Press Releases

November 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $8.3 Million For Prevention, Control Of 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 $8,338,272 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases.“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the importance of prevention and control measures for infectious diseases and any other public health threat … Continue Reading


November 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million To Support West Virginia Farmers, Food Banks

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three projects totaling $1,165,965 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support farmers and ranchers in West Virginia as well, as food banks across the state. “West Virginia farmers and ranchers work hard to provide food for West Virginians and support our economy. I am pleased USDA is investing in programs to provide training and … Continue Reading


November 05, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin Secures $6.9 Million To Support West Virginia Priorities

Charleston, WV -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $6,936,461 in funding for West Virginia in the past two weeks. Senator Manchin announced awards, ranging from regional airport support to youth substance use prevention and more. More details on the awards are listed below.  ·       $4,521,554 from the American Rescue Plan for West Virginia airports: Senator Manchin announced funding distributed through the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading


November 04, 2021

Manchin, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Resolution To Designate November As National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led 14 Senators in introducing a bipartisan resolution recognizing November 2021 as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month to bring attention to the children and youth experiencing homelessness across the country. In the United States, more than 1.4 million students experiencing homelessness during the 2018-2019 school year. In West Virginia, more than 9,500 students were identified as … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Manchin Announces American Rescue Plan Funding For West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $24,656 from the American Rescue Plan to West Virginia Mine Wars Museum in Matewan. The funding is allocated through the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) and will support the museum as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The American Rescue Plan continues to be a lifeline for many museums struggling to keep their doors open and serve their community due … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Manchin Announces Bipartisan Compromise On John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) released a bipartisan compromise on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bipartisan compromise was agreed to in order to gain support on both sides of the aisle while staying true to the same bipartisan blueprint followed by Congress in each of the five times it has previously enacted legislation to update and reauthorize the Voting Rights Act of … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Applaud Senate Passage of Bill To Improve Transparency at VA Medical Centers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today applauded the Senate passage of legislation Tuesday evening that would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to Congress a report on the use of security cameras in VA medical centers. The Senate-approved bill, which passed the House earlier this year, is sponsored by Representatives David McKinley (W.Va.-01), Alex Mooney (W.Va.-02), and Carol Miler (W.Va.-03), is companion … Continue Reading


November 02, 2021

Manchin Announces Service Academy Nominations

Recommends 36 students from across West Virginia Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced today that he will nominate 36 West Virginia students from 15 counties to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. This year, Senator Manchin is providing letters of recommendation to students who are seeking … Continue Reading


November 01, 2021

Manchin Statement On Death Of Miner Brian D. Wallen

Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of miner, Brian D. Wallen, at the Mingo Logan Coal Company’s Mountaineer II Mine in Sharples. “Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Brian D. Wallen. We are keeping his family, friends and loved ones in our prayers during this incredibly difficult time. Brian was an Assistant Chief Electrician with 25 years in the mines. His service to our state and … Continue Reading


November 01, 2021

Manchin Encourages West Virginians To Apply For Health Insurance During Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period

West Virginians interested in applying can learn more at acanavigator.com/wv/home or call at 1-844-WV-CARES Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reminded and encouraged West Virginians to apply for health insurance coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment Period, which begins today, November 1st and ends January 15th, 2022. West Virginians who enroll by December 15th can expect their coverage to begin by January 1st, 2022.  “Starting today, West … Continue Reading


November 01, 2021

Manchin Statement On Infrastructure And Reconciliation Negotiations

A video of Senator Manchin’s statement can be found here Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement about infrastructure and reconciliation negotiations. “I’ve heard a lot of mischaracterizations of my position since the President met with the House Democrats last Thursday, and I would like to make an attempt to clear up any confusion about where I stand on the legislation working its way through Congress.In all my years of public service, … Continue Reading


November 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1 Million For NASA Research Infrastructure Development Project 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 a total of $1,000,000 from NASA’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program to West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will be distributed over the next five years and will be used to support the implementation of the West Virginia Research Infrastructure Development (WV RID) Project, which will focus on … Continue Reading


October 29, 2021

Manchin Statement On Confirmation of Dr. Gupta To Lead Office of National Drug Control Policy

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the confirmation of Dr. Rahul Gupta to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). “Last night, yet another extraordinary West Virginian was confirmed to serve the American people, Dr. Rahul Gupta. As I said during his confirmation hearing, Dr. Gupta intimately understands the needs of communities across America, and would be the first physician ever to hold this position. His … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

Manchin Announces $4.5 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia Airports

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,521,554 from the American Rescue Plan for 9 airports in West Virginia. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide economic relief and increase safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. “West Virginia depends on our regional airports to serve as manufacturing and economic hubs and to bring new tourists to the Mountain … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Bill To Expand Employment Program For West Virginia Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand the Department of Labor (DOL) Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) to all 50 states and U.S. territories. The HVRP program offers job training services to Veterans experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.  Currently, no organization in West Virginia is receiving HVRP funding and in the past four years, only one organization … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

Manchin Statement on Announcement of Brad Smith As New Marshall University President

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announcement that Brad Smith will serve as the new President of Marshall University. “Brad Smith is a proud West Virginian and accomplished businessman. He is the perfect person to lead Marshall University in this next chapter and to be a force in helping our entire state succeed and grow. As CEO, Brad led Intuit for 11 successful years and continues to serve as the Executive Chairman, … Continue Reading


October 27, 2021

Manchin Applauds New Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Facility In Bridgeport

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the announcement by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Regional Jet (MHIRJ) on the plans for a facility in Bridgeport that will serve as a Component Repair and Overhaul (CR&O) facility. The new facility will expand the existing Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Facility located at the North Central West Airport, creating good-paying jobs and boosting West Virginia’s economic development. “MHIRJ is a great partner for West … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Support For West Virginia Farmers, Ranchers From USDA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $99,286 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide outreach and technical assistance to historically underserved farmers and ranchers. Specifically, this funding will support women within West Virginia’s agriculture sector and provide field-day workshops that will equip participants with skills, training, and hands-on experience. … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

Manchin Statement on Nomination of Jessica Rosenworcel to Lead Federal Communications Commission

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in support of President Biden’s nomination of Acting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair, Jessica Rosenworcel, for permanent FCC Chair. “Jessica Rosenworcel is an excellent choice to lead the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Her qualifications and competency make her the best person to lead the FCC, at a time when we need it most. I am pleased President Biden has nominated her to … Continue Reading


October 25, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Youth Substance Use Prevention In Elkview

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $125,000 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to the Regional Family Resource Network in Elkview through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. The DFC program helps establish collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce substance use among young people. In 2020 alone, 1.6 million adolescents aged 12 to … Continue Reading

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