Press Releases

June 04, 2021

Manchin Statement On Death Of Miner Nicholas David Adkins

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of coal miner, Nicholas David Adkins of Racine, at Marfork Coal Co.’s Horse Creek Eagle Mine. “Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Nicholas David Adkins. We send our sympathies to his family, friends and loved ones and we, along with every West Virginian, are keeping them in our prayers during this difficult time. This is the second devastating loss of a brave … Continue Reading


June 03, 2021

Manchin, Energy Secretary Granholm Kick Off Two Day Visit To Showcase West Virginia Energy Opportunities

Morgantown, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm kicked off a two day visit in Morgantown and Harrison County, met with West Virginia state legislators to discuss an all of the above energy approach and announced a new collaboration between Steel of West Virginia, a West Virginia manufacturer, and Dominion Energy, Ørsted Wind Energy, and Eversource, leaders in the growing U.S. offshore wind industry. “I am honored to … Continue Reading


June 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.3 Million for West Virginia COVID-19 Costs

Charleston, WV- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,358,087 from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to assist the state of West Virginia to reimburse costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will be used to offset costs from the purchase and distribution N95 respirators, surgical masks, isolation medical gowns, and state provided COVID-19 tests and … Continue Reading


June 02, 2021

Manchin Statement On Death Of Miner Trenten J. Dille

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of coal miner, Trenten J. Dille of Littleton, in a Marion County Coal Resources mine. “Gayle and I are heartbroken to learn of the death of Trenten J. Dille. Along with every West Virginian, we are keeping his family, friends and loved ones in our prayers during this incredibly difficult time. This loss is yet another reminder that our brave coal miners risk their lives every … Continue Reading


June 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $30.3 Million To Address COVID-19 Health Disparities

Charleston, WV- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $30,370,777 to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding is from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Initiative to Address COVID-19 … Continue Reading


June 02, 2021

Manchin, Bennet, Crapo Lead 33 Colleagues In Requesting Full Funding For The PILT Program

PILT Provides Counties and Local Governments with Critical Funding for Essential Services Charleston, WV- Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Richard Shelby (R-AL), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to fully fund the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for fiscal year … Continue Reading


June 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Behavioral Health Workforce Education at West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $195,760 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program at West Virginia University (WVU). This program aims to increase the supply of behavioral health professionals and improve the quality of … Continue Reading


June 02, 2021

Manchin: New Reports, More Speed Tests Prove West Virginia Needs Corrected Broadband Coverage Maps Now

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) submitted another group of speed tests from West Virginians to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to assist in efforts to quickly update the broadband coverage maps that dictate federal funding for broadband deployment for West Virginians and Americans without coverage. Over 2,400 West Virginians have submitted speed tests to Senator Manchin.  The Senator said in part, “After six years, one formal challenge process, and over … Continue Reading


June 01, 2021

Manchin: BSR Training Center At Summit Point Is Prime Location For Bureau Of Prisons New Facility

Charleston, WV- Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) highlighted the BSR Training Center at Summit Point as a prime location for the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) new training facility. Recently, the Bureau of Prisons released a Request for Information in regard to locating a facility to provide training for BOP law enforcement staff. Senator Manchin said in part, “I write to you today to bring BSR Training Center in Summit Point, West Virginia to your attention as a potential location … Continue Reading


June 01, 2021

Manchin Announces $1 Million From American Rescue Plan For Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,012,239 for the AFL-CIO Appalachian Council Head Start Emergency Supplemental Fund. This funding is from the American Rescue Plan and will help support early childhood education in West Virginia. “The American Rescue Plan has supported West Virginians in many different ways during the COVD-19 pandemic, including providing our youngest West Virginians with a quality … Continue Reading


June 01, 2021

Manchin Speaks At West Virginia Health Right West Side Clinic Grand Opening

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke at the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the West Virginia Health Right West Side Clinic in Charleston. West Virginia Health Right provides comprehensive, quality healthcare to uninsured or underinsured West Virginians. “Health Right is truly the safety net healthcare provider for any West Virginian in need. Like many other clinics across the Mountain State, Health Right is on the frontlines of providing … Continue Reading


June 01, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin, Graham, Hickenlooper Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Help Manufacturers Upgrade Facilities

Legislation Would Help Improve Efficiency And Reduce Carbon Footprint Of Small And Medium-Sized ManufacturersWashington, DC - Last week, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and John Hickenlooper (D-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation to help eligible small and medium-sized manufacturers upgrade their facilities to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.“Investing in energy efficiency is … Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Manchin Statement On Memorial Day

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day.“On Memorial Day, Americans pay tribute to the brave men and women who served our nation and paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we hold dear. Their sacrifices prove that America is a nation worth fighting for, and they serve as an inspiration to us all. As one of the states with the highest Veterans per capita, West Virginians know what it takes to protect … Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.5 Million for Research Initiatives at West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,510,924 in funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). These projects include initiatives within aging research, vision research, neurodevelopmental education, and understanding of neonatal sepsis. “West Virginia University continues to lead the nation in … Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Manchin Statement On Failed Vote To Create Bipartisan January 6th Commission

Video of Senator Manchin’s statement can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on the failed vote to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6th. “Before January 6, 2021, an attack on Congress and Democracy at our Capitol at the hands of our own citizens was unimaginable. In the 240 plus years of our great nation’s history, we have never seen an attack of this nature. Not even during our … Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Introduce Resolution Honoring Marshall Men’s Soccer Championship Team

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) this week introduced a resolution honoring the Marshall University Thundering Herd men's soccer team for winning the 2021 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's soccer national championship. “I am thrilled to congratulate Marshall University men’s soccer team for winning the NCAA College Cup National Championship,” Senator Manchin said. “Woven into the fabric of our Thundering … Continue Reading


May 27, 2021

Manchin: American Rescue Plan Supports West Virginia Businesses During COVID-19

Video of Senator Manchin’s statement on the American Rescue Plan impact on West Virginia businesses can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided an update on business assistance included in the American Rescue Plan, which extended programs like the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program and Restaurant Revitalization Fund to support West Virginia businesses. “The COVID-19 pandemic has … Continue Reading


May 27, 2021

Manchin Introduces West Virginia Air National Guardsman During Nomination Hearing For Department Of Defense Role

Video of Senator Manchin introducing Mr. Maier during the Senate Armed Services Committee nomination hearing can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), introduced Mr. Christopher P. Maier, nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict during the SASC nomination hearing. The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict is … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Manchin Questions Dr. Fauci And NIH Director On West Virginia Related Health Issues

Video of Senator Manchin’s questions during Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education hearing can be found here  Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States, and Dr. Francis Collins, Director of National Institute of … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Support Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts

Senator Manchin’s legislation would help protect the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, improve ecosystem management and increase environmental stewardship opportunities Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Chesapeake Bay Science, Education and Ecosystem Enhancement (SEEE) Act, which aims to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, strengthen fisheries management and expand environmental education programs for residents across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. … Continue Reading

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