Press Releases

March 06, 2018

Manchin Announces More Than $1 Million for WV Maternal Health Services

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $1,042,574 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for West Virginia Health and Human Resources for Maternal and Child Health Services. "Supporting the health of our mothers and children is one of the most important things we can do for West Virginia families," Senator Manchin said. "This funding will support programs that invest in the health of West Virginia mothers and children. Healthy children … Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

Manchin Statement on Deal to End WV Teacher Strike

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement following the announcement that the West Virginia Legislature has finally come together in agreement on a teacher and public employee salary increase proposal, which was introduced by Governor Justice and embraced by educators, school service personnel and a bipartisan group of legislators, that will allow students and teachers to go back to the classroom. "This is great news for West Virginia students, … Continue Reading


March 05, 2018

Manchin Calls on WV Senate Republicans to End Teacher Strike

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement urging the West Virginia Senate Republicans to end the state-wide teacher strike and send West Virginia teachers and students back to school. "It is time to get our kids back to school, and the only group standing in the way is Senate Republicans. Everyone else agrees on the deal to reopen our schools - a bipartisan coalition of educators, parents, Democrat and Republican House Legislators, and the Governor. … Continue Reading


March 05, 2018

Manchin Introduces Bill to Empower the DEA to Properly and Aggressively Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced legislation to make the changes requested by the Justice Department to restore the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) authority to go after pharmaceutical companies that are violating the law and flooding our communities with opioids. "The Drug Enforcement Administration is our first line of defense in preventing pharmaceutical companies from flooding the market with opioids and taking advantage of a nation ravaged by … Continue Reading


March 02, 2018

Manchin Rural Broadband Bill Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed the Rural Wireless Access Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), requiring the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure their broadband coverage maps reflect the real-world experiences of consumers in rural America. It would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to collect broadband coverage data that is valid, consistent, and robust. "Passing the Rural Wireless Access Act is an important step towards … Continue Reading


March 01, 2018

MANCHIN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $300K FOR WVU BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $343,125 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for West Virginia University (WVU) in targeting SHP2 as a precision medicine for the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer. "The West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources estimates 300 women in West Virginia die from breast cancer every year. Continuing to invest in cancer research is the only way we will discover a cure," Senator … Continue Reading


February 28, 2018

Toomey and Manchin Following White House Meeting: "We hope our colleagues will join us in cosponsoring the Manchin-Toomey bill"

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) released the following statement in reaction to today's meeting at the White House with President Trump on advancing gun safety policy: "What we heard from the President today was very encouraging. His desire for a comprehensive approach to strengthening the background check system, and specifically using Manchin-Toomey as the foundation, would achieve our shared goal of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, … Continue Reading


February 28, 2018

MANCHIN ENCOURAGES WEST VIRGINIANS TO REVIEW FCC MAP TO ENSURE IT REFLECTS ACCURATE BROADBAND COVERAGE

Washington, D.C. - Following the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) release of the Mobility Fund II Initial Eligible Areas Map, Senator Manchin is urging communities across West Virginia to review the map and make sure it accurately represents the coverage on the ground. Last year, the FCC answered Senator Manchin's call to provide $4.53 billion to expand mobile broadband coverage through Mobility Fund II. The Initial Eligible Areas Map is a critical step towards determining the areas … Continue Reading


February 27, 2018

Manchin Announces $350,000 for Huntington Revitalization Plan

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that the city of Huntington, West Virginia was awarded a Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant for $350,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. "Investments that improve our neighborhoods and revitalize our communities are important to cities like Huntington," Senator Manchin said. "This HUD funding will help Huntington establish a plan to improve neighborhood housing, focus on community projects and … Continue Reading


February 26, 2018

Manchin Releases Weekly Energy Report

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 February 17, 2018, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 15.6 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 2.8% higher than last week's estimate and 5.7% lower than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2017. To … Continue Reading


February 26, 2018

Manchin Appointed to Bipartisan, Bicameral Committee to Solve Miners Pension Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was appointed to a bipartisan, bicameral Joint Select Committee tasked with solving the pension crisis that is threatening more than 87,000 coal miners nationwide, including nearly 27,000 in West Virginia. The solution that the Committee produces will be guaranteed an expedited vote in the Senate with no amendments. The Committee was included as part of the overall budget agreement that was passed two weeks ago. "In West Virginia we have … Continue Reading


February 21, 2018

Manchin Statement on Death of Billy Graham

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement following the death of Reverend Billy Graham. "Gayle and I are saddened to learn of the death of Reverend Graham. His unshakable devotion served as a pillar in the lives of millions of people across the world and his memory will serve as a reminder for what it means to live your faith. For decades, his spiritual counsel has served as a guiding inspiration, and I know that legacy will carry on - through the … Continue Reading


February 20, 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 February 10, 2018, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 15.2 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 4.5% lower than last week's estimate and 6.6% lower than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2017. To read vSenator Manchin's full report below … Continue Reading


February 16, 2018

Manchin Applauds Trump and SEC for Stopping Sale of Chicago Stock Exchange to Chinese Firm

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) will reject the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange to investors led by the Chinese firm Congqing Casin Enterprise Group (CCEG). "Stock exchanges sit at the heart of the American economy and should stay under American control. That is why I raised serious concerns in July that a Chinese firm might be allowed to purchase the Chicago Stock Exchange. I'm glad President Trump and the SEC heard … Continue Reading


February 16, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $892K in ARC Grants for West Virginia

Appalachian Regional Commission grants will support economic development projects in West Virginia Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a total of $892,820 to support economic development projects throughout West Virginia "The support the Appalachian Regional Commission provides for economic and community development projects throughout West Virginia is vitally … Continue Reading


February 15, 2018

Manchin Disappointed Bipartisan Border Security and Immigration Deal Failed in Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the failure of a bipartisan agreement on border security and immigration in the Senate. "Today the Senate had the chance to pass a bipartisan compromise on border security and immigration and I'm disappointed it failed. We worked on the proposal for weeks, meeting every day to work through complicated issues in a constructive way that would have secured the border and solved some difficult immigration … Continue Reading


February 15, 2018

Manchin and Capito Introduce Legislation to Ensure Service Member Death Benefits During Government Shutdowns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) -along with Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-N.V.)-yesterday introduced the Families of Fallen Servicemembers First Act. When service members perished during government shutdowns in 2013 and 2018, their families were initially denied military death benefits. This bipartisan legislation … Continue Reading


February 15, 2018

Manchin Cosponsors Toomey Amendment to End Sanctuary City Policies

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) cosponsored Senator Pat Toomey's (R-PA) amendment to the immigration vehicle that would end sanctuary city policies. This amendment would withhold certain non-law enforcement federal grant funds from "sanctuary cities" - cities that forbid their local law enforcement officers from cooperating with federal immigration officials. "Today I cosponsored Senator Toomey's amendment that would withhold federal funding from cities that provide … Continue Reading


February 14, 2018

Manchin and Bipartisan Group Unveil Bipartisan Amendment to Strengthen Border Security, Protect Dreamers

8 Republicans, 7 Democrats, and 1 Independent Introduce Legislation Click HERE to read the text of the amendment Washington, D.C. - A bipartisan group of 16 Senators unveiled legislation this evening to protect "Dreamers" and to strengthen border security. The Senators are part of the Common Sense Coalition, a group of 25 Republican, Democratic, and Independent Senators convened by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME), who have been meeting nearly every day in … Continue Reading


February 14, 2018

Manchin Urges House to Pass "Jessie's Law," to Save and Protect Those Recovering from Addiction

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is urging the House of Representatives to take up and pass Jessie's Law, his legislation to help ensure that medical professionals have full knowledge of their patient's previous opioid addiction if the patient gives consent. 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 … Continue Reading

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