Press Releases

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


June 23, 2017

Manchin presents West Virginian and former intern with prestigious Congressional Award Gold Medal

Washington, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) presented Alonzo Webb of Ridgeley with the Congressional Award Gold Medal after accomplishing impressive goals in four areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. The voluntary participants can earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver or Gold Medals based on their level of achievement. Alonzo dedicated the last two years to completing … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Manchin Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Historic Flooding in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the historic flooding in West Virginia. "Last June, we lost 23 of our own here in West Virginia after tragic flooding hit our state. Families, communities and businesses were devastated. But, as we always do in times of challenge and trial, West Virginians banded strongly together. Local fire halls and churches were food pantries and safe havens. First responders and … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Manchin Statement on the Republican Healthcare Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Republican Healthcare bill that was released to the public today. "I agree with President Trump that the House bill needed more heart, and it seems that the Senate bill needs more soul. Based on my initial review, the healthcare bill released by Republican Leadership today appears to be as bad of a deal for West Virginia as the House bill. It maintains severe cuts to Medicaid, raises costs for seniors, … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Manchin Thanks Secretary Perry for Accepting His Invitation to Come to West Virginia

Secretary Perry will visit West Virginia in July Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today thanked U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Perry for accepting his invitation to visit West Virginia in July. It will be Secretary Perry's first official visit to West Virginia. He will join Senators Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to visit research and development hubs across the state. "I'm looking forward to showing our beautiful state to my good friend Secretary Perry in … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Manchin and Moran Call on FCC to Expand Broadband Access in Rural America

Manchin, Moran lead effort to expand rural broadband deployment through the Remote Areas Fund Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), today sent a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward with the Remote Areas Fund (RAF). The Senators urged the FCC to structure the RAF in a manner that expands broadband access to the tens of thousands of West Virginians and Kansans living in rural and remote areas. The Senators said in … Continue Reading


June 21, 2017

Manchin Gets Commitment from FCC Chairman to Fix Broadband Coverage Gaps in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned U.S. Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai on broadband gaps in West Virginia when he testified in front of the Appropriations Financial Services Subcommittee on the FY 2018 budget. Senator Manchin secured a commitment to bring more broadband service to West Virginia and rural communities around the country. He asked Chairman Pai to work with Congress and the Appropriations committee in order to … Continue Reading


June 20, 2017

Manchin Meets with West Virginians Opposed to the House Healthcare Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) met with a group of about 50 West Virginians who were in Washington, D.C. to voice their concerns with the House healthcare bill and how it will impact West Virginia. "I was glad to meet with people representing West Virginia in Washington today to hear more about how the House healthcare bill would affect families across the state," Senator Manchin said. "West Virginians are making sure that their voices are heard and I thank everyone … Continue Reading


June 20, 2017

Manchin Celebrates West Virginia's 154th Birthday

Washington, D.C. - To commemorate the Mountain State's 154th birthday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) shared West Virginia's state food, the pepperoni roll, with all of his colleagues in the U.S. Senate and invited them to the West Virginia State Society celebration on June 28th. "The State of West Virginia was founded during the Civil War by patriots who were willing to risk their lives in a united pursuit of justice and freedom," Senator Manchin said. "Since our state was forged through … Continue Reading


June 20, 2017

Manchin Releases Report Detailing How the House Healthcare Bill Would Worsen the Opioid Crisis

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a report detailing how the House Healthcare bill would worsen the opioid crisis in West Virginia after participating in a conference call with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli and other law enforcement officials. "Now is not the time to reduce and eliminate the critical funding being used to fight the opioid epidemic," Senator Manchin said. "As many as 2.8 million Americans with a substance use … Continue Reading

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