Press Releases

January 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Cancer Detection, Diagnosis at West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $361,000 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for cancer detection and diagnosis research at West Virginia University (WVU).“West Virginia University continues to lead the nation in groundbreaking research, and I am pleased HHS is investing in cancer research and diagnosis at WVU. I look forward to seeing the results of this … Continue Reading


January 19, 2022

Manchin Speaks on Senate Floor On Filibuster, Voting Rights Legislation

Video of Senator Manchin’s floor speech can be found hereWashington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate Floor on the importance of upholding the filibuster and voting rights legislation.Senator Manchin said in part, “The role of the minority is what ensures the policies of our nation have input from all corners of the country, we must never forget, this is a Senate made up of 50 states, 100 senators, blue states and red states. For those who believe that … Continue Reading


January 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding Opportunity for Rural Communities Opioid Response Program, Behavioral Health Support Services

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators  Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the availability of $13 million in funding for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) and Behavioral Health Care Support (BHS) program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and encourage West Virginia entities to apply. This program aims to increase … Continue Reading


January 18, 2022

Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

West Virginians interested in ordering free at-home COVID-19 tests can visit the ordering site, www.covidtests.gov or https://special.usps.com/testkitsWashington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) encouraged all West Virginians to order free at-home COVID-19 tests to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Today is the first day Americans and West Virginians can order one set of four free at-home COVID-19 tests through the beta ordering site, which will open officially tomorrow. Tests … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin Statement On Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. “On Monday, we celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most inspiring and important figures in American history. Dr. King taught us to stand up for what we believe in through civil, peaceful means to unite our nation instead of divide it. He inspired communities across our country to improve and make a … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin, Senate Colleagues Request Oversight Information from Biden Administration on COVID Preparedness and Testing Access

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin led a letter to White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients requesting information from the Biden Administration on its COVID-19 preparedness and failure to take significant steps earlier to increase access to testing. The letter was also signed by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).“While we fully recognize the productive steps this Administration has taken to encourage … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Applaud Launch Of Historic Bridge Investment Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today applauded the news that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program (Bridge Formula Program), which is a core component of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The program, which is administered by the … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin Statement on Death of Miner Jeffrey A. Phillips

Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of miner, Jeffrey A. Phillips, at the Ohio County Coal Company’s Ohio County Mine located in Marshall County.  “Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Jeffrey A. Phillips at the Ohio County Mine. His family, friends and loved ones are in our prayers and we ask all West Virginians to join us during this difficult time. We are forever grateful our miners put their … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce WVDEP Air Pollution Grant

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will receive $500,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The funding will be used specifically to support the state’s air pollution control programs. “Every West Virginian deserves fresh air … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Year In Review: Manchin Secures More Than $6 Billion In Funding For West Virginia In 2021

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $6,032,784,310 in funding for top West Virginia priorities in 2021. Every year, Senator Manchin fights to secure annual funding in the Senate Appropriations Committee to support West Virginians. In addition to that annual funding, West Virginia has received and will continue to receive critical relief from multiple funding packages that Senator Manchin voted for, including the … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin Congratulates Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader On Her Retirement

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader on her retirement and future endeavors. “I have never met someone who exudes the values of public service more than Jan Rader. Our state, country and world would be a better place with more people like her. It’s impossible to quantify everything Chief Rader has given to Huntington and our entire state. As the first woman in West Virginia to lead a professional fire department … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin: Only One Day Left For West Virginians To Enroll In Healthcare Coverage Through The Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged West Virginians without health insurance to apply for coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment Period. Tomorrow is the last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage in 2022.“Tomorrow is the last day West Virginians can sign up for healthcare coverage or make changes to existing plans during the Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period for 2022. The ACA continues to serve as a lifeline for … Continue Reading


January 13, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.5 Million to Support Affordable Housing For West Virginia Seniors

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,573,965 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Eastern West Virginia Community Action Agency to support affordable housing for West Virginia seniors. This funding will support 20 affordable rental units for high-need elderly households.“Ensuring quality, affordable housing for all West Virginians continues to … Continue Reading


January 13, 2022

Manchin Again Reiterates His Commitment to Protecting Filibuster

Manchin: “I will not vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster”Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reiterated his long-held commitment to protecting the filibuster and the input of the Senate minority.“In May 2010, just a month before he died, Senator Robert C. Byrd was asked by then-Chairman Chuck Schumer to testify about the filibuster before the Senate Rules Committee because of his ‘unsurpassed knowledge’ on the subject. Senator Byrd began by quoting James Madison. … Continue Reading


January 13, 2022

Manchin Calls on Administration to Reallocate COVID-19 Treatments to Vulnerable Populations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reallocate COVID-19 treatments, such as monoclonal antibody treatments, to vulnerable populations.Senator Manchin said in part, “West Virginia is working overtime to contain the current Delta outbreak and anticipated Omicron surge, but we need the help and support of our federal partners. The continued shortages and recent changes made to the Department of Health and … Continue Reading


January 13, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Arts Project 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 $55,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support three projects in Elkins, Princeton, and Shepherdstown.“West Virginia is home to many talented artists and musicians that proudly continue the rich, vibrant traditions of our state through their work. I am pleased the National Endowment for the Arts is supporting three vital arts … Continue Reading


January 12, 2022

Manchin, Capito and McKinley Applaud New Jobs In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced Mason County, West Virginia will be home to Nucor’s new multi-billion dollar steel mill facility. The facility will create thousands of new direct and indirect jobs and will be responsible for significant additional opportunities and investments in the region. Nucor will also make significant philanthropic investments in community organizations in … Continue Reading


January 12, 2022

Manchin Announces $561K From American Rescue Plan To Expand Broadband Access Through West Virginia Schools, Libraries

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $561,367 from the American Rescue Plan for three West Virginia schools, school districts, libraries and other education organizations in the latest round of funding from the Emergency Connectivity Fund. This funding is distributed through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help schools and libraries purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections for students, staff and library … Continue Reading


January 11, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5M For Next Gen Plastics Tech Research at West Virginia University

Project will advance technologies for plastic recycling, reduce plastic waste, and cut the carbon footprint of plastic production 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) announced $1,500,000 from the Department of Energy for an innovative plastics research project through the West Virginia University Research Corporation. This project advances next generation plastics technologies … Continue Reading


January 10, 2022

Manchin: West Virginians Have Five Days Left to Apply for Health Insurance During Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period

West Virginians interested in applying can learn more atacanavigator.com/wv/home or call at 1-844-WV-CARESWashington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) encouraged West Virginians without health insurance to apply for coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment Period, which ends this week. January 15th is the last day to enroll in or changes plans for coverage in 2022.“West Virginians have five days left to signup for healthcare coverage during the Affordable Care … Continue Reading

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