Press Releases

March 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Prevent Cuts To Medicare Healthcare Provider Payments During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led four Senators in introducing the bipartisan Medicare Sequester Relief Act which would prevent substantial cuts to Medicare payments for healthcare providers from taking effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Medicare payment cuts were delayed in the year-end package until March 31st, 2021 because many West Virginia healthcare providers rely on payments from Medicare now more than ever before to help … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Introduce Nation's First Comprehensive CO2 Infrastructure Bill

Bipartisan bill boosts carbon capture infrastructure - reducing emissions and creating more than 13,000 jobs per year Washington, DC - Infrastructure to support carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) technology remains underdeveloped in the United States, leaving a critical gap in what is needed to deploy of this crucial tool in the fight against climate change. To address this issue, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm U.S. Trade Representative Tai

Tai was confirmed 98-0 with strong bipartisan support Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Katherine Tai as the United States Trade Representative. "This evening I voted to confirm Katherine Tai as the U.S. Trade Representative. Throughout her career, Ms. Tai has excelled as a trade negotiator for the United States. Ms. Tai has proven that she is willing to examine trades deal from every angle to find the best options for the United States and West … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Manchin Bill To Ease Burden On Families Of Deceased Miners

Senator Manchin's legislation will eliminate unnecessary bureaucratic requirements standing in the way of families and their benefits Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led five Senators in introducing the Relief for Survivors of Miners Act to ease the burden on surviving families of miners who pass away due to black lung disease. Too often, survivors of deceased miners face difficulties in securing the benefits to which they are entitled, due to bureaucratic proof … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm SBA Administrator Guzman

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Isabel Guzman as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). "Today I voted to confirm Isabel Guzman as SBA Administrator. The SBA oversees many programs that help West Virginia businesses like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and new programs included in the American Rescue Plan to support our restaurants and shuttered venues. As the daughter of a small business … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million For Maternal And Child Health Services Across 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 $1,549,614 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services in West Virginia. "West Virginia mothers and children deserve access to quality, affordable healthcare, regardless of where they live. As we continue to fight the … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $12.4 Million For Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention And Treatment Grants 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 $12,407,512 in Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grants (SABG) and Mental Health Block Grants (MHBG) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources from the year-end spending package. "For over a year, West Virginians have adapted to a new way of life, which has isolated many of our fellow West Virginians from their … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Manchin Bill To Protect Children From Abuse, Support At-Risk Families During COVID-19 Pandemic

Senator Manchin's legislation would bolster efforts by Child Protective Services and non-profits to help families under stress during COVID-19 pandemic Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led eight Senators in introducing S.462, the Emergency Funding for Child Protection Act, which would provide $500 million in emergency funds for local child protective services and $1 billion for community-based child abuse prevention programs. Senator Manchin recently secured $350 million to … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Manchin Reminds West Virginians To Apply For Health Insurance During ACA Open Enrollment Period

West Virginians interested in applying can learn more at acanavigator.com/wv/home or call at 1-844-WV-CARES. Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reminded and encouraged West Virginians to apply for health insurance coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period, which ends May 15, 2021. "Many West Virginians and their families have lost their healthcare coverage through no fault of their own due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ACA Special Enrollment … Continue Reading


March 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Economic Development Project in Tucker County

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will invest $50,000 into a Feasibility Study Project in Tucker County, West Virginia. This project will support the Tucker County Development Authority in an initiative to improve their waste water infrastructure. In turn, this project will create new job opportunities and attract private … Continue Reading


March 12, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce USACE Investment for Water Extension Projects in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,000,000 in funding through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the Gilbert Hanover Waterline Extension Project and the Contract 19 Water Extension Project. These extension projects will help provide reliable, safe drinking water to residents in Mingo, Wyoming, and Fayette counties. "Every West Virginian and American deserves clean … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Manchin Receives Notification On West Virginia Vaccine Allocation Increase, 9 Health Centers Eligible To Order Vaccine Doses

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received an update on the seventh weekly increase in COVID-19 vaccine allocation for West Virginia. West Virginia will receive an increase of 4,680 first and second Pfizer vaccine doses. Overall, West Virginia will receive 37,000 first and second Moderna doses, 51,400 first and second Pfizer doses, and 2,200 Johnson & Johnson doses next week. In addition, nine health centers across West Virginia have been invited to order COVID-19 … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Manchin, Collins Reintroduce Bill To Provide Broadband And Hotspots To Rural Americans

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME), reintroduced the bipartisan Hotspots and Online Technology and Services Procurement for our Tribes and States (HOTSPOTS) Act which would create a 2-year, $200 million hotspot pilot program with a minimum allotment of $2 million per State to allow States, Tribes, and Territories to purchase and distribute Internet-connected devices to libraries in low-income and rural areas. "Every American and West Virginian … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Manchin Will Vote To Confirm Becerra As Secretary Of Health And Human Services

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), released the following statement on his decision to vote to confirm California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "As our nation faces deep divides and a healthcare crisis that has taken the lives of far too many Americans, we must commit to working together to heal our nation. While Attorney General Xavier Becerra and I have very different records on issues … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Improve Broadband Access For Rural Students

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Connected Rural Schools Act to help close the digital disconnect for rural students. This bipartisan legislation will ensure that broadband and other internet accessibility technologies are eligible for funding from the existing Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program. "Access to reliable broadband is crucial in the 21st century and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many West Virginian … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Manchin Discusses Impacts Of His Bipartisan Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act During Veterans 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), discussed the need for the Senate to pass his bipartisan Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act during a Senate Veterans Affair Committee hearing on military toxic exposures. Senator Manchin's legislation would address a barrier currently preventing many Veterans from receiving … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Assistance to Firefighters Grants Across 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 $126,729 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for several Fire Departments in West Virginia. This funding was made available through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. "Every day firefighters across West Virginia risk their lives to protect their fellow West Virginians. … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm EPA Administrator Regan

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Michael Regan as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. "Today I voted to confirm Michael Regan as EPA Administrator. Mr. Regan has proven his willingness to work across the aisle to implement commonsense policies that help states like West Virginia that have been impacted by changing energy markets. Mr. Regan has also fought to address the impacts of PFAS contamination, an issue many West Virginians … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Senators Manchin, Capito Introduce Legislation To Modernize 48A Tax Credit For CCUS Retrofit Projects

Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Would Advance Adoption of CCUS Technology to Support Domestic Energy Security, Reduce Emissions 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) reintroduced the Carbon Capture Modernization Act, legislation to modernize the Section 48A tax credit for coal facilities to better support the use of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology. The … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Manchin, Local Leaders Discuss Benefits Of COVID-19 Relief Package For West Virginia Local Governments

Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended a virtual roundtable with members of the West Virginia Municipal League (WVML), West Virginia Association of Counties (WVACO) and County Commissioners Association of West Virginia (CCAWV) to discuss and answer questions about the at least $4 billion in direct federal funding and the benefits to West Virginia local governments. Senator Manchin secured this funding for West Virginia in the American Rescue Plan that passed … Continue Reading

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