Press Releases

May 21, 2019

Manchin, Capito And Maryland Members Push For Meeting With Verso CEO Before Luke Mill Operations Shutdown

Washington, D.C. - Last night, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) and David Trone (D-MD) wrote to Verso's Interim CEO Leslie Lederer asking him to meet with the delegation before Luke paper mill operations cease on May 31, 2019. The members expressed their deep concern about the future of the mill, its workers, and the entire community. "Our constituents deserve to know what Verso … Continue Reading


May 21, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $485K For Improving Broadband Coverage 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 three grants totaling $485,435 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The funding will be used to improve broadband coverage through technical assistance and engineering studies in three different counties across the state of West Virginia. "Adequate access to broadband is crucial to the health of West Virginia businesses and … Continue Reading


May 21, 2019

Manchin,Capito Announce $6.7 Million For Head Start 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, announced $6,738,607 for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Appalachian Council from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will go to support Head Start programs across the state of West Virginia. "Head Start programs are so important to many children who benefit from the program's … Continue Reading


May 20, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $781K To Support The Arts Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $781,100 for West Virginia through the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding will support arts and music programs across the state and assist the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History with its statewide activities. "The arts are essential to West Virginia; they play a major role in our communities and how we tell our stories. It is … Continue Reading


May 20, 2019

Manchin, Capito Introduce Resolution Requesting State Funeral For Last Surviving WWII Medal of Honor Recipient

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), introduced a resolution requesting a state funeral for the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. There are only three living Medal of Honor recipients remaining from WWII, including West Virginia native and Iwo Jima veteran, Woody Williams. This state funeral would not only recognize their individual service and sacrifice, but would act as a final salute to the Greatest Generation and those who … Continue Reading


May 20, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $2 Million For Watershed Pollution Management 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, announced $2,036,921 for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The funding will be used for watershed pollution management efforts such as watershed planning, monitoring measures, best management practices (BMPs) as well as education and outreach programs in West Virginia's second and third … Continue Reading


May 16, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $750K In NASA Research For WVU

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $750,000 over three years for West Virginia University (WVU) through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Funding will support research into the effect of solar activity on Earth and will help enhance WVU's growing research capabilities in the field of physics. "West … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Manchin Introduces Bill To Change Bankruptcy Code To Protect Workers' Pensions

Washington, D.C. - U.S Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Prioritizing Our Workers Act, legislation that would make changes to the current bankruptcy code, requiring companies going through bankruptcy proceedings to pay unpaid vested benefits, like workers' pensions before they payout other claims against them. Currently, companies undergoing bankruptcy have to pay attorney's fees and other high-priority claims first but the same standards do not apply to workers' pensions funds. "I … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Manchin, Gardner Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Improve Broadband Coverage Maps

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), introduced the Map Improvement Act of 2019 to ensure that federal funding for broadband coverage expansion goes to the places where it is most needed. States like West Virginia and Colorado rely on federal funding for broadband improvements, and in order to achieve this, we need accurate data that correctly depicts the coverage people are actually experiencing. Unfortunately, the existing system overstates … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $600K For Opioid Response In Rural Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $600,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funding comes through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program and will support planning for prevention and treatment efforts in rural communities across West Virginia. "Every single community in West … Continue Reading


May 14, 2019

Manchin Introduces Two Bills To Fight The Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Opioid Quota Openness, Transparency, and Awareness (QuOTA) Act and the Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act. The QuOTA Act will address the opioid crisis through increasing transparency of the Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) production quotas for manufacturers so that the general public will have more information about these dangerous prescriptions. The Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act will change the DEA … Continue Reading


May 14, 2019

Manchin Advocates For Implementation Of Three Digit Dialing Code For Veterans In Crisis To Prevent Veteran Suicides

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees, sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to pledge his support for and request a timeline and implementation plan regarding a three-digit dialing code for the VA Crisis Line to combat Veteran suicide. Currently, the VA Crisis Line does not have an easy to remember … Continue Reading


May 14, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.2 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 $2,225,000 for the Washington Pike Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. This rural development investment will be used to upgrade and replace infrastructure that serves approximately 1,383 customers. The funding will help provide an emergency water supply, … Continue Reading


May 13, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $18 Million For WV Rural Airport Runway Improvements

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $18 million for two West Virginia airports through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Funding will support runway improvements and rehabilitation. "As a pilot, I know the importance of keeping our airport runways in top-notch condition. Small, rural airports particularly need our help, which is why I worked with my colleagues to include … Continue Reading


May 13, 2019

Manchin Applauds EPA Administrator Wheeler For Minden Cleanup Announcement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), applauds Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler for his addition of the Shaffer Equipment/Arbuckle Creek area to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL), which prioritizes areas of contamination that affect local communities and environmental health. "This is a great step in the right direction for the Shaffer Equipment/Arbuckle Creek area so that they can begin fixing the situation that is harming residents of … Continue Reading


May 13, 2019

Manchin Launches 11th 'Commonsense Connections' Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is pleased to announce that his office will launch its 11th "Commonsense Connections" Week beginning Monday, May 20 and ending Friday, May 24. Representatives from Senator Manchin's office will make stops across the state, visiting all 55 counties to hear West Virginians' commonsense priorities and concerns and to offer the Senator's assistance with federal agencies through casework. "I believe in retail government - bringing the government … Continue Reading


May 13, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $178K For WVU Neuroscience Clinical Trial

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $178,421 for West Virginia University (WVU) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funding will support clinical research related to neurological disorders. "Great strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous medical conditions, however neurological disorders remain an area where more research is … Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.6 Million For Cancer Prevention 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, announced $2,691,530 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will support cancer prevention and control initiatives around the state of West Virginia. "Far too many West Virginians have lost loved ones to cancer. While cancer treatments have made major advancements in … Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Manchin, Capito Congratulate West Virginia's Top Youth Volunteers Of 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) congratulated Quinn Raffo of Craigsville and Chloe Orecchio of Weirton for receiving the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award alongside 100 other extraordinary, service-minded young Americans. "I want to personally congratulate Quinn and Chloe on their service and contributions to the state of West Virginia. One of the best qualities of West Virginians is that we are committed to helping our neighbors and … Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Manchin, Cassidy And Bipartisan Group Of Senators Reintroduce Bill To Protect Disaster Relief Volunteers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Angus King (I-ME), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) reintroduced the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act to provide medical professionals with a limited, but consistent, level of legal protection while volunteering during federally-declared disasters. "In June 2016, we suffered terrible flooding in West Virginia, not only were homes and properties destroyed but so many West … Continue Reading

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