Press Releases

June 08, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.4 Million For Iaeger Water And Waste Disposal Management

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Town of Iaeger in McDowell County to provide sewer service to 295 West Virginians. This expansion will also work to improve water quality for Tug Fork and its tributaries, protecting local water supplies. “I am pleased the USDA is investing in Iaeger and its citizens. … Continue Reading


June 08, 2020

Manchin HOME Meals Act Introduced In U.S. House Of Representatives

Washington, DC - Today the Helping Our Most Elderly (HOME) Meals Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in the Senate last year, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Members Filemon Vela (TX-34), John Katko (NY-24), and Lucy McBath (GA-6). Meals on Wheels (MOW) recently conducted a survey on the demand for home-based meal delivery systems, which highlights the need for Congress to increase funding programs across the country.The bipartisan, bicameral HOME … Continue Reading


June 08, 2020

Manchin Praises Funding For Wheeling Streetscape Project

Charleston, WV - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) praised the announcement of $25 million in funding for the Wheeling Streetscape Project. The Wheeling Streetscape Project will enhance safety and accessibility, beautify the downtown area, upgrade critical downtown utility systems, and help attract new businesses and downtown housing investments.“It is great to see Wheeling finally receive the funding needed to complete the Wheeling Streetscape Project to revitalize their downtown … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin Hosts First Virtual Listening Session With Reverend English

Charleston, WV - On Friday evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a virtual listening session with Reverend Ronald English and other leaders in the faith community via Facebook Live. The listening session was the first of the From Hurt to Healing series that aimed to amplify African American voices and encouraged every West Virginian and American to think about how we can move forward toward an equal and more just society.“I am grateful to have had Reverend Ronald English … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $10 Million for Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,082,592 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Head Start programs across West Virginia.“As a longstanding supporter of Head Start programs, I know early education is an essential part of our children’s lives and will ensure a brighter future for generations of West Virginians. Head Start programs serve … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin Applauds $11.7 Million In ARC Funding For West Virginia Projects

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the allocation of $11,785,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for projects to improve communities across West Virginia. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin advocated for an increase in ARC funding to directly benefit rural states like West Virginia.“The ARC supports projects across West Virginia that improve our state. These funds will be used to strengthen rural health, … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin Questions VA On Veteran Testing Issues And Clarksburg VAMC Investigation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie and Dr. Richard Stone, Executive in Charge of the Veterans Health Administration on Veterans having issues with receiving and paying for drive-through and mobile COVID-19 testing as well as an update on the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) investigation into the deaths of up to 11 Veterans in 2018.“Veterans are having a hard time, they’re confused about the testing, … Continue Reading


June 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For West Virginia Primary Care Association

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,081,056 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA). This funding was made available through the State and Regional Primary Care Associations program and will help support WVPCA in providing healthcare services to West Virginians across … Continue Reading


June 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Addiction Medicine Fellowship Funding At WVU

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $379,709 to increase the number of accredited addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry fellows at West Virginia University (WVU). This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will support WVU in training addiction specialists to benefit West Virginia communities with behavioral and … Continue Reading


June 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Support Local Law Enforcement

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,564,147 in funding through the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) to support several local police departments in West Virginia. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and will allow law enforcement agencies to hire additional full-time law enforcement professionals.“The outpouring of community action and civic … Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

Senate Passes Manchin's PPP Loan Deadline Extension

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent a bill to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness period from 8 to 24 weeks and amend the rehire date from June 30th to December 31st. This is consistent with Senator Manchin’s PPP DEAL Act which would also extend the coverage period for the loan forgiveness program and amend the rehire date. The bill that passed the Senate today also … Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

Manchin To USDA: Prioritize Chesapeake Bay Health, Support Farmers In Reducing Pollution

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led bipartisan, bicameral members representing the Chesapeake Bay region in a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging continued investment in the health of the Chesapeake Bay.The Members wrote in part, “As members of the Chesapeake Bay delegation, we write with recommendations regarding implementation of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) under the 2018 Farm Bill. We thank you and your team for … Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $4 Million For West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,071,967 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers across West Virginia. These grants are awards through the Health Center Cluster Program, which supports community health centers serving rural, underserved communities.“Rural health centers are essential to making sure West Virginians have access … Continue Reading


June 02, 2020

Manchin Votes Against Special Inspector General For Pandemic Recovery Nominee

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his opposition to the nomination of Brian Miller to be the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every American and West Virginian and has changed the way we go about our daily lives. This terrible virus has killed more than 100,000 Americans and 78 West Virginians in the past few months. The Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery is … Continue Reading


June 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Economic Development Investments Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $420,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for economic development district planning in six different locations in West Virginia. These investments will help identify specific economic factors and help planning councils create individual plans to further development in each of the designated areas.“The EDA’s investments in … Continue Reading


June 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Applaud Amsted Rail Acquiring Advanced Graphite Materials In Anmoore

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-01-WV), applaud Amsted Rail’s acquisition of the Advanced Graphite Materials (AGM) facility in Anmoore, West Virginia. Amsted Rail intends to continue employing the 140 current employees and plans to invest in increasing their workforce in the future.“I am pleased to hear Amsted Rail is acquiring the Advanced Graphite Materials facility in Anmoore. This … Continue Reading


June 01, 2020

Manchin Statement On Nationwide Social Justice Action

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the social justice actions across America over the past several days. “My heart aches. Far too many African American men and women have been wrongfully killed, and those responsible have not been held accountable. The tragic death of George Floyd has evoked collective outrage and pain. I thank my fellow West Virginians for taking social justice action in communities across West … Continue Reading


May 29, 2020

Manchin Statement On Bluefield Regional Medical Center Inpatient And Ancillary Services Closing

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announced closure of Bluefield Regional Medical Center (BRMC). BRMC will be closing all inpatient and ancillary services by July 30th. Princeton Community Hospital (PCH) has stated that the emergency department will remain open. “The announcement that Bluefield Regional Medical Center will close is another painful loss for southern West Virginia - especially as we navigate … Continue Reading


May 29, 2020

Manchin Applauds $27 Million In AML Funds Allocated For Projects Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the allocation of $27,196,483 in Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Economic and Community Development Pilot funds for projects across West Virginia. AML pilot funds are allocated through the Senate Appropriations Committee.“West Virginia has provided our nation with the energy we needed to become the leader we are today, and, without coal, that would not have been possible. Now, it is … Continue Reading


May 29, 2020

Manchin Statement On President Trump Terminating United States Relationship With World Health Organization

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to terminate the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) during the global COVID-19 pandemic. “The entire world is battling COVID-19 right now and in West Virginia, we continue to see additional cases reported. The United States cannot eliminate this virus on our own and to withdraw from the World Health Organization - the … Continue Reading

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