Press Releases

November 15, 2016

Manchin Votes to Add Gold Star Family Stories to Veterans History Project

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today voted for the Gold Star Families Voices Act that would allow Gold Star Families to add their collection of video and audio recordings of biographical histories by immediate family members of Fallen service members to the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center. This legislation passed the Senate by a vote of 97-0 and is on its way to the President for his signature. "Allowing Gold Star Families to add their service … Continue Reading


November 15, 2016

Manchin Statement on New Jobs in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the announcement that Bombardier will expand the West Virginia Air Center that provides maintenance services for Bombardier-manufactured commercial aircrafts. "I am thrilled that Bombardier is continuing to invest in West Virginia. This is great news for the residents of Bridgeport and the entire state of West Virginia. Years of strategic investments, fiscally-responsible policies, and a well-trained, … Continue Reading


November 11, 2016

Manchin Statement on Leader Reid's Statement

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) comments regarding Donald Trump. "Senator Harry Reid's statement today attacking President-elect Trump is wrong! It is an absolute embarrassment to the Senate as an institution, our Democratic party, and the nation. I want to be very clear, he does not speak for me. As difficult as it is for anyone to lose an election, the American people have spoken and Donald Trump is … Continue Reading


November 11, 2016

Manchin: Americans Owe our Liberties, Freedoms to our Veterans

Washington, D.C. - In honor of Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) encouraged West Virginians to recognize the sacrifices and contributions and thank our nation's Veterans not just on Veterans Day, but every day. Today Senator Manchin celebrated Veterans Day at Capital High School in Charleston, where he also awarded a Purple Heart to the family of West Virginia Veteran, John Himelrick."I've always said that West Virginia is one of the most patriotic states in the country," Senator … Continue Reading


November 03, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce more than $1 Million for Maternal and Child Health Services in West Virginia

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $1,162,326 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that will support the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Services programs. The funding will support programs with the goals of increasing healthy pregnancies, improving birth outcomes and reducing infant mortality. "We know that lifelong health starts with a healthy pregnancy, so … Continue Reading


November 02, 2016

Manchin, Capito, Jenkins Provide Information on How to Submit Public Comment on the Future of Green Bank Observatory

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-WV) are providing West Virginians with information on public meetings and how to submit public comments on the future of the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold two public meetings on November 9th and accept written public comments until November 19th. "Our state takes enormous pride in the awe-inspiring scientific … Continue Reading


November 01, 2016

Manchin, Group of Senators Call on DEA, Justice Department to Explain Reduction of Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors

Senators express concerns that DEA, in coordination with DOJ, scaled back enforcement against violators, allowing more legal controlled substances to enter the illicit drug market as opioid epidemic exploded Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined a group of senators in sending a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) questioning both agencies about lax enforcement efforts against wholesale opioid distributors that may have … Continue Reading


October 31, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Grant to Increase Testing and Diagnosis of Hepatitis B and C

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that a $65,673 grant has been awarded to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs & TB Prevention. This funding will be used to increase testing for viral Hepatitis and to connect those living with the disease to care and treatment services. "The opioid crisis … Continue Reading


October 28, 2016

Manchin Announces Service Academy Nominations

Recommends 40 students from 17 counties-Berkeley, Boone, Cabell, Greenbrier, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Mason, Mineral, Monongalia, Monroe, Ohio, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, and Wirt Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced today that he will nominate 40‎ West Virginia students from 17 counties to the U.S. service academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West … Continue Reading


October 27, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More than $9 Million in Economic Development Grants

EDA and ARC funding will support programs throughout West Virginia and in hard-hit coal communities WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced several grants through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) totaling $9,335,158. This funding aims to grow West Virginia's economy and will support a variety of projects and programs in Cabell, Kanawha, Marion, Mercer, Mingo, Monongalia, … Continue Reading


October 27, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Investments to Boost Economy and Create Jobs in Bluefield

Bluefield will benefit from more than $2 million EDA investment Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that Bluefield will receive $2,040,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to invest in development of an industrial incubator to serve start-up businesses in Bluefield. This region has been hit particularly hard by the decline in coal production, and this investment will help to strengthen the regional economy. The … Continue Reading


October 26, 2016

Manchin Pleased Secretary Carter Halted National Guard Clawbacks

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter decision to halt the National Guard bonus clawbacks. The Pentagon was trying to take back $20 million in bonuses that were given to thousands of National Guard service members and veterans when they enlisted. "Since the beginning of this great nation, the National Guard played a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of Americans. As a member of the Senate … Continue Reading


October 25, 2016

Manchin Announces Launch of Statewide Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative

Mallinckrodt is donating 55,000 drug deactivation pouches to the state - 1,000 to every county Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined elected officials and community leaders at Winfield Middle School, during National Red Ribbon Week to unveil a statewide drug prevention initiative. Mallinckrodt has pledged to donate 55,000 drug deactivation pouches to the state to ensure proper disposal of unused or outdated prescription medications. Each of the 55 counties will … Continue Reading


October 24, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.7 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 $1,710,060 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. The $1.7 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 … Continue Reading


October 19, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.6 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 $2,683,773 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. The $2.6 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 … Continue Reading


October 13, 2016

Monongalia County Receives High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Designation

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) applauded the designation of Monongalia County, West Virginia as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Monongalia is one of 18 counties nationwide that was announced by Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli. The HIDTA designation will enable Monongalia County to receive federal resources to further the coordination and … Continue Reading


October 11, 2016

Manchin Welcomes Chairman Wheeler to West Virginia

Manchin hosted Chairman Wheeler at locations throughout West Virginia to meet with key stakeholders from West Virginia's communication technology sector Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler in West Virginia to meet with key stakeholders from West Virginia's communication technology sector. Senator Manchin and Chairman Wheeler hosted an Innovation and Broadband Connectivity Roundtable, visited Union … Continue Reading


October 07, 2016

Manchin and Capito Statement on Patriot Voluntary Employee Beneficial Association Letter

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued this joint statement about a Patriot Voluntary Employee Beneficial Association (Patriot VEBA) letter notifying beneficiaries it will run out of money on December 31, 2016. The letter was sent to approximately 12,500 coal mine retirees and their dependents, including 5,000 West Virginians, on October 5, 2016: "It's no secret that America's coal communities are suffering, and this letter is just the … Continue Reading


October 06, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $200K for Rural Business Development in West Virginia

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $191,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development program. Four organizations in Barbour, Hardy and Monroe counties will use this funding for individual business development projects. "These investments in our rural communities will provide much needed resources to West Virginia small businesses," Senator Manchin said. "Helping local businesses to expand is a … Continue Reading


October 06, 2016

Delegation Urges HUD to Allocate Funding to West Virginia Flood Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) and Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.), sent a letter to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro in support of disaster recovery funding for West Virginia from the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG) program included in the recently passed Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, … Continue Reading

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