Press Releases

July 31, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $2.9 Million for Cowen Public Service District

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $2.9 million for the Cowen Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will go toward extending wastewater service to approximately 160 customers in Upperglade, West Virginia. "Inadequate sewer systems threaten public health and quality of life for rural communities," Senator Manchin … Continue Reading


July 31, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $2.7 Million for West Virginia Healthcare

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,773,296 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for various healthcare programs across West Virginia. "This significant funding will support a variety of programs throughout West Virginia including school health programs, public health education programs, mental health and substance abuse programs and cutting edge medical … Continue Reading


July 30, 2018

Manchin Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his meeting today with Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. "Today, Judge Kavanaugh and I had a productive meeting and talked about his experience, record and a variety of issues that will impact West Virginians, including his views on healthcare. The Supreme Court may ultimately decide the fate of pre-existing conditions protections for nearly 800,000 West Virginians and will personally impact … Continue Reading


July 27, 2018

Manchin Requests Information From West Virginia Healthcare Providers on 2019 Rates

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) asked CareSource and Highmark for information on how they are determining their rate premiums for 2019. Specifically, Senator Manchin wants to know if Congressional Republican efforts to dismantle the healthcare system were taken in to consideration when deciding premium rates for 2019. Senator Manchin said in part: "Last year, West Virginians were hit with double digit rate increases, increasing West Virginians' premiums by $71 per month. In … Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

ICYMI: Manchin Again Reads Letter from West Virginians About Importance of Protecting Coverage for those with Pre-Existing Conditions on the Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) took to the Senate floor for the second time to read letters from West Virginians about the importance of continuing to require insurance companies to cover those with pre-existing conditions. An ongoing lawsuit, led by 20 U.S. Attorneys General, including the Attorney General of West Virginia, and no longer being defended by the U.S. Department of Justice, would allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West Virginians with … Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

Senate Unanimously Adopts Manchin Amendment to Investigate Illicit Chinese Fentanyl

Washington, D.C. - The Senate adopted U.S. Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) amendment to a package of appropriations bills that would appropriate $1 million to go toward investigating how to prevent illicit fentanyl from China from entering the United States. The amendment passed 99-0. "Today, the drug epidemic is not only fueled by prescriptions and drug cartels but also by illicit fentanyl from China. Just two milligrams of fentanyl will kill most people. This amendment is simple - it … Continue Reading


July 25, 2018

ICYMI: Manchin Defends UMWA Pensions in Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a hearing of the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans where he questioned Mr. James P. Naughton, Assistant Professor and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Mr. Joshua D. Rauh, Ph.D, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Mr. Kenneth Stribling, Retired Teamster; and Mr. Timothy P. Lynch, Senior Director … Continue Reading


July 25, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $1.4 Million for Yeager Airport Security

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,400,000 through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. Funding will go toward security enhancements at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia. "Yeager Airport is essential to the success of our businesses, our economy and quality of life of West Virginians," Senator Manchin said. "One of my top priorities … Continue Reading


July 24, 2018

Manchin Introduces Recovering Americas Wildlife Act with Bipartisan Group of Senators

Washington, D.C. - As a Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, legislation that would help sustain fish and wildlife populations throughout the country. "In West Virginia hunting, fishing and outdoor activities are family traditions deeply ingrained in who we are as a state. The Recovering America's Wildlife Act will ensure we continue to promote our state's unique wildlife and preserve our rich … Continue Reading


July 23, 2018

Manchin Asks West Virginia Clergy to Encourage Congregations to Share Concerns About Losing Pre-Existing Conditions Protections

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) asked clergy members from across West Virginia to encourage their congregations to share their stories about why protecting access to health insurance for people with pre-existing conditions is important to their families. The Attorney General of West Virginia has joined 19 other states in suing to allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. "Repealing this provision will have … Continue Reading


July 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1.7 Million for Rural Health Care Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,720,926 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat mental health disorders and primary care services for mothers and children. "This funding will go toward developing effective strategies for treating and preventing mental health disorders and investing in the health of West Virginia mothers and children," … Continue Reading


July 23, 2018

WV Delegation Urges CMS to Reconsider Interim Final Rule on Durable Medical Equipment Rates

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Evan Jenkins (WV-3), sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administrator Seema Verma, regarding a policy that puts elderly and disabled West Virginians in rural areas at risk of losing much needed medical equipment and personnel. The delegation … Continue Reading


July 20, 2018

Manchin Meets with Broad Group of Constituents to Discuss Supreme Court Nominee

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today hosted a roundtable with a broad group of constituents to discuss President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Senator Manchin also encouraged West Virginians to continue sharing their thoughts and concerns with him by emailing SCOTUS@manchin.senate.gov. "I extend my sincere thanks to the West Virginians who joined me at today's roundtable. I take the responsibility to advise and consent on the President's Supreme Court … Continue Reading


July 20, 2018

Manchin Statement on Supreme Court Protests in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Supreme Court protests in West Virginia. "Right now, I am listening to West Virginians and getting input from all sides on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. I take the feedback I get seriously and will use it to make the best decision I can for the people of our state. I would not be representing the people of West Virginia responsibly if I blindly supported or opposed a nominee right … Continue Reading


July 19, 2018

Manchin, Capito Annouce $1.2 Million from EPA for Pollution Control

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,238,815 in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for controlling surface water pollution, preventing surface water contamination, and implementing an effective underground storage tank state regulatory program. "Clean water is essential to a community's health, economy, and happiness," Senator Manchin said. "This funding will ensure West Virginia has the proper infrastructure … Continue Reading


July 19, 2018

Manchin Urges Department of Justice to Protect West Virginians with Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to direct the Department of Justice to defend the Affordable Care Act in the pending suit Texas vs. United States - a case in which millions of Americans, including nearly 800,000 West Virginians, living with pre-existing conditions, are at risk of losing their healthcare coverage. The Attorney General of West Virginia has joined 19 other states in suing to allow insurance companies to once again deny … Continue Reading


July 19, 2018

Manchin Introduces Resolution to Defend Constitutionality of Pre-Existing Condition Protections in Texas v. U.S. Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a Senate resolution that would authorize Senate Legal Counsel to intervene in Texas vs. United States - a pending lawsuit in federal court, on behalf of the U.S. Senate, in order to defend the protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Right now, the Attorney General of West Virginia is suing to allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. "Right now, the Attorney … Continue Reading


July 18, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $700 Million for WV Flood Relief

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $690.2 million in funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for supplemental storm projects. "Many parts of our state were devastated by floods that took place months ago, and we're still recovering from those damages," Senator Manchin said. "West Virginians have always been resilient in a crisis, and these latest disasters proved to be no different. This funding from the Army Corps will help … Continue Reading


July 17, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Improve West Virginia Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $827,926 through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. Funding will support infrastructure improvements and other efforts that will enhance safety and increase the longevity of several airports in West Virginia. "Airports make rural communities accessible to the rest of the country, and therefore make a thriving … Continue Reading


July 17, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $7 Million to Provide Water Services to West Virginia Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,050,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development for two water projects in Jefferson and Marshall counties. The projects will support potable water service to approximately 850 new and existing customers through infrastructure improvements. "Proper water and wastewater infrastructure are essential to … Continue Reading

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