Press Releases

December 02, 2022

Manchin Announces $18.7 Million to Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $18,732,882 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The funding was made possible in part by the American Rescue Plan and will help West Virginia strengthen its critical public health infrastructure by supporting the recruitment, … Continue Reading


December 01, 2022

Manchin Votes to Prevent Rail Strike and Codify Collective Bargaining Agreement

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to codify the collective bargaining agreement reached between rail unions and rail operators.“Today I voted to codify the negotiated collective bargaining agreement and prevent any type of rail strike. A strike of that magnitude would have a painful impact on our economy and that is an unacceptable scenario as inflation continues to squeeze West Virginians and Americans heading into the holiday season. Our rail workers provide … Continue Reading


November 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $9.8 Million for Three West Virginia Rural Development Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $9,843,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants program for three projects in West Virginia. The funding will support completing numerous sewer system improvements throughout Mason County, expanding water access and upgrading equipment in unserved areas of the Adrian Public … Continue Reading


November 30, 2022

Manchin Reintroduces Bill to Give West Virginians a Clean Start to Rejoin Workforce

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Clean Start Act, which would allow individuals with a felony or misdemeanor conviction for a past non-violent crime committed as a result of substance use disorder to have their records sealed after undergoing comprehensive treatment and demonstrating a commitment to their recovery.“The drug epidemic continues to ravage West Virginia, and many West Virginians have criminal records related to this epidemic. Even for … Continue Reading


November 29, 2022

West Virginia Delegation Applauds Disaster Declaration Approval for Severe Storms in McDowell, Fayette Counties

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3) applauded President Joe Biden’s approval of a federal disaster declaration for the state of West Virginia to help communities recover from the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred on July 12th and 13th, 2022 in McDowell County and on August 14th and 15th, 2022 in Fayette County. The … Continue Reading


November 29, 2022

Manchin Statement On Announcement Of Alaska Offshore Lease Sale

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the U.S. Bureau of Energy Ocean Management’s (BOEM) announcement that Cook Inlet Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale 258 will take place on December 30, 2022. This follows a requirement—included in the Inflation Reduction Act by Chairman Manchin—that Lease Sale 258 take place before December 31, 2022. The sale will offer … Continue Reading


November 29, 2022

Manchin, Capito's Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act Proposed Rule Announced

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito’s (R-WV), Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act (Legacy Act) proposed rule was announced by U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS). The Legacy Act will change existing privacy regulations, known as 42 CFR Part 2, surrounding medical records for those suffering with substance use disorder. This proposed rule will implement the Legacy Act, which aims to save lives by ensuring that medical providers do not accidentally … Continue Reading


November 23, 2022

Manchin Wishes West Virginians a Happy Thanksgiving

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement wishing West Virginians a happy Thanksgiving. “This year as we 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. This lesson has stuck with me throughout my life, and it is a message I have proudly passed along to … Continue Reading


November 23, 2022

Manchin, Capito Lead 16 Bipartisan Senators in Urging Pentagon to Provide Armed Drones to Ukraine

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led 16 bipartisan Senators in urging U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to provide Ukrainian forces with MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones. The Pentagon has considered transferring armed Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to Ukraine for months without a final decision and providing the drones has the potential to drive the strategic course of Putin’s unprovoked and … Continue Reading


November 23, 2022

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Fight for Coal Industry Representation on Surface Transportation Board Advisory Committee

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a bipartisan group of 5 Senators in urging U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Martin Oberman to fill three vacant seats on the STB’s Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, which have been vacant for more than two years, with coal industry representatives. While coal remains the largest volume commodity on the nation’s railways, the Committee currently contains no representatives from the coal producing industry, … Continue Reading


November 22, 2022

Manchin, Capito Congratulate West Virginian Henry Cerbone for His Selection as a 2023 Rhodes Scholar

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) congratulated Henry A. Cerbone from Albright, West Virginia, a senior at Harvard University, for his selection as a 2023 Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Scholarship is among the world’s most prestigious scholarship programs and honors graduating college seniors for their high academic achievement, moral force of character, instinct for leadership and dedicated service to their communities.“The Rhodes … Continue Reading


November 21, 2022

Manchin, Barrasso, Brown and Cramer Urge Senate Appropriators to Fund Carbon Materials Science Initiative in FY23

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, ENR Committee Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-WY), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) sent a letter to Senate appropriators calling for $25 million in FY2023 funding for the Carbon Materials Science Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The initiative was enacted in the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 to research converting coal and coal waste into … Continue Reading


November 18, 2022

Manchin Efforts Result In FCC Releasing Updated Broadband Coverage Maps

Washington, DC - Today, following U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) years long effort, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released updated broadband coverage maps. These pre-production map updates are the direct result of years of Senator Manchin’s work urging the FCC to update their incorrect broadband coverage maps that determine how millions of dollars in funding to expand reliable, affordable broadband coverage for Americans and West Virginians is allocated. “After years of … Continue Reading


November 18, 2022

Manchin Statement On 54th Anniversary Of The Farmington Mine Disaster

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of the 54th anniversary of the Consolidation Coal Company’s No. 9 Mine Tragedy in Farmington, West Virginia.“Fifty-four years ago, West Virginia lost 78 brave coal miners in the Farmington No. 9 mine disaster. This tragic loss devastated our entire state, and we still feel the loss of our fellow West Virginians to this day. I lost my uncle John Gouzd and my neighbor, along with several of my high … Continue Reading


November 17, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million for Community Care of West Virginia to Strengthen Youth Behavioral, Mental Healthcare Services

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that Community Care of West Virginia will receive $1,250,000 to help strengthen behavioral and mental healthcare services for young West Virginians in several rural counties across North Central West Virginia. The funding is made possible by a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request secured by Senators Manchin and Capito and is funded … Continue Reading


November 17, 2022

Manchin, Collins Lead Bipartisan Effort to Designate November 2022 as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led 13 Senators in introducing a bipartisan resolution to designate November 2022 as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month to bring attention to the children and youth experiencing homelessness across the country. In the United States, more than 1,100,000 students experienced homelessness during the 2020-2021 school year, including an estimated 9,500 students in West Virginia and more than … Continue Reading


November 16, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $314K for Four West Virginia Rural Development Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $314,930 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for four projects in West Virginia. The funding will support providing financial and technical assistance training for five rural communities across the state, purchasing a new cruiser for the New Cumberland Law Enforcement Department and securing snowplow … Continue Reading


November 16, 2022

Manchin Reintroduces The Fixing Our Country Roads Act To Expand Appalachian Development Highway System

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Fixing Our Country Roads Act, which allows states to identify new sections for inclusion in the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) and to use previously appropriated ADHS funding on additional projects critical to the regional economy. The legislation will help modernize the highway system, improve regional connections, and strengthen economic growth in West Virginia and … Continue Reading


November 15, 2022

Manchin Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) celebrated the one year anniversary of the signing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Last year, Senator Manchin led the bipartisan group that negotiated the historic legislation. “One year ago, President Biden signed our historic and bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law to help address the infrastructure needs of our nation while creating good-paying jobs and growing our economy. … Continue Reading


November 15, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $33.7 Million for COVID-19 Relief Reimbursement

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $33,772,892 for the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Thomas Health System, and the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be … Continue Reading

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