Press Releases

November 19, 2021

Manchin Applauds Senate Passage Of Bill To Award Congressional Gold Medal To 13 Servicemembers Killed In Afghanistan

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded the unanimous Senate passage of his legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 servicemembers killed in Afghanistan. “This week the Senate unanimously passed legislation to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 servicemembers who perished in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021 during the evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies … Continue Reading


November 19, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin Secures $35.9 Million To Support West Virginia Priorities

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $35,997,867 in funding for West Virginia in the past two weeks. Senator Manchin announced awards, ranging from broadband expansion to economic development and more. More details on the awards are listed below.   $16,072,811 from American Rescue Plan to expand broadband access through West Virginia schools and libraries: Senator Manchin announced another $16,072,811 from … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Manchin Delivers Oath of Office to Dr. Gupta, ONDCP Director

To view photos of Dr. Gupta swearing in ceremony, click here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered the oath of office to Dr. Gupta, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Senator Manchin also gave remarks at Dr. Gupta’s swearing in ceremony. In September, Senator Manchin introduced Dr. Gupta during his nomination hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Senator Manchin’s remarks as prepared:  I am proud that yet another West … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce RAISE Grant For Infrastructure Improvements

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,750,000 Rebuilding Americas Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equality (RAISE) grant to support the Charleston Capital Connector Project. Specifically, the funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and will upgrade approximately 3.5 miles of the Kanawha Boulevard East and approximately 0.25 miles … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Manchin Urges Increased Oversight At VA Medical Centers During Veterans Affairs 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 Chris Wilber, Counselor to the Inspector General at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Brianna Ogilvie, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Policy and Oversight at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) during the SVAC committee … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $8.5 Million To Expand Broadband 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 West Virginia service provider Prodigi will receive $8,583,001 over the next decade from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to expand broadband across West Virginia. Prodigi is expected to provide broadband service to 4,771 locations across the Mountain State.  “Reliable, affordable … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Three ARC Grants

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $733,887 in grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). “The ARC remains a strong partner for the Mountain State through continued investments in West Virginia, our communities and local economies. I am thrilled ARC is investing in three projects to support wastewater system improvement in Reedy, as well recovery to … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Senators In Introducing Resolution To Designate November As National Adoption Month

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 31 bipartisan Senators in introducing a resolution designating November 2021 as National Adoption Month and November 20th, 2021 as National Adoption Day. The resolution recognizes and honors adopted children and families with adopted children, as well as encourages and promotes adoption in the United States. As of last year, over 424,000 children nationally were in foster care, including more than 7,000 in West Virginia. … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Manchin: Grim Milestone of 100,000 Overdose Deaths In a Year Requires Immediate Action to Address Devastating Drug Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged immediate action to address the drastic increase in overdose related deaths in the last year. From April 2020 to April 2021, provisional data shows that more than 100,000 Americans and 1,607 West Virginians died from drug related overdoses, the highest number ever recorded over a 12-month period. West Virginia continues to have the highest rate of overdose deaths in the country, with 90 deaths per 100,000 people, … Continue Reading


November 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $406K To Expand Telehealth Services At FamilyCare Health Center in Putnam County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $406,896 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the FamilyCare Health Center in Scott Depot, West Virginia to expand telehealth services. This funding will be used to purchase laptops and video conferencing software, as well as improve the network and network security to provide high quality medical services to West Virginians. … Continue Reading


November 15, 2021

Senator's Statement on Historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Being Signed into Law

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Mark Warner (D-VA) issued the following statement after the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was signed into law. The law represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation’s history.  “Today’s signing of the bipartisan Infrastructure … Continue Reading


November 15, 2021

Manchin Joins President Biden, Bipartisan Senators To Sign Infrastructure Bill Into Law

West Virginia benefits from the bipartisan infrastructure bill can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined President Biden and a group of bipartisan, bicameral Members of Congress at the White House for the signing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that will bring around $6 billion to West Virginia for infrastructure investments over the next five years. “Today, I was honored to join President Biden and my bipartisan, bicameral … Continue Reading


November 12, 2021

Manchin Speaks At West Virginia Association Of Optometric Physicians Annual Convention

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) addressed optometrists from across the state at the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians Annual Congress, which was held at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. Senator Manchin thanked West Virginia’s optometrists for the critical healthcare services they provide to West Virginians and reiterated the importance of passing his bipartisan Dental and Optometric Care (DOC) Access Act. The DOC Access Act would … Continue Reading


November 12, 2021

Manchin Opposes Nomination Of Dr. Robert Califf For FDA Commissioner

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to serve as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner. “Dr. Califf’s nomination makes no sense as the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc on families across this country with no end in sight. 2020 was the deadliest year on record for drug related overdose deaths with 1,386 West Virginians and nearly 95,000 Americans dying from a drug related … Continue Reading


November 11, 2021

Manchin Honors Veterans At Toyota West Virginia Event, Attends US-35 Ribbon Cutting

Buffalo, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) honored West Virginia Veterans at the Toyota West Virginia commemoration event in Buffalo, West Virginia. The commemoration honored brave Veterans and their sacrifices for our great nation through three donations to local Veterans organizations. Senator Manchin also attended the US-35 ribbon cutting ceremony.“Every year on Veterans Day, I’m honored to pay tribute to our Veterans who gave so much to protect our nation and to our Gold … Continue Reading


November 10, 2021

Manchin: American Rescue Plans Delivers Another $16 Million To Expand Broadband Access Through West Virginia Schools, Libraries

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced another $16,072,811 from the American Rescue Plan for 13 West Virginia schools, school districts, libraries and other education organizations as part of the third and fourth rounds of the Emergency Connectivity Fund. This funding is distributed through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help schools and libraries purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections … Continue Reading


November 09, 2021

Manchin, Capito Visit US Cellular 5G Wireless Pilot Site in Kingwood, West Virginia

To view photos of the visit, please click here  Kingwood, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) visited the new US Cellular 5G wireless tower pilot site in Kingwood, West Virginia. The site deploys new mmWave 5G technology that can deliver speeds in excess of 800 mbps download and 60 mbps upload to a home or business while also enabling 5G mobile broadband for the surrounding area.  US Cellular’s 5G wireless tower pilot in Kingwood is unique in … Continue Reading


November 09, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $113K To Boost Economic Development in Boone County

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $113,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to The Conservation Fund to support the city of Madison and Boone County in developing an outdoor recreational economy. The funding is part of the USDA Rural Development’s Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge and will be used to create a Resource and Recreation Action Plan to … Continue Reading


November 06, 2021

Manchin Statement On The Passing Of Former West Virginia House Speaker Bob Kiss

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of former West Virginia Speaker of the House, Bob Kiss. “Gayle and I are incredibly saddened by the death of former West Virginia Speaker of the House Bob Kiss. Bob and I worked together during our time in the state legislature and during my tenure as Governor. Bob exemplified the best of West Virginia and was dedicated to making the state the best it could be. After nearly two … Continue Reading


November 05, 2021

Manchin Praises House Passage Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) praised the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that will bring around $6 billion to West Virginia for infrastructure investments over the next five years. The Senate passed the legislation in August. “West Virginia has 1,545 bridges and more than 3,200 miles of highway in poor condition and 32 percent of trains and other transit vehicles in the state are past useful … Continue Reading

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