Press Releases

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


June 25, 2018

Spending Bills with Manchin Provisions on ARC, VA Caregiver Program, and Substance Abuse Pass Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, included provisions in the Energy & Water, Military Construction & Veterans Affairs and Legislative Branch spending bills that will benefit West Virginia. Senator Manchin authored provisions that guaranteed that if the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) headquarters are relocated, they will be moved to West Virginia; expanded the VA Caregiver Program to Veterans of all eras; and … Continue Reading


June 25, 2018

MANCHIN AND CAPITO ANNOUNCE $420,000 FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN WEST VIRGINIA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced West Virginia will receive $420,000 from the Economic Development Administration for Economic Development District Planning. Funds will go to Planning and Development Councils in Marion, Ohio, Grant, Mercer, Kanawha, and Wayne counties, and are aimed at establishing a framework that supports capital investment and job creation in the region. "Strategic … Continue Reading


June 25, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $1.5 Million for HIV Support Services

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,503,550 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Funding will help the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources provide support and services to West Virginians living with HIV. "In the last few decades, through increased access to support programs and ground breaking treatments, we … Continue Reading


June 21, 2018

SPENDING BILLS WITH MANCHIN FUNDING ON OPIOIDS, BROADBAND AND BORDER WALL PASS THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured funding priorities for West Virginia in the FY19 Financial Services & General Government (FSGG), State and Foreign Ops, and Department of Homeland Security appropriations bills. "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I have been working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make sure West Virginia receives the funding we need. In these three funding bills, I … Continue Reading


June 21, 2018

MANCHIN SECURES FUNDING FOR BAKERS RUN CAMPGROUND IN BRAXTON COUNTY

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) responded to a letter from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District discussing possible closures to the Huntington District's campgrounds. The planned campground closures were based upon funding levels in the President's Fiscal Year 2019 proposal and not from funds authorized by Congress. Senator Manchin, a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, secured funding in a Senate Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2019 that … Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

FOLLOWING MANCHIN’S EFFORTS, CDC WILL RELEASE REPORT ON PFAS

Washington, D.C. - Following efforts led by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will release a federal study about widespread water contamination from commonly-used chemicals. Senator Manchin led this effort after reports surfaced that at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) blocked the release of the HHS report showing that far lower levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) threaten human … Continue Reading


June 19, 2018

Manchin Applauds $1.6 Billion for Border Wall, Calls for Additional Border Security Measures

Washington, D.C. - As a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauds and voted for the $1.6 billion in the FY19 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for a border wall and is calling for Congress to pass additional border security measures to strengthen the border. Senator Manchin believes that in addition to the border wall, we need more border patrol agents, drones, towers, ground sensors, thermal imaging, and Blackhawk helicopters … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Manchin Votes to Pass NDAA Which Includes Reimburseemnt for Martinsburg Big Springs Water Plant

Manchin secured other West Virginia priorities in the NDAA Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a vital piece of legislation that will provide our military with the means necessary to defend our nation. The NDAA includes language that Senator Manchin fought to include that will allow the Department of Defense (DoD) to pay for clean-up costs related to contamination of Martinsburg water supply. "In 2016, the EPA issued … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Manchin Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Pre-Existing Conditions with Clergy in Bridgeport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a roundtable discussion with leaders from West Virginia's clergy in Bridgeport today to discuss the lawsuit threatening West Virginians' pre-existing conditions protections. Right now, 20 U.S. Attorneys General, including the Attorney General of West Virginia, are suing to allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. "Today, I had a great conversation with clergy members in … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Manchin to Co-Sponsor Keep Families Together Act

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to co-sponsor the Keep Families Together Act to keep families together as they enter the country. "As a father, grandfather, and Christian, I am wholeheartedly opposed to any policy that allows innocent children to be separated from their parents as they enter our country. We need to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws, which is why I have voted multiple times on billions … Continue Reading


June 15, 2018

Manchin Statement on Celebrating Father's Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement about the celebration of Father's Day. "Of everything I have ever done, being a father and 'Dadoo' have brought me the most pride. Today, we celebrate all West Virginian fathers and father figures who work tirelessly to raise their families, to be good role models to our young people, and to love and support the ones closest to them. "During a Sunday sermon in July of 1908, West Virginia became one of … Continue Reading


June 15, 2018

Manchin Provision Ensures West Virginia Gets Fair Share of Opioids Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured language to ensure that West Virginia is eligible for a total of $27,910,443 in federal funding through the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the form of State Opioid Response Grants, including $142.5 million set aside for the ten states - led by West Virginia - with the highest mortality rates related to … Continue Reading


June 14, 2018

Spending Bill with Manchin Provisions to Fully Fund Green Bank Observatory, End to BOP Overreliance on Augmentation and Passage of Skylar's Law Pass Appropriations Committee

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured funding for top West Virginia priorities in the FY19 Commerce, Justice, Science, Interior & Environment and Legislative Branch spending bills, which were passed by the full Appropriations Committee today. Senator Manchin included provisions to preserve current and future operations at the Green Bank Observatory, end the Bureau of Prisons' overreliance on augmentation and implement Senator Manchin's bill, Skylar's Law, which would … Continue Reading


June 14, 2018

Manchin: Congress to Blame for Pension Crisis, Not United Mine Workers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a hearing of the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans where he questioned Mr. Chris Langan, Vice President of Finance, UPS; Ms. Aliya Wong, Executive Director of Retirement Policy; U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Mary Moorkamp, Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer; Schnuck Markets; and Mr. Burke Blackman, President, Egger Steel Company. "Let me make sure you understand, the working person in … Continue Reading


June 13, 2018

ICYMI: Manchin Reads Letters From West Virginians About Importance of Protecting Coverage for Those with Pre-Existing Conditions on Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) took to the Senate floor today to read letters from West Virginians about the importance of continuing to require insurance companies to cover those with pre-existing conditions. An ongoing lawsuit, led by 20 U.S. Attorneys General, including the Attorney General of West Virginia, and as of last week no longer being defended by the U.S. Department of Justice, would allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West Virginians with … Continue Reading


June 13, 2018

Manchin, Sullivan Introduce Bill Requiring GAO to Study Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced the Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act, which will require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to evaluate and report on the capacity of both residential and inpatient treatment facilities along with the status of their availability and needs. This will be the first federal government study on substance use disorder treatment infrastructure in the United States. "In order for the … Continue Reading


June 12, 2018

Manchin Questions FERC Commissioners About Securing Coal Plants to Ensure a Resilient and Reliable Electric Grid

Washington, D.C. - During today's Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioners about the disproportionate impact of rising energy costs on West Virginians, as well as the essential role that coal continues to play in producing electricity - especially during extreme weather events. "Everyone has been talking about cost. I represent a state that has an 18% poverty level. We rank … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148
Showing page   of 148