Press Releases

January 03, 2020

Manchin Statement on Qasem Soleimani

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Qasem Soleimani. "Make no mistake, Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist who did not value human life. He was a persistent threat to American troops and regional stability. As leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, he was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American servicemembers in Iraq, wounding thousands more, and also coordinating attacks against our interests. Under Soleimani's … Continue Reading


January 03, 2020

Year In Review: Manchin Secures More Than $667 Million In Funding For West Virginia In 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $667,037,403 in funding from 467 awards for top West Virginia priorities in 2019. The grants included funding to combat the opioid epidemic, economic and rural development, education and health services, transportation and housing, and Veterans services. "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I fight every day to make sure West Virginia receives the funding we need to … Continue Reading


January 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for the HIVE in Beckley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority is the recipient of a $708,300 grant to support the expansion of the HIVE entrepreneur and business assistance program in Beckley. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). "I am proud that the EDA is investing in Southern West Virginia through … Continue Reading


January 02, 2020

Senate Passes Manchin VA Accountability Legislation

Washington, D.C. - The Senate unanimously passed S. 221, the VA Provider Accountability Act, which was introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Susan Collins (R-ME). The Senators introduced S. 221 earlier this year to bring much needed accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation will now be referred to the House of Representatives for consideration. "While a great majority of VA doctors … Continue Reading


January 02, 2020

Manchin Statement on the 14th Anniversary of the Sago Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on the 14th anniversary of the Sago mine disaster. "Fourteen years ago, twelve coal miners went to work at the Sago mine and never returned to their families. After that tragedy, I joined all West Virginians as we grieved with the coal miners' families and loved ones. Today and every day since that horrible disaster, my thoughts are with those who lost a loved one that day. After the Sago disaster, West Virginia … Continue Reading


December 24, 2019

Manchin Wishes West Virginians A Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement wishing West Virginians a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. "Gayle and I and the entire Manchin family would like to wish all West Virginians and Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. During the Christmas season, Gayle and I are reminded once again of the importance of family - the source of life's greatest joys and its deepest bonds. Our families are the foundation of our country as well as the … Continue Reading


December 24, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Raymond L. Starkey At Marshall County Mine

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of coal miner, Raymond L. Starkey, last night in the Murray Energy Marshall County mine. "Gayle and I send our deepest sympathies to Raymond L. Starkey's family and loved ones and we, along with all West Virginians, will keep them in our prayers during this difficult time. Our coal miners risk their lives every day to power our nation and we are forever grateful for their sacrifices and contributions to our … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3 MILLION FOR HEAD START PROGRAMS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,085,179 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs in Raleigh and Wyoming counties. "I firmly believe that every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education no matter their background or location which is why I'm proud to announce this funding, because it is critical to every community … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

MANCHIN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $600K FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced 10 grants totaling $606,000 to support renewable energy and energy efficiency in West Virginia, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Funding will be used for the purchase and installation of solar panels and energy efficient heating, … Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Manchin Secures Funding For West Virginia Priorities In FY 2020 Appropriations Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today secured funding for West Virginia priorities in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Appropriations package. "One of my greatest responsibilities as a Senator is advocating for West Virginia through my position on the Appropriations Committee. The funding secured for West Virginia in the Appropriations package makes me proud of the work we have accomplished in the Senate this year. We have secured … Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Manchin Statement on Federal Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. "I am outraged that today's decision does absolutely nothing to protect health coverage for the 800,000 West Virginians and millions of Americans living with preexisting conditions. This court decision further delays a final verdict and continues the ongoing uncertainty for individuals that … Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Manchin: Coal Miners Of America Made Us Look Beyond Politics

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered remarks on the Senate Floor thanking coal miners, the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) President Cecil Roberts, his colleagues in the House and Senate and the White House for putting politics aside and passing the Bipartisan American Miners Act. This bill secures lifetime healthcare benefits for the 13,000 retired coal miners and their families who would have lost their benefits entirely and the 92,000 retired coal miners … Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Manchin Announces $5.6 Million To Expand Broadband In Wetzel And Tyler Counties

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced $5.6 million for Wetzel and Tyler counties, $2,094,500 and $3,516,000 respectively, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ReConnect Program to expand broadband infrastructure for 3,250 rural households, educational facilities, health care centers, and nearly 200 businesses in the area. The USDA also announced a second round of $550 million in available funding that will be open for applications on January 30th, … Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Manchin Calls On Purdue Pharma To Cancel $1.3 Million Bonus For CEO

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined 10 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Purdue Pharma's Board of Directors, calling on them to cancel the reported $1.3 million bonus they are planning to give to Purdue Pharma CEO Craig Landau. Attorneys General from 24 states have argued that Landau should not collect a bonus, and on Thursday, a bankruptcy judge is expected to issue a decision on whether the CEO can collect it. The Senators said in part: "We write to you … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

Manchin Introduces Legislation To Combat Opioid Epidemic With Non-Opioid Treatments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act. This legislation will help Medicare recipients receive non-opioid pain treatments, which will help combat the opioid epidemic in West Virginia and the nation. Senator Manchin was joined by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Doug Jones (D-AL), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Joni Ernst (R-IA). "With the highest overdoses per capita in the nation, the opioid epidemic … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

Manchin Votes To Pass The National Defense Authorization Act

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. "As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, taking care of our servicemembers and their families is one of my most sacred responsibilities. No piece of legislation is ever perfect, but this National Defense Authorization Act is vital to the safety and security of our … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

OSMRE Nominee Commits To Working With Manchin On UMWA Benefit

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to consider the pending nomination of Mr. Lanny Erdos to be the Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) at the Department of the Interior. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, stressed the importance of the Office of Surface Mining's role in distributing money to the United Mine Workers Combined Health … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Clay County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced Clay County Business Development Authority is the recipient of a $2,746,743.29 grant to aid flood cleanup. Funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "In recent years, West Virginia has endured multiple weather-related disasters that ravaged our state and continue to impact our communities. I am pleased to see Clay … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

Senate Passes Resolution Commemorating The 75th Anniversary Of The Battle Of The Bulge

Washington, D.C. - In recognition of the Battle of the Bulge beginning 75 years ago, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution last week introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) commemorating this anniversary. S. Con. Res 23 honors the valiant efforts of the Allied Forces in December 1944, as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice in this last major German offensive in Western Europe during World War II. There were 89,000 American casualties in this … Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Brigadier General McLaughlin

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of the founder and first Commander of the West Virginia Air National Guard, Brigadier General (Ret.) Kemp McLaughlin. "Gayle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend, Brig. Gen. Kemp McLaughlin. General McLaughlin truly embodied "The Greatest Generation." While serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he completed 39 combat missions during World War II, for which he was … Continue Reading

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