Press Releases

October 11, 2018

Manchin Announces More Than $4.9 Million For Airports In Parkersburg And Beckley

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the Raleigh County Memorial Airport (BKW) in Beckley and the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport (PKB) in Parkersburg will receive $4,962,541in funding through the Department of Transportation (DOT) Alternate Essential Air Service program (AEAS). The two airports have formed a partnership to enter into a contract with Contour Airlines, which will serve both communities to … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Manchin Secures More Than $4.4 Billion For Water Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured an authorization of $4.4 billion in appropriations for capitalization grants awarded to state drinking water revolving loan funds in the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. The appropriations will be distributed over three years: $1.174 billion in fiscal year 2019, $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2020, and $1.95 billion in fiscal year 2021. "I'm proud the Senate was able to come together to pass this common sense legislation to … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Manchin Statement On Death Of Legendary Fairmont State Basketball Coach Joe Retton

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement following the passing of legendary Fairmont State basketball coach Joe Retton. "Coach Jo-Jo Retton was a fierce competitor. He never let me forget the time Farmington beat Barracksville in basketball. But I learned more from Coach Retton about character and what it means to be a person of responsibility than I ever did about basketball. He was a mentor throughout my life and a fierce advocate for those … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Manchin Statement On Passing Of Wood County Delegate Frank Deem

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement following the passing of Wood County Delegate Frank Deem. "Wood County and all of West Virginia are better off because of the longtime service of Delegate Frank Deem. Frank's time in the Navy greatly shaped him and he was a war horse with one of the strongest moral compasses I have ever known. Frank didn't care about whether you were a Democrat or a Republican. If something was right, it was right. If … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Manchin Votes For Resolution To End Junk Plans That Put Pre-Existing Conditions Protections At Risk

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) cosponsored and voted for a resolution that would have overturned the Administration's expansion of junk insurance plans that can deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and don't have to provide coverage for essential health services like prescription drugs, emergency room visits and maternity care. The resolution failed 50-50. "As a Senator from a state with nearly 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions, I cannot … Continue Reading


October 08, 2018

Manchin Resolution Defends Postal Service Against Privatization

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) co-sponsored a Senate resolution opposing the privatization of the United States Postal Service (USPS). Under previous consolidation implemented by the USPS under the Post Office Structure Plan (POST) in 2012, 478 post offices around West Virginia had their hours drastically reduced to as little as two hours per day. Given that the POST Plan was undertaken after significant backlash against the previous proposal to close thousands of post … Continue Reading


October 05, 2018

Manchin to Support Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "From the start of this process, I promised my constituents that I would look seriously at Judge Kavanaugh's record and cast my vote based on the facts I have before me and what is best for West Virginia. I met with the nominee for over two hours, attended his hearings, spoke with constitutional experts, and heard from thousands of West … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Manchin Applauds Final Passage Of Opioid Package That Will Ensure West Virginians Get Triple The Funding This Year To Fight The Opioid Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauds the final passage of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which includes a provision that Senator Manchin pushed for that will ensure that West Virginia receives its fair share of federal funding to fight the opioid epidemic. Originally, much of the funding that states received to fight the opioid epidemic was based heavily on the number of overdose deaths rather than the rate of overdose deaths. Unfortunately, this … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Manchin Announces More Than $760K In HHS Funding For Food Hub In Kanawha County

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) has awarded $760,416 to a community development group in West Virginia. The funding will go to the Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, or KISRA, to implement the Appalachian Food Enterprise, a food hub that will promote community health, support local food production, local farmers, and create jobs. Senator Manchin sent a letter of support to the … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Manchin Votes To Pass FAA Reauthorization Helping West Virginia Airports & Disaster Response

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today voted to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bill includes a five-year reauthorization of the FAA; a three-year reauthorization of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at $7.9 billion; a four-year reauthorization of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); and the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, which reforms and reauthorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The bill also … Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Manchin Bill To Permanently Reauthorize LWCF Approved By Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) bill, the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act (S. 569), was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. This bill would make permanent the authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). "For decades, LWCF funds have made West Virginia even more wild and wonderful for all of us to enjoy and escape the daily hustle and bustle of our everyday lives for a chance to experience the … Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Manchin Congratulates Blue Ribbon West Virginia Schools

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulates three West Virginia schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos named 349 public and private schools for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups, demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. "I am proud that three elementary schools in the Mountain State are getting well-deserved praise … Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $4.6 Million in DOJ Funding for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,629,701 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Funding comes through several DOJ programs and will support a variety of law enforcement and research activities-including recordkeeping, youth safety, support for human trafficking victims, and forensic research. "I'm glad to see this investment from the Department of … Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Manchin Congratulates Blue Ribbon West Virginia Schools

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulates three West Virginia schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos named 349 public and private schools for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups, demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. "I am proud that three elementary schools in the Mountain State are getting well-deserved praise … Continue Reading


October 01, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $300K for West Virginia Economic Development Projects

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $301,811 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for rural economic development projects in Martinsburg, Lewisburg, Charleston, Keyser, Talcott and Parkersburg. "I'm excited to see this investment in economic development projects throughout the state from the Department of Agriculture," Senator Manchin said. "From training … Continue Reading


October 01, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $5.5 Million in DOJ Funding for West Virginia

Includes resources to help children affected by opioid epidemic WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,583,112 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Funding will support services for children adversely impacted by the opioid crisis and its related crime, as well as for those currently struggling with addiction. It will also support the investigation and … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Manchin Supports Flake's Call For A FBI Investigation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)'s call for a one-week FBI investigation. "I applaud Senator Jeff Flake's decision to rise above the partisan circus on display during this entire process. It took courage to take a stand and call for a one-week FBI investigation to get to the bottom of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. This has been a partisan and divisive process. The American people have been pulled apart … Continue Reading


September 27, 2018

Manchin And Heller Lead Bipartisan Effort To Direct Rural Broadband Funding To High Cost Areas

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) led a bipartisan group of senators in writing a letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to designate a high cost set aside within the e-Connectivity Pilot Program established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act to reach rural and geographically challenged areas of the country that need it most. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), of the 24 million American … Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Manchin Applauds Bill Renaming NASA Facility For West Virginian Katherine Johnson

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Senate passage of legislation he cosponsored honoring the life, legacy, and scientific contributions of famed mathematician and West Virginian Katherine Johnson. The bill would rename the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, after Mrs. Johnson. "I applaud my Senate colleagues for passing this legislation, which I was … Continue Reading


September 25, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $926K For West Virginia Infrastructure Projects

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $926,558 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for training programs for locators, excavators, and various other small vehicle operators for hazardous material response and damage prevention and pipeline safety programs in West Virginia. "In West Virginia we are blessed with an abundance of energy resources and the ability to … Continue Reading

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