Press Releases

October 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding from USDA Water and Waste Disposal Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,460,000 loan and a $513,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Program. This funding will be used to support water and waste water infrastructure projects for two public service districts in West Virginia.“Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities and water and wastewater infrastructure … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding from USDA Water and Waste Disposal Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,460,000 loan and a $513,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Program. This funding will be used to support water and waste water infrastructure projects for two public service districts in West Virginia.“Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities and water and wastewater infrastructure … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Manchin Urges Release of Funds To Heat West Virginia Homes Through Winter Months

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, led 36 bipartisan Senators in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to quickly release funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In 2020, 49,272 West Virginia households received LIHEAP assistance. The Senators said in part, “As the main federal program that helps low-income households and seniors … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Manchin Receives Commitment From Defense Nominee To Visit West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Senator Manchin’s question can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, received a commitment from Nickolas Guertin, nominee for Department of Defense (DoD) Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, to visit the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. “Mr. Guertin, I share your vision for a renewed approach to evaluation and system performance within the program development process. One … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities, Urges Bipartisan Compromise To Pass FY22 Budget

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured West Virginia priorities in nine appropriations bills and urged the Appropriations Committee leaders to find bipartisan compromise to pass the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) federal budget. A full list of West Virginia priorities can be found here.  “I am pleased to see the draft Democratic appropriations bills include many West Virginia priorities that I fought for including water … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $432K To Expand Legal Services For Low-Income West Virginians

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $432,769 from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to Legal Aid of West Virginia as part of the Pro Bono Innovation Fund. This funding will support and expand pro bono efforts and partnerships to serve low-income West Virginians with civil legal issues. “Ensuring every West Virginian has access to legal aid is vital,” said Senator Manchin. “I … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Manchin Statement on the Death of General Colin Powell

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “Gayle and I are saddened by the death of General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and longtime public servant. General Powell led by example and was the inspiration for a generation of Americans. He left behind a legacy that will live on in the hearts of those who serve our great … Continue Reading


October 15, 2021

Manchin Responds To Sanders Op-Ed In West Virginia Gazette-Mail

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in response to Senator Bernie Sanders op-ed published in the West Virginia Gazette-Mail.   “This isn’t the first time an out-of-stater has tried to tell West Virginians what is best for them despite having no relationship to our state. Millions of jobs are open, supply chains are strained and unavoidable inflation taxes are draining workers’ hard-earned wages as the price of gasoline and groceries … Continue Reading


October 15, 2021

Manchin Applauds Enhancing American Rescue Plan Broadband Funds For West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature’s announcement of a management plan for significant broadband investments - ninety percent of which is a result of federal funding. This plan will enhance the $136.3 million from the American Rescue Plan to expand affordable, reliable broadband access with an additional $100 million from the state and local American Rescue Plan funds, previously announced funding from … Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

Manchin Announces $671K To Improve Access To Medicare, Medicaid Coverage Options in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $671,438 from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner to increase and improve health insurance coverage options and access in West Virginia. This funding will allow the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner to implement additional consumer protections and reforms to improve coverage options for … Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

Manchin Attends Drinking Water, Wastewater Infrastructure Field Hearing in Beckley

Photos of the field hearing can be found here Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, questions, closing remarks can be found here Beckley, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee field hearing on water and wastewater infrastructure in Beckley, West Virginia.  “I’ve always said that every West Virginian and American deserves fresh air to breathe and clean water to drink, but more than 30% of West Virginia households aren’t connected … Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $149K To Strengthen Agricultural Training At West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $149,936 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to West Virginia University (WVU) for a future West Virginia farmers, ranchers and rural development professionals training program. This program will develop a Regional Food System Development Certificate at WVU to prepare the next … Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Manchin Announces $12.7 Million From American Rescue Plan To Expand Broadband Access Through 19 West Virginia Schools, Libraries

Second round of Emergency Connectivity Fund applications closes today Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $12,760,030 from the American Rescue Plan for 19 West Virginia schools and libraries as part of the second round of the Emergency Connectivity Fund. This funding is distributed through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help schools and libraries purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections … Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million in Pandemic Relief Reimbursement from FEMA

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV),members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,972,075 for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will reimburse costs accrued from COVID-19 testing and support services that the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission provided to universities, state … Continue Reading


October 08, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For HIV Care, Support Services And Medication

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,739,494 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to support several recipients in West Virginia. This funding will be used to improve the quality, availability, and organization of HIV health care and support services in West Virginia.“The growing drug epidemic has contributed to a recent … Continue Reading


October 08, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $300,000 For Wetlands Protection

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, both members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced a $299,362 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to support wetlands protection.“West Virginia is home to endless, beautiful and diverse public lands and areas, including our unique … Continue Reading


October 08, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $770K For Pipeline Safety, Emergency Preparedness In 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 $770,864 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. This funding will support state pipeline safety programs and hazardous materials preparedness programs across West Virginia.“Keeping West Virginia workers … Continue Reading


October 07, 2021

Manchin Votes For Short-Term Debt Limit Extension To Pay Our Bills

Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the short-term debt limit increase. “Reaching the debt limit is the result of spending Congress has already authorized under both Republican and Democratic control. Defaulting on our bills in the middle of a pandemic would have devastating impacts on American workers and the economy. Yesterday, I called on both Senator Schumer and Senator McConnell to come to the table and reach … Continue Reading


October 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $293K To Support West Virginia Farmers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $293,244 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Grow Ohio Valley as part of the urban Agriculture Innovation Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program. This funding will support the utilization of the Big Wheeling Agrarian Center as a training and demonstration farm to support new urban farmers.“West Virginia’s farms play an essential … Continue Reading


October 07, 2021

Manchin Announces $53.5 Million For West Virginia Broadband Expansion

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that West Virginia broadband service provider Citynet will receive $53,513,114 over the next decade from the first round of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to expand broadband access across West Virginia. According to BroadbandNow, the FCC has overestimated broadband coverage in West Virginia more than any other state in the nation.“Affordable, reliable broadband access … Continue Reading

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