Press Releases

September 23, 2020

HHS To Investigate Drug Company After Manchin Calls On Them To Protect Access To Affordable Medicine For Low-Income West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today Health and Human Services (HHS) began an investigation of Eli Lilly and Company, one of the many drug makers who have made recent changes to restrict access to the 340B Drug Pricing Program for safety net health providers. This decision comes after Senator Manchin sent a letter last week pressing HHS to protect this access.“I am pleased that HHS is taking steps to protect access to safe, affordable medicine for low-income families and healthcare providers. This … Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.8 Million Rural Water And Wastewater Infrastructure Investment In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,890,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for rural water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in West Virginia. This funding will be used to support upgrades, improvements, and installation of water and wastewater infrastructure in Wetzel and Kanawha counties.“Every West Virginian should be able to turn on their faucet … Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $5.8 Million For Maternal, Infant, And Early Childhood Home Visiting Program In West Virginia

Washington- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,885,415 through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV Program). This funding will be awarded to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and will support communities as they work to provide voluntary, evidence-based home visiting … Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

Manchin Urges Court To Reject $3.5 Million Bonus For Purdue Pharma CEO

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led five Senators in urging Judge Robert D. Drain to reject Purdue Pharma’s proposal to pay President and CEO Craig Landau a bonus of up to $3.5 million.The Senators in part, “To provide Mr. Landau with this bonus is to endorse the very behavior for which Mr. Landau has been sued by multiple states. These states allege that Mr. Landau is “one of the chief architects and beneficiaries of Purdue’s illegal marketing campaign.” The … Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

Manchin: U.S. Senate Should Not Vote On Supreme Court Nominee Before Election

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the U.S. Senate voting on a United States Supreme Court nominee before the November 3rd, 2020 presidential election. “For the sake of the integrity of our courts and legal system, I do not believe the U.S. Senate should vote on a U.S. Supreme Court nominee before the November 3rd election. For Mitch McConnell and my Republican colleagues to rush through this process after refusing to even … Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million For Telehealth Services At WVU

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,200,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will help WVU support critical access hospitals by providing acute telehealth services including neurology, behavioral medicine, and case management services in … Continue Reading


September 19, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “My thoughts and prayers are with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her family. Justice Ginsburg dedicated her life to public service. She was a voice for the voiceless and built a career fighting for equal treatment under the law for every American citizen. After 27 years on our nation’s highest court and a lifetime fighting … Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.4 Million For Preventative Health Services For West Virginians

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,420,723 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) provide preventative health services to West Virginians.“West Virginians deserve to have access to the best healthcare possible, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will help the West … Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

WV Congressional Delegation Urges HHS to Make Changes to Opioid Treatment Policy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), along with U.S. Representatives David McKinley (R-WV-1), Alex Mooney (R-WV-2), and Carol Miller (R-WV-3) yesterday sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma calling for immediate action to address a decision by CMS that could negatively affect access to treatment for opioid addiction. This action comes as West … Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

Manchin Statement On Court Decision To Reverse Postmaster General DeJoy's Partisan Policy Changes

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Eastern Washington U.S. District Court decision to temporarily block Postmaster General DeJoy from making policy changes ahead of the 2020 election and require decisions made under Postmaster General DeJoy to be reversed, including decisions to decommission critical mail machines and equipment.“I am pleased with the U.S. District Court’s sound decision to temporarily block the changes made by … Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

Manchin Urges Administration To Support Emergency Rental Assistance For West Virginians During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 31 Senators in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to work with Congress on a bipartisan basis to enact legislation that provides the emergency assistance and protections renters need to stay in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of children and youth are at risk of being evicted from their homes due to the Trump Administration’s refusal to support critical rental assistance and relief measures to … Continue Reading


September 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Rural Housing Preservation Grants In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $185,185 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Housing Preservation Grant program for three locations in West Virginia. These rural development investments will be used for the repair and rehabilitation single-family homes for individuals in West Virginia. “Everyone deserves to have a safe place to sleep, but the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue Reading


September 17, 2020

Manchin Statement On Beckley VAMC Doctor's Guilty Plea

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Dr. Johnathan Yates pleading guilty to three counts of depriving Veterans of their civil rights by sexually abusing them under the guise of legitimate medicine. This plea is the result of the Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) investigation.“Today’s hearing is an important step towards justice for those Veterans who were sexually assaulted by Dr. Johnathan Yates during their visits to … Continue Reading


September 17, 2020

Manchin Demands Answers On VA Data Breach Affecting More Than 60,000 Veterans, Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), led nine Senators in demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) following a recent data breach that compromised 46,000 Veterans’ personal information. VA officials informed the Senate and House Committees on Veterans Affairs that approximately 17,000 VA community care providers were also impacted by the cybersecurity breach.The Senators said in part, … Continue Reading


September 17, 2020

Manchin Questions NNSA, DOD On Keeping Nuclear Wearpons Spending Under Civilian Control

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned witnesses from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Department of Defense (DoD) on nuclear weapons spending decisions being kept within civilian control through the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure unbiased allocation of nuclear deterrence resources.This questioning comes after the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) included … Continue Reading


September 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $10.4 Million In USDA Rural Development Loans In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,492,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Rural Development Loan program for four locations in West Virginia. These funds will be used for a variety of projects across the state to increase economic development and access to business capital.“West Virginians are some of the hardest working people in America, they just need to … Continue Reading


September 16, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $452K For Kanawha County Housing Authority Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $452,459 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program for the Charleston/Kanawha Housing Authority. The HCV program received additional funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and will assist the Kanawha County Housing Authority in addressing the … Continue Reading


September 16, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $824K For School Safety Measures In Grant, Pocahontas, Upshur, And Marshall Counties

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $824,774 from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) for safety measures in Grant, Pocahontas, Upshur, and Marshall county schools.“Our students deserve to be safe, especially while they’re in their classrooms and on the playground. And as our students face the challenges of attending … Continue Reading


September 15, 2020

Manchin Presses Administration To Protect Access To Safe, Affordable Medicine For Low-Income West Virginians

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) pressed Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to respond to recent changes by drug companies to restrict access to the 340B Drug Pricing Program for safety net health providers.The 340B Drug Pricing Program was created in 1992 to mandate drug companies who participate in the Medicaid program provide discounted drugs to certain healthcare providers that serve vulnerable populations. The 340B program provides much … Continue Reading


September 15, 2020

Manchin, Murkowski Request Information On COVID-19 Impact On Homeless Families And Youth

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) requested information from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted families and children. The Senators also asked if the ACF had the resources needed to help those in need during the pandemic and if the Emergency Family Stabilization Act (EFSA), introduced by Senators Manchin and Murkowski, would provide the necessary resources.The Senators said in … Continue Reading

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