Press Releases

May 10, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Takes to Senate Floor to Support Director of DOE's Office of Science Nominee

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, took to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to support the nomination of Dr. Asmeret Berhe to be Director of the Office of Science at the Department of Energy, who was later confirmed by a vote of 54-45.Chairman Manchin’s remarks can be viewed here or read as prepared below:Madam President, I am pleased to support the nomination of Dr. Asmeret Berhe to be the … Continue Reading


May 10, 2022

Manchin Questions Intelligence Directors on Military Assistance to Ukraine, U.S. Cybersecurity, National Security of Taiwan, Geopolitical Stability

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, questioned Avril D. Haines, Director of National Intelligence and Lieutenant General Scott D. Berrier, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Senator Manchin questioned the Directors about U.S. military assistance to Ukraine, protecting cybersecurity across federal agencies and private companies, the … Continue Reading


May 10, 2022

West Virginia Delegation Calls on President Biden to Reject AIR Commission Recommendations for West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3), called on President Biden to reject the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recommendations to the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission, which includes significant reductions in services at three of the four VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) in West Virginia. The lawmakers said in part, “We write to you … Continue Reading


May 10, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million for Community Development Projects in 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 $1,624,140 for several community development projects. This funding, which is though AmeriCorps and NeighborWorks, will support projects that bolster communities, revitalize neighborhoods, preserve affordable housing, and create jobs in West Virginia.“West Virginians have a long history of lending a hand to their neighbors in times of need. … Continue Reading


May 09, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $54 Million for West Virginia Bridge Repair and ADHS

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia will receive $54,790,795 from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as part of Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations. Of that funding, $40,000,000 will go towards bridge replacement rehabilitation and the remaining $14,790,795 will go towards the … Continue Reading


May 06, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $357,143 To Protect And Preserve West Virginia's Legacy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $357,143 for historic preservation grants through the National Park Service.“I am glad to see the National Park Service invest in West Virginia’s precious natural, historical and cultural sites. This welcome funding will provide financial assistance to our local communities so that they can continue … Continue Reading


May 05, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $11 Million for Vision Research at West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $11,000,000 through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) program to West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will support research at WVU to develop innovative ways to prevent, treat, and slow the progression of vision problems that are currently incurable.“WVU continues to be … Continue Reading


May 05, 2022

Manchin Statement on Huff Confirmation to Lead DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted 80-11 to confirm Dr. Kathryn Huff to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Energy. “I congratulate Dr. Huff on her confirmation to lead the Office of Nuclear Energy and am thankful for her willingness to serve in this important position. During her confirmation hearing, she clearly demonstrated … Continue Reading


May 04, 2022

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities In Water Resources Development Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that several West Virginia priorities he fought for were included in the Senate’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, which unanimously advanced out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works earlier today, and he applauds the Committee’s strong bipartisan work. This critical legislation authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct flood control, navigation and ecosystem … Continue Reading


May 04, 2022

Manchin Questions HHS Secretary on Medication Supply Chains, Energy Assistance in West Virginia, Combatting Drug Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra on supply chains for essential medications, administration of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in West Virginia and addressing the drug epidemic by passing the LifeBOAT Act. On supply chains for essential medications:“We’ve spoken quite a bit about supply chains, and we learned during the … Continue Reading


May 04, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce USDA Rural Development Loans in 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 $1,908,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program to support reliable water and wastewater service, and provide family housing opportunities in West Virginia. “Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities creates good-paying jobs and spurs economic growth in the region and across the state. I am … Continue Reading


May 03, 2022

ICYMI: Energy and Natural Resources Committee Advances Manchin and Barrasso's Historic Outdoor Recreation Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, praised today’s unanimous committee vote to advance their bipartisan America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022, the first comprehensive recreation package since 1963 that will improve and expand America’s outdoor recreation economy while delivering sustainable economic boosts to rural communities.“Nothing brings West … Continue Reading


May 03, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce ARC Funding for New River Gorge Regional Development

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority in Beckley will receive $250,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to help implement their Planning for Outdoor Recreation Industry, Vibrant Economies, and Regional Strategy (RIVERS) strategy.“West … Continue Reading


May 03, 2022

Manchin Questions Air Force Leadership on Ukraine Air Defense, Space National Guard

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, today questioned the Honorable Frank Kendall III, Secretary of the Air Force, General Charles Q. Brown, Chief of Staff of the Air Force and General John W. Raymond, Chief of Space Operations. Senator Manchin questioned the witnesses about air defense and security in Ukraine against Putin’s invasion and the … Continue Reading


May 03, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $13.4 Million For Five West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $13,423,414 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for five Head Start programs across West Virginia. “Every child in the Mountain State deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background. Head Start provides children with the skills and foundations they need for a bright future, and I am pleased HHS … Continue Reading


May 02, 2022

ICYMI: President Signs Into Law Manchin Bill to Improve Public Land Mapping and Boost Recreation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, Angus King (I-ME) and James Risch (R-ID) in applauding the enactment of their bipartisan Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act.“I am thrilled the President has signed this important legislation into law to improve public knowledge of outdoor recreation opportunities and promote increased … Continue Reading


May 02, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Randolph County Housing Authority YouthBuild Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,198,500 for the Randolph County Housing Authority (RCHA). This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) YouthBuild program, will help connect young adults with job training and educational opportunities in sought-after industries through apprenticeships and other career pathways.“YouthBuild is a great program … Continue Reading


April 29, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Questions U.S. Secretary Of Transportation On Corridor H, Harmony Grove Interchange, Supply Chain Issues

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on completing Corridor H, upgrading the Harmony Grove Interchange in Morgantown and protecting American supply chains of batteries, electrodes and battery cells.On completing Corridor H:“A high priority in my state is Corridor H. We've been trying to build it for 56 years and we have about 90% completed or either funded to be … Continue Reading


April 28, 2022

Manchin Announces $6.6 Million To Wheeling Park Commission for Wilson's Lodge Renovations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $6.6 million from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the Wheeling Park Commission for renovations to Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge. This funding was made possible by the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The project will support local tourism, a financial anchor for the regional economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected to create 45 jobs, retain 192 jobs and generate $20 million in private … Continue Reading


April 28, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $420K To West Virginia University for Stroke, Alzheimer's Disease Research

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $420,186 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to West Virginia University (WVU) for critical research into stroke and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias that will help advance our scientific understanding of aging. “Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease that affects more than 39,000 West Virginians. Stroke is the … Continue Reading

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