Press Releases

July 10, 2017

Manchin Applauds FDA Decision to Add Immediate Release Opioids to the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to strengthen training and prescribing practices for immediate release opioids by adding them to the FDA's Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). Senator Manchin has fought for years to convince the FDA to recognize the dangers of opioid medications and take steps to reduce the risk to patients. This is a significant step because approximately 90 percent of the 200 … Continue Reading


July 10, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $1.5 Million for Flood Recovery in Clay County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced West Virginia will receive $1,464,105 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist in efforts to recover from the June 2016 floods. The funds have been awarded to the Clay County Board of Education to complete repairs on facilities at the Clay County High School football … Continue Reading


July 10, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $2.8 Million for West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced a total of $2,826,948 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) will be awarded to Head Start programs in West Virginia. "Programs like Head Start are imperative to ensuring academic success in communities across our state," Senator Manchin said. "Every West Virginia child deserves the best chance at a bright future. With this funding, our families and children will have … Continue Reading


July 07, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $45k for Restoration of Civil War Battlefields in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $44,525.95 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Interior for the restoration of West Virginia's Shepherdstown Battlefield in Jefferson County. This funding will be used to preserve over 14 acres of historic battle grounds in West Virginia. "As a state born out of the Civil War, West Virginia's earliest history is directly tied to the battlefields where our ancestors sacrificed … Continue Reading


July 06, 2017

Manchin Welcomes Secretary Perry to West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined members of the West Virginia delegation in welcoming U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to West Virginia. They toured the Longview Power Plant in Maidsville and the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown. "I was thrilled to show my good friend Secretary Perry around my great state of West Virginia and show him all we have to offer," Senator Manchin said. "Longview Power Plant and the National Energy Technology … Continue Reading


July 06, 2017

Manchin Applauds Decision by Endo International to Remove Opioid Pain Medication from Market

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded Endo International's decision to voluntarily pull its opioid pain medication, Opana ER, from the market. Last month, Senator Manchin and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked Endo International to cease selling the medication after determining that the drug's risks outweighed its medical benefits and that it was contributing to the opioid epidemic in West Virginia and across the country. "I'm glad to see that Endo … Continue Reading


July 05, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $19 Million for West Virginian Health Care Centers

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $19,212,223 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for health centers throughout West Virginia. "Every West Virginia community deserves quality healthcare facilities and this funding will support the health centers that provide the primary and preventive care that many West Virginians rely on," Senator Manchin said. "I will continue to advocate for organizations … Continue Reading


July 05, 2017

Manchin Supports Plan to Restore National Forest

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today, following a meeting between Frank Jezioro, the Senator's Sportsmen and Natural Resources Liaison, and Clyde Thompson, Monongahela National Forest Supervisor, issued the following statement of support for forest restoration projects in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. Currently, the Monongahela National Forest is on target to harvest 11.1 million board feet of timber. "As a lifelong hunter myself, I understand the … Continue Reading


June 30, 2017

Manchin Statement on Fourth of July

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of the Fourth of July. "Every July Fourth, America comes together to celebrate the birth of our great nation and remember the values and truths that our Founding Fathers declared hundreds of years ago. The United States of America is still the greatest country on Earth and the hope of the world, even with all our challenges and troubles. It is up to us to keep our torch of freedom burning … Continue Reading


June 30, 2017

Manchin Speaks at National Youth Science Camp Senate Luncheon

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke today at the senate luncheon for the National Youth Science Camp. The luncheon is held by the National Youth Science Foundation as a part of its summer STEM camp. The participants of the National Youth Science Camp are chosen through a rigorous selection process overseen by each state's governor. Two participants are selected from each state and the District of Columbia. The 2017 West Virginia delegates are Isabel Mirfakhraie and Joseph … Continue Reading


June 30, 2017

Manchin Announces Nearly $8.5 Million in Funding for West Virginia Housing Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $8,452,315 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing programs across West Virginia. "West Virginians understand the importance of helping our neighbors who fall into hard times," Senator Manchin said. "This funding will ensure that communities across West Virginia have the resources needed to improve public housing, promote safe living environments, and help families, children, … Continue Reading


June 30, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $894K for WVSU to Support Research Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that $894,348 will be awarded to West Virginia State University (WVSU) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to support research programs in food and agricultural sciences at historically black land-grant colleges and universities. This grant was given through the 1890 Institution Teaching, Research, and Extension Capacity Building … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Manchin Applauds Introduction of Comprehensive Bipartisan Energy Bill

This legislation includes Senator Manchin's provisions on carbon capture, utilization and sequestration, federal buildings energy efficiency, and LWCF Washington, D.C. - As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the bipartisan introduction of S. 1460, the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017, by Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell. This comprehensive energy bill builds on the Energy Policy Modernization … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $800K in Funding for West Virginia Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced a total of $799,071 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for airports in Marshall, Greenbrier, and Upshur counties. The grants will be used to increase safety and efficiency of airport terminal and runway operations. "I'm pleased to see this funding head to Marshall, Greenbrier and Upshur County Airports," Senator Manchin said. "As a pilot myself, I understand how … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Manchin Leads Letter Urging Department of Commerce to Protect Industries in West Virginia

Senator Manchin stresses the effects on the aluminum and steel industries if China would be considered a "market economy" Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) in a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross urging him to continue treating China as a nonmarket economy when enforcing U.S. trade laws. West Virginia's steel and aluminum industries in particular have been … Continue Reading


June 28, 2017

Manchin Statement on EPA & Army Corp's WOTUS Annoucment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the joint proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers. It is the first step toward reversing the Obama-era "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule that expanded the types of waterways subject to federal regulation. "I'm happy to see these agencies moving forward with re-evaluating this rule which was overly burdensome to a huge number of economic activities in … Continue Reading


June 26, 2017

Manchin Statement on Congressional Budget Office Score of the Republican Healthcare Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the Republican Healthcare bill. "In early May, the House of Representatives passed a healthcare bill that President Trump said had no heart and now Senate Republicans have proposed a bill that has no soul. Republicans wrote this bill behind closed doors, without input from their constituents, Democrats and even from members of their own party. Just like … Continue Reading


June 26, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $1.3 Million for Black Lung Clinics Program

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,291,231 in funding for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the Black Lung Coal Miner Clinics Program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "Our coal miners have mined the coal that keeps our lights on, heats our homes, and powers our businesses," Senator Manchin said. "Every miner who suffers from black lung disease should receive the best … Continue Reading


June 26, 2017

Momentum Builds for Manchin Efforts to Expand Broadband Access in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) followed up the commitment from U.S. Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai to help close broadband gaps in West Virginia by building support for his Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017 with the bill's seventh co-sponsor. The Rural Wireless Act would require the FCC to improve the way it collects mobile broadband coverage data, which is necessary to expand broadband deployment in West Virginia. "Over twenty … Continue Reading


June 23, 2017

Manchin Joins White Sulphur Springs Community on One-Year Anniversary of Flooding

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. - In remembrance of the 23 lives lost in last year's historic flooding, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today joined members of the White Sulphur Springs community for a trio of events paying tribute to those who perished and everyone who has worked to recover and rebuild. Three new landmarks were dedicated today, including a memorial in Old Mill Park designed to honor the eight people who lost their lives in White Sulphur Springs. Two new parks on Mill Hill Drive - … Continue Reading

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