Press Releases

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


February 13, 2018

Manchin Encourages FBI Director Wray to Bring Job Opportunities to West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray to encourage him to make additional investments in the FBI Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia that would bring additional jobs to the state. "Today I spoke with Director Wray on ways the FBI can expand their investment and footprint at the FBI Center in Clarksburg. During our discussion, I expressed my support for the FBI's proposal to relocate staff to the FBI … Continue Reading


February 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 February 3, 2018, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 15.9 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 3.9% higher than last week's estimate and 5.2% lower than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2017. To read Senator Manchin's full report click … Continue Reading


February 10, 2018

Manchin Encouraged by Purdue, Urges Them to Support LifeBOAT

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement following the announcement that Purdue Pharma L.P. will no longer promote their opioid products. "Although I am encouraged by Purdue's decision to stop marketing deadly opioids, they are still a long way from reversing the damage they've done to families and communities across the country. If they really want to start helping the communities they've devastated, they should support and implement my LifeBOAT … Continue Reading


February 09, 2018

Manchin and Cassidy urge full funding for important department of energy program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) are urging Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS), Vice Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) and Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Ranking Member Diane Feinstein (D-CA) to fully fund the Title XVII Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program (Title XVII) under the Department of Energy (DOE). The Senators said in part: "Title XVII helps developers of … Continue Reading


February 09, 2018

MANCHIN VOTES FOR BIPARTISAN BUDGET AGREEMENT

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted in favor of a bipartisan budget agreement that includes funding for opioids, broadband infrastructure and the military. "Early this morning, I voted for this budget agreement because I have been pressuring Congressional leadership to stop kicking the can down the road and provide long term funding for priorities important to West Virginia. I'm happy to say this budget agreement includes significant funding to end the opioid epidemic, … Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

Manchin releases report detailing how the opioid epidemic impacts people of all ages

Washington, D.C. - Following a Charleston Gazette Mail report that 12 percent of West Virginia's GDP goes to costs related to the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a report detailing how the opioid epidemic impacts people of all ages in West Virginia and across the country and how that affects our economy. "America's current opioid epidemic has swept through the mountains of West Virginia, taking victim not only users of these highly addictive drugs, but also their … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Manchin Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the bipartisan budget agreement to avoid a government shutdown. "I have been relentlessly pressuring Congressional leadership to make sure that West Virginia gets the funding it needs to end the opioid epidemic and invest in high-speed internet and broadband access throughout our state, and I'm glad this funding will be included in the final budget deal. I also helped secure the funding our military needs … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Manchin Asks PBGC for more Information on it's Plans to Absorb UMWA Miner Pension Obligations When Plan Becomes Insolvent

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to the director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, W. Thomas Reeder requesting additional information about the status of the PBGC's Multiemployer Program and the dangers that the pending insolvencies of plans like the UMWA Pension Fund and the Central States Pension Funds pose to the agency. Senator Manchin said in part: "If we do not act immediately, the insolvency of the UMWA Pension Fund will be followed by the … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Highway Engineer Associate, WV Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation (WVDOT) / Division of Highways (DOH) / District 9, Greenbrier County - HWENGAS - Under general supervision, will assist the district maintenance engineer and roadway design engineer with professional engineering work in areas to include investigating and responding to citizens' requests, preparation of right-of-way encroachments, oil and gas permits, roadway and maintenance design. Preparation of environmental permit applications, tracking project schedules and … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Manchin Statement on Miner Death in Barbour County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Leonard W. Griffith, a coal miner who was working in Barbour County. "Our coal miners and their families make unthinkable sacrifices to keep our state and nation strong. As West Virginians, we honor that hard work every day, and we come together in prayerful resolve when we lose one of our own. Gayle and I were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Leonard W. Griffith in … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Manchin Signs Bipartisan Letter Urging Community Health Centers Funding

Washington, D.C. - Senator Manchin joined a bipartisan group of senators in calling on Senate leadership to immediately reauthorize funding for community health centers. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), Manchin and 66 of his Senate colleagues expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the country. "Community … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Manchin Urges Senate Leadership to Fund Opioids Recovery Efforts and Rural Broadband Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. - As Republican and Democratic Senate leadership continue to negotiate a funding package to keep the government open, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to fund opioid treatment and recovery programs and efforts to deploy broadband infrastructure in rural West Virginia - two of his major priorities in the spending bill. "West Virginia has been ravaged by the opioid epidemic and to … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Manchin Pledges to Return to Era of Bipartisan Cooperation and Agreement

Washington, D.C. - As part of his continued effort to make Washington work, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today again pledged on the Senate Floor to return to an era of bipartisan cooperation and agreement in order to restore civility to the United States Senate and our political discourse. He is urging his colleagues to join him in signing this pledge and taking the first step to show the American people that they are here to work towards a better United States. To watch his full remarks on … Continue Reading


February 05, 2018

Manchin Applauds the Appointment of Dr. Michael Brumage to Lead the WV DHHR Drug Control Policy Office

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the appointment of Dr. Michael Brumage to lead the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Drug Control Policy office. "Our state is the epicenter of the opioid epidemic and is constantly trying new and innovative ways to prevent drug overdoses, get those suffering from substance use disorder into treatment and prevent drugs from getting on the streets. The Drug Control Policy office will streamline our … Continue Reading


February 05, 2018

Manchin Urges the VA to Reconsider Transferring Criticized Director to West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - In response to the New York Times article detailing the manipulation of critical data at the Roseburg, Oregon VA Medical Center, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its decision to transfer former director Douglas Paxton to the Huntington VA Medical Center. Senator Manchin's concerns were raised following reports that Paxton was going to be reassigned to be assistant director at the Huntington VAMC. "Our Veterans … Continue Reading


February 05, 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 January 27, 2018, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 15.3 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 4.7% higher than last week's estimate and 3.2% lower than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2017. To read Senator Manchin's full report click … Continue Reading


February 02, 2018

Veterans program Manchin championed begins accepting applications

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration will begin accepting applications today, February 2. The program is the result of Senator Manchin's legislation, the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) Veterans Act. The Medallion Program Demonstration is a tiered recognition program within the Department of Labor to award employers based on their contributions to Veteran employment. Senator Manchin is also the … Continue Reading


January 31, 2018

Manchin Applauds EPA Finalizing Delay of Waters of the US Rule

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will finalize the regulation to delay the Obama-era "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule today. "I am glad the Administration will finalize the delay of the harmful WOTUS rule," Senator Manchin said. "Had this rule gone into effect it could have created financial and regulatory burden for our state and local communities. I don't know a single West Virginian … Continue Reading


January 31, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More than $1.48 Million for Rural Development in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a total of $1,810,074 to encourage economic development throughout rural West Virginia. "These grants will better enable businesses in rural West Virginia to thrive in our twenty-first century economy," Senator Manchin said. "When local businesses succeed, our rural communities and families succeed. I'm … Continue Reading

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