July 26, 2021

Manchin Launches Map of West Virginia Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

Congressionally Directed Spending Requests interactive map can be accessed at www.manchin.senate.gov/appropriations
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today launched a new interactive map that shows where Congressionally Directed Spending requests are coming from across the state. This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee is allowing communities and non-profits the opportunity to request targeted funding through Congressionally Directed Spending, or Earmarks. The map can be found here.
“Investing in West Virginia continues to be one of my top priorities as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee,” Senator Manchin said. “Today I launched a new interactive map that details the more than 200 earmark requests, totaling $711,153,000, submitted to my office from West Virginia organizations and communities. These requests range from expanding health centers to restoring historical buildings to supporting career readiness programs for rural students. Taxpayer dollars should spur innovation, boost our economies and ensure the needs of each state are met all while maintaining fiscal responsibility. As the Appropriations Committee continues to work, I will fight tirelessly for West Virginia’s priorities.”

The Senate Appropriations Committee helps write legislation to allocate federal funds to government agencies, departments and organizations on an annual basis. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin works to ensure that federal spending is targeted towards priorities that strengthens our country and promotes, protects and benefits West Virginia.