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On the Road

On Friday, after speaking on a panel for the West Virginia Broadcasters Association, I participated in a roundtable discussion with religious, business and community leaders and West Virginians with pre-existing conditions.

Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, asthma and pregnancy are all examples of a pre-existing condition and nearly 800,000 West Virginians have one. West Virginians continue to tell me they are terrified about what this dangerous lawsuit will mean for their families. I had the opportunity to talk with religious leaders, business owners and medical professionals in Huntington about what it would mean for them personally. This is the difference between life and death for the 800,000 West Virginians with a pre-existing condition. I will continue doing everything in my power to protect their access to affordable healthcare.

I continue to ask West Virginians to share their stories about the importance of protecting access for those with pre-existing conditions by emailing them to

During the weekend, I had the great privilege of attending the naming ceremony for the Huntington VA Medical Center in honor of national hero, and my dear friend, Hershel "Woody" Williams. It is so very fitting that Woody should receive this honor. He has dedicated his life to public service and advocating for Gold Star Families. Thank you again, Woody, for your noble service to our nation, and congratulations for this great honor.

Senator Manchin speaks on the panel at the West Virginia Broadcasters Association.


Senator Manchin participates in his fifth roundtable discussion about pre-existing conditions.


Senator Manchin attends the naming of the VA Medical Center in Huntington in honor of Hershel "Woody" Williams.

In Your Community

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“Duty, Honor, Country”

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

This week, I am highlighting the oldest continuously-operating Army post in the United States.This prestigious academy has been educating, training and inspiring leaders of character for more than 200 years.  West Point is an internationally recognized institution for academic, military and physical excellence.  


These leaders are prepared to provide selfless service to our Army and the nation. Cadets like Antonella Blanco, class of 2021 who will graduate as a commissioned officer and serve our nation with a lasting legacy and are truly what makes West Point great. 


Antonella Blanco, Cadet attending West Point


West Point graduates include two Presidents of the United States, as well as the President of the Confederate States of America; three foreign heads of state; one Senator, two Governors; and four Congressman.  A total of 76 graduates have been awarded the Medal of Honor.  In addition, 18 NASA astronauts, three Heisman Trophy winners and two Cabinet Secretaries are West Point Alumni.  Multiple Generals and CEOS have degrees from “the Point”.

If you are interested in becoming part of West Point’s esteemed alumni; I encourage you to apply for a nomination from my office.  You may find my application online at www.manchin.senate.govThe deadline to submit applications is October 5. 


United States Military Academy

Director of Admissions

606 Thayer Road

West Point NY 10996-9902

(914) 938-4041


Key Federal Resources

Funding Announced to Improve STEM Education

$2,497,534 was announced for members of the First2 STEM Success Alliance in West Virginia, a consortium focused on increasing retention and graduation rates among first generation, rural undergraduate students majoring in the STEM fields. Funding comes through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. 

Read more here.


Funding Announced for Emergency Preparedness and Substance Abuse Treatment

$4,178,254 was announced for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funding comes through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and will improve the ability of West Virginia’s health care system to respond to emergencies, as well as support substance abuse treatment services for pregnant and postpartum women and their children.

Read more here.


Funding Announced for McDowell County Water Project

$1,180,000 was announced for the McDowell County Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will go toward Phase II of the Elkhorn Creek water project, improving potable water service in the Towns of Kimball and Northfork and the City of Keystone, as well as several other communities, through the replacement of outdated systems.

Read more here.


Funding Announced for WVU Health Research

$1,384,000 for West Virginia University (WVU) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funding will support research intended to help reduce health disparities among West Virginians and analyze the effectiveness of telehealth programs.

Read more here.



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