Press Releases

April 11, 2022

Manchin Statement on FERC's Mountain Valley Pipeline Order

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a unanimous order progressing the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).“I’m glad to see FERC make the correct decision today by issuing a unanimous order in favor of progressing construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. MVP is a strategically important … Continue Reading


April 11, 2022

ICYMI: Senate Unanimously Passes Manchin Bill To Improve Public Land Mapping and Boost Recreation

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, Angus King (I-ME) and James Risch (R-ID) to enhance access to our nation’s outdoor recreational opportunities. The bipartisan Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into … Continue Reading


April 09, 2022

Manchin, Rounds To Biden: Don't Cut VA Medical Services For Elderly Veterans

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), led a group of twelve bipartisan Senators in calling on President Biden to consult with Congress and local stakeholders on a state-by-state basis on the potential impacts the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission recommendations would have, especially on elderly Veterans. “We write to you today expressing our extreme concern with the VA’s … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Announce $24.8 Million For Transit In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced an additional $24,855,591 through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for public transportation across West Virginia.“Many West Virginians rely on public transportation to go to work, school and to pick up … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Manchin Leads Robust Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges to Domestic Critical Minerals Supply Chain

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the scope and scale of critical mineral demand and recycling of critical minerals. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, highlighted the need to responsibly develop a domestic critical minerals supply chain to meet growing demand and ensure America’s energy and national security.“From the technologies needed to support military readiness and combat climate change to the cell phones … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Manchin Statement on Vote to Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. The Senate voted 53-47 to confirm Judge Jackson.“Today, I was proud to cast my vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Jackson’s record and career are exemplary. She has shown tremendous grace through what has been a … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Senate Unanimously Passes Manchin, Barrasso, King, Daines Resolution Designating National Park Week

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, Angus King (I-ME), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, and Steve Daines (R-MT), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee, marking April 16 through April 24, 2022 as National Park Week. This year’s resolution, which was cosponsored by a record 61 U.S. Senators, … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $823K For Higher Education Research in West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $823,910 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research projects at West Virginia University (WVU) and Marshall University. The funding will support research to develop a new digital testing platform with high detection sensitivity for infectious diseases, cancers and cardiovascular disease, and research to investigate subterranean … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Delay End of Title 42, Ensure Comprehensive Plan in Place to Secure the Border

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and a bipartisan group of their colleagues introduced the Public Health and Border Security Act today to require all COVID-19 related national states of emergency to be lifted before Title 42 is officially terminated. The Biden administration has announced its plans to terminate the Title 42 order on May 23, a move Senators … Continue Reading


April 06, 2022

Manchin Questions Assistant Secretary of Defense, Commanders on Bringing Special Operations Training to West Virginia

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, questioned Christopher P. Maier, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, General Richard D. Clarke, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and General Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command/Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central … Continue Reading


April 05, 2022

Manchin Urges Investigation Into McKinsey's Potential Conflicts of Interest in Drug Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led seven Senators in calling for an investigation into the failure of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recognize potential conflicts of interest of the consulting firm McKinsey & Company when the company simultaneously worked with the FDA on issues related to the drug epidemic and with numerous opioid companies, including Purdue Pharma. As the drug epidemic continues to devastate communities across West Virginia and … Continue Reading


April 05, 2022

Manchin, Tuberville Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Restore Benefits For Defrauded Veterans

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), introduced the Restoring Benefits to Defrauded Veterans Act to reissue benefits for defrauded Veterans. Under current law, if a defrauded Veteran passes away before their case with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is resolved, the Veteran’s family cannot seek reimbursement for the defrauded funds. On November 15, 2021, U.S. Representatives David Trone (D-MD) and Tom Emmer (R-MN) introduced … Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

ICYMI: West Virginian Confirmed To Lead Mine Safety and Health Administration

Washington, DC - Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) supported fellow West Virginian, Chris Williamson, to lead the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) at the Department of Labor. Mr. Williamson was unanimously confirmed by the Senate last week.“Chris Williamson is a proud, hardworking West Virginian who has made our entire state proud. Last week, he was unanimously confirmed to become the MSHA Administrator, and I can’t think of a better person for the job. Chris … Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

Manchin Statement on 12th Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on the 12th anniversary of the tragedy that killed 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine disaster in Whitesville, West Virginia.“Twelve years ago, West Virginia suffered an immeasurable loss when 29 brave coal miners were killed in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. My heart goes out to every West Virginian who lost loved ones in that horrible disaster. The anniversary of that horrific day is … Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

Senators Manchin, Collins Welcome New Input From Group of Election Experts and Legal Scholars

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the co-leads of the bipartisan Senate effort to reform the Electoral Count Act (ECA) of 1887, today welcomed new input from a group of election experts and legal scholars convened by the American Law Institute. “As we continue our bipartisan effort to reform the flaws in the archaic Electoral Count Act of 1887, we very much welcome the input of this prestigious and ideologically diverse group of legal scholars … Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

Manchin to SEC: Proposed Climate Disclosure Rule Hurts American All-Of-The-Above Energy Policy

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler outlining the Senator’s concerns with the proposed rule that would require domestic and foreign registrants to disclose certain climate-related impacts.Senator Manchin said in part, “On March 21, 2022, the Democratic majority of the Commissioners approved the publication of a new proposed rule that would require domestic and foreign registrants to … Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Manchin, Kelly Urge Biden Administration To Boost Domestic Energy Production Amid Rising Gas Prices

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Mark Kelly (D-AZ), a member of the committee, called on the Administration to move forward with domestic oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico. In a letter to President Biden, the Senators leaned on the Administration to develop and implement a new Five-Year Program for offshore production. Approximately 98 percent of offshore oil produced by the United States … Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Manchin: Title 42 Must Stay In Place Until We Have Major Immigration Reforms

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s decision to end the Title 42 policy on May 23, 2022.“Today’s announcement by the CDC and the Biden Administration is a frightening decision,” said Senator Manchin. “Title 42 has been an essential tool in combatting the spread of COVID-19 and controlling the influx of migrants at our southern border. We are already facing an unprecedented increase in migrants this year, … Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Extend Meal Flexibilities, Support Child Nutrition In Schools

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a group of 52 bipartisan Senators in introducing the bipartisan Support Kids Not Red Tape Act. The bill would extend U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) school meal flexibilities, which have been crucial in ensuring that every school-aged child receives the nutritious food that they need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan legislation would extend the flexibilities for an additional two summers and the 2022-2023 school … Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $9.4 Million for Health Centers, Health Services

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9,401,593 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for four grant programs in West Virginia. “Ensuring all West Virginians have access to the healthcare services they need, no matter where they live, is one of my top priorities. I’m pleased HHS is investing $9.4 million in these four critical programs to support West Virginians who … Continue Reading

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