Press Releases

April 23, 2021

Manchin: West Virginia To Receive $1.2 Million For Students Experiencing Homelessness In First Round Of American Rescue Plan Funding

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a roundtable with Department of Education Secretary Cardona, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and students from around the United States, including a student from West Virginia, to discuss the students’ own experiences with homelessness and the $800 million included in the American Rescue Plan that will help identify and assist students currently experiencing homelessness across the United States. West Virginia will … Continue Reading


April 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $99K For West Virginia Airports

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $99,162 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for three airports across West Virginia. "West Virginia airports are hubs for economic development and provide visitors and tourists with access to our beautiful state. The aerospace and tourism industries have been hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this funding from DOT … Continue Reading


April 23, 2021

Manchin Urges West Virginians To Participate In Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged West Virginians to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 24th. Drug Take-Back Day is an opportunity for the public to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by disposing of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. "Drug Take-Back Day is an important program that protects our communities, families, friends and loved ones by safely disposing of … Continue Reading


April 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $14.4 Million For West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $14,443,862 for Head Start programs across West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Head Start Emergency Supplemental grants that were allocated in the year-end funding package to support early childhood education and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Early education is … Continue Reading


April 23, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $53 Million From American Rescue Plan To Expand COVID-19 Testing In West Virignia

Video of Senator Manchin's statement on funding from the American Rescue Plan for COVID-19 testing can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $53,978,589 from the American Rescue Plan to expand COVID-19 testing across the state. "We know that widespread COVID-19 testing is one of the most effective ways to curb the spread of the virus in our communities. While more than 34% of West Virginians have received at least one … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Rural Development Loan 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 a $750,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to Woodlands Community Lenders in Elkins, West Virginia. This Rural Development Investment will be used to make loans to small businesses in Barbour, Randolph, and Tucker Counties and will create and retain hundreds of jobs. "Small businesses are the heart of our economy, and many have … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Manchin Votes For Bipartisan COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted for the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. The Senate passed the legislation 94-1. "The rise in hate crimes and harassment against Asian Americans throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic is unacceptable and un-American. Today, I voted for the bipartisan COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act because no American should be the subject of harassment and hate. This legislation is a fantastic example of what can be accomplished when Senators put … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Manchin, Scott Bill To Allow For Patients To Decide If They Are Treated With Opiods

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the bipartisan Non-Opioid Directive (NOD) Act, which would establish a non-opioid directive form that allows patients to notify health professionals that they do not wish to be treated with opioids. The NOD Act is based on legislation that has already passed in multiple states. "Every West Virginian has been impacted by the opioid epidemic that has ravaged our state and our people. Communities across the … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Manchin: American Rescue Plan Delivers $25 Million Increase In Food Assistance Benefits For West Virginians

Video of Senator Manchin's statement on food assistance benefits from the American Rescue Plan can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the American Rescue Plan will deliver $25 million in food assistance benefits for West Virginians by extending current SNAP benefit levels, giving West Virginians receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits an average monthly increase of $28 per person. The American Rescue Plan passed in … Continue Reading


April 21, 2021

Manchin: Permanently Reschedule Fentanyl Now To Save American Lives

To watch Senator Manchin deliver remarks on the Senate Floor click here Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered remarks on the Senate Floor urging Congress to pass his bipartisan bill, the FIGHT Fentanyl Act, which would permanently reschedule fentanyl and fentanyl related substances. "In 2019, 36,359 people died because of fentanyl. That's 51% of all overdose deaths that year. We know 2020 was a record year in drug overdoses, mainly driven by fentanyl … Continue Reading


April 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $418K For Rural Healthcare Providers 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 $418,872 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for two West Virginia rural healthcare providers. This funding is part of the HRSA community-based Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program, which expands and improves rural healthcare by innovative, evidence-based approaches tailored to the specific needs of the local … Continue Reading


April 21, 2021

Manchin Urges Internet Company CEOS To Not Leave West Virginians Who Rely On 2G, 3G Internet Services Behind

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 13 Senators in requesting information from the CEOs of Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T on their companies' plans to transition away from 2G or 3G services beginning in 2022. Many West Virginians currently rely on 2G or 3G services because for some West Virginians it is the only option in their area and is typically less expensive than 4G and 5G service plans. The Senators said in part, "Every day millions of Americans rely on … Continue Reading


April 21, 2021

Manchin Questions Administration Officials On Infrastructure Proposal, West Virginia Priorities

Video of Senator Manchin during the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing can be found here. Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge during the Senate … Continue Reading


April 20, 2021

Manchin Statement On Conviction of Derek Chauvin For The Murder Of George Floyd

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three counts in the killing of George Floyd. "Today the justice system worked and the rule of law delivered accountability for the murder of George Floyd. I commend Attorney General Keith Ellison and his team, the brave witnesses and jurors for the critical role they played in this trial. It is time for our country to move from … Continue Reading


April 20, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce WVU Awarded EPA Brownfields Technical Assistance

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, congratulated West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s recent announcement that it was selected as one of six organizations to receive a total of $11 million in grants to provide training and technical assistance to … Continue Reading


April 19, 2021

Manchin Cosponsors Pro Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he will be cosponsoring the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021. "After discussions with West Virginia labor organizations, who represent thousands of West Virginia workers, I am proud to announce my co-sponsorship of the PRO Act. Nearly half of new unions fail to reach a contract within their first year because their employers won't even come to the table. That is plain wrong. I support the commonsense reforms … Continue Reading


April 19, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $1.8 Million To Fight COVID-19 Variants In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $1,884,569 from the American Rescue Plan to help fight COVID-19 variants in the state. "As more and more West Virginians receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, but we must continue to listen to the guidance of medical professionals and the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Several new COVID-19 variants have been found in West Virginia … Continue Reading


April 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce National Science Foundation Award to WVU

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $50,000 for the West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) through the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding will support a research project that seeks to develop technology to assist the general public, military, first responders, and medical professionals with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). "The National Science … Continue Reading


April 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $17.2 Million For Health Centers 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 $17,265,820 for six health centers in West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "Our health centers are the backbone of our healthcare system and provide quality care for West Virginians, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am pleased HHS is continuing to invest in health centers across West Virginia to help … Continue Reading


April 16, 2021

West Virginia Delegation Calls On Administration To Approve Disaster Declaration For Severe Winter Storm

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3), urged President Biden to approve the Governor's request for a federal disaster declaration for the severe winter weather that affected Cabell, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, and Wayne Counties the week of February 10-16, 2021. The Members said in part, "As members of the West Virginia Congressional Delegation, we write … Continue Reading

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