Press Releases

December 07, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Jessica Rosenworcel To Lead Federal Communications Commission

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to confirm Jessica Rosenworcel as the first permanent female Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair. Jessica Rosenworcel was confirmed with a strong bipartisan vote of 68-31. “Today, I voted to confirm Jessica Rosenworcel to lead the Federal Communications Commission. I’ve worked with Jessica Rosenworcel for years to bring reliable, affordable broadband access to every West … Continue Reading


December 03, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin Secures $132.9 Million To Support West Virginia Priorities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $132,909,693 in funding for West Virginia in the past two weeks. Senator Manchin announced awards ranging from rural healthcare to storm damage recovery. More details on the awards are listed below. $123,905,029 from American Rescue Plan to support 440 West Virginia rural healthcare providers: Senator Manchin announced $123,905,029 to support 440 West Virginia … Continue Reading


December 03, 2021

Manchin: West Virginians Have Five Days Left To Enroll, Adjust Medicare Plans During Open Enrollment Period

West Virginians interested in enrolling or making changes to their existing plan can visit Medicare.gov Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reminded and encouraged eligible West Virginians to enroll in Medicare health and prescription drug plans during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which ends December 7, 2021. During the Medicare Open Enrollment period, West Virginians can review their coverage options and make changes to their healthcare or prescription drug … Continue Reading


December 03, 2021

West Virginia To Receive More Than $83 Million in State Revolving Funds For Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Funding from bipartisan infrastructure law Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced West Virginia will receive $83,211,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in state revolving funds (SRFs) for water and wastewater infrastructure. “Ensuring that every West Virginian has access to safe, clean drinking water has always been one of my top priorities. Now, after months of dedicated effort from both sides of the aisle, … Continue Reading


December 02, 2021

Manchin Votes To Prevent Government Shutdown

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to prevent a government shutdown and fund the federal government through February 18th, 2022 through a continuing resolution. “In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the new Omicron variant emerges, I will not vote to shut down the government for purely political reasons. There is too much at stake for the American people. But let me be clear, I do not support any government vaccine mandate on … Continue Reading


December 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.6 Million To Establish Medical Training Facility, Create Jobs In Keyser, West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced a $2,600,000 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance grant to Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and will support the … Continue Reading


December 02, 2021

Manchin Announces $250K From American Rescue Plan To Support Tamarack Foundation For The Arts

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $250,000 from the American Rescue Plan for the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts in Charleston. This funding is distributed through the National Endowment for the Arts and will help the arts and cultural sector in West Virginia recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  “The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts is a cherished institution working to support artists in the Mountain State. … Continue Reading


December 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $466K To Support Local Food Program, Improve Health Outcomes In Mingo County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $466,509 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to the Williamson Health and Wellness Center local food program. This program will work to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, expand nutritional knowledge and improve health measures for high-need individuals in Mingo County. … Continue Reading


December 02, 2021

Manchin Questions Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonough On Restoring VA Accountability During Committee Hearing

 Video of Senator Manchin during Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing can be found here Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), questioned Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), during the SVAC committee hearing on steps the VA is taking to regain Veterans’ trust and restore accountability at facilities. For years, Senator Manchin has fought to hold the VA and leadership accountable for their … Continue Reading


November 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Storm Damage Recovery Efforts In Four WV Counties

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced a total of $1,236,867 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo, and Wayne counties to assist with recovery efforts as a result of severe winter storms and flooding in February and March of this year.“West Virginia has continued … Continue Reading


November 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.3 Million To Support West Virginia Agriculture Industry

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three projects totaling $1,311,588.70 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Appalachian Abattoir, West Virginia Farmers Market Association and Tri-State Local Foods as part of the Local Agriculture Marketing Programs (LAMP). These three projects will support and expand the agriculture industry in West Virginia.“West Virginia’s … Continue Reading


November 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding To Hire Law Enforcement in Three West Virginia Counties

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. This funding will be used to hire full-time law enforcement officers in Berkeley, Wood, and Fayette counties.“West Virginia law enforcement officers go above and beyond the call of duty to protect their fellow West … Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.4 Million in USDA Rural Development Funding

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,409,700 in Rural Development grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Housing Preservation Program and Community Facilities Program. This support will help deliver resources specific to the needs of communities across West Virginia. “Investing in rural communities across West Virginia will support local businesses and … Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Manchin Announces Nearly $124 Million From the American Rescue Plan for 440 West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced $123,905,029 to support 440 West Virginia rural healthcare providers. This funding is from the American Rescue Plan, which included $8.5 billion specifically for rural providers through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).   “Rural providers across West Virginia have worked tirelessly to provide quality, affordable healthcare to our fellow West Virginians during these difficult times while operating on … Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Manchin Wishes West Virginians a Happy Thanksgiving

A video of Senator Manchin’s statement can be found here Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement wishing West Virginians a happy Thanksgiving. “This year as West Virginians gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the great blessings we share as West Virginians and Americans. Growing up in Farmington, I was always taught that if you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings. And despite the challenges we … Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Legislation to Improve Transparency At VA Medical Centers Becomes Law

Charleston, WV - Today, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to improve transparency at VA medical centers was signed into law by President Joe Biden. This law will now require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to Congress a report on the use of security cameras in VA medical facilities.  “Over the past several years, West Virginia Veterans have lost faith in the VA system … Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

Manchin, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan 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, introduced the Outdoor Recreation Act. This bipartisan legislation would increase and improve outdoor recreation opportunities across the nation while improving infrastructure and driving economic growth in rural communities.“West Virginia is home to stunning public lands that bring tourists from around the nation to enjoy … Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

After Manchin, Capito Efforts, WV GEAR UP Gains Full Use Of $24 Million TO Support 17,500 High-Need Students In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded the resolution of an issue with the U.S. Department of Education and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission about the recent Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (WV GEAR UP) funding award. West Virginia GEAR UP will now be able to utilize the full $24 million award over the next seven years to serve … Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

Manchin Joins Charleston Mayor Goodwin For $1.75 Million Infrastructure Investment Announcement

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin to announce a $1.75 million infrastructure investment from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Charleston Capital Connector Project.“Investing in infrastructure projects across West Virginia will have a monumental impact on our communities and local economies. For months, I have been advocating for the Charleston Capital Connector Project, which will upgrade and improve the Kanawha … Continue Reading


November 19, 2021

Manchin Statement On 53rd Anniversary Of The Farmington Mine Disaster

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of the 53rd anniversary of the Consolidation Coal Company’s No. 9 Mine Tragedy in Farmington, West Virginia.“Fifty-three years ago West Virginia lost 78 brave coal miners in the Farmington No. 9 mine disaster. This immeasurable loss devastated the Mountain State, and to this day we feel the loss of our fellow West Virginians. My dear uncle John Gouzd, along with one of my neighbors and several high … Continue Reading

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