Press Releases

January 19, 2024

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Prevent DOE Rule That Would Harm Transformer Supply Chains

Charleston, WV - Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined a group of bipartisan colleagues to introduce The Distribution Transformer Efficiency & Supply Chain Reliability Act of 2024. The legislation would prevent a proposed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rulemaking from taking effect that, as proposed, risks exacerbating existing supply chain challenges for distribution transformers. This legislation would instead create a new … Continue Reading


January 18, 2024

Manchin, Romney Applaud House Action On Creating Fiscal Commission

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) released this statement following the House Budget Committee’s markup and passage of the bipartisan Fiscal Commission Act, which is the House companion to the Senators’ Fiscal Stability Act. The legislation would create a bicameral fiscal commission tasked with finding legislative solutions to stabilize and decrease the national debt, which now exceeds $34 trillion - nearly double what it was just ten years … Continue Reading


January 18, 2024

Manchin Announces $4.8 Million For Four West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,805,823 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for four West Virginia health centers. The investments will strengthen health services in Wirt, Lincoln, Putnam, and Kanawha Counties. “I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $4.8 million to help improve the health and well-being of West Virginians across our great state,” said Senator Manchin. “Our health … Continue Reading


January 18, 2024

Manchin, Capito Bill To Designate Clarksburg Federal Courthouse In Honor Of Judge Irene M. Keeley Advances Out Of Epw Committee

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee advanced legislation authored by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) to designate the Clarksburg Federal Courthouse as the “Irene M. Keeley United States Courthouse.” The EPW Committee unanimously voted to approve the bill, which now heads to the full Senate for consideration. “I’m pleased our bipartisan bill to dedicate the Clarksburg Federal Courthouse in Judge Keeley’s honor has … Continue Reading


January 18, 2024

Manchin, Romney, Huizenga, Peters: The National Debt Is The Greatest Threat Our Country Faces

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) and U.S. Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Scott Peters (D-CA) published an op-ed in The Hill on the national debt crisis and the urgent need for Congress to pass their legislation to establish a bipartisan, bicameral fiscal commission. “In just ten years, the national debt has more than doubled. Not only is this level of debt unsustainable, but it is growing at the largest rate seen in the history of this … Continue Reading


January 17, 2024

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Urge Panama To Crack Down On Transport Of Iranian Oil In Violation Of U.S. Sanctions

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined his bipartisan colleagues in urging the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) to investigate the 189 Panamanian-flagged vessels of concern suspected of transporting Iranian oil in violation of U.S. sanctions. The U.S. imposed sanctions on Iranian oil in 2018 and 2019 to cut off a significant source of revenue it uses to fund terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and … Continue Reading


January 16, 2024

Manchin Statement on the Passing of Former Mayor Jean Ford

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the passing of former Mayor Jean Ford.  “Gayle and I are heartbroken by the death of our dear friend, former Mayor Jean Ford. Jean was an incredibly dedicated public servant who served the city of Williamstown for more than two decades and was the first female mayor of Williamstown. Her impact on Williamstown and the entire state will last for generations. She has been a lifelong friend and I had the … Continue Reading


January 16, 2024

Year In Review: Manchin Announces West Virginia Received $20.7 Billion In FY 2023

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced West Virginia received $20,731,406,457 in fiscal year 2023 to support the state’s priorities, communities, and families. This includes $122 million in Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests that Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the funding bills from fiscal years 2022 and 2023. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I advocate every day … Continue Reading


January 16, 2024

Manchin Urges Federal Banking Regulators To Change Proposed Bank Capital Rule, Protect Inflation Reduction Act Credits

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) wrote a letter to Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chair Martin Gruenberg, and Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu to express concern over a proposed rule that would modify bank capital rules for banks with more than $100 billion in total assets. Under the proposed rule, capital levels for tax equity investments would be increased. As a result, … Continue Reading


January 16, 2024

Manchin: Thanks To The Inflation Reduction Act, Seniors Now Have A Cap On Medicare Prescription Drug Spending

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced new rules under the Inflation Reduction Act that cap total out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for seniors on Medicare. This first-of-its-kind cap of an estimated $3,300 on prescription drug out-of-pocket costs in Medicare Part D will lower costs for seniors in West Virginia and across the United States. “No West Virginian or American should have to choose between life-saving medication and food on their table or a roof over their … Continue Reading


January 16, 2024

Manchin, Scott Lead Effort To Protect State-Based Insurance System, Prevent Cfpb Overreach

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect the nation’s state-based insurance regulatory system and ensure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) does not overstep their statutory authority. Their bill, the Business of Insurance Regulatory Reform Act, would clarify the jurisdiction granted to the CFPB by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) and affirm that state … Continue Reading


January 16, 2024

Manchin Announces $100K for Center for Applied Research and Technology to Repurpose Energy Infrastructure

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that The Center for Applied Research and Technology, Inc. in Bluefield, West Virginia, will receive $100,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon management (FECM). The Center for Applied Research and Technology plans to repurpose retired coal sites, including developing building material components and … Continue Reading


January 12, 2024

Manchin Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “On Monday, we celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most inspiring and important figures in American history. Dr. King taught us to stand up for what we believe in through civil, peaceful means to unite our nation instead of dividing it. Dr. King gave us a vision of what America could be when we work together toward a common good. His … Continue Reading


January 12, 2024

Legislative Year In Review: Manchin Delivers Commonsense Solutions For West Virginians, Americans

Washington, DC - In 2023, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) worked with his bipartisan colleagues to deliver commonsense solutions for West Virginians and all Americans. He helped craft a budget deal that resulted in the passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act, which took serious steps to rein in federal spending without gutting Medicare and Social Security, streamlined the federal permitting process, ensured the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and advanced many more critical … Continue Reading


January 12, 2024

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 2023 Year-in-Review

Charleston, WV — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released the Committee’s 2023 year-in-review.   Under Senator Manchin’s leadership, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee reported or ordered reported 59 bills in 2023, including Chairman Manchin’s Nuclear Fuel Security Act and America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2023. The Committee held 21 hearings and 3 business meetings on a variety of topics covering the … Continue Reading


January 11, 2024

Manchin: My Problem is not With Electric Vehicles. My Problem is This Administration Breaking the Law.

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine federal electric vehicle (EV) incentives including the federal government’s role in fostering reliable and resilient electric vehicle supply chains. During the hearing, Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) discussed his concerns with the Administration breaking the law by issuing proposed rules not in line with the electric vehicle tax credit provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), China’s … Continue Reading


January 11, 2024

Manchin, Capito Introduce Bill To Designate Clarksburg Federal Courthouse In Honor Of Judge Irene M. Keeley

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced bipartisan legislation to designate the Clarksburg Federal Courthouse as the “Irene M. Keeley United States Courthouse.” Judge Keeley was the first woman appointed as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, a position in which she served for over 30 years. After earning her law degree from West Virginia College of Law, Judge Keeley worked for more than a … Continue Reading


January 11, 2024

Manchin Announces West Virginians Selected For 2024 United States Senate Youth Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced high school students Peyton Emilie Barker of Ronceverte and Bryson Cole Riggleman of Petersburg have been selected as West Virginia’s United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) representatives for 2024. Peyton and Bryson were chosen from the state’s top student leaders to join the 104 national student delegation.  “I’m so proud of Peyton Barker and Bryson Riggleman for their selection as West Virginia representatives for the … Continue Reading


January 10, 2024

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Legislation To Fast-Track Veterans Access To Health Care Benefits

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, joined Senators Angus King (I-ME), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) in introducing legislation to give combat Veterans the option to enroll in their healthcare benefits program before officially transitioning out of active duty. The bipartisan Combat Veterans Pre-Enrollment Act would create an opt-in program to allow transitioning servicemembers to access Veterans Affairs (VA) … Continue Reading


January 10, 2024

Manchin Announces $3.5M For Prevention, Control Of Infectious Diseases In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,524,648 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The funding will support statewide efforts to control and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. “I am pleased HHS is investing more than $3.5 million to strengthen statewide efforts to prevent, control, and respond to infectious disease … Continue Reading

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