Press Releases

August 14, 2020

Manchin Visits Four U.S. Postal Service Locations In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited and toured four U.S. Postal Service (USPS) locations in West Virginia, showing his gratitude to the postal workers for getting mail to West Virginians and to show his appreciation for the U.S. Postal Service. To view photos from the visits, please click here.“The Administration is launching an all-out war on the U.S. Postal Service. Several weeks ago we learned they had unexpectedly announced closures of several … Continue Reading


August 14, 2020

Manchin Presses Treasury For Update On Unresolved Stimulus Payment Issues For Nearly 6,700 West Virginians

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) pressed U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for an update on the unresolved issues with nearly 6,700 West Virginians who have yet to receive their Economic Stimulus Payment (EIP). When the CARES Act was passed in March, the EIP was intended to provide support to those in need. Instead, thousands of West Virginians have been left without assistance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of answers.Senator Manchin … Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Manchin Urges U.S. Postal Service To Address Delays, Prevent Election Mail Cost Increases

Charleston, WV - Last night, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 47 Senators in urging the U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to provide answers regarding reports of recent changes to long-standing practices at USPS that would result in increased delivery times and costs for election mail, and urged him not take any further action that makes it harder and more expensive for states and election jurisdictions to mail ballots. The Senators wrote, “Like voting itself, the U.S. Postal … Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce National Science Foundation Awards In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $2,981,528 in awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to West Virginia University Research Corporation and Marshall University Research Corporation. Respectively, these awards will help support efforts to increase the number of students in STEM fields, advance research in gravitational measurement, deepen our understanding … Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Manchin Participates In Groundbreaking Ceremony For Marshall University Bill Noe Flight School

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School at Yeager Airport in Charleston. To view pictures from the event, click here. “The Marshall University Bill Noe Flight School is a great opportunity for West Virginia and will bring an awful lot of variety to Marshall’s programs,” Senator Manchin said. “The school will open up a lot of opportunities for students seeking a career in … Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $5K For Arthurdale Heritage

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. in West Virginia.“Arthurdale Heritage Inc. prides itself on its dedication to preserving the historic town of Arthurdale, which was established in 1934 as a homestead community for West Virginians in Preston County and the Scott’s Run area. I am pleased … Continue Reading


August 11, 2020

After Decision To Cut Census By Entire Month, Manchin Calls For Reversal, Census Extension

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) recently led two letters with his Senate colleagues in calling for the reversal of the 2020 Census response deadline change and urging the inclusion of a Census deadline extension in the next COVID-19 relief package. Last week, Senator Manchin called the decision to shorten the Census response period by an entire month asinine and urged the U.S. Census Bureau to reverse their decision which will negatively impact states with low response … Continue Reading


August 11, 2020

Manchin Urges Administration To Restore Full Funding For National Guard COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 34 Senators in urging the Trump Administration to restore full funding for National Guard COVID-19 pandemic response across the United States and West Virginia through Title 32 502(f) orders.Since March, National Guard units in West Virginia have supported response to help West Virginians, from distributing much-needed food supplies to running remote testing locations and assisting as needed across the state. Last … Continue Reading


August 11, 2020

Manchin Submits Over 1,500 Speed Tests To FCC Chairman Pai

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he has submitted over 1,500 broadband speed tests to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proving the FCC’s broadband coverage maps are wrong and must be fixed before billions in one-time federal funding is spent. “In June, I challenged West Virginians to join me in sending 2,000 speed tests to FCC Chairman Pai by the end of the year to prove their broadband coverage maps are just plain wrong. We have now sent the … Continue Reading


August 10, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Support For Veterans Facing Homelessness In West Virginia

Charleston, WV- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,262,424 for non-profits across West Virginia to help combat veteran homelessness. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) in fiscal year 2021, which begins on October 1.“Our Veterans have served America bravely and deserve to be supported when they … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Manchin Presses DEA For More Information On Telemedicine Prescribing Oversight During COVID-19 Pandemic

Charleston, WV - Today, after troubling reports from West Virginia healthcare providers, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) requested an update from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on regulations in place during the COVID-19 pandemic for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), which many providers are now prescribing through telemedicine. While telemedicine has been lifesaving for many West Virginians during this pandemic, abuse of this system cannot be tolerated and hurts patients who rely … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Occupational Health and Safety Program

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $400,000 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) to West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation. This funding will support an occupational health and safety training program in Appalachia.  “West Virginia’s healthcare professionals have been working around the clock … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Higher Education Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,328,783 from U.S. Department of Education to support TRIO’s Support Services Program at several West Virginia institutions. This funding is made available through the department’s competitive Student Support Services Program.“Our higher education institutions across the Mountain State provide quality education right here at home. The TRIO … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

As Uninsured Rates Rise, Manchin Again Urges President Trump To Allow ACA, Medicare Enrollments

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined several colleagues in again urging President Donald Trump to establish a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. A recent report found that 5.4 million workers have become uninsured due to job losses caused by COVID-19. Additionally, every year there are thousands of senior citizens who do not sign up for Medicare, and therefore miss out on the insurance market for that year. With the increased … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Manchin Encourages Justice To Partner With Surrounding States On Testing Partnership

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after speaking with Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) about the COVID-19 rapid testing purchasing partnership Maryland and six other states created. “This morning I spoke with my friend Governor Hogan about the important bipartisan partnership he and six other Governors created to ensure their states have access to reliable rapid testing supplies. Although there is no perfect testing method, rapid testing … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Manchin, Cornyn Bill To Expand Hotspots For Education, Telehealth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the bipartisan Accelerating Connected Care and Education Support Services on the Internet (ACCESS the Internet) Act to expand reliable broadband access for education and telehealth appointments for rural America during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ACCESS the Internet Act provides funding for the Education Stabilization Fund, hotspots through libraries, and telehealth services through the FCC and … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Passes Manchin Bills

Washington, DC - Today the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC) passed 12 bills, including three bills led or cosponsored by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act, CARE for Reservists Act, and Deborah Sampson Act. These bills will now be referred to the entire Senate. “Today the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee passed the Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act, CARE for Reservists Act, and Deborah Sampson Act, three bills I led … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $14.1 Million For Drinking Water, Wastewater Services In West Virginia Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $14,119,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve water service in West Virginia communities.“All West Virginians should have clean, accessible drinking water and deserve dependable infrastructure, no matter where they live in the Mountain State. This USDA investment will help communities across our state expand and … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Coonskin Park Repair

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, today announced $1,149,720 to restore Coonskin Park in Kanawha County from damage that occurred during the 2016 floods. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will help repair the parks pool, … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Housing Choice Voucher Program Across 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 $3,778,006 for housing authorities across West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding comes through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that President Donald J. Trump signed into law on March 25, … Continue Reading

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