Press Releases

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 This bill would ensure the safety of the chemicals Americans use every day by updating the United States' outdated chemical regulatory program.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


May 27, 2016

Manchin Statement on Memorial Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day: "Memorial Day is a special day to honor the courageous service of the men and women who gave their lives to serve our country," Senator Manchin said. "We honor their solemn sacrifice every day, but on Memorial Day, we come together as a nation to show our deepest respects. It is because of their discipline, dedication, bravery and valor, that we remain a safe and secure … Continue Reading


May 26, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce $250K for WVU Traumatic Brain Injury Services

Funding from the Administration for Community Living will improve access to rehabilitation and other services for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced a total of $250,000 to West Virginia University from the Administration for Community Living to improve access to rehabilitation and other services for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries and their families with an emphasis on early … Continue Reading


May 26, 2016

Manchin and Capito Express Ongoing Frustration with OSM on Stream Protection Rule

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) are concerned with the Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSMRE)'s decision to send its final stream protection rule to the White House without fulfilling obligations for state engagement as directed by Congress. "I remain very concerned with the Office of Surface Mining decision to send the Stream Protection Rule without properly engaging state partners … Continue Reading


May 24, 2016

Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp, Baldwin Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act

The LifeBOAT Act would establish reliable funding to expand access to substance abuse treatment Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Angus King (I-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced the Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act (LifeBOAT), which would establish a permanent funding stream to provide and expand access to substance abuse treatment. "A major barrier that those suffering from opioid … Continue Reading


May 23, 2016

West Virginia Fire Departments Receive FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grants

Grants totaling more than $887,000 awarded in West Virginia WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced new Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) awards totaling $887,145 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will benefit Springfield Valley Volunteer Fire Company in Hampshire County, Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. in Wood County and Independent Fire Company No. 1, Inc. in Jefferson … Continue Reading


May 19, 2016

Manchin, Capito Statement on Water Quality Warning for Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Vienna

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) national announcement that water sources in Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Vienna contain the chemicals PFOA and PFOS at levels higher than previously recommended for public water systems. "We're very concerned for the residents of Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Vienna in light of the new drinking water advisory issued by … Continue Reading


May 19, 2016

Manchin Authorizes Funding for Yeager Airport in Transportation and Housing Appropriations

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the Senate passage of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, which provides funding for vital transportation and housing programs throughout the country. Specifically, Senator Manchin included an amendment that allows airports that are in need of critical infrastructure repairs like Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV. "My amendment will give airports access to the funding they need to make necessary … Continue Reading


May 18, 2016

Manchin and Capito Welcome West Virginia Veterans to Washington

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) proudly welcomed 25 Veterans from West Virginia to the nation's capital for the sixth "Always Free Honor Flight." Senator Manchin provided each Veteran with a Congressional Record Statement to recognize the Veterans' trip to Washington, D.C., which included a tour of the Capitol and visits to the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial. "It is an honor to welcome 25 … Continue Reading


May 17, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Monroe County Health Center

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that a total of $1,281,473 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded to the Monroe County Health Center. This funding will be used to help cover the costs of caring for underinsured or uninsured patients, as well as attracting, recruiting and retaining highly qualified medical professionals. "For over 40 years, Monroe Health Center has been serving … Continue Reading


May 13, 2016

Manchin Includes 11 Provisions to Annual Senate Armed Services Committee Mark-Up of the National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that he included 11 provisions to the committee's markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, a vital piece of legislation that authorizes the necessary funding and provides authorities for our military to defend the nation. On Thursday, the committee voted 23-3 to report the bill, which authorizes $602 billion in funding for the Department of Defense … Continue Reading


May 13, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $700,000 for Community Art Programs Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a $697,600 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for West Virginia nonprofit and art organizations. The funding will be used to preserve the Mountain State's cultural heritage and expand opportunities for residents to experience and participate in the arts. "As West Virginians, we take pride in our rich, cultural heritage and this funding from the NEA will help preserve our … Continue Reading


May 13, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $20 Million in HHS Funding to Support Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that a total of $20,831,405 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded to 11 West Virginia health centers. This funding will be used to help cover the costs of caring for underinsured or uninsured patients, as well as attracting, recruiting and retaining highly qualified medical professionals. "All West Virginians deserve access to primary and … Continue Reading

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