Press Releases

August 25, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $250K for WVSU Coal Research Program

Funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) will support research to investigate methods of using photosynthetic organisms for energy processes that will use less water and reduce the need for wastewater remediation. Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced nearly $249,999 will be awarded to West Virginia State University (WVSU) from the Department of Energy (DOE) to address scientific and technical issues that are key to ensuring the … Continue Reading


August 25, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Opioid Overdose Surveillance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will receive $318,194 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control for enhanced state surveillance of opioid-involved overdoses. "Prescription drug abuse has taken a particularly devastating toll on communities throughout West Virginia and I have made stopping … Continue Reading


August 24, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Department of Justice Grants to Help Solve and Prevent Crimes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced two federal crime-fighting grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services will receive $71,530 from the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant Program. The City of Parkersburg will receive $39,975 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (Byrne JAG). These grants will enable state and local law … Continue Reading


August 24, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce $16 Million in Economic Development Grants

EDA and ARC funding will support programs throughout West Virginia and in hard-hit coal communities WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced several grants through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and Appalachian Regional Commission totaling $16,492,174. This funding aims to grow West Virginia's economy and will support a variety of projects and programs in Boone, Cabell, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mercer, … Continue Reading


August 23, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1.2 Million for West Virginia Airports

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $1,278,207 from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration will be awarded to Jackson County Airport and Mingo County Airport Authority. "As a pilot myself, I understand the importance of aviation safety, and aviation safety begins with maintaining our airport infrastructure," Senator Manchin said. "This funding will enable Jackson and Mingo County Airports … Continue Reading


August 17, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $2 Million for Flood Recovery Efforts in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,843,351 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. This $1.8 million grant will be used to remove debris and alleviate threats to lives, public health and safety in Greenbrier … Continue Reading


August 17, 2016

Manchin applauds crucial funding for HIDTA and Heroin Response Strategy Program in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for granting $17 million in additional funding for designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) to address the recent surge in prescription drug, fentanyl and heroin trafficking. There are 19 counties in West Virginia that are currently designated as HIDTAs: Berkeley, Boone, Brooke, Cabell, Hancock, Harrison, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mason, … Continue Reading


August 16, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Federal Crime-Fighting Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that four communities in West Virginia will receive federal crime-fighting grants from the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants Program (Byrne JAG). The grants totaling $204,183 will enable local law enforcement agencies to purchase needed resources and equipment. "Crime has a devastating impact on our families, our communities and our state, and … Continue Reading


August 15, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Marshall County Airport Authority

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that the Marshall County Airport Authority will receive $269,876 from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funds will be used to improve airport drainage, install perimeter fencing and support additional construction projects. "Investing in our airports is an important step to creating good jobs and building a solid foundation for our … Continue Reading


August 09, 2016

Manchin, Governor Tomblin Participate in Drug Abuse Roundtable with FDA Commissioner

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin participated in a drug abuse roundtable with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf in Charleston today. The Commissioner traveled to Charleston to better understand the devastating public health impact of opioid abuse in West Virginia and identify ways the FDA can better address this epidemic. "I have asked Dr. Califf to come to West Virginia on several occasions to see the impact the … Continue Reading


August 08, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $2 Million for Airports in Harrison, Greenbrier and Wood Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $1,754,768 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airports in West Virginia. The grants will support three airports in Harrison, Greenbrier and Wood counties, specifically funding updates to the existing airport master plans and to replace machinery and update security equipment. "As a pilot myself and as Co-Chairman of the General Aviation Caucus in the … Continue Reading


August 06, 2016

Manchin Applauds Groundbreaking for Homes for West Virginia in Greenbrier County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Homes for West Virginia today at "Hope Village" in White Sulphur Springs. At the groundbreaking, Mylan and MedExpress announced they will be providing $1 million and $500,000 respectively in seed money for Homes for West Virginia. This new program was launched by the nationally recognized disaster recovery nonprofit SBP and will partner with community leaders, West Virginia businesses and local … Continue Reading


August 05, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million for West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced today that the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, Hundred Volunteer Fire Department, Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department and Green Valley Fire Department will each receive funding to enhance fire prevention and safety operations through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). "Day after day the dedicated volunteers at our local fire departments help protect our local communities in West … Continue Reading


August 03, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $600K for West Virginia Airports

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the Buckhannon-Upshur Airport Authority, Eastern WV Regional Airport Authority and Morgantown Municipal-Walter L Bill Hart Field will receive a total of $580,245 from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. "Investing in our infrastructure is one of the best ways to create good jobs and build a strong foundation for future economic growth," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading


August 01, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2 Million for Flood Recovery Efforts In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $2,371,387 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. This $2 million grant will be used to remove debris and alleviate threats to lives, public health and safety in Greenbrier … Continue Reading


July 29, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3 Million for West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $3,220,319 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start programs in West Virginia. This funding will allow programs in Raleigh and Fayette counties to continue providing critical social services to West Virginia families and children. "Head Start's mission starts with family, and in West Virginia, we … Continue Reading


July 27, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for West Virginia Health Initiatives

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the West Primary Care Association Inc. and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services will receive more $2 million from the U.S. Department of the Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will go towards helping them continue delivering excellent healthcare to West Virginians. "I'm glad this important funding is headed to the West Virginia Primary Care Association and the … Continue Reading


July 26, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Economic Development Grant for Southern West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,782,000 in funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the construction and rehabilitation of the Coalfield Development Corporation's West Edge Factory in Wayne, West Virginia. This funding will help expand job training programs for West Virginians who have experienced layoffs in the coal mining industry and will gradually create approximately 320 jobs in Wayne, … Continue Reading


July 25, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Airports in Raleigh and Ohio Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced a total of $710,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support airports in Raleigh and Ohio counties. The funding awarded will support taxiway and runway improvement projects at these airports. "Investing in our airports is key to building a strong economy for the future of West Virginia," Senator Manchin said. "With these … Continue Reading


July 22, 2016

Manchin Requests Increased Federal Funding for Flood Recovery Efforts

Manchin personally called the White House Chief of Staff to underscore Governor Tomblin's request to FEMA that the federal government cover a higher percentage of the recovery costs, saving the state and local governments millions of dollars Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke with the President's Chief of Staff to support West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's request to FEMA for an increase in the federal government's disaster recovery cost share to 90 … Continue Reading

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