Press Releases

March 23, 2020

Manchin Fights For West Virginia Healthcare Workers On Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today spoke on the Senate Floor about the lack of adequate funding to protect healthcare professionals as they fight on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Republican proposal protects Wall Street instead of helping those on the front lines, our healthcare providers, and small businesses. To watch Senator Manchin's speech please click here. "This comes down to, can we give people the confidence that we can rise to the occasion to … Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Manchin Statement On Stay-At-Home Order For West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after Governor Justice declared the stay-at-home order for West Virginia. "This afternoon Governor Justice made the decision to place West Virginia under a stay-at-home order beginning at 8pm on Tuesday, March 24th. I urge every West Virginian to abide by this order. We must come together to do the difficult things required to slow the spread of COVID-19. This outbreak is serious and the only option is to … Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

Manchin: Funding Package Does Not Support Hospitals, Healthcare Professionals Or Workers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today voted against moving forward with the latest Republican proposal for the third coronavirus funding package. He urges Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to come to the table and craft a bipartisan bill that improves our ability to treat COVID-19, protects those on the front lines, helps hard working Americans, and supports small businesses. "Mitch McConnell's proposal fails miserably at protecting the people most impacted by COVID-19. It … Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

Manchin Calls On West Virginians To Adhere To Federal Recommendations

Washington, D.C. - Today, after speaking with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to discuss the situation in West Virginia, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is sharing clear and specific social distancing and safety recommendations every West Virginian should be implementing to slow the spread of COVID-19. "This morning I spoke with Dr. Fauci, a trusted medical expert on COVID-19, about the specifics challenges we are facing here in … Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Manchin Requests Update On Medical Supplies From Coronavirus Task Force

Washington, D.C. - In light of the outcry from West Virginia healthcare professionals across the state, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today requested an update from the coronavirus taskforce on the stockpiles of medical supplies available across the United States. Senator Manchin's letter says in part, "Given the scale of the threat that COVID-19 poses to public health, responding to the outbreak is placing substantial strain on state, local, territorial, and tribal public health agencies' … Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Manchin Hears From West Virginia Teachers Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a call with the West Virginia American Federation of Teachers to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. "West Virginia's teachers are the backbone of our state. During this outbreak, our teachers are going above and beyond their call of duty to ensure our students are still learning, even if they aren't in the classroom. Without a school to go to, 120,000 students in West Virginia could go hungry, … Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Manchin: We Must Support Those On The Front Lines With Medical Supplies

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is calling for West Virginians to support our medical professionals by making medical supplies they need desperately during the coronavirus outbreak. "West Virginians have always supported those on the front lines. Right now, our medical professionals are on the front lines. It's more important now than ever to support them as they fight this virus. Today I'm calling on West Virginians and our companies to be creative and do what they … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Manchin Hears From West Virginia Hospitals, Chamber Of Commerce, Senior Centers Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in separate calls with the West Virginia Hospital Association, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the West Virginia Directors for Senior and Community Services to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. "Across our state people are working around the clock to help West Virginians. These three organizations are providing healthcare to our citizens, supporting the state's economy, and caring for our … Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Manchin Hears From West Virginia Nurses, Doctors Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in separate calls with the West Virginia Nursing Association and the West Virginia State Medical Association to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. "Our nurses, doctors and healthcare providers are on the front lines of this outbreak and we must ensure that they all have the necessary personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other supplies needed so they can care for those affected by the virus without … Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Manchin Statement On Fairmont Regional Medical Center Closing During Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Fairmont Regional Medical Center (FRMC) closing its doors this evening during the coronavirus outbreak. "I have done everything in my power to keep Fairmont Regional Medical Center open and operating. Unfortunately, it is closing tonight. Our state, nation and world are facing an unprecedented pandemic in the wake of the COVID-19 virus outbreak and the closing of FRMC only creates additional … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Manchin Statement On Senate Coronavirus Response Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the Senate voted 90-8 today to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. "While I am frustrated it took us several days to finally pass this emergency funding, I am relieved we did so. This is just the beginning of what America's workers and families are going to need to survive this unprecedented virus. There are good things in this package: free coronavirus testing, expanded unemployment … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Manchin Hears From West Virginia Tourism Industry And Small Businesses On Concerns Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a call with the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. "The tourism industry and small businesses are essential to West Virginia's economy and right now they are making decisions that are devastating to their own businesses to help make our communities safer during the coronavirus outbreak. We have to make sure that these businesses are supported by … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Manchin: We Must Keep Fairmont Regional Open During Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on efforts to keep Fairmont Regional Medical Center (FRMC) open during the coronavirus outbreak. "I am imploring our state government and medical officials to keep medical centers like FRMC open during the outbreak. These facilities are going to be essential to helping provide the necessary healthcare to everyone affected by this deadly virus. West Virginia has the most at risk population in the country … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Manchin Presses VA On Coronavirus Outbreak Plan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today pressed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie on the VA's plans and preparations for the coronavirus outbreak that will disproportionately affect many Veterans. Senator Manchin said in part, "The safety and well-being of every West Virginian must remain our top priority. Veterans across West Virginia have raised their hand to defend and protect our nation and are no strangers to thriving during difficult times. … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Manchin Speaks On Supporting Americans At Risk During Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today spoke on the Senate Floor on the need to support Americans at risk during the coronavirus outbreak. To watch Senator Manchin's speech please click here. "Up until a few days ago my state of West Virginia felt we were immune. There were no cases reported in our state. I knew that wasn't the case and many people knew we weren't testing because the amount of tests needed weren't out there, so people had a false sense of maybe hope or … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Manchin: We Need To Focus On Supporting American Workers, Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on focusing on medical research and supporting American workers and small businesses. "My top priority remains the health and safety of every West Virginian as we fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic. The government's main focus right now must be two-fold: investing in medical research to quickly end this pandemic and supporting the average American worker and small business owners who are being … Continue Reading


March 17, 2020

Manchin Statement On First Confirmed Coronavirus Case In West Virginia And The Closing Of Restaurants, Bars And Casinos

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the first confirmed COVID-19 case in West Virginia in the Eastern Panhandle and on Governor Justice's decision to close restaurants, bars, and casinos while allowing carry out options. "Today Governor Justice has confirmed the first coronavirus case in our state in the Eastern Panhandle. The safety and well-being of every West Virginian must remain our top priority and we all share the responsibility … Continue Reading


March 17, 2020

Manchin Gets Commitment From FDA Commissioner To Expedite Coronavirus Testing For West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke to Dr. Stephen Hahn, the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the urgent need for COVID-19 testing in West Virginia hospitals. Senator Manchin also urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec to provide personal protective equipment (PPEs) which includes gloves, gowns, face shields, and masks, to … Continue Reading


March 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.5 Million For Coronavirus Response In 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 $5,556,448 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the coronavirus response across West Virginia. This funding is through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. "Our state and local public health professionals are vital to addressing and preparing for this coronavirus outbreak. This … Continue Reading


March 17, 2020

WV Delegation Members Send Letter Of Support To FAA For Yeager Airport Runway Extension

Washington, D.C. -West Virginia Congressional delegation members U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representatives Alex Mooney (WV-02) and Carol Miller (WV-03) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson, on Friday to show support for the proposed runway extension at Yeager Airport. Read the full letter below or click here. Dear Mr. Dickson, We write to you on behalf of Yeager Airport (CRW) in Charleston, WV. … Continue Reading

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