Press Releases

January 20, 2021

Manchin Statement On Inauguration Of President Joe Biden And Vice President Kamala Harris

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “Today begins a new chapter for the United States of America and her people. I extend my most sincere congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration. Every American should want our President to succeed because if our President does well, our nation and state do well. … Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Manchin Working With Biden Administration On Vaccine Distribution In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in West Virginia. “I am aware of the scarcity of the COVID-19 vaccine throughout West Virginia and remain disappointed by the Trump Administration’s failure to get these vaccines to the people that need them. Congress has provided significant funding to make more vaccines available to more people, including nearly $9 billion in the most recent COVID-19 relief … Continue Reading


January 19, 2021

Manchin Questions Secretary Of Defense Nominee Austin During Nomination Hearing

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today questioned Secretary of Defense nominee Retired General Lloyd Austin during his nomination hearing.“The strength of our military and the admiration the whole world has for it is because of the civilian leadership, I believe your private sector knowledge will be an asset… I truly believe with all my heart you’re the right person at the right time to do this job because it’s a … Continue Reading


January 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $975,000 For Aerospace Mechanic Training School At Marshall University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $975,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the launch of the Aerospace Mechanic Technician (AMT) Training School at Marshall University. This program will assist with supplying needed jobs to the aerospace industry and will help create new job opportunities and attract private investment to Cabell … Continue Reading


January 17, 2021

Manchin Statement On Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow. “Today we celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our nation’s most inspiring and important figures in American history. Dr. King led a revolutionary movement for civil rights and changed our society for the better. His leadership provided us a vision for what America could be. This past year has been difficult for … Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

Manchin Urges Utilization Of Increased Funding And Support For Homeless Students In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged the Department of Education to swiftly implement additional support he secured in the year-end package to better assist students experiencing homelessness in West Virginia. Schools across the state have reported a significant increase in student homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Senator said in part, “It is now more urgent than ever before to address the needs of students experiencing homelessness. Prior to the … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $339 Million For COVID-19 Relief To West Virginia Schools

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $339,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the most recent COVID-19 relief package to help West Virginia schools respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding can be used for testing, to address learning loss, and to assist schools in ways like improving air quality in buildings as schools prepare for eventual reopening. … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Dozens of Rural West Virginia Health Providers Eligible For Funding After Manchin Efforts

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that six West Virginia counties are now eligible for funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) which determines a large percentage of grants and awards for rural health providers. After Senator Manchin’s efforts, HRSA made revisions to the Rural-Urban Commuting Areas (RUCA) codes, which changed Boone, Clay, Hampshire, Lincoln, Preston and Wirt counties from “urban” to “rural”. In October 2020, … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Manchin Championed Rental Assistance For West Virginians

Charleston, WV - In December, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) championed rental assistance programs for West Virginians when he led COVID-19 emergency relief negotiations. Senator Manchin’s initial emergency relief proposal - which was the framework of the final package - included $25 billion in rental assistance. As a result of Senator Manchin’s leadership, West Virginia is slated to receive an estimated $200 million from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program that was … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding To Expand COVID-19 Testing, Vaccine Distribution In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $119,346,660 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. Of the $119,346,660 appropriated for West Virginia, $103,153,083 is allocated for expanded COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, while $16,193,577 will be … Continue Reading


January 11, 2021

Manchin Urges Administration To Immediately Address COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Issues

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 45 Senators in urging U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to take immediate action to fix the significant issues of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution as coronavirus cases continue to climb. The Senators called on the Administration to work and communicate with state, local, Tribal, and territorial governments, vaccine and PPE manufacturers, public health experts, and healthcare providers to develop a plan … Continue Reading


January 11, 2021

Manchin Meets With Secretary Of Defense Nominee Austin

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, met with Secretary of Defense nominee Retired General Lloyd Austin. “As a former Governor, I understand how critical it is for the President to choose their cabinet. General Austin bravely served our nation for over four decades and has proven he is a dedicated American who will lead the Department of Defense with experience and leadership. President-elect Biden has selected … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Manchin Statement On The Nomination Of Merrick Garland As United States Attorney General

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland as the United States Attorney General. “There is not a more honorable, accomplished American than Judge Merrick Garland to lead the Department of Justice. He holds the rule of law above all else and will restore faith in the justice system. Judge Garland will reinstate disciplined leadership at the Department of Justice and will set the tone for how … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Manchin Statement On Potential Action Against President Trump

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on potential actions taken against President Trump. “No matter what course of action is taken against President Trump in 13 days, Joe Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States. Until then, I urge the good men and women honorably serving at all levels of the federal government to please stay at their post for the protection of our democracy. The actions of a rogue President will … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Manchin Statement On Certification Of 2020 Presidential Election Results

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Congressional certification of the 2020 Presidential election results. “Today was a difficult and dark day in our nation’s history. But let’s be clear - our democracy prevailed. Late tonight, Congress will certify the results of the 2020 presidential election just as the U.S. Constitution empowers us to do. In just 14 days, there will be a peaceful transition of power. Joe Biden and Kamala … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Manchin Receives Second COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine yesterday, in accordance with guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician.“Yesterday I received my second dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician and am feeling well. While the vaccine is a safe, effective way to protect ourselves from COVID-19, I will … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Issues Statement On Capitol Insurgence

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) released the following statement on the United States Capitol insurgence today. “The behavior we witnessed in the U.S. Capitol is … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Mike Myer

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Mike Myer, longtime Executive Editor of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. “Mike was a person of the upmost integrity. Over the years, we had lively debates about politics and the best direction for West Virginia. Mike was always able to look for the common ground and the best way to move forward for the sake of our state and country. I appreciate his insight and … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Manchin Statement On United States Capitol Insurrection

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the insurrection at the United States Capitol. “We are okay and ready to get back to the Senate chamber to finish our work. These thugs cannot and will not run us off. We will continue to … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Manchin Statement On Future Of The 117th Congress

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the future of the 117th Congress following the results of the special Senate elections in Georgia. “Now, more than ever, we must enter a new era of bipartisanship in Washington. With tight margins in the House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans are faced with a decision to either work together to put the priorities of our nation before partisan politics or double down on the dysfunctional … Continue Reading

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