Press Releases

July 02, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $3.8 MILLION FOR HEAD START PROGRAMS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,881,164 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Head Start programs throughout Central West Virginia and Greenbrier County. "I firmly believe that every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education no matter their background or location. That's why I am proud to fight for Head Start funding for West Virginia. … Continue Reading


July 01, 2019

Manchin, Tester, Boozman, Blumenthal, Sullivan And Cramer Introduce Bill To Help Reduce Veteran Suicide

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jon Tester (D-MT), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced the Suicide Prevention by Eliminating Excessive Digits Act of 2019 (SPEED Act). The SPEED Act requires the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to designate a 3-digit dialing code for Veterans in crisis. This three digit number will designate a three digit dialing code, like 911, for the current Veterans Crisis Line … Continue Reading


June 28, 2019

MANCHIN, SCOTT INTRODUCE STUDENT LOAN DISCLOSURE MODERNIZATION ACT

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act, which seeks to increase transparency for those looking to acquire student loans on a federal level. The goal is to provide applicants with a clear and succinct disclosure form to avoid leading prospective borrowers astray. The disclosure form, which clearly outlines the costs and terms of potential loans, strives to empower loan applicants to be responsible … Continue Reading


June 28, 2019

MANCHIN, CORNYN INTRODUCE BILL TO EXPAND GI BENEFITS FOR VETERANS IN STEM FIELDS

Washington D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, a bill to help Veterans take full advantage of the scholarship provided to Veterans studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM fields). "In the United States, Veteran students have a higher average GPA, higher graduation rate than their non-veteran counterparts, and out-earn their civilian peers who never served. This proves that GI Bill … Continue Reading


June 27, 2019

MANCHIN CONDEMNS MITCH MCCONNELL FOR BLOCKING VOTES ON MINERS HEALTHCARE AND PENSIONS

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) condemned Mitch McConnell for blocking a vote on his amendment to secure coal miners' healthcare and pensions. "I appreciate that we are voting on the NDAA to ensure funding for our military, but there are amendments that benefit Americans and West Virginians that are being blocked by one person: Mitch McConnell. He is the sole person that is blocking a vote on my amendment to the NDAA that would secure coal miners' healthcare and … Continue Reading


June 27, 2019

Manchin Condemns Mitch McConnell For Blocking Votes On Miners Healthcare And Pensions

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) condemned Mitch McConnell for blocking a vote on his amendment to secure coal miners' healthcare and pensions. "I appreciate that we are voting on the NDAA to ensure funding for our military, but there are amendments that benefit Americans and West Virginians that are being blocked by one person: Mitch McConnell. He is the sole person that is blocking a vote on my amendment to the NDAA that would secure coal miners' healthcare and … Continue Reading


June 26, 2019

MANCHIN VOTES FOR $4.6 BILLION TO DEAL WITH CRISIS AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted today on the floor to pass the bipartisan Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border. This funding is in response to the President's request in May for $4.5 billion in emergency funding to respond to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border. "This problem at the border is bigger than party and I think we all agree it's wrong to put children in inhumane … Continue Reading


June 26, 2019

MANCHIN URGES FRONTIER CEO TO ADDRESS POOR LANDLINE SERVICE ACROSS WEST VIRGINIA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged Frontier Communications Corporation CEO Dan McCarthy to address poor landline service throughout West Virginia. The letter said in part, "In times of crisis, no one should ever have to think twice about whether he or she will be able to call for help. Unfortunately, I have been alerted of several instances where my constituents who utilize Frontier's landline service have not been able to complete calls due to service outages." The … Continue Reading


June 26, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE $3.9 MILLION FOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,999,571 for the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education through the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Funding comes through the Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies grant program and will support apprenticeship opportunities for West Virginians in the … Continue Reading


June 25, 2019

MANCHIN: LWCF CAN EXPAND HUNTING ACCESS IN WEST VIRGINIA

To watch a video of Senator Manchin's opening remarks click here. To watch a video of Senator Manchin's questioning click here. Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing to review the implementation of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), ranking member of the Committee, stressed the need for permanent LWCF program funding now that Congress permanently reauthorized this program earlier this year. "I … Continue Reading


June 25, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR ADVANCED NURSING EDUCATION

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced a $698,753 grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funding will support Shepherd University's Advanced Nursing Education Workforce. "Nurses are on the front lines in West Virginia - from combatting the opioid epidemic firsthand to serving in rural health centers - they care for West Virginians every day. It is important for … Continue Reading


June 25, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE $70K FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NICHOLAS COUNTY

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today announced $70,000 through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to diversify and strengthen the economy of Nicholas County. This investment will strengthen the regional economy by increasing the number of jobs and support of capital investments. "Investing in West Virginia's economy through regional councils increases opportunities for all West Virginians. West Virginia is home to some of the … Continue Reading


June 24, 2019

ICYMI: MANCHIN READS LETTER FROM WV RETIRED MINER ABOUT PENSIONS AND HEALTHCARE ON SENATE FLOOR

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) took to the Senate Floor today to read a letter from West Virginian, Delbert. He relies on his pension to live in retirement and support his family, pay basic utilities and cover medical expenses. Senator Manchin shared his story to urge his Senate colleagues to pass the American Miners Act so that miners across the United States would have secure pensions and healthcare, two programs they were promised when they powered America with … Continue Reading


June 24, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4.5 MILLION FOR WEST VIRGINIA AIRPORTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,550,000 for two West Virginia airports through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Funding will support taxiway reconstruction at Raleigh County Memorial Airport and airport drainage infrastructure at Tri-State Airport. "In West Virginia, our airports help drive our economy and boost our tourism industry and making sure they receive the … Continue Reading


June 24, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $740K FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), announced $747,382 for West Virginia University to examine the sustainability of Appalachian marginal lands for bioenergy crop production through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Through renewable bioenergy crop production, environmental conditions can improve and offer an increase in economic gain for the growers on marginalized lands. "Improving … Continue Reading


June 21, 2019

Manchin Statement On The 3rd Anniversary Of The 2016 West Virginia Flood

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the upcoming third anniversary of the flood which devastated communities throughout southern West Virginia in 2016. "Three years ago, we lost 23 West Virginians because of terrible flooding across our state. The flooding was a tragedy for the families who lost loved ones and for the entire state. Our statewide community came together to support and care for one another during their time of need. We proved … Continue Reading


June 20, 2019

MANCHIN WISHES WEST VIRGINIA A HAPPY 156TH BIRTHDAY

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) wrote the following statement wishing West Virginia a happy 156th birthday. "Ever since the historic beginning of our state, we have never failed to answer our country's call. No demand has been too great, no danger too daunting and no trial too threatening. The abundant natural resources of our state and the hard work and sacrifice of our people have made America stronger and safer. When visitors come to West Virginia, I jump at the chance … Continue Reading


June 20, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $7.4 MILLION FOR HEAD START

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announce $7,425,177 for Head Start programs in West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This funding will provide support for education and career advancement in Braxton County and North Central West Virginia. "West Virginia's future is in the hands of our youngest citizens, and in order for them to succeed, access to an early … Continue Reading


June 19, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO SUPPORT WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,000 for West Virginia Public Broadcasting through the Corporation of Public Broadcasting's County Music engagement grant. Funding will support community outreach and engagement and new media broadcasts tailored to the needs of West Virginia. "Music is a way for communities and cultures to join together in celebration. West Virginia is pivotal to the … Continue Reading


June 19, 2019

Manchin Statement On Affordable Clean Energy Rule

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), released the following statement on the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the Administration's replacement for the Clean Power Plan (CPP). Under ACE, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives states a list of "candidate technologies" that can be used to establish standards of performance for fossil fuel power plants offering these plants more flexibility to comply. "I never supported the CPP because it required coal plants to … Continue Reading

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