Press Releases

July 15, 2021

Manchin Applauds Distribution Of Remaining $254 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia Schools

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the U.S. Department of Education approval of West Virginia's American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) plan, and the subsequent distribution of the final $254,348,143 to West Virginia schools. The American Rescue Plan provided in total more than $760 million for West Virginia schools to safely reopen schools, and equitably expand opportunity for students who need it most, … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Energy Committee Advances Manchin's Bipartisan Energy Infrastructure Act

Committee adds 48 amendments to infrastructure bill on largely bipartisan basis To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, please click here. To watch the business meeting in full, please click here. Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a business meeting to consider and report an original bill to address and invest in America’s energy, western water, and public lands infrastructure needs. By a vote of 13-7, the Committee … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million For Maternal and Child Health Services 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 $1,561,394 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services across West Virginia. “Providing West Virginia mothers, children and families with healthcare services is essential to raising healthy children. Access to … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $750K To Marshall University To Recruit and Train Surgeons To Serve In West Virginia's Rural Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $750,00 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to Marshall University to help develop West Virginia’s first rural surgery residency program. This funding is part of the HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development program, which helps address physician workforce shortages in rural communities across America. … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Manchin: 93,331 Overdose Deaths Last Year Show Need For Action Now

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called for action to address the drastic increase in overdose deaths in the last year. In 2020, 93,331 Americans died from drug overdoses, a nearly 30% increase from the 70,980 overdose deaths in 2019. 1,377 West Virginians died from drug related overdoses in 2020, a 49.3% increase from 2019. Of the 93,331 overdose deaths, 69,710 of those deaths, or nearly 75%, involved an opioid or synthetic opioid, mainly illicit fentanyl.  “The … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Manchin, Portman, Sinema, Sullivan Introduce Bill to Improve Federal Permitting Process, Create Jobs

Bipartisan Legislation Builds on Federal Permitting Improvement Act, or FAST-41, Which Became Law in 2015Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rob Portman (R-OH), Ranking Member of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced the Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act, a bill to improve the federal permitting process for some of the largest infrastructure projects and build on efforts to update … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Manchin Statement On Nomination Of Rahul Gupta To Lead Office Of National Drug Control Policy

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the nomination of Dr. Rahul Gupta to serve as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). “Dr. Rahul Gupta’s nomination to serve as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy means someone with firsthand knowledge of the opioid crisis, especially in West Virginia, will be coordinating the national fight against the drug epidemic that continues to … Continue Reading


July 12, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding To Prevent Children and Youth Homelessness 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 $36,485 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to housing authorities in Charleston, Fairmont and Morgantown. This funding will support children and youth experiencing homelessness. Additional funding will be used to provide homeownership fees to low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities. … Continue Reading


July 12, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $452K For Chemistry Research Project 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 $452,865 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project at West Virginia University. This project will study new catalysts to convert carboxylic acids to value-added compounds and will provide research experience to future teachers in West Virginia. The research project will also engage graduate and undergraduate chemistry … Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $446K For Biology Research Projects At West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $446,954 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for two critical research projects at West Virginia University. “West Virginia University continues to lead the nation in many research fields. I am pleased HHS is investing in West Virginia University for two research projects that will further our understanding of biology … Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin Tours Kanawha County Infrastructure Projects

To view photos from Senator Manchin’s infrastructure tour, click here. Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) toured transportation infrastructure projects in Kanawha County. Manchin took part in a bridge assessment with the West Virginia Department of Highways, toured the Marmet Locks and Dam, reviewed the progress on the Charleston Amtrak Station platform project and was briefed on the various projects under construction at Charleston’s Yeager Airport.  “Yesterday’s … Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $12.2 Million for West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $12,253,082 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start and Early Head Start programs across West Virginia.  “Every child in the West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, regardless of their background. Our Head Start programs provide children with the foundation and skills they need for a bright … Continue Reading


July 08, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.4 Million For West Virginia's Hospital Preparedness Program

Charleston, WV- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,400,530 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) as part of the Hospital Preparedness Program. This program supports West Virginia’s hospitals and works to improve patient outcomes during disasters and emergencies. “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted … Continue Reading


July 08, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for West Virginia Airports

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $18,000 for airports in Mason and Logan counties. This funding was made available through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2020 and will help provide economic relief and combat the spread of COVID-19. “West Virginia airports play a critical role in our state’s economy by spurring economic … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Infrastructure Project To Support Food Security In Wheeling

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $48,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to Grow Ohio Valley for a project to support the Upper Ohio Valley local food chain. This project will be matched with $73,850 in local funds and will be used to create a feasibility study and two reports to inform the launch of a Food Enterprise Center in a historic Wheeling building. … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Manchin Announces $9.3 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9,391,332 from the American Rescue Plan for 21 Head Start programs across West Virginia. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will provide COVID-19 vaccinations for staff and families, provide summer programming and support Head Start comprehensive programs in time for the next school year. “The American Rescue Plan … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1,250,000 For Clean Hydrogen Research At West Virginia University

Funding Will Support DOE’s Recently Announced Hydrogen Energy Earthshot to Lower Cost, Advance Breakthroughs for Clean Hydrogen TechnologyWashington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,250,000 from the Department of Energy (DOE) for a hydrogen research project through the West Virginia University Research Corporation. This project advances the production of … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Investments for West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,519,000 in loans and $3,465,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. This funding will be used to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and eliminate outdated pipes and service lines to safeguard public health and safety in rural communities. … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Manchin Announces $96.7 Million To Provide Food For West Virginia Children Through Summer Months

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that more than 257,000 West Virginia children and their families will receive a one-time payment of $375 through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to provide food and meals for those children and families in need during the summer months. “No family should have to choose between keeping the lights on and putting food on the table for their children. The American Rescue Plan extended the P-EBT program to … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Manchin Announces $8 Million For Expansion Of West Virginia Community Behavioral Health Clinics

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for three West Virginia Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) expansion initiatives. This funding is allocated from the 2020 year-end spending package, the American Rescue Plan and annual appropriations. “Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics play a critical role in providing … Continue Reading

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