Press Releases

November 07, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $300K For Community Development In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $313,000 for the City of Beckley from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program to preserve and expand affordable housing options and provide assistance for low-income families. "Access to affordable housing gives a hand up not a hand out to West Virginians trying to … Continue Reading


November 06, 2019

Manchin Announces Service Academy Nominations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced today that he will nominate 40 West Virginia students from 16 counties to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. "West Virginia has built a reputation of service and sacrifice, and I truly believe we are the most patriotic state in the nation," Senator Manchin … Continue Reading


November 06, 2019

Manchin Announces $20 Million For I-64 Widening Project In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced that West Virginia will receive $20 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant program for the I-64 widening project from St. Albans to Nitro. This project will increase system capacity on I-64, improve interchange traffic operations, enhance safety and facilitate economic growth in accordance with regional and local land use planning. "As a … Continue Reading


November 06, 2019

Manchin, McConnell, And Capito Introduce The Bipartisan American Miners Act To Secure Pensions And Healthcare

Washington, D.C. ­- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, legislation to secure our nation's retired miners pensions by shoring up the 1974 Pension Plan, which is headed for insolvency due to coal company bankruptcies and the 2008 financial crisis, and ensuring that the miners who are at risk due to 2018 and 2019 coal company bankruptcies will not lose … Continue Reading


November 05, 2019

Manchin Explains Why Congress Needs To Pass The Slap Act

Washington, D.C. - One week after another major corporate bankruptcy, U.S Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today took to the Senate Floor to explain why Congress needs to pass the Stop Looting American Pensions (SLAP) Act, legislation that would protect the pensions of American workers. For far too long, American greed has influenced Wall Street firms that have taken over companies, cut wages and paid executives large bonuses while walking away from their pension obligations for their employees and … Continue Reading


November 05, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $227K To Address Infectious Disease Consequences Of The Opioid Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $227,381 in funding through the Health and Human Resources (HHS) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Funding will be used to address infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis, such as HIV or Hepatitis, in West Virginia through increased testing and … Continue Reading


November 04, 2019

Manchin Outraged That 1,000 Coal Miners Notified Their Healthcare Will Be Cut Off On December 31, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the notices that 1,000 coal miners, 65 in West Virginia, received from the Westmoreland Coal Company, notifying them that they will be cut off from their healthcare by December 31, 2019. This notice comes after Westmoreland declared bankruptcy in 2018. To ensure these miners don't lose their health care, Senator Manchin is calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put his bill, the American Miners Act, … Continue Reading


November 01, 2019

Manchin Hosts ARC Co-Chair And Highlights ARC Power Grants For West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today hosted Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Co-Chair Tim Thomas in Kanawha and Raleigh counties and highlighted the importance of ARC POWER grants for economic growth and investing in job creation in West Virginia. Senator Manchin and Co-Chair Thomas were joined by business and community leaders at the Toyota Advanced Tech Center and the N3 office in South Charleston, the Elk City District in Charleston, and the 48th job fair in … Continue Reading


October 31, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $750K To Prevent Youth Substance Use Disorder In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $750,000 through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) grant from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). This funding will support efforts across West Virginia to prevent youth substance use disorder. "West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate per capita of any state in the nation, and the impacts of this … Continue Reading


October 31, 2019

Manchin Secures More Than $600 Million To Fight The Opioid Epidemic And $80 Million To Combat Youth Homelessness In Spending Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured funding for top West Virginia priorities in the minibus spending package that was passed by the Senate today. The spending package includes funding for Transportation and Housing; Agriculture and Rural Development; Commerce, Justice and Science; and Interior projects. "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I fight every day to make sure West Virginia receives the funding we need in every spending bill. This spending … Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Manchin Disappointed Resolution to Protect West Virginians With Pre-Existing Conditions Failed In The Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his disappointment in the Senate's failure to pass the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would protect the nearly 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. "Today the Republicans in the Senate blocked a resolution that would protect the nearly 800,000 people in West Virginia with a pre-existing condition. But as their Senator, I cannot allow a rewrite of health insurance rules that … Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Manchin Urges VA Secretary To Address WV VAMC'S Failure To Perform Mandatory Opioid Database Checks

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today sent a letter to the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary, Robert Wilkie, in response to the newest VA Office of Inspector General (VAIG) report that the Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) regularly failed to check the state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) databases when prescribing opioids to Veterans. PDMPs are electronic databases used specifically to track the prescribing and dispensing of … Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Murray Energy Declares Bankruptcy, Manchin Urges Passage Of His Bill To Save Healthcare And Pensions

Washington, D.C. - After Murray Energy, the biggest coal company in the country, declared bankruptcy, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged the passage of his legislation, the American Miners Act, that would protect coal miners' healthcare and pensions. "It's a sad day when West Virginia workers and their families can lose everything they've worked for due to another corporate bankruptcy. Today's announcement that Murray Energy will file for bankruptcy underscores the urgent need to protect … Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Manchin Announces More Than $9 Million For Constellium

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced nearly $9.5 million through the US Department of Defense (DOD) awarded to Constellium to increase throughput, quality and performance of cold aluminum at their Ravenswood facility. This investment will strengthen the regional economy by enabling Constellium to meet increased demand for cold rolled aluminum, and help protect our troops by providing them with state of the art armor for ballistic and blast protection. "West … Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Manchin Introduces SLAP Act To Protect American Workers' Pension Plans

Washington, D.C. - On the heels of another major corporate bankruptcy, U.S Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced the Stop Looting American Pensions (SLAP) Act, legislation that would protect American worker's pensions. For far too long, American greed has influenced Wall Street firms that have taken over companies, cut wages and paid executives large bonuses while walking away from their pension obligations for their employees and retirees. "Every paycheck, 10.6 million hardworking … Continue Reading


October 28, 2019

Manchin Announces More Than $3.1 Million For Yeager Airport 2015 Landslide Reimbursement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $3,191,183.12 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Yeager Airport in Charleston. This funding reimburses the Airport for cleaning up the debris associated with the collapse of the runway as a result of a landslide in 2015. Today's grant brings the total funding to nearly $25 million that Senator Manchin has helped secure for the Airport to recover … Continue Reading


October 27, 2019

Manchin Statement On The U.S. Special Operations Forces Raid In Syria

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the U.S. Special Operations forces raid in Syria and the confirmed death of Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. "I want to congratulate the President and his national security team on their efforts towards planning and executing this mission. Today the world is a safer place because of the work of our Special Forces. Last night they completed a raid that resulted in the death of Abu Bakr … Continue Reading


October 25, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.7 Million For Water And Wastewater Infrastructure In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,780,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for improvements in water and wastewater infrastructure in McDowell and Clay Counties. This funding will be used for sanitary sewer improvements and the replacement of two water storage tanks. "Investing in infrastructure is essential to improving the lives of all residents across … Continue Reading


October 25, 2019

Manchin: Proud To See New River Train Tradition Continue With Autumn Colors Express

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the 2019 Autumn Colors Express. "I am proud to see the Autumn Colors Express up and running this fall after all of the difficulties that have occurred over the last few years. For more than 50 years, the New River Train has been at the heart of West Virginia's proud railroading history as the focal point of Railroad Days and I am proud to see the traditions carry on with the Autumn Colors Express this … Continue Reading


October 24, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding To Support Maternal And Child Health Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant totaling $877,630 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to support maternal and child health services across the state. Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Access to healthcare is essential for all West Virginians and will ensure a brighter future for us and our future … Continue Reading

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