Press Releases

August 08, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Michael Scott Davis At Kanawha County Mine Facility

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of electrician, Michael Scott Davis, as result of an electric shock yesterday in the South Hollow Preparation Plant in Kanawha County. "This afternoon I spoke with Michael Scott Davis' mother and gave our condolences for her loss. As West Virginians, we know that our hardworking and patriotic workers put their lives on the line every day when they enter the mining facilities to help power … Continue Reading


August 08, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding To Support Displaced Workers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $303,369 to support a West Virginia University (WVU) project that would transition workers to develop digital skills in regional areas where traditional industries have left. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). "It is important to bring educational opportunities to West Virginia that give our hard-working … Continue Reading


August 07, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.2 Million For Rural Development And Wastewater Investment Across 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 $1,213,675 for organizations across West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grants and Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants. "Rural businesses, including the many that call West Virginia home, work incredibly hard to invest in their local communities and support the local and state … Continue Reading


August 07, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $7.5 Million For West Virginia Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $7,547,379 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport improvement and construction throughout West Virginia. This funding will help remove obstructions, construct buildings, improve runways and enhance airport quality. "It is crucial for all West Virginia airports to receive the … Continue Reading


August 06, 2019

Manchin Statement On Shooting Of WV State Trooper In Pocahontas County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the shooting last night of West Virginia State Trooper Josh M. Tallman in Pocahontas County. "Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the shooting of State Trooper Josh M. Tallman in the line of duty last night in Pocahontas County. We are always grateful for those who put themselves in harm's way to protect and serve West Virginians. Trooper Tallman's family, friends and loved ones will remain in … Continue Reading


August 05, 2019

Manchin, Toomey Statement On President's Support For Background Check Bill

"This morning, we both separately discussed with President Trump our support for passing our bipartisan legislation to strengthen background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, the dangerously mentally ill, and terrorists while respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners and all Americans. The president showed a willingness to work with us on the issue of strengthening background checks. "Mass shootings and violent gun crimes are tragic American problems. … Continue Reading


August 02, 2019

Manchin Applauds World Scout Jamboree, Sends Off Scouts At Yeager Airport, Celebrates The 24th World Scout Jamboree

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the success of the 24th World Scout Jamboree hosted by Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Leaders from across the world visited the Summit to impart lessons learned and to learn from the Scouts. "For the past two weeks, the eyes of the world were on West Virginia. Our state was the perfect place for the World Scout Jamboree. In keeping with the theme of this year's Jamboree, West Virginia truly … Continue Reading


August 02, 2019

MANCHIN APPLAUDS RAIL EXCURSION MANAGEMENT CO. ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW TRAIN FOR RAILROAD DAYS FESTIVAL

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), applauded the Rail Excursion Management Co. announcement that they will be running their new Autumn Colors Express from Huntington, West Virginia to Hinton, West Virginia from October 25-27, 2019. The Autumn Colors Express will continue the 50 year tradition of the Railroad Days Festival, where passengers travel roundtrip in vintage trains. This announcement comes after Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society, Inc. announced that … Continue Reading


August 01, 2019

GROUP OF BIPARTISAN FORMER GOVERNORS RELEASE JOINT STATEMENT ON WHY THEY VOTED AGAINST BUDGET DEAL

Washington, D.C. - Four former Governors and current U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Tom Carper (D-DE) and Rick Scott (R-FL) released the following statement on why they voted against the budget deal. "We want to thank our colleagues, Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy, for all the work they and their staffs did to put this package together. We recognize that theirs was not an easy task, and we're grateful that they were willing to work so hard to put it together. … Continue Reading


August 01, 2019

Manchin, Graham Introduce Bill To Stengthen U.S. Manufacturers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today introduced the United States Reciprocal Trade Act, which will level the playing field with our foreign trade partners. Companion legislation was introduced by U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) in January 2019. "For far too long, West Virginia has been devastated by unfair trade practices," said Senator Manchin. "Our state has the best workers in the world, and all they need to come out on top is a level … Continue Reading


July 30, 2019

Manchin Attends President's Signing Of The LEGION Act

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) went to the White House to attend the President's signing of his legislation, The Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service (LEGION) Act. This bill will allow all Veterans to join the American Legion, no matter when they served their active duty. Membership in The American Legion allows Veterans to engage in public service activities, such as supporting Boys and Girls State and Nation, youth mentorship programs, and … Continue Reading


July 30, 2019

MANCHIN ANNOUNCES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION DECISION TO KEEP GREEN BANK OBSERVATORY OPEN

Washington, D.C. - Senator Manchin (D-WV) announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) decision to keep the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County open. In 2012, NSF recommended divesting the facility. In response, as a member of the Appropriations Committee overseeing NSF's budget, Senator Manchin made sure to include provisions in the 2018 spending bill preventing NSF from divesting itself of facilities and encouraging it to work with federal, academic, and private sector … Continue Reading


July 26, 2019

MANCHIN BILL TO EXPAND GI BILL FOR STUDENT VETERANS TO BE SIGNED BY PRESIDENT

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), today applauded the Senate passage of his bill, the Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act. This legislation, which passed the House of Representatives in June, will expand the GI Bill for Veterans seeking careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The bill changes the hourly requirements for student Veterans earning STEM degrees to help them fully utilize their scholarships. "It is great to see the Senate and the House … Continue Reading


July 25, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $910K FOR HEAD START PROGRAMS

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $910,604 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Community Action of Southeastern West Virginia which will support Head Start programs across West Virginia. "I firmly believe that all children deserve a quality education and foundation, no matter their background. Head Start programs provide our students with … Continue Reading


July 25, 2019

MANCHIN QUESTIONS WVU AND NETL OFFICIALS ABOUT APPALACHIAN STORAGE HUB

To watch a video of Senator Manchin's opening remarks click here. To watch a video of Senator Manchin's questioning click here. Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, questioned Dr. Brian Anderson, Director of the National Energy Technology Lab and Dr. John Deskins, Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at West Virginia University during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources … Continue Reading


July 25, 2019

MANCHIN INTRODUCES BILL TO EXTEND FLOOD INSURANCE ASSISTANCE TO PROTECT WEST VIRGINIANS FROM LOSING ASSISTANCE

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced the Group Flood Insurance Policy Extension Act, legislation that would extend the current Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) under Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to account for the delayed obligation of $106 million in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery funds provided by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. If this bill isn't passed, close to 550 West Virginia households will lose flood insurance … Continue Reading


July 25, 2019

MANCHIN REINTRODUCES BUTCH LEWIS ACT, REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO SOLVING PENSION CRISIS

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), former Member of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, led 30 Senators in reintroducing the Butch Lewis Act in the Senate as the House of Representatives passed the bill last night. The Butch Lewis Act would address the pension crisis threatening the retirement of more than 1.3 million workers and retirees nationwide and putting small businesses across the country in jeopardy. "I firmly believe that no one … Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

WV DELEGATION URGES PRESIDENT TRUMP TO DECLARE FEDERAL DISASTER AFTER WEST VIRGINIA FLASH FLOODS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3), wrote a letter to President Trump to express their full support for Governor Jim Justice's request for a federal disaster declaration for the state of West Virginia. On June 29th, flash floods and evacuations took place throughout five counties in West Virginia producing up to five inches of rain. The letter said in part, "As … Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

MANCHIN: COMMERCE MAPPING BILL GOOD FIRST STEP BUT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today praised the passage of the Broadband DATA (Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability) Act (S. 1822) out of the Senate Commerce Committee but highlighted the need for provisions from his bill, the Map Improvement Act (S.1485), that provide funding and technical assistance to state and local governments. Of the 89,004 local governments, 573 tribes, and 50 states that were automatically eligible to participate in the Mobility Fund … Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE $446K FOR AIR QUALITY PROGRAMS

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $446,716 from the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Particulate Matter 2.5 Monitoring Program. This program helps monitor and evaluate the air quality in West Virginia. Programs like this ensure the public's health and the environment are protected. "One of my … Continue Reading

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