Press Releases

July 20, 2023

Manchin Questions Nominee for CYBERCOM Commander on U.S., Allies Cyber Capabilities, Importance of Passing a Budget on Time

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the SASC Cybersecurity Subcommittee, questioned Lieutenant General Timothy D. Haugh on his nomination to lead the United States Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a position which is dual-hatted as the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). Senator Manchin questioned Lieutenant General Haugh on the cybersecurity capabilities of U.S. allies, CYBERCOM’s … Continue Reading


July 20, 2023

Senate Agrees to Manchin’s Bipartisan NDAA Amendment to Prevent Strategic Petroleum Reserve Sales to China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 85-14 to agree to Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, S.Amdt.926, a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 that would prohibit the sale of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China, Russia, Iran and North Korea and to their state-owned companies. Chairman Manchin introduced the … Continue Reading


July 19, 2023

Manchin Announces $982K for Three West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $982,033 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Saint Joseph, Monongah and Folsom Volunteer Fire Departments. The funding is made possible through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will provide critical resources to the fire departments to equip and train emergency personnel, improve … Continue Reading


July 19, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.5 Million to Reimburse West Virginia National Guard for COVID-19 Costs

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,565,749 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Office of the Adjutant General of West Virginia. The funding will reimburse costs accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic through the activation of the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) to respond to the public health emergency. "The West Virginia National Guard … Continue Reading


July 19, 2023

Manchin Questions SEC Chairman on Proposed Climate Disclosure Rule, Rulemaking Comment Periods

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler on the SEC’s climate disclosure rule that jeopardizes America’s economic and energy security, as well as the SEC’s rulemaking and the insufficient time it provides for public comment. The SEC is a federal agency that monitors markets, enforces laws regarding securities and investments and develops new regulations as markets … Continue Reading


July 18, 2023

Manchin Files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, filed an Amicus Curiae — Friend of the Court — brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC’s, emergency application to vacate the stays of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that are blocking completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).   “I was proud to help ensure … Continue Reading


July 17, 2023

Manchin Announces $5.9 Million to Strengthen Healthcare Services, Workforce Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,941,303 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen healthcare services and bolster the healthcare workforce across West Virginia. The funding will specifically be used to increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment, expand two Nurse Practitioner (NP) residency and fellowship training programs, strengthen substance use disorder treatment services … Continue Reading


July 17, 2023

Manchin Announces $901K for Three West Virginia Research Projects

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $901,548 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three West Virginia research projects. The funding will support vital research into biological processes at West Virginia University (WVU), polar science at Concord University and neurotechnology at WVU. “The National Science Foundation continues to be an important partner for the Mountain State through their … Continue Reading


July 17, 2023

Manchin Comes out Against Changing DCA Perimeter Rule

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-TX) to express his concern over the proposal to alter the High Density (Slot) and Perimeter Rule perimeter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) out of concern for the impact this change would have on regional airports including those in West Virginia. “Changing the Perimeter … Continue Reading


July 14, 2023

Manchin Opposes David Uhlmann for Assistant Administrator of the EPA

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to oppose the nomination of David Uhlmann to serve as Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “The Biden Administration is hellbent on regulating the dependable power our country relies on out of business and ignoring and manipulating the laws of the land, including the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to advance a … Continue Reading


July 14, 2023

Manchin Welcomes Assistant Secretary of Commerce to West Virginia to Discuss Broadband Expansion

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement welcoming Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator, to West Virginia. Assistant Secretary Davidson will be holding a roundtable with local officials to discuss the more than $1.2 billion in federal funding coming to West Virginia through the Bipartisan … Continue Reading


July 14, 2023

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities in 2024 Financial Services and General Government Funding Bill

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured a number of West Virginia priorities in the Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) funding bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee continues to work through the rest of the funding bills, which will hopefully be voted on by the full Senate later this year. “I am proud we were able to come together in a … Continue Reading


July 14, 2023

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities in 2024 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Funding Bill

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured a number of West Virginia priorities in the Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2024 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies funding bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee continues to work through the rest of the funding bills, which will hopefully be voted on by the full Senate later this year. “I am proud we were able to come together in a … Continue Reading


July 13, 2023

Manchin, Cruz Gas Stove Ban Included in Fy24 Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured a bipartisan amendment to prevent the Biden Administration from banning gas stoves in households across America in the Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) funding bill. The amendment mirrors the Gas Stoves Protection and Freedom Act that Senator Manchin and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced in February. The full Senate will vote on this legislation later this year. “It’s past time … Continue Reading


July 13, 2023

Manchin, Committee Receive Testimony on Compacts of Free Association

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to receive testimony regarding the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2023, a legislative proposal submitted by the Secretary of State and Secretary of the Interior. During the hearing, Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) discussed the importance of renewing the Compacts of Free Association to counter China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific region and the ongoing Compact … Continue Reading


July 13, 2023

Manchin Announces $416K for the Mountain State Educational Services Cooperative

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $416,959 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the Mountain State Educational Services Cooperative based in Dunbar. The funding will support and expand the organization’s Empowerment Collaborative project, a middle school redesign model currently active in five West Virginia school districts with the goal of innovating the middle school experience for … Continue Reading


July 13, 2023

Manchin Secures Provision to Preserve Appalachian Culture in 2024 Legislative Branch Funding Bill

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured a provision to protect the culture and traditions of the Appalachian region in the Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2024 Legislative Branch funding bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee continues to work through the rest of the funding bills, which will hopefully be voted on by the full Senate later this year. “I am proud we were able to come … Continue Reading


July 13, 2023

Manchin Opposes Julie Su for U.S. Secretary of Labor

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to oppose the nomination of Julie Su to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor. “I believe the person leading the U.S. Department of Labor should have the experience to collaboratively lead both labor and industry to forge compromises acceptable to both parties. While her credentials and qualifications are impressive, I have genuine concerns that Julie Su’s more progressive … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

Manchin Questions Health Expert on Cost of Insulin, Causes of Type 1 Diabetes

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, welcomed two children with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) who testified before the Committee as a part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 2023 Children’s Congress Delegates as well as the reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). Senator Manchin also questioned the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Griffin … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

Manchin Questions Nominee for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., USAF on his nomination to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This position is the highest ranking and most senior military officer in the United States Armed Forces. Senator Manchin questioned General Brown on the importance of passing a national budget on time, promoting fiscal responsibility within the Department of Defense … Continue Reading

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