Press Releases

September 13, 2018

Manchin Secures Funding for ARC, VA Caregiver Program and Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to pass the Energy & Water, Military Construction & Veterans Affairs and Legislative Branch spending bills that will benefit West Virginia. Senator Manchin authored provisions that expand the VA Caregiver Program to Veterans of all eras, increase funding to veteran homelessness prevention; and secured additional funding to fight the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. "Last night, I … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1.6 Million to Prevent Violence Against Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,626,768 for the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services through two grants from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women. Funding will help develop and strengthen law enforcement and prosecution efforts to combat violent crimes against women, as well as support services for victims of sexual assault and … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.3 Million for Green Bank Observatory

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,345,903 for the Green Bank Observatory (GBO) through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Associated Universities Inc./National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Funding will support a laser ranging measurement system on the Green Bank Telescope. This will increase the available usable time of the telescope by as much as 1,000 hours … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Manchin Statement On 17th Anniversary of September 11

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the 17th anniversary of September 11th. "Seventeen years ago our country was attacked in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Our first responders bravely ran in to the flames and our country joined the mothers, fathers and children who wept for their loved ones lost. Today we come together to reflect on that horrific day and remember the lives we lost. It is also important to remember the American … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Manchin Participates in Roundtable Discussion on Pre-Existing Conditions in Huntington

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a roundtable discussion today in West Virginia with religious, business and community leaders and West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader were both in attendance. They discussed the lawsuit threatening West Virginians' pre-existing conditions protections. This is the fifth roundtable Senator Manchin has hosted or participated in on pre-existing conditions … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Manchin, Capito and Colleagues Introduce Nuclear Energy Leadership Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation to boost nuclear energy innovation and ensure advanced reactors can provide clean, safe, affordable, and reliable power to meet national and global energy needs. Led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), additional co-sponsors include Senators James Risch (R-ID), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Chris Coons … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce more than $1.3 Million for WVU Health Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and SHelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,384,000 for West Virginia University (WVU) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funding will support research intended to help reduce health disparities among West Virginians and analyze the effectiveness of telehealth programs. "Cutting edge research is an … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $1.1 Million for McDowell County Water Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,180,000 for the McDowell County Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will go toward Phase II of the Elkhorn Creek water project, improving potable water service in the Towns of Kimball and Northfork and the City of Keystone, as well as several other communities, through … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

Manchin Again Demands Vote on His Resolution to Defend 800K West Virginians with Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) again took to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to pass his resolution to protect nearly 800,000 West Virginians and millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions from losing their healthcare. Today oral arguments began in the Texas v. United States - the lawsuit being waged by 20 U.S. Attorneys General, including West Virginia's Attorney General, that would once again allow insurance companies to deny health insurance to people … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $4.1 Million for Emergency Preparedness, Substance Abuse Treatment

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 $4,178,254 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funding comes through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and will improve the ability of West Virginia's health care system to respond to emergencies, as well as … Continue Reading


September 04, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $2.4 Million to Improve STEM Education

Funding will contribute to the success of first generation, rural undergraduates majoring in STEM fields WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,497,534 for members of the First2 STEM Success Alliance in West Virginia, a consortium focused on increasing retention and graduation rates among first generation, rural undergraduate students majoring in the STEM fields. Funding comes … Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Help Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $899,927 for the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (FRIS) through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). This funding, authorized by the Violence Against Women Act, is through the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Manchin to Attend McCain Memorial Service in Arizona

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will attend a memorial service for the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday, August 30 at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. "Senator John McCain lived his life with the upmost integrity and he held the rest of us to that same standard. His commitment to our nation is unparalleled and we are all better for the example he set. John was a man of character and conviction. He was a traditionalist and held the belief that the … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Community Drug Prevention Programs

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 million for West Virginia communities through the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. Funding will assist local organizations and coalitions in their efforts to prevent substance abuse among West Virginia's youth. "In order to effectively end the opioid epidemic in our state, we must … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce More than $8 Million in Homeland Security Funding for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,365,298 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Funding will support the preparation and implementation of strategies to assist with disaster response and help local governments and nonprofits in the state enhance security to keep West Virginians safe. "Although West Virginia has endured and survived tragedy, … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

Manchin Announces Nearly $12 Million for Broadband Development in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced $11,997,199 in support from Connect America Fund Phase II. This funding will allow three West Virginia service providers to buildout broadband services over the course of 10 years at 7,962 locations throughout West Virginia. "As a lifelong West Virginian and proud public servant who travels our great state corner to corner every year, I have driven nearly every mile of road in our state and experienced first-hand the loss of … Continue Reading


August 27, 2018

Senate Republicans Run From AG Morrisey Lawsuit To Deny Coverage To West Virginians With Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, August 23rd, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and 9 fellow Republicans filed a bill separating themselves from the ongoing lawsuit threatening to strip away critical protections for people with pre-existing conditions. While the bill would not provide anywhere near the level of protection necessary to protect the nearly 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions, it acknowledges for the first time the tragic consequences of the lawsuit now pending in the … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Manchin Secures Funding in Spending Bill to Reimburse Martinsburg for Clean-up of Water Supply

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured funding to remedy the contamination of drinking water in Martinsburg, WV which was caused by the use of perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) in fire-fighting foams. "In 2016, when Martinsburg and other West Virginia communities were faced with the daunting news that their drinking water sources had been contaminated with unacceptable levels of PFOA in their drinking water supply I started working with federal agencies and Martinsburg … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

McConnell Plays Partisan Politics Denying Vote On Manchin Amendment To Protect West Virginians With Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin released the following statement on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) refusal to allow the U.S. Senate to vote on Senator Manchin's amendment that would support authorizing Senate Legal Counsel to intervene in Texas vs. United States - a pending lawsuit in federal court - on behalf of the U.S. Senate, in order to defend the protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Right now, 20 U.S. Attorneys General, including the Attorney … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Successful in Push to Restore WVSU Upward Bound Eligibility

Announce more than $500,000 in federal funding for program WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Captio (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced a $522,363 five-year federal grant from the Department of Education for West Virginia State University's (WVSU) Upward Bound program. The senators pushed to restore the program's eligibility following the Department of Education's decision last year to disregard WVSU's application because of … Continue Reading

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