On the Road 

On Friday, I met with clergy members in Wheeling to discuss the role our faith can play in protecting healthcare coverage for West Virginians. We talked about the fact that right now West Virginia’s Attorney General is suing to allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. If he succeeds, every person in our state would be effected. Nearly 800,000 West Virginians have a pre-existing condition, including 90,600 children. This means turning our backs on West Virginians with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, asthma or women who are pregnant. I am determined to protect these individuals and their families from the old discriminatory practices of the health insurance industry. For a lot of West Virginians with pre-existing conditions, insurance coverage is the difference between life and death, and I will do everything I can to protect them.

Over the weekend, I spoke with the WV Coal Association and the Independent Oil and Gas Association. Like all true West Virginians, I am proud of the critical role our state plays in providing energy to our nation. I remain committed to working on both sides of the aisle to develop a realistic and responsible clean energy policy for the future that balances the needs of our economy and our environment. Achieving true energy independence requires us to recognize the important role that these abundant natural resources play.

Senator Manchin continues to ask West Virginians to share their stories about the importance of protecting access for those with pre-existing conditions by emailing them to healthcare@manchin.senate.gov. Senator Manchin will read these stories on the Senate Floor. 


Then, early this week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Ceredo Kenova Area Business Association meeting. It is always exciting to see our local business leaders and innovators together planning the future of our beautiful communities.


Regional Coordinator, Mary Jo Guidi participated in the Taylor County Back to School Fair this week. We wish all students across the state a very happy and safe school year!



Case Manager, Cris Hewett, stopped by Gold Star Post 6452, VFW, on Friday to celebrate the 98th Birthday of World War II Veteran, Charles Berton "Bert" Mulligan. 

Thank you for your service and I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Mr. Mulligan.

Read more about Mr. Mulligan's service here.


How May We Help You?

I truly appreciate the opportunity to hear from my fellow West Virginians. As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is to provide top-notch customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me, or who may need help.  I have a team of caseworkers in each of my four offices to help you with matters of concern. While I have no direct jurisdiction in the administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you with whatever problem you may be experiencing and ask that full consideration be given to your case. 

Recently, Kim Good in my Charleston Office was able to assist Ms. Arin Shatto with her visa to study in Bengaluru, India.  Arin applied for her visa in February using a private service so that she would be able to travel in June.  Within a week of her travel date, she had not yet received her visa and passport.  Kim was able to coordinate with the visa service as well as Embassy officials to ensure that Arin’s passport was received in time to travel.  If you need help with the State Department, the IRS, VA, Social Security, Black Lung benefits, any other agency, please contact my office or click here to email me.




To learn more, call my office Toll Free at (855) 275-5737, email me,or find me on social media:


Please do not respond to this email. The mailbox is unattended. To UNSUBSCRIBE at any time, please click here.