Press Releases

September 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.9 Million for Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery will receive $4,961,000 to support its efforts to help West Virginians suffering from substance use disorder or behavioral health issues. The funding is made possible by a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request secured by Senators Manchin and Capito and is funded through the … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Trademark Licensing Protection Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Angus King (I-ME) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the bipartisan Trademark Licensing Protection Act, which would clarify the joint employer standard by ensuring that brand standards, issued by a franchisor to preserve or boost the brand, may not be used as evidence of employment controls in litigation. The legislation would protect the critical relationship between franchisors and franchisees and help ensure America’s franchises can … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.8 Million for Education and Job Training at BridgeValley Community College, Randolph County Housing Authority

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,881,718 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), for BridgeValley Community and Technical College and the Randolph County Housing Authority. The funding will support education and job training services to strengthen the regional economies of rural areas and expand … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Manchin, Braun Urge HHS to Crack Down on Pharmaceutical Companies Violating Affordable Medications Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN) urged U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to crack down on the actions of numerous pharmaceutical companies who continue to violate the 340B Drug Pricing Program that helps provide medicines to low-income West Virginians and Hoosiers. There are 37 hospitals in the state of West Virginia and 58 hospitals in the state of Indiana that participate and rely on the 340B … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Manchin Votes to Keep Government Open Through December 16th

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to fund the federal government through December 16th, 2022.“Avoiding a federal government shutdown and agreeing to a reasonable budget must continue to be our top priority. Today I voted for a short-term federal budget extension through December 16th to keep the government open during these critical times and because I firmly believe that we should never come to the brink of a government shutdown over politics. We have a … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.3 Million to Support Business Growth and Job Creation in West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5.3 million in grants to West Virginia communities to spur economic development. This funding was awarded through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and will support water and sewer system upgrades in Berkeley Springs, and sewer system … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Senate Passes Manchin, Scott Resolution to Designate September 2022 As National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Washington, DC - Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott’s (R-SC) bipartisan resolution to designate September 2022 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This resolution recognizes the impact of cancer on the lives of children, urges stakeholders at every level of government to increase public awareness about the risks of cancer and reminds Americans of the bravery of children who are diagnosed with and recover from cancer. … Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

Manchin Announces $4.9 Million for WVU Medicine Children's Hospital, Morgan County Youth Substance Use Prevention Partnership, Williamson Memorial Hospital

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced West Virginia University (WVU) Hospitals will receive $2,790,000 for construction of the new WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, the Morgan County Partnership will receive $200,000 for youth substance use prevention, and the Williamson Health and Wellness Center will receive $2,000,000 to help reopen Williamson Memorial Hospital, the only hospital in Mingo County. These awards … Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $697K for 17 West Virginia Housing Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $697,260 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 17 West Virginia housing authorities to help provide quality housing for all West Virginians. “Ensuring every West Virginian has a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep at night continues to be one of my top priorities. Thousands of West Virginians and … Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin, Capito Applaud Senate Rules Committee Vote to Advance Bipartisan Electoral Count Act Reform

Washington, DC — Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), lead Democratic cosponsor of the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), a member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, applauded the 14-1 vote in the Senate Rules Committee to advance their bipartisan Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act. The legislation will ensure the electoral votes tallied by Congress accurately … Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Coalition Supports Creation of Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Representative David McKinley (R-WV) and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) announced their support for the new Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub, comprised of over 40 entities.  “West Virginia has a long history of powering our great nation, and the creation of the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub is another significant … Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $7.9 Million for Seven West Virginia Housing, Health Services, Research Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $7,981,516 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for seven programs that will assist young West Virginians experiencing homelessness, strengthen healthcare services and support medical research.  “I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $7.9 million in these seven critical programs,” said Senator Manchin. “The funding … Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senators Lead National Clean Energy Week Resolution

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that the Senate unanimously passed his bipartisan resolution designating September 26th through September 30th, 2022 as National Clean Energy Week. “I am pleased the Senate unanimously passed our bipartisan resolution to designate September 26th through September 30th, 2022 as National Clean Energy Week,” said Senator Manchin. “Investing in emissions reducing American energy production puts the United States on a path … Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

Manchin Asks Schumer to Remove Permitting Language from Continuing Resolution

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the decision to remove the comprehensive permitting reform language from the Continuing Resolution. “It is unfortunate that members of the United States Senate are allowing politics to put the energy security of our nation at risk. The last several months, we have seen firsthand the destruction that is possible as Vladimir Putin continues to weaponize energy. A failed vote on something as … Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.9 Million for 18 West Virginia Public Safety Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,942,526 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) for eighteen West Virginia public safety programs. The funding will support state and local programs aimed at expanding access to substance use disorder prevention and treatment services for youth and families, preventing and addressing crime and … Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin, Tuberville Request Input from Athletic Collectives for Bipartisan Name, Image and Likeness Legislation

Washington, DC - Last week, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) requested input from athletic collectives across the country on their bipartisan legislation related to name, image and likeness (NIL). In August, the Senators solicited feedback from stakeholders, including university athletic directors, administrators, associations and student-athlete groups, on the legislative path forward. This feedback overwhelmingly requested that Senators Manchin and … Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

Senators Designate September as National Recovery Month

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) applauded the unanimous passage of their bipartisan resolution designating September 2022 as National Recovery Month. The Senators’ resolution comes as overdoses are rising across the nation. Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) were also cosponsors of the resolution.“The drug epidemic continues to ravage our communities across West Virginia. From April 2021 to April 2022, we lost 1,420 West … Continue Reading


September 23, 2022

Manchin, Scott Lead Bipartisan Effort To Designate September 2022 As National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) led a bipartisan resolution to designate September 2022 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This resolution recognizes the impact of cancer on the lives of children, urges stakeholders at every level of government to increase public awareness about the risks of cancer and reminds Americans of the bravery of children who are diagnosed with and recover from cancer.“Far too many children in West … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Gerald's Law Act To Expand Veteran Burial Benefits

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Boozman (R-AR), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) introduced the bipartisan Gerald’s Law Act to expand Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) burial benefits eligibility to terminally ill Veterans who pass away at a non-VA facility while receiving hospice care. Under current law, the VA will cover nearly $800 toward burial and funeral expenses only if the Veteran is hospitalized at the VA at the time of death. This legislation … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Higher Education Support Services In 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 $507,218 from the U.S. Department of Education for West Virginia University (WVU) and West Virginia State University (WVSU). This funding will support programs that provide campus-based child care services, and strengthen undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.“The Department of Education continues to be … Continue Reading

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