Press Releases

July 28, 2021

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Unanimously Passes Manchin Bipartisan Bill To Increase VA Provider Accountability

Senator Manchin introduced the bipartisan legislation in June    Washington, DC - Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC) unanimously passed the VA Provider Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME) and John Boozman (R-AR).  “West Virginia Veterans have experienced firsthand the negative impacts of the VA not properly vetting healthcare providers, which resulted in … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Manchin Announces $3.7 Million From American Rescue Plan To Help West Virginia Students Experiencing Homelessness

Senator Manchin successfully fought to include $800 million in the American Rescue Plan to help students experiencing homelessness Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $3,743,199 from the American Rescue Plan to help West Virginia schools identify and support students experiencing homelessness. West Virginia has received nearly $5 million from the $800 million Senator Manchin fought to include in the American Rescue Plan to help students experiencing … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Manchin Supports Bipartisan Reimbursement Compromise For National Guard Who Responded To January 6th Attack

Senate funding package includes $521 million to reimburse National Guard for post January 6th deployments to protect U.S. Capitol Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on his support for the Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, which includes $521 million to reimburse the National Guard who responded to the January 6th attack who … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $402K For West Virginia Economic Development Investments

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $402,500 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for economic development district planning for six regions across West Virginia. These investments will help identify specific economic factors and help planning councils create individual plans to further development in each of the designated areas. “Investing in our regional … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $402K For West Virginia Economic Development Investments

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $402,500 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for economic development district planning for six regions across West Virginia. These investments will help identify specific economic factors and help planning councils create individual plans to further development in each of the designated areas. “Investing in our regional … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $750K For Huntington Tri-State Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Huntington Tri-State Airport. This funding will be used to recruit, initiate and support new air services to Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). “West Virginia’s airports serve as hubs for economic development and open … Continue Reading


July 26, 2021

Manchin Announces $60 Million Investment To Increase Energy Efficiency In Manufacturing

West Virginia University is one of 32 universities across 28 states selected to conduct industrial assessments to help local manufacturers reduce carbon footprint, lower costs, and train energy workforce of tomorrowWashington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced $60 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in funding for its largest-ever cohort of university-based Industrial Assessment … Continue Reading


July 26, 2021

Manchin Urges Court To Reject $34.7 Million In Bonuses For Purdue Pharma's Top Executives, Employees

Under the proposed plan, bonuses to Purdue executives and employees would often be larger than payouts to victims and families    Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led six Senators in urging Judge Robert D. Drain to reject Pharma’s recent motion requesting $34.7 million in employee bonuses, including $5.4 million for its top executives, as part of Purdue’s bankruptcy reorganization plan. West Virginia continues to have the highest drug overdose death rate in the … Continue Reading


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 … Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Urge EPA To Address Lead Found in Clarksburg Drinking Water

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan to address the elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water of homes served by the Clarksburg Water System. The letter can be read in full here.The Members said in part, “We were concerned to learn of the elevated levels of lead in drinking water in certain homes in Clarksburg, … Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

Manchin Joins Colleagues In Urging Investment In National Lab Infrastructure

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined 14 colleagues, led by Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), in calling on Senate Leadership to address the needs of Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories in ongoing infrastructure efforts. The network of 17 National Laboratories across the United States includes Morgantown’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), which is a national leader in carbon … Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

Manchin, Scott Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Increase Credit Access For West Virginians

Charleston, WV - This week, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) reintroduced the Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2021 to expand access to credit for an estimated 45 million Americans with either no credit history or a credit history that is too scarcely populated to generate a credit score. This bipartisan legislation would permit landlords and utility and telecom providers to report on-time payments data to credit reporting agencies, giving consumers the … Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

Manchin Announces Funding For Ecology Research At West Virginia University

Charleston, WV- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $152,649 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for ecology research at West Virginia University. This project studies the interaction of trees and soil water in the Amazon Rainforest. The project will also create a science outreach program connecting West Virginia students to data and scientists in the Amazon rainforest.“West Virginia University continues to be a leader … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities In National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), secured West Virginia priorities in the SASC markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). This legislation is vital for our military to defend the United States and includes $9.346 billion for West Virginia priorities. On Thursday, SASC voted 23-3 to report … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Manchin Announces West Virginia Eligible For $3 Billion Economic Development Funds, $300 Million For Coal Communities

Funding is from the American Rescue Plan Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that West Virginia is eligible to apply for six programs totaling $3 billion from the American Rescue Plan to support economic development across America. In addition, the Biden Administration and the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities will allocate $300 million for coal community economic development. West Virginia is the largest recipient of the … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Manchin, Wicker Work To Protect Taxpayer Dollars From Funding Abortions In Federal Budget

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) today sent a letter to Senate leadership and the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting the continued inclusion of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for elective abortions, in legislation that will soon be considered by the committee.“The Hyde Amendment is a decades-long, consensus-building compromise, and we urge you to maintain this longstanding provision in the Fiscal Year 2022 bill,” … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Manchin Statement On Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal Negotiations

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and 21 fellow Senators today released the following statement on the bipartisan infrastructure proposal negotiations.“We have made significant progress and are close to a final agreement. We will continue working hard to ensure we get this critical legislation right—and are optimistic that we will finalize, and be prepared to advance, this historic bipartisan proposal to strengthen America’s infrastructure and create good-paying jobs in … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Senate Passes Manchin Bipartisan Bill To Sustain Fund To Support Crime Victims

Washington, DC - Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan, bicameral Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021, legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). The legislation will redirect monetary penalties from federal deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements into the Crime Victims Fund to increase funding for state victim compensation and assistance programs. The House of Representatives passed the … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $9.6 Million in DHS Preparedness Grants for 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 $9,669,333 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Fiscal Year 2021 competitive preparedness grant programs. This funding was appropriated to help West Virginia prepare against man-made threats and natural disasters. “West Virginia must be prepared for any disaster or crisis and having comprehensive response plans … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $490K To Ensure Food Safety, Strengthen Food Supply

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $490,000 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture to continue to strengthen food safety across the Mountain State.“When every West Virginian has access to safe, healthy food our entire state thrives. I am pleased the FDA is investing in the West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s efforts … Continue Reading

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