Press Releases

May 25, 2022

Manchin Urges Army Corps to Fund Flood Risk Reduction Project in Milton

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged Lieutenant General Scott A. Spellmon, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Major General William Graham, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations for USACE to dedicate risk reserve funds to the completion of the Lower Mud Flood Risk Reduction Project in Milton, West Virginia. USACE set aside funding in a risk reserve for situations like the Lower Mud … Continue Reading


May 25, 2022

Manchin Holds Second Tele-Town Hall with West Virginia Veterans

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a second tele-town hall for West Virginia Veterans to discuss the VA AIR Commission proposed changes to Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) and voice their concerns with the potential impacts for care and services for Veterans. Photos and video can be found here and here. Senator Manchin also reintroduced his bipartisan Elimination of the VA Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission Act yesterday, which would … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Urge Surface Transportation Board Chairman to Address Freight Delays, Surface Disruptions

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a group of 21 bipartisan Senators in urging U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Martin Oberman to address the delays and service disruptions currently affecting the U.S. freight rail network. The Senators emphasized the negative impacts of the disruptions on energy production, agricultural supply chains and transport and increased costs for manufactures and consumers.“We are very … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito, 80 Senators Voice Support for Sweden, Finland to Join NATO

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today joined a bipartisan group of 80 Senators in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to expedite the Executive Branch’s process to advance Sweden and Finland’s applications for NATO membership, and pledging to work with the administration to ensure swift ratification of the Washington Treaty.In the letter, led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), the Senators … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $1.6 Million to Establish Downtown Innovation Hub in Charleston

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 $1,590,154 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the University of Charleston to establish a Downtown Innovation Hub in Charleston, W.Va. This project will assist small businesses in creating economic opportunities, and is expected to help … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Rounds, Heinrich, Capito Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate the VA AIR Commission

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) reintroduced the Elimination of the VA Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission Act which would eliminate the commission that is tasked with finding VA facilities that should be consolidated or realigned. “Our Veterans have put their lives on the line to protect our nation and deserve easy access to the healthcare they have earned,” said Senator … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.4 Million for Nine West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,416,868 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support nine West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages.“The COVID-19 pandemic has … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.4 Million for Six West Virginia Upward Bound Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,467,970 from the U.S. Department of Education for Upward Bound Programs at six West Virginia colleges and universities. Upward Bound is one of eight Federal TRIO Programs managed by the Department of Education and provides funding to help students prepare for and complete their higher education degrees.“Upward Bound Programs support … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Congratulate the 2022 West Virginia Presidential Scholars

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) congratulated West Virginia students Alice Guo of Morgantown High School and Luke Watson of University High School who have been selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars. The Presidential Scholars Program honors graduating high school seniors for their academic achievement, accomplishments in the arts and technology, leadership and service to their communities. “The Presidential Scholars recognition … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Manchin Calls on Education Secretary to Announce Upward Bound Program Awards with Current Funding Set to Expire in 11 Days

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to announce the funding slate for Upward Bound, a Federal TRIO Program. Current funding for programs in West Virginia is set to end on May 31st. Senator Manchin received letters from 45 West Virginia students who will be impacted by any disruption in funding for Upward Bound programs.Senator Manchin said in part, “Federal TRIO programs provide many students across the nation … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Honor Law Enforcement with National Police Week Resolution

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V) this week joined 84 of their colleagues in adopting a bipartisan resolution marking National Police Week and reiterating support for the men and women in law enforcement. “West Virginia’s law enforcement officers go above and beyond the call of duty to protect their communities, and we are all incredibly grateful for their service. I am proud to cosponsor this resolution to recognize law enforcement officers … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce HHS Grants for West Virginia University, Marshall University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,180,928 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to West Virginia University (WVU) and Marshall University. “All West Virginians deserve to access to quality, affordable healthcare, no matter where they live,” Senator Manchin said. “I’m pleased HHS is investing in WVU and Marshall University to strengthen medical … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $890K for Five West Virginia Arts and Music Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $890,700 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for five arts and music programs across West Virginia. “West Virginia has a vibrant culture of arts and music, and our entire state is very proud of the important role that artists and musicians play in our communities. I am pleased that the NEA is investing in these five programs to … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin Votes to Support West Virginia Small Businesses, Restaurants

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted for the bipartisan Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022, which includes $48 billion to support small businesses, restaurants and other businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. West Virginia’s restaurant industry generates roughly $2.8 billion annually, and because of inflation, rising costs, and lost revenue from COVID-19, 80% of independent restaurants are in danger of closing without additional assistance. The … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce West Virginia's Eligibility for More Than $7.4 Million through Homeland Security Grant Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia’s allocations under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) FY22 Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Collectively, West Virginia is eligible to receive $7,452,500 through the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Nonprofit Security Grant … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin Raises Concerns with Biden Administration's Approach to Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland testified before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about the Biden Administration’s budget request for the U.S. Department of the Interior for Fiscal Year 2023. Throughout the hearing, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, urged the Administration to rethink its approach to energy policy to protect America’s energy and national security. The Chairman also expressed his concerns … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin: It Is Essential for the United States to Step Up to the Plate as the Superpower of the World

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing to examine the President’s budget request for the Department of the Interior for Fiscal Year 2023.The hearing also featured testimony from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. Click here to read her testimony.Chairman Manchin’s remarks can be viewed as prepared here or read below:This morning the … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $14.8 Million for Four West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $14,897,047 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for four Head Start programs across West Virginia. “Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background or where they live in our great state. Head Start provides children with the skills and foundation they need for a bright … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5 Million for Broadband Expansion Planning in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $5 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to outline the state’s plan to expand broadband with the estimated $600 million West Virginia will receive to provide broadband access to every unserved area in the state. “Access to affordable, reliable broadband is vital to the success and growth of our communities across West Virginia … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5 Million for Broadband Expansion Planning in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $5 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to outline the state’s plan to expand broadband with the estimated $600 million West Virginia will receive to provide broadband access to every unserved area in the state. “Access to affordable, reliable broadband is vital to the success and growth of our communities across West Virginia … Continue Reading

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