Press Releases

May 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Congratulate The 2021 West Virginia Presidential Scholars

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today congratulated West Virginia students Kendra Goeddert from Greenbrier East High School, Nicholas Murphy from Parkersburg South High School and Zara Zervos from John Marshall High School for being selected as U.S Presidential Scholars. The Presidential Scholars Program honors graduating high school seniors for their academic achievement, accomplishments in the arts and technology fields, leadership, service … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin Provides Update On American Rescue Plan Direct Aid To West Virginians

Video of Senator Manchin’s statement on direct aid to West Virginians from the American Rescue Plan can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided an update on the direct aid West Virginians have received from the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan continues to deliver critical aid directly to West Virginians through stimulus checks, unemployment assistance, Child Tax Credits, Earned Income Tax Credit extensions and health insurance … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin: Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Applications Open To Expand Access For West Virginians

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program application can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that applications are open for the $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Eligible West Virginians can apply to offset the cost of receiving broadband access at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and can receive $50 off their monthly internet bill and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Manchin Leads Resolution Recognizing National Nurses Week, Thanks Nurses For Their Services

Washington, DC - Today on International Nurses Day, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led his colleagues in the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives in introducing a bipartisan, bicameral resolution marking May 6-12, 2021 as National Nurses Week to recognize the invaluable contributions made by nurses across West Virginia and America, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Nurses have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, going above and beyond the call of duty to take … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Manchin Bill To Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole, Eliminate Tax Breaks For Wall Street Investment Managers

Senator Manchin's legislation will eliminate private equity tax breaks and make wealthy fund managers pay ordinary income rates like workers do Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Carried Interest Fairness Act, which would close the carried interest tax loophole that benefits wealthy hedge fund managers on Wall Street. "For far too long, hedge fund managers working on Wall Street have not paid their fair … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan Letter In Support Of National Labs

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jim Risch (R-ID) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) led Senate colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) requesting the Endless Frontier Act be modified to recognize the leading role the Department of Energy and National Laboratories play in shaping … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $376K From National Science Foundation For Research Projects 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 $367,688 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects at West Virginia University Research Corporation. "The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for the Mountain State and our universities, and I am pleased they are investing in West Virginia University for two research projects," said Senator … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Manchin Bill To Restore DEA Ability To Crack Down On Dangerous Opioids

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the DEA Enforcement and Authority Act, which would restore the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) ability to effectively enforce our nation's drug laws. This legislation would make the critical changes requested by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act that passed in 2016 that would help the DEA crack down on suspicious opioid orders. "The drug epidemic is … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Manchin Statement On Sentencing of Clarksburg Serial Killer, VAMC Report

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the sentencing of a former Clarksburg VAMC nursing assistant for the murders at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) report. "The last several years have been incredibly painful for families and loved ones of the Veterans murdered at the Clarksburg VAMC. Although the sentence is long overdue, I was pleased to see this … Continue Reading


May 10, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $1.1 Million From The American Rescue Plan To Help West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $1,150,512 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address homelessness in West Virginia. These awards are funded through the American Rescue Plan and will provide Emergency Housing Vouchers to three housing authorities in West Virginia, which will help assist West Virginians experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. "Unfortunately, many of our fellow West Virginians are currently or at … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Manchin Bill To Improve U.S. Postal Service Delivery Service, Prevent Further Delays

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are introducing the Delivering Envelopes Judiciously On-time Year-round Act (DeJoy Act) to prevent changes that negatively impact delivery standards within the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The DeJoy Act would block USPS from moving forward with a new 10-year plan that weakens the agency's abilities to efficiently deliver mail, keeping standards established on January 1, 2021. "For rural … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million for Entrepreneur Assistance Project in Bluefield

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,095,000 investment for the Center for Applied Research and Technology in Bluefield, West Virginia. This project will foster new businesses, diversify product lines of existing business, streamline manufacturing processes, and create and retain jobs throughout southern West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Economic … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Manchin Launches New Web Page For Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

Congressionally Directed Spending Requests web page can be accessed at www.manchin.senate.gov/appropriations Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, launched a new web page for Congressionally Directed Spending requests. This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee will be allowing communities and non-profits the opportunity to request targeted funding through Congressionally Directed Spending, or Earmarks. The new webpage can … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Manchin Announces $475K From American Rescue Plan To Support West Virginia Health Centers

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $475,242 in funding from the American Rescue Plan to West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA), which represents safety-net health care providers and health centers across the state. "West Virginia health centers provide excellent care to their fellow West Virginians, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding from the American Rescue Plan will help the West Virginia Primary Care Association support health … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Manchin Applauds Pocahontas County School Chosen For Contact With International Space Station

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the announcement that Green Bank Elementary-Middle School (GBEMS) in Pocahontas County will be contacting astronaut Mark Vande Hei on the International Space Station on Friday, May 7th at 8:00 am. GBEMS was chosen through a competitive application process by Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), which is an international program that inspires students to pursue STEM careers. “West Virginia has a rich history … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin Hosts SBA Administrator Guzman For Virtual Information Session

To watch Senator Manchin's virtual event with SBA Administrator Guzman click here Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today hosted U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman for a virtual information session on the SBA's new Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Senator Manchin's office co-hosted the events with the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the WV District Office of the SBA. "West … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million EDA Investment for West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,500,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Natural Capital Investment Fund, Inc. (NCIF), in Charles Town, West Virginia. This grant will help NCIF provide critical access to flexible capital that will help small businesses in West Virginia recover and retool through the final stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was made available … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Manchin: American Rescue Plan Increased COVID-19 Vaccinations In West Virginia

Video of Senator Manchin's statement on the impact of the American Rescue Plan on COVID-19 vaccinations in West Virginia can be found here Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided an update on the number of West Virginians who have received the COVID-19 vaccine and the American Rescue Plan's impact on vaccination distribution and administration throughout the state. 31% of West Virginians are fully vaccinated and 36% of have received at least one dose. "West Virginia … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

West Virginia Delegation Calls On Administration To Approve Disaster Declaration For Heavy Rain Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3), urged President Biden to approve the Governor's request for a federal disaster declaration for the heavy rain storms that caused widespread damage including flooding, landslides and mudslides in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, and Wayne Counties beginning February 27th, 2021 through March 4th, 2021. The … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Manchin Named Most Bipartisan Senator For Third Year In A Row

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on CQ Roll Call’s bipartisan Congressional rankings. For the third year in a row, Senator Manchin has been ranked the most bipartisan Member of the Senate. In 2020, he crossed the aisle to vote with Republicans on nearly 40% of all votes taken. CQ Roll Call is the only ranking of bipartisanship based on actual votes taken by Members of Congress. “I have always prided myself on my efforts to reach across … Continue Reading

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