Press Releases

July 09, 2020

Manchin Tours Qlabs COVID-19 Testing Lab In Charleston

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited Qlabs Inc., a COVID-19 testing lab, to receive an update on statewide testing initiatives and thank local lab workers. To view pictures from Senator Manchin’s visit click here. To view video from Senator Manchin’s visit click here. “Reliable and readily available testing is a critical aspect of combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and Qlabs, Inc. is playing an important role in our efforts here in the Mountain State. I … Continue Reading


July 09, 2020

West Virginia Delegation Urges Air Force To Select West Virginia National Guard For Aircraft Program

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3), urged the U.S. Air Force to select the 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston for the current Air National Guard C-130J Recapitalization and Basing program.The new C-130J aircraft would provide the West Virginia Air National Guard (WVANG) with greater capability in supporting our state … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Manchin, Collins Bill To Increase Funding For Library Broadband Hotspots In Rural America

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) plan to introduce the bipartisan Hotspots and Online Technology and Services Procurement for our Tribes and States (HOTSPOTS) Act during the next Senate session. The HOTSPOTS Act would create a 2-year, $160 million hotspot pilot program with a minimum allotment of $1.6 million per State to allow States, Tribes, and Territories to purchase and distribute Internet-connected devices to libraries in low-income and … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Manchin, Capito Applaud $6 Million From ARC For West Virginia Small Businesses Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the allocation of $6 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Our small businesses are vital to our communities and the state economy, and right now Main Street needs help. As West Virginia’s small businesses continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must do … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Manchin Introduces Resolution Supporting USPS, Presses For More Funding To Offset COVID-19 Losses

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 43 Senators in introducing a resolution supporting the United States Postal Service (USPS) and advocating for more USPS funding in future COVID-19 relief packages.“The U.S. Postal Service is a vital federal agency that ensures all Americans can utilize the mailing system that many of us take for granted. In rural states like West Virginia, the USPS services are even more important because they provide everyone access to their letters, … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Manchin Bill To Provide Paralyzed Veterans With Vehicles

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the bipartisan Advancing Uniform Transportation Opportunities (AUTO) for Veterans Act which would allow for a new vehicle grant every 10 years for paralyzed Veterans. Currently, paralyzed Veterans are only able to receive an automobile grant once in their life.“Our paralyzed Veterans live with the constant reminder of their personal sacrifices made to keep their fellow Americans safe. They fought for … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Manchin Applauds FCC Approval Of Charleston Area Medical Center Telehealth Program Application

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval of Charleston Area Medical Center’s application for $781,964 to procure remote monitoring devices, remote patient monitoring platform, network upgrades, and a telehealth platform to improve the outpatient telehealth platform as well as develop a telehealth service to assist rural West Virginia hospitals and patients by giving specialists a method to connect to other … Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Manchin Visits Fairmont Tech Site And Hospital

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited Fairmont to participate in an outdoor ribbon cutting ceremony at 4D Tech Solutions, Inc. and thank healthcare workers at Fairmont Medical Center, a campus of JW Ruby Hospital. “I was incredibly impressed with the work 4D Tech Solutions is doing in coordination with the Department of Defense to develop advanced technologies our military personnel can rely on. They’re also working towards production of … Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Manchin Calls For Additional Funding For West Virginia Children's Hospitals Impacted By The COVID-19 Pandemic

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a bipartisan call for additional funding for the children’s hospitals in West Virginia that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Senators said in part, “We write to thank you for your efforts to distribute funding from the Provider Relief Fund to the facilities caring for individuals infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we are very concerned that a disproportionately low amount of this funding has … Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Manchin Announces More Than $3.4 Million From PILT Program For West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced $3,463,622 from the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to counties in West Virginia. 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 for lands administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service. "Many of our local governments that have … Continue Reading


July 05, 2020

Manchin Statement on Cancellation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the announcement that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project has been cancelled. "I’m disappointed to learn plans to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have been cancelled. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline project took meaningful steps to ensure the pipeline was safely constructed and the Appalachian Trail and surrounding areas … Continue Reading


July 02, 2020

Manchin Questions Officials On Future Vaccine Distribution In Rural America

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today questioned U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials on Operation Warp Speed which oversees the research, creation, and production of a potential COVID-19 vaccine and the plans for future distribution of a potential vaccine in areas of rural America like West Virginia.“Rural providers have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. Across the United States … Continue Reading


July 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $10 Million For Head Start Programs In West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,831,547 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start Programs across West Virginia.“As a long-time supporter of the great Head Start programs across West Virginia, I am always pleased to see our programs receive support from HHS. Everyone deserves access to a quality education, and this funding will help Head Start … Continue Reading


July 02, 2020

Manchin, Hyde-Smith, Torres Small, Hagedorn Urge HHS To Provide Relief To Rural Healthcare Providers Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and Representatives Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM-02) and Jim Hagedorn (R-MN-01) today led 49 Members of Congress in strongly encouraging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to quickly provide relief to rural healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.Senators Manchin and Hyde-Smith and Representatives Torres Small and Hagedorn on May 21 introduced the Save Our Rural Health … Continue Reading


July 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.4 Million For COVID-19 Response And Economic Development In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4.4 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to update economic development plans and support programs that help communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.“West Virginia’s local economies have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This CARES Act funding will help our communities recover from this crisis, and I … Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million for Morgantown Municipal Airport Expansion Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,902,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the design phase of a runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. This project received additional funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was signed into law on March 25th.“West Virginia’s economy relies … Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

Manchin Statement On Reports Of Russian Bounties For Taliban Murders Of American Servicemembers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the reports of Russia offering bounties for members of the Taliban to kill American servicemembers.“One of the most solemn responsibilities of a public official who serves in an executive role, whether it be a Governor or President, is to protect and defend our servicemembers who are willing to die for our freedom. The brave men and women willing to sacrifice everything for America are our … Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Manchin Urges DOJ To Defend ACA, Protect Healthcare Coverage For West Virginians With Pre-Existing Conditions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 46 Senators in introducing a resolution urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to defend existing law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in court and halt its efforts to repeal the healthcare protections for 800,000 West Virginians and millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.“It is unconscionable that during a global health crisis that has killed 93 West Virginians and over 125,000 … Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $8 Million In DHS Support For West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,682,547 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for several support services in West Virginia. Specifically, this funding will be used to strengthen the state’s homeland security, emergency management performance, and provide counseling services for individuals struggling with mental health issues stemming from COVID-19.“West Virginia … Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Manchin Statement On Grand Opening Of Fairmont Medical Center

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the grand opening of the Fairmont Medical Center (FMC) today. “The closure of Fairmont Regional Medical Center (FRMC) in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic was a devastating loss for Fairmont and all of Marion County. For 80 years, FRMC served the community with its emergency room caring for 20,000 patients every year. West Virginia has lost four hospitals in the last year, making it clear there … Continue Reading

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