Press Releases

May 10, 2024

West Virginia Delegation Pushes For Major Disaster Declaration Approval

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with U.S. Representatives Carol Miller (R-WV) and Alex Mooney (R-WV), urged U.S. President Joe Biden and FEMA Region III Administrator MaryAnn Tierney to consider the State of West Virginia’s appeal for a major disaster declaration. Severe weather events, including heavy rains, high winds, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides, caused extensive damage in 15 counties throughout central and … Continue Reading


May 10, 2024

West Virginia Delegation Pushes For Major Disaster Declaration Approval

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with U.S. Representatives Carol Miller (R-WV) and Alex Mooney (R-WV), urged U.S. President Joe Biden and FEMA Region III Administrator MaryAnn Tierney to consider the State of West Virginia’s appeal for a major disaster declaration. Severe weather events, including heavy rains, high winds, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides, caused extensive damage in 15 counties throughout central and … Continue Reading


May 09, 2024

Manchin Congratulates The 2024 West Virginia Presidential Scholars

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated West Virginia students Lauren Shen of Morgantown High School and Grant Kenamond of Wheeling Park High School who have been selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars. The Presidential Scholars Program honors graduating high school seniors for their academic achievement, accomplishments in the arts and technology, leadership and service to their communities. “The Presidential Scholars recognition is an incredible achievement for … Continue Reading


May 09, 2024

Manchin Questions Acting Labor Secretary On NLRB Joint Employer Rule, DOL Schedule A Occupation List

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Julie Su, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer final rule and DOL’s outdated Schedule A occupation list. On the NLRB’s joint employer final rule: “Recently, the President vetoed a bipartisan Congressional Review Act resolution overturning the National Labor Relations Board’s joint employer rule, … Continue Reading


May 09, 2024

Manchin Applauds Passage Of FAA Reauthorization Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act, bipartisan legislation to help modernize airport infrastructure, improve flying services for American families, enhance transportation safety and security, and bolster the aviation industry in West Virginia. This five-year reauthorization of the FAA passed the Senate 88 to 4 and now returns to the House of Representatives. “I’m proud to have supported … Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

Manchin Again Calls on President Biden to Take Executive Action to Shut down Southern Border

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, urged U.S. President Joe Biden to use all necessary executive authority to shut down the Southern Border. “I am hoping and praying that you take this urgent step in the right direction that all Americans can get behind. Illegal immigration is the most dangerous threat facing our country today. Most Americans come from the responsible middle, politically, and expect their government’s … Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

Manchin Announces $35.6 Million To Support Safe, Affordable Housing For All West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $35,649,438 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support providing safe, quality housing across West Virginia. This funding is through six different HUD grant programs and will help develop stronger, more resilient communities. “Every West Virginian deserves a roof over their head and a warm, safe place to sleep at night,” said Senator Manchin. “I’m … Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

Manchin Questions FDA Commissioner On Opioid Approval Process, Domestic Production Of Antibiotics

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Dr. Robert Califf, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on addressing the FDA’s flawed methodology in approving new opioids, removing outdated opioids from the market and producing antibiotics domestically. On addressing the FDA’s flawed methodology in approving new opioids:   “The questionable clinical trial practice known as enriched enrollment has made … Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

ICYMI: Manchin, Graves, Sullivan to Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral CRA Resolution on NEPA Phase II Final Rule

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA-06) and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) to announce their plans to introduce a bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval to overturn the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Phase II Final Rule. Chairman Manchin announced his intention to lead a CRA resolution last month. “The Biden Administration … Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Call On USPS To Pause Planned Changes To Mail Delivery Network

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, joined his bipartisan colleagues in calling on the United States Postal Service (USPS) to pause planned changes to its processing and delivery network that could slow down mail delivery until the potential impacts are further studied and addressed. The Senators expressed concern over the impacts that these changes have already had on timely mail … Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

Manchin Reintroduces Bipartisan Resolution To Designate May 7, 2024 As National Fentanyl Awareness Day

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined his bipartisan colleagues in reintroducing a resolution to designate yesterday, May 7th, 2024, as National Fentanyl Awareness Day. The resolution seeks to raise awareness about the increase in counterfeit drugs containing fentanyl that are flooding communities in West Virginia and across the nation and applauds the efforts of law enforcement authorities to combat the spread of counterfeit pills. “In 2023 alone, 109,000 Americans … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Designating May 6-10 As National Teacher Appreciation Week

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined his bipartisan colleagues in introducing a resolution to designate Monday, May 6 to Friday, May 10, 2024 as National Teacher Appreciation Week. This resolution recognizes the critical work of teachers in West Virginia and across the nation and thanks them for their dedication to preparing students for lifelong success. “West Virginia’s teachers are the backbone of our state,” said Senator Manchin. “I’m proud to join my colleagues … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Manchin Announces $2.6 Million For Head Start Programs In Raleigh, Logan Counties

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,606,449 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for two Head Start programs at the Raleigh County Community Action Association and PRIDE Community Services in Logan County. Head Start supports educational growth from birth to age 5 through services that provide early learning and emotional development, health and safety, and family well-being. “Every child … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Designating May 6-12 As National Nurses Week

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution designating this week, May 6-12, 2024, as National Nurses Week. The resolution celebrates the critical contributions nurses make to providing safe, quality healthcare in West Virginia and across the country, as well as recognizes the need to strengthen the nationwide nursing workforce. “Nurses in West Virginia and across the United States work tirelessly to ensure all Americans can access the … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Manchin, Romney Introduce Bipartisan Back To Work Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) introduced the bipartisan Back to Work Act of 2024 to bring employees of federal agencies back to in-person work. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), in 2023, 17 of 24 federal agency headquarters were operating at an average capacity of 25% less. This legislation would limit telework to no more than 40% of days within an employee’s pay period and require agencies to report to Congress on the … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Manchin Announces $3.4 Million To Renovate Charleston’s Vossloh Track Building

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,431,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Advantage Valley. The funding will be used to renovate the former Vossloh Track Building in Charleston, which will support job creation and private investment by attracting new businesses to the region. “The Economic Development Administration continues to be a strong partner for … Continue Reading


May 06, 2024

Manchin, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Protect And Serve Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the bipartisan Protect and Serve Act to support law enforcement officers in West Virginia and across the country. The legislation would make it a federal crime to knowingly cause, or attempt to cause, bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. “Our brave law enforcement officers in West Virginia and across the country risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe, and we have a responsibility in Congress to do everything … Continue Reading


May 06, 2024

Manchin Announces $2.7 Million For Health Centers In Beckley, Gary

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,791,484 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Community Health Systems in Beckley and the Tug River Health Association in Gary. These investments will strengthen health services throughout Raleigh and McDowell Counties. “I am pleased HHS is investing more than $2.7 million to help improve the health and well-being of West Virginians in Raleigh and … Continue Reading


May 03, 2024

Manchin: Administration’s Final 30D EV Tax Credit Rule Endorses ‘Made in China’

Charleston, WV — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s final rule implementing the Inflation Reduction Act’s 30D Clean Vehicle Credit.  “The United States, the birthplace of the assembly line that revolutionized the automotive industry, has been the world leader in cutting-edge car manufacturing and technology for generations. But with this final rule for … Continue Reading


May 02, 2024

Manchin Announces $28.6 Million To Upgrade Clean Drinking Water Infrastructure In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $28,650,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to upgrade clean drinking water infrastructure across West Virginia. The funding is made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will be used to replace lead service lines and protect public health. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law … Continue Reading

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