Press Releases

April 12, 2024

Manchin Announces More Than $1.6 Million in Funding from Secure Rural Schools Program for West Virginia Counties

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that 14 West Virginia counties will receive a combined $1,684,201.95 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service through the Secure Rural Schools program to support public schools, roads and watersheds and to reimburse counties for providing emergency services on national forest and grasslands. Chairman Manchin secured this funding through … Continue Reading


April 12, 2024

Manchin, Capito Urge U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services To Fully Implement Jessie’s Law

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to fully implement Jessie’s Law. This bipartisan legislation helps ensure best practices are in place so physicians and other medical professionals have knowledge of a patient’s history with substance use disorder when determining appropriate medical care. Jessie’s Law was included in the Substance … Continue Reading


April 11, 2024

Manchin Secures Pay Raise For FCC Hazelton Staff

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved a 25 percent retention pay incentive for all staff in good standing at West Virginia’s Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Hazelton. The retention incentive is a direct result of Senator Manchin’s continued efforts to improve conditions at FCC Hazelton and will reduce staff attrition, boost morale and create … Continue Reading


April 11, 2024

Manchin Announces $2.1 Million To Upgrade Pipeline Infrastructure In Welch

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $2,115,394 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for the Welch Gas Cooperative Association. The funding will support a pipeline construction project that will replace 0.67 miles of natural gas pipeline. “I’m pleased the DOT is investing more … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Manchin Applauds Senate Vote to Overturn Biden Administration Rule Threatening American Franchise Model, Small Businesses

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Senate passage of the bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer rule, which forces liability on companies for another business’ employees even if they do not directly oversee them. Senators Manchin and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced the CRA resolution in November 2023. The Senate passed the CRA resolution by a bipartisan vote of 50 to 48 … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Manchin Questions DoD Special Operations And Cyber Commanders On Modern Role Of U.S. Special Forces, Establishment Of East Coast Training Venue

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Special Operations and Cyber Commanders on the modern role of the U.S. Special Operations Command (Special Forces) and the importance of establishing an East Coast training venue for their initiatives. On the modern role of U.S. Special Forces: “Some believe our Special Forces only perform a counterterrorism role. Nothing could be further … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Manchin Speaks On Senate Floor In Support Of Bipartisan Effort To Overturn Federal Highway Administration’s Unlawful, Impractical Emissions Rule

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, spoke on the Senate Floor on his support of the bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) Joint Resolution of Disapproval to nullify a November 2023 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) rule. The rule imposes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions performance measures on state departments of transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), despite lacking the … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Manchin, Capito, Miller, Caraveo Introduce The Preserving Emergency Access In Key Sites Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representatives Carol Miller (R-WV-1) and Yadira Caraveo (D-CO-8), introduced the Preserving Emergency Access in Key Sites Act (PEAKS Act). The legislation would allow Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in rural, mountainous areas to be able to operate ambulatory services under a special enhanced Medicare payment model. The bill would also help to preserve the CAH model in mountainous areas by providing … Continue Reading


April 08, 2024

Manchin Announces $3.2 Million To Reconstruct State Route 39 In Nicholas County

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,280,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the West Virginia Department of Transportation. The funding will be used to reconstruct 1,350 feet of State Route 39 (WV 39) and raise the roadway seven feet to prevent flooding from the nearby Cherry River. “Our transportation system is the foundation for economic growth in our state, and that’s why improving and … Continue Reading


April 05, 2024

Manchin Announces $400k To Upgrade Wastewater Infrastructure In Romney

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $400,000 from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Town of Romney to support essential upgrades to their wastewater systems. This federal award is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2023 funding bill. “I’m pleased the EPA is investing $400,000 to support vital … Continue Reading


April 05, 2024

Senate Passes Manchin, Budd, Boozman Bipartisan Resolution To Honor Gold Star Spouses

Charleston, WV - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ted Budd (R-NC) and John Boozman’s (R-AR) bipartisan resolution to designate today, April 5th, 2024, as Gold Star Wives Day. The resolution honors the sacrifices made by the spouses and families of fallen members of the United States Armed Forces. “We will never be able to repay our brave servicemen and women and their families who have paid the ultimate price to protect our beloved country. West Virginians … Continue Reading


April 05, 2024

Manchin Statement On 14th Anniversary Of Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the 14th anniversary of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine disaster, a tragedy that killed 29 miners in Raleigh County. “Fourteen years ago, West Virginia suffered an unimaginable loss when 29 brave coal miners were killed in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. The anniversary of this tragedy reminds us that our miners are willing to risk their lives for us, and we owe it to them and their loved ones to … Continue Reading


April 05, 2024

Following Weirton Visit, Manchin Calls on International Trade Commission to Reverse Its Tin Mill Imports Determination

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to reverse its determination from this past February that imports of tin mill products from China, Canada and Germany do not sufficiently harm the domestic steel industry. The decision directly caused the Cleveland-Cliffs tin mill steel facility in Weirton to announce its closure the following week, resulting in nearly 1,000 employee layoffs, and poses serious risks to domestic … Continue Reading


April 04, 2024

Manchin Attends Community Roundtables In Weirton, Wheeling

Wheeling, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a roundtable discussion with Weirton leadership to discuss the recent job losses from the closure of the Cleveland-Cliffs tin mill facility and the region’s economic development opportunities going forward. Following that event, Senator Manchin attended a second roundtable in Wheeling to highlight numerous federal investments he secured in recent funding packages, including $5,000,000 for a new Wheeling Welcome Center, … Continue Reading


April 04, 2024

Manchin Tours Construction Progress at Form Energy’s Weirton Plant

Charleston, WV — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined Form Energy’s leadership to tour the company’s new iron air battery manufacturing plant, Form Factory 1, which is under construction in Weirton, West Virginia. Form broke ground on Form Factory 1 — its first factory in West Virginia and the company’s first high-volume battery manufacturing plant — in May 2023. The speed and scale of construction progress on Form … Continue Reading


April 02, 2024

Manchin Announces $2.6 Million For Three West Virginia Research Projects

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,667,724 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three West Virginia projects. The funding will support research into improving West Virginia manufacturing for the defense industry, resources to better recruit and retain our STEM teachers, and enhance our detection of sleep apnea to improve clinical outcomes for patients. “The National Science Foundation continues to be … Continue Reading


April 02, 2024

Manchin Statement on USPS Decision to Downgrade Charleston Postal Facility to Local Processing Center

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, released the following statement on the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) decision to convert the Charleston Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) into a Local Processing Center (LPC). “Let me be perfectly clear: today’s decision to downgrade the Charleston Processing & Distribution Center to a Local Processing Center is a slap in … Continue Reading


April 02, 2024

Manchin Announces More Than $470K in Land and Water Conservation Grants to Develop and Upgrade Local West Virginia Parks

Charleston, WV - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $470,254 in funding for projects to improve public outdoor recreation, provide additional fields and playground access across West Virginia and to develop West Milford’s first community park. This funding was secured through Chairman Manchin’s historic Great American Outdoors Act.  “Today’s announcement is welcome and exciting news for communities across Wild and … Continue Reading


April 01, 2024

Manchin Statement on New EPA Agreement for West Virginia's Lower Guyandotte Watershed

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) settlement agreement with environmental groups that would force West Virginia to set 11 new Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for conductivity in the Lower Guyandotte watershed in southwestern West Virginia. “While I continue to review the EPA’s proposed settlement agreement regarding … Continue Reading


April 01, 2024

Manchin Announces $3.9 Million for Disaster Relief Efforts Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,944,851 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the West Virginia Division of Emergency Management. The funding will support management costs for statewide disaster relief as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. “I’m pleased FEMA is investing more than $3.9 million to repair damages and support … Continue Reading

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