Press Releases

December 14, 2023

Manchin Submits Public Comment to USPS to Express Support for Charleston Postal Facility, Employees

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, submitted a public comment to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to express his support for the Charleston Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) and its employees. The comment follows USPS’s November announcement to conduct a Mail Processing Facility Review on the facility, Senator Manchin’s subsequent conversation with Postmaster General … Continue Reading


December 13, 2023

Manchin, Paul, Budd Urge FDA to Reform Review Process for Tobacco Harm-Reduction Products

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Budd (R-NC) in urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) to reform its application review process for tobacco harm-reduction products. The Senators also requested information regarding CTP’s policies and actions that would ensure they are acting in an efficient way that is based on science and evidence. “Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of … Continue Reading


December 13, 2023

Manchin, Braun Freed of Opioids Act Passes Out of HELP Committee

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN)’s FDA Review of Efficacy EERW Double-Blinds (FREED) of Opioids Act passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The FREED Act, would require scientific experts to review the controversial enriched enrollment randomized withdrawal (EERW) methodology used to approve new opioids and ensure opioids are only marketed for uses where they are both safe and effective. “In 2022, more … Continue Reading


December 13, 2023

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Call on Department of Labor to Address Critical Workforce Shortages

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined his bipartisan colleagues in urging the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to simplify the process of hiring international workers to reduce workforce shortages in critical high-skilled industries when it is not possible to find qualified and willing U.S. workers. The Senators called for use of DOL’s Schedule A Shortage Occupation List to streamline hiring vetted international workers in high demand industries, like Science, … Continue Reading


December 13, 2023

Manchin Votes to Pass National Defense Authorization Act, Secures West Virginia Priorities

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), voted for final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024, which included several West Virginia priorities Senator Manchin secured during markup. “America’s military readiness transcends political division and this year’s defense package provides necessary funding to defend our … Continue Reading


December 13, 2023

Manchin, Braun, Baldwin EFFECTIVE Act Passes Out of HELP Committee

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Tammy Baldwin’s (D-WI) Ensuring the FDA Fully Examines Clinical Trial Impact and Vitalness before Endorsement (EFFECTIVE) Act passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The EFFECTIVE Act, would allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deny a new drug application for an opioid analgesic drug on the basis of the drug not being clinically superior to other … Continue Reading


December 12, 2023

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Push for Clear Guidance on the New Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined his bipartisan colleagues in urging the U.S. Department of Education to provide clear guidance and communication to students, families, educators, college access counselors, and schools leading up to and after the release of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In an announcement earlier this month, the Department stated that the new FAFSA will be released by December 31, 2023, yet it did not provide a … Continue Reading


December 12, 2023

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Condemn United Nations' Inaction on Hamas' Sexual Violence Against Women

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined his bipartisan colleagues in a letter condemning the inaction of the United Nations (UN) regarding Hamas’s widespread sexual violence, including mass rape and mutilation, against women in Israel on October 7, 2023. The Senators urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to open an independent investigation into Hamas’s acts of sexual violence and to hold the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN … Continue Reading


December 11, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Speaks at Marshall University Winter Commencement

Washington, DC - On Saturday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke at Marshall University’s Winter 2023 Commencement Ceremony to applaud the graduates on their terrific accomplishments. “To say Marshall is a special place would be an understatement, and it is a true honor to be a part of this remarkable day,” Senator Manchin said in part. “Today’s graduates are our next generation of leaders and with their West Virginia ties and their exceptional minds, they are an unbeatable combination. … Continue Reading


December 08, 2023

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Protecting Rural Seniors' Access to Care Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led nine bipartisan Senators in introducing the Protecting Rural Seniors’ Access to Care Act. This legislation would prevent the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary from finalizing a proposed nursing home staffing rule that would lead to closures of rural facilities. “Our nation’s nursing and long-term care facilities are facing severe staffing shortages, threatening access to vital care for seniors everywhere. … Continue Reading


December 08, 2023

Manchin, Rounds Introduce Bipartisan Military Personnel Confirmation Restoration Act

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) introduced the bipartisan Military Personnel Confirmation Restoration Act of 2023 to provide back pay for military officers whose promotions were delayed in the Senate. The legislation would also provide retroactive promotion dates and other administrative fixes. “I’m proud to join Senator Rounds in introducing this bipartisan legislation to provide retroactive promotion dates and back pay for our nation’s senior … Continue Reading


December 08, 2023

Manchin Visits U.S. Postal Service Charleston Facility, Reaffirms Commitment to Keeping West Virginia Mail Services in State

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Charleston Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) to support the postal workers and reaffirm his commitment to keeping West Virginia mail services in the state. The visit follows USPS’s November announcement to conduct a Mail Processing Facility Review on the facility and Senator Manchin’s recent conversation with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. “I just had a productive and informative … Continue Reading


December 07, 2023

Manchin, Capito, Lamalfa, Miller, Mooney Call for Chuck Yeager Commemorative Stamp

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) as well as U.S Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), Carol Miller (R-WV) and Alex Mooney (R-WV) sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy encouraging him to issue a commemorative stamp honoring West Virginian and Brigadier General Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager. Today, on the third anniversary of his passing, he becomes eligible to receive this honor. “Chuck Yeager is an American hero and a legendary … Continue Reading


December 07, 2023

Manchin Announces $12.6 Million for Clendenin Elementary School for Flood Repairs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $12,600,162 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Clendenin Elementary School. This funding will support rebuilding the school after it was destroyed beyond repair in the 2016 floods. “To this day, families and communities are still recovering from the terrible 2016 floods that ravaged much of West Virginia,” said … Continue Reading


December 07, 2023

Manchin Announces $500K for West Virginia Cardinal Line

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $500,000 from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for Amtrak to complete the first step in restoring daily service on the Cardinal line. This award funds the first step in the Corridor ID Program. The three-step program begins by developing a schedule and a cost estimate for a service development plan (SDP). Step two is the preparation of an SDP to finish the project planning … Continue Reading


December 07, 2023

Manchin Announces $13.4 Million For New Overpass Bridge, Road Improvements in Bluefield

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $13,480,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the construction of a new overpass bridge and additional road improvements in Mercer County. The funding is made possible through the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program, which Senator Manchin fought to include in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. “Improving and modernizing our roads, bridges and highways … Continue Reading


December 06, 2023

Manchin Statement on Vote to Advance National Security Supplemental

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, released the following statement on his vote for the motion to proceed on the national security supplemental funding bill. “Commonsense should dictate that we need to secure our own border in addition to helping Ukraine and Israel secure theirs. In the greatest country on Earth, we do not have to choose between protecting our homeland and defending our allies. My support for Israel and … Continue Reading


December 06, 2023

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Off-Highway Vehicles Against Regulatory Overreach

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Deb Fischer (R-NE), John Barrasso (R-WY), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Ted Budd (R-NC) and James Risch (R-ID) sent a letter to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric to express their concerns over the Commission’s proposed rule on debris penetration in off-highway vehicles. CPSC issued this proposed rule without sufficient evidence of risk to consumers and without regard to its negative economic … Continue Reading


December 06, 2023

Manchin, Colleagues Work to Protect U.S. Steel Workers and Manufactures from Federal Regulations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, joined eight bipartisan Senators in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan to reconsider three proposed rules related to steel manufacturing and related supply chains. The Senators emphasized that the United States is the cleanest major steel producer in the world and that the proposed rules would force American steel … Continue Reading


December 05, 2023

Manchin Announces $50M Grant for New Boston Metal Facility in Weirton

Washington, DC — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that Boston Metal will receive a $50 million grant through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grants Program to support the construction of a new facility in Weirton, West Virginia, to manufacture ultrapure chromium metal and high temperature alloys that are critical materials needed for advanced energy technologies. … Continue Reading

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