Press Releases

October 23, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $29.6 Million For Rural Development Projects In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $29,673,919 in loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for rural development projects across West Virginia.“Expanding economic development is essential to growing our economy and our workforce. These funds will help organizations across West Virginia grow and thrive as they work on projects to grow local food and … Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Manchin Urges West Virginians To Participate In Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urges West Virginians to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 24th. Drug Take-Back Day is an opportunity for the public to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by disposing of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.“Drug Take-Back Day is a great program that helps raise awareness about the dangers of leftover medicines while also protecting our … Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Report Highlights Need For Manchin Bill To Help Homeless Children And Youth

Washington, DC - Last week, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released a report which further highlights the need for U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) bipartisan legislation, the Emergency Family Stabilization Act.“Every child deserves a roof over their head and a safe place to sleep and it is unbelievable that in the 21st century that isn’t a reality. The recent report from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago found the lack of resources in rural areas of America - like … Continue Reading


October 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $8.2 Million For Opioid Addiction Relief Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,263,790 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat opioid addiction and substance abuse in West Virginia. Specifically, this funding will be used to expand the West Virginia Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) program, extend the training and service of drug court operations for veterans and juveniles, and implement several residential or … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Manchin: Purdue Settlement Should Be Used To Help Communities Affected By Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Purdue Pharma pleading guilty in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Purdue Pharma has agreed to pay $8 billion for their involvement in the opioid epidemic.“The opioid epidemic has ravaged West Virginia and much of America, claiming innocent lives and hurting our friends, family and neighbors. Purdue Pharma produced and sold opioids knowing they were highly addictive and … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Manchin Applauds New Clean Air, Water Achievements In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, following announcements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded new achievements on clean air and clean water in West Virginia.The EPA announced West Virginia has met the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for the first time since 1978. Additionally, the EPA announced $24.7 million in funding … Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

Manchin Calls For West Virginia Strong Nominations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called for West Virginians to nominate their friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers for being West Virginia Strong during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Every West Virginian knows how tough we are and that when we work together, we can get through difficult times. Our state has seen our fair share of hardships and challenges, but we always get through it together. As President Abraham Lincoln said, ‘We all have better angels in us.’ … Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

Manchin: McConnell's Partisan PPP Bill Doesn't Address Needs Of West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted against Mitch McConnell’s partisan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) bill because it does not address the needs of West Virginia small businesses that desperately need help right now. “West Virginians know I am always trying to work with my Republican colleagues to find compromises that solve the issues facing us. Since we have not been able to come to an agreement on a larger COVID relief package, I am not opposed to a … Continue Reading


October 19, 2020

Manchin Calls On Administration To Release Funds To Heat West Virginia Homes

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 40 bipartisan Senators in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as swiftly and at the highest level possible under the current continuing resolution. The Senators said the federal LIHEAP funding is a crucial lifeline that assists low-income households and seniors on fixed incomes pay their energy bills and stay safe during the … Continue Reading


October 19, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce COVID-19 Testing Funding For West Virginia Nursing Homes

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,220,550 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.This funding provides the required 75 percent cost share for COVID-19 tests given to West Virginia nursing home staff and residents from April through July of this year, mandated by an … Continue Reading


October 19, 2020

Manchin Praises USDA Broadband Investment In Barbour, Doddridge, Randolph Counties

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) $7,623,751 investment to build out broadband access in Barbour, Doddridge, and Randolph counties.“Expanding broadband access is essential in order for West Virginia to compete in the 21st century. Our economy, workforce, healthcare and education systems all rely on increasing Internet access across the state for everyone, no matter where they live. I am pleased the USDA … Continue Reading


October 19, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million To Improve Forensic Science, Sexual Assault DNA Testing

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,955,182 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to the state of West Virginia. This funding will provide support for improved forensic science services, deliver jurisdictions with resources to improve efficiency of sexual assault kits and DNA testing, and help process the backlog of forensic and database DNA samples.“West Virginia’s … Continue Reading


October 19, 2020

Manchin Announces Service Academy Board

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the names of his service academy board. The ten member panel will interview prospective candidates who are vying for a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Virtual Resource Fairs and Interviews will be held from October 19, 2020 to October 23, 2020. “It is an honor to nominate our hardworking and dedicated West Virginia Students … Continue Reading


October 16, 2020

After Manchin Urging, Dozens Of West Virginia Rural Health Providers Will Soon Be Eligible For Funding

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) submitted comments to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on the proposed changes to their rural classification methodology, which determines a large percentage of grants and awards for rural health providers in West Virginia. This revision includes changes for Boone, Clay, Hampshire, Lincoln, Preston and Wirt counties from “urban” to “rural”. Senator Manchin also urged HRSA to include Fayette County in … Continue Reading


October 16, 2020

Manchin Submits Over 2,000 Speed Tests To FCC Chairman Pai

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he has submitted over 2,000 broadband speed tests to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proving the FCC’s broadband coverage maps are wrong and must be fixed before the $20 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) is distributed incorrectly. In June, Senator Manchin challenged West Virginians to submit 2,000 speed tests to the FCC by the end of the year.“With more than two months left in 2020, West … Continue Reading


October 15, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.5 Million To Prevent Violence In Schools, Crimes Against Children In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,569,574 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to reduce violent crime in and around schools and support the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (WV ICAC) Task Force. This funding was made available through the DOJ’s Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program and Office of Juvenile Justice and … Continue Reading


October 14, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.8 Million For West Virginia Flood Recovery

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,803,771 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHA) for flood recovery projects in the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Monongahela National Forest.“Our state has been hit hard by floods in recent years and has damaged our national and state public lands. This funding will help the Canaan … Continue Reading


October 14, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.8 Million For ARC POWER Grants For West Virginia Projects

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced seven project awards totaling $5,844,534 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) program.The POWER Program is a congressionally funded initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal … Continue Reading


October 13, 2020

Manchin Urges HHS To Preserve Healthcare Providers, Rural Hospital Access To Pandemic Relief Funding

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led two groups of bipartisan Senators in expressing concern to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about the recent change in reporting requirements for hospitals and health systems that receive relief funds from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and urged the Administration to protect access to this vital funding. Rural hospitals and hospitals that serve high numbers of low-income, elderly, and … Continue Reading


October 13, 2020

Manchin Visits Cabell County Clerk, Huntington Corps of Engineers, Speaks At Garrison House Groundbreaking

Huntington, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited the Cabell County Clerk’s Office to highlight election security and encourage West Virginians to vote, met with the Huntington Corps of Engineers to receive an update on projects in Southern West Virginia and the Mid-Ohio Valley, spoke at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Historic Memphis Tennessee Garrison House, and attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Rapid Fired Pizza.To view photos, click … Continue Reading

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