Press Releases

July 22, 2021

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities In National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), secured West Virginia priorities in the SASC markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). This legislation is vital for our military to defend the United States and includes $9.346 billion for West Virginia priorities. On Thursday, SASC voted 23-3 to report … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Manchin Announces West Virginia Eligible For $3 Billion Economic Development Funds, $300 Million For Coal Communities

Funding is from the American Rescue Plan Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that West Virginia is eligible to apply for six programs totaling $3 billion from the American Rescue Plan to support economic development across America. In addition, the Biden Administration and the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities will allocate $300 million for coal community economic development. West Virginia is the largest recipient of the … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Manchin, Wicker Work To Protect Taxpayer Dollars From Funding Abortions In Federal Budget

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) today sent a letter to Senate leadership and the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting the continued inclusion of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for elective abortions, in legislation that will soon be considered by the committee.“The Hyde Amendment is a decades-long, consensus-building compromise, and we urge you to maintain this longstanding provision in the Fiscal Year 2022 bill,” … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Manchin Statement On Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal Negotiations

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and 21 fellow Senators today released the following statement on the bipartisan infrastructure proposal negotiations.“We have made significant progress and are close to a final agreement. We will continue working hard to ensure we get this critical legislation right—and are optimistic that we will finalize, and be prepared to advance, this historic bipartisan proposal to strengthen America’s infrastructure and create good-paying jobs in … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Senate Passes Manchin Bipartisan Bill To Sustain Fund To Support Crime Victims

Washington, DC - Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan, bicameral Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021, legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). The legislation will redirect monetary penalties from federal deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements into the Crime Victims Fund to increase funding for state victim compensation and assistance programs. The House of Representatives passed the … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $9.6 Million in DHS Preparedness Grants for 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 $9,669,333 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Fiscal Year 2021 competitive preparedness grant programs. This funding was appropriated to help West Virginia prepare against man-made threats and natural disasters. “West Virginia must be prepared for any disaster or crisis and having comprehensive response plans … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $490K To Ensure Food Safety, Strengthen Food Supply

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $490,000 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture to continue to strengthen food safety across the Mountain State.“When every West Virginian has access to safe, healthy food our entire state thrives. I am pleased the FDA is investing in the West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s efforts … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.3 Million For Public Health Programs 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 $3,318,136 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for two public health programs. This funding will support programs in West Virginia that seek to protect children against preventable diseases and improve West Virginia’s ability to prevent and respond to … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $98K For West Virginia Farm To School Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $98,307 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition to implement the Nurturing Farm to School program in three school districts in Doddridge, Kanawha and Randolph counties.“Farm to School programs provide healthy, locally grown food for schools while also teaching students how to live healthy lives. … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Manchin's Bipartisan Energy Infrastructure Act Represents Historic Investment In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement regarding the inclusion of West Virginia priorities in his Energy Infrastructure Act - a robust energy and public lands infrastructure package that advanced out of Committee on a bipartisan basis earlier this week.“This week’s successful vote to advance my bipartisan Energy Infrastructure Act is fantastic news for West Virginia. The … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Manchin Announces $2.4 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $2,401,000 from the American Rescue Plan for three West Virginia community-based healthcare providers. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will be used to support healthcare providers that provide primary care services in rural and underserved communities. “As we continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, our West Virginia healthcare providers continue to go … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Manchin Announces $5.4 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia Rural Hospitals COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $5,425,896 from the American Rescue Plan for 21 rural hospitals across West Virginia, with each rural hospital receiving $258,376. The awards are distributed through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) and will be used for COVID-19 testing and mitigation efforts. “Our rural hospitals continue to be on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, working … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Manchin Calls On Biden Administration To Address U.S. Passport Backlog

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to address the significant U.S. passport backlog and delays. Senator Manchin said in part, “I write today to call your attention to the significant backlog and delay in processing times for U.S. tourist passports, an issue that directly impacts West Virginians. Constituents are reaching out to my office at an unprecedented rate because of the delay in processing tourist … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Manchin: West Virginians Have One More Month To Apply For Health Insurance During ACA Open Enrollment Period

West Virginians interested in applying can learn more at acanavigator.com/wv/home or call at 1-844-WV-CARES Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reminded West Virginians there is one month left to apply for health insurance coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period. The ACA Special Enrollment Period ends on August 15th, 2021. So far, more than 19,000 West Virginians have signed up for healthcare coverage under in the Affordable Care Act … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Manchin Applauds Distribution Of Remaining $254 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia Schools

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the U.S. Department of Education approval of West Virginia's American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) plan, and the subsequent distribution of the final $254,348,143 to West Virginia schools. The American Rescue Plan provided in total more than $760 million for West Virginia schools to safely reopen schools, and equitably expand opportunity for students who need it most, … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Energy Committee Advances Manchin's Bipartisan Energy Infrastructure Act

Committee adds 48 amendments to infrastructure bill on largely bipartisan basis To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, please click here. To watch the business meeting in full, please click here. Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a business meeting to consider and report an original bill to address and invest in America’s energy, western water, and public lands infrastructure needs. By a vote of 13-7, the Committee … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million For Maternal and Child Health Services 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 $1,561,394 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services across West Virginia. “Providing West Virginia mothers, children and families with healthcare services is essential to raising healthy children. Access to … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $750K To Marshall University To Recruit and Train Surgeons To Serve In West Virginia's Rural Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $750,00 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to Marshall University to help develop West Virginia’s first rural surgery residency program. This funding is part of the HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development program, which helps address physician workforce shortages in rural communities across America. … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Manchin: 93,331 Overdose Deaths Last Year Show Need For Action Now

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called for action to address the drastic increase in overdose deaths in the last year. In 2020, 93,331 Americans died from drug overdoses, a nearly 30% increase from the 70,980 overdose deaths in 2019. 1,377 West Virginians died from drug related overdoses in 2020, a 49.3% increase from 2019. Of the 93,331 overdose deaths, 69,710 of those deaths, or nearly 75%, involved an opioid or synthetic opioid, mainly illicit fentanyl.  “The … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Manchin, Portman, Sinema, Sullivan Introduce Bill to Improve Federal Permitting Process, Create Jobs

Bipartisan Legislation Builds on Federal Permitting Improvement Act, or FAST-41, Which Became Law in 2015Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rob Portman (R-OH), Ranking Member of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced the Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act, a bill to improve the federal permitting process for some of the largest infrastructure projects and build on efforts to update … Continue Reading

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