Press Releases

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


June 23, 2016

Manchin Urges CARA Conferees to Consider Legislation to Fight Opioid Crisis on All Fronts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to the Chairman of Senate Committee on Judiciary Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and all members of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Conference Committee to urge them to include in the final compromise bill legislation that will fight the opioid epidemic on all fronts. Senator Manchin said in part: "According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we lost 18,893 people in 2014 to a prescription … Continue Reading


June 22, 2016

Manchin Applauds Signing of Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety For the 21st Century Act Into Law

Washington, D.C. - As a lead cosponsor and a staunch advocate of chemical safety reforms, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the signing ceremony of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act at the White House today. This law will ensure the safety of the chemicals Americans use every day by updating the United States' outdated chemical regulatory program. "I'm pleased the President signed this much needed legislation to modernize our severely outdated chemical … Continue Reading


June 21, 2016

Senators Manchin and Capito Announce $5.8 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that West Virginia has received more than $5.8 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. "In West Virginia, we have a long tradition of neighbors helping neighbors, giving back to our communities and contributing our time and service to improve the places that we live for our children … Continue Reading


June 21, 2016

Manchin Announces Nearly $45K for Housing Counseling Programs in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced three West Virginia community organizations and agencies will receive $44,083 in Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding will go towards counseling homebuyers, homeowners, low- to moderate-income renters, and the homeless on how to improve financial literacy, expand homeownership opportunities, improve access to affordable housing and preserve … Continue Reading


June 21, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce $124,654 for Fire Departments in Star City, Wellsburg and Hundred West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that three volunteer fire departments in West Virginia will receive a total of $124,654 under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funds will go toward operations and safety, and can be used to purchase training and protective gear, as well as to make health and safety improvements to stations and facilities. "Our first responders in West Virginia sacrifice so much to protect our … Continue Reading


June 20, 2016

Manchin Votes to Prevent Terrorists from Obtaining Weapons and to Protect Law-Abiding Gun Owners' Second Amendment Rights

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to prevent terrorists and those seeking to do harm to Americans from obtaining a weapon, and to prevent the federal government from instituting universal background checks. "As a life-time hunter, sportsman, NRA member, and law-abiding gun owner, I will always fight to protect our Second Amendment rights and against any government overreach and infringement. And as a law-abiding gun owner, I know that we must do everything … Continue Reading


June 20, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $3 Million in Funding for Health Centers

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that a total of $3,333,436 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has been awarded to 10 West Virginia health centers. "I am pleased this funding is heading to small health centers across West Virginia," Senator Manchin said. "All West Virginians deserve access to primary and preventative care, and this … Continue Reading


June 16, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More than $170K For Rural Healthcare Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $172,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services State Office of Rural Health. This funding will be used primarily for workforce development and provider placement, improving access to healthcare in rural communities throughout West Virginia. "It is … Continue Reading


June 15, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Advanced Education Nursing Grant for West Virginia University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that West Virginia University will receive $419,910 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding was awarded through the Advanced Education Nursing Grant to train more advanced education nurses. "I am pleased that West Virginia University will receive this funding to allow more students to partake in its training program," Senator Manchin said. "West Virginia's nurses … Continue Reading


June 15, 2016

Manchin, Kirk, Perdue Introduce Bill to Shrink the Deficit

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FiRE Act), which would create a bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility every four years to identify policies to shrink the deficit of the federal government and achieve long-term fiscal sustainability. "With our national debt exceeding $19 trillion, we need to start making smart reforms to reduce the deficit and achieve fiscal sustainability … Continue Reading


June 14, 2016

Manchin announces more than $6 million for Appalachian Council Head Start

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced a total of $6,157,624 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for AFL-CIO Appalachian Council Head Start. This funding will allow this program to continue to provide educational, health, parent, community, and social services to children and their families living at or below the federal poverty guidelines. "In West Virginia, we prioritize our commitments based on … Continue Reading

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