Press Releases

February 03, 2023

Manchin, Capito, Bipartisan Colleagues Offer Solutions to Address Border Crisis

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in reintroducing the Public Health and Border Security Act to require all COVID-19 related national states of emergency to be lifted before Title 42 is officially terminated. The legislation would also require the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to put in place a workable plan to … Continue Reading


February 03, 2023

Manchin Announces Serving Our Seniors Tour to All 55 Counties

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the “Serving Our Seniors” tour to all 55 counties across West Virginia. West Virginians are encouraged to stop by and meet directly with a member of Senator Manchin’s staff to learn about the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act for West Virginia seniors. Please note that Senator Manchin will not be in attendance. His staff will be on site to provide assistance. “To West Virginia’s seniors, Social Security and Medicare … Continue Reading


February 03, 2023

Manchin, Tuberville Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Restore Benefits for Defrauded Veterans

 Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), reintroduced the Restoring Benefits to Defrauded Veterans Act to reissue benefits for defrauded Veterans. Under current law, if a defrauded Veteran passes away before their case with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is resolved, the Veteran’s family cannot seek reimbursement for the defrauded funds. “Our brave Veterans have sacrificed so much to protect our great nation but unfortunately, … Continue Reading


February 03, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million to Support Quality Housing for all West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,229,158 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness and Apple Tree Garden Apartments in Ranson to help provide quality, affordable housing for all West Virginians. This funding will specifically support connecting individuals and families across the state who are … Continue Reading


February 02, 2023

Manchin Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter in Support of Cleveland-Cliffs Weirton Tin Mill

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representatives Carol Miller (R-WV) and Alex Mooney (R-WV) expressed support for the antidumping and countervailing duty petitions recently filed by Cleveland-Cliffs and the United Steelworkers. Located in Weirton, West Virginia, Cleveland-Cliffs produces tin mill steel and employs more than 950 individuals, the majority of which … Continue Reading


February 02, 2023

Manchin, Committee Examine the Department of Energy's Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) implementation of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIF). U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, discussed the substantial funding and new responsibilities provided to the DOE in the IIJA, and built upon with the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), to … Continue Reading


February 02, 2023

Manchin Hits Biden Administration on Gas Stove Ban

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, led two bipartisan efforts to prevent the Biden Administration from banning gas stoves in households across West Virginia and America. In January, Senator Manchin released a statement in opposition to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC’s) consideration of a gas stove ban. Senators Manchin and Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan Gas Stove … Continue Reading


February 02, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $39.2 Million for West Virginia Public Transportation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced West Virginia will receive $39,233,240 through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The funding is made possible in part through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which President Biden signed into law on November 15, 2021, and will support upgrading and … Continue Reading


February 01, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.1 Million for Nine West Virginia Transportation Initiatives

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,134,870 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for nine West Virginia transportation initiatives. The funding will be used to construct a new terminal building at the North Central West Virginia Airport, promote roadway safety throughout the state, analyze asphalt options for West Virginia highways and support West Virginia … Continue Reading


February 01, 2023

Manchin, Cruz and Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Block Strategic Petroleum Reserve Sales to China

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Ted Cruz (R TX), Angus King (I-ME), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Mike Braun (R-IN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), John Hoeven (R-ND), John Boozman (R-AR), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Rick Scott (R-FL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Kyrsten Sinema … Continue Reading


February 01, 2023

Manchin, Capito Lead 50 Senators in Bipartisan Challenge to Biden Rule Politicizing Americans' 401Ks

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led 50 Senators in introducing their challenge to the Biden Administration’s ESG rule which prioritizes politics over getting the best returns for millions of Americans’ retirement investments. This disapproval resolution will receive a vote on the Senate and House floor. “At a time when our country is already facing economic uncertainty, record inflation and increasing energy costs, it is … Continue Reading


January 31, 2023

Manchin Applauds Selection of Monongahela National Forest to Provide 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, applauded the selection of West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest to provide the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree - known as “The People’s Tree” - lights up the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol during the holiday season and is selected from a different national forest each year. Today’s selection kicks off a year-long educational … Continue Reading


January 31, 2023

Manchin Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Affirming Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined a bipartisan, bicameral resolution to affirm the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and take a critical step toward enshrining equality for women in the United States Constitution. The resolution removes the arbitrary deadline for ratification of the ERA, clearing a procedural hurdle in recognizing the amendment as a valid part of the Constitution once the 38-state threshold required for ratification has … Continue Reading


January 30, 2023

Manchin, Cornyn Reintroduce Bill to Require Companies Report Illicit Online Drug Sales

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) reintroduced the See Something, Say Something Online Act to stop the illicit sale of opioids and other drugs online by amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to require companies to report illegal activity on their online platforms.“Last year alone, the Drug Enforcement Administration seized enough fentanyl to kill every American, much of it ordered over the Internet and sent by mail from China. The … Continue Reading


January 28, 2023

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Tyre Nichols

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Tyre Nichols.“The brutal violence we have seen committed against Tyre Nichols was horrific and inhumane. For too long, we have witnessed these senseless acts by those sworn to protect us, and it must end. This cannot be the America we strive for, and we must come together to meaningfully address it. Gayle and I are praying for the Nichols family, Tyre’s friends, and everyone whose heart is … Continue Reading


January 27, 2023

Manchin Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort Urging FTC to Disapprove Proposed Rule for Horseracing Industry Amid Legal Uncertainty

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 10 bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers in urging Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Lina M. Khan to disapprove the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (Authority) proposed Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program Rule until after the constitutionality of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) is resolved. The lawmakers also urged the FTC to avoid publishing or approving the Authority’s proposed Rule while legal … Continue Reading


January 27, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce Two National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grants

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 two grants totaling $932,193 through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) for projects in West Virginia.“West Virginia is blessed with beautiful public lands and incredible wildlife. Like many of my fellow West Virginians, I enjoy hunting, fishing and … Continue Reading


January 27, 2023

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Better Address Nursing Home Staffing Shortages in Rural Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 13 bipartisan Senators in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to avoid one-size-fits-all staffing mandates for nursing homes. Mandates, without provider flexibility in addressing recruitment and retention issues, would worsen existing staffing shortages in West Virginia and across the country, as well as place additional financial burdens on facilities in rural and underserved … Continue Reading


January 26, 2023

Manchin Statement on the Death of Former Ohio County Sheriff Tom Burgoyne

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of former Ohio County Sheriff Tom Borgoyne. “Gayle and I are heartbroken by the death of our dear friend Tom Burgoyne. A dedicated community leader, former Ohio County Sheriff, father and husband, Tom’s presence was felt by the entire Ohio County community. Tom spent his life giving back to his community and state. In 2021, he was awarded the Good Samaritan for his work with the Youth … Continue Reading


January 26, 2023

Manchin, Capito Reintroduce No Budget, No Pay Act to Promote Fiscal Responsibility in Congress

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reintroduced their bipartisan No Budget, No Pay Act, which would prohibit lawmakers from receiving pay if Congress fails to pass the annual budget resolutions and appropriations bills by the start of the Fiscal Year (FY), October 1st. The legislation also prohibits retroactive pay for any period missed. “Every American, every business and every state … Continue Reading

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