Press Releases

September 19, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Funding for Dental Health Care in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller today announced $310,600 in federal funding for oral disease prevention in West Virginia. "Helping West Virginians maintain a healthy lifestyle is an investment worth making for the wellbeing and success of our future generations," said Manchin. "If our healthcare centers have the right information and the right tools, it can be easier for our healthcare providers to offer the best services possible to those who are in need. This … Continue Reading


September 18, 2013

Manchin To Vote 'No' On Binz Nomination To Become Next FERC Chairman

Washington, D.C. - As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on how he plans to vote on Ron Binz's nomination to become the next Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). "As we look to America's energy future, it is imperative that we establish a domestic, all-of-the-above energy approach that strikes a balance between our economy and our environment. Currently, the lack of a level … Continue Reading


September 18, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall, Announce Federal Funding for Tri-State and Mingo County Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Wednesday announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $1.5 million in federal funding to enhance airfield operations at Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field in Wayne County and the Appalachian Region Airport in Mingo County. "Keeping our airports and its facilities safe and … Continue Reading


September 18, 2013

Manchin's State Staff to Participate in “Serving our Seniors”

Washington, D.C. - As part of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's "Day to Serve" volunteer initiative scheduled this year from September 15-29, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that his staff will participate in 9 "Serving Our Seniors" events across the Mountain State. Senator Manchin is a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. "Like I always say, if you can count your blessings, then you can share your blessings," Senator Manchin said. "As West Virginia's former Governor … Continue Reading


September 18, 2013

Manchin Announces WV Community and Technical Colleges to Receive $25 Million in Funding that Leads to Good-Paying, High-Skilled Jobs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia will receive $25 million from the Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program. Ten community and technical colleges across West Virginia will use the funding to encourage West Virginians to enroll, pursue and graduate from technical programs that lead to high-waged, high-skilled jobs. "Investing in … Continue Reading


September 17, 2013

Celebrating Constitution Day and Remembering West Virginia's Beloved Senator Robert C. Byrd

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin issued the following statement celebrating "Constitution Day" and remembering West Virginia's beloved Senator Robert C. Byrd. "Senator Byrd often said that our freedom is 'set forth and realized' in our Constitution and he felt it was vital to study it, honor it and revere it. That's why he carried it in his coat pocket everywhere he went and wrote the law that created 'Constitution Day' - to be celebrated every September 17, the anniversary of the … Continue Reading


September 17, 2013

Manchin, Coburn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to hold Pentagon Accountable for Financial Audit

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today introduced the "Audit the Pentagon Act of 2013," a bill that provides incentives for the Department of Defense, which is the only Federal agency that has never fully complied with financial management laws, to meet its audit schedule while also instituting consequences for further failure to follow the law. "The United States of America has - and will continue to have - the greatest military in the world. … Continue Reading


September 13, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Funding for the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today announced $465,700 in federal funding for West Virginia University to continue supporting the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership. This program provides important advisory services to the state's local businesses and manufacturers so they can become more competitive and innovative. "Investing in our manufacturing industry is a … Continue Reading


September 12, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce $24 Million FCC Award to Expand Broadband in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, along with Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced a multi-million dollar federal award that will support expansion of broadband infrastructure and high-speed Internet access to at least 40,000 rural homes and businesses in West Virginia. "Investing in ways to improve Internet access and broadband services will help West Virginia businesses become … Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

Manchin Statement on 12th Anniversary of September 11

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the twelfth anniversary of September 11th. "A dozen years later, the memories of 9/11 are still very real for Americans - the terrible images of the Towers falling, the Pentagon in flames and the smoldering field in rural Pennsylvania. It was a day when all Americans shared a terrible tragedy. But it was also a day that united us as never before. And as much as it changed our country, it also showed how … Continue Reading


September 10, 2013

Manchin Statement on Syria Agreement to Sign Chemical Weapons Convention

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on Syria agreeing to sign the Chemical Weapons Convention. "I am encouraged that the Syrian regime has agreed to sign the Chemical Weapons Convention, declare their chemical weapons and join the international community. I have said from the start that being a super power means more than super military might; it means super diplomacy and super restraint. This is the first step in the important process of … Continue Reading


September 10, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce DOT Funding for Logan County Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller along with Rep. Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.), Tuesday announced Logan County Airport has been awarded $200,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to install weather reporting equipment. "I am pleased that the Logan County Airport will receive critical funding to upgrade its weather information system in order for our state to remain competitive, attract new jobs and provide the safest and most reliable transportation … Continue Reading


September 09, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce Significant Funding for Community Development, Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, today announced more than $23 million in federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for community development, affordable housing, and homelessness prevention and relief in West Virginia. "In West Virginia, we understand the value of helping one another, especially in times of struggle," said Manchin. "We need to do everything we can to make sure that our neighbors … Continue Reading


September 06, 2013

Manchin Helps to Raise Awareness of Veterans' Mental Health Services

Washington, D.C. - With military suicide rates at record highs, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) urges West Virginians and Americans nationwide to support veterans in crisis and spread the word about VA mental health services during Suicide Prevention Month this September. "The men and women who have bravely served the best country in the world are our heroes - plain and simple. We must never forget their patriotism, their courage and their sacrifices. They've risked their lives so that we … Continue Reading


September 05, 2013

Manchin Statement on Syria

"The decision to use U.S. military force is one of the most serious decisions I have ever made. Over the past few weeks I have heard the concerns from thousands of West Virginians on the situation in Syria. This past week, I have attended hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee, which I am a member, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committees, of which I am not a member, to hear Secretaries Hagel and Kerry, and General Dempsey testify. I have attended classified briefings by the … Continue Reading


September 03, 2013

Manchin Seeks West Virginians Opinions on Syria

My statement on Syria: http://1.usa.gov/15z682q I want to hear from West Virginians on what, if any, military action should be taken. Your feedback is invaluable as Congress debates this critical national security issue. Please email me at Syriaopinions@manchin.senate.gov; Tweet me @Sen_JoeManchin and use #Syria; or Send me a Facebook message on … Continue Reading


September 02, 2013

Manchin Statement Celebrating Labor Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement onLabor Day. "Today, we honor the hardworking men and women who keep West Virginia and our greatcountry running every day," Senator Manchin said. "As we spend time with familyand friends, let us take a moment to celebrate our strong, diverse anddedicated workforce that has built America from the ground up. Americans havetirelessly fought to make this country the best country in the world. Let'scommemorate our … Continue Reading


September 01, 2013

Manchin to Suspend WV Events to Return to Washington for Syria Briefings

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released the following statement on suspending his West Virginia events following Labor Day to return to Washington to attend briefings on the situation in Syria. "The decision to authorize the use of U.S. military force and weapons is one of the most difficult that a country can make, and is not one that should be made without all the available facts or without the consultation of Congress. I am pleased that the President decided to seek … Continue Reading


August 30, 2013

Manchin Statement on Military Action in Syria

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on Syria after a secure briefing from the White House. "I am deeply concerned by the use of chemical weapons in Syria against innocent people, but after over a decade of war in the Middle East, there needs to be compelling evidence that there is an imminent threat to the security of the American people or our allies before any military action is taken. I do … Continue Reading


August 29, 2013

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce Federal Funding for City of Princeton Law Enforcement

BECKLEY, W.Va. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (all D-W.Va.), Wednesday announced federal funding for the City of Princeton Police Department to enhance the Detective Bureau's ability to serve and protect the community. "It is so important to invest in our state police to make sure they have the necessary resources and tools to protect our local residents," Manchin said. "I'm pleased to announce that this grant will help our crime-fighting … Continue Reading

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