to tourism-related economic activity in the state. "This decision will have a significant impact on the tourism industry … Continue Reading


April 03, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $66,000 For Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announce $66,371 in funding for West Virginia through the U.S. Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH). The funding will be used for vouchers to assist homeless veterans and their families obtain affordable, safe housing as well as supportive services, such as mental health treatment. "In West Virginia we are … Continue Reading


April 02, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $4.5 Million in Funding for Martinsburg Transit Center

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority will receive $4,500,000 in funding to construct a new transit operations center in Martinsburg. "The Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority provides a crucial service throughout the region and expanding their infrastructure will create jobs and drive economic growth that will support Martinsburg and the … Continue Reading


March 27, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $200,000 for Williamson Health Center

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 the Williamson Health and Wellness Center as part of the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program. "Making sure that West Virginians in rural communities have good access to adequate health care is important to sustaining healthy communities across our state," … Continue Reading


March 26, 2018

Manchin Releases Weekly Energy Report

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a report detailing the price and production levels of coal as well as natural gas prices in Appalachia and nationally. For the week ending in March 17, 2018, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 15.2 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 2.7% higher than last week's estimate and 8.6% higher than the comparable week in 2017. To read Senator Manchin's full report click … Continue Reading


March 26, 2018

Manchin Statement on Frontier and CWA Contract Agreement

Charleston, WV - Senator Manchin released the following statement after the announcement that a contract agreement had been reached between Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America. "I'm glad Frontier and the Communications Workers of America were able to come to an agreement ensuring they will continue to provide critical broadband service throughout West Virginia. I am pleased I was able to play a small role in bringing everyone together, labor and management, to … Continue Reading


March 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Grants for West Virginia Health Centers

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 $691,740 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Rainelle Medical Center, Inc. in Rainelle and Change, Inc. in Weirton. "Our community health centers provide important access to primary and preventive healthcare to citizens all across the Mountain State. Every West Virginian deserves access to quality healthcare … Continue Reading


March 23, 2018

Manchin Applauds Bill Passage that Supports Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Due to Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Senate passage of the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which will create a federal task force charged with supporting grandparents raising grandchildren. "Grandparents across this country are stepping up to raise their grandchildren more and more because parents are falling victim to the opioid epidemic," Senator Manchin said. "This bill creates a task force to help these grandparents who, through no fault of … Continue Reading


March 23, 2018

Manchin Secures Significant Funding for West Virginia in Spending Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured funding priorities for West Virginia in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill that includes significant funding for opioids, broadband infrastructure and our military. "Bipartisanship isn't always easy but I'm pleased that the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill provides West Virginia with important funding to fight the opioid epidemic, invest in high-speed internet and … Continue Reading


March 22, 2018

Manchin Secures Passage of "Jessie's Law"

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured the passage of "Jessie's Law," which will help ensure that medical professionals have full knowledge of their patient's previous opioid addiction if the patient provides that information. This will help prevent tragic events like the death of Jessie Grubb by providing physicians and other medical professionals with this information at every step of a patient's care, enabling them to consider the patient's addiction when … Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

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

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. On February 14 and February 20, 2018, severe storms caused flooding, landslides, mudslides and wind damage in 21 counties throughout West … Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Manchin Pushes VA Secretary Shulkin on Clarksburg VA Autoclave Again

Washington, D.C. - During today's Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin about the lack of a permanent autoclave at the VA hospital in Clarksburg. At a hearing in January, Senator Manchin made Secretary Shulkin aware that the autoclave at Clarksburg was not working. "We have a temporary, mobile autoclave at the Clarksburg VA and we don't have any idea when a permanent autoclave is … Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Manchin Questions Secretary of Homeland Security About Election Security

Washington, D.C. - During today's Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about the interference the Russian government played in the 2016 election, what the U.S. government has done to deter future interference and the role the federal government can play to support the security of state and local voting … Continue Reading


March 20, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $310K in Economic Development in Counties Across West Virginia and Research at Marshall University

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration will award $310,000 for the Region 7 Planning and Development Council, the Planning and Development Councils in the Eastern Panhandle and the Mid-Ohio Valley and the Marshall University Research Corporation. "Public and private partnerships in West Virginia will give local communities the resources and expertise to expand … Continue Reading


March 19, 2018

Manchin Applauds President Trump's Plan to End the Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded President Donald Trump's plan to end the opioid epidemic. The President's plan includes many provisions that Senator Manchin has been fighting for. "President Trump and I agree that we must fight the opioid epidemic by increasing public education; giving our law enforcement officials the tools they need to stop the spread of opioids; and expanding access to substance use disorder treatment and recovery centers, including for … Continue Reading


March 19, 2018

Manchin Releases Weekly Energy Report

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a report detailing the price and production levels of coal as well as natural gas prices in Appalachia and nationally. For the week ending in March 10, 2018, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 14.8 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 1.9% lower than last week's estimate and 2.4% higher than the comparable week in 2017. To read Senator Manchin's full report click … Continue Reading


March 17, 2018

WV Women's History Trail

Women have played critical roles throughout West Virginia's histroy. Honor their contirubutions by visiting one of these historial sites around the state. Pearl S. Buck Birthplace: The birthplace of Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author in 1892. She was a social justice advocate, and her novels helped to advance the Civil Rights of African Americans and other minorities. 8129 Seneca Trail Hillsboro, WV 24946 … Continue Reading


March 15, 2018

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Ease Relocation Burdens on Military Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Kennedy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) to introduce the bipartisan Support our Military Spouses Act to ease the relocation process that is required of military families. The bill ensures that all spouses of active duty service members do not have to establish new legal residency each time they move for a military reassignment. "Behind so many of our brave servicemembers are loving spouses … Continue Reading


March 14, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $662K for Parkersburg Senior Living Project

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development office has approved $662,000 to be used for constructing a new senior living facility in Parkersburg. The Newberry Apartments will have 32 units for West Virginia's senior citizens. "West Virginia's seniors helped build our nation and ensuring they are properly cared for later in life is … Continue Reading

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