Press Releases

August 20, 2020

Manchin Presses For COVID-19 Relief Package To Save Huntington Air Service

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) pressed American Airlines to save the direct flight to Charlotte from Huntington Tri-State Airport, which is critical to the Huntington community, after American Airlines announced the suspension of the Huntington to Charlotte direct flight for the entire month of October. Senator Manchin supports a clean extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) in the next coronavirus relief package. This program was established in the CARES … Continue Reading


August 20, 2020

Manchin Calls for GAO Assessment Of 2020 Census Count

Charleston, WV - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 8 members of the Senate Appropriations Committee in calling for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to thoroughly assess and compile a report on the “completeness and quality” of the 2020 Census. This letter follows an announcement from the Department of Commerce and Census Bureau leadership that field operations would be delayed to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this delay was cut short … Continue Reading


August 20, 2020

Manchin Celebrates Progress On Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) celebrated the progress made on the new Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Senator Manchin has advocated for federal funding to support the new visitor center and championed the efforts to create a new visitor center to welcome visitors to Canaan Valley. “This has been a great month for conservation and outdoor recreation, first with the enactment of the Great American Outdoors Act, and now today, as we … Continue Reading


August 19, 2020

Manchin Applauds Summit Point, Customs and Border Protection Partnership

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the partnership announced yesterday between Summit Point, West Virginia and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide facilities for CBP training programs.“The partnership between Summit Point and the CBP is great news for West Virginia. After the U.S. State Department decided to move their training center from Summit Point, West Virginia, I started looking for other options to continue using Summit Point for federal … Continue Reading


August 18, 2020

Manchin: Postmaster General Must Do More To Secure Mail, Election Ballots For Americans

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on U.S. Postmaster General DeJoy’s announcement to suspend any changes to the Postal Service until after the election, but has yet to reinstate critical machines and equipment that have been removed from operation since DeJoy took over as Postmaster General.“Postmaster General DeJoy’s announcement that changes to the Postal Service will not be made until after the election is a step in the right … Continue Reading


August 18, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Pollution and Hazardous Waste Control Grants 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 $1,385,777 for pollution prevention, pipeline safety, and hazardous materials emergency preparedness in West Virginia. This funding is made available through both the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “West Virginia is home to an abundance of natural resources and incredible recreation … Continue Reading


August 17, 2020

Manchin to DeJoy: Reinstate Critical Mail Sorting Machines Immediately

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to immediately reinstate the critical mail sorting machines at the U.S. Postal Service’s Charleston Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). During his visit to the P&DC earlier today, Senator Manchin saw firsthand three mail sorting machines out of service and another that is slated to be put out of service soon. If these changes are not reversed, the capacity at the … Continue Reading


August 17, 2020

Manchin Visits South Charleston U.S. Postal Service Distribution Center

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited and toured the South Charleston U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Distribution Center to show his gratitude to the postal workers for getting mail to West Virginians and his appreciation for the U.S. Postal Service. To view photos, please click here.“Last week I visited four Postal Service locations across West Virginia and today I visited the South Charleston USPS Distribution Center to see firsthand how these unacceptable … Continue Reading


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

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