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September 27, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senators Lead National Clean Energy Week Resolution

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that the Senate unanimously passed his bipartisan resolution designating September 26th through September 30th, 2022 as National Clean Energy Week. “I am pleased the Senate unanimously passed our bipartisan resolution to designate September 26th through September 30th, 2022 as National Clean Energy Week,” said Senator Manchin. “Investing in emissions reducing American energy production puts the United States on a path … Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

Manchin Asks Schumer to Remove Permitting Language from Continuing Resolution

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the decision to remove the comprehensive permitting reform language from the Continuing Resolution. “It is unfortunate that members of the United States Senate are allowing politics to put the energy security of our nation at risk. The last several months, we have seen firsthand the destruction that is possible as Vladimir Putin continues to weaponize energy. A failed vote on something as … Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.9 Million for 18 West Virginia Public Safety Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,942,526 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) for eighteen West Virginia public safety programs. The funding will support state and local programs aimed at expanding access to substance use disorder prevention and treatment services for youth and families, preventing and addressing crime and … Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin, Tuberville Request Input from Athletic Collectives for Bipartisan Name, Image and Likeness Legislation

Washington, DC - Last week, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) requested input from athletic collectives across the country on their bipartisan legislation related to name, image and likeness (NIL). In August, the Senators solicited feedback from stakeholders, including university athletic directors, administrators, associations and student-athlete groups, on the legislative path forward. This feedback overwhelmingly requested that Senators Manchin and … Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

Senators Designate September as National Recovery Month

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) applauded the unanimous passage of their bipartisan resolution designating September 2022 as National Recovery Month. The Senators’ resolution comes as overdoses are rising across the nation. Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) were also cosponsors of the resolution.“The drug epidemic continues to ravage our communities across West Virginia. From April 2021 to April 2022, we lost 1,420 West … Continue Reading


September 23, 2022

Manchin, Scott Lead Bipartisan Effort To Designate September 2022 As National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) led a bipartisan resolution to designate September 2022 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This resolution recognizes the impact of cancer on the lives of children, urges stakeholders at every level of government to increase public awareness about the risks of cancer and reminds Americans of the bravery of children who are diagnosed with and recover from cancer.“Far too many children in West … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Gerald's Law Act To Expand Veteran Burial Benefits

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Boozman (R-AR), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) introduced the bipartisan Gerald’s Law Act to expand Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) burial benefits eligibility to terminally ill Veterans who pass away at a non-VA facility while receiving hospice care. Under current law, the VA will cover nearly $800 toward burial and funeral expenses only if the Veteran is hospitalized at the VA at the time of death. This legislation … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Higher Education Support Services In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $507,218 from the U.S. Department of Education for West Virginia University (WVU) and West Virginia State University (WVSU). This funding will support programs that provide campus-based child care services, and strengthen undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.“The Department of Education continues to be … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senators Urge Department of Defense to Address Harmful Pollutants in Military Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), led 40 bipartisan Senators in urging U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to increase testing and remediation efforts for harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances?(PFAS) at military installations and defense communities across the country. The Senators also urged the Department of Defense (DoD) to improve PFAS-related planning efforts to better utilize higher funding levels that … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Manchin, Collins Announce 22 Senators Now Cosponsoring Bipartisan Electoral Count Act Reform

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced the addition of Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) as cosponsors of the legislation to reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887. The bipartisan Senate bill now has 22 cosponsors and will receive a markup and be voted on by the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday, September 27th. “We are delighted that bipartisan support continues to grow for the Senate’s … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Manchin, Collins Announce 22 Senators Now Cosponsoring Bipartisan Electoral Count Act Reform

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced the addition of Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) as cosponsors of the legislation to reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887. The bipartisan Senate bill now has 22 cosponsors and will receive a markup and be voted on by the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday, September 27th. “We are delighted that bipartisan support continues to grow for the Senate’s … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Manchin, Scott, Hill Backed Bill to Block IMF Financing for Russia, Belarus Passes Senate

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rick Scott (R-FL) and Representative French Hill (R-AR) applauded the Senate’s final passage of their bipartisan, bicameral Russia and Belarus SDR Exchange Prohibition Act to prohibit the U.S. Treasury Secretary from exchanging dollars for International Monetary Fund (IMF) Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) held by Russia or Belarus. Russia’s and Belarus’ SDRs currently total more than $25 billion and represent unconditional … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Manchin Announces $5.3 Million from American Rescue Plan for Mason County Wastewater Infrastructure

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,324,217 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Coal Communities Commitment Program for the Mason County Public Service District. The funding was made possible through the American Rescue Plan and will support the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant to serve the Nucor steel mill and surrounding communities. The project is expected to create 800 jobs … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Manchin, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Wildfire Risk, Improve Forest Health

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), introduced the Promoting Effective Forest Management Act of 2022. This bipartisan legislation would reduce catastrophic wildfire risk and improve forest health.“Wildfires are a dangerous and serious issue that affect communities across the country, which is why … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce 10 Democrat, 10 Republican Cosponsors for Bipartisan Electoral Count Act Reform

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced their bipartisan Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act now has 10 Democrat and 10 Republican cosponsors in the Senate. The legislation will ensure the electoral votes tallied by Congress accurately reflect each state’s vote for President and will promote a peaceful transition of power between the outgoing and incoming President. “I am pleased that bipartisan … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $83 Million for West Virginia Water Infrastructure Improvements through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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 $83,000,000 in funding for West Virginia through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for water infrastructure improvements. This funding was made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). “Every West Virginian deserves … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Manchin Speaks with More Than 900 West Virginia Students at 39 Schools about U.S. Service Academies

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a second video call with more than 900 West Virginia students to encourage them to apply to the U.S. Service Academies and answer student questions about the application process. Students interested in applying to a U.S. Service Academy can submit an application to Senator Manchin’s office by October 1, 2022.“Attending a U.S. Service Academy is a privilege reserved for the best and brightest young men and women across the … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $232K to West Virginia University for Scientific Research, Manufacturing Partnership

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $232,643 from the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to West Virginia University (WVU) for a scientific research project and a manufacturing partnership. “WVU continues to make our state proud with important research projects and economic partnerships, and I am pleased NIST is investing more than … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $267K for Cabell Huntington Hospital Neonatal Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) in Huntington, West Virginia will receive $267,000 to expand neonatal services offered at the Neonatal Therapeutic Unit (NTU) at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. The funding is made possible by a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request secured by Senators Manchin and Capito and is funded through … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.7 Million in National Science Foundation Grants

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,778,562 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for several projects across West Virginia. “The National Science Foundation continues to be an important partner for the Mountain State through their investments in groundbreaking projects and providing West Virginia students and educators with unique research opportunities. I am pleased … Continue Reading

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