On the Road

I was pleased to meet with Erica Mani, Regional Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross West Virginia Region about the Sound the Alarm campaign. On average, seven people die in home fires every day, most in homes without working smoke alarms. I’m proud to support the Red Cross's Sound the Alarm campaign to install smoke alarms in at-risk communities. Visit: http://soundthealarm.org/westvirginia to learn more.

Senator Manchin meets with Erica Mani of the American Red Cross about the Sound the Alarm campaign.


Regional Coordinator Mary Jo Guidi attended the groundbreaking for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument in Wheeling last week on my behalf. I truly appreciate my very dear friend Hershel "Woody" Williams and all those who made this beautiful ceremony possible to honor our Veterans and their families.

Mary Jo Guidi attends the groundbreaking of a Gold Star Family Memorial in Wheeling with Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams.


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. My staff is available 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 is given to your case. 

Mr. Ashable DeVault originally contacted Senator Manchin’s office in July 2017 for assistance with his two appeals pending with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Board of Veterans’ Appeals.  In January 2018, the BVA remanded Mr. DeVault’s case back to the Regional office for a final determination where he was granted full benefits on all appeal issues.  Mr. DeVault now receives 100% service connected disability, as well as dependents benefits for his wife, Donna. 

In Your Community

Spring Career and Job Expo

April 24, 2019

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Big Sandy Superstore Convention Center

Click here to register as an employer



Summers County Career and Resource Fair

May 15, 2019

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

McCreery Conference and Event Center

320 2nd Avenue, Hinton



Harrison County Economic Development Corporation Job Fair  

June 7, 2019  

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.  

WV State Office Building, Conference Room G – 09, West Main St., Clarksburg 

Register at: https://form.jotform.com/WVjd5253/clarksburg



 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in WV  

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in West Virginia as a result of rain, flash flooding that began on July 21, 2018. Loans are available in the following counties: Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, and Wetzel. 


Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov




SBA Offers Free Business Training Workshop for Veterans


The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting two entrepreneurship training sessions for Veterans, National Guard members, Reservists and their spouses across West Virginia this spring.  


Boots to Business: Reboot is a FREE training session that introduces veterans to the fundamentals of business ownership and the key steps for evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. The training is hosted by the SBA West Virginia District Office and the Veterans Business Outreach Center and features additional presentations by SBA resource partners, including  SCORE, America’s SBDC – West Virginia (the Small Business Development Centers), and local bankers, lawyers and small business owners.


Boots to Business: Reboot is available to eligible Veterans of all eras, Service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses. The public is also welcome to attend.  This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisors. The following dates and locations are currently available for registration:

  • Fairmont – April 24, 2019
  • Bluefield – April 25, 2019

To register for Boots to Business: Reboot classes visit www.sba.gov/wv.  For more information, contact Kimberly Donahue at kimberly.donahue@sba.gov or (304) 347-5220.       




National Security Month


April is National Social Security Month. This year, during National Social Security Month, the SSA will focus on the online services we provide that help put you in control — with secure access to your information anytime, anywhere.   Create a my Social Security account at ssa.gov/mysocialsecurity, and learn how to:   

  • Request a replacement Social Security card
  • Set up or change direct deposit
  • Get a proof of income letter
  • Change your address, if you get benefits
  • Check the status of your Social Security application
  • Get a Social Security 1099 form (SSA-1099)  




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


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