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On the Road

This partial government shutdown effects every American, including more than 300,000 West Virginians relying on food assistance. In the past few days I have made stops at Yeager Airport, the Facing Hunger Food Bank, and United Food Operations to discuss the shutdown and its effects. I also held a roundtable discussion in Fairmont on Monday about the shutdown and I appreciated hearing straight from you about how this has affected your lives.

Senator Manchin hosts a roundtable discussion about the government shutdown in Fairmont.

Senator Manchin at Yeager Airport.

Senator Manchin at the Facing Hunger Food Bank.

Senator Manchin at the United Food Operation.


Regional Coordinator, Ali Mitchell presented a greeting on my behalf to Julie Palas honoring Women & Girls' Day at the West Virginia Legislature. 

Ali Mitchell with Julie Palas during Women and Girls' Day at the WV Legislature.


Last week I spoke via Skype during the Energy Infrastructure Summit in Charleston. This conference is designed to share ideas about our state's growing oil and natural gas industry.

Senator Manchin skypes into the Energy Infrastructure Summit in Charleston.


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. 

Ms. Sharon Sears, of Shinnston, contacted the Senator’s Office for assistance after her mother, Ms. Sarah Rose, passed away and she filed for her accrued benefits from the VA to cover her funeral expenses. Ms. Rose passed away before the VA Fiduciary HUB appointed a fiduciary to handle her VA monthly benefits.  After inquiry was made, it was determined that Ms. Sears was using an outdated form so the Pension Management Center of the VA denied the claim for accrued benefits.  The Senator’s Office obtained the correct form for Ms. Sears and provided her with the contact of a Veterans Service Officer that could assist her in completing the form correctly.   The Senator’s office submitted the completed form on her behalf to the Pension Management Center.  The VA granted the claim in January and Mrs. Sears received $879 in accrued benefits that will assist in covering Ms. Rose’s burial expenses.


In Your Community

Blueprint Communities

Blueprint Communities in West Virginia is taking applications and the deadline is January 21.

Blueprint Communities® is a revitalization and leadership initiative that serves as a catalyst for creating sustainable communities. It includes classes, capacity building and small grants to help communities revitalize.

Learn more here.

Brochure included here.


Click HERE to complete your application.    

The State Offices are accepting applications year-round.


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


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