Press Releases

December 08, 2022

Manchin, Barrasso, Cardin, Capito, Booker, Cramer, Coons, Risch and Murkowski Urge U.S. International Development Finance Corporation to Eliminate Prohibition on Supporting Civil Nuclear Energy Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, ENR Committee Ranking Member John Barrasso, Ben Cardin (D-MD), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jim Risch (R-ID) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sent a letter to Scott Nathan, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), urging DFC to begin financing nuclear energy … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect West Virginia Small Businesses from Proposed Joint Employer Rule

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin led six bipartisan Senators in urging National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman Lauren M. McFerran to reconsider the joint employer rule recently proposed by the NLRB. The proposed rule would have significant impacts on American and West Virginian workers and small businesses, many of whom are continuing to recover from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as put the franchise model at risk. “We write to raise concerns regarding … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.4 Million to Support Two Health Centers, Improve Maternal, Child Health in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,435,067 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to strengthen healthcare services in West Virginia. The funding will support job training and technical assistance at the Monongahela Valley Association of Health Centers and the Tug River Health Association, as well as … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $195K for Wheeling Housing Authority Resident Opportunity Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $195,657 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) Program for the Wheeling Housing Authority in West Virginia. The funding will help provide job training opportunities and adult education classes for eligible residents of Ohio County, as well as … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities in Water Resources Development Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced several West Virginia priorities that he fought for were included in the Senate’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022. The text was released on Tuesday evening by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Senator Manchin applauds the Committee’s strong bipartisan work. The critical legislation authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct flood control, navigation and … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Manchin Releases Permitting Text and Urges Colleagues to Support MVP and Permitting Amendment to NDAA

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the full text of the Building American Energy Security Act of 2022. He also urged his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support amending the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to include this comprehensive, bipartisan permitting reform and complete the critical Mountain Valley Pipeline. “Failing to pass the bipartisan, comprehensive energy … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Manchin: American Energy Security Has Never Been More Threatened

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on bipartisan, comprehensive permitting reform for energy and minerals projects being excluded from the National Defense Authorization Act.“Our energy infrastructure is under attack and America’s energy security has never been more threatened. Failing to pass bipartisan energy permitting reform that both Republicans and Democrats have called … Continue Reading


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

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