Press Releases

February 23, 2022

Manchin Leads 63 Bipartisan Senators In Urging Support For Medicare Advantage Program

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led sixty-three bipartisan Senators in urging the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue supporting the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality healthcare to more than 27 million seniors and individuals with disabilities. Approximately 43% of Medicare beneficiaries in West Virginia rely on Medicare Advantage plans for their healthcare. The Senators said in part, “The Medicare Advantage … Continue Reading


February 22, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $648,285 To Strengthen Tourism 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 $648,285 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to West Virginia University (WVU) through their Agriculture and Food Research Initiative program. This program will use tourism indicators to identify, understand, and address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also developing … Continue Reading


February 22, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Visits Greenbrier County Businesses

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited Greenbrier County to tour Schoolhouse Hotel, downtown White Sulphur Springs Businesses, WV Great Barrel Company and Smooth Ambler.“This visit was a valuable opportunity for me to see firsthand the exciting developments underway in Greenbrier County. Greenbrier County has always been a hospitality hub of West Virginia and the addition of Schoolhouse Hotel, the bustling businesses in downtown White Sulphur Springs, WV … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Manchin, Tester, Shaheen Request Clarification On Administration "Fix It First" Guidance For Bipartisan Infrastructure Law That Impacts Rural States

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) requested clarification from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on recent statements from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on guidance for use of funds from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to prioritize “fix it first” projects that increase the operational efficiency of existing roads and highways rather than projects that expand … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Manchin, Barrasso, Durbin And Blackburn Introduce DOE Science For The Future Act Of 2022

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Department of Energy (DOE) Science for the Future Act of 2022. This bipartisan legislation strengthens our nation's investment in world-leading scientific research by providing the first-ever comprehensive authorization for the DOE’s Office of Science, … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Manchin Votes To Keep Government Open, Urges Senate Leadership To Find Compromise On FY22 Budget

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to fund the federal government through March 11th, 2022. “Avoiding a federal government shutdown in the middle of a pandemic and agreeing to a reasonable budget must continue to be our top priority. Tonight I voted for a short-term federal budget extension through March 11th to keep the government open during these critical times. We have a responsibility to prevent economic catastrophe for the American people on top of … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Senate Unanimously Passes Manchin Bill To Provide Healthcare For Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits

Washington, DC - Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act, which provides healthcare for Veterans exposed to burn pits during deployments to the Middle East and Afghanistan. Senator Manchin, member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), also introduced similar legislation last year. “It’s our duty to take care of the brave men and women who selflessly fought to defend our nation, often in terrible … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Manchin, Toomey Urge Department of Education To Protect Students From Sexual Misconduct

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) urged U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to provide answers regarding states’ failure to institute polices that protect students from educators who engage in sexual misconduct. For years, academic institutions across the country have engaged in a practice called “passing the trash,” which enables teachers with a history of abusing students to transfer schools without facing any consequences. When … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

Manchin Urges DOJ To Investigate Sackler Family For Role In Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led seven Senators in calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether members of the Sackler family personally engaged in criminal conduct in connection with Purdue Pharma’s admitted criminal wrongdoing in fueling the devastating opioid epidemic. The Senators also urged DOJ to investigate whether any of the Sacklers’ subsequent conduct warrants criminal investigation.In 2020, DOJ resolved its civil and criminal … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley, Justice Announce Launch of West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Working Group

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Representative David McKinley (R-WV) and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) announced the launch of the West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Working Group to collaborate and support a strong West Virginia candidate to be chosen to develop a hydrogen hub, funded through $9.5 billion allocated to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The hydrogen hub would be a … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Manchin, Collins, King, Portman Lead 16 Senators In Urging Administration To Implement Broadband Expansion Funding In Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME) and Rob Portman (R-OH) led 16 bipartisan Senators in encouraging the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson to follow Congressional intent in implementing the $65 billion included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for broadband expansion efforts across the United States.The Senators said in part, “As … Continue Reading


February 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Wildlife and Fishing 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, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that West Virginia will receive more than $15 million in Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) grants through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Specifically, West Virginia will be awarded $11,257,979 for wildlife restoration and another $3,966,614 … Continue Reading


February 11, 2022

Manchin, Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Prohibit Federal Purchasing Of Crack Pipes And Needles For Drug Use

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan Preventing Illicit Paraphernalia for Exchange Systems (PIPES) Act to prohibit federal funding from being used to purchase illegal drug paraphernalia, such as needles or crack pipes. For more than 30 years, Congress has passed annual funding bills explicitly prohibiting federal funds from being used to purchase needles or syringes for injection of any illegal drug. This commonsense … Continue Reading


February 11, 2022

Manchin Secures CMS Commitment That West Virginia Healthcare Providers Will Have Maximum Flexibility In Meeting Vaccine Requirement

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured a commitment from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure that West Virginia’s rural healthcare providers will have maximum flexibility in meeting CMS’s vaccine requirement. Under the CMS requirement, healthcare providers receiving funding from CMS must require and ensure their staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Many facilities in West Virginia are facing dire staffing … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $399K For Higher Education Research 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 $399,020 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research through West Virginia University and Marshall University. The funding will support two research projects on artificial intelligence and cancer immunotherapy. “The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for higher education institutions in West Virginia … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $11 Million For West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $11,406,902 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) health center cluster grant program. This funding will provide support and resources for health centers across West Virginia.“West Virginia’s health centers are the backbone of our healthcare system and have continued to provide quality care for West Virginians … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Manchin Statement On Highest Inflation In Four Decades

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on consumer inflation rising to 7.5%, the largest 12 month increase in four decades.“For months, I have been ringing the alarm bell about inflation. Once again, we are witnessing that the threat of inflation is real. There is not a corner of this nation where hard-working families are able to escape the noticeable impact of this “inflation tax”. Inflation taxes are draining the hard-earned wages of every … Continue Reading


February 09, 2022

Manchin Cosponsors Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) cosponsored the bipartisan renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA).“I’m proud to cosponsor the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act which is an overdue renewal of protections for women and girls in America. This critical legislation makes necessary changes to the law that will protect our sisters, daughters and neighbors from abuse, domestic violence, sexual … Continue Reading


February 09, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $100K To Support West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $101,160 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to three West Virginia housing organizations to provide quality housing for all West Virginians. This funding will be used for counseling services, promoting financial literacy and other programs to address homelessness in West Virginia, especially children and youth … Continue Reading


February 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $899K To Expand Telehealth Services Through Four Healthcare Providers 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 $899,990 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program to four West Virginia healthcare providers to expand telehealth services. This funding will be used to purchase laptops and video conferencing software, improve network security and expand telehealth services to aid in addressing mental healthcare needs exacerbated … Continue Reading

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