Press Releases

July 24, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.7 Million For Prevention And Control Of Emerging Infectious Diseases In 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 $1,761,045 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).“As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, we must ensure that we are prepared for any infectious disease threats that may face our nation. This … Continue Reading


July 23, 2020

Manchin Votes To Pass FY21 National Defense Authorization Act, Secures West Virginia Priorities

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), a vital piece of legislation that authorizes defense funding and provides authorities for our military to defend the nation. The FY21 NDAA authorizes $740.5 billion dollars including $636.4 billion for the Department of Defense (DoD), $25.9 billion for Department of Energy (DOE) … Continue Reading


July 23, 2020

Manchin's Great American Outdoors Act Heads To President's Desk

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act by the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 310-107. The package passed the Senate by a bipartisan vote of 73-25 last month. To learn more about the benefits of the Great American Outdoors Act for West Virginia click here.“I’m excited to see the House of Representatives … Continue Reading


July 23, 2020

Manchin Congratulates Huntington For Being Named Nicest Place In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Huntington for being named the nicest place in West Virginia by Readers Digest and for being a finalist for the nicest place in America. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are always searching for positive stories that give us hope for West Virginia and her people. I am incredibly proud of Huntington for being named the nicest place in West Virginia, especially Mayor Steve Williams, the My Huntington Steering … Continue Reading


July 22, 2020

Manchin, Gardner Bill To Help Americans With Crisis Care Services During COVID-19 Pandemic, Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Crisis Care Improvement and Suicide Prevention Act which would direct states to utilize five percent of their Mental Health Block Grant for crisis care services - once funding for the program is increased by five percent nationally - allowing states to upgrade crisis care programs and strategies. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the House of Representatives companion legislation … Continue Reading


July 22, 2020

Manchin Statement On Announcement Of Voluntary Workforce Reduction At Wheeling Hospital

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Wheeling Hospital’s announcement of a voluntary workforce reduction due to declining revenues. Wheeling Hospital has asked for a number of staff to voluntarily retire with a severance package to reduce overhead costs for the hospital. “In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need every healthcare provider, hospital, and health center we have to care for the West Virginians affected … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Manchin Receives Update From VA Inspector General On Clarksburg Investigation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received an update from Michael Missal, the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the ongoing investigation into the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and Reta Mays’ guilty plea last week.“Today, VA Inspector General Michael Missal gave me an update on how the Clarksburg VAMC investigation led to the guilty plea of Reta Mays and while I value the efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Manchin Bill Would Support More Than 10,000 Homeless Students In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement after the West Virginia Department of Education confirmed that more than 10,300 students experienced homelessness in West Virginia during the 2019-2020 school year. The reporting of these students was effectively halted in March due to COVID-19 significantly affecting the number of students who may have been identified as homelessness in the remainder of the year, which shows that the 2019-2020 … Continue Reading


July 20, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Nurse Education Training Program At Fairmont State

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $499,975 for the Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention Simulation Education Training Program at Fairmont State University. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).“As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, we must ensure our healthcare professionals receive the support and continued training … Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Shirley Love

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Shirley Love, state lawmaker, longtime broadcaster, and proud West Virginian. “Gayle and I send our hearts out to Shirley’s family, especially his wife Audrey, his children Christie and James, and his grandchildren for the loss of a great West Virginian and selfless public servant. For more than five decades, Shirley served as an incredible broadcaster as a sports journalist, … Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

Manchin Urges Reversal Of COVID-19 Hospital Data Collection And Reporting Changes

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today urged the Trump Administration to reverse recent changes to require hospitals to report data to a new system set up by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) instead of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) which is run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The Senators said in part, “We write today to urge you to withdraw your confusing and harmful changes to hospital … Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $2 Million For Maternal And Child Health Services, Research 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 $1,910,421 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for maternal and child health services in West Virginia through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and for research for mothers and children at West Virginia University (WVU).“The COVID-19 pandemic has put an even brighter spotlight on the … Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $840K For Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services, Youth Tobacco Use Study 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 $840,973 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will support mental health and substance use services in Parkersburg and Huntington and a West Virginia University (WVU) study on youth tobacco use.“The opioid epidemic has affected every West Virginian. Everyone has a neighbor, family member, or friend who has … Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Manchin Hosts Virtual Feedback Session On Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a virtual feedback session with various groups from across West Virginia to provide feedback on the COVID-19 pandemic relief packages and future funding priorities. Senator Manchin was joined by over 40 West Virginia organizations and more than 500 community leaders, state legislators, and West Virginians.“Today’s feedback session with leaders from across West Virginia gave me important insight into the issues businesses and … Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

Trump Administration To Support West Virginia Media Outlets Following Manchin Urging

Charleston, WV - After urging from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Trump Administration outlined plans to work with local media organizations to place COVID-19 public service announcements (PSA) across the United States.In April, Senator Manchin led his bipartisan colleagues in calling on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to work with other federal agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic to support local media organizations, which rely on ad revenue from local businesses to … Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $579K For Research Projects 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 $579,603 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support two research projects through the West Virginia University Research Corporation.“I am always pleased to see West Virginia University (WVU) receive funding for research projects in every field. These funds help researchers at WVU conduct vital research to help us understand our … Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $300K For Marshall University COVID-19 Response

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $300,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Marshall University through the CARES Act to boost Marshall’s support for regional economic development strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“As healthcare providers across West Virginia care for those with COVID-19, we also need to address the economic impacts of … Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

Manchin Statement On Charges Announced In Clarksburg VAMC Investigation

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the charges announced today in the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) investigation.“My heart goes out to the families and loved ones who tragically lost a Veteran and have had to endure this injustice. While overdue, today justice is finally being served. I hope today’s announcement brings some semblance of peace to their hearts and to the families who are still uncertain about … Continue Reading


July 13, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.2 Million For Stroke Research 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 $2,276,620 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support stroke research at West Virginia University (WVU).“West Virginia consistently ranks in the top ten states with the highest rates of stroke and heart disease related issues,” said Senator Manchin. “With a highly … Continue Reading


July 10, 2020

Following Manchin Urging, HHS Distributes Increased Funding For West Virginia Hospitals

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today praised the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for awarding $58,580,583 to rural hospitals and hospitals providing care to a high percentage of vulnerable patients in West Virginia. $40,206,685 will be awarded to hospitals serving a high percentage of vulnerable patients and $18,373,898 will be awarded to rural hospitals. These distribution levels come after months of urging from Senator Manchin.“I am relieved that … Continue Reading

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