Press Releases

August 21, 2014

Manchin Applauds DEA's Final Rule to Reschedule Hydrocodone

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officially announced the final rule to reschedule hydrocodone-combination drugs, which are found in highly addictive painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance. Rescheduling these drugs will ensure proper limits for prescription refills, tighter controls at pharmacies and more visits to a doctor … Continue Reading


August 20, 2014

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce Federal Funding for WV Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with U.S. Representative Nick Rahall, today announced more than $1.4 million for local law enforcement. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which supports state and local law enforcement in their efforts to prevent and control crime. "Crime and substance abuse wreaks so much havoc on our families, our communities and our state," Manchin … Continue Reading


August 14, 2014

Manchin and Rockefeller Announce Funding to Launch Childhood Development Project in Kanawha County

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller announced $722,800 to establish Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) in Kanawha County, specifically in Charleston's West Side. The program will coordinate the efforts of existing early childhood programs, identify problems related to mental illness and substance abuse and promote physical, emotional, cognitive, social and behavioral wellness in children from birth through age … Continue Reading


August 11, 2014

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce $2.6 Million to Help West Virginia Veterans in Need

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced $2,620,000 in funding through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program to assist homeless veterans and their families in West Virginia. The program will provide outreach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits and assistance in receiving other public benefits. The program will also provide rental, utility and … Continue Reading


August 08, 2014

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce More Than $26 Million for Economic Development and Housing Assistance in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with U.S. Representative Nick Rahall, announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $26,519,322 to develop sustainable communities and expand economic opportunities for West Virginia families by improving neighborhood facilities and services. The funding will also provide critical housing assistance to those in need. "As West Virginians, we pride ourselves … Continue Reading


August 07, 2014

Manchin, Tomblin, Rahall Pleased NIH Releases Details on Research Studies of Chemicals Spilled in Elk River

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall announced they are pleased that the NIH's National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has outlined the National Toxicology Program's (NTP) scientific studies it will conduct on the chemicals spilled into the Elk River from the Freedom Industries plant on January 9, 2014. NTP plans to conduct a series of short-term toxicity studies. The tests will observe whether the … Continue Reading


August 06, 2014

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Funding for YouthBuild Program in WV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller today announced more than one million dollars for the Randolph County Housing Authority to fund the YouthBuild Program. The $1,060,419 was awarded by the Department of Labor (DOL). "I am incredibly pleased that Randolph County has received funding to support the YouthBuild program," Manchin said. "This tremendously successful program promotes goals that we strive to achieve in all of our communities-education opportunities, career … Continue Reading


August 05, 2014

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Funding for Manufacturing Extension Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today announced $418,624 in federal funding for West Virginia University to continue supporting the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The West Virginia MEP is operated by West Virginia University (WVU) and works with small- and mid-sized manufacturers in the state to make them more efficient and to help them create jobs. In addition, … Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

Manchin Statement on Vote to Save Federal Funding for Transportation and Highway Projects

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today released the following statement after voting to pass the Highway and Transportation Funding Act, which will finance the Highway Trust Fund and continue federally funded infrastructure, transit and highway projects that are vital to our nation's economic growth. The measure will provide $10.9 billion to reauthorize the programs until May 31, 2015. "Today, I voted to pass this short-term fix because without the stable funding provided by the … Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

Manchin Applauds Passage of Legislation to Reduce Wait Times at VA Facilities and Fix Problems at the VA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on the Senate passage of the Veterans Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act, which will improve veterans' access to medical services at Veterans Affairs facilities across the United States and will take steps to fix the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate voted 91-3 to pass the legislation. "Our nation asks a lot of our military personnel, and it is … Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

Manchin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Mark Warner (D-VA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Banking Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which is set to expire on September 30, 2014. The five-year reauthorization package would incrementally increase the Bank's spending authority to $160 billion from $140 billion over a four-year period, require the … Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

Manchin Testifies At EPA Hearing on Existing Source Rule

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today testified in Washington, D.C. at one of the four public hearings that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding this week on the proposed Clean Power Plan that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants. Additional hearings are being held in Atlanta, Denver and Pittsburgh. The purpose of the hearings is to provide individuals, organizations and interested parties the opportunity to express … Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

Manchin Statement on Border Crisis Vote

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on voting to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, which would address the influx of Central American children crossing America's border. "Today, I voted to begin debate on legislation that focuses on several emergencies our country is facing right now and must be immediately addressed. However, without major changes, I cannot support this bill as it … Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

Manchin Applauds Senate Passage of Transportation and Highway Funding Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act. If enacted, the legislation will provide $8.1 billion through December 20, 2014 to continue federally funded infrastructure, transit and highway projects vital to our nation's economic growth. "Thankfully Congress could come together and recognize the necessity of funding our infrastructure, transportation and highway programs. I can … Continue Reading


July 25, 2014

Manchin and Rockefeller Announce Federal Funding for WV Volunteer Fire Departments

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller today announced that $135,375 will be awarded to two West Virginia volunteer fire departments through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will help volunteer fire departments in Wheeling and Keyser supply critically needed operations and safety equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect their local communities. "The dedicated volunteers at our local … Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

Manchin Brings 'Hollow' Documentary and The Story of McDowell County to Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) hosted more than 250 guests in the United States Capitol Building for a special viewing of the award-winning "Hollow" documentary with filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon. The film, which has been nominated for a 2014 Emmy Award and was awarded a 2013 Peabody Award, is an interactive documentary that features the stories of individuals living in McDowell County. It merges cinematic techniques with web-based storytelling to … Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

Manchin Announces Additional Testing of Chemicals Spilled in Kanawha Valley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the coordination between federal and state agencies to conduct additional scientific testing of the chemicals spilled from the Freedom Industries plant on January 9, 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Toxicology Program, and NIH's National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences will work with state officials to design and … Continue Reading


July 22, 2014

Manchin Expresses Support for Miners' Black Lung Benefits at Senate Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today submitted a statement at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing in response to the 2013 Center for Public Integrity (CPI) report on black lung benefits and how unethical legal and medical practices can harm black lung claimants. Three West Virginians testified at the hearing: Attorney John Cline; Pulmonary Section Chief from West Virginia University Department of Medicine, Dr. Jack Parker; and … Continue Reading


July 18, 2014

Manchin Announces More Than $14 Million to Improve WV Waterways

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced that watershed management projects in four West Virginia communities will receive a total of $14,200,099 through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assistance program for planning, design and/or construction of watershed structures. The funds will be used to make critical improvements to dams and watershed structures that protect public health and safety. "Our watershed … Continue Reading


July 16, 2014

Manchin Announces Funding to Develop Culture District in Charles Town

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced that the city of Charles Town will receive up to $50,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) "Our Town" grant program. The funding, which will help support the planning and outreach campaign for the Washington Heritage Arts & Culture District in Downtown Charles Town, was announced after Senator Manchin, Senator Rockefeller and Congresswoman Capito sent a letter to the NEA in support of the project. The project will … Continue Reading

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