Press Releases

March 29, 2022

Manchin Calls For Extension of Title 42 Policy Due To Rising COVID-19 Cases Across the Globe

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky to extend the Title 42 policy due to rising COVID-19 cases across the globe and record migrant encounters. Senator Manchin said in part, “In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, encounters with migrants reached an all-time high of 1.7 million people. That is four times higher than the 400,000 encounters reported the previous year, and we are on pace to set … Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

Manchin Attends International Energy Agency 2022 Ministerial Meeting

Washington, DC - Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, traveled to Paris, France, to participate in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2022 Ministerial Meeting, an energy conference made up of industry leaders and representatives from across the globe.During the conference, Chairman Manchin highlighted the need for strategic partnerships with our friends and allies around the globe to strengthen our collective … Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

Manchin, Capito Lead 68 Bipartisan Senators In Urging Reversal Of UNHRC Commission On The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led 68 bipartisan Senators in urging U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to prioritize reversing the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) permanent Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With the rejoining of the United States to the UNHRC earlier this year, the bipartisan Senators encouraged Secretary Blinken and the … Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

Manchin Announces New Department of Energy Assistance Program In Mingo and Logan Counties

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected Mingo and Logan Counties as part of the Communities Local Energy Action Program (Communities LEAP). This first-of-its-kind initiative was designed to help traditional energy-producing communities create community-wide action plans that reduce local air pollution, increase energy resilience, lower utility costs and … Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $8.9 Million for COVID-19 Relief Reimbursement to West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $8,929,787 for West Virginia University (WVU) and WVU Medicine’s City Hospital. This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be used to reimburse emergency protective … Continue Reading


March 25, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce ARC Broadband 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 Regional Optical Communications (ROC) in Princeton, West Virginia, will receive a $300,000 grant through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the West Virginia Multi-Region Broadband Projects (Mbps) Accelerator Project. In addition to ARC funds, the … Continue Reading


March 25, 2022

Manchin Intends to Support Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his intent to support Supreme Court of the United States Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.“Senators have a constitutional obligation to advise and consent on a nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy and this is a responsibility I take very seriously. Just as I have with previous Supreme Court nominees, I met with Judge Jackson and evaluated her qualifications to be a Supreme Court Justice. After … Continue Reading


March 25, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce WVDEP Safe Drinking 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 Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will receive $119,000 through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s State Underground Water Source Protection program. “Every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to … Continue Reading


March 25, 2022

Manchin Statement on FERC's Natural Gas Pipeline Policy Course-Correction

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) reconsidered the policy statements on natural gas infrastructure projects it issued in February.“Today’s unanimous vote during FERC’s open meeting was a course-correction from their previous partisanship and I appreciate their willingness to address the significant concerns raised by … Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Manchin Opens Web Page For Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, opened his webpage for Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests, also known as earmarks. This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee will once again allow communities and non-profits the opportunity to request targeted funding through Congressionally Directed Spending in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations process.The webpage can be accessed by visiting … Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce USDA Rural Development Loans, Grants

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $749,250 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Awards program. “Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities creates good-paying jobs and spurs economic growth in the region and across the state. I am pleased USDA is investing in Randolph and Wood counties to improve their water … Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Manchin Cosponsors EQUAL Act To Fix Sentencing Disparity For Crack And Powder Cocaine

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) cosponsored the bipartisan EQUAL Act which would eliminate the crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and ensure those who are currently serving time under the previous law can receive a re-sentencing under the new law. The EQUAL Act was passed 361-66 by the U.S. House of Representatives.“For far too long there has been a disparity in crack and powder cocaine, disproportionately impacting the lives of many of our fellow … Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Manchin, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Grow The American Mining Workforce

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, introduced the Mining Schools Act of 2022. This bipartisan legislation will increase and improve opportunities for university and college mining and geological programs to prepare students to meet America’s future energy needs. “A strong and skilled mining workforce is critical to reducing our reliance … Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $239K For Ten West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $239,937.84 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support ten West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages. “The COVID-19 pandemic … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Manchin Statement On the Death of Madeleine Albright

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of Dr. Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State.“Gayle and I are saddened to learn of the death of Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State and longtime public servant. As a Senate staffer, National Security Council staff, Ambassador, and most notably as the first female Secretary of State under President Clinton - she embodied what public service should be. Secretary … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Manchin, Capito to Treasury: Don't Move the Goalposts On Emergency Rental Assistance For Rural States

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, led twelve bipartisan Senators in urging the U.S. Treasury Department to not move the goalposts on Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) 2 funds for states that have met the ERA requirements set by Congress, including West Virginia. The U.S. Treasury Department has indicated they plan to change the guidelines for states to receive their full … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Manchin Announces Funding For Snowshoe Resort Community District Economic Development Study

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $80,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Snowshoe Resort Community District in West Virginia to conduct a feasibility study to assess the employment market available to the District. The funding is part of the EDA’s Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC) program, which supports business development, economic growth and job creation through investing in coal communities across the country.  “The EDA … Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

Manchin Announces $174K From American Rescue Plan For Cancer Detection Research At Marshall University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $174,716 from the American Rescue Plan through the National Science Foundation (NSF) for cancer detection research at Marshall University. The funding will support the development of a new hybrid interactive machine learning software, which will allow cancer researchers to detect cancer areas quickly and with high accuracy. The software will benefit rural areas such as … Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5 Million in USACE Water And Wastewater Infrastructure Grants

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 funding for four projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Section 340 environmental infrastructure program, totaling $5,000,000. This funding is made possible through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and will help provide reliable water … Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Questions U.S. Commanders On Impact Of Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine For Iranian Oil Imports

Washington, DC - Last week, 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 General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the United States Central Command and General Stephen Townsend, Commander of the United States Africa Command. Senator Manchin questioned the witnesses about U.S. oil imports from Iran and the effects of the imports on Iran’s economy, and the Iranian … Continue Reading

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