Press Releases

August 07, 2020

Manchin Presses DEA For More Information On Telemedicine Prescribing Oversight During COVID-19 Pandemic

Charleston, WV - Today, after troubling reports from West Virginia healthcare providers, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) requested an update from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on regulations in place during the COVID-19 pandemic for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), which many providers are now prescribing through telemedicine. While telemedicine has been lifesaving for many West Virginians during this pandemic, abuse of this system cannot be tolerated and hurts patients who rely … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding For Occupational Health and Safety Program

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $400,000 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) to West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation. This funding will support an occupational health and safety training program in Appalachia.  “West Virginia’s healthcare professionals have been working around the clock … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Higher Education Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,328,783 from U.S. Department of Education to support TRIO’s Support Services Program at several West Virginia institutions. This funding is made available through the department’s competitive Student Support Services Program.“Our higher education institutions across the Mountain State provide quality education right here at home. The TRIO … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

As Uninsured Rates Rise, Manchin Again Urges President Trump To Allow ACA, Medicare Enrollments

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined several colleagues in again urging President Donald Trump to establish a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. A recent report found that 5.4 million workers have become uninsured due to job losses caused by COVID-19. Additionally, every year there are thousands of senior citizens who do not sign up for Medicare, and therefore miss out on the insurance market for that year. With the increased … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Manchin Encourages Justice To Partner With Surrounding States On Testing Partnership

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after speaking with Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) about the COVID-19 rapid testing purchasing partnership Maryland and six other states created. “This morning I spoke with my friend Governor Hogan about the important bipartisan partnership he and six other Governors created to ensure their states have access to reliable rapid testing supplies. Although there is no perfect testing method, rapid testing … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Manchin, Cornyn Bill To Expand Hotspots For Education, Telehealth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the bipartisan Accelerating Connected Care and Education Support Services on the Internet (ACCESS the Internet) Act to expand reliable broadband access for education and telehealth appointments for rural America during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ACCESS the Internet Act provides funding for the Education Stabilization Fund, hotspots through libraries, and telehealth services through the FCC and … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Passes Manchin Bills

Washington, DC - Today the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC) passed 12 bills, including three bills led or cosponsored by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act, CARE for Reservists Act, and Deborah Sampson Act. These bills will now be referred to the entire Senate. “Today the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee passed the Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act, CARE for Reservists Act, and Deborah Sampson Act, three bills I led … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $14.1 Million For Drinking Water, Wastewater Services In West Virginia Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $14,119,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve water service in West Virginia communities.“All West Virginians should have clean, accessible drinking water and deserve dependable infrastructure, no matter where they live in the Mountain State. This USDA investment will help communities across our state expand and … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Coonskin Park Repair

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, today announced $1,149,720 to restore Coonskin Park in Kanawha County from damage that occurred during the 2016 floods. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will help repair the parks pool, … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Housing Choice Voucher Program Across 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 $3,778,006 for housing authorities across West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding comes through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that President Donald J. Trump signed into law on March 25, … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $3 Million For West Virginia Airports

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,948,456 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modify, improve, and rehabilitate airports across West Virginia. A portion of these funds were allocated in the CARES Act.“West Virginia airports are hubs of economic development and offer access to the state for tourism and industries. … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Manchin: Asinine Decision To Shorten 2020 Census Leaves West Virginians Behind

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the U.S. Census Bureau decision to move the deadline to respond from October 31st to September 30th, an entire month earlier than previously decided. “It makes no sense that the U.S. Census Bureau is hindering extra efforts to help every American respond to the Census by making the asinine decision to move up the Census response deadline by an entire month in the middle of the … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Urge Treasury, IRS To Extend Carbon Capture Utilization For An Additional Year

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, sent a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig urging them to amend the IRS’s safe harbor guidance to allow carbon capture, utilization and sequester projects an additional year of eligibility. … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Manchin Statement On VA Inspector General Report On Clarksburg VAMC Pharmacy

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released their report on the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) pharmacy. “Today’s report from the VA Office of Inspector General’s investigation of the Clarksburg VAMC’s pharmacy reveals some isolated deficiencies in training and inventory reporting. While some of these instances may seem minor, the Clarksburg … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $7.3 Million For Overdose Prevention 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 $7,332,338 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Violence and Injury Prevention Program: Overdose Data to Action through West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The Overdose Data to Action program helps collect data to better prevent and respond to overdose deaths in West … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Manchin Applauds Signing Of His Landmark Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, applauded the signing into law of his Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation, which provides full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the approximately $20 billion deferred maintenance backlog in our Country’s public lands, passed the U.S. Senate with a vote of 73-25 on June 17th and passed the U.S. House of … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Manchin, Peters Bill To Save Post Offices From Closing During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Gary Peters (D-MI), today introduced the Protect Our Services Today (POST) Act which mandates that the U.S. Postal Services cannot close any post office facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.Last week, Senator Manchin asked Postmaster General DeJoy for clarification on reported post office closures across West Virginia and received assurances there would be no closures at this time. However, USPS did inform Senator Manchin that an … Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Manchin: DoD Policy Position Should Be Approved By Senate

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Administration’s decision to place Anthony Tata in a deputy undersecretary position at the Department of Defense (DoD) that does not need Senate approval after withdrawing his nomination last week for Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. This decision skirts the Senate’s Constitutional duty to advise and consent on Administration nominations. “One of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s … Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Opioid Relief Funding Opportunity 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 the opportunity for Belington Community Medical Services Association to apply for $1,000,000 in funding under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). This funding will help support and expand opioid use prevention programs, recovery services, and enhance rural residents’ ability to access treatment and move towards recovery … Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $10.1 Million For Economic Development Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10.1 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to protect downtown businesses from flooding, spur growth in a critical industry sector, boost workforce training efforts, and provide critical infrastructure needed to support business growth. This funding will create and retain more than 2,500 jobs and spur $69 million in … Continue Reading

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