Press Releases

January 31, 2022

Manchin, Capito and McKinley Announce $141 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Clean Up Legacy Of Abandoned Wells

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced West Virginia is eligible for $141,932,226 from the Department of the Interior to plug, remediate and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells. The first phase of funding includes up to $25,000,000 in initial grants and another $30,293,000 in the first phase of formula grants. This funding was … Continue Reading


January 27, 2022

Manchin Announces $400K From American Rescue Plan To Expand Broadband Access Through West Virginia Schools, Libraries

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $400,947 from the American Rescue Plan for two West Virginia schools, a school district, and a library in the latest round of funding from the Emergency Connectivity Fund. This funding is distributed through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help schools and libraries purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections for students, staff and library visitors. To date, West … Continue Reading


January 27, 2022

Manchin Announces $2.1 Million To Provide Food, Housing To West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,134,042 from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to counties across West Virginia as part of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. This funding will be used to provide food and housing to West Virginians experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. The American Rescue Plan provided $1,611,995 through FEMA and the remaining $522,047 was allocated through … Continue Reading


January 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $12.2 Million in COVID-19 Relief for 32 West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $12,255,617 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support 32 West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages.“Our healthcare providers have gone above and beyond to care for their fellow … Continue Reading


January 26, 2022

Manchin Statement on Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Breyer

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer and the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States.  “Justice Breyer has dedicated much of his life to upholding the rule of law and we are grateful for his service. I wish him a happy and fulfilling retirement.“I take my Constitutional responsibility to advise and consent on a nominee to the Supreme Court very seriously. I look forward to meeting with and … Continue Reading


January 26, 2022

Manchin Visits Kanawha-Charleston, Urges HHS Secretary Becerra To Allocate COVID-19 Treatments to Vulnerable States

Senator Manchin also visited the West Virginia Capitol to talk with members of the West Virginia LegislatureCharleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department to discuss the need for additional COVID-19 treatments to help combat the Omicron variant. Senator Manchin then called U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to urge him to allocate these COVID-19 treatments to vulnerable populations, such as West … Continue Reading


January 25, 2022

Manchin, Capito and McKinley Announce More Than $37 Million From the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Corridor H

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced $37,335,171 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to fund Corridor H, the last remaining section of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) in West Virginia.“Completing Corridor H - West Virginia’s remaining section of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) - was one of my top priorities as Governor and continues … Continue Reading


January 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Department of Justice Funding for West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,341,957 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for several programs in West Virginia. This funding will support day report center service, police department body worn camera expansion, and school violence prevention.“Keeping our communities safe is one of my top priorities. I’m pleased multiple organizations across West Virginia are … Continue Reading


January 24, 2022

Manchin Statement on Death Marine Private First Class Zachary Riffle

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of Marine Private First Class (PFC) Zachary Riffle from Kingwood, West Virginia.“Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Marine Private First Class Zachary Riffle from Kingwood, West Virginia. Our brave servicemembers put themselves in harms way every day to protect their fellow Americans and the values we hold dear. It is tragic to lose someone so young and with so … Continue Reading


January 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Cancer Detection, Diagnosis 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 $361,000 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for cancer detection and diagnosis research at West Virginia University (WVU).“West Virginia University continues to lead the nation in groundbreaking research, and I am pleased HHS is investing in cancer research and diagnosis at WVU. I look forward to seeing the results of this … Continue Reading


January 19, 2022

Manchin Speaks on Senate Floor On Filibuster, Voting Rights Legislation

Video of Senator Manchin’s floor speech can be found hereWashington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate Floor on the importance of upholding the filibuster and voting rights legislation.Senator Manchin said in part, “The role of the minority is what ensures the policies of our nation have input from all corners of the country, we must never forget, this is a Senate made up of 50 states, 100 senators, blue states and red states. For those who believe that … Continue Reading


January 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Applaud Army Corps Funding for Critical West Virginia Projects

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded the news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has allocated funding for projects and programs critical to West Virginia through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bipartisan infrastructure legislation that was signed into law in November 2021.Funding will initiate an important flood risk management study by the Corps in areas of … Continue Reading


January 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding Opportunity for Rural Communities Opioid Response Program, Behavioral Health Support Services

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators  Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the availability of $13 million in funding for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) and Behavioral Health Care Support (BHS) program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and encourage West Virginia entities to apply. This program aims to increase … Continue Reading


January 18, 2022

Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

West Virginians interested in ordering free at-home COVID-19 tests can visit the ordering site, www.covidtests.gov or https://special.usps.com/testkitsWashington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) encouraged all West Virginians to order free at-home COVID-19 tests to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Today is the first day Americans and West Virginians can order one set of four free at-home COVID-19 tests through the beta ordering site, which will open officially tomorrow. Tests … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin Statement On Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. “On Monday, we celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most inspiring and important figures in American history. Dr. King taught us to stand up for what we believe in through civil, peaceful means to unite our nation instead of divide it. He inspired communities across our country to improve and make a … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin, Senate Colleagues Request Oversight Information from Biden Administration on COVID Preparedness and Testing Access

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin led a letter to White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients requesting information from the Biden Administration on its COVID-19 preparedness and failure to take significant steps earlier to increase access to testing. The letter was also signed by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).“While we fully recognize the productive steps this Administration has taken to encourage … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Applaud Launch Of Historic Bridge Investment Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today applauded the news that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program (Bridge Formula Program), which is a core component of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The program, which is administered by the … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin Statement on Death of Miner Jeffrey A. Phillips

Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of miner, Jeffrey A. Phillips, at the Ohio County Coal Company’s Ohio County Mine located in Marshall County.  “Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Jeffrey A. Phillips at the Ohio County Mine. His family, friends and loved ones are in our prayers and we ask all West Virginians to join us during this difficult time. We are forever grateful our miners put their … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce WVDEP Air Pollution Grant

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will receive $500,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The funding will be used specifically to support the state’s air pollution control programs. “Every West Virginian deserves fresh air … Continue Reading


January 14, 2022

Year In Review: Manchin Secures More Than $6 Billion In Funding For West Virginia In 2021

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $6,032,784,310 in funding for top West Virginia priorities in 2021. Every year, Senator Manchin fights to secure annual funding in the Senate Appropriations Committee to support West Virginians. In addition to that annual funding, West Virginia has received and will continue to receive critical relief from multiple funding packages that Senator Manchin voted for, including the … Continue Reading

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