On the Road

Roundtable Discussions for All Affected by the Government Shutdown

I remain committed to finding a solution that reopens the federal government and funds our border security to keep Americans safe.  I believe that federal workers should not pay the price for Congressional inaction, which is why I worked with my colleagues to introduce legislation – which was signed by the President and passed into law on January 16th – that guarantees back pay as soon as possible for federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay during the shutdown.  I know that does not help in the moment, though, so please click here for some resources available to you during this difficult time.  We will continue to update this list as we hear from other organizations.

Additionally, I have hosted three roundtable discussions (Fairmont, Martinsburg, and Parkersburg) so far for federal workers and all who have been affected by the shutdown. Stay up-to-date for future roundtables and town halls by checking my website and social media.


Senator Manchin hosts a town hall in Parkersburg for those affected by the shutdown.


West Virginia AFL-CIO Legislative Conference

I had the privilege of speaking to our union members at the WV AFL-CIO Conference. It is no secret that our home state consists of the hardest working, most dedicated people in the country and it is vital that we continue the great progress we have made as a statewide community and invest in our working families.

Senator Manchin speaks at the AFL-CIO Conference.

 Senator Manchin speaks at the AFL-CIO Conference.


Catholic Schools Week

To kick off the upcoming Catholic Schools Week (January 27 - February 2), I stopped by Sacred Heart Grade School in Charleston to talk to our future leaders about faith, leadership, and service.


 Senator Manchin kicks off Catholic Schools Week at Sacred Heart.


 Economic Development Council

I had the opportunity to speak at the West Virginia Economic Development Council’s 2019 Annual Legislative Conference. Thank you for having me!

Senator Manchin speaks at the Economic Development Council's Annual Legislative Conference.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day at WVU Parkersburg

The Mountain State and this great nation are home to countless leaders who – in the spirit of Dr. King – are inspiring others and making substantial contributions to their communities and our entire nation.  Thank you for your passion and for your innovative ideas that honor Dr. King’s memory every single day.

Senator Manchin visited WVU Parkersburg on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


MLK Jr. State Holiday Commission Celebration

Case Manager Terri Berkley attended the MLK Jr. State Holiday Commission Celebration on my behalf during the weekend.

Case Manager Terri Berkley reads a greeting from Senator Manchin.


Skype with Wyoming East High School

Thank you to the Wyoming East High School students and faculty for the privilege of speaking to your class last week!

 Senator Manchin speaks with WEHS students via Skype from Washington.


In Your Community

Social Security Scam Alert

The Social Security Administration has become aware of reports of fraudulent telephone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Social Security Administration (SSA). In them, unknown callers are using threatening language to warn unknowing victims that they will be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to call a provided phone number or press the number indicated in the message to address the issue. In some instances, these unknown callers switch tactics and communicate that they want to help an individual with activating a suspended Social Security number. Such calls are a scam and are not coming from official SSA representatives.

You may report such calls to Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General by calling 1-800-269-0271 or submitting a report on the OIG website.


Historic Preservation Development Grants Available

The State Development Grant Program is for rehabilitation of properties that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places or a contributing property in a historic district or/and archaeological development of a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The funding source for this grant program is appropriated by the WV Legislature, through Lottery Funds.

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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, Angie Walsh, a caseworker in my Martinsburg Office was able to assist Mr. Dale Chapman, with assistance in getting his Social Security Disability benefits. Mr. Chapman had injured his back 1993 while working in the mines. After surgery and the implantation of a spine stimulator he could no longer work. The Senator’s office worked with officials from the Social Security Administration and Mr. Chapman was approved for disability benefits. 

You are welcome to call or visit any of my offices or send me an email and we will do everything we can to assist you.


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


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