Press Releases

July 01, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million for Morgantown Municipal Airport Expansion Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,902,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the design phase of a runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. This project received additional funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was signed into law on March 25th.“West Virginia’s economy relies … Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

Manchin Statement On Reports Of Russian Bounties For Taliban Murders Of American Servicemembers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the reports of Russia offering bounties for members of the Taliban to kill American servicemembers.“One of the most solemn responsibilities of a public official who serves in an executive role, whether it be a Governor or President, is to protect and defend our servicemembers who are willing to die for our freedom. The brave men and women willing to sacrifice everything for America are our … Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Manchin Urges DOJ To Defend ACA, Protect Healthcare Coverage For West Virginians With Pre-Existing Conditions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 46 Senators in introducing a resolution urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to defend existing law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in court and halt its efforts to repeal the healthcare protections for 800,000 West Virginians and millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.“It is unconscionable that during a global health crisis that has killed 93 West Virginians and over 125,000 … Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $8 Million In DHS Support For 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 $8,682,547 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for several support services in West Virginia. Specifically, this funding will be used to strengthen the state’s homeland security, emergency management performance, and provide counseling services for individuals struggling with mental health issues stemming from COVID-19.“West Virginia … Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Manchin Statement On Grand Opening Of Fairmont Medical Center

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the grand opening of the Fairmont Medical Center (FMC) today. “The closure of Fairmont Regional Medical Center (FRMC) in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic was a devastating loss for Fairmont and all of Marion County. For 80 years, FRMC served the community with its emergency room caring for 20,000 patients every year. West Virginia has lost four hospitals in the last year, making it clear there … Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Manchin Leads NDAA Amendment To Increase National Production Of Testing Supplies, PPE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA) that would require the Administration to utilize the full authority and power of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to increase nation-wide production of the testing supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), and medical equipment needed across the nation to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in West Virginia and … Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

Manchin Urges Research On Risks Of PFAS Exposure And Contracting COVID-19

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 19 Senators in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct research on the potential effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure and COVID-19 infection.The Senators said in part, “We write to express our concern about the potential risks that the novel coronavirus or “COVID-19” may pose for people who have been exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). As our … Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $28K For Drinking Water Protection In 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 $28,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a state public water supervision program in southern West Virginia. This funding will be distributed to the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources (DHHR) and will help develop state drinking water standards and collect public water system data.“Every West Virginian … Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1 Million For West Virginia Tobacco Control Program

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,024,172 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia tobacco control program.“West Virginia has one of the highest rates of lung cancer per capita in the nation. This tobacco control program will help increase awareness about the effects of tobacco and the need for regular lung cancer screenings for … Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Manchin Calls On Amtrak To Commit To Resuming Daily Long-Distance Service

Charleston, WV - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on Amtrak to commit to resuming daily service for its long-distance routes across the country and provide a detailed timeline on the plan to resume those services. Amtrak recently released a plan to cut 20% of its workforce and reduce service on most long-distance trains down to three-days-per-week, but failed to provide adequate data supporting these cuts or give an indication on when it plans to resume full service. … Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Manchin Appalled By Republican Attorneys General, DOJ Actions To Eliminate Healthcare For Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the appalling decision by the Republican Attorneys General and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file amicus briefs in California v Texas, the case which aims to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as unconstitutional.“Our country is in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the worst health crisis anyone alive today has ever seen. This is one of the most critical times for Americans to have … Continue Reading


June 25, 2020

Manchin Submits Over 1,000 Speed Tests To FCC, Sets New Goal Of 2,000 By End Of Year

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he has submitted over 1,000 speed tests from West Virginians across the state to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). These speed tests prove the FCC’s broadband coverage maps are incorrect and need to be fixed before billions of dollars of one-time federal funds are all spent.“Earlier this year I set a goal of submitting 1,000 speed tests to the FCC from West Virginians by the end of 2020. Today, I am proud to … Continue Reading


June 25, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $2 Million To Vaccinate Children 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 $1,992,636 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide access to vaccines for children in West Virginia.“Vaccines are vital to keeping our children healthy and safe from deadly diseases that are preventable. This funding will increase parent’s access to vaccines for their children to protect them against preventable … Continue Reading


June 25, 2020

Manchin Statement On Resignation Of West Virginia Bureau For Public Health Commissioner Dr. Slemp

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the resignation of State Health Officer and Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health, Dr. Cathy Slemp. “I want to thank Dr. Slemp for her longtime commitment to our state. In my work with Dr. Slemp I have always found her to be knowledgeable, helpful and professional. When I served as Governor she was a trusted advisor as we navigated the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and prepared … Continue Reading


June 25, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1 Million For West Virginia Anti-Methamphetamine, Illegal Opioids Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1 million from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) for West Virginia anti-methamphetamine and illegal opioid production program. “West Virginia has been ravaged by the opioid epidemic that has taken thousands of West Virginians from us and harmed countless others. As the state … Continue Reading


June 24, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $5 Million For West Virginia Public Health, Emergency Preparedness

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,066,485 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Public Health and Emergency Preparedness program.“As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we must make sure our first responders and healthcare providers have the support they need to work on the … Continue Reading


June 24, 2020

Manchin Votes To Start Debate On Police Reform Bill

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to start debate on the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. “This is a pivotal moment in the history of our country. I voted YES to start debate in the Senate on police reform legislation because I believe we can no longer turn a blind eye to racial injustice, while citizens across the country are demonstrating in the streets to demand … Continue Reading


June 24, 2020

Manchin Applauds FCC Approval Of Mon Health Medical Center Telehealth Program Application

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval of Mon Health Medical Center’s application for $283,396 to implement a telehealth platform that will help provide the full spectrum of telehealth visits for patients, including COVID-19 screening and diagnosis, medication management, chronic disease management, and behavioral health visits. As a member of the Financial Services & General Government (FSGG) … Continue Reading


June 23, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $169K In Support Of Humanities Across 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 $169,738 from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) for Marshall University, West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, and Shepherd University. This funding was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and will provide resources and logistical support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“The … Continue Reading


June 23, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $10 Million For WVU NIFA Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,000,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to support a research project seeking to improve the sustainability of the nation’s food supply at West Virginia University (WVU). This project will create a collaborative, sustainable, and economical biomass for value-added products program in the Mid-Atlantic region of … Continue Reading

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