Press Releases

April 18, 2024

ICYMI — Manchin Speaks on Senate Floor in Support of Legislation to Stop Administration Rule that Forces Americans to Purchase EVs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, took to the Senate floor to support S.4072, his legislation with Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), that would block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently finalized tailpipe emissions rule that would force American consumers to purchase electric vehicles (EVs). “They're [the Administration is] saying by 2032 that basically 70% of the vehicles have to be electric. … Continue Reading


April 17, 2024

Manchin Questions U.S. Department Of Energy Secretary, Administrator On Meeting U.S. Defense Energy Needs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, questioned Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Jill Hruby, Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Senator Manchin questioned the witnesses on American nuclear energy capabilities and domestic production of highly enriched uranium. On American nuclear … Continue Reading


April 17, 2024

Manchin Statement On Vote To Dismiss Impeachment Charges Against Secretary Mayorkas

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote to dismiss the impeachment charges against U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “Illegal immigration across our Southern Border is the most dangerous threat facing our country today and President Biden is responsible for allowing the situation to get out-of-hand. However, my Republican friends in Congress also bear the responsibility of making it worse by refusing … Continue Reading


April 17, 2024

Manchin, Collins Lead Bicameral, Bipartisan Letter To The USPS Opposing Consolidations, Operational Changes Across The Country

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, and Susan Collins (R-ME), Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led their bipartisan, bicameral colleagues in sending a letter to United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The lawmakers expressed their opposition to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) recent nationwide consolidation and review announcements that could … Continue Reading


April 17, 2024

Manchin Questions U.S. Attorney General On Border Security Concerns, FISA Reauthorization

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on holding Mexico accountable for drug trafficking into the U.S., the ability of President Biden to declare a National Emergency to shut down the Southern Border and the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). On holding Mexico accountable for drug trafficking across the U.S. Southern Border: “Certainly, the … Continue Reading


April 17, 2024

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Effort To Overturn Biden Administration Climate Disclosure Rule

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s new rule will add undue burdens on public companies, threaten American economic and energy security Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced a bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recently finalized climate disclosure rule. The rule would place unnecessary burdens on publicly traded … Continue Reading


April 16, 2024

Manchin, Brown, Casey, Fetterman, Warner, Kaine Statement on DOL Final Rule To Reduce Silica Dust Exposure

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), John Fetterman (D-PA), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released the following statement on the Department of Labor (DOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) finalizing its proposal to amend current federal standards to better protect America’s miners from health hazards related to exposure to respirable crystalline silica, or silica dust.  “We applaud the Mine Safety and Health … Continue Reading


April 16, 2024

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Antisemitism Awareness Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined his bipartisan colleagues in introducing the Antisemitism Awareness Act. This legislation would help combat antisemitic sentiment and action on college campuses, which has been rising across the U.S. for years and spiked in the wake of Hamas’ terrorist attack on October 7, 2023. It would require the U.S. Department of Education to consider the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism … Continue Reading


April 16, 2024

Manchin Questions USDA Secretary On Oversupply Issues In Apple Industry, USDA Staffing Levels

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack on finding long-term solutions to oversupply challenges in the apple industry and ensuring adequate staffing at USDA. On finding long-term solutions to oversupply challenges in the apple industry: “I had the privilege of working with your team to come to the aid of apple growers throughout the Mountain State. We had a … Continue Reading


April 16, 2024

Manchin, Committee Question Secretary Granholm on Administration’s FY 2025 DOE Budget Request

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a hearing to question U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm about the President’s budget request for the DOE for Fiscal Year 2025. During the hearing, Chairman Manchin discussed the historic American energy investments resulting from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, his concerns with Administration actions that deviate from … Continue Reading


April 16, 2024

Manchin Announces $669k For Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrades In Braxton County

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $669,000 from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Town of Burnsville to support essential upgrades and repairs to their sanitary sewer system. This federal award is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2022 funding bill. “I’m pleased the EPA is investing $669K to … Continue Reading


April 16, 2024

Manchin Questions HHS Secretary On Implementing Jessie’s Law, Better Classifying Rural Appalachia For Federal Resources

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on fully implementing Jessie’s Law and better classifying rural Appalachia for federal healthcare resources. On fully implementing Jessie’s Law: “I was pleased to see the Department finalize the rule to implement the Jessica Grubbs’ Legacy Act that we worked on for so long. The law reduces barriers … Continue Reading


April 15, 2024

Manchin, Baldwin, Brown Lead Effort To Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2024 to eliminate a tax loophole that allows wealthy investment managers to evade paying their fair share of taxes. The current carried interest loophole allows these money managers to pay the lower 23.8 percent capital gains tax rate on income received as compensation, rather than the ordinary income tax rates of up to 40.8 percent that they … Continue Reading


April 12, 2024

Manchin Announces More Than $1.6 Million in Funding from Secure Rural Schools Program for West Virginia Counties

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that 14 West Virginia counties will receive a combined $1,684,201.95 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service through the Secure Rural Schools program to support public schools, roads and watersheds and to reimburse counties for providing emergency services on national forest and grasslands. Chairman Manchin secured this funding through … Continue Reading


April 12, 2024

Manchin, Capito Urge U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services To Fully Implement Jessie’s Law

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to fully implement Jessie’s Law. This bipartisan legislation helps ensure best practices are in place so physicians and other medical professionals have knowledge of a patient’s history with substance use disorder when determining appropriate medical care. Jessie’s Law was included in the Substance … Continue Reading


April 11, 2024

Manchin Secures Pay Raise For FCC Hazelton Staff

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved a 25 percent retention pay incentive for all staff in good standing at West Virginia’s Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Hazelton. The retention incentive is a direct result of Senator Manchin’s continued efforts to improve conditions at FCC Hazelton and will reduce staff attrition, boost morale and create … Continue Reading


April 11, 2024

Manchin Announces $2.1 Million To Upgrade Pipeline Infrastructure In Welch

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $2,115,394 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for the Welch Gas Cooperative Association. The funding will support a pipeline construction project that will replace 0.67 miles of natural gas pipeline. “I’m pleased the DOT is investing more … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Manchin Speaks On Senate Floor In Support Of Bipartisan Effort To Overturn Federal Highway Administration’s Unlawful, Impractical Emissions Rule

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, spoke on the Senate Floor on his support of the bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) Joint Resolution of Disapproval to nullify a November 2023 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) rule. The rule imposes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions performance measures on state departments of transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), despite lacking the … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Manchin Applauds Senate Vote to Overturn Biden Administration Rule Threatening American Franchise Model, Small Businesses

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Senate passage of the bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer rule, which forces liability on companies for another business’ employees even if they do not directly oversee them. Senators Manchin and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced the CRA resolution in November 2023. The Senate passed the CRA resolution by a bipartisan vote of 50 to 48 … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Manchin Questions DoD Special Operations And Cyber Commanders On Modern Role Of U.S. Special Forces, Establishment Of East Coast Training Venue

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Special Operations and Cyber Commanders on the modern role of the U.S. Special Operations Command (Special Forces) and the importance of establishing an East Coast training venue for their initiatives. On the modern role of U.S. Special Forces: “Some believe our Special Forces only perform a counterterrorism role. Nothing could be further … Continue Reading

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