Press Releases

March 20, 2024

Manchin Statement On Final EPA Electric Vehicle Rule

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizing its rule that sets stringent vehicle tailpipe emission standards. “The federal government has no authority and no right to mandate what type of car or truck Americans can purchase for their everyday lives. This reckless and ill-informed rule will impose what is effectively an EV … Continue Reading


March 19, 2024

Manchin, Cassidy, Braun Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect The Future Of Social Security

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the bipartisan Save Our Seniors Act, which would protect the long-term solvency of Social Security by requiring the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to include a projection of its financial health in its annual ten-year economic outlook report. “I am committed to protecting our seniors by making good on the promises we’ve made to them, and our bipartisan Save Our … Continue Reading


March 18, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.9 Million To Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,941,442 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen healthcare services throughout West Virginia. The funding will specifically support improving health services for individuals with HIV/AIDS, advancing cancer detection and diagnosis research, bolstering responses to environmental health hazards, and aiding state primary care offices. “Every West … Continue Reading


March 18, 2024

Manchin Calls On Senate Leadership To Act Immediately To Lower Cost Of Drug Prices

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and a bipartisan group of colleagues sent a letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to call for immediate action on reforming pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in an effort to reduce the cost of prescription drug prices. Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jon Tester (D-MT), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Catherine Cortez Masto … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

Manchin Announces $20.5M for West Virginia University Research Corporation Projects, New Partnership to Help Grow Hydrogen Industry

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced a total of $13,800,000 in funding through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office for two projects at West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation to research methods to reduce the cost of producing hydrogen and to grow the domestic hydrogen supply chain. HighT-Tech LLC, in partnership with the WVU Research … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

Manchin Announces $646k For Two West Virginia Research Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $646,668 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two West Virginia research projects. The funding will support physics and mathematics research at Marshall University and research into the production and uses of ammonia at Viaduct Technologies in Morgantown. “The National Science Foundation continues to be an important partner for the Mountain State through their … Continue Reading


March 12, 2024

Manchin, Colleagues Urge EPA To Allow Puerto Rico To Continue Using Temporary Generators Following Natural Disasters

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and a number of his colleagues sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan and Regional Administrator Lisa Garcia, urging them to issue a waiver, an Administrative Order, or a No Action Assurance to allow Puerto Rico to continue using temporary generators after several natural disasters severely damaged its power grid. The letter was also … Continue Reading


March 12, 2024

Manchin Questions Witnesses on Improving Federal Forest and Wildfire Management

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a hearing to examine the findings and recommendations of the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission [the Commission]. The 50-person Commission was created by Chairman Manchin’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law with the directive to recommend policies to improve federal forest and wildfire management. During the hearing, Chairman Manchin discussed the growing severity and impact … Continue Reading


March 12, 2024

Manchin Leads Effort To Better Categorize Rural Appalachia For Federal Education Resources

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Peggy Carr, Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education, urging her to consider ruggedness scales in NCES’s measurements to ensure areas like Appalachia are not left behind. NCES is responsible for collecting and analyzing education data, which includes classifying public school districts into four categories: rural, town, suburban, and city. These categories … Continue Reading


March 11, 2024

Manchin Announces $450k To Support Mercer County Juvenile Justice System

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $450,000 from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for the City of Bluefield and the Bluefield Police Department. The funding will be used to help create a program that focuses on positive development and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services for youth in Mercer County. “I’m pleased the DOJ is investing $450K to … Continue Reading


March 08, 2024

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities, Over $191 Million In Earmarks In Bipartisan Appropriations Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured a number of West Virginia priorities in a bipartisan appropriations package, which included the Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water; Interior and Environment; Commerce, Justice, Science; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bills. These six funding bills included … Continue Reading


March 07, 2024

Manchin, Romney Lead Bipartisan Effort To Protect Medicare For Future Generations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) sent a bipartisan letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to express their concern over the future of Medicare Advantage (MA), which are healthcare plans offered by private insurance companies that must follow the requirements set by Medicare. The Senators urged Administrator Brooks-LaSure to prioritize the program’s long-term fiscal stability as healthcare … Continue Reading


March 07, 2024

Manchin Statement on Kroger Union Employees Reaching Contract Agreement

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Kroger union employees reaching a new contract agreement. “The tentative agreement between Kroger and UFCW Local 400 is welcome news for the state of West Virginia, and I am very thankful that both sides came back to the negotiating table and worked in good faith to reach an agreement. Kroger stores and their employees play a crucial role in the fabric of our communities by providing a sense of … Continue Reading


March 07, 2024

Manchin, Tillis Lead Effort To Require Inflation Estimates On All Bills Introduced In Congress

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the bipartisan Informed Lawmaking to Combat Inflation Act, which would require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to provide inflation estimates for bills introduced by Congress. Currently, the CBO is responsible for issuing estimates for how legislation being considered by Congress would impact direct spending, revenues and the federal deficit, but is not required to measure the inflationary impacts … Continue Reading


March 06, 2024

Manchin Announces $6.4 Million To Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $6,448,505 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support three health centers in Hancock, Greenbrier and Webster Counties as well as strengthen public health infrastructure statewide. “I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $6.4 million to improve the health and well-being of West Virginians across the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin. “The awards … Continue Reading


March 06, 2024

Manchin Applauds West Virginia National Guard’s New Partnership With Nation Of Gabon

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), applauded the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) for being selected as the U.S. partner to the nation of Gabon in Central Africa for the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program. “The West Virginia National Guard continues to make our state and country proud, and I’m thrilled they have been selected to partner with Gabon for this important program. The West Virginia … Continue Reading


March 05, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.5 Million For Three Projects At West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,588,356 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three research projects at West Virginia University. The funding will support research into a grid-resistant energy ecosystem and the recovery of key macronutrients from wastewater, as well as provide opportunities for students to attend the 2024 International Conference on Smart Grid Synchronized Measurements and … Continue Reading


March 05, 2024

Manchin, Colleagues Call On President To Reject Three Proposed Regulations That Would Devastate Domestic Steel Industry

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), John Fetterman (D-PA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) called on U.S. President Joe Biden to reverse course and oppose three proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that would devastate the U.S. domestic steel industry and threaten American jobs. The Senators emphasized that the proposed regulations would not promote environmental sustainability within the American steel industry, but … Continue Reading


March 01, 2024

Manchin Announces $14 Million To Reimburse Covid-19 Expenses At St. Mary’s Medical Center

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $14,684,327 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. This award will reimburse costs accrued for emergency protective services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our healthcare professionals are essential in protecting the health and well-being of all West … Continue Reading


February 29, 2024

Manchin Statement On Biden, Trump Visits To The Southern Border

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump visiting the U.S. Southern Border. “Today, two U.S. presidents traveled to the Southern Border for political theatre and separately agreed with what everyone outside Washington already knows: the crisis at our border is the greatest threat we face and we have to shut it down. Make no mistake, President Biden bears the blame for letting the situation … Continue Reading

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