Press Releases

November 27, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $356K To Combat Opioid Epidemic In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $356,882 from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) through the Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-Level Intervention (COOCLI) grant program. This funding will support the development of new strategies to prevent and treat substance use disorder and promote the partnership of law enforcement with public health … Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.4 Million For Economic Development In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,499,000 for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) in West Virginia. The funding provided through the U.S Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) will enable CDFIs to increase lending and investment activity in economically distressed communities across West Virginia. "Strategic … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Manchin Congratulates Sharon Rockefeller For National Medal Of Arts Award

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Sharon Rockefeller, a renowned champion of the arts, a generous supporter of charity, a pioneer of new ideas and approaches in the field of public policy and former First Lady of West Virginia, on being awarded a 2019 National Medal of Arts. The National Medal of Arts is awarded by the President of the United States to individuals who are deserving of special recognition for their contribution to arts in the United States. … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $6 Million for Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced two grants totaling $6,080,000 for the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority (EPTA) to assist in the financing of buses and their new busing headquarters. Funding is provided by the Department of Transportation (DOT). "With the growth EPTA is seeing, this funding is critical to ensuring they can serve their community's transportation needs," … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Manchin, Sullivan Introduce Bill To Address Veterans' Burn Pit Exposure

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dan Sullivan (R-AL), members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, today introduced S. 2950, The Veterans Burn Pit Exposure Recognition Act of 2019, legislation which addresses a barrier currently preventing many Veterans from getting U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and benefits for illnesses and diseases related to exposure to burn pits. The act would recognize and concede their exposure during deployed service. … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Telehealth, Online Education

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced two grants totaling $437,436 to support telehealth and distance learning projects. Funding is provided by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). "Rural communities like those across West Virginia have unique challenges when it comes to accessing education and healthcare services. We must do everything we can to make sure all West Virginians have … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $52 Million For Rebuilding Of Herbert Hoover High School Which Was Damaged By The 2016 Flood

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $52,304,385.75 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to rebuild Herbert Hoover High School. Herbert Hoover High School was critically damaged by the 2016 floods that tore through West Virginia. "I am thankful FEMA is finally giving West Virginia the funds we need to rebuild Herbert Hoover High School. After the terrible flooding … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Manchin Congratulates Perfect North Slopes On Acquiring Timberline Resort

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Perfect North Slopes Inc. on their successful bid to acquiring the Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Tucker County, West Virginia. The resort plans to reopen for the 2020-2021 ski season. "I called CEO Chip Perfect to congratulate him and am thrilled to see that Perfect North Slopes has bought the Timberline Four Seasons Resort. I wish them good luck in the 2020 ski season, and offered my assistance with any federal … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Manchin Welcomes Pocahontas County Teacher To Testify At Senate ENR Hearing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, welcomed Mr. Justin Dilley, science teacher at Pocahontas County High School, to testify before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about the importance of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) programs to rural communities. "I'd like to recognize Justin Dilley, Justin's from Pocahontas County. He's a high school science teacher in … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $49 Million For Rural Water Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced two loan and grant combinations totaling $49,299,000 to support water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Funding is provided by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). "Investing in infrastructure is critical to maintaining a clean water supply for all of our residents, especially those who live in the rural areas of our state. These … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Manchin Applauds WVU And Virgin Hyperloop One Meeting To Discuss Building Their Certification And Test Center In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the meeting between West Virginia University (WVU) and Virgin Hyperloop One on the prospect of building their proposed certification and test center in West Virginia. Last week, Senator Manchin sent a letter advocating for Virgin Hyperloop One to build their proposed certification and test center in West Virginia to Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group, the parent organization of Virgin Hyperloop One. "It is great to see WVU and … Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Manchin Votes To Keep Government Open, Demands Action On Miners Fix By December 31st

Washington, D.C. - Although U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today voted for a continuing resolution in order to keep the government open until December 20, he's disappointed the short-term spending bill did not include his amendment, the Bipartisan American Miners Act. If this legislation isn't passed by December 31, 1,000 miners will lose their healthcare. "Although, I voted to pass this short-term spending bill, I'm disappointed it did not include the Bipartisan American Miners Act. If we … Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

Manchin Statement On 51st Anniversary Of The Farmington Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement honoring the 78 miners who were killed in the Consolidation Coal Company's No. 9 Mine Tragedy 51 years ago in Farmington, West Virginia. "Today we honor the 78 brave miners who were lost in the Consolidation Coal Company's No. 9 mine tragedy. It was November 1968 when Farmington No. 9 exploded. My uncle, neighbor and several high school classmates were in the mine at the time of the explosion. For days … Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Manchin Committee Passes Bills To Permanently Fund LWCF And Address National Parks Backlog

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a business meeting to consider pending legislation. The committee reported out 15 energy and lands bills on a largely bipartisan basis. Among these was Senator Manchin's (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at its fully authorized level of $900 million … Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Manchin Statement On MLB Proposal To Eliminate Minor League Teams In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) made the following statement on the Major League Baseball (MLB) proposal to restructure the minor leagues, eliminating minor league teams in West Virginia. "I will do everything I can to protect minor league baseball in West Virginia because many of these teams have been pillars of the community for decades. I'm contacting everyone I know in the MLB to ask them to consider the consequences of scrapping our local teams. Our national pastime … Continue Reading


November 18, 2019

Manchin Applauds Groundbreaking Of Facebook's Fiber Project In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the groundbreaking of Facebook's project to lay 275 miles of fiber through West Virginia to connect the Facebook data centers in Ohio and Virginia. The project will construct 275 miles of fiber through West Virginia between Ashburn, VA and Columbus, OH. The state will gain more access to broadband internet while providing Facebook access to the rights-of-way in the state. "The groundbreaking of … Continue Reading


November 15, 2019

Manchin, Collins Applaud Passage Of Resolution To Dedicate November As National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today applauded the passage of their resolution, S. Res 423, to recognize November as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month. The resolution passed the Senate unanimously. "In West Virginia there are more than 10,500 homeless students and across the nation there were 1.3 million homeless children and youth in the 2016-2017 school year. This is an unfortunate and unacceptable situation we are facing as a … Continue Reading


November 15, 2019

Manchin Speaks At West Virginia Broadcasters Association Meeting With FCC Chairman Pai On Rural Broadband Coverage

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai today attended a meeting with the West Virginia Broadcasters Association to discuss broadband coverage in West Virginia. "In 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the rural electrification program to bring electricity to communities across America. In 2019, the fight to bring reliable broadband to rural communities across the nation is just as important. Without access to the … Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce HUD Funding For Marion County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant totaling $132,152 to support the Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority (FMHA). Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). "Everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to have a roof over their head. Access to affordable housing helps individuals to get back on their feet and gives them a hand … Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Manchin Advocates For Passage Of Resolution To Dedicate November As National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today spoke on the Senate Floor on his resolution to recognize November as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month. "In West Virginia there are more than 10,500 homeless children and youth. This is an unfortunate and unacceptable situation we are facing as a state and nation. I always say that there are five promises we as adults should make to every child; they should have unconditional love from a caring adult, a safe place to … Continue Reading

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