Press Releases

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


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

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