Press Releases

September 24, 2021

Manchin Announces Nearly $4.2 Million From American Rescue Plan To Expand Broadband Access Through West Virginia Schools, Libraries

Charleston, WV- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that the first round of the Emergency Connectivity Fund, which helps schools and libraries purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections for students, staff and library visitors. In West Virginia, 12 schools will receive $4,188,368 in awards.“Broadband access is vital for West Virginians to compete for good-paying jobs, finish their homework and attract new residents to the state,” … Continue Reading


September 24, 2021

Manchin Congratulates Toyota On 25 Years In West Virginia

Charleston, WV- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia on 25 years of producing engines and transmission in Buffalo, West Virginia. In 2005, Senator Manchin travelled to Japan to meet with Dr. Toyoda and company officials about manufacturing in West Virginia.“Congratulations to Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia on 25 years of production at the Buffalo Plant in West Virginia. For 25 years, Toyota has been a strong partner for … Continue Reading


September 24, 2021

Manchin Announces An Additional $561K From The American Rescue Plan For Yeager Airport Runway Safety Project

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced an additional $561,995 from the American Rescue Plan to the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority at Yeager Airport for a runway safety project. Yesterday, Senator Manchin announced $5,057,961 in annual funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the same project. The funding from the American Rescue Plan … Continue Reading


September 24, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce West Virginia Will Receive Additional Funding To Boost Substance Use Disorder Provider Workforce

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia is one of five states that will receive reimbursements for increases in Medicaid expenditures to boost substance use treatment provider capacity in West Virginia. This funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will support substance use disorder prevention, … Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce DOJ Funding

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,569,669 from several grant programs through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to the state of West Virginia. Collectively, these grants will support efforts to combat sexual assault and domestic violence, compensate victims of crime, bolster state technology to foster innovation and enhance victims’ access to services, and support a … Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Beech Bottom Flood Control Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,086,166 for a flood control project in the Village of Beech Bottom. This funding will be used to upgrade the current storm sewer system to mitigate future flooding events. “Many West Virginia communities have been impacted by devastating floods in recent years, and flooding in the Mountain State has only gotten worse and more frequent, … Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Manchin, Brown, Kaine, Casey, Warner Reintroduce Bill To Extend Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) reintroduced the Black Lung Benefits Disability Trust Fund Act of 2021. The legislation calls for a ten-year extension of the current black lung excise tax that is set to expire in December 2021 to ensure that coal miners suffering from Black Lung Disease and their families have access to the quality medical care they desperately need. Without revenue … Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $5 Million For Yeager Airport Runway Safety Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,057,961 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority at Yeager Airport. This funding will be used to conduct an Environmental Impact Study of the proposed Yeager Airport Runway Safety Project to expand the airport runway safety area. “Yeager … Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Manchin's Continued Pressure Leads To Action Against Pharmaceutical Companies On Behalf Of Low-Income West Virginians

Washington, DC - After months of pressure from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) alerted six pharmaceutical manufacturers that due to their violations of the 340B Drug Pricing Program requirements - which continue to harm low-income West Virginians by preventing them from accessing safe and affordable medications - HRSA has contacted the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General in accordance with … Continue Reading


September 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,889,379 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding is allocated through HRSA’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, which aims to support expecting mothers and families with young children who live in … Continue Reading


September 22, 2021

Manchin Discusses U.S. Service Academies With 21 West Virginia Schools

West Virginia students interested in applying to a U.S. Service Academy must submit an application to Senator Manchin’s office by October 1, 2021 Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted his second video call with 453 West Virginia students to encourage them to apply to the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy and to answer student questions about the application process. Students interested … Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

Manchin Announces $847K From American Rescue Plan For Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Crisis Intervention Services in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $847,527 from the American Rescue Plan to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support community-based mobile crisis intervention services for Medicaid beneficiaries who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. “The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional pressures on many West Virginians battling mental health or substance … Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Rural Development, Agriculture Research

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $518,752 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to rural development grant programs across the state, as well to West Virginia University (WVU) for agriculture research. “Supporting West Virginia’s rural communities, bringing jobs to the state and spurring economic growth continues to be some of my top priorities. This funding … Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For New River Gorge Regional Development Authority's WV Hive Network

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $50,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority’s (NRGRDA) West Virginia Hive Network as part of its Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) program, which aims to spur investment in underrepresented communities.“Small businesses and entrepreneurs play an essential role in West … Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Three West Virginia Schools Selected As 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today congratulated three West Virginia schools who have been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Crescent Elementary School in Beckley, Criss Elementary School in Parkersburg and Rock Branch Elementary School in Nitro were selected for this prestigious recognition. National Blue Ribbon Schools are recognized for their overall academic … Continue Reading


September 20, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $4 Million For 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 $4,022,673 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 14 West Virginia housing organizations and facilities across the state to provide affordable housing for low-income seniors. “Far too many West Virginians are facing housing instability and experiencing homelessness, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made this … Continue Reading


September 20, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $502,444 for Vision Research 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 $502,444 in funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a vision research project at West Virginia University (WVU). This funding was made available through the National Eye Institute and will support a project titled “Photoreceptor neuron specific alternative splicing messenger RNA.”  “West Virginia … Continue Reading


September 18, 2021

Manchin Tours Procter & Gamble Tabler Station Facility In Martinsburg

Martinsburg, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) toured the Procter & Gamble Tabler Station facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The Tabler Station facility currently employs over 1,400 staff. “Today I had the opportunity to tour the Procter & Gamble Tabler Station facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Our partnership with Procter & Gamble is the culmination of years of conversations that started at one of my first ever job fairs, and showcases the importance of … Continue Reading


September 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million For Local Law Enforcement, Domestic Violence Prevention

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,238,860 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to support the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security’s Justice and Community Services section. This funding was made available through the OVW’s STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program. The … Continue Reading


September 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Join Bipartisan Effort Urging Defense Secretary To Proceed with Disinterment of Americans Who Died in Prison Fire in Tokyo

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin requesting an exception “to allow the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to proceed with immediate disinterment of the American servicemembers who died in the 1945 Tokyo military prison fire and remain buried as Unknowns at the Manila American Cemetery and … Continue Reading

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