Press Releases

March 22, 2018

Manchin Secures Passage of "Jessie's Law"

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured the passage of "Jessie's Law," which will help ensure that medical professionals have full knowledge of their patient's previous opioid addiction if the patient provides that information. This will help prevent tragic events like the death of Jessie Grubb by providing physicians and other medical professionals with this information at every step of a patient's care, enabling them to consider the patient's addiction when … Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

WV Delegation Urges President to Approve Disaster Relief for West Virginia After Flooding in February

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Evan Jenkins (WV-3), sent a letter to President Trump to express their full support for Governor Jim Justice's request for a federal disaster declaration for the state of West Virginia. On February 14 and February 20, 2018, severe storms caused flooding, landslides, mudslides and wind damage in 21 counties throughout West … Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Manchin Pushes VA Secretary Shulkin on Clarksburg VA Autoclave Again

Washington, D.C. - During today's Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin about the lack of a permanent autoclave at the VA hospital in Clarksburg. At a hearing in January, Senator Manchin made Secretary Shulkin aware that the autoclave at Clarksburg was not working. "We have a temporary, mobile autoclave at the Clarksburg VA and we don't have any idea when a permanent autoclave is … Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Manchin Questions Secretary of Homeland Security About Election Security

Washington, D.C. - During today's Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about the interference the Russian government played in the 2016 election, what the U.S. government has done to deter future interference and the role the federal government can play to support the security of state and local voting … Continue Reading


March 20, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $310K in Economic Development in Counties Across West Virginia and Research at Marshall University

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration will award $310,000 for the Region 7 Planning and Development Council, the Planning and Development Councils in the Eastern Panhandle and the Mid-Ohio Valley and the Marshall University Research Corporation. "Public and private partnerships in West Virginia will give local communities the resources and expertise to expand … Continue Reading


March 19, 2018

Manchin Applauds President Trump's Plan to End the Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded President Donald Trump's plan to end the opioid epidemic. The President's plan includes many provisions that Senator Manchin has been fighting for. "President Trump and I agree that we must fight the opioid epidemic by increasing public education; giving our law enforcement officials the tools they need to stop the spread of opioids; and expanding access to substance use disorder treatment and recovery centers, including for … Continue Reading


March 19, 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 March 10, 2018, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 14.8 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 1.9% lower than last week's estimate and 2.4% higher than the comparable week in 2017. To read Senator Manchin's full report click … Continue Reading


March 17, 2018

WV Women's History Trail

Women have played critical roles throughout West Virginia's histroy. Honor their contirubutions by visiting one of these historial sites around the state. Pearl S. Buck Birthplace: The birthplace of Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author in 1892. She was a social justice advocate, and her novels helped to advance the Civil Rights of African Americans and other minorities. 8129 Seneca Trail Hillsboro, WV 24946 … Continue Reading


March 15, 2018

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Ease Relocation Burdens on Military Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Kennedy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) to introduce the bipartisan Support our Military Spouses Act to ease the relocation process that is required of military families. The bill ensures that all spouses of active duty service members do not have to establish new legal residency each time they move for a military reassignment. "Behind so many of our brave servicemembers are loving spouses … Continue Reading


March 14, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $662K for Parkersburg Senior Living Project

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development office has approved $662,000 to be used for constructing a new senior living facility in Parkersburg. The Newberry Apartments will have 32 units for West Virginia's senior citizens. "West Virginia's seniors helped build our nation and ensuring they are properly cared for later in life is … Continue Reading


March 14, 2018

Manchin Releases Report Detailing His Plan to End the Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a report detailing his plan to end the opioid epidemic. Senator Manchin's comprehensive plan includes drug prevention, prescriber education, substance abuse treatment, law enforcement, child care, a chance at a clean start, and funding. "America's current opioid epidemic took more American lives in 2016 than we lost during the entire Vietnam War and more lives than we've lost during the peak of any other major crisis, including … Continue Reading


March 13, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $61k for Children Emergency Services

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources have been awarded an Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) grant of $61,555 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will be used to reduce the prevalence of child morbidity and mortality that may occur as a result of acute illness and severe … Continue Reading


March 13, 2018

Manchin and Capito Urge Adequate Staffing at West Virginia Prisons

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, sent Director of Federal Bureau of Prisons Mark Inch a letter expressing their concern over the dangerous working conditions created by the current staffing shortages at the Federal Corrections Institutions throughout West Virginia. The Senators said in part: "While the total inmate population may be slightly down from 2013 levels, a 2017 report conducted … Continue Reading


March 12, 2018

Manchin Announces Organizing Meeting of Joint Select Committee on Pensions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pensions Plans, today announced the first meeting of the full committee this Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. During the organizational meeting, members will adopt committee rules and make opening statements. Wednesday's meeting is the first in a series of meetings and hearings that the Joint Select Committee will hold as it works toward a bipartisan solution to the … Continue Reading


March 12, 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 March 3, 2018, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 15.2 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 0.4% lower than last week's estimate and 2.4% lower than the comparable week in 2017. Read Senator Manchin's full report below or click here … Continue Reading


March 09, 2018

Manchin, Capito Meet with U.S. Senate Youth Program Delegates from West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) met with Jerry Lacy of Charleston and Ely Osborne of Clay this week during their visit to Washington as part of the United States Senate Youth Program's (USSYP) 56th annual Washington Week. Lacy and Osborne were recently selected as West Virginia's USSYP student delegates for 2018. "I was honored to meet with this year's student delegates from West Virginia, Jerry and Ely," Senator Manchin said. "They have … Continue Reading


March 09, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $440K for Education in Lincoln County

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $440,295 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Lincoln County Board of Education. This funding will be used to invest in video conference technology to provide interactive distance learning in Lincoln County. "Rural communities, like those in Lincoln County, have unique challenges when it comes to education and we must do everything we can to make sure those students … Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Manchin Applauds President Trump for Imposing Tariffs to Protect American Workers and National Security

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded President Trump's announcement of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to protect American workers and national security. "Historically, trade deals have not been good for our state of West Virginia. Foreign countries have benefited and grown, at the expense of our state's economy and hard-working West Virginians. As big, multi-lateral trade agreements have been ratified and Wall Street and big corporations line their pockets, … Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Manchin Storage Hub Bill Approved By Energy And Natural Resources Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) bill, the Capitalizing American Storage Potential Act (S. 1337), was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. This bill would make sure that a regional storage hub qualifies for the Department of Energy's (DOE) successful Title XVII innovative technologies loan guarantee program. A regional storage hub can help ensure we are optimizing the use of our domestic energy resources while attracting manufacturing … Continue Reading


March 07, 2018

Manchin and Capito Annouce More Than $1 Million For WV Coal Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that WorkForce West Virginia has been awarded $1,054,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor. "There is no denying the harmful effects of the last Administration's regulatory policies on West Virginia's economies," Senator Manchin said. "But West Virginians are resilient and organizations like WorkForce West Virginia provide training and resources … Continue Reading

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