Press Releases

November 07, 2023

Manchin Announces $314K to Support Affordable Housing in Mingo, Randolph Counties

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $314,680 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Housing Authority of Mingo County and the Housing Authority of Randolph County. The funding will help ensure safe, affordable housing for residents, including for young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  “Every West Virginian deserves a roof over their head and a warm, safe place to … Continue Reading


November 07, 2023

Manchin Praises Supplementation of H-2B Visa Program During Labor Shortage

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) praised the announcement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), that the H-2B visa cap will be supplemented with nearly 65,000 additional nonagricultural worker visas for Fiscal Year 2024. “Small businesses in West Virginia and across the country rely on the H-2B visa program to ensure they have the necessary workforce to meet market demand and operate at full capacity. … Continue Reading


November 06, 2023

Manchin Announces $826K for Maternal, Child Healthcare Services in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $826,620 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The funding will be used to strengthen maternal and child healthcare services in West Virginia. “We must ensure all West Virginia mothers, children and families have access to quality, affordable healthcare, no matter where they live in our … Continue Reading


November 03, 2023

Manchin Announces $9.6 Million for 27 West Virginia Rural Development Projects

Charleston, WV- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $9,608,749 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for 27 West Virginia projects. The initiatives include energy efficiency upgrades for a variety of businesses, upgrades to water infrastructure, roof repairs at the Southern Appalachian Labor School and an innovative STEM education course for Ohio County students.  “Investing in our communities … Continue Reading


November 02, 2023

Manchin Calls for Increased Staff Pay at FCC Hazelton to Improve Safety and Retention

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director Colette Peters, urging her to approve a 25 percent retention incentive for all staff in good standing at Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Hazelton. A retention incentive would reduce staff attrition, improve morale and create safer conditions for employees and inmates. “FCC Hazelton faces a dangerous staffing shortage that, while challenging, could be improved by providing … Continue Reading


November 02, 2023

Manchin: Lease Sale 261 Delay Entirely Administration’s Fault

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, criticized the Biden Administration for postponing offshore oil and gas Lease Sale 261 past November 8, 2023, during his opening remarks in an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing.   “I also want to express my frustration that just this morning, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that it would again delay the Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 261, despite the … Continue Reading


November 02, 2023

Manchin Announces $9 Million to Establish New Artificial Intelligence Master's Programs in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, announced $9,000,000 to establish two new Master’s programs in artificial intelligence (AI) development and practical machine learning. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected West Virginia University (WVU), Marshall University (MU), Florida International University (FIU), Dakota State University (DSU) and Arizona State University (ASU) for the … Continue Reading


November 02, 2023

Manchin Nominates 35 West Virginia Students for U.S. Service Academies

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he will nominate 35 West Virginia students from 22 counties to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. The students are from the following counties: Berkeley, Cabell, Fayette, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Marion, Mercer, Monongalia, … Continue Reading


November 02, 2023

Manchin Questions VA Officials on Prioritizing AI Development, Veterans' Mental Health

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, questioned Department of Veterans’ Affairs officials on prioritizing artificial intelligence (AI) development to strengthen Veterans’ healthcare, the ownership of VA data for AI applications and identifying Veterans’ mental health issues. On prioritzing AI development to strenghten Veterans' healthcare: “I’d like to focus on the VA’s National Artificial Intelligence Institute. … Continue Reading


November 02, 2023

Manchin Questions Administration’s Proposed Power Plant Rule, Slow-Walking of Carbon Capture Well Permits

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine opportunities and challenges in deploying carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) and direct air capture (DAC) technologies on federal and non-federal lands. During the hearing, Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV), highlighted federal government investment in commercializing CCUS and DAC, the Administration’s slow-walking of Class VI well permitting, and challenges to scaling up CCUS … Continue Reading


November 01, 2023

Manchin Secures over $124 Million in Earmarks for West Virginia in Bipartisan Minibus Appropriations Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured a number of West Virginia priorities and voted to pass the minibus, which includes the Fiscal Year 2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration; and Military Constriction and Veterans Affairs funding bills. This past summer, the Senate Appropriations Committee, under regular order and on a bipartisan basis, … Continue Reading


November 01, 2023

Grants at a Glance: Manchin Announces $83.6 Million for West Virginia in October 2023

Washington, DC - This past October, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $83,610,011 in federal funding for the state of West Virginia. The awards will support a wide range of West Virginia priorities, including financial assistance for household energy costs, mining education and safety programs, upgrades to water infrastructure, economic development projects and more. “One of my top priorities in the Senate is to ensure West Virginia is … Continue Reading


November 01, 2023

Manchin Announces $193K to Support West Virginia Pipeline Safety, Emergency Preparedness

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $193,418 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for the West Virginia Emergency Management Division. The funding will support the development, implementation and improvement of emergency plans to promote the safety of West Virginia … Continue Reading


November 01, 2023

Manchin Announces $500K EPIC Grand Prize for Deployment Engine Energy Startup and Entrepreneur Incubator

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that ADL Ventures would be awarded a $500,000 prize through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) American-Made Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) to develop The Deployment Engine based in Charleston, West Virginia. Partnering with regional entities, ADL Ventures is creating a hard-tech, low-carbon construction focused accelerator working to revitalize … Continue Reading


November 01, 2023

West Virginia Delegation Pushes for Disaster Declaration Approval

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) as well as U.S. Representatives Carol Miller (R-WV) and Alex Mooney (R-WV) urged U.S. President Joe Biden and FEMA Region III Administrator MaryAnn Tierney to consider the State of West Virginia’s appeal for a major disaster declaration. Heavy rains caused flooding and residential damage in Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Harrison and Kanawha counties in late August 2023. “We applaud the tireless dedication of our … Continue Reading


October 31, 2023

Manchin Questions U.S. Secretaries of Defense and State on U.S. Military Support for Ukraine and Israel, Securing U.S. Border

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned the U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin and U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on the importance of providing military aid for Israel, our commitment to supporting Ukraine against Russia’s war, and the need to secure the U.S. border. On U.S. military support for Ukraine and Israel: “First of all, we know that Ukraine can't succeed … Continue Reading


October 31, 2023

Manchin Statement on Daniel-Davis Being Named Acting Deputy Secretary at Interior

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following the Administration’s naming of Laura Daniel-Davis as Acting Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Interior. “This appointment is yet another example of this Administration disregarding Congress and elevating nominees when they are unable to get the bipartisan support needed for confirmation. Their insistence on ignoring the … Continue Reading


October 27, 2023

Manchin Raises Concerns over EPA’s Proposed Emission Standards for Coke Plants

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, urging EPA to reconsider a proposal amending the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Coke Ovens. Coke is a critical fuel used in the steelmaking process that is created by heating metallurgical coal in the absence of air. “EPA's … Continue Reading


October 26, 2023

Manchin, Cassidy Lead Effort to Overturn Biden Administration Rule Threatening American Franchise Model, Small Business

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced they will introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new joint employer rule, which forces liability on companies for another business’ employees even if they do not directly oversee them. The NLRB released the final joint employer rule earlier … Continue Reading


October 26, 2023

Manchin Urges EPA to Reconsider Proposed Methane Rules

Washington, DC — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan outlining serious concerns with a proposed rule to increase methane regulations on oil and gas facilities, and proposed changes to Subpart W of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).  “The current Administration has made its intentions clear: it is determined to target our … Continue Reading

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