Press Releases

December 05, 2017

MANCHIN RELEASES WEEKLY ENERGY REPORT

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a report detailing the price and production levels of coal as well as natural gas prices in Appalachia and nationally. For the week ending December 1, 2017, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 14.1 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 5.6% lower than last week's estimate and 13.9% lower than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2016. Read Senator Manchin's full report click … Continue Reading


December 05, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Help Bridge Workforce Skills Gap

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced $179,022 for West Virginia Public Broadcasting from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Funding comes through CPB's American Graduate program, which is focused on supporting community-based solutions to educate youth and improve high-school graduation rates. "We turn to our public broadcasters for our news and entertainment, and I'm excited to now see the Corporation for Public … Continue Reading


December 05, 2017

MANCHIN CALLS ON WEST VIRGINIANS TO SHARE THEIR STORIES ON WHY CHIP IS IMPORTANT TO THEM

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is asking West Virginia families to share stories on how the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has made an impact in their lives and the lives of their children. CHIP provides health insurance to almost 9 million children in America, and ensures that more than 21,000 children in West Virginia have access to the healthcare services they need. Families wishing to share their CHIP stories can email them to chip@manchin.senate.gov. … Continue Reading


December 05, 2017

ICYMI: MANCHIN QUESTIONS HEALTH OFFICIALS ON THE STATUS OF THE AMERICAN OPIOID CRISIS

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned Dr. Debra Houry, Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health and Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy of the President's Commission on … Continue Reading


December 02, 2017

Manchin Votes No on Flawed, Rushed Tax Plan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote against the flawed, rushed Senate tax plan. "For the last several months I have tried to work with my Republican colleagues on a tax plan that works for the people of West Virginia because I believe in tax cuts. I visited the White House with my Republican colleagues to meet with President Trump, I assembled meetings with his economic team and my Senate colleagues, and I offered idea after idea … Continue Reading


December 02, 2017

Manchin Introduces Amendment to Republican Tax Plan for West Virginians

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced an amendment to the Republican tax plan to recommit the bill back to the Finance Committee in order to permanently secure tax cuts for middle-class, working people, and small businesses and to keep the medical expense deduction, the student loan interest deduction, the retirement savings incentives, the homeownership incentives and the historic tax credit. "My amendment would simply send this legislation back to the Senate Finance … Continue Reading


November 30, 2017

MANCHIN AND HELLER TO CONGRESS: PASS OUR BILL TO PROTECT VETERANS FROM DANGEROUS MEDICAL PROVIDERS

Washington, D.C. - Following the release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) failed to report poorly-performing medical providers, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) urged the Senate to swiftly take action on their bipartisan legislation that stops the VA from concealing providers' medical mistakes. According to the GAO, the VA failed to report 90 percent of poor-performing medical providers to a national … Continue Reading


November 29, 2017

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON MINER DEATH IN BOONE COUNTY

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Zachary Grant Harris, a coal miner who was working in Boone County. "Our coal miners and their families make unthinkable sacrifices every day. Today, we are heartbroken at the loss of Zachary Grant Harris in Boone County. Gayle and I join all West Virginians in holding the Harris family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult … Continue Reading


November 29, 2017

MANCHIN VOTES AGAINST MOTION TO PROCEED ON SENATE REPUBLICAN TAX PLAN

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote against the motion to proceed on the Senate Republican Tax Plan. "Today I voted against the motion to proceed on the Republican Tax Plan because I haven't seen a final bill. I haven't been able to review any legislation or see a Congressional Budget Office score to consider its impacts on West Virginia. I am still trying to work with my Republican colleagues and the Trump Administration to find a … Continue Reading


November 29, 2017

MANCHIN AND CAPITO URGE DEPARTMENT OF STATE TO KEEP TRAINING FACILITY AT SUMMIT POINT RACEWAY OPEN

Washington, D.C. - Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sent a letter to U.S Secretary of State Tillerson, urging that the State Department keeps the Summit Point Raceway training facility open, without consolidating its functions within the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC). The Senators said in part: "We understand that the State Department plans to close the Summit Point training site and consolidate its functions within the Foreign Affairs Security … Continue Reading


November 28, 2017

MANCHIN AND CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $9.2 MILLION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN WEST VIRGINIA

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $9,295,505 - $591,505 in grant funding and $8,704,000 in approved loans - from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development program for rural development projects in four West Virginia communities. "Rural development projects provide economic opportunities that are felt across very corner of West Virginia," said Senator Manchin. "This funding will be used to purchase a new … Continue Reading


November 28, 2017

MANCHIN, MODERATE SENATE DEMOCRATS CALL FOR BIPARTISAN WAY FORWARD ON TAX REFORM

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Tom Carper (D-DE), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mark Warner (D-VA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Angus King (I-ME), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Gary Peters (D-MI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) at a press conference highlighting their willingness to work with Republicans on a bipartisan way forward on tax … Continue Reading


November 28, 2017

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON CLEAN POWER PLAN PUBLIC HEARING IN WEST VIRGINIA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) public hearing in West Virginia this week on the Clean Power Plan. "The Clean Power Plan was an assault on our state's economy and our way of life. This unlawful and harmful policy proved that the Obama administration not only didn't know the impacts of the Clean Power Plan but also, that they didn't care. From 2008-2016, 10,473 hardworking West Virginia coal miners … Continue Reading


November 27, 2017

MANCHIN RELEASES WEEKLY ENERGY REPORT

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a report detailing the price and production levels of coal as well as natural gas prices in Appalachia and nationally. For the week ending November 24, 2017, estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 14.9 million short tons. This production estimate is roughly 0.9% higher than last week's estimate and 6.2% lower than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2016. Read Senator Manchin's full report, click … Continue Reading


November 22, 2017

MANCHIN WISHES WEST VIRGINIANS A HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement wishing West Virginians a happy Thanksgiving: "As we gather around the dinner table this Thanksgiving, it's important for all of us to reflect on the great blessings we share as West Virginians and Americans. In the Manchin household, we were always taught that if you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings. This lesson has stuck with me throughout my adult life and I have tried to pass it … Continue Reading


November 22, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Hire Law Enforcement in Three West Virginia Counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced a total of $498,694 from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. Funding will be used to hire full-time law enforcement officers in Marion, Cabell and Fayette counties. "I'm glad to see this investment in our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to keep our families and communities safe. This funding … Continue Reading


November 21, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Health Facilities, and Community Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced a total of $355,000 for Highland-Clarksburg Hospital and Cowen Public Service District (PSD) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will be used to improve the hospital facility and water service to Cowen PSD customers. "I'm glad to see this investment in Highland-Clarksburg Hospital and Cowen Public Service District. Quality healthcare … Continue Reading


November 17, 2017

MANCHIN CALLS ON DOJ TO REVERSE DECISION AND REOPEN BANNUM PLACE OF WHEELING

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reconsider the Bureau of Prisons' decision to not renew the contract of Bannum Place of Wheeling, a residential reentry center that provides former offenders­­ a structured, supervised environment in which to live and receive job counseling and substance abuse treatment after their release from prison while they seek to rebuild their lives and reenter the workforce. Senator Manchin … Continue Reading


November 17, 2017

Manchin, Capito, Others Introduce Bipartisan Chesapeake Restoration Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined several colleagues yesterday to introduce the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act of 2017. This legislation increases mandatory funding for the bay, strengthens the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCCP) and provides more opportunities for effective conservation efforts. Senators Capito and Manchin were joined by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob … Continue Reading


November 16, 2017

Manchin Applauds Senate Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauds the Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, a vital piece of legislation that will provide our military with the means necessary to defend our nation. "This defense package is truly a bipartisan piece of legislation and provides necessary funding to support our troops, defend our nation and provide support to our West Virginia service members and facilities," Senator Manchin said. "Maintaining a … Continue Reading

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