Press Releases

August 16, 2018

Manchin Applauds DOJ Opioid Quota Reduction Announcement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauds the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) proposal to reduce opioid production in 2019. The policy would reduce the manufacturing of the six most frequently abuse opioids by an average of ten percent. This reduction is something Senator Manchin has been fighting for consistently over the past two years. "The opioid epidemic has devastated West Virginian families, communities, and economies," Senator … Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Dental Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $370,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Funding will support the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' efforts to improve oral health outcomes. "This grant will help promote oral health in the Mountain State," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading


August 14, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.6 Million for Page-Kincaid Service District's Water Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced a $2,150,000 loan and a $535,000 grant for the Page-Kincaid Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. Funding will go to replace the plant's aging mechanical equipment and upgrade the electrical system. The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (IJDC) … Continue Reading


August 14, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $20 Million to Assist Crime Victims

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $19,865,199 for West Virginia's Division of Justice and West Virginia Legislative Claims Commission. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and will help support crime victims by funding compensation payments and enhancing state services. "Handing justice to victims of crimes is a coveted … Continue Reading


August 07, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $650,000 for WVU Brain Scanner

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia University has been granted $655,649 by the Department of Health and Human Services to support Position Emission Tomography-Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Imagery (PET-EPRI). WVU is currently using a PET-EPRI machine to map intracellular physiology and extracellular parameters of the brains of ambulatory subjects. "Well-funded research … Continue Reading


August 03, 2018

Manchin Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Pre-Existing Conditions with Clergy in Wheeling

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a roundtable discussion with leaders from West Virginia's clergy in Wheeling today to discuss the lawsuit threatening West Virginians' pre-existing conditions protections. Right now, 20 U.S. Attorneys General, including the Attorney General of West Virginia, are suing to allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. This is the third roundtable discussion with clergy Senator … Continue Reading


August 03, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce Marshall University Diabetes Research Grant

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Marshall University $440,405 for diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic research. The funding will help aid research in the identification of diabetes susceptibility genes through integrated functional genomics analysis of gene-diet interaction. "Innovation stems from … Continue Reading


August 02, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million in Health Care Grants

Washington D.C.- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced two grants totaling $1,278,441 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health information systems and research. "Innovation in science can lead to medical breakthroughs that can save and improve lives," Senator Manchin said. "I am pleased that these West Virginian institutions are being recognized with this federal funding so they can … Continue Reading


August 02, 2018

Manchin and Capito Lead Bipartisan Group Urging Senate Leadership to Reauthorize LWCF

Washington, DC - Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a bipartisan group of Senators in a letter urging the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before its expiration on September 30, 2018. "The LWCF is one of the country's best conservation programs, preserving public lands and ensuring access to outdoor recreation in rural and urban areas," the letter states. "For the last half century, it has … Continue Reading


August 02, 2018

Manchin Votes to Pass Spending Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured funding for top West Virginia priorities in the Minibus that was just passed by the Senate. The spending package includes funding for the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, Financial Services and General Government, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Senator Manchin authored provisions to investigate and prevent the smuggling of illicit fentanyl from China, … Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Manchin Files Amicus Brief to Protect Religious Freedom

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined 108 of his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives and Senate in filing an amicus brief to stand up for religious freedom for our fallen soldiers. "The right to religious freedom is a key principle of our nation's founding for which generations of servicemen and servicewomen have sacrificed their lives," Senator Manchin said. "It would disgrace their memory to strip this right away from them in death. This issue not only … Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million in Head Start Funding for Raleigh County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,084,025 for the Raleigh County Community Action Association through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Head Start. Funding will support Early Head Start programs for Raleigh County youth and mothers. "It's never too early to start preparing our children for success in the classroom," Senator Manchin said. "Head Start … Continue Reading


July 31, 2018

Manchin Applauds President Trump for Signing Career and Technical Education Act Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded President Trump for signing the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This legislation will provide funding for CTE programs and stands as the largest federal investment in America's high schools, as well as a significant source of support for postsecondary institutions. The reauthorization passed the Senate unanimously last week. "I have always strongly supported this legislation and am glad the … Continue Reading


July 31, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $800,000 in Funding For WV Airports

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $846,829 in funding for airport enhancements in Marion, Wayne, and Braxton Counties. The grant is allocated for infrastructure repairs and improvements. "Quality airports improve West Virginia's economy and connect West Virginian communities to goods and services," Senator Manchin said. "I am pleased that West Virginians are going to benefit … Continue Reading


July 31, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $2.9 Million for Cowen Public Service District

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $2.9 million for the Cowen Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will go toward extending wastewater service to approximately 160 customers in Upperglade, West Virginia. "Inadequate sewer systems threaten public health and quality of life for rural communities," Senator Manchin … Continue Reading


July 31, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $2.7 Million for West Virginia Healthcare

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,773,296 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for various healthcare programs across West Virginia. "This significant funding will support a variety of programs throughout West Virginia including school health programs, public health education programs, mental health and substance abuse programs and cutting edge medical … Continue Reading


July 30, 2018

Manchin Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his meeting today with Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. "Today, Judge Kavanaugh and I had a productive meeting and talked about his experience, record and a variety of issues that will impact West Virginians, including his views on healthcare. The Supreme Court may ultimately decide the fate of pre-existing conditions protections for nearly 800,000 West Virginians and will personally impact … Continue Reading


July 27, 2018

Manchin Requests Information From West Virginia Healthcare Providers on 2019 Rates

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) asked CareSource and Highmark for information on how they are determining their rate premiums for 2019. Specifically, Senator Manchin wants to know if Congressional Republican efforts to dismantle the healthcare system were taken in to consideration when deciding premium rates for 2019. Senator Manchin said in part: "Last year, West Virginians were hit with double digit rate increases, increasing West Virginians' premiums by $71 per month. In … Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

ICYMI: Manchin Again Reads Letter from West Virginians About Importance of Protecting Coverage for those with Pre-Existing Conditions on the Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) took to the Senate floor for the second time to read letters from West Virginians about the importance of continuing to require insurance companies to cover those with pre-existing conditions. An ongoing lawsuit, led by 20 U.S. Attorneys General, including the Attorney General of West Virginia, and no longer being defended by the U.S. Department of Justice, would allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West Virginians with … Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

Senate Unanimously Adopts Manchin Amendment to Investigate Illicit Chinese Fentanyl

Washington, D.C. - The Senate adopted U.S. Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) amendment to a package of appropriations bills that would appropriate $1 million to go toward investigating how to prevent illicit fentanyl from China from entering the United States. The amendment passed 99-0. "Today, the drug epidemic is not only fueled by prescriptions and drug cartels but also by illicit fentanyl from China. Just two milligrams of fentanyl will kill most people. This amendment is simple - it … Continue Reading

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