Press Releases

May 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Unveil New Sign at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

To watch Senators Manchin and Capito unveil the new sign click here Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today unveiled new signage at the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act-legislation to redesignate the New River Gorge National River as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve-was included in a year-end … Continue Reading


May 04, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $545K From The American Rescue Plan To Support Mothers And Children

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $545,359 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The award is funded through the American Rescue Plan and will help give pregnant women, mothers and families, especially those considered at-risk, the skills and resources to raise physically, socially, and emotionally healthy … Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan Resolution To Honor Our Nation's Teachers

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a bipartisan resolution to designate this week, May 3-7, 2021, as National Teacher Appreciation Week to honor teachers, recognize their important work, thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success and acknowledge the additional role teachers have played in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "West Virginia's teachers are the backbone of our state. Over the past year, our teachers have gone … Continue Reading


April 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million For Broadband Infrastructure In Webster County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,936,080 for the Webster County Economic Development Authority for Phase II of the Webster County Broadband Initiative from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). This award will be matched with $484,020 in local funds and will help create a broadband network that will serve 830 households and 80 … Continue Reading


April 30, 2021

Manchin, Scott Reintroduce Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) reintroduced the bipartisan Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act, which seeks to increase transparency for those looking to acquire student loans on a federal level. The legislation would provide applicants with a clear and succinct disclosure form, empowering them to be responsible borrowers. “Right now, federal student loan disclosure forms are complicated, lengthy and filled with unhelpful legal jargon. But … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin, Brown, Casey, Kaine and Warner Reintroduce Legislation To Invest In And Restore Coal Communities

Senator Manchin leads reintroduction of Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Fee Extension Act of 2021 and Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More (RECLAIM) Act of 2021 To view Senator Manchin reintroduce the AML Fee Extension Act and the RECLAIM Act, click here. Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Tim Kaine … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin Calls For Permanent Fentanyl Rescheduling After Senate Passes Extension

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on Congress to pass permanent rescheduling of fentanyl and fentanyl related substances after the Senate unanimously passed an extension of the temporary fentanyl rescheduling through October 22, 2021. "Today the Senate passed a temporary rescheduling extension for fentanyl and fentanyl related substances through October 22nd. This extension is a step in the right direction, but we must do more," said Senator Manchin. "Last year … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Gayle Manchin As ARC Co-Chair

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Senate's unanimous confirmation of Gayle Manchin to be the Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). "I am pleased the Senate has confirmed my wife, Gayle Manchin, to lead the Appalachian Regional Commission. ARC is a vital partner to all those working and living in Appalachia, and I know that Gayle will bring the experience and skills necessary to successfully lead the … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities In Drinking Water And Wastewater Infrastructure Act

MANCHIN SECURES WEST VIRGINIA PRIORITIES IN DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE ACT Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured West Virginia priorities in the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021. The Senate passed the legislation 89-2. "I always say that every West Virginian and American deserve clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe. Today, I voted for the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, which includes major … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito, King Bill To Prioritize Public Safety When FDA Approves New Opioids

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the FDA Accountability for Public Safety Act which would ensure experts are heard when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers new, dangerous opioid medications. In 2020, over 90,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, and it is likely that 51% of those deaths involved opioids or synthetic opioids. "In 2020, over 246 Americans died every day from drug overdoses - the … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin Provides Update On American Rescue Plan Housing Assistance For West Virginians

Video of Senator Manchin's statement on housing assistance included in the American Rescue Plan can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided an update on housing assistance for West Virginians included in the American Rescue Plan. West Virginia is receiving $1,246,924 in the first round of funding from the American Rescue Plan to identify and assist students experiencing homelessness and $28,290,754 from the HOME Investments Partnerships program to fund … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Manchin Supports Overturning Harmful Methane Regulations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his support for the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Trump Administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Methane Rescission Rule that amended previous standards and reversed methane emissions regulations. The Senate approved the Congressional Review Act 52-42. "Today the Senate corrected an unnecessary decision made by the Trump Administration that ignored the innovation efforts … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Manchin Reintroduces Bill To Protect Americans From Dangerous Opioids

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Protecting Americans from Dangerous Opioids Act, which would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove one opioid medication currently on the market for every new opioid medication that they approve. "Last year was the highest number of overdose deaths the United States has ever recorded, with likely over half of those involving an opioid or synthetic-opioid. It's simply heartbreaking to lose so many … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce NASA Project Funding for WVU

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $199,999 from NASA's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Rapid Response Research (R3) program to West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will support two individual projects at WVU that were selected through a competitive process. "West Virginians have always played a role in NASA's developments and achievements, … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Manchin Questions Witnesses On Business Practices, Waste Within The Department of Defense

Video of Senator Manchin during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Department of Defense's management challenges and opportunities can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned a panel of witnesses on the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) business practices and management challenges and opportunities during the SASC hearing. Senator Manchin questioned Mr. Peter Levine, Senior Research … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Hepatitis Surveillance, Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioids

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $393,182 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Integrated Viral Hepatitis Surveillance to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Of the total awarded, $78,659 is specifically appropriated to address the infectious disease consequences of opioid use in West Virginia. "Every West Virginian has … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1 Million From National Science Foundation For Research 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 $1,049,182 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three research projects in West Virginia. "West Virginia continues to be a leader in many research fields, including biology and technology. The National Science Foundation is a great partner for the Mountain State, and I am pleased by the continued investment in our state," said Senator … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Manchin Votes Against Janet McCabe For Deputy EPA Administrator

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote against the nomination of Janet McCabe for Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "I could not support Janet McCabe's nomination. During her time as Acting Assistant Administrator of the EPA, she was one of the chief architects of the Clean Power Plan that would have required coal plants to use unproven technology. I firmly believe that we need to invest in … Continue Reading


April 26, 2021

Manchin Bill To Change FDA Culture, Address Role In Drug Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Changing the Culture of the FDA Act, which would amend the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mission statement to include the agency's responsibility for addressing the ongoing drug epidemic. "In 2020, more than 87,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, and we can safely assume that 51% of those deaths involved opioids or synthetic opioids. The FDA must acknowledge their involvement in this national crisis that has … Continue Reading


April 26, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Replace Diesel School Buses in West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $180,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace older, diesel school buses in West Virginia. This funding will be made available through rebates from the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), which was reauthorized as part of the FY21 year-end funding package … Continue Reading

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