Press Releases

October 30, 2019

Manchin Disappointed Resolution to Protect West Virginians With Pre-Existing Conditions Failed In The Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his disappointment in the Senate's failure to pass the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would protect the nearly 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. "Today the Republicans in the Senate blocked a resolution that would protect the nearly 800,000 people in West Virginia with a pre-existing condition. But as their Senator, I cannot allow a rewrite of health insurance rules that … Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Manchin Urges VA Secretary To Address WV VAMC'S Failure To Perform Mandatory Opioid Database Checks

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today sent a letter to the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary, Robert Wilkie, in response to the newest VA Office of Inspector General (VAIG) report that the Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) regularly failed to check the state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) databases when prescribing opioids to Veterans. PDMPs are electronic databases used specifically to track the prescribing and dispensing of … Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Murray Energy Declares Bankruptcy, Manchin Urges Passage Of His Bill To Save Healthcare And Pensions

Washington, D.C. - After Murray Energy, the biggest coal company in the country, declared bankruptcy, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged the passage of his legislation, the American Miners Act, that would protect coal miners' healthcare and pensions. "It's a sad day when West Virginia workers and their families can lose everything they've worked for due to another corporate bankruptcy. Today's announcement that Murray Energy will file for bankruptcy underscores the urgent need to protect … Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Manchin Announces More Than $9 Million For Constellium

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced nearly $9.5 million through the US Department of Defense (DOD) awarded to Constellium to increase throughput, quality and performance of cold aluminum at their Ravenswood facility. This investment will strengthen the regional economy by enabling Constellium to meet increased demand for cold rolled aluminum, and help protect our troops by providing them with state of the art armor for ballistic and blast protection. "West … Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Manchin Introduces SLAP Act To Protect American Workers' Pension Plans

Washington, D.C. - On the heels of another major corporate bankruptcy, U.S Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced the Stop Looting American Pensions (SLAP) Act, legislation that would protect American worker's pensions. For far too long, American greed has influenced Wall Street firms that have taken over companies, cut wages and paid executives large bonuses while walking away from their pension obligations for their employees and retirees. "Every paycheck, 10.6 million hardworking … Continue Reading


October 28, 2019

Manchin Announces More Than $3.1 Million For Yeager Airport 2015 Landslide Reimbursement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $3,191,183.12 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Yeager Airport in Charleston. This funding reimburses the Airport for cleaning up the debris associated with the collapse of the runway as a result of a landslide in 2015. Today's grant brings the total funding to nearly $25 million that Senator Manchin has helped secure for the Airport to recover … Continue Reading


October 27, 2019

Manchin Statement On The U.S. Special Operations Forces Raid In Syria

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the U.S. Special Operations forces raid in Syria and the confirmed death of Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. "I want to congratulate the President and his national security team on their efforts towards planning and executing this mission. Today the world is a safer place because of the work of our Special Forces. Last night they completed a raid that resulted in the death of Abu Bakr … Continue Reading


October 25, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.7 Million For Water And Wastewater Infrastructure In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,780,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for improvements in water and wastewater infrastructure in McDowell and Clay Counties. This funding will be used for sanitary sewer improvements and the replacement of two water storage tanks. "Investing in infrastructure is essential to improving the lives of all residents across … Continue Reading


October 25, 2019

Manchin: Proud To See New River Train Tradition Continue With Autumn Colors Express

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the 2019 Autumn Colors Express. "I am proud to see the Autumn Colors Express up and running this fall after all of the difficulties that have occurred over the last few years. For more than 50 years, the New River Train has been at the heart of West Virginia's proud railroading history as the focal point of Railroad Days and I am proud to see the traditions carry on with the Autumn Colors Express this … Continue Reading


October 24, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding To Support Maternal And Child Health Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant totaling $877,630 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to support maternal and child health services across the state. Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Access to healthcare is essential for all West Virginians and will ensure a brighter future for us and our future … Continue Reading


October 24, 2019

Manchin, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Fight Fentanyl Act To Permanently Schedule Fentanyl Related Substance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced the bipartisan Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act to permanently schedule illicitly manufactured and deadly fentanyl. In February 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a temporary scheduling order to schedule fentanyl-related substances that has allowed federal law enforcement authorities to bring criminal actions against individuals who … Continue Reading


October 24, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $800K For Economic Development In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today announced $800,000 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen and diversify West Virginia's economy by increasing the number of jobs and the support of capital investments through expansion of SustainU, a Coalfield Development Corporation company based in Morgantown. SustainU is a clothing company focused on changing the way clothes are made to improve the environment, … Continue Reading


October 23, 2019

House Committee Passes Miners Healthcare And Pension Protections, Manchin Demands Mitch McConnell Bring American Miners Act Up For A Vote

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the House Committee on Natural Resources for passing legislation that will secure healthcare and pensions for hardworking coalminers and called on Mitch McConnell to bring up his bipartisan legislation, the American Miners Act, up for a vote. "I applaud the House Natural Resources Committee for passing legislation today that will secure healthcare and pensions of our hardworking coal miners. West Virginians understand how hard our … Continue Reading


October 23, 2019

Manchin Speaks With First Lady Melania Trump On Combating The Opioid Crisis

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today participated in a roundtable discussion with First Lady Melania Trump about the opioid epidemic. "Today's bipartisan discussion with the First Lady about the opioid crisis that is ravaging our country was positive and productive. We celebrated the first anniversary of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act being signed into law, which includes resources for states like West Virginia that are on the frontlines of the opioid … Continue Reading


October 22, 2019

Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan Effort To Extend Funding For Community Health Centers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) urging long-term funding of community health centers (CHCs). The letter, which was cosigned by 25 senators, calls for immediate passage of the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act of 2019, which would reauthorize the … Continue Reading


October 22, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3 Million To Combat Children and Youth Homelessness and Provide Family Services 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 $3,363,003 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat children and youth homelessness and help families affected by the opioid crisis in West Virginia. "There are more than 10,500 homeless children and youth in West Virginia. This is an unfortunate and unacceptable issue we are facing. Ensuring that our children have a … Continue Reading


October 21, 2019

Manchin Speaks At Infor's Charleston Office Grand Opening

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today spoke at Infor's Grand Opening of their new Charleston office. This new location in Charleston will create more than 100 jobs for West Virginians. Infor is also partnering with Marshall University and West Virginia State University to ensure that their graduates are prepared to fill jobs in the technology sector. Infor is a global technology company that develops cloud-based solutions for federal, state, and local government … Continue Reading


October 21, 2019

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF CHARLIE JONES

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of former CEO and President of Amherst, Charlie Jones. "Gayle and I send our deepest condolences to Charlie Jones' family, close friends, and loved ones. Charlie has been a close friend for many years, and we will miss him terribly. He was truly one of a kind - one of the most warm, kind people I ever had the privilege of knowing. Charlie was a regular Renaissance man, and his zest for … Continue Reading


October 18, 2019

Manchin, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Visit Romney And Weston To Discuss Rural Broadband Access

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel today hosted town halls on broadband connectivity in Romney and with Lewis County High School students and community leaders, and a roundtable at the Stonewell Jackson Hospital in Weston. The town halls and roundtables gave Senator Manchin and Commissioner Rosenworcel the opportunity for dialogue with West Virginians about broadband access, their experience with … Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON CRA TO NULLIFY ACE RULE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), released the following statement on the Congressional Review Act, S.J. Res.53, which sought to nullify the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. "I voted against S.J. Res. 53 because today's vote put politics over solutions. I never supported the Clean Power Plan because it required U.S. coal power plants to use unproven technologies that were too costly to be practical at the time. While I maintain that the Affordable Clean Energy rule is … Continue Reading

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