Press Releases

March 12, 2024

Manchin, Colleagues Urge EPA To Allow Puerto Rico To Continue Using Temporary Generators Following Natural Disasters

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and a number of his colleagues sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan and Regional Administrator Lisa Garcia, urging them to issue a waiver, an Administrative Order, or a No Action Assurance to allow Puerto Rico to continue using temporary generators after several natural disasters severely damaged its power grid. The letter was also … Continue Reading


March 12, 2024

Manchin Leads Effort To Better Categorize Rural Appalachia For Federal Education Resources

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Peggy Carr, Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education, urging her to consider ruggedness scales in NCES’s measurements to ensure areas like Appalachia are not left behind. NCES is responsible for collecting and analyzing education data, which includes classifying public school districts into four categories: rural, town, suburban, and city. These categories … Continue Reading


March 12, 2024

Manchin Questions Witnesses on Improving Federal Forest and Wildfire Management

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a hearing to examine the findings and recommendations of the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission [the Commission]. The 50-person Commission was created by Chairman Manchin’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law with the directive to recommend policies to improve federal forest and wildfire management. During the hearing, Chairman Manchin discussed the growing severity and impact … Continue Reading


March 11, 2024

Manchin Announces $450k To Support Mercer County Juvenile Justice System

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $450,000 from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for the City of Bluefield and the Bluefield Police Department. The funding will be used to help create a program that focuses on positive development and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services for youth in Mercer County. “I’m pleased the DOJ is investing $450K to … Continue Reading


March 08, 2024

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities, Over $191 Million In Earmarks In Bipartisan Appropriations Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured a number of West Virginia priorities in a bipartisan appropriations package, which included the Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water; Interior and Environment; Commerce, Justice, Science; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bills. These six funding bills included … Continue Reading


March 07, 2024

Manchin, Romney Lead Bipartisan Effort To Protect Medicare For Future Generations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) sent a bipartisan letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to express their concern over the future of Medicare Advantage (MA), which are healthcare plans offered by private insurance companies that must follow the requirements set by Medicare. The Senators urged Administrator Brooks-LaSure to prioritize the program’s long-term fiscal stability as healthcare … Continue Reading


March 07, 2024

Manchin Statement on Kroger Union Employees Reaching Contract Agreement

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Kroger union employees reaching a new contract agreement. “The tentative agreement between Kroger and UFCW Local 400 is welcome news for the state of West Virginia, and I am very thankful that both sides came back to the negotiating table and worked in good faith to reach an agreement. Kroger stores and their employees play a crucial role in the fabric of our communities by providing a sense of … Continue Reading


March 07, 2024

Manchin, Tillis Lead Effort To Require Inflation Estimates On All Bills Introduced In Congress

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the bipartisan Informed Lawmaking to Combat Inflation Act, which would require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to provide inflation estimates for bills introduced by Congress. Currently, the CBO is responsible for issuing estimates for how legislation being considered by Congress would impact direct spending, revenues and the federal deficit, but is not required to measure the inflationary impacts … Continue Reading


March 06, 2024

Manchin Announces $6.4 Million To Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $6,448,505 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support three health centers in Hancock, Greenbrier and Webster Counties as well as strengthen public health infrastructure statewide. “I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $6.4 million to improve the health and well-being of West Virginians across the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin. “The awards … Continue Reading


March 06, 2024

Manchin Applauds West Virginia National Guard’s New Partnership With Nation Of Gabon

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), applauded the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) for being selected as the U.S. partner to the nation of Gabon in Central Africa for the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program. “The West Virginia National Guard continues to make our state and country proud, and I’m thrilled they have been selected to partner with Gabon for this important program. The West Virginia … Continue Reading


March 05, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.5 Million For Three Projects At West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,588,356 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three research projects at West Virginia University. The funding will support research into a grid-resistant energy ecosystem and the recovery of key macronutrients from wastewater, as well as provide opportunities for students to attend the 2024 International Conference on Smart Grid Synchronized Measurements and … Continue Reading


March 05, 2024

Manchin, Colleagues Call On President To Reject Three Proposed Regulations That Would Devastate Domestic Steel Industry

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), John Fetterman (D-PA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) called on U.S. President Joe Biden to reverse course and oppose three proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that would devastate the U.S. domestic steel industry and threaten American jobs. The Senators emphasized that the proposed regulations would not promote environmental sustainability within the American steel industry, but … Continue Reading


March 01, 2024

Manchin Announces $14 Million To Reimburse Covid-19 Expenses At St. Mary’s Medical Center

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $14,684,327 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. This award will reimburse costs accrued for emergency protective services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our healthcare professionals are essential in protecting the health and well-being of all West … Continue Reading


February 29, 2024

Manchin Statement On Biden, Trump Visits To The Southern Border

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump visiting the U.S. Southern Border. “Today, two U.S. presidents traveled to the Southern Border for political theatre and separately agreed with what everyone outside Washington already knows: the crisis at our border is the greatest threat we face and we have to shut it down. Make no mistake, President Biden bears the blame for letting the situation … Continue Reading


February 29, 2024

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Senate Leadership to Move Compacts of Free Association Forward

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Chair and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, along with the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senate Armed Services Committee and a broad bipartisan group of prominent Senators, urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and … Continue Reading


February 29, 2024

Manchin Questions VA Official On Enclosing Cemetery Committal Shelters In Honor Of Woody Williams

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, questioned Matthew Quinn, Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), on enclosing committal shelters in VA cemeteries to protect against inclement weather. To honor Hershel Woody Williams’ final request before he passed away, Senator Manchin has been working to enclose the committal shelter currently at the Donel C. … Continue Reading


February 29, 2024

Manchin Statement On Importance Of Kroger To Our West Virginia Communities

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Kroger union employees stalled contract negotiations. “I greatly value the diligent work every Kroger team member performs in West Virginia and the indispensable role Kroger stores and their employees fill in our communities,” said Senator Manchin.  I encourage all parties to come back to the negotiating table as soon as possible to preserve jobs and benefits and keep these essential stores operational … Continue Reading


February 28, 2024

Manchin Questions Witnesses on the Potential of Geologic Hydrogen, Criticizes Administration’s Approach to Hydrogen Tax Credits

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a hearing to examine the opportunities and challenges associated with developing geologic hydrogen in the United States. During the hearing, Chairman Manchin discussed federal support for growing the domestic hydrogen market in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and how the Administration’s implementation of these laws is hampering the development … Continue Reading


February 28, 2024

Manchin Statement On McConnell’s Decision To Step Down As Senate Republican Leader

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) decision to step down from Republican leadership this November. “My sincere thanks and appreciation to Senator McConnell for his nearly two decades of service to our nation as the Senate Republican Leader. I have always admired his knowledge and respect for this institution and his courage to protect the very essence of the Senate. Senator Robert C. … Continue Reading


February 28, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.4 Million For Flood Repairs For Summersville Middle School

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,442,018 from U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for emergency protective measures and repairs to Summersville Middle School facilities as a result of severe storms and flooding. The school is located in Nicholas County. “I’m pleased that FEMA is investing over $1.4 million to repair severe flood damages to Summersville Middle … Continue Reading

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