On the Road

It was great to speak with Valley High School students today via Skype. Thanks to the young men and women who participated today and also to the VHS teachers & staff who made last week's Q&A in Wetzel County possible.

 Senator Manchin speaks with Valley High School students in Wetzel County via Skype.

Regional Coordinator Keith McIntosh attended the 2019 Champion for Youth Dinner honoring this year's Champion for Youth, Kendra DeOms, and Youth of the Year, Emily Aronhalt. Congratulations again on these well-deserved honors and thank you both for serving your community.

Kendra DeOms, left, who was named 2019 Champion for Youth, stands with Keith McIntosh, from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s office, and Youth of the Year, Emily Aronhalt, at the 2019 Champion for Youth Dinner on Thursday evening. (Journal photo by Emily Keefer)


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. Joshua Davidson of Parkersburg contacted the Senator’s office in February to request expedited review of his claim for total unemployability.  Senior Caseworker Cris Hewett worked with the Regional VA office to establish financial need to expedite the case. Mr. Davidson was approved for unemployability benefits which resulted in a retroactive award.

In Your Community

 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  



Operation Appreciation - Veterans

Thursday, May 16, 2019

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fairmont Armory

1854 Morgantown Avenue, Fairmont



American Legion Post 71 Veterans Resource Fair

Saturday, May 18, 2019

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

American Legion Post 71

225 W Washington Street, Charles Town

Visit careers.wvu.edu/operation-appreciation for more info.



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   



FEMA Integration Team Launches in WV

Flooding is a constant threat in West Virginia. In the past 10 years, West Virginia has received over 20 federal disaster declarations, the vast majority of which are for flooding events. In this time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) have worked together to respond to these events, recover from them, and mitigate the risks of future flooding. Today, FEMA and DHSEM are taking a step forward to enhance collaboration and teamwork with the establishment of a FEMA Integration Team (FIT). This federal team will work alongside DHSEM to continue to support ongoing recovery efforts from past flooding as well as prepare for future emergencies.

Learn more here.


 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.    


Loans are also available for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in West Virginia as a result of the combined effects of excessive rain, flash flooding, Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael from April 1 through Dec.31, 2018. These loans are available in the following counties: Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Putnam, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Upshur, Webster, Wirt and Wood.

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





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