Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Career Fair
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Date: Friday, Sept. 27
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Click here to register.


Last week I stopped by the Wardensville Garden Market and the Davis Country Farm Market. Nothing compares to farm-grown West Virginia vegetables, especially when they're grown by our Veterans.



I participated in two excellent Skypes recently - one with Grafton High School students and the other with Jefferson and Washington High School JROTC cadets - about applying for our U.S. Service Academies. Any students interested in serving our country while attending a service academy can find more information on my website.



Members of my staff, Gerrie Greene and Aaron Scheinberg, hosted Manchin Mobile Monday at the American Legion Hall in Charles Town.


I was proud to send a new American and West Virginia flag to Mingo Central after their flag was stolen earlier this season. Best of luck this season, Miners!


Regional Coordinator Ali Mitchell attended the ribbon cutting for Rupert Elementary School. This project marks an important milestone in this community's recovery from the flooding of 2016.


Frank Jezioro attended National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Jackson Resort, visiting with officers of the WV Wildlife Federation and Friends of the NRA.




To request assistance from my case team, click here.

As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is for me and my staff to provide the best possible customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me needing assistance. While I have no direct jurisdiction in legal or administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way possible and to assure that full consideration is given to your case. See one of our recent success stories below:

Mr. Ricky Alfrey, from Crab Orchard, contacted my office for assistance with the UMWA.  Mr. Alfrey needed a medically necessary procedure but kept being denied by UMWA.  As a result of the Caseworker Sylvia Asbury's inquiry, the UMWA contacted Mr. Alfrey to let him know the procedure had been approved.


Do you want to serve your country and receive a free education?

One of my highest honors as a U.S. Senator is to nominate patriotic and hardworking young men and women to the military service academies.  The  U.S. Service Academies annually award four-year,  fully-paid scholarships, and provide young men and women a jump start to a career in the military. Each scholarship consists of a four-year education, room and board, pay, exclusive benefits and valuable leadership training.  Admission into service academies is highly competitive and requires an official nomination.  I strongly encourage all interested West Virginians to apply for a nomination to the service academies.

October 4 is this year's application deadline.

Click the image link below for a message from Senator Manchin about U.S. Service Academy Nominations.Image
Caseworker Angie Retton meets with students at the Band Spectacular in Morgantown about the Service Academy application process.

Important Dates:

October 4:  Application deadline
October 7: Application packets are reviewed
October 8-11:  Interview dates are set with candidates
October 17, 18, & 19: Interviews with candidates

For more information, contact:


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Social Security Phone Scam - Learn How to Protect Yourself

Social Security employees do occasionally contact people--generally those who have ongoing business with the agency--by telephone for business purposes. However, Social Security employees will never threaten a person or promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase, in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent and people should not engage with the caller. If a person receives these calls, he or she should report the information to the OIG Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 or online at

To watch a PSA about the scam, click here or visit for more information.

Social Security has recently worked with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission to create a new fraud prevention placemat to help you avoid Social Security scams. You can order free copies of the placemat to use at dining venues, or to share with friends and family. The placemat is in English on one side and Spanish on the other side.

SBA Deadline for WV Private NonProfits to Apply for Physical Damage Disaster Loans is October 2

U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible Private NonProfit organizations (PNPs) in West Virginia of the Oct. 2 deadline to submit disaster loan applications in Grant, Pendleton, Preston, Randolph and Tucker counties for physical damages caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides on June 29-30, 2019.

PNPs that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to, food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.

Disaster Designation for WV Counties

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a primary agricultural disaster designation for counties in Ohio.  Under this disaster designation, producers in contiguous counties in Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia also qualify for benefits. WV counties include: Cabell, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Tyler, Wayne, and Wood Counties. 

The designated counties are listed in the attached letter to the Governor of Ohio.  Additional information on USDA’s disaster assistance program, including county lists and maps, can be found at


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