On the Road

Over the weekend, I attended the dedication of a bronze statue on the campus of West Virginia State University in honor of Katherine Johnson. It is my hope that the students who pass it every day will be reminded of Katherine’s legacy and will be inspired to keep their passion for knowledge alive. It was also her 100th Birthday weekend, and it was an honor to present her with a congressional record statement honoring her legacy with NASA.

Senator Manchin attends the dedication of a bronze statue in honor of Katherine Johnson.


Last week I spoke at the West Virginia Medical Association's annual meeting regarding the opioid epidemic. I then stopped by the WV Orthopedic Society's meeting during their Health Summit.  I was honored to receive an award from the WV Region of the American Red Cross.

Senator Manchin speaks with attendees of the WV Medical Association annual meeting.

Senator Manchin speaks with attendees of the WV Medical Association annual meeting.

Senator Manchin speaks with attendees of the WV Orthopedic Society meeting.

Senator Manchin receives an award from Erica Mani of the WV American Red Cross for his extraordinary life-saving service to Senator Claire McCaskill.

Key Federal Resources

$320,000 Announced for West Virginia Communities

This funding through the Community Facilities Program will support the purchase of vehicles and other equipment for emergency and non-emergency purposes. 

I am happy to see these West Virginia communities receive the valuable resources needed to update their public infrastructure and communities. The updated police fleets will keep the communities of Princeton, Bluefield, Romney, Glenville and Smithers safer. The utility vehicles for Romney and Alderson will help facilitate public works and repairs around the community. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for these resources. 

Individual awards listed below:

  • $55,500 to the City of Romney.
  • $50,000 to the Big Otter Volunteer Fire Department.
  • $50,000 to the City of Smithers.
  • $50,000 to the City of Bluefield.
  • $50,000 to the City of Princeton.
  • $50,000 to the Town of Alderson.
  • $23,200 to the City of Romney.
  • $13,000 to Glenville State College.


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