Press Releases

March 01, 2024

Manchin Announces $14 Million To Reimburse Covid-19 Expenses At St. Mary’s Medical Center

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $14,684,327 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. This award will reimburse costs accrued for emergency protective services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our healthcare professionals are essential in protecting the health and well-being of all West … Continue Reading


February 29, 2024

Manchin Statement On Biden, Trump Visits To The Southern Border

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump visiting the U.S. Southern Border. “Today, two U.S. presidents traveled to the Southern Border for political theatre and separately agreed with what everyone outside Washington already knows: the crisis at our border is the greatest threat we face and we have to shut it down. Make no mistake, President Biden bears the blame for letting the situation … Continue Reading


February 29, 2024

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Senate Leadership to Move Compacts of Free Association Forward

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Chair and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, along with the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senate Armed Services Committee and a broad bipartisan group of prominent Senators, urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and … Continue Reading


February 29, 2024

Manchin Questions VA Official On Enclosing Cemetery Committal Shelters In Honor Of Woody Williams

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, questioned Matthew Quinn, Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), on enclosing committal shelters in VA cemeteries to protect against inclement weather. To honor Hershel Woody Williams’ final request before he passed away, Senator Manchin has been working to enclose the committal shelter currently at the Donel C. … Continue Reading


February 29, 2024

Manchin Statement On Importance Of Kroger To Our West Virginia Communities

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Kroger union employees stalled contract negotiations. “I greatly value the diligent work every Kroger team member performs in West Virginia and the indispensable role Kroger stores and their employees fill in our communities,” said Senator Manchin.  I encourage all parties to come back to the negotiating table as soon as possible to preserve jobs and benefits and keep these essential stores operational … Continue Reading


February 28, 2024

Manchin Questions Witnesses on the Potential of Geologic Hydrogen, Criticizes Administration’s Approach to Hydrogen Tax Credits

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a hearing to examine the opportunities and challenges associated with developing geologic hydrogen in the United States. During the hearing, Chairman Manchin discussed federal support for growing the domestic hydrogen market in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and how the Administration’s implementation of these laws is hampering the development … Continue Reading


February 28, 2024

Manchin Statement On McConnell’s Decision To Step Down As Senate Republican Leader

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) decision to step down from Republican leadership this November. “My sincere thanks and appreciation to Senator McConnell for his nearly two decades of service to our nation as the Senate Republican Leader. I have always admired his knowledge and respect for this institution and his courage to protect the very essence of the Senate. Senator Robert C. … Continue Reading


February 28, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.4 Million For Flood Repairs For Summersville Middle School

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,442,018 from U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for emergency protective measures and repairs to Summersville Middle School facilities as a result of severe storms and flooding. The school is located in Nicholas County. “I’m pleased that FEMA is investing over $1.4 million to repair severe flood damages to Summersville Middle … Continue Reading


February 28, 2024

Manchin Opens Web Page For Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reopened his webpage for Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 appropriations process. Communities and non-profits looking to request targeted funding can visit the webpage at https://www.manchin.senate.gov/appropriations. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 18, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET. “I work tirelessly to ensure taxpayer dollars are … Continue Reading


February 28, 2024

Manchin, Capito Legislation To Designate The Clarksburg Federal Courthouse In Honor Of Judge Irene Keeley Passes Senate

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation authored by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to designate the Clarksburg Federal Courthouse as the “Irene M. Keeley United States Courthouse.” Judge Keeley was the first woman appointed as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, a position in which she served for 30 years. “I’m pleased our bipartisan bill to dedicate the Clarksburg Federal Courthouse in Judge … Continue Reading


February 28, 2024

Manchin Announces $1 Million For Water Infrastructure Upgrades In Marion County

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,000,000 from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Town of Worthington to support essential upgrades to their water service. This federal award is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2023 funding bill. “I’m pleased the EPA is investing $1 million to support … Continue Reading


February 28, 2024

Manchin Announces $500k For Wheeling Ironworkers Local 549

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) for Wheeling Ironworkers Local 549. The funding will support their certified apprenticeship program and the purchase of essential equipment. This federal award is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through … Continue Reading


February 27, 2024

Manchin Announces $5.8 Million For Eight Rural Development Projects In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,820,758 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for eight projects across West Virginia. The funding will support technical assistance for rural entrepreneurs, Wayne County Courthouse renovations, purchasing and installing a 167-kilowatt array and upgrades to water and waste management systems across West Virginia. “Investing in our communities … Continue Reading


February 27, 2024

Manchin, Capito Urge USPS To Reevaluate Initial Mail Processing Facility Review Findings

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) submitted a letter to United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to express their concerns with the initial findings of the USPS Mail Processing Facility Review (MPFR) of the Charleston Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The initial findings recommend transitioning the Charleston P&DC into a Local Processing Center (LPC), which would result in a reduction of jobs and … Continue Reading


February 27, 2024

Manchin Announces $3 Million For Water Infrastructure Upgrades In Berkeley County

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,000,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Berkeley County Public Service Water District (BCPSWD) to expand clean drinking water capacity in southern Berkeley County. This federal award is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2023 funding bill. “I’m pleased … Continue Reading


February 26, 2024

Manchin, Braun Statement On Two Week Delay Of National Labor Relations Board Joint Employer Rule

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN) released the following statement after a federal judge in Texas delayed the effective date of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer final rule from February 26 to March 11, 2024. The new joint employer rule would force liability on companies for another business’ employees even if they do not directly oversee them. “While this two-week delay of the rule’s effective date is a good step in the … Continue Reading


February 26, 2024

Manchin Announces $952k For Three Research Projects At West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $952,638 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support research into mathematical equations, the impacts of droughts on ecosystems, and familial connections leading to individuals entering scientific fields. “The National Science Foundation continues to be an important partner for the Mountain … Continue Reading


February 23, 2024

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Raise Concerns Over EPA's Proposed Rule on Electric Vehicles

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined 139 of his bipartisan, bicameral colleagues in urging U.S. President Joe Biden and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda Young to withdraw the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule setting stringent vehicle tailpipe emission standards that would effectively serve as an electric vehicle (EV) mandate. The rule would require 67% of new light-duty vehicles and 46% of medium-duty vehicles to be electric by … Continue Reading


February 23, 2024

Icymi: Manchin Speaks At Emotional Intelligence Training Press Event

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the keynote speaker at an emotional intelligence training press event. This first-in-the-nation program, which Senator Manchin secured a Congressionally Directed Spending request for, will give West Virginia law enforcement officers the tools they need to manage stress levels, identify their strengths, and foster better decision-making. “I was proud to secure $892,000 for emotional intelligence training for all West Virginia law enforcement … Continue Reading


February 22, 2024

Manchin Announces $69.7 Million To Upgrade And Protect West Virginia’s Clean Water Infrastructure

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $69,700,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for clean drinking water and water infrastructure upgrades across West Virginia. The funding is made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will enhance public health and protect bodies of water across the state. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to deliver critical investments for West … Continue Reading

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