Press Releases

April 27, 2023

Manchin Urges Biden to Negotiate with McCarthy

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement urging President Biden to negotiate with Speaker McCarthy to avoid defaulting on our national debt. “The clock is ticking on this debt ceiling crisis and the American people will pay the economic price if President Biden continues to refuse to sit down and negotiate a commonsense compromise that would prevent a historic default. Speaker McCarthy did his job and he … Continue Reading


April 27, 2023

Manchin Votes for Bipartisan Resolution Affirming Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted for a bipartisan, bicameral resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and recognize the amendment as a valid part of the Constitution provided the 38-state threshold has been met. In January, Senator Manchin joined 52 of his bipartisan colleagues in cosponsoring this resolution. “I proudly voted to remove the procedural barrier blocking the ratification of the ERA and to … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

Manchin Questions Commerce Secretary on Delivering Broadband to West Virginia and Enforcing Fair Trade Practices

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo about securing funds through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s middle-mile connectivity program to ensure access to broadband in the mountainous areas of West Virginia. Senator Manchin also pressed the Secretary on concerns over Chinese-owned companies engaging in market-distorting practices that disadvantage US … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

Manchin Co-Sponsors Resolution to End Solar Tariff Waivers, Onshore Energy Supply Chains

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, co-sponsored Senator Rick Scott’s (R-FL) S.J.Res.15, a joint resolution disapproving of the Administration’s attempts to pause tariffs on solar imports from four Southeast Asian countries. “The United States relies on foreign nations, like China, for far too many of our energy needs, and failing to … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

Manchin Questions Department of Energy Leadership on Rebuilding Ukraine's Energy Grid

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, questioned Department of Energy (DOE) leadership on supporting efforts to rebuild Ukraine’s energy grid. The witnesses were Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy, and Jill M. Hruby, Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). On supporting efforts to rebuild … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

Manchin Announces $195K for Economic Development Planning Across West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $195,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the Region 1 Planning and Development Council and the Putnam County Development Authority. The funding will support conducting a feasibility and siting study for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout southern West Virginia, as well as assisting Putnam County in developing vital economic development … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

Manchin Announces $5.2 Million for Coalfield Community Action Partnership Head Start Program

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,239,853 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Coalfield Community Action Partnership Head Start Program in Williamson. Head Start supports educational growth from birth to age 5 through services that strengthen early learning and emotional development, health and safety and family well-being. “Every child in West Virginia deserves … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

Manchin Statement on Support for Overturning Regulations on Trucks

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on cosponsoring Senator Deb Fischer’s (R-NE) resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from enforcing an aggressive rule that would impose stricter emissions standards for trucks. “The last couple of years have shown that truck … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan GUARD VA Benefits Act

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, introduced the bipartisan Governing Unaccredited Representatives Defrauding (GUARD) Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Act to protect Veterans who are filing benefit claims from unauthorized fees and predatory practices. The legislation would reinstate criminal penalties for unaccredited entities who charge unauthorized fees for helping a Veteran file a disability claim. “Ensuring … Continue Reading


April 25, 2023

Manchin Invites Entrepreneur and Shark Tank Host Kevin O’Leary to West Virginia to Tour America’s Energy Powerhouse

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, sent a letter to Mr. Kevin O’Leary, Chairman of O’Shares Investments, inviting Mr. O’Leary to visit West Virginia – America’s energy powerhouse. Mr. O’Leary recently expressed interested in building a $14 billion refinery in the United States. Chairman Manchin wrote: Dear Mr. O’Leary,  I would like to take this … Continue Reading


April 24, 2023

Manchin Threatens To Repeal Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined Fox News’s Sean Hannity to discuss the Biden Administration’s failure to implement the Inflation Reduction Act as written and refusal to negotiate with Speaker McCarthy. On subverting the Inflation Reduction Act to advance a radical agenda: “They broke their word to the American public… This legislation was balanced. In the next ten years, we are going to have enough fossil fuel to run our country … Continue Reading


April 24, 2023

Manchin Applauds West Virginia National Guard For Success Of Cyber Defense Exercise

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, applauded the West Virginia National Guard for the success of this year’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Locked Shields Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Exercise, the world’s largest international cyber defense exercise. “The West Virginia National Guard has proven yet … Continue Reading


April 24, 2023

Manchin Visits Institute to Celebrate Startup of US Methanol's First Manufacturing Facility in West Virginia

Institute, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited Institute to celebrate the completion and successful startup of US Methanol’s first manufacturing facility in West Virginia. With an investment of more than $250 million and the initial creation of 54 jobs, the site is poised to provide 200,000 metric tons of the material annually to customers in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. Senator Manchin joined education and business leaders, US Methanol company executives and … Continue Reading


April 24, 2023

Manchin Announces $939K for Fish Conservation, River Restoration in Pocahontas County

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $939,500 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) National Fish Passage Program for the Upper Greenbrier River Watershed in Pocahontas County. The funding is made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will support restoring the river and protecting its fish habitats. “West Virginia … Continue Reading


April 21, 2023

Manchin Announces $2.4 Million for Hampshire County Water Infrastructure Upgrades

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced a grant of $865,000 and a loan of $1,554,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for the town of Romney. This funding will support upgrading water distribution and treatment systems to provide safe drinking water for residents across Hampshire County. “Investing in our communities spurs economic development and creates … Continue Reading


April 21, 2023

ICYMI: Outdoor Industry Association Awards Manchin Friend of the Industry Award

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, was recently awarded the Outdoor Industry Association’s (OIA) Friend of the Industry Award. The Friend of the Outdoor Industry Award is awarded to members of Congress in recognition of their legislative leadership on outdoor recreation issues, protecting public lands and waterways, and supporting the $862 … Continue Reading


April 20, 2023

Manchin Presses Granholm on Administration’s Botched Implementation of Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the President’s budget request for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for fiscal year 2024. During the hearing, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, discussed the urgent need for comprehensive energy permitting reform, energy security, fiscal responsibility, and stressed to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm the need to implement the Inflation Reduction … Continue Reading


April 20, 2023

Manchin Statement on House Republican Debt Limit Proposal

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the debt limit proposal announced by Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Republicans in the House of Representatives. “America is facing a historic economic crisis brought on by an abject failure to address our exploding national debt, chronic inflation, a looming recession, and the more immediate need to raise the debt ceiling. Our elected leaders must stop with the political games, work together and … Continue Reading


April 19, 2023

Manchin Votes to Block Illegal VA Abortion Rule

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, cosponsored and voted in favor of a bicameral joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to block an illegal U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rule that provides abortion services through the taxpayer-funded VA healthcare system. This morning, Senator Manchin held a press conference with his fellow cosponsors, Senators Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) and … Continue Reading


April 19, 2023

Manchin Chairs Cybersecurity Subcommittee Hearing on Artificial Intelligence

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, led the second Cybersecurity Subcommittee hearing of the 118th Congress. Senator Manchin questioned artificial intelligence experts Dr. Josh Lospinoso, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shift5, Dr. Jason Matheny, President and Chief Executive Officer of the RAND Cooperation and Commissioner of the … Continue Reading

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