Press Releases

June 06, 2017

Manchin Joins Colleagues in Asking for Highest Level of Funding to Support Black Lung Health Clinics

Washington, D.C. - As a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) along with Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have requested the highest level of funding in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) to support black lung health clinics that serve West Virginia's coal miners. In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on … Continue Reading


June 06, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $4.6 Million to Head Start Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced a total of $4,617,932 will be awarded to the Kanawha County Board of Education and the AFL-CIO Appalachian Council. The funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will allow Head Start programs in the state to continue to provide critical nutrition, health, education and social services to local children and families. "It … Continue Reading


June 05, 2017

Manchin Cosponsors Resolution Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Unification of Jerusalem

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) cosponsored a bipartisan resolution recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Unification of Jerusalem (S. Res 176). "The Unification of Jerusalem in 1967 is a significant event in the history of the State of Israel," Senator Manchin said. "That year became a pivotal moment for the holy city of Jerusalem as the State of Israel abolished laws of religious persecution and allowed the city to become a home for people of all religions to freely … Continue Reading


June 05, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Bluefield and Logan Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced a total of $390,224 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for airports in Bluefield and Logan. The grants will be used to restore and repair airport and runway areas. "As a pilot myself, I understand how important it is that we maintain the infrastructure at our rural airports," Senator Manchin said. "This funding will enable Mercer and Logan County Airports to … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Manchin Delivers Remarks at Huntington Regional Health Summit

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the Huntington Regional Health Summit sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital to deliver remarks concerning health care for West Virginians. "Our medical professionals know better than anyone the health care challenges facing West Virginians. We have a lot of work to do here at home - and especially at the federal level - to improve our healthcare system. I have said from the beginning that we must commit to making … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Manchin Statement on President's Decision to Leave the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the President's decision to leave the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). "While I believe that the United States and the world should continue to pursue a cleaner energy future, I do not believe that the Paris Agreement ensures a balance between our environment and the economy. To find that balance, we should seek agreements that prioritize the … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $5 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that West Virginia has been awarded more than $5.4 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. "In West Virginia, we have a long tradition of neighbors helping neighbors," Senator Manchin said. "The value of serving your community and nation cannot be overstated. I am pleased that … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Manchin Urges West Virginians to Send Him Questions to Ask Former FBI Director Comey

Washington, D.C. - As he prepares for former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey to testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, June 8th at 10 a.m. in open session, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is asking West Virginians to send questions they would like him to ask Director Comey on their behalf to Intel_Hearing@Manchin.Senate.Gov. "My role on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence puts me in a unique position and I take my … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million in Funding For Revitalization Efforts in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1.6 million in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for revitalization efforts in West Virginia. This funding will be used to help local governments redevelop vacant and unused properties, transforming communities and local economies. "Since, the founding of our state, West Virginians have always been hardworking and refused to accept the state quo. Today, as we work to … Continue Reading


May 31, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce New Assistance to Firefighters Grants for WV Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced $309,869 in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire departments in Springfield and Shepherdstown. The grants awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program will help local fire departments purchase new equipment to use in emergency situations. "Our brave firefighters and ‎first responders put their lives on the line every day to keep … Continue Reading


May 29, 2017

Manchin Statement on Memorial Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day. "On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the courageous service of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. It's because of their commitment, bravery and valor that we remain a safe, strong and secure nation. As Americans and as West Virginians, today we show our deepest gratitude and come together to show our lasting respects. "We also honor and support … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Manchin Leads Colleagues in Discussion of Opioid Epidemic on the Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) lead Senate colleagues from both sides of the aisle in a discussion on the Senate floor today to discuss the impact the opioid epidemic is having across America and how the Senate can work together to stop it. Senator Manchin read a letter from Shadd Baisden from Dingess, West Virginia. Senator Manchin said in part: "Today I lead my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to bring attention to a national crisis that is devastating our … Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Manchin Statement on Congressional Budget Office Score of the House of Representatives 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 U.S. House of Representative healthcare legislation. "The House of Representatives passed this healthcare law quickly and without waiting to see the impact it will have on the most vulnerable Americans. They were motivated by politics, not people. The CBO score proves what we already knew to be true - this bill is bad for West Virginians. I have … Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Manchin and Capito Welcome West Virginia Veterans to Washington

West Virginia's "Always Free Honor Flight" brings 25 Veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and in the United States to D.C. Manchin presents Veterans with Congressional Record Statements to honor their service Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) proudly welcomed 25 Veterans from West Virginia to the nation's capital for the eighth "Always Free Honor Flight." Senator Manchin provided each Veteran with a … Continue Reading


May 23, 2017

Manchin Statement on the President's 2018 Budget Proposal

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT'S 2018 BUDGET PROPOSAL Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the President's 2018 budget proposal. As written, the proposal would cut funding from programs that West Virginians and the state's economy rely on. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin will carefully scrutinize the President's budget to see how it will impact West Virginia. "While the President's proposed budget … Continue Reading


May 22, 2017

Manchin Attends New Greenbrier VA Outpatient Clinic Opening

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the grand opening of the new Greenbrier VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Ronceverte. "For three years the Veterans in Greenbrier County and the surrounding communities have been without a permanent outpatient clinic," Senator Manchin said. "This was simply unacceptable to me and to our local Veterans, so we got to work. Together with the Vietnam Veterans of Greenbrier County - especially Jim Smith and Jim … Continue Reading


May 22, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $8.5 Million for Health Clinics in Huntington and Baker

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $8,535,702 to health centers in Huntington and Baker. The funding will be used to support the medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmaceutical services the centers provide. "Both Valley Health Systems and E.A. Hawse Health Center provide critically important care to the communities they serve," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading


May 19, 2017

Manchin Statement on Miners Death in Wyoming County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of a coal miner in Wyoming County. "As a West Virginian, the loss of a coal miner is always heartbreaking and the loss of Luches Rosser in Wyoming County today is no exception. Today we are reminded of the unimaginable sacrifices our coal miners and their families make. Gayle and I join all West Virginians in sending our thoughts and prayers to the Rosser family." … Continue Reading


May 19, 2017

Manchin Reintroduces Legislation to Simplify Student Loan Repayment Programs

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced legislation to reform federal student loan repayment programs. The Repay Act, originally introduced in 2014, would simplify the complex maze of federal student loan repayment programs by consolidating many of the benefits of current repayment programs into two plans: a fixed repayment plan, based on a 10-year period, and a single, simplified income-driven repayment option. "Higher education is the key to opportunity … Continue Reading


May 18, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More THan $2.3 Million in Funding for Princeton Health Services

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $2,319,878 to the Bluestone Health Association in Princeton. This funding will support the organization and its efforts to expand health services in Southern West Virginia. "This is great news for Princeton and the surrounding communities," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading

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