Press Releases

March 26, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,383,525 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) health center cluster grant program. This funding will provide support and resources for health centers across West Virginia. "Our West Virginia health centers provide quality care for West Virginians, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I'm pleased the HHS is investing … Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Manchin Discusses Veterans Mental Health During Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing

Video of Senator Manchin during the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing can be found here. Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), questioned a panel of Veteran community experts and leaders during the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on Veteran mental health, and encouraged the VA to quickly implement and promote the 988 crisis hotline. Senator Manchin asked about outreach from Veterans Affairs (VA) … Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Manchin Votes To Prevent Cuts To Medicare Healthcare Provider Payments During COVID-19

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted in support of bipartisan legislation to prevent substantial payment cuts to Medicare payments for healthcare providers from taking effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Senator Manchin introduced the Medicare Sequester Relief Act that served as the starting point for the bill that passed today. "West Virginia healthcare providers have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, working tirelessly to offer vital care … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Senate Passes Manchin's Bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Extension Bill

Senate passes Senator Manchin's Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act 92-7 with strong bipartisan support Washington, DC -Today, the Senate passed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through May 31, 2021. "The Paycheck Protection Program has helped so many West Virginia businesses - especially our small businesses - stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm pleased the Senate voted to … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Manchin Pledges Bipartisan Efforts On Voting Rights Legislation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), released the following statement on his commitment to garnering bipartisan support for voting rights legislation that encompasses voting access expansion, election security and campaign finance reforms.“I am writing now to call your attention to provisions in S. 1, the For the People Act, that could, I believe, garner enough support in the U.S. Senate to become law. The 2020 election, like the 2018 midterms, featured historic … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Assistant Secretary Of Health Levine

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary of Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "This evening I voted to confirm Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary of Health. During her tenure as Pennsylvania's Secretary of Health, Dr. Levine worked tirelessly to support rural healthcare and to address the drug epidemic in the state, two issues West Virginians know all too well. Dr. Levine … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Manchin Receives Notification On West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccine Increase

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), received an update on the eighth weekly increase in COVID-19 vaccine allocation for West Virginia. West Virginia will receive an increase of 11,700 first and second Pfizer vaccine doses. West Virginia will also receive an increase of 8,800 Johnson & Johnson doses, up from last week's allocation. "As the United States continues to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine production, West Virginia is receiving another increase in dose allocation. … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Manchin Applauds Extension Of Special Enrollment Period, Encourages West Virginians To Apply For Coverage

Washington, DC -Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded President Biden's announcement that access to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period is extended until August 15th, 2021. "As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many West Virginians have lost their healthcare coverage through no fault of their own and are facing economic uncertainty. I'm am pleased the Biden Administration extended the ACA Special Enrollment Period by three months to give Americans … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Manchin Chairs First Cybersecurity Subcommittee Hearing Of 117th Congress

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services' Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, led the first subcommittee hearing of the 117th Congress. The Subcommittee on Cybersecurity oversees policies and programs related to cyber forces, operations, and capabilities. "America faces threats both seen and unseen at home and abroad, and our military must be prepared to combat any cybersecurity threat against our great nation," said Senator Manchin. "As … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Manchin Bill To Help Protect Personal Data Online

Senator Manchin's legislation will stop websites and apps from using personal data to harm others, protect user information from acts and hold companies accountable for misuse Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a group of 18 Senators in reintroducing the Data Care Act to protect Americans' personal data online. Senator Manchin's legislation would require websites, apps, and other online providers to take responsible steps to safeguard personal information and stop the … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Surgeon General Murthy

Washington, DC -Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General. "This evening I voted to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General. During his previous tenure as Surgeon General, Dr. Murthy worked to create a culture of public health promotion grounded in nutrition, physical activity and emotional well-being to help prevent conditions like obesity and diabetes that affect many West Virginians. Dr. Murthy also released a report outlining plans to … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $399K For Mental Health Research At Marshall University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $399,600 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Marshall University for mental health research. "The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a heavy burden on West Virginians struggling with mental health issues. I'm pleased HHS is investing in mental health disorder research at Marshall University which will help us support those … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Manchin, Cornyn Reintroduce Bill To Expand Broadband Access In Rural America

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) reintroduced the bipartisan Eliminate the Digital Divide Act, to distribute $10 billion to states to build out broadband infrastructure in unserved areas. This legislation will also create a process to deliver funds directly to states based on their proportion of unserved areas and includes a $1 billion set-aside for high cost areas like West Virginia. "Now more than ever, access to reliable broadband services is … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm OMB Deputy Director Young

Young was confirmed 63-37 with strong bipartisan support Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Shalanda Young as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. "Today I voted to confirm Shalanda Young as OMB Deputy Director. As clerk and staff director for the House Appropriations Committee, Ms. Young is one of the most knowledgeable people in the country on the federal budget process. Her expertise and knowledge undoubtedly qualify her to lead … Continue Reading


March 22, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Labor Secretary Walsh

Walsh was confirmed 68-29 with strong bipartisan support Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Marty Walsh as U.S. Secretary of Labor. "This evening I voted to confirm Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary. As Mayor of Boston, he created 100,000 jobs and proved his dedication to rebuilding the middle class. As the senior Senator for a state ravaged by the drug epidemic, I respect Mayor Walsh's openness about his own struggles with addiction and his strong … Continue Reading


March 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for West Virginia Airports

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $136,324 for airports across West Virginia to provide economic relief, combat the spread of COVID-19, and support the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Contract Tower Program operations. This grant funding is made available through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2020. "West Virginia airports are … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $6 Million Investment In Land And Water Conservation Projects In West Virginia

Investments made possible by Senator Manchin's historic Great American Outdoors Act Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced the USDA Forest Service will invest $6,050,000 million this year to fund projects in West Virginia to conserve critical forest and wetland habitat, support rural economic recovery, and increase public access to national forests and grasslands from the funding provided by Senator … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm CIA Director Burns

Ambassador Burns was confirmed unanimously Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm William Burns as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). "Today I voted to confirm my good friend, Ambassador William Burns, as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Ambassador Burns has a long history of public service as a career diplomat, serving our nation at home and abroad for over three decades. During our meeting in February, Ambassador Burns … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.3 Million For HIV Prevention, Treatment 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 $2,397,881 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for HIV/AIDS prevention and medical treatment across the state. "Every West Virginian has felt the impacts of the drug epidemic on our communities, which has caused an increase in … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Manchin Discusses Telehealth Accessibility During Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing

Video of Senator Manchin during the Joint Hearing of the House of Representatives and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees can be found here. Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), questioned witnesses about the accessibility of telehealth appointments at Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities across the nation. Senator Manchin questioned how the VA will accommodate Veterans in West Virginia without broadband access for … Continue Reading

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