Press Releases

July 07, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $900,000 for Rural Healthcare Initiatives In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced a total of $949,992 will be awarded to the West Virginia University (WVU) Telehealth Network Grant Program and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. "Every West Virginian deserves access to quality healthcare," Senator Manchin said. "This funding will help enable the WVU Telehealth Network to continue utilizing important technologies to serve rural health centers throughout West … Continue Reading


July 06, 2016

Manchin Applauds Administration's Actions to Address the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Administration's new efforts to combat the prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic. These additional actions will expand access to treatment, strengthen prescription drug monitoring, enable safe disposal of unneeded drugs, and accelerate research on pain and opioid misuse and overdose. "With this announcement, the Administration has demonstrated its commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic but it is now time for … Continue Reading


July 06, 2016

Manchin Statement On President's Decision On Afghanistan Troop Withdrawals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement after the President's announcement that 8,400 troops will remain in Afghanistan through next year. "I continue to fully support bringing all our troops home so that we can focus on rebuilding West Virginia, instead of Afghanistan. However, I understand that the President is making this decision based on the best military advice from his commanders, and I am hopeful that keeping 8,400 troops in Afghanistan … Continue Reading


July 05, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $17 Million for West Virginia Head Start Programs

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $17 MILLION FOR WEST VIRGINIA HEAD START PROGRAMS Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $17,537,809 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in West Virginia. This funding will allow programs in Wheeling, Fairmont and Martinsburg to continue providing critical health, … Continue Reading


July 01, 2016

Manchin Wishes West Virginians a Happy, Safe Fourth of July

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement to mark America's Independence Day: "The Fourth of July is a time for Americans to come together with our neighbors and celebrate the founding of our great nation, the freedoms that we all enjoy as well as our nation's heroes who fought to defend and protect us here at home and abroad. "But this year, through every snap of a flag and every crack of a firecracker, we are not only reminded of our brave … Continue Reading


July 01, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce more than $5.4 Million for West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $5,404,604 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start programs in West Virginia. This funding will allow programs in Upshur, Harrison and Monongalia counties to continue providing critical health, nutrition, education, and social services to West Virginia families and children. "As West Virginians, we … Continue Reading


July 01, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More than $800,000 for Aviation Safety in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that five airports in Logan, Grant, Mercer, Randolph and Mason counties will receive $864,949 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). "As a pilot myself, I understand firsthand the importance of investing in our airport infrastructure and benefit it brings to our state and the communities these airports serve," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading


July 01, 2016

$4 Million TechHire Partnership Grant Awarded to West Virginia Technology Transformation Initiative

Funding to help young adults upgrade their skills and gain the credentials needed to obtain technology-based jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with Representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, announced that BridgeValley Community and Technical College's (CTC) West Virginia Technology Transformation Initiative will receive $4 million through the Department of Labor's TechHire Partnership grant … Continue Reading


June 30, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.7 Million to West Virginia for Flood Recovery

Funding from U.S. Department of Transportation to clear highways and execute other emergency work Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $5.7 million from the United States Department of Transportation's (DOT) Quick Release program to clear federal highways and execute other emergency work resulting from damages that occurred during last week's floods. "I am pleased the Department of Transportation has stepped up to provide much … Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

Manchin and His Representatives to Visit Flood Damage in Clay, Greenbrier and Nicolas Counties

#ManchinMobileOffice Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and his representatives will continue to travel the state this week, hosting special mobile office hours and visiting community leaders to assist flood-related victims. "Many West Virginians are still in need, and I urge those who are to call my office or talk with one of my representatives," Senator Manchin said. "To best serve West Virginians, I have deployed my staff to specific locations throughout the state, so that … Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

Manchin Secures Promise of a Vote on Miners Protection Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today personally secured a promise of a vote on the Miners Protection Act from Democratic Senate leadership and Senate Finance Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT). "I am glad we will be able to vote on the Miners Protection Act and I thank the entire Democratic Caucus for working to secure an immediate vote from Finance Chair, Orrin Hatch," Senator Manchin said. "The guarantee that these miners received from President Truman deserves a vote before … Continue Reading


June 28, 2016

Manchin Votes Against Appropriations Bill That Reduces Funding for VA Facilities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today voted against the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon/VA) Appropriations Act, legislation that cuts the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) maintenance and facility budgets by $250 million. The MilCon/VA also includes offsetting emergency disaster spending to combat Zika, which sets a dangerous precedent. "We promised our Veterans we would show our gratitude to them by providing whatever they need when they return … Continue Reading


June 28, 2016

WV Delegation Urges President to Expand Disaster Declaration to Help With Flood Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, sent a letter to President Obama to express their full support for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's new request to expand the major disaster declaration to include Clay, Fayette, Monroe, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties. In the letter, the delegation thanked the Obama Administration and FEMA for their quick response, and … Continue Reading


June 27, 2016

Manchin Mobile Office Hours

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin's representatives will be traveling the state this week, hosting special mobile office hours to assist flood-related victims. "So many of our fellow West Virginians are in need, and I saw this first-hand as I traveled to the flood-affected areas over the last several days," Senator Manchin said. "To best serve West Virginians, I am deploying my staff to specific locations throughout the state, so that those in need of help can get it from my office … Continue Reading


June 27, 2016

Senator Manchin Cancels "Being Charlie" Viewing Due to Flooding in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Manchin (D-WV) announced the cancelation of the special viewing of Rob Reiner's film "Being Charlie" and discussion with Rob on the nationwide substance abuse epidemic that was scheduled to be on Wednesday, June 29 in Washington, D.C. "I am disappointed to cancel an event highlighting the opioid epidemic that is ravaging my state and our country, however I need to be in West Virginia so I can help West Virginians impacted by the flooding as much as I … Continue Reading


June 26, 2016

Advisory: Manchin Mobile Office Hours

Senator Manchin directs his staff to travel to damaged counties and visit with flood-affected residents this week #ManchinMobileOffice Charleston, WV - Senator Manchin's representatives will be traveling the state this week, hosting special mobile office hours to assist flood-related victims. "So many of our fellow West Virginians are in need, and I saw this first-hand as I traveled to the flood-affected areas over the last several days," Senator Manchin said. "To best serve West … Continue Reading


June 25, 2016

WV Delegation Calls on President to Grant Major Disaster Declaration

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, along with Representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, sent a letter to President Obama to express their full support for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's request to declare a major disaster for the state of West Virginia as a result of the extreme flooding throughout the state. The extreme flooding has devastated 44 out of West Virginia's 55 counties, has left thousands without power, destroyed numerous home … Continue Reading


June 24, 2016

Manchin Statement on Extreme Flooding in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after touring damage in areas of West Virginia affected by extreme flooding including in Elkview, Clendenin, Craigsville, Richwood, Birch River and Camden on the Gauley. "The flood waters have absolutely devastated 44 counties throughout West Virginia and Gayle and I are sending our prayers to the family and friends of those who we have lost, those missing and everyone impacted by this tragedy. I have … Continue Reading


June 24, 2016

EMERGENCY INFORMATION CENTER

My offices stand ready to assist you. If you need assistance or would like to volunteer to help out, please click here for more information. Please follow me on Twitter and Facebook for more updates. LATEST UPDATES 8/22 - Deadline for requesting FEMA assistance extended The deadline for registration has been extended to Wednesday, Sept. 7, for survivors to request help from FEMA with losses due to the June 22-29 severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides. FEMA granted the extension … Continue Reading


June 23, 2016

Manchin Supports Only Bipartisan Compromise Bill

Collins compromise keeps guns out of the hands of terrorists and protects American's due process Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted in favor of the Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act of 2016, the only bipartisan commonsense legislation led by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) that will prevent terrorists from obtaining weapons while protecting Americans' right to due process. "Today I voted in favor of Senator Collins' compromise legislation that will prevent … Continue Reading

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