Press Releases

July 05, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million To Combat Drug Epidemic, Support Health Centers in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,915,817 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the drug epidemic and support a health center network in West Virginia. “Every West Virginian has felt the impacts of substance use disorder, and combatting this heartbreaking epidemic continues to be a top priority of mine. Rural Communities Opioid Response is … Continue Reading


July 05, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $650K for Agriculture Research at West Virginia State University

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to conduct agricultural research that will enhance crop yield at West Virginia State University (WVSU).  “West Virginia’s farmers, ranchers and rural development professionals play a critical role in our state’s economy and provide … Continue Reading


July 05, 2022

Manchin, Murkowski, Hassan, Portman, Blumenthal, Duckworth Introduce Resolution to Rebuild Ukraine

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the United States’ commitment to rebuilding Ukraine after the impacts of Putin’s war. “It is our responsibility as a world power and democratic leader to support our allies in times of need,” said Senator Manchin. “Putin’s war on Ukraine continues to impact Ukrainians, … Continue Reading


July 03, 2022

Manchin, Capito, West Virginia Delegation Announce Hershel "Woody" Williams Will Lie in U.S. Capitol

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Carol Miller (R-WV) and Alex Mooney (R-WV) announced Hershel “Woody” Williams will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in the coming weeks. “Last week we lost Woody Williams, a great American hero and the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Governor Justice and his team hosted a beautiful celebration of Woody’s life that was worthy of the … Continue Reading


July 01, 2022

Manchin Wishes West Virginians a Happy, Safe Independence Day

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day.“Independence Day is a time to come together as Americans and West Virginians to celebrate our great nation. On this day, we also honor our brave servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe and protect the freedoms we all enjoy. Their sacrifices prove that America is a nation worth fighting for and they are an inspiration to us all.  On this Fourth of … Continue Reading


June 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.5 Million for Five West Virginia Airport Projects

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,559,079 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for five West Virginia airport projects. The funding will support upgrades to runway and taxiway infrastructure, a new lighting system and removing tree obstructions to ensure safe and smooth travels for all West Virginians and visitors to and from the state. “I am pleased DOT is … Continue Reading


June 30, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Supports, Senate Passes Bill to Extend Summer Meal Program Flexibilities for West Virginia Kids

Charleston, WV - Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act, which U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) supported, and was signed into law by President Biden. The Keep Kids Fed Act will extend school nutrition waivers, increase reimbursements, and other critical actions to ensure children do not go hungry.“No child should ever go to bed hungry, and it is one of my top priorities to ensure every child in West Virginia and across the country has a meal to eat … Continue Reading


June 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Workers Harmed by Foreign Trade

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,901,348 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program. This funding will help the state of West Virginia provide training and employment services to eligible workers affected adversely by foreign trade.“I always say West Virginians are the hardest workers you’ll ever meet, we … Continue Reading


June 29, 2022

Manchin Statement on the Death of Hershel "Woody" Williams

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of West Virginia’s revered hero Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. “Woody Williams was the embodiment of a true American hero. Americans like Woody answered the call to serve our great nation and their sacrifices allow us to enjoy the freedoms we hold dear. Gayle and I are devastated by the loss of our dear friend who meant so much to so … Continue Reading


June 28, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Bill to Strengthen VA Health Records Oversight Signed Into Law

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), applauded the signing of his bipartisan VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act of 2021, which requires the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report to Congress on the implementation costs and performance reports of the new Electronic Health Records Modernization (EHRM) system. The EHRM system improves health information storage and better connects VA medical … Continue Reading


June 27, 2022

Manchin: VA Air Commission Is Dead

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), announced the Veterans Affairs (VA) Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission will not move forward because it is officially opposed by 12 bipartisan Senators, signifying the end of the AIR Commission. Without the Senate’s approval of the Commission and its nominees, no Commission will be established and the process as outlined by the VA MISSION Act will not move … Continue Reading


June 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.9 Million for Next-Gen Clean Energy Manufacturing Project at West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced West Virginia University (WVU), in partnership with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), will receive $1,999,876 from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop innovative new technologies to reduce emissions and advance clean energy manufacturing. Specifically, this significant investment will help students, faculty and … Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

Manchin Statement On SCOTUS Decision To Overturn Roe V. Wade

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), released the following statement on the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade.“I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. It has been the law of the land for nearly 50 years and was understood to be settled precedent. I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal … Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Votes for Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

Washington, DC - Last night, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which passed 65-33. Senator Manchin also spoke on the Senate Floor about the bipartisan legislation.“If you can't, as a parent, or grandparent send your child off to school, knowing full well they're going to return home safe. If you have that doubt in your mind, and that child has that doubt, and they're scared to go to school, then something is wrong with our system in … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3.6 Million in PILT Payments to West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $3,617,997 from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to 36 West Virginia counties. These payments are made annually to counties with non-taxable Federal land within their borders to offset the lost property tax revenue.“For more than 40 years, PILT payments have helped ensure … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Manchin: It's the Child Protection Bill, As Far As I'm Concerned

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate Floor on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.Senator Manchin said in part, “Something has to be done. It's not open season on children…If you can't, as a parent, or grandparent send your child off to school, knowing full well they're going to return home safe. If you have that doubt in your mind, and that child has that doubt, and they're scared to go to school, then something is wrong with our system in … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Manchin Statement on the 6th Anniversary of 2016 Flood in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the 6th anniversary of the 2016 flood that devastated communities across West Virginia and killed 23 West Virginians.“Every West Virginian remembers the terrible flooding that ravaged the southern region of our state, killing 23 of our fellow West Virginians and destroying thousands of homes. Gayle and I join all West Virginians in continuing to pray for the families whose lives were forever … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Manchin Statement on the Six Deaths in Helicopter Crash in Logan County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the deaths of six people in a helicopter crash in Logan County.“Gayle and I are devastated to hear of the deaths of six people killed in a horrific helicopter crash in Logan County. This is a heartbreaking time for the families, friends and loved ones of those in the crash, and I know our entire state feels this loss. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and my staff and … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $7.5 Million in HHS Grants for West Virginia

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,533,377 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to bolster local health centers, provide maternal health services, increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment, support research projects, strengthen prevention programs and enhance primary care training in West Virginia. “Ensuring all West Virginians have access to the … Continue Reading


June 22, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $424K For Nine West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $424,636 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support nine West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages.“Healthcare professionals across … Continue Reading

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