Press Releases

March 08, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Coalition to Investigate Korean War Memorial Inaccuracies

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-WY), joined House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and Ranking Member Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and House Committee on Armed Services Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Senate Committee on Armed Services Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS), in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Lloyd … Continue Reading


March 08, 2023

Manchin to Vote Against Daniel Werfel for IRS Commissioner

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote against Daniel Werfel for Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).“At every turn, this Administration has ignored Congressional intent when implementing the Inflation Reduction Act. First and foremost, the IRA is an energy security bill with clear and direct guidelines to ensure we are able to onshore our supply and manufacturing chains. But instead of adhering to … Continue Reading


March 08, 2023

Manchin Statement on Interior’s Unprecedented Delay on Five-Year Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) unprecedented delay in releasing a five-year leasing plan. “Monday night, the Department of the Interior made it painfully clear - again - that they are putting their radical climate agenda ahead of our nation’s energy security, and they are willing to go to great lengths to do it. The … Continue Reading


March 08, 2023

Manchin Announces New Federal Mine Safety Laboratory Coming to Pocahontas County

Washington, DC - 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will construct a mine safety research facility and laboratory in Mace, West Virginia. Senator Manchin secured the funding for the design and construction of the new site as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 omnibus. “I am thrilled to announce the first new … Continue Reading


March 07, 2023

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce RESTRICT Act to Protect Americans Online, Defend National Security from Foreign Technology

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, led a group of 12 bipartisan Senators in introducing the Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology (RESTRICT) Act to address the ongoing threats posed by foreign technology products to American economic and national security. The legislation would establish a … Continue Reading


March 07, 2023

ICYMI: WV Newspaper Praises Manchin's Bipartisan Work to Address our National Debt

Washington, DC - Today, the Preston News & Journal newspaper in Kingwood, West Virginia praised U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for his bipartisan work to address the national debt, pass a balanced budget on time, and implement a balanced energy policy in an editorial titled “An American Problem.” The editorial can be read in full below or here. On a day that the U.S. Senate continued the tradition of reading President George Washington’s farewell address, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, … Continue Reading


March 07, 2023

Manchin Applauds President's National Cybersecurity Strategy

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, applauded President Biden’s National Cybersecurity Strategy. President Biden announced the National Cybersecurity Strategy last week. “The President’s National Cybersecurity Strategy is a step towards coordinating our federal government cyber efforts, and I’m pleased he is prioritizing this important issue,” said Senator Manchin, Chairman of the Senate … Continue Reading


March 07, 2023

Manchin to Vote No on Gigi Sohn for FCC Commissioner

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote against Gigi Sohn for Democratic Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Ms. Sohn has faced unprecedented, bipartisan opposition to her nomination as a result of her years of partisan activism, inflammatory statements online, and work with far-left groups. She has also spent many years as a public interest advocate, using similarly inflammatory language … Continue Reading


March 06, 2023

Manchin Leads Effort to Evaluate and Improve Black Lung Benefits

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a group of seven Senators in urging Government Accountability Office (GAO) Comptroller General Gene Dodaro to conduct a study to evaluate the adequacy of current black lung benefits in meeting income and healthcare needs of disabled miners and their families. The study is critical to informing policy aimed at supporting coal miners and their families in West Virginia and across Appalachia. “Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, commonly … Continue Reading


March 06, 2023

Manchin Announces $17.4 Million for Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Outdoor Recreation in West Virginia

Washington, DC - 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 $17,424,327 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for the state of West Virginia. The funding will support restoring and protecting forest and aquatic habitats, as well as expanding outdoor recreation opportunities and education programs. “West Virginia is blessed with beautiful public lands and … Continue Reading


March 04, 2023

Manchin Joins Groundbreaking on BHE Renewables’ $500,000,000 Jackson County Manufacturing Hub

Charleston, WV — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined BHE Renewables, Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC), Our Next Energy, Inc. (ONE), and state leaders to break ground on a $500,000,000 manufacturing site to be built on more than 2,000 acres of land in Jackson County, West Virginia. As part of this investment in West Virginia, PCC subsidiary Titanium Metals Corporation, Inc. (TIMET) has announced plans for a new … Continue Reading


March 03, 2023

Manchin Visits Milton to Celebrate $190.7 Million Flood Reduction Project

Milton, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, visited Milton to celebrate the $190.7 million investment from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the Lower Mud River Flood Risk Management project. Senator Manchin secured this funding as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 omnibus and wrote a letter of support for the project earlier last year. Senator Manchin joined more than twenty local and state leaders, … Continue Reading


March 02, 2023

Manchin, Young, Tillis Urge U.S. Trade Representative to Protect American Steel Workers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Todd Young (R-IN) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) urged United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai to engage with the European Union (EU) to prevent the adoption of the European Commission’s (EC) proposed restrictions on the trade of steel scrap. The proposed measures would negatively impact the global competitiveness of American steel producers through unwarranted restrictions on steel scrap exports. “As you may know, … Continue Reading


March 02, 2023

Manchin Applauds Eli Lilly Decision to Cap Insulin Costs, Urges Other Drugmakers to Follow Suit

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded Eli Lilly’s announcement that they will automatically cap out-of-pocket costs at $35 at participating retail pharmacies for people with commercial insurance using Lilly insulin, effective immediately. According to the CDC, 13.4% of West Virginia adults have been diagnosed with diabetes. “I applaud this long-overdue announcement by Eli Lilly which will have an immediate impact on thousands of West Virginia … Continue Reading


March 02, 2023

Manchin, Luján, Cramer, Barrasso Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster Recreational Biking on Federal Lands

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate ENR Committee, Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) reintroduced the Biking On Long-Distance Trails (BOLT) Act to bolster outdoor recreation and biking on federal lands across the country.The BOLT Act directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to: Identify not fewer than 10 long-distance bike … Continue Reading


March 02, 2023

Manchin, Braun, King Introduce Bipartisan FDA Accountability for Public Safety Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mike Braun (R-IN) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the bipartisan FDA Accountability for Public Safety Act to combat the drug epidemic that continues to ravage communities across the United States. The legislation would strengthen scientific and Congressional review throughout the opioid approval process, as well as hold FDA leadership accountable for final decisions regarding these dangerous and highly addictive substances. “In … Continue Reading


March 02, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Calls on Biden Administration, Congressional Leaders to Get Serious about the National Debt

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate Floor on the national debt crisis and the urgent need for the Biden Administration to release its federal budget, which was due to Congress on February 6th. “In 2013, federal spending was less than $3.5 trillion. Today, it's more than $6.2 trillion. In ten short years, that's an 80% increase,” Senator Manchin said in part. “Years of fiscal irresponsibility have brought us to the crisis that we face today. Our … Continue Reading


March 02, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.7 Million to Promote Public Safety, Reduce Violent Crime Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,755,887 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. The funding was made possible through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which passed the Senate and was signed into law in June of 2022, and will support developing and staffing a new advisory board known as the … Continue Reading


March 01, 2023

Manchin Votes For Bipartisan Challenge To Biden Rule Politicizing Americans' 401Ks

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted for a bipartisan resolution to nullify the Biden Administration’s ESG rule which prioritizes politics over getting the best returns for millions of Americans’ retirement investments. The resolution passed 50-46. The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan resolution earlier this week, and the resolution now heads to President Biden’s desk. Senator Manchin also spoke on the Senate Floor today. Excerpts from Senator Manchin’s … Continue Reading


March 01, 2023

Manchin Supports Bipartisan, Bicameral Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in reintroducing the Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The legislation would protect the right of West Virginian and American workers to come together and bargain for higher wages, better benefits and safer workplaces. “I’m proud to join this bipartisan, bicameral effort to ensure workers across West Virginia and the United States are empowered to come … Continue Reading

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