Press Releases

July 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.9 Million for Wyoming County from EDA

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 that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.9 million grant to the Wyoming County Economic Development Authority in Pineville, West Virginia. The funding will be used to construct three buildings needed to support manufacturing in … Continue Reading


July 26, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $350,142 for Runway Extension at Morgantown Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $350,142 in federal funding to support a runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. This funding was made available through the fifth round of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP). “I am pleased the FAA is investing in this runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport to improve … Continue Reading


July 26, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $13 Million in HHS Grants for 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 $13,009,453 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to bolster local health centers, provide maternal health services, increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment, support drug addiction research projects, strengthen youth vaccination programs, and enhance public health in West Virginia. “I’m pleased HHS is investing more … Continue Reading


July 25, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $106K for West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $106,770 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The funding will support the purchase of 45 skills testing tablets and 25 deaf and hard of hearing communication devices for each West Virginia regional office to allow DMV staff to better communicate with those deaf and hard … Continue Reading


July 25, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.2 Million for Three West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,211,192 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support three West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages.“Healthcare professionals across … Continue Reading


July 22, 2022

Manchin Applauds New Interagency Effort to Create More Affordable and Safe Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, welcomed the announcement of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR). This new interagency effort follows the lead of Chairman Manchin’s bipartisan America’s Outdoor Recreation Act, and will improve the consistency of our Federal agencies’ outdoor recreation policies while also improving infrastructure and driving economic growth in rural … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Manchin Announces $2.8 Million from American Rescue Plan to Cacapon State Park

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,800,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Program to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources for the Cacapon State Park. The funding was made possible through the American Rescue Plan and will support upgrading and expanding the park’s mountain bike trails system and facilities. “The EDA continues to be a … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Manchin Announces $911K From American Rescue Plan to Support West Virginia Small Satellite Center of Excellence

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $911,708 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to West Virginia University (WVU) for the West Virginia Small Satellite Center of Excellence (WVSSCE). The funding was made possible through the American Rescue Plan and will support salaries, supplies, travel, equipment and contractual services for the WVSSCE in Morgantown, West Virginia. “The American Rescue Plan … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce EPA Funding

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 three grants, totaling $1,074,383, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe, and these investments are great news for our entire state. I am pleased the EPA is supporting the … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley, Miller Urge FERC to Approve Mountain Valley Pipeline's Extension Request

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Carol Miller (R-WV) called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s pending request for a four-year extension.“At a time when energy prices are soaring, it is imperative that FERC works to accelerate the development of domestic energy … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

Manchin, King, Bennet, Portman Applaud Newly Proposed FCC Broadband Standard

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Angus King (I-ME), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) newly proposed standard for broadband connections as 100 megabits per second (mbps) download or faster. The proposed change will improve Internet connectivity for families across West Virginia and the United States, particularly in rural communities.“As rural communities across the country begin to see the massive … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.1 Million to Support Black Lung Clinics in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,196,939 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the Black Lung and Coal Miner Clinics Program in West Virginia. The funding will be available through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and will support health services and treatment programs … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Reforms to Electoral Count Act of 1887

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a group of bipartisan Senators in introducing the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act to reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887. The legislation comes after months of bipartisan negotiations and will ensure the electoral votes tallied by Congress accurately reflect each state’s vote for President and will promote a peaceful transition of … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senate Colleagues Call on Secretary Granholm to Implement Direct Air Capture Hub Program as Congress Intended

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined 9 bipartisan colleagues, led by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), in urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to implement the Direct Air Capture (DAC) Hub Program established under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as originally intended by Congress. DOE’s recent Notice of Intent regarding the DAC Hub Program raises concerns about the … Continue Reading


July 19, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senators Urge Small Business Administration to Process Remaining COVID Loan Applications

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 48 bipartisan Senators in urging Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman to process the remaining COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications from small businesses in West Virginia and across the country. The COVID EIDL program has provided critical relief to nearly four million small businesses since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to play an essential role in the … Continue Reading


July 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce NASA Award to 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 West Virginia University (WVU) will receive a total of $100,000 from NASA’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. This funding is designed to fast-track research and development applicable to NASA’s mission priorities though their Rapid Response Research (R3) collaborative. “West Virginia has a long … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

West Virginia Delegation Supports Dr. Clay Marsh's Nomination to Serve on National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3) announced their support for Dr. Clay Marsh’s nomination to serve on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (NACHRQ).“As members of West Virginia’s Congressional Delegation, we write in strong support of Dr. Clay Marsh’s nomination to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

Manchin Announces $658K From American Rescue Plan to Support Higher Education Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $658,063 from the American Rescue Plan for the New River Community and Technical College, Alderson Broaddus University and Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College. This funding is through the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and will support students and institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, West … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

Manchin: New Three-Digit National Suicide and Crisis Hotline Launched Nationwide on July 16th

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced as of July 16, 2022, West Virginians and Americans nationwide who are experiencing mental health, substance use or suicide crises can call or text 988 or visit 988lifeline.org and be connected to trained crisis counselors. The trained crisis counselors are prepared to assist anyone experiencing a mental health emergency and the lifeline will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For Veterans experiencing a mental … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

Manchin Announces $4.6 Million from American Rescue Plan to Support Tourism Industry in Morgantown

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,681,270 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Mylan Park Foundation in Morgantown, West Virginia. The funding was made available through the American Rescue Plan Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation program and will support construction of the new Mylan Park Regional BMX facility for … Continue Reading

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