Press Releases

February 08, 2022

Interior Nominee: Manchin's Leadership On Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Ensured Crucial Support To Coal Communities

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to consider the nominations of Ms. Maria D. Robinson to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for the Office of Electricity, Dr. Joseph F. DeCarolis to be Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, and Ms. Laura Daniel-Davis to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management. In her opening remarks, Ms. Daniel-Davis praised committee Chairman U.S. Senator Joe … Continue Reading


February 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce WVDEP Grant To Protect Groundwater

Washington, DC- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will receive two grants totaling $97,932 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Corrective Action Program. “Every West Virginian deserves … Continue Reading


February 08, 2022

Manchin Announces $350K From American Rescue Plan To Support Art Programs Impacted by COVID-19 In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $350,000 from the American Rescue Plan through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for four West Virginia arts organizations, Heartwood in the Hills, The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Davis & Elkins College and RiffRaff Arts Collective to support art programs and their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. “West Virginia has a vibrant culture and history of arts and … Continue Reading


February 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $10 Million In USDA Funding for West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9,964,754 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for multiple initiatives across the state of West Virginia. “Supporting rural communities across West Virginia creates jobs and boosts the entire Mountain State economy. I’m pleased USDA is investing in community needs, business expansion, job creation, workforce training and more … Continue Reading


February 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito and McKinley Announce $140 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $140,751,000 in Fiscal Year 2022 to reclaim abandoned mine lands (AML). This historic amount of funding, made possible by the recently enacted bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will help ensure the health and safety of West Virginia’s coal … Continue Reading


February 03, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Employment, Training Services To Combat Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,434,127 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to WorkForce West Virginia. This funding will support job creation and workforce training services in Beckley, Bluefield, Charleston, Huntington, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg, and Wheeling, which have each suffered significant social and economic impacts from widespread opioid use, … Continue Reading


February 03, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Coalfield Development Corporation Grant

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Coalfield Development Corporation in Wayne, West Virginia, will receive approximately $200,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Brownfields Job Training Program. Funding was made possible by the bipartisan infrastructure law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.“Addressing and utilizing brownfield sites across West … Continue Reading


February 03, 2022

Manchin Bill To Provide Healthcare For Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits Unanimously Passes Veterans Affairs Committee

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), applauded the committee passage of his Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act, which provides healthcare for Veterans exposed to burn pits during deployments to the Middle East and Afghanistan. Senator Manchin also introduced similar legislation last year. “It’s our duty to take care of the brave men and women who selflessly fought to defend our nation, often in terrible … Continue Reading


February 02, 2022

Manchin Questions Commerce Secretary Raimondo On Broadband Expansion Through Bipartisan Infrastructure Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on the implementation of the $65 billion for broadband expansion efforts included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Senator Manchin said in part, “It’s said that there are at least 258,000 West Virginians without broadband access. But we've had estimates as high as 900,000 West … Continue Reading


January 31, 2022

Manchin, Capito and McKinley Announce $141 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Clean Up Legacy Of Abandoned Wells

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced West Virginia is eligible for $141,932,226 from the Department of the Interior to plug, remediate and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells. The first phase of funding includes up to $25,000,000 in initial grants and another $30,293,000 in the first phase of formula grants. This funding was … Continue Reading


January 27, 2022

Manchin Announces $400K From American Rescue Plan To Expand Broadband Access Through West Virginia Schools, Libraries

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $400,947 from the American Rescue Plan for two West Virginia schools, a school district, and a library in the latest round of funding from the Emergency Connectivity Fund. This funding is distributed through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help schools and libraries purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections for students, staff and library visitors. To date, West … Continue Reading


January 27, 2022

Manchin Announces $2.1 Million To Provide Food, Housing To West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,134,042 from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to counties across West Virginia as part of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. This funding will be used to provide food and housing to West Virginians experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. The American Rescue Plan provided $1,611,995 through FEMA and the remaining $522,047 was allocated through … Continue Reading


January 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $12.2 Million in COVID-19 Relief for 32 West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $12,255,617 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support 32 West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages.“Our healthcare providers have gone above and beyond to care for their fellow … Continue Reading


January 26, 2022

Manchin Statement on Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Breyer

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer and the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States.  “Justice Breyer has dedicated much of his life to upholding the rule of law and we are grateful for his service. I wish him a happy and fulfilling retirement.“I take my Constitutional responsibility to advise and consent on a nominee to the Supreme Court very seriously. I look forward to meeting with and … Continue Reading


January 26, 2022

Manchin Visits Kanawha-Charleston, Urges HHS Secretary Becerra To Allocate COVID-19 Treatments to Vulnerable States

Senator Manchin also visited the West Virginia Capitol to talk with members of the West Virginia LegislatureCharleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department to discuss the need for additional COVID-19 treatments to help combat the Omicron variant. Senator Manchin then called U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to urge him to allocate these COVID-19 treatments to vulnerable populations, such as West … Continue Reading


January 25, 2022

Manchin, Capito and McKinley Announce More Than $37 Million From the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Corridor H

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced $37,335,171 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to fund Corridor H, the last remaining section of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) in West Virginia.“Completing Corridor H - West Virginia’s remaining section of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) - was one of my top priorities as Governor and continues … Continue Reading


January 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Department of Justice Funding for West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,341,957 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for several programs in West Virginia. This funding will support day report center service, police department body worn camera expansion, and school violence prevention.“Keeping our communities safe is one of my top priorities. I’m pleased multiple organizations across West Virginia are … Continue Reading


January 24, 2022

Manchin Statement on Death Marine Private First Class Zachary Riffle

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of Marine Private First Class (PFC) Zachary Riffle from Kingwood, West Virginia.“Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Marine Private First Class Zachary Riffle from Kingwood, West Virginia. Our brave servicemembers put themselves in harms way every day to protect their fellow Americans and the values we hold dear. It is tragic to lose someone so young and with so … Continue Reading


January 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Cancer Detection, Diagnosis at West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $361,000 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for cancer detection and diagnosis research at West Virginia University (WVU).“West Virginia University continues to lead the nation in groundbreaking research, and I am pleased HHS is investing in cancer research and diagnosis at WVU. I look forward to seeing the results of this … Continue Reading


January 19, 2022

Manchin Speaks on Senate Floor On Filibuster, Voting Rights Legislation

Video of Senator Manchin’s floor speech can be found hereWashington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate Floor on the importance of upholding the filibuster and voting rights legislation.Senator Manchin said in part, “The role of the minority is what ensures the policies of our nation have input from all corners of the country, we must never forget, this is a Senate made up of 50 states, 100 senators, blue states and red states. For those who believe that … Continue Reading

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