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Sen. Joe Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin

Democrat, West Virginia
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Office Phone: 202-225-3252
Committees:
Intelligence
Appropriations
Energy and Natural Resources
Veterans’ Affairs
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
25.9% of children are in poverty
32.4% of children under 6 are in poverty
10.7% of children are in extreme poverty
14.6% are food insecure
2.6% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Manchin on Child Poverty

  • voted against H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Manchin on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act, which would support states in improving outcomes for mothers during pregnancy.

  • co-sponsored S.1148, the CRIB Act, which would allow a state Medicaid program to cover inpatient or outpatient services at a residential pediatric recovery center for infants with neonatal drug withdrawal symptoms and their families.

  • co-sponsored S.1546, the Commonsense Competition and Access to Health Insurance Act, which would allow more flexibility in the sale of health insurance coverage across state lines.

  • co-sponsored S.1835, the Lower Premiums Through Reinsurance Act, which would support states in creating individual health care reinsurance programs.

  • co-sponsored S.2456, the CARA 2.0 Act, which would reauthorize the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act and introduce new efforts to fight the opioid crisis.

  • co-sponsored S.2899, the CRIB Act, which would amend a grant program to provide funds to help babies born with drug dependencies.

  • Manchin on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.1091, the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which would establish a federal task force to support grandparents raising grandchildren.

  • co-sponsored S.2923, the Building Capacity for Family-Focused Residential Treatment Act, which would provide for grants for the development of family-focused residential treatment programs for substance abuse treatment.

  • co-sponsored S.2924, the Supporting Family-Focused Residential Treatment Act, which would direct the federal government in conjunction with states to support family-focused residential treatment programs for maternal substance abuse.

  • Manchin on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.


  • Manchin on Gun Violence Prevention

  • co-sponsored S.2607, the Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act, which would allow family members of an individual who they believe to be a danger to himself or others to seek a gun violence prevention order, which would allow for the temporary seizure of said individual’s firearms.

  • Manchin on Housing

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Housing. To learn more visit www.manchin.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-3252.

    Manchin on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit www.manchin.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-3252.

    Manchin on Early Childhood Development

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Early Childhood. To learn more visit www.manchin.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-3252.

    Manchin on Education

  • voted against the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted against H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

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