Press Releases

February 01, 2021

Manchin, Cornyn Reintroduce Bill To Require Companies Report Illicit Online Drug Sales

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) reintroduced the See Something, Say Something Online Act to stop the illicit sale of opioids and other drugs online by amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to require companies report illegal activity on their online platforms. “The Internet has drastically changed since Section 230 was written in 1996 and while it keeps us all more connected than ever before, it also makes it easier to conduct … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $9 Million To Help West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9,102,145 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) awards to 21 different organizations across West Virginia. The CoC awards were provided in the year-end stimulus package and help to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families in West Virginia.“Many of our fellow West Virginians are … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Assistance to Firefighters Grant to Ranson Independent Fire Co. No. 1

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced $8,904.38 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Independent Fire Co. No. 1 in Ranson, West Virginia. This funding was made available through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Manchin Applauds President Biden's Executive Order To Reopen ACA Enrollment For Uninsured Americans

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded President Biden’s Executive Order to open the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for a Special Enrollment Period from February 15th to May 15th to allow uninsured Americans to apply for coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken the lives of nearly 2,000 West Virginians and over 427,000 Americans. “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I pushed the Trump Administration to reopen the ACA online marketplace. This … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Manchin Leads Delegation Call For Administration's Prioritization of West Virginia In Next COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representatives Carol Miller, David McKinley and Alex Mooney sent a letter to the Biden Administration urging its prioritization of West Virginia in the next round of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Addressed to Acting Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Norris Cochran and Acting Department of Defense Secretary David Norquist, the letter cites West Virginia’s record for successful vaccine … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Manchin Highlights Need For VA Transparency, Accountability During VA Secretary Nomination Hearing

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC), highlighted the need for increased transparency and accountability across Veterans Affairs (VA) during the nomination hearing for VA Secretary nominee Dennis McDonough. Senator Manchin continues to push for transparency and accountability at the VA after the murders at the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and the sexual abuses at the Beckley VAMC.“Let me tell you … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million For West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccination Costs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced $1,648,653 from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to assist the state of West Virginia in distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically, this funding will be used to reimburse costs associated with emergency protective measures taken to store, … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $600K For West Virginia University Program To Support Small Manufacturers Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $600,000 from the U.S Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology to the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at West Virginia University (WVU). The WVU MEP program works with small and midsize U.S. manufacturing companies to provide technological assistance and other services to help increase profits … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Manchin, Rounds, Smith, Hassan, King, Shaheen Call On FCC To Prioritize Small Rural Providers For COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Tina Smith (D-MN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Angus King (I-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure small rural providers receive their fair share of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program funding authorized in the recent year-end stimulus package.The Senators said in part, “All across the country our healthcare providers, first responders, and Americans of all walks … Continue Reading


January 26, 2021

Manchin Applauds Opening Of Monongalia County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the opening of a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Monongalia County. At full capacity, the clinic will be able to vaccinate 8,000 West Virginians a day, six days a week once additional doses become available.“West Virginia’s vaccine distribution program is one of the best in the nation and I am incredibly proud to see the Mountain State leading by example. The new vaccine clinic in Monongalia County is another great step for … Continue Reading


January 26, 2021

Manchin Statement On Biden Administration Increasing Vaccine Supply

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announcement from the Biden Administration that they will increase the weekly supply of COVID-19 vaccinations to states and territories next week. The Administration will also increase transparency by giving states a three week forecast of vaccine supplies.“Today’s announcement by the Biden Administration shows that help is on the way. I thank President Biden for staying true to his word and … Continue Reading


January 26, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Secretary Of State Blinken

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to confirm Antony Blinken as U.S. Secretary of State. “Today I voted to confirm Antony Blinken as Secretary of State. Secretary Blinken understands the need to strengthen our international relationships in order to keep Americans safe around the world and ensure stability for increased economic ties to boost our economy. Secretary Blinken has extensive experience in foreign relations from his time as Deputy Secretary … Continue Reading


January 25, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Treasury Secretary Yellen

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to confirm Janet Yellen as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury. “Today I voted to confirm Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary. Secretary Yellen recognizes that right now we must prioritize helping our fellow Americans who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Federal Reserve Chair, she has demonstrated her willingness to support an economy that fosters good jobs and wages for the American people. … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Manchin Applauds Army Corps Investments For West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the inclusion of several West Virginia priorities in the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) FY21 Work Plan.“West Virginians know that when our water is clean and accessible our economy grows, our people are healthy, and our state thrives. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I have advocated for years to secure funding for Army Corps projects in West … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito, Romney Reintroduce Resolution Requesting State Funeral For Last Surviving WWII Medal Of Honor Recipient

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) reintroduced a resolution requesting a state funeral and authorizing the use of the Capitol rotunda for the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. There are only two living Medal of Honor recipients remaining from WWII, including West Virginia native and Iwo Jima veteran, Woody Williams. This state funeral would not only recognize their individual service … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Secretary Of Defense Austin

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted to confirm Retired General Lloyd Austin as the United States Secretary of Defense.“Today I voted to confirm Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense. His confirmation is the beginning of a long journey to reestablish American leadership around the globe and rebuild trust in our federal government. After meeting with Secretary Austin and questioning him during his nomination … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Manchin Visits West Virginia National Guard Troops Deployed To Washington

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited with West Virginia National Guard troops deployed to Washington, DC.“This morning I met with West Virginia National Guard troops deployed to Washington, DC following the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th to personally thank them for protecting our Capitol with honor and continuing to show what it truly means to be a West Virginian. I am incredibly proud of these West … Continue Reading


January 21, 2021

Manchin Receives Vaccine Update From COO Of Operation Warp Speed

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received an update from General Gus Perna, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Warp Speed on COVID-19 vaccine procurement and distribution. "Our state needs vaccines, plain and simple. Today I spoke with General Gus Perna, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Warp Speed, to discuss the procurement and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Until the Biden Administration’s plan kicks in, General Perna assured me West … Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Manchin Statement On Inauguration Of President Joe Biden And Vice President Kamala Harris

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “Today begins a new chapter for the United States of America and her people. I extend my most sincere congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration. Every American should want our President to succeed because if our President does well, our nation and state do well. … Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Manchin Working With Biden Administration On Vaccine Distribution In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in West Virginia. “I am aware of the scarcity of the COVID-19 vaccine throughout West Virginia and remain disappointed by the Trump Administration’s failure to get these vaccines to the people that need them. Congress has provided significant funding to make more vaccines available to more people, including nearly $9 billion in the most recent COVID-19 relief … Continue Reading

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