This year as West Virginians gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the great blessings we share as West Virginians and Americans. Growing up in Farmington, I was always taught that if you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings. And despite the challenges we faced this year, there is much to be grateful for.

We have made great strides in our efforts to defeat COVID-19. America led the world in the creation of multiple safe and effective vaccines, allowing many West Virginia families to safely gather to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. I encourage any West Virginian who has not received the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community by getting vaccinated this holiday season.

We are also grateful for all those who sacrifice to keep us safe. To our servicemembers, front line workers and their families – we are so thankful for your service.

Today and every day, I am thankful for the privilege to serve the great state of West Virginia. On behalf of Gayle, myself, and our family, we wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving. God bless America and God Bless our great state of West Virginia.

With warmest regards,

 Joe and Gayle


Yesterday, I joined Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin to announce a $1.75 million infrastructure investment from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Charleston Capital Connector Project. 

Investing in infrastructure projects across West Virginia will have a monumental impact on our communities and local economies. For months, I have been advocating for the Charleston Capital Connector Project, which will upgrade and improve the Kanawha Boulevard corridor and Greenbrier Street gateway. In October, I called Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg and urged him to make this project a reality, and I’m pleased DOT heeded my request to improve our capital city. As we work to put the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill into action, I will continue to advocate for infrastructure projects across the Mountain State.

The Charleston Capital Connector project will upgrade and improve the Kanawha Boulevard corridor and Greenbrier Street gateway to make the city safer and more accessible for bikers, walkers, joggers and riders. 



I was pleased to send Thanksgiving greetings to the Hansford Senior Center last week for their Thanksgiving celebration.



I am so pleased to congratulate Karl Colder as the new chief of the Huntington Police Department. I am certain his experience will be a great benefit to the Huntington community and that he will lead with efficiency, justice, and compassion.  



My staff read a greeting on my behalf at the grand opening of The Gaming Co. in Charleston on Saturday. Pictured, from left, is The Gaming Store Manager Kat Janz, Senator Manchin’s Outreach Manager Mike Browning and store owner Shawn Reynolds. More than 50 people were in line early Saturday morning to be the first to shop at the new business.



Berton, from Nicholas County, contacted the Office of US Senator Joe Manchin for assistance with IRS penalty that was assessed for center’s 2018 tax returns.  After the Senator’s inquiry was submitted, the Tax Payer Advocate Services provided verification that the 2018 tax returns were submitted and the IRS penalty abatement was approved. 

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a state or federal agency, please contact my office at 304-342-5855. My staff and I are always ready to help fellow West Virginians!

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Senator Manchin's state offices are accepting internship applications for Spring 2022. Click here or the image below to learn more and to fill out the online application.