Press Releases

June 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Youth Substance Use Prevention in Mercer County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the Mercer County Coalition for Healthy Communities’ eligibility to receive up to $125,000 through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This funding is made available through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and will help establish collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Manchin Statement On The 5th Anniversary Of 2016 Flood In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of the fifth anniversary of the 2016 flood which devastated communities across West Virginia. “Every West Virginian remembers the terrible flooding that ravaged southern West Virginia, killing 23 of our fellow West Virginians and destroying thousands of homes across the region. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about lives lost and damage done by this devastating flood. Gayle and I, … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Manchin Votes To Begin Debate On Updated Voting Bill

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to begin debate on an updated voting rights bill that includes his commonsense changes. “Over the past month, I have worked to eliminate the far reaching provisions of S.1, the For the People Act - which I do not support. I’ve found common ground with my Democratic colleagues on a new version of the bill that ensures our elections are fair, accessible and secure. Today I will vote … Continue Reading


June 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $6.2 Million In Economic Relief For West Virginians Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $6,236,195 from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for five community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in West Virginia. This funding will support and provide capital for CDFIs in low-income communities across West Virginia that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic created additional financial burdens … Continue Reading


June 21, 2021

Manchin, Rubio Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Anti-Israel BDS Campaign

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced the bipartisan Combating BDS Act of 2021, legislation to help state and local governments stand up to the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to delegitimize the Jewish state of Israel by inflicting economic damage and starve it of commerce. The bill would increase protections that allow for state and local governments in America to create laws that … Continue Reading


June 18, 2021

Manchin Wishes West Virginia A Happy 158th Birthday, Celebrates Dedication of Gold Star Families Monument

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) wished West Virginia a happy 158th birthday and celebrated the dedication of the Gold Star Families Monument in Charleston, West Virginia at the Capitol Complex.West Virginia’s 158th Birthday: “West Virginia’s story is made up of every West Virginian’s contributions to America and our great state. We have always answered the call. We have mined the coal that forged the steel that built the guns and ships that made our nation … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1 Million For Scholarships At West Virginia State University To Support Food And Agriculture Sciences

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,005,263.16 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for the 1890 Scholarships Program at West Virginia State University. This scholarship will encourage and support West Virginia State University students to pursue and complete baccalaureate degrees in food and agriculture sciences and … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Manchin To Biden: Nominate An FDA Commissioner Suited To Address Our Public Health Challenges Immediately

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged President Biden to nominate a permanent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner. Senator Manchin highlighted the need for acceptable permanent leadership to ensure Americans are protected from harmful drugs and that scientific recommendations are considered when approving new medications. The Senator said in part, “I write today concerning the lack of permanent leadership at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $963,500 for the Arts 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 $963,500 for West Virginia through the National Endowment for the Arts annual appropriations. This funding will support arts and music programs across the state and assist the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture, and History with its statewide activities. “West Virginia has a vibrant culture of arts and music, and our entire state is … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Manchin Statement On Beaudreau Confirmation

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Tommy P. Beaudreau to be the Deputy Secretary of the Interior by a vote of 88-9. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after voting to confirm Mr. Beaudreau. “I'm pleased to join my Senate colleagues in voting to confirm Mr. Beaudreau to be our next Deputy Secretary of the Interior. During his confirmation hearing, he clearly … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Manchin Calls For Increased Law Enforcement Funding To Prevent and Address Crime

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 48 bipartisan Senators in calling for full funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program. The Byrne JAG program is the leading source of criminal justice funding for state, local and tribal governments and provides support for a range of programs related to crime prevention, law enforcement, prosecution, mental and behavioral health and corrections. Some of the newest programs funded by Byrne JAG are aimed … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Manchin Statement On Supreme Court Decision To Uphold ACA

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the 7-2 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “Today’s decision from the Supreme Court yet again affirms the legality of the Affordable Care Act ensuring millions of Americans and more than 700,000 West Virginians with preexisting conditions can keep their healthcare coverage. This is the third time the Supreme Court has considered the … Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

Manchin Applauds Mitsubishi Expansion At North Central Regional Airport Business Park

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded Mitsubishi’s expansion of their West Virginia Service Center at the North Central Regional Airport Aerotech Business Park. The expansion includes an investment of $20 million and will add 100,000 square feet to the Mitsubishi hangars. Construction of the Aerotech Business Park is estimated to create more than 1,000 jobs and double the annual economic impact of the airport to over $2 billion. “Mitsubishi’s expansion at the … Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

Manchin Secures Language To Evaluate Ways To Restore Cardinal Train Daily Service Through West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured language in the Surface Transportation Investment Act to authorize a study to evaluate ways Amtrak would restore the Cardinal daily service, which passes through West Virginia, connecting key communities and landmarks like the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve, the State Capitol in Charleston, and Marshall University in Huntington. The Cardinal line is the only train with an Amtrak stop within a National Park - the New … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Manchin Questions NASA Administrator On Funding For Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility, Increasing Diversity Within NASA

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned NASA Administrator Bill Nelson during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science (CSJ) hearing.Senator Manchin highlighted the invaluable contributions West Virginians, like Katherine Johnson, have made to NASA’s biggest achievements and advocated for funding for the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $422K For West Virginia Primary Care And Maternal Health Training Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $422,173 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the West Virginia University Research Corporation for the Primary Care Training and Enhancement-Community Prevention and Maternal Health program. This program provides training to primary care physicians working in either maternal healthcare clinical services or … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Manchin, Capito Urge SBA To Speed Up Relief For Struggling Live Venues

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led 54 bipartisan Senators in urging Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman to quickly distribute the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program funding to struggling live entertainment venues. This program was created over six months ago in order to support our struggling venues, but the program funding hasn’t made it to the businesses in need.  The Senators said in part, “The … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2 Million for Black Lung Clinics Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,064,465 in funding for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for the Black Lung Clinics Program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “West Virginia’s brave miners risk their lives and health every day to power our great nation, and they rely on Black Lung Clinics for medical assistance … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Manchin: Two Months Left For West Virginians 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 and encouraged West Virginians to apply for health insurance coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period that ends August 15th, 2021. “Every West Virginian deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare, and the American Rescue Plan has helped make this a reality by increasing premium … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Manchin, Barrasso Stress To Biden The Need For Innovative, Proactive Forest Management Policies To Reduce Wildire, Adapt To A Changing Climate

Senators’ bipartisan letter comes amid the recent rise in devastating wildfires that have caused Western forests to become major carbon emittersWashington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, sent a letter to President Biden urging him to implement proactive forest management policies to reduce the occurrence of deadly wildfires, increase carbon storage, … Continue Reading

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