Press Releases

June 07, 2022

Manchin Questions U.S. Secretary Of Education on Improving School Safety, Addressing Teacher Sexual Misconduct

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on improving school safety to protect students against gun violence and enforcing Section 8546 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires states receiving certain federal funding to enact policies that prevent teachers with a history of abusing students to transfer schools without facing any consequences. … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin Joins President Biden For Signing of his Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen VA Oversight

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined President Joe Biden for the signing of his bipartisan Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2021, which will provide the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) the authority to conduct thorough investigations. President Biden also signed six other bills on various Veteran priorities.“Our Veterans have made great sacrifices to protect our nation, and it is our duty to take care of them. That starts with ensuring … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin Announces $136.3 Million Approved to Expand Broadband Access Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $136.3 million from the American Rescue Plan Capital Projects Fund has been approved to expand reliable, high-speed broadband access across West Virginia. These funds will be matched with $90 million from West Virginia’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and an additional $10 million from the state’s revenue. “Reliable, affordable broadband access is absolutely critical for West Virginians and Americans to do their … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin and Capito's Bipartisan Legislation Will Address Water Pollution from Acid Mine Drainage

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), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, cosponsored the Safeguarding Treatment for the Restoration of Ecosystems from Abandoned Mines (STREAM) Act introduced by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mike Braun (R-IN). This bipartisan legislation would allow states to set aside a portion of the abandoned mine … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin Votes for Bill to Provide Healthcare and Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), voted for the bipartisan Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 to provide Veterans exposed to burn pits during their military service with the healthcare and benefits they deserve.“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


June 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.3 Million for West Virginia Water Infrastructure

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,370,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development’s Water and Wastewater Disposal Grant and Loan Program for upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure in West Virginia. The funding will support expanding and improving the sewer collection system in Milton and increasing water distribution in Tyler County for … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito and McKinley Praise Deferred Maintenance Investments for West Virginia Public Lands

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 U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced West Virginia will receive funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for seven projects to address deferred maintenance in the Monongahela National Forest, improve infrastructure, increase user access and support rural economies. This funding was made available through … Continue Reading


June 06, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $14 Million to Rehabilitate Airports, Improve Rail Infrastructure

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $14,357,829 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support 10 projects in West Virginia. Specifically, this funding will be used to support rehabilitation and maintenance projects at nine West Virginia airports, and make safety improvements along a railroad corridor from Grafton to Buckhannon. “Many industries in West Virginia … Continue Reading


June 04, 2022

Manchin Statement on the Death of Nicholas County Deputy Tom Baker

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Tom Baker, a Nicholas County Deputy. “Gayle and I are absolutely heartbroken to hear of the death of Nicholas County Deputy Tom Baker. I know our entire state feels this loss, and we are praying for the Nicholas County community and for the recovery of the second Deputy in critical condition. Our first responders, those who are selflessly willing to put themselves in harm’s way to … Continue Reading


June 03, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.1 Million in HHS Grants for West Virginia

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,170,593 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support a variety of research projects and prevention programs at West Virginia University (WVU) and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). “West Virginia has become a hub for critical research, leading to important medical and scientific … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Announce Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Grant County Airport Upgrades

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced $75,636 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) program to Grant County, West Virginia. The funding is through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and will support upgrades to the Grant County Airport taxiway, including pavement sealing and crack repair. “I am pleased DOT is … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.7 Million for Land and Water Conservation Fund Projects in West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $2,747,181 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) through the Department of the Interior for recreation and restoration projects in state and local parks across West Virginia. This funding was made available through Chairman Manchin’s historic Great American Outdoors Act, which was enacted in 2020 and made the full $900 … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Manchin Statement on OPEC+'s Increased Oil Production Announcement

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ states announced plans to increase oil production and output.“While OPEC+’s decision to speed up the release of oil production it has been willfully holding back is a positive step, I firmly believe the United States should never have to depend on other nations to provide the energy we can produce … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Manchin Announces $4.9 Million for 5 West Virginia AmeriCorps Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $4,996,177 for five West Virginia AmeriCorps programs. The funding will support 611 AmeriCorps volunteers based in Morgantown, Hillsboro, Charleston, Elkins and Wheeling.“West Virginians have a long history of lending a hand to their neighbors in times of need. AmeriCorps programs continue to make incredible impacts on our state, and I am pleased these five programs are receiving awards today. The programs will support … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce NSF Funding for WVU

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $990,283 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support three projects at West Virginia University (WVU). Specifically, these projects will work to study transition metal catalysts in pharmaceutical development, research interactions between the serotonergic systems, and address tumor recurrence. “The National Science Foundation … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senate Colleagues Call for Full PILT Program Funding in Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined 30 bipartisan colleagues in urging U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Richard Shelby (R-AL), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to fully fund the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for fiscal year (FY) 2023. PILT provides payments to counties with non-taxable federal land within … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Increase Opportunities for West Virginia Farms

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced Universal Schedule and Booking LLC in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., will receive $125,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). This funding will be used to help develop a digital application that creates a direct-to-consumer virtual marketplace for agricultural products, helping bridge … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.6 Million for Two West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,618,923 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for two Head Start programs in West Virginia. “Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background or where they live in our great state. Head Start provides children with the skills and foundation they need for a bright future, … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $21.5 Million for West Virginia Water Infrastructure, Building Renovations

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $21,590,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Program for six West Virginia localities. The funding will support upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure in Harrison, Mercer, Mingo, Taylor and Tyler counties and renovations to the historic Fort Henry building in Wheeling. “Every West Virginian deserves … Continue Reading


May 31, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Ripley Sewer Funding

Charleston, WV — 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 the City of Ripley will receive $1,500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to support Phase II of its sewer project. The project will provide reliable wastewater treatment to 309 businesses and 1,941 households, and allow for new sewer connections … Continue Reading

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