Press Releases

April 18, 2022

Manchin Statement On West Virginia's $99 Million Drug Epidemic Settlement With Johnson & Johnson

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on West Virginia’s $99 million settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), for their role in the opioid epidemic.“West Virginia has been ground zero of the opioid epidemic. We now know that was the intention of pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson when they flooded our communities with prescription pain medications,” said Senator Manchin. … Continue Reading


April 14, 2022

Manchin Opposes AIR Commission Recommendations For West Virginia VAMCs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his opposition to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recommendations to the AIR Commission for West Virginia’s VA Medical Centers (VAMC).“The VA’s recommendations to the AIR Commission are deeply flawed and will impact rural states like West Virginia far more than other parts of America. In West Virginia, three of our four VAMCs would be downsized, forcing our brave Veterans to travel … Continue Reading


April 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $8.2 Million For Twelve West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,275,627 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support twelve West Virginia healthcare providers. These awards are funded by the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), which received funds in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages. “The … Continue Reading


April 14, 2022

Manchin Announces $1.6 Million From American Rescue Plan To Strengthen Three West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,652,400 from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for two West Virginia hospitals and one health center to support COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and treatment and staffing to ensure these healthcare providers can continue providing quality healthcare services. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of its Community Facilities … Continue Reading


April 13, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Visits Alberta To Discuss North American Energy Security

Washington, DC - This week, Premier Jason Kenney welcomed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to Alberta, Canada to discuss increased energy and climate cooperation between Canada and the United States. During the visit, Chairman Manchin and Premier Kenney toured the oil sands and met with representatives from Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, the Canadian Federal Government and energy business leaders to … Continue Reading


April 13, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Community Development Funding for Iaeger

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Pioneer Community Bank in Iaeger, W.Va., will receive $170,699 through the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). The CDFI Fund was established to reinvest into economically distressed communities, generating further economic opportunity.“Investing in West Virginia’s communities … Continue Reading


April 12, 2022

Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Make Naloxone Available Over the Counter

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a bipartisan, bicameral group of thirty lawmakers in urging seven major manufacturers of naloxone to apply for over-the-counter (OTC) status for their naloxone products. Naloxone is a medication that rapidly reverses opioid overdoses, but it is only available with a prescription and may only be distributed and dispensed by certain entities. Despite the effectiveness of naloxone in reversing … Continue Reading


April 12, 2022

Manchin Statement on Highest Inflation in Four Decades

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on consumer inflation rising to 8.5%, the largest 12 month increase in four decades.“Let me be clear, inflation is a tax and today’s historic inflation data tells another chilling story about how these taxes on Americans are completely out of control. Hard earned wages and financial savings are disappearing faster every month as prices continue to climb, while the pain and frustration of … Continue Reading


April 11, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce WVDHHR Water Grant

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, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) will receive $280,000 through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s State Public Water System Supervision program.“To ensure all West Virginians have access to clean water to drink and … Continue Reading


April 11, 2022

Manchin Bill to Strengthen VA Oversight Unanimously Passes Senate

Washington, DC - Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jon Tester (D-MT) and John Boozman (R-AR), members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), unanimously passed the Senate. The Senators’ Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2021 would provide the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) the authority to subpoena testimony from former VA employees who have left federal service, former contractor personnel who performed work for the VA or … Continue Reading


April 11, 2022

Manchin Statement on FERC's Mountain Valley Pipeline Order

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a unanimous order progressing the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).“I’m glad to see FERC make the correct decision today by issuing a unanimous order in favor of progressing construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. MVP is a strategically important … Continue Reading


April 11, 2022

ICYMI: Senate Unanimously Passes Manchin Bill To Improve Public Land Mapping and Boost Recreation

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, Angus King (I-ME) and James Risch (R-ID) to enhance access to our nation’s outdoor recreational opportunities. The bipartisan Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into … Continue Reading


April 09, 2022

Manchin, Rounds To Biden: Don't Cut VA Medical Services For Elderly Veterans

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), led a group of twelve bipartisan Senators in calling on President Biden to consult with Congress and local stakeholders on a state-by-state basis on the potential impacts the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission recommendations would have, especially on elderly Veterans. “We write to you today expressing our extreme concern with the VA’s … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Announce $24.8 Million For Transit 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, and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced an additional $24,855,591 through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for public transportation across West Virginia.“Many West Virginians rely on public transportation to go to work, school and to pick up … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Manchin Leads Robust Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges to Domestic Critical Minerals Supply Chain

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the scope and scale of critical mineral demand and recycling of critical minerals. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, highlighted the need to responsibly develop a domestic critical minerals supply chain to meet growing demand and ensure America’s energy and national security.“From the technologies needed to support military readiness and combat climate change to the cell phones … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Manchin Statement on Vote to Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. The Senate voted 53-47 to confirm Judge Jackson.“Today, I was proud to cast my vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Jackson’s record and career are exemplary. She has shown tremendous grace through what has been a … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Senate Unanimously Passes Manchin, Barrasso, King, Daines Resolution Designating National Park Week

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, Angus King (I-ME), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, and Steve Daines (R-MT), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee, marking April 16 through April 24, 2022 as National Park Week. This year’s resolution, which was cosponsored by a record 61 U.S. Senators, … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $823K For Higher Education Research 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 $823,910 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research projects at West Virginia University (WVU) and Marshall University. The funding will support research to develop a new digital testing platform with high detection sensitivity for infectious diseases, cancers and cardiovascular disease, and research to investigate subterranean … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Delay End of Title 42, Ensure Comprehensive Plan in Place to Secure the Border

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and a bipartisan group of their colleagues introduced the Public Health and Border Security Act today to require all COVID-19 related national states of emergency to be lifted before Title 42 is officially terminated. The Biden administration has announced its plans to terminate the Title 42 order on May 23, a move Senators … Continue Reading


April 06, 2022

Manchin Questions Assistant Secretary of Defense, Commanders on Bringing Special Operations Training to West Virginia

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, questioned Christopher P. Maier, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, General Richard D. Clarke, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and General Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command/Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central … Continue Reading

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