Press Releases

June 10, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $7.7 Million To Help West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,725,944 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program through the CARES Act to assist West Virginians currently experiencing homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the daily life of every West Virginian, and many of our friends and neighbors … Continue Reading


June 10, 2020

Manchin Applauds $196 Million For West Virginia Hospitals Through Provider Relief Fund

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement of $10 billion in Provider Relief Fund payments with $196,971,716 for 13 West Virginia safety net hospitals that serve our most vulnerable citizens.“Today 13 West Virginia hospitals received welcome news that they will be receiving $196 million from the HHS Provider Relief Fund to support hospitals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While this funding is a … Continue Reading


June 10, 2020

Manchin Speaks On Senate Floor On Great American Outdoors Act Impact On West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, again took to the Senate floor to discuss the Great American Outdoors Act. In March, Senator Manchin introduced this bipartisan legislation that provides mandatory permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the $21 billion maintenance backlog in national parks and other federal land management agencies.“To date, 54 of the 55 … Continue Reading


June 10, 2020

Manchin Bill To Help Families, Children, And Youth Experiencing Homelessness Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced S. 3923, the Emergency Family Stabilization Act. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this legislation creates a new emergency funding stream overseen by the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide flexible funding for community-based organizations to meet the unique needs of children, youth, and … Continue Reading


June 09, 2020

Manchin Listens To West Virginia Local Health Departments On COVID-19 Impact

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a call with local health departments across West Virginia on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their providers, receiving enough medical supplies, and caring for West Virginians through this global healthcare crisis.“Our healthcare providers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic since day one and continue to work diligently to provide their fellow West Virginians with quality care. Today I heard … Continue Reading


June 09, 2020

Senate Votes 80-17 To Take Up Manchin's Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, took to the Senate floor to discuss the Great American Outdoors Act before the Senate voted 80-17 to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill. In March, Senator Manchin introduced this bipartisan legislation that provides mandatory permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the $21 billion … Continue Reading


June 08, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.4 Million For Iaeger Water And Waste Disposal Management

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Town of Iaeger in McDowell County to provide sewer service to 295 West Virginians. This expansion will also work to improve water quality for Tug Fork and its tributaries, protecting local water supplies. “I am pleased the USDA is investing in Iaeger and its citizens. … Continue Reading


June 08, 2020

Manchin HOME Meals Act Introduced In U.S. House Of Representatives

Washington, DC - Today the Helping Our Most Elderly (HOME) Meals Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in the Senate last year, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Members Filemon Vela (TX-34), John Katko (NY-24), and Lucy McBath (GA-6). Meals on Wheels (MOW) recently conducted a survey on the demand for home-based meal delivery systems, which highlights the need for Congress to increase funding programs across the country.The bipartisan, bicameral HOME … Continue Reading


June 08, 2020

Manchin Praises Funding For Wheeling Streetscape Project

Charleston, WV - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) praised the announcement of $25 million in funding for the Wheeling Streetscape Project. The Wheeling Streetscape Project will enhance safety and accessibility, beautify the downtown area, upgrade critical downtown utility systems, and help attract new businesses and downtown housing investments.“It is great to see Wheeling finally receive the funding needed to complete the Wheeling Streetscape Project to revitalize their downtown … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin Hosts First Virtual Listening Session With Reverend English

Charleston, WV - On Friday evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a virtual listening session with Reverend Ronald English and other leaders in the faith community via Facebook Live. The listening session was the first of the From Hurt to Healing series that aimed to amplify African American voices and encouraged every West Virginian and American to think about how we can move forward toward an equal and more just society.“I am grateful to have had Reverend Ronald English … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $10 Million for Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,082,592 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Head Start programs across West Virginia.“As a longstanding supporter of Head Start programs, I know early education is an essential part of our children’s lives and will ensure a brighter future for generations of West Virginians. Head Start programs serve … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin Applauds $11.7 Million In ARC Funding For West Virginia Projects

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the allocation of $11,785,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for projects to improve communities across West Virginia. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin advocated for an increase in ARC funding to directly benefit rural states like West Virginia.“The ARC supports projects across West Virginia that improve our state. These funds will be used to strengthen rural health, … Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Manchin Questions VA On Veteran Testing Issues And Clarksburg VAMC Investigation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie and Dr. Richard Stone, Executive in Charge of the Veterans Health Administration on Veterans having issues with receiving and paying for drive-through and mobile COVID-19 testing as well as an update on the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) investigation into the deaths of up to 11 Veterans in 2018.“Veterans are having a hard time, they’re confused about the testing, … Continue Reading


June 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For West Virginia Primary Care Association

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,081,056 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA). This funding was made available through the State and Regional Primary Care Associations program and will help support WVPCA in providing healthcare services to West Virginians across … Continue Reading


June 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Addiction Medicine Fellowship Funding At WVU

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $379,709 to increase the number of accredited addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry fellows at West Virginia University (WVU). This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will support WVU in training addiction specialists to benefit West Virginia communities with behavioral and … Continue Reading


June 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Support Local Law Enforcement

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,564,147 in funding through the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) to support several local police departments in West Virginia. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and will allow law enforcement agencies to hire additional full-time law enforcement professionals.“The outpouring of community action and civic … Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

Senate Passes Manchin's PPP Loan Deadline Extension

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent a bill to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness period from 8 to 24 weeks and amend the rehire date from June 30th to December 31st. This is consistent with Senator Manchin’s PPP DEAL Act which would also extend the coverage period for the loan forgiveness program and amend the rehire date. The bill that passed the Senate today also … Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

Manchin To USDA: Prioritize Chesapeake Bay Health, Support Farmers In Reducing Pollution

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led bipartisan, bicameral members representing the Chesapeake Bay region in a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging continued investment in the health of the Chesapeake Bay.The Members wrote in part, “As members of the Chesapeake Bay delegation, we write with recommendations regarding implementation of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) under the 2018 Farm Bill. We thank you and your team for … Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $4 Million 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 $4,071,967 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers across West Virginia. These grants are awards through the Health Center Cluster Program, which supports community health centers serving rural, underserved communities.“Rural health centers are essential to making sure West Virginians have access … Continue Reading


June 02, 2020

Manchin Votes Against Special Inspector General For Pandemic Recovery Nominee

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his opposition to the nomination of Brian Miller to be the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every American and West Virginian and has changed the way we go about our daily lives. This terrible virus has killed more than 100,000 Americans and 78 West Virginians in the past few months. The Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery is … Continue Reading

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