Press Releases

May 07, 2020

Manchin: Next COVID-19 Relief Package Must Have Commonsense, Bipartisan Fixes

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to include commonsense, bipartisan fixes that help rural states like West Virginia in the next COVID-19 relief package. Senator Manchin’s letter includes West Virginia priorities such as dedicated rural hospital funding, support for small businesses, and widespread COVID-19 testing.“Over the past few months, across the ideological spectrum, Members of Congress have put partisanship aside … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Manchin Votes To Override Presidential Veto On Bipartisan Iran War Powers Resolution

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to override President Trump’s veto of S.J.Res 68, the bipartisan Iran War Powers Resolution, which requires the President to receive direct authorization or declaration from Congress for the use of military force against Iran, which the Senate passed on February 13th, 2020. The Senate did not meet the threshold to override the Presidential veto in a 49-44 vote. “In February, the Senate … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Manchin, Capito Introduce Bill to Support Broadband Expansion Projects

Washington, DC - U.S. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the Eliminating Barriers to Rural Internet Development Grant Eligibility (E-BRIDGE) Act, which would remove obstacles for broadband projects to receive Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants. Specifically, the legislation ensures that local communities can partner with the private sector and gives communities more flexibility in complying with their funding match … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Manchin: Next Coronavirus Relief Package Must Include Funding For Senior Nutrition Services

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) encouraged Senate colleagues to include funding for senior nutrition programs - like home-based nutrition delivery services - in the next COVID-19 relief legislation. During a weekly Democratic meeting to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on older Americans, Senator Manchin questioned Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels, about the need for increased investments in home-based delivery vehicles and senior nutrition … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Manchin Hears From West Virginia Family Resource Network, Center on Budget and Policy, REALTORS Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in separate calls with the West Virginia Family Resource Network, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, and West Virginia Association of REALTORS to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“West Virginians continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic every day and we must continue to support one another through these difficult times. Today I listened to the concerns of the West … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Manchin: West Virginia Priorities Secured In Water Infrastructure Bills

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured West Virginia priorities in the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 and the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act of 2020, which were both passed by the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee today.“Today the EPW Committee unanimously passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 and the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act of 2020, two bills which include major priorities for West Virginia. I am proud to have … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Manchin Votes For NCSC Director, Again Urges McConnell To Focus Senate On COVID-19 Priorities

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on his support for William Evanina as the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). He also urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell again to focus the Senate on COVID-19 related issues.“Today the Senate confirmed William Evanina to serve as the Director of the NCSC. As Director of the NCSC, Mr. Evanina is responsible … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Manchin Bill Provides Relief To Local Governments In West Virginia Responding To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led six Senators in announcing a plan to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Direct Support for Communities Act would complement direct relief to states, which is also vital in this crisis. “Local governments in West Virginia and across America are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

ICYMI: Manchin Supported Bill To Increase Transparency, Accountability Of COVID-19 Small Business Relief Efforts

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) supported efforts to pass the Transparency and Oversight of COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Act by unanimous consent on the Senate floor. The Transparency and Oversight of COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Act would require the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide Congress and the public with timely, detailed data on the agency’s COVID-19 small business relief programs, including the Paycheck Protection … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Call For Hazard Pay, Increased Safety Measures For Federal Employees And Contractors

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 19 bipartisan Senators in calling on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell T. Vought and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Acting Director Michael J. Rigas to take immediate steps to support federal employees and contractors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senators’ letter emphasizes several actions that the Administration should take now to support these crucial public servants.The Senators … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Manchin Praises USDA Approval Of West Virginia Food Assistance Pandemic EBT Application

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval of West Virginia’s application for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) cards which provide families with support to feed their children throughout the summer while children are not in school. On April 23, Senator Manchin sent a letter to USDA Secretary Perdue advocating for West Virginia’s application for this program. “I am pleased the USDA approved West … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Manchin Urges SBA To Quickly Distribute EIDL Loans To West Virginia Small Businesses

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 23 Senators in urging the Small Business Administration (SBA) to quickly administer Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to West Virginia small businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. "Small businesses and non-profits that have shut down to protect the public's health are relying on access to financial relief to survive. Congress has given the SBA funds and authority to administer the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3.2 Million in Brownfield Grant Funding Across 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 $3,254,910 through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Grant Program. This funding will help provide assessments to previously developed land that may be contaminated with hazardous waste, clean-up projects, environmental job training, technical assistance, and research. "Every West Virginian deserves fresh air to breathe … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Manchin Calls On Administration To Develop National COVID-19 Testing Plan

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today led 42 Senators in calling on President Trump and his Administration to develop a comprehensive national strategic plan of action by May 24th to ensure states have sufficient tests to begin safely re-opening.“While states and Tribes play a critical role in the COVID-19 response, there are certain responsibilities that can only be fulfilled by the federal government…We urge you to quickly allocate the $25 billion provided in the law … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3.4 Million For Americorps In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,481,390 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support around 130 AmeriCorps members across West Virginia. "West Virginians are some of the most giving people and are always willing to help their neighbor in times of need. AmeriCorps volunteers serve across our state and become a part of our communities, supporting … Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Manchin Votes For Nuclear Regulatory Commission IG, Urges McConnell To Get To Work On COVID-19 Related Priorities

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his support for Robert Feitel as Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the need to focus the Senate on COVID-19 related issues.“This evening the Senate voted to confirm Robert Feitel as Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mr. Feitel is an experienced public servant with decades of service at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the … Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Manchin Statement On First COVID-19 Case At FCI Gilmer

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the first positive COVID-19 case at FCI Gilmer after the transfer of new out-of-state prisoners to the facility.“When the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced their plans to send additional inmates to facilities in Glenville and Hazelton this was what we feared would happen. This reckless decision on the part of BOP has endangered our hardworking correctional officers and their families, the entire … Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Manchin: Rural Healthcare Providers Need More Funding

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on West Virginia healthcare providers receiving funding allocated specifically for rural providers in the additional emergency response funding package.“Today West Virginia was awarded $159.6 million for our rural healthcare providers. This is welcome news and I hope it will aid our underfunded rural providers. But we can do better. West Virginia ranks sixth for the highest number of rural providers … Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Manchin, Collins Urge USDA To Halt SNAP Changes That Would Hurt Food Assistance For Low-Income Families And Seniors

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) urged U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, to halt a proposal that would put food assistance benefits at risk for 3.1 million individuals, including 25,000 in West Virginia. Senators Manchin and Collins urged USDA, in light of the deepening public health and economic crisis, to immediately suspend rulemaking on the proposal, which was originally published in July 2019.“As millions of … Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million for Medical Support Services in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,227,347 in funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for medical support services across West Virginia. This funding will provide clinical research for neurological disorders, cancer protection and diagnostic research, and support for graduate medical education. “Our healthcare professionals have been on the … Continue Reading

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