Press Releases

June 05, 2015

Manchin, Ambassador of Qatar Announce $50K Investment in Reconnecting McDowell

Washington, D.C. - Today, at the West Virginia State Capitol, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that the Embassy of the State of Qatar will make a $50,000 philanthropic investment in Reconnecting McDowell, a comprehensive, long-term initiative to revitalize McDowell County. The funding will go toward ongoing efforts to expand health and social services, promote economic development, improve education opportunities and expand broadband in the local community. The announcement was … Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

West Virginia to Receive More Than $5 Million in AmeriCorps Investments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced more than $5 million in AmeriCorps investments across West Virginia. The funding includes $3.9 million in grants for West Virginia nonprofits and $1 million in educations scholarships for AmeriCorps members in the state. The grants will also leverage an additional $2.6 million in local matching support. Several West Virginia organizations will receive AmeriCorps funding: The Education … Continue Reading


June 02, 2015

Manchin Statement on Passage of USA Freedom Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement after voting in support of the bipartisan "USA Freedom Act of 2015," legislation to reform the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance authorities. The bill passed the Senate by a 67-32 vote. "The defense of our country and protection of our civil liberties should always be above politics, and I am pleased that we came together to pass a much-needed, commonsense surveillance reform bill," Senator … Continue Reading


June 01, 2015

Manchin Calls for Permanent Director to Oversee Pipeline and Crude-By-Rail Safety

Washington, D.C. - Last week U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, (D-W.Va.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) are calling on President Obama to nominate a permanent administrator to head the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the agency responsible for overseeing pipeline and … Continue Reading


June 01, 2015

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced more than $10 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers throughout West Virginia to continue supporting healthcare operations and expanding access to care. "All West Virginians deserve access to quality, affordable health care," Senator Manchin said. "This funding will help strengthen and expand treatment services for our … Continue Reading


May 27, 2015

Manchin Statement on EPA's Final "Waters of the U.S." Rule

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, a measure to define which waterways fall under the jurisdiction of the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act. "Today, the EPA is once again dangerously overreaching its boundaries by expanding the definition of water sources it can regulate," Senator Manchin said. "It is … Continue Reading


May 23, 2015

Manchin Statement on Memorial Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day: "Memorial Day is an important day in our country to pay homage to our fallen soldiers and thank the men and women who have served, and continue to serve, this country with valor and distinction. It is because of their dedication, discipline, expertise, and bravery that we remain a strong and secure nation. "Today, we should also recognize the families who have lost loved … Continue Reading


May 23, 2015

Manchin Statement on Senate Passage of TPA Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin issued the following statement on the Senate passage of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), legislation granting the President fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). "I am deeply alarmed that the Senate has passed this harmful piece of legislation that will give the President the authority to negotiate the most expansive trade deal in American history without any congressional input. … Continue Reading


May 22, 2015

Manchin Statement on Mine Layoffs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding today's announced mine layoffs: "First, my heart goes out to the miners who lost their jobs and the families who depended on those jobs, and to all the Americans who will pay higher energy prices because this country lacks an energy policy that fully uses all of our domestic resources to benefit our great country. "Our coal companies have ridden the ups and downs of the market for many years, but … Continue Reading


May 22, 2015

Manchin and Scott Launch Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Tim Scott (R-SC) today launched the Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus in an effort to raise awareness and show that the United States Senate is serious about helping the millions of American families whose lives have been torn apart by prescription drug abuse. With 17,000 Americans losing their lives to prescription opioid overdoses every year - or 46 Americans every day - Senators Manchin and Scott believe America must refocus its … Continue Reading


May 21, 2015

Manchin Presents America's Elite Fighter Pilots with Congressional Gold Medal

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered remarks at a special ceremony honoring one of America's most decorated and distinguished military groups, the American Fighter Aces. He joined Congressional leaders, including Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to award the special group of veterans with the Congressional Gold Medal. The American Fighter Aces are pilots credited with … Continue Reading


May 20, 2015

Manchin and Capito Call for Reinstatement of National Drug Take-Back Days

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with eight of their Senate colleagues, today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for the reinstatement of National Drug Take-Back Days. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently issued regulations that would legally expand options for disposing of controlled substances. At the same time, the agency also announced that it will no longer sponsor National … Continue Reading


May 20, 2015

Manchin-Heller Ride Act Passes Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today, the ROV in-Depth Examination (RIDE) Act (S.1040), bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), was approved by the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee earlier today. S.1040 puts the brakes on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC's) flawed proposed mandatory standards for lateral stability and vehicle handling that could have unintended safety consequences and limit these vehicles' ability … Continue Reading


May 20, 2015

Manchin and Capito Welcome West Virginia Veterans to Washington

Manchin and Capito present each veteran with Congressional Record Statements to honor his service 'America's Got Talent' winner Landau Murphy sings National Anthem to veterans Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) proudly welcomed 29 veterans from West Virginia to the nation's capital for the fifth "Always Free Honor Flight." The Flight included a reception to award the Congressional Gold Medal to a Tuskegee Airman from Beckley, West … Continue Reading


May 19, 2015

Senators Manchin and Warren Introduce 'Trade Transparency Act'

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced the Trade Transparency Act, a bill that would require the President to release the scrubbed bracketed text of any trade agreement at least 60 days before Congress grants fast track authority to grease the skids for approval of that agreement. "Before any Member of Congress is asked to vote on the most expansive trade bill in U.S. history, the American people deserve to see what is in the … Continue Reading


May 19, 2015

Manchin, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Bill to Enhance Efforts to Lift the U.S. Oil Export Ban

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Bob Corker (R-TN) today introduced the American Crude Oil Export Equality Act to help lift the outdated, 40-year ban on exporting American crude oil. The bipartisan bill seeks to reinforce the need to lift the oil export ban by going line-by-line through federal laws already on the books to strike any mention of or reference to the prohibitions on crude oil exports. It also would clearly … Continue Reading


May 19, 2015

Manchin Calls On Council To Close The Digital Divide

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Co-Chairs of the Broadband Opportunity Council, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging them to coordinate with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to analyze how various programs are promoting broadband deployment and adoption in rural America. The report, due no later than August 20, 2015, would examine the successes and failures at … Continue Reading


May 18, 2015

Manchin to Join Inaugural Motorcycle Ride for Fallen Service Heroes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will serve as the Special Guest Road Captain for the 2015 Ride for Fallen Service Heroes on Flag Day, Sunday, June 14. This inaugural ride is sponsored by the Harley Owners Group (HOG) Capitol City WV Chapter #5439 and benefits the West Virginia National Guard Foundation and the families of fallen West Virginia service members. "Like all West Virginians, I feel a special surge of emotion every time I see the American flag," Senator … Continue Reading


May 14, 2015

Manchin Supports Crack Down of Currency Manipulation and Protections for Steelworkers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after voting in support of cracking down on currency manipulation, a practice that experts believe has cost America hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of good-paying jobs in manufacturing. This legislation would also make it easier for U.S. steel producers to win tariff cases by allowing companies to include more evidence to prove unfair trade practices. "West Virginia is truly home to some of … Continue Reading


May 14, 2015

Manchin, Heitkamp Introduce Commonsense Bills to Provide Viable Path Forward For Coal

Senators' Proposals Work to Incentivize and Streamline Clean Coal Policies, Making Sure Coal Remains Key to Our National Energy Mix WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today introduced a package of bills to support the development of clean coal energy and make sure coal remains a key part of America's energy mix well into the future. Both outspoken advocates for a strong path forward for coal - an energy source that the United States depends on … Continue Reading

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