Press Releases

September 06, 2023

Manchin Announces 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest for West Virginia Fourth Graders

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced an essay contest for West Virginia fourth graders as part of the celebration of the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The Capitol Christmas Tree - known as “The People’s Tree” - lights up the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol during the holiday season and is selected from a different national forest each year. This year, the tree will come from West Virginia’s … Continue Reading


September 05, 2023

Manchin, Capito, Vance Raise Concerns over EPA’s Proposed Methylene Chloride Rule

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and JD Vance (R-OH) sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, urging him to reconsider the Agency’s proposal to restrict uses of methylene chloride. Methylene chloride is a critical compound either used in or used to … Continue Reading


September 05, 2023

Manchin Announces $300K for Fresh Produce Supply Chain Research at West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support critical research into preventing cross-contamination in locally-grown produce, which will help expand sustainable and safe fresh produce supply chains throughout the state. “West Virginia’s farmers, ranchers and … Continue Reading


September 05, 2023

Manchin Announces $207K for Economic Development Planning, Diversification Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $207,923 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Marshall University Research Corporation and the Region 2 Planning and Development Council. The funding will support providing a variety of economic development services to West Virginia's entrepreneurs and small businesses through Marshall University, as well as developing vital economic development strategies for … Continue Reading


September 01, 2023

Manchin Tours Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction Site

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, visited Summers County to tour a construction site for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. “To see West Virginians hard at work on this pipeline fills me with pride and excitement,” said Senator Manchin. “The Mountain Valley Pipeline allows us to get more of the abundant natural resources we’re blessed with to the rest of the country— strengthening America’s energy security … Continue Reading


September 01, 2023

Manchin Announces $2.1 Million to Strengthen Fire Safety in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,164,049 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to strengthen fire safety across West Virginia. The funding will provide critical resources to eight emergency services organizations to equip and train personnel, improve efficiency and promote public safety. “Our brave West Virginia firefighters risk their lives every day to … Continue Reading


September 01, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.3 Million for Brownfields Clean Up Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - 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 $1,329,795 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the city of Huntington. The funding is made possible in part through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will support assessing and remediating contaminated brownfields … Continue Reading


September 01, 2023

Grants at a Glance: Manchin Announces $71.6 Million for West Virginia in August 2023

Charleston, WV - This past August, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $71,685,582 in federal funding for the state of West Virginia. The awards will support a wide variety of West Virginia priorities, including substance use disorder treatment services, public safety initiatives, innovative research projects and more. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I work every day to ensure West Virginia is receiving our fair share … Continue Reading


September 01, 2023

Manchin Statement on Labor Day

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of Labor Day. “On Labor Day, we recognize the grit and resilience of the men and women who tirelessly fought to make America the best country in the world and who continue to keep our state and nation running. The greatest strength of our economy is our workforce, and I am committed to ensuring our workforce has safe conditions, good wages and opportunities to create a strong future right here in … Continue Reading


August 31, 2023

Manchin Speaks at West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Business Summit

White Sulphur Springs, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke at the annual West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Business Summit to discuss the extensive list of bipartisan accomplishments for West Virginia, including investing in our infrastructure, boosting American innovation and manufacturing, and strengthening our energy security. Senator Manchin also spoke about our nation’s energy production, the need for comprehensive, commonsense permitting reform, and the strength of … Continue Reading


August 31, 2023

Manchin Announces $8.7 Million to Promote Public Safety, Strengthen Criminal Justice Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $8,714,918 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for three programs dedicated to promoting public safety and protecting West Virginians. The funding will support state victim compensation programs, sexual assault crisis centers and a juvenile delinquency prevention program in Charleston. “All West Virginians deserve to feel safe in their communities, and that means we must … Continue Reading


August 31, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.2 Million for Four West Virginia Research Projects

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,224,680 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for four West Virginia research projects. The funding will support critical research into artificial intelligence and machine learning, recruitment and retention strategies for engineering students and fluid mechanics. “I’m pleased the National Science Foundation is supporting these important research initiatives that will … Continue Reading


August 31, 2023

Manchin Announces $10.6 Million to Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $10,632,413 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen healthcare services throughout West Virginia. The funding will specifically support combatting the drug epidemic, facilitating healthcare coverage enrollment, improving maternal, cardiovascular and mental health services as well as expanding access to COVID-19 vaccinations for adults. “I’m … Continue Reading


August 31, 2023

Manchin Announces More Than $14.8 Million for 13 West Virginia Rural Development Projects

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $14,860,642 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for thirteen projects, which will build economic prosperity across West Virginia. The funding will support a variety of local businesses and community initiatives. “Investing in our communities means long-term economic development that creates and supports good-paying jobs,” said Senator Manchin. … Continue Reading


August 30, 2023

Manchin Applauds Selection of First Ten Prescription Drugs for Medicare Price Negotiations

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) selection of the first ten prescription drugs for Medicare price negotiations, as directed by the Inflation Reduction Act. This new authority will reduce drugs prices for West Virginians and Americans through the first-ever direct negotiations between Medicare and pharmaceutical manufacturers over a set of medicines. “Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, drug costs for … Continue Reading


August 29, 2023

Manchin, Local Officials Celebrate New River Region Funding Announcements

Lansing, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, visited the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve to celebrate the Fiscal Year 2024 Congressionally Designated Spending (CDS) projects coming to the area, as well as the $3.7 billion in federal funding secured for the region since the National Park and Preserve’s designation in January of 2021. Senator Manchin was joined … Continue Reading


August 25, 2023

Manchin Announces $387K for Two Physics Research Projects at West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $387,194 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for two physics research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support critical research into light-shaping structures and semiconductor microcavities. “West Virginia University continues to make our state proud with important and cutting-edge scientific research initiatives,” said Senator … Continue Reading


August 25, 2023

Manchin Announces $125K to Support Lewis Mobile Veterinary Services

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $125,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for Lewis Mobile Veterinary Services, an ambulatory practice based in Jane Lew. The funding will support the organization’s efforts to provide quality veterinary care for livestock throughout central West Virginia, conduct outreach and education programs and help train the next … Continue Reading


August 24, 2023

Manchin Statement on BOEM’s Final Notice of Sale for Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 261

Charleston, WV - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Final Notice of Sale (FNOL) and Record of Decision (ROD) for Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 261 that reduces the size of the sale by approximately 6 million productive acres on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.   “This Administration continues to kowtow to radical environmentalists … Continue Reading


August 23, 2023

Manchin Announces $2.3 Million to Strengthen Fire Safety in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,384,746 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to strengthen fire safety across West Virginia. The funding will provide critical resources to seven emergency services organizations as well as support two cities in their efforts to train personnel, improve efficiency, promote public safety and advance research into … Continue Reading

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