On the Road

I was humbled to receive the 2019 Make a Difference Award at the Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA Make a Difference Banquet. I truly thank each person with the YMCA for all they do in our communities.

Senator Manchin attends the Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA Make A Difference Banquet.


Regional Coordinator Ali Mitchell presented Robinson Vanater, owner of Drip Coffee House in Putnam County, with a letter of congratulations on my behalf for their opening day.

 Regional Coordinator Ali Mitchell attends the opening of Drip Coffee House.


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. 

Willis Burch of Granville contacted Senator Manchin for help in receiving his back pay from Social Security. He had been approved for disability in December of 2017 and was told that it would take four to six weeks to process. A year later, he still hadn’t heard anything.

The Senator's office reached out to the SSA office and a request was sent to the payment center. Within 20 days, the funds were deposited into Mr. Burch’s account.


West Virginia Spotlight

Mitchell Bobbera of Gilbert made this beautiful metal sculpture. He started with a metal working class at Mingo Central High School and it's now become more than a hobby. Keep up the great work!

 Senator Manchin holds a metal sculpture by Mitchell Bobbera.

Do you have a nomination for a Spotlight Feature? Click here to inform my office.  Please note we cannot highlight a business. We accept requests to highlight individuals, groups or local activities that have had a positive impact on our communities.


In Your Community

Boots to Business

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

Step one is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses. This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.  Participants must pre-register.

The Boots to Business course will take place on March 12, 2019 at the Shepherd University Martinsburg Center. The class will run from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Shepherd University will provide a light lunch to participants.  

The class is free to veterans, but limited to the first 35 to pre-register.  Interested attendees may get more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/341815710002846/


U.S. Department of Labor Opens Application Period for HIRE Vets Program

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that as of January 31, 2019, the application period is open for job creators to apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award. This program recognizes small businesses, non-profit organizations, and large companies for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America’s veterans. To apply for the award, visit HireVets.gov.


Free Income Tax Assistance by the IRS

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Read more here.



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