Press Releases

May 25, 2021

Manchin, Sinema Statement On January 6th Commission

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) issued the following statement on the need for a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6th. “The events of January 6th were horrific. We could never have imagined an attack on Congress and our Capitol at the hands of our own citizens. In the hours and days following the attack, Republican and Democratic members of Congress condemned the violence and vowed to hold those … Continue Reading


May 25, 2021

Manchin, State Auditor McCuskey Hold Ninth American Rescue Plan Information Session

West Virginia will receive at least $4 billion from the American Rescue Plan Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and West Virginia Auditor John B. “JB” McCuskey held the ninth information session on the American Rescue Plan benefits for West Virginia. “The American Rescue Plan continues to be vital to defeating the COVID-19 pandemic and helping our fellow West Virginians recover from the pandemic. Our local governments alone will receive $678.8 million in … Continue Reading


May 25, 2021

Manchin, Cramer Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill To Increase Access To Dental, Vision Care And Support Patients, Doctors

Legislation would give patients and doctors more control of healthcare decisions and increase access to dental and vision care for patients Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) reintroduced the Dental and Optometric Care (DOC) Access Act to give patients and doctors more control of their healthcare decisions and increase access to dental and vision care. This legislation would allow dentists, optometrists, and ophthalmologists to use the … Continue Reading


May 24, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.3 Million For AmeriCorps Projects 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 $5,318,111 from AmeriCorps to support four West Virginia organizations and 480 AmeriCorps members. “West Virginians have a long history of lending a hand to their neighbors and supporting their communities in the Mountain State. AmeriCorps projects have made an incredible impact on our “Wild and Wonderful” state. These projects will support … Continue Reading


May 24, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $200K For Recovery Point Of Huntington For Substance Use Prevention, Treatment

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Recovery Point of Huntington, an organization that provides several recovery programs for individuals with substance use disorder at no cost to the individual. Specifically, the funding will support overcoming recidivism for those with substance use disorders. “Every West … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Manchin Reintroduces Nine Bills To Address Growing Drug Epidemic

Charleston, WV - In recent weeks, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has reintroduced nine bills to address the growing drug epidemic facing West Virginia and the United States. In 2020, over 90,000 Americans died from drug related overdoses, which is the highest year of overdose deaths ever recorded, with over half of those likely involving an opioid or synthetic opioid. “The last year was the deadliest year on record for overdose related deaths. It is blatantly clear that we must do more … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

West Virginia Delegation Applauds Approval of Disaster Declaration For Heavy Rain Storms

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3) applauded President Biden’s approval of the 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 27, 2021 through March 4, 2021. The delegation sent a … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $200K To Protect Migratory Birds In 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 $200,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Nature Conservancy in West Virginia. This funding is through the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) to protect neotropical migratory birds on the Allegheny front. This project will purchase protected land for conservation in a key migration path … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2 Million for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases in 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 $2,027,042 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding is made available through CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Manchin Announces North Central Regional Aerotech Business Park Can Begin Construction

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the final Environmental Assessment for the North Central Regional Airport and found that there will be no significant impact from the new aerotech business park project. This approval allows the construction of the business park to begin, which is estimated to create more than 1,000 jobs and double the annual economic impact of the airport to over $2 billion. “The … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Manchin, Romney Introduce Bipartisan LifeBOAT Act To Establish Stewardship Fee To Support Substance Use Treatment

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Angus King (I-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the bipartisan Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act, which would establish a stewardship fee to provide and expand access to substance use treatment. In 2020, over 90,000 Americans died from … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million For Infrastructure Project in Hinton

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,550,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the city of Hinton for an infrastructure project. This project will be matched with $2,000,000 in state and local funds and will be used to replace 13,010 linear feet of terracotta sewer lines, separate stormwater flows from sanitary sewer collection lines and upgrade UV … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Manchin, Colleagues Press CEQ for Status Update on USE IT Act Implementation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today led a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Brenda Mallory inquiring about the status of CEQ’s implementation of the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act, legislation that would support carbon utilization and direct air capture research. In addition to Senator Manchin, the following senators cosigned the letter: Senators … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Manchin Announces $14.6 Million From American Rescue Plan For Mental Health Services, Substance Use Prevention And Treatment

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $14,604,959 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The funding was included in the American Rescue Plan and will help West Virginia provide comprehensive mental health services and prevention, treatment and recovery programs for substance use disorder.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional burdens on many West … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Manchin Provides Update On American Rescue Plan Funding For West Virginia Local Governments

Video of Senator Manchin’s update on American Rescue Plan funding for local governments can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided an update on the funding included in the American Rescue Plan for local governments in West Virginia. The Treasury Department recently provided updated guidance on funding for states, cities, counties and municipalities.  “When we passed the American Rescue Plan in March, states were given estimates on funding they would … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Manchin, Klobuchar, Kennedy, Burr Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Privacy of Consumers’ Online Data

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Kennedy (R-LA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) reintroduced the bipartisan Social Media Privacy Protection and Consumer Rights Act to protect the privacy of consumers’ online data. As online platforms capture user behavior and personal data for advertising purposes, this bill aims to enhance data privacy protections by ensuring companies give consumers control over how their personal data is being used. Specifically, … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Manchin Receives Commitment From VA Nominee To Address VA Accountability And Reform After Clarksburg VAMC Murders

Video of Senator Manchin during Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), received a commitment from Donald Remy, nominee for Deputy Secretary of the VA, that he will work to address VA accountability and reform after the Clarksburg VAMC murders. The Deputy Secretary of the VA is the chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.2 Million For Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke Prevention and Management

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,209,080 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to improve West Virginians’ health through preventing and managing diabetes, heart disease and strokes. “West Virginia has one of the highest rates of diabetes, stroke and heart disease related issues in the … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito, Cardin, Graham Reintroduce Bill to Cut Red Tape for Broadband Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) today reintroduced the Eliminating Barriers to Rural Internet Development Grant Eligibility (E-BRIDGE) Act, legislation that would remove obstacles for broadband projects to receive Economic Development Admini­­stration (EDA) grants. The bill helps ensure local communities can partner with the private sector to implement critical broadband projects.   “The … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Manchin Questions CDC Director On Drug Epidemic In West Virginia, American Manufacturing Of Critical Medicines

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 Center for Disease Control (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and Principal Deputy CDC Director Dr. Anne Schuchat during the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education hearing on the annual budget … Continue Reading

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