Press Releases

January 27, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announced $12.8 Million in FEMA Funding for Flood Recovery Efforts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $12,833,232 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. The $12.8 million grant will be used by: The Nicholas County School District for emergency protective measures to secure temporary facilities destroyed or damaged as a result of the historic flooding in West Virginia on June 23. The State of West Virginia - … Continue Reading


January 27, 2017

Manchin Congratulates Mined Minds West Virginia Graduates

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated the eight graduates at the first Mined Minds graduation in West Virginia in Charleston today. Senator Manchin was instrumental in bringing the foundation to West Virginia, which brings software development education, training, and jobs to communities affected by the decline in coal. "I was glad to participate in the first Mined Minds graduation today in Charleston and congratulate the graduates on this great accomplishment," … Continue Reading


January 24, 2017

Manchin Votes to Confirm Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to confirm Governor Nikki Haley as the Ambassador to the United Nations. "Today I voted to confirm Governor Nikki Haley as the Ambassador to the United Nations. Governor Haley met all of her ethics disclosure requirements and I am proud to support her nomination. I believe that Governor Haley has the poise and leadership needed to represent the United States as Ambassador to the United Nations and … Continue Reading


January 24, 2017

Manchin Applauds President Trump's Executive Order On Keystone XL Pipeline

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on President Trump's executive order advancing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. "What this country needs is more jobs, and that is why I have always been a proponent of the Keystone XL Pipeline and was an original cosponsor of legislation approving the Keystone XL Pipeline project. As I've said before, we must address the critical issues of moving America toward energy independence, while … Continue Reading


January 23, 2017

Manchin Votes to Confirm Director Pompeo

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to confirm the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mike Pompeo. "Today I voted to confirm Mike Pompeo as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. As a former Governor, I understand how crucial it is for an executive leader to have his team in place, especially his security team, as soon as possible. Director Pompeo has had a distinguished career in public service and I … Continue Reading


January 23, 2017

Manchin Supports President Trump's Executive Order Withdrawing from the TPP and Renegotiating NAFTA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) supports the executive order the President signed today that will withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and supports any effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada. "It is no secret that NAFTA has hurt manufacturing jobs in West Virginia and all across the country. This trade agreement moved good manufacturing jobs out of this country, diminishing our economy and … Continue Reading


January 20, 2017

Manchin Votes to Confirm Secretary Kelly

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to confirm the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. "Today I voted to confirm General John Kelly as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary. As a former Governor, I understand how crucial it is for an executive leader to have his team in place, especially his security team, on day one of his administration. Secretary Kelly has served our country proudly for much of … Continue Reading


January 20, 2017

Manchin Votes to Confirm Secretary Mattis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to confirm the U.S. Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis. "Today I voted to confirm General James Mattis as the U.S. Department of Defense Secretary. As a former Governor, I understand how crucial it is for an executive leader to have his team in place, especially his security team, on day one of his administration. Secretary Mattis has a distinguished record of service to our nation and I … Continue Reading


January 20, 2017

Manchin Applauds President Trump's Immediate Commitment to Support Clean Coal Technology

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement applauding President Trump's new policy agenda, outlining the importance of clean coal technology, taking advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil and natural gas reserves, and eliminating devastating policies like the Waters of the U.S. Rule. "I am happy to see the President immediately commit to advance coal technology and fuels that will help our nation ensure reliable baseload … Continue Reading


January 19, 2017

Manchin Statement on Affirmation of Blankenship Conviction

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmation of the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. "Nearly seven years after 29 brave miners were tragically killed at the Upper Big Branch mine, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. No amount of time in jail will heal the hearts of the families who have been forever … Continue Reading


January 17, 2017

Manchin, Capito, Warner, Brown, Heitkamp, Casey, McCaskill, Portman, Kaine, Donnelly, Re-Introduce Miners Protection Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Bob Casey (D-PA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Rob Portman (R-OH), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) today introduced the Miners Protection Act. This legislation would ensure that the federal government and coal operators honor their obligation of lifetime pensions and health benefits to retired miners and their families who are facing … Continue Reading


January 16, 2017

Manchin Congratulates Governor Justice on Inauguration

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the inauguration of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice. "I am proud to wish my friend and the Governor of the great state of West Virginia, Jim Justice, congratulations. I look forward to working with him and his administration throughout his term, and to helping him in any capacity I can to help move our state forward." ### MANCHIN CONGRATULATES GOVERNOR JUSTICE ON … Continue Reading


January 13, 2017

Manchin Announces $285,000 In Funding To Feed West Virginians

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that West Virginia has received $285,000 in funding and 5,000 caseload slots for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). "With more than 23 percent of West Virginia seniors living below the poverty level, I am glad that our state is receiving this funding to help distribute nutritious food to people in need," said Senator Manchin, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "This funding will go a long way in … Continue Reading


January 13, 2017

Manchin Statement on Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today released the following statement on celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. "Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and his legacy as of one of the most inspirational and influential figures in our nation's history. He helped shaped our nation as a courageous leader who brought hope to humanity by peacefully fighting racial injustice and calling for an end to discrimination and segregation. Dr. King dedicated his life to fighting … Continue Reading


January 12, 2017

Manchin Introduces Amendments to Protect Substance Abuse Treatment, Black Lung Coverage

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) filed amendments to the budget resolution in order to protect West Virginians struggling with opioid abuse, coal miners suffering from black lung disease and residents in rural areas who depend on community health centers and local hospitals. "West Virginians struggling with substance abuse, black lung disease and those living in rural areas will lose access to critical healthcare services if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a … Continue Reading


January 12, 2017

Manchin, West Virginia Treatment Facilities Call On State To Use Settlement Money for Substance Abuse Treatment

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Recovery Point West Virginia, Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Children's Home Society of West Virginia, West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association, the West Virginia Primary Care Association, and Kanawha Communities That Care are calling on the state of West Virginia to use the $36 million settled in the case between Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen v. West Virginia to be put towards substance abuse … Continue Reading


January 12, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce $2.4 Million For West Virginia Healthcare Services

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 $2,485,925 to the Cabin Creek Health Center, Inc., Lincoln County Primary Care Center, Wirt County Health Services Association, Inc. and Womencare, Inc. This funding will support these organizations and their efforts to expand comprehensive health services and coordinate care among patients. It will also fund behavioral … Continue Reading


January 11, 2017

Manchin, West Virginia Organizations Announce Research Showing Repeal of ACA Would Cripple Opioid Epidemic Fight

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and prominent organizations and healthcare service providers in West Virginia, announce research by Harvard and New York University that shows repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would cut $5.5 billion per year from the fight against the opioid epidemic. The removal of this critical funding would lead to increased deaths, homelessness and incarcerations and would adversely affect states with opioid challenges. "Repealing the Affordable … Continue Reading


January 10, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $4.8 Million for West Virginia Healthcare and Education

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that $4,821,155 will be awarded to the MountainHeart Community Services, Roane Co. Family Health Care, Raleigh County Community Action Association and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services. This funding will support Head Start programs in Raleigh County and Oceana, West Virginia. It will also fund maternal and child health services for families in West Virginia and support … Continue Reading


January 10, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce New Funding from Appalachian Regional Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced grant funding totaling $761,057 for three West Virginia projects in Princeton, Bradshaw and Huntington. The funding will be used to map 30 sewer systems in 11 counties, implement a sanitary sewer upgrade plan, and finance a self-sufficiency educational program. "The support from Appalachian Regional Commission enables these communities to invest in infrastructure upgrades and workforce … Continue Reading

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