Press Releases

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 This law will ensure the safety of the chemicals Americans use every day by updating the United States' outdated chemical regulatory program. "I'm pleased the President signed this much needed legislation to modernize our severely outdated chemical … Continue Reading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


June 14, 2016

Manchin Applauds Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauds the Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, a vital piece of legislation that will provide our military with the means necessary to defend our nation. "Maintaining a strong defense must be one of our highest national priorities as we continue to look for ways to reduce spending and I am pleased the Senate has passed the National Defense Authorization Act," Senator Manchin said. "This defense … Continue Reading


June 08, 2016

Manchin Statement on Shooting in Tel Aviv

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the tragic shooting in Tel Aviv, Israel: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic shooting in Tel Aviv which took the lives of three Israelis and wounded several others. I strongly condemn what appears to be another terrorist attack on one of our greatest allies, Israel. The cowardly act performed today is a reminder that the free world continues to face terrorism and we must be willing to speak … Continue Reading


June 08, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $3 Million for Kanawha County Head Start Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced a total of $2,992,945 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start programs in Kanawha County. This funding will allow the Kanawha County Board of Education to fund 60 school and community based Head Start classrooms throughout the county and serve upwards of 1,500 students. "In West Virginia, our commitments reflect … Continue Reading


June 07, 2016

Manchin Applauds Bicameral Bipartisan Compromise to Enact Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

Washington, D.C. - As a lead cosponsor and a staunch advocate of chemical safety reforms, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the bicameral compromise reached to enact the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The Senate passed the bill by voice vote to send the bipartisan legislation to the President's desk. This bill would ensure the safety of the chemicals Americans use every day by updating the United States' outdated chemical regulatory program. "We must … Continue Reading


June 03, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Over $268K for Marshall Graduate Psychology Education Program

Funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration will support graduate psychology education programs Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced a total of $268,176 to Marshall University from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support the Graduate Psychology Education Program. This grant will allow the university to support Doctorate of Psychology students as they obtain training in rural communities … Continue Reading


May 31, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Assist Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that four West Virginia housing facilities will receive a total of $127,536 from the Department of Veterans Affairs for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The grants will help end homelessness among the veteran population in West Virginia by providing financial assistance to help homeless veterans find housing and seek additional services offered by the … Continue Reading


May 27, 2016

Manchin, Murray and Wyden Call for Action on Miner's Pensions

Manchin, Ranking Members of Senate HELP and Finance Committees call for action before the long summer recess Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterating their willingness to work in a bipartisan manner under regular order to pass the Miner's Protection … Continue Reading


May 27, 2016

Manchin Statement on 70th Anniversary of Truman Promise Protecting Miners' Health Benefits and Pensions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the 70th anniversary of the Krug-Lewis Agreement that President Truman brokered in 1946 that guaranteed miners' lifetime health benefits and pensions to honor their hard work that built our country. "This Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the promise that President Truman made to our miners that they will receive lifetime health benefits and pensions. Our miners are the hardest working people in America and … Continue Reading

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