Press Releases

May 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Honor Law Enforcement with National Police Week Resolution

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V) this week joined 84 of their colleagues in adopting a bipartisan resolution marking National Police Week and reiterating support for the men and women in law enforcement. “West Virginia’s law enforcement officers go above and beyond the call of duty to protect their communities, and we are all incredibly grateful for their service. I am proud to cosponsor this resolution to recognize law enforcement officers … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce HHS Grants for West Virginia University, Marshall University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,180,928 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to West Virginia University (WVU) and Marshall University. “All West Virginians deserve to access to quality, affordable healthcare, no matter where they live,” Senator Manchin said. “I’m pleased HHS is investing in WVU and Marshall University to strengthen medical … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $890K for Five West Virginia Arts and Music Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $890,700 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for five arts and music programs across West Virginia. “West Virginia has a vibrant culture of arts and music, and our entire state is very proud of the important role that artists and musicians play in our communities. I am pleased that the NEA is investing in these five programs to … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin Votes to Support West Virginia Small Businesses, Restaurants

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted for the bipartisan Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022, which includes $48 billion to support small businesses, restaurants and other businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. West Virginia’s restaurant industry generates roughly $2.8 billion annually, and because of inflation, rising costs, and lost revenue from COVID-19, 80% of independent restaurants are in danger of closing without additional assistance. The … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce West Virginia's Eligibility for More Than $7.4 Million through Homeland Security Grant Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia’s allocations under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) FY22 Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Collectively, West Virginia is eligible to receive $7,452,500 through the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Nonprofit Security Grant … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin Raises Concerns with Biden Administration's Approach to Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland testified before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about the Biden Administration’s budget request for the U.S. Department of the Interior for Fiscal Year 2023. Throughout the hearing, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, urged the Administration to rethink its approach to energy policy to protect America’s energy and national security. The Chairman also expressed his concerns … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin: It Is Essential for the United States to Step Up to the Plate as the Superpower of the World

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing to examine the President’s budget request for the Department of the Interior for Fiscal Year 2023.The hearing also featured testimony from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. Click here to read her testimony.Chairman Manchin’s remarks can be viewed as prepared here or read below:This morning the … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $14.8 Million for Four West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $14,897,047 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for four Head Start programs across West Virginia. “Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background or where they live in our great state. Head Start provides children with the skills and foundation they need for a bright … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5 Million for Broadband Expansion Planning in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $5 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to outline the state’s plan to expand broadband with the estimated $600 million West Virginia will receive to provide broadband access to every unserved area in the state. “Access to affordable, reliable broadband is vital to the success and growth of our communities across West Virginia … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5 Million for Broadband Expansion Planning in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $5 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to outline the state’s plan to expand broadband with the estimated $600 million West Virginia will receive to provide broadband access to every unserved area in the state. “Access to affordable, reliable broadband is vital to the success and growth of our communities across West Virginia … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Manchin, Capito Lead 52 Bipartisan Senators in Pressing Biden Administration to Include Taiwan in Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led 52 bipartisan Senators in urging President Joe Biden to include Taiwan as a partner in the proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). In addition to recognizing Taiwan as an important trading partner to the United States, the Senators highlighted that including Taiwan in the IPEF would bolster American economic interests in the region and signal an international commitment to Taiwanese … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Manchin, Capito Push Department of Transportation to Expedite Critical Construction at Yeager Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) pushed U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to review a request from Yeager Airport to help expedite critical taxiway construction at the airport.The Senators said in part, “We write to request a swift review of the request by the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority’s for a Categorical Exclusion for the Taxiway A relocation project at West Virginia … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $26.63 Million for Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Projects in West Virginia

Washington, 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 $26.63 million from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) for Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) projects across West Virginia.“Today’s announcement from the Department of the Interior is fantastic news for West Virginia. Along with the $140 million already announced for this … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $18 Million for Health Centers Across 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 $18,094,738 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for six health centers across West Virginia. This funding was made available through the HHS Health Center Cluster grant program.“West Virginia’s health centers are the backbone of our healthcare system and continue to provide quality care for West Virginians throughout … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Manchin Announces $7.6 Million from American Rescue Plan for West Virginia Water Infrastructure, Broadband Expansion

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $7,680,000 from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for two projects in West Virginia. The funding will support water infrastructure upgrades to bolster local businesses in McDowell County and the design of a statewide broadband implementation plan through Regional Optical Communications, a consortium of counties led by the Region 1 and 4 Planning and Development Councils, … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Manchin Presses FDA on Failure to Address Infant Formula Shortage, Calls for Reforms to Improve Future Responses

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) pressed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert M. Califf on the FDA’s failure to address the nationwide infant formula shortage. Senator Manchin highlighted consumer complaints and contamination risks at Abbott Nutrition’s facility in Sturgis, Michigan dating back to September 2019 and the FDA’s inaction in addressing these concerns, which could have prevented the current formula shortage. Additionally, … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Manchin Calls for Stronger U.S.-Canada Energy and Mineral Partnership to Ensure Free World's Energy Security and Address Climate Change

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing to examine ways to strengthen the energy and mineral partnership between the U.S. and Canada to address energy security and climate objectives.The hearing also featured testimony from the Honorable Jason Kenney (Premier, Alberta, Canada), the Honorable Nathalie Camden (Associate Deputy Minister of Mines, … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Manchin Welcomes Canadian Leaders to Committee, Leads Robust Discussion on a North American Energy Alliance

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine opportunities to strengthen the energy and mineral partnership between the U.S. and Canada to address energy security and climate objectives. Throughout the hearing, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, stressed the importance of collaborating with Canada to create a powerful North American Energy Alliance that can strengthen our collective energy security while … Continue Reading


May 16, 2022

Manchin Hosts NASA Deputy Administrator Melroy in Fairmont, West Virginia

Fairmont, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy in Fairmont, West Virginia. Senator Manchin and Deputy Administrator Melroy visited the WVSSAC Robotics State Championship, Watson Elementary School and the Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility. “West Virginia has a rich history of contributing to achievements in space, from the important work of ‘Hidden Figures’ Katherine Johnson and ‘Rocket Boys’ Homer Hickam to the many West Virginians … Continue Reading


May 16, 2022

Manchin, Murkowski Press Administration on Failure to Implement Critical Minerals Mandates

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a senior member of the committee, expressed their concerns regarding the Biden Administration’s delayed implementation of the critical mineral provisions contained in the Energy Act of 2020 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. In letters to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Secretary … Continue Reading

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