Press Releases

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


July 06, 2021

Manchin Announces $5.3 Million To Fully Fund Improvement Projects At Seven West Virginia Airports

Charleston, WV- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,328,279 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport improvement projects across West Virginia. Additional funding from American Rescue Plan ensures the projects will have a 100% federal match.   “West Virginia airports serve as hubs for economic development and provide visitors with access to our wild and wonderful state. The American Rescue … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control 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 $1,070,880 for a STD prevention and control program through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “West Virginia communities must be equipped to handle any public health crisis that our state faces. Due to the drug … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Manchin: West Virginia Eligible For Second Round of American Rescue Plan Funding To Identify and Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that applications open today for the second round of funding from the $800 million included in the American Rescue Plan to help schools identify and support students experiencing homelessness. In April, Senator Manchin announced West Virginia received $1,246,924 in the first round of funding. West Virginia is eligible to receive another $3,743,199 in this second round of funding. “Every child deserves to have a warm … Continue Reading


July 02, 2021

Manchin Wishes West Virginians A Happy, Safe Independence Day

Charleston, WV- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day. “Independence Day is a time to come together as Americans and West Virginians to celebrate our great nation. On this day, we also honor the brave servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe and protect the freedoms we all enjoy. “After an exceptionally difficult year navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, I am thankful West Virginians can safely gather with … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Primary Care Education Program 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 $120,000 to Community Health Systems in Beckley, West Virginia. This funding will support the facility’s Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program, which supports primary care medical and dental residency programs in community settings, while also creating more primary care workers for people and places with the most … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Manchin Statement On The Passing Of Donald Rumsfeld

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Secretary of Defense. “Gayle and I are saddened to hear of the passing of former Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld. Our deepest sympathies are with his family and loved ones. Donald Rumsfeld served our nation honorably, under both President Gerald Ford and President George W. Bush. Secretary Rumsfeld guided the United States through tumultuous … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million in Pandemic Relief from FEMA

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,249,080 to the West Virginia Adjutant General’s Office through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding is directed to reimburse the state of West Virginia’s emergency purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically N95 respirators and medical gloves, from July … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $16.6 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 $16,643,270 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start and Early Head Start programs across West Virginia.  “Investing in West Virginians at an early age is essential for a bright future. Head Start programs provide our youngest West Virginians with the skills and foundations they need to succeed throughout … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Join Bipartisan Letter to Ambassador Tai Highlighting Importance of Reconvening Trade Talks with Taiwan

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and today joined their colleagues in sending a letter led by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Warner (D-VA) to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai highlighting the importance of reconvening trade agreement talks with Taiwan. “We respectfully request that you prioritize these talks and take steps to begin laying the groundwork for negotiation of a free trade agreement (FTA), or other … Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Manchin: Applications Open Today For Funding To Expand Broadband Access Through West Virginia Schools, Libraries

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that applications are open for the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, which was authorized in the American Rescue Plan. Eligible schools and libraries can apply for funding to purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections for students, staff and library visitors. Applications are open from June 29th to August 13th.“Without broadband access, West Virginians can’t compete … Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $6.5 Million In USDA Rural Development Investments 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 $6,500,000 in Rural Development investment loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This funding will be used to purchase a facility for the Boys and Girls Club in Berkeley Springs, as well as renovate and expand the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Marlinton.“Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities is essential to growing … Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Manchin Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Call For Student Loan Transparency

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN-03) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO-05) urged U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to direct the U.S. Department of Education to simplify the student loan disclosure forms and to disclose the terms of Direct Loans to borrowers, including students and families, prior to disbursement.“Student loan disclosure forms are essential in helping students and families understand the … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Manchin Announces $294K For Environmental Science Research Project At West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $249,963 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an environmental science research project through West Virginia University Research Corporation. This research project uses cameras from the National Ecological Observation Network (NEON) towers and measurements from lasers (LiDAR) to study the impact of climate change on trees. Additionally, this project will engage … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $3.5 Million In PILT Payments To West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that West Virginia counties will receive $3,515,635 from the U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. These county payments are made annually for tax-exempt Federal lands administered by DOI agencies including the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $223K For West Virginia Economic Development

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $223,710 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the West Virginia Development Office (WVDO). This funding will be matched with $223,710 in state funds and will be used to support the West Virginia Consolidated Technical Assistance (TA) program, which will provide enhanced technical assistance, project development, project … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.9 Million for New Water Treatment Plant to Spur Business Expansion in Raleigh County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $2.9 million Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Raleigh County Public Service District for construction of a new water treatment plant to support business expansion. This Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, to be matched with $6.6 million in local funds, is expected to … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Manchin, Collins Lead Bipartisan Push To Expand Relief Funding Uses To Include Local Funding Matches For Federal Grants

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) called on U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to allow local governments to use funds from the American Rescue Plan to satisfy the local match requirement for federal discretionary grant programs. The … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Manchin, Collins Lead Bipartisan Push To Expand Relief Funding Uses To Include Local Funding Matches For Federal Grants

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) called on U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to allow local governments to use funds from the American Rescue Plan to satisfy the local match requirement for federal discretionary grant programs. The … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Manchin, Portman Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Finish Appalachian Development Highway System

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Finish the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) Act which would provide $1.75 billion in dedicated funding over 5 years for the network of transportation corridors across Appalachia for the first time since 2012. “West Virginia was recently ranked as one of the worst states for our interstate roads and bridges - it’s clear our infrastructure … Continue Reading

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