Press Releases

April 20, 2018

Manchin Announces More Than $300,000 For NeighborWorks Network in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that CommunityWorks Inc. and HomeOwnership Center, Inc. in West Virginia will receive $315,833 through NeighborWorks America. The funding will support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs. "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I work to make sure that West Virginia receives as much funding as possible to revitalize our neighborhoods, spur … Continue Reading


April 19, 2018

Manchin and Capito Secure $16K for Marshall University Conference

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $16,000 from the National Science Foundation for Marshall University Research Corporation and the 30th Cumberland Conference in Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing being held at Marshall University on May 19 -20, 2018. "Marshall University is at the cutting edge of research and I am excited to see this funding to support this annual … Continue Reading


April 18, 2018

Manchin Urges President Trump to Invoke Defense Production Act to Save Coal-Fired Plants and Further Secure Our Nation's Security

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, urged President Trump and his administration to invoke the Defense Production Act to protect coal-fired power plants in West Virginia and further secure our nation's security. The Defense Production Act was enacted on September 8, 1950 at the start of the Korean War and is designed to support U.S. civil defense and war mobilization efforts. Senator Manchin said in … Continue Reading


April 18, 2018

Manchin Announces Job Growing Partnership Between West virginia Natinal Guard and Qatar

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) and Qatar have been approved to begin a State Partnership Program, beating out multiple other states for this coveted agreement. This partnership will lead to direct investment and job growth in West Virginia, and lays the groundwork for continued military and economic cooperation. Senator Manchin spoke directly with Secretary Mattis earlier this week to press him to approve the agreement … Continue Reading


April 18, 2018

Manchin Applauds DOJ Opioid Quota Announcement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the U.S. Attorney General's proposal to reduce opioid production, something Senator Manchin has been fighting for consistently over the past two years. "Since 2016, I have consistently pressured the DEA to fix the quota system and I applaud Attorney General Jeff Sessions' proposal," Senator Manchin said. "I have also pushed the DEA and the DOJ to increase their enforcement efforts against those bad actors … Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Manchin Champions Legislation to Protect Coal-Fired Power Plants

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Energy Reliability Act of 2018 and a Senate Resolution on Grid Resilience and Reliability to ensure the continued operation of coal-fired power plants in West Virginia and across the country. The cumulative effect of over-regulation and market rules that disadvantage baseload power, among other factors, has resulted in ongoing closures and retirement announcements for coal-fired and nuclear power plants. These coal-fired … Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Manchin Statement on the Loss of Barbara Bush

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement following the announcement Former First Lady Barbara Bush has passed. "Gayle and I are heartbroken to learn of the loss of former First Lady Barbara Bush. She served our country with grace and kindness and the world is a better place because of her contributions. The Lord has a masterful plan for all of us and I know Mrs. Bush is home with him now. We join the chorus of prayers from around the world as … Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Manchin Urges House Veterans' Affairs Committee to Approve Renaming of Huntington VA Medical Center

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, urged the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) and the Ranking Member Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), to rename the Huntington VA Medical Center after Hershel "Woody" Williams. The resolution passed the Senate on September 7, 2017 by unanimous consent and has been held up in the House of Representatives ever since. Senator Manchin said in part: "Due to this … Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Expand Access to Preventive Medicine

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations committee, today announced $230,086 for the West Virginia University Research Corporation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding through the Preventive Medicine Residency Program will support curriculum and programs for preventive medicine residents, improving access to quality preventive health care services for West … Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Apply for USDA Broadband Loan Program

Washington, D.C. - Senator Manchin is urging communities across West Virginia to apply for support under the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program. The program provides loans to projects aiming to extend broadband infrastructure in eligible rural communities. USDA has supported broadband infrastructure projects through this program since it was created in the 2002 Farm Bill and reauthorized under the 2014 Farm Bill; it plans to make more … Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Manchin Thanks President for Declaring Major Disaster Declaration

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today thanked President Trump for declaring a major disaster for the state of West Virginia as a result of the extreme flooding throughout the state between February 14 and February 20, 2018 which caused severe storms caused flooding, landslides, mudslides and wind damage in 21 counties throughout West Virginia. Last month, Senator Manchin led the West Virginia delegation in a letter to President Trump encouraging him to declare a major … Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Manchin Has Productive Meeting With Amtrak and Collis P. Huntington Officials

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) had a productive meeting with Amtrak and Collis P. Huntington officials. Senator Manchin, Amtrak and Collis P. Huntington are all committed to finding ways to continue their partnership in order to reestablish New River Train service. "I had a very productive meeting with Amtrak and Collis P. Huntington officials today and I'm glad we are all committed to finding an agreement to reestablish service for the New River Train," Senator Manchin … Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Manchin Statement on DOJ Drug Raid in Huntington

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement about the drug raids conducted by the Department of Justice and Huntington Police in Huntington, WV today. "This morning the Department of Justice and Huntington Police conducted a series of drug raids in Huntington. These raids send a strong message to those who come to West Virginia with the intent of poisoning our people. Bringing an end to the opioid epidemic will require a multi-pronged approach and the … Continue Reading


April 16, 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 April 7, 2018, estimated U.S. coal production total approximately 14.3 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 2.9% lower than last week's estimate and 6.3% higher than the comparable week in 2017. Read Senator Manchin's full report below or click … Continue Reading


April 13, 2018

Manchin Champions Improvements and Funding For West Virginia GEAR UP

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the GEAR UP for Success Act, which intends to improve the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), a federal grant program that seeks to increase college awareness, readiness, and success for low-income and underrepresented students. "Our children are our future. If we are going to continue to compete in a high-tech 21st century economy, we have to make sure that young people have the resources … Continue Reading


April 13, 2018

Manchin Announces Meeting Between Amtrak and Collis P. Huntington Officials

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will bring Amtrak and Collis P. Huntington officials together to discuss a pathway forward to reestablishing service for the New River Train on Tuesday. "I applaud Amtrak for heeding my calls and agreeing to sit down with Collis P. Huntington to try to work out a solution to reestablish New River Train service," Senator Manchin said. "Each year, the New River Train travels from Huntington to Hinton for Railroad Days - bringing visitors and … Continue Reading


April 13, 2018

Manchin Champions Improvements and Funding for West Virginia Gear Up

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the GEAR UP for Success Act, which intends to improve the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), a federal grant program that seeks to increase college awareness, readiness, and success for low-income and underrepresented students. He also is fighting for increased funding for the GEAR UP program to better serve students in West Virginia. "Our children are our future. If we are going to continue … Continue Reading


April 12, 2018

Manchin Votes to Confirm Deputy EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on his vote to confirm the nominee for the next Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Andrew Wheeler. "Every West Virginian wants clean air and clean water and I intend to be vigilant in working with the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that our fundamental environmental protections are implemented in a sound, fair and effective way. I believe that the economy and the environment … Continue Reading


April 12, 2018

Manchin Applauds bill Signing To Fight Online Sex Trafficking

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the bill signing of legislation he cosponsored, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017. This legislation will allow state authorities to combat websites facilitating sex trafficking. "For too long, sex traffickers have been able to use the darkest corners of the internet to traffic young people and commit unconscionable violence. These websites are also guilty of these crimes and must be held … Continue Reading


April 11, 2018

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

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the nomination of West Virginian J.C. Raffety to serve as U.S. Marshal for Northern District of West Virginia. "With almost 50 years of law enforcement experience, J.C. Raffety is well qualified to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of West Virginia. Throughout his distinguished career he has proven time and time again his dedication to law and order, and our state of West Virginia. I'm glad President Trump nominated … Continue Reading

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