Senator Manchin's Newsletter - April 6

Senator Manchin
2017-04-06 09:36:18
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =SenManchin%2501217066%2501201441%2b-%2b04-04-2017%2beNewsletter%2501177 40.15838048.11552238.14212520%2501manchin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Mr.%2bFe ed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bFeed%2501123%2bLane%253cbr%253e%250d%250aCi%252c%2b WV%2b90210%2501> Click here to open a plain text version of this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx n_text=Y&link=SenManchin%2501217066%2501201441%2b-%2b04-04-2017%2beNewsl etter%250117740.15838048.11552238.14212520%2501manchin%2540unityfeed.com %2501Mr.%2bFeed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bFeed%2501123%2bLane%253cbr%253e%250d%2 50aCi%252c%2bWV%2b90210%2501> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/spring_enew s_banner.jpg> April 6, 2017 Upcoming Events April 5 Skype: Pocahontas County High School April 12: Coffee and Commonsense Town Hall in Parkersburg April 13: Coffee and Commonsense Town Hall in Hinton April 19: Wednesday Wake Up Constituent Coffee in Senator Manchin's Charleston Office April 21: Senator Manchin co-hosts a Regional Job and Resource Fair in Huntington at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena's Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are more than 100 employers or resources signed up to participate in this job fair, and more added every day! Whether you are looking for a new job, wanting to change careers, develop your education or hoping to network with fellow employers or job seekers, there will be something for everyone. The federal agency Office of Personnel Management will be on hand to offer a class called, "How to Find and Get Federal Jobs." If you are an employer and want to register, please contact Vonda with WorkForce West Virginia at 304-528-5525. There is no cost to participate in this event. April 26 Skype: Musselman High School Save the Date � July 8: The Third Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes is scheduled for Saturday, July 8. More events coming soon. To invite the senator to your event, click here . From the Hill to the Mountains Working Together to End the Opioid Epidemic "I was pleased to join President Trump and members of his administration to discuss the opioid epidemic and the challenges that hundreds of thousands of West Virginians are facing each day because of it," Senator Manchin said. "The President's commission to combat drug addiction and the opioid crisis demonstrates our shared commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic but we must do more. Although Congress passed CARA, there are still not enough resources and funding to properly end this public health crisis once and for all. Since I arrived in the Senate, I have fought against the opioid epidemic in every way I can. I rescheduled Hydrocodone to a schedule II drug, I fought to have Zohydro � a highly addictive substance �taken off the market and I successfully pushed for the reinstatement of the DEA's National Drug Take-Back Day Program. I am committed to working with the President, his administration and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to fight opioid abuse from all angles. With 91 people dying from opioid abuse every day, we cannot afford to let this continue. We had a very productive conversation today and this commission only adds to the all-hands-on-deck approach that we need." - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin Below is a list of Senator Manchin's accomplishments against the opioid crisis in the 114th Congress: The Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act: Senator Manchin cosponsored this bill to decouple hospital and physician payments from questions on the patient satisfaction survey related pain management to ensure that physicians don't feel undue financial pressure to prescribe opioids when not medically necessary. While it did not pass, HHS made the necessary changes administratively due to pressure and support from Congress. Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Senator Manchin was a cosponsor of this bill, which was signed into law. It will expand funding for drug abuse prevention and recovery efforts, increasing access to naloxone to reverse overdoses and launch new treatment programs for opioid addiction. The bill includes language from Senator Manchin's amendment to improve consumer education about the danger of opioid abuse, which passed by a vote of 90-0. It also requires FDA to seek the advice of an advisory committee when approving a new opioid under most circumstances, something Senator Manchin has long pushed for. Changes at the FDA: Senator Manchin has pushed for significant changes at the FDA. As a result of these efforts, the FDA announced the opioid action plan, which is improving the agency's response to the opioid crisis. CDC Prescribing Guidelines: Senator Manchin led the fight in the Senate to preserve the CDC's prescribing guidelines. With the strong support from the Senate led by Senator Manchin, the CDC was able to overcome opposition at the FDA and among some consumer groups and put out strong, meaningful guidelines to provide physicians with the information that they need to reduce unnecessary opioid prescriptions. For a full list of Senator Manchin's efforts to end the opioid epidemic, click here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=17740.15838048.11552238.14212520&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.manchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%3fa%3dfiles.serve%26File_id%3 dBD08D5FE-4EB3-4491-87AA-D7B85B34D55A&redir_log=651708165305666> . On the Road with Senator Manchin Matewan Town Hall <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/matewan_tow n_hall.jpg> Senator Manchin hosted a town hall with West Virginia coal miners in Matewan at UMWA Local 1440. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/matewan_th. jpg> Senator Manchin pledged his continued support of the rights our miners have worked hard to earn. Spotlight On... WV Mine Wars Museum <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/mine_museum _copy.jpg> The WV Mine Wars Museum in Matewan preserves our legacy and showcases the rights that miners fought for between 1900 and 1921. From the Matewan Massacre to the Battle of Blair Mountain, the WV Mine Wars Museum is home to a collection of historical treasures that educates our state's youth and invites visitors to learn more about our heritage. Do you have a nomination for a Spotlight Feature? Click here to inform my office. Key Federal Resources When West Virginians compete, they win. Below are a few grants that were recently awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I encourage West Virginia communities to apply for federal funding opportunities, and will be happy to provide a letter of support for eligible applications. For further information, please contact my Martinsburg office at 304-264-4626 or click here to email me. * West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services�State Health Insurance Assistance Program, $163,361.00 * West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services�Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention, $143,825.00 * West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services�Preventive Health and Health Services, $1,401,417.00 To contact me, please click here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=17740.15838048.11552238.14212520&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fm anchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fcontact-form&redir_log=11690740 5458387> to visit my website. 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On the Road with Senator Manchin

Matewan Town Hall

 

Senator Manchin hosted a town hall with West Virginia coal miners in Matewan at UMWA Local 1440.

Senator Manchin pledged his continued support of the rights our miners have worked hard to earn.

Spotlight On...

WV Mine Wars Museum

The WV Mine Wars Museum in Matewan preserves our legacy and showcases the rights that miners fought for between 1900 and 1921. From the Matewan Massacre to the Battle of Blair Mountain, the WV Mine Wars Museum is home to a collection of historical treasures that educates our state's youth and invites visitors to learn more about our heritage.

 

Do you have a nomination for a Spotlight Feature? Click here to inform my office.

 

 

Key Federal Resources

When West Virginians compete, they win.

Below are a few grants that were recently awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  I encourage West Virginia communities to apply for federal funding opportunities, and will be happy to provide a letter of support for eligible applications.  For further information, please contact my Martinsburg office at 304-264-4626 or click here to email me.

  • West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services—State Health Insurance Assistance Program, $163,361.00
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services—Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention, $143,825.00
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services—Preventive Health and Health Services, $1,401,417.00  

 

To contact me, please click  to visit my website.  To learn more, call my office Toll Free at (855) 275-5737, email me,or find me on social media:

                 

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