Press Releases

September 26, 2023

Manchin Announces $2 Million to Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,011,050 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen healthcare services throughout West Virginia. The funding will specifically expand access to substance use disorder and mental health services as well as advance vital research into diversifying the biomedical workforce. “I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $2 million to improve health services … Continue Reading


September 26, 2023

Manchin Announces $2.3 Million for Two West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,310,476 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the West Side Volunteer Fire Fighters in Saint Albans and the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department in Brandywine. The funding will provide critical resources to the fire departments to strengthen fire safety, equip and train personnel and promote public safety. “Our brave … Continue Reading


September 26, 2023

Manchin Announces $19.4 Million for Infrastructure Upgrades to Appalachian and Ohio Railroad

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $19,442,500 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the Appalachian and Ohio Railroad, which is based out of Buckhannon, West Virginia. The funding will support a variety of infrastructure upgrades to the railroad, including rehabilitating tunnels, tracks and locomotives. “To keep West Virginia moving forward, we must ensure our … Continue Reading


September 26, 2023

Manchin Announces $6.4 Million to Strengthen Justice Systems, Promote Public Safety Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $6,499,254 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to strengthen public safety throughout West Virginia. The funding will specifically be used to expand substance use disorder treatment and recovery services, support local law enforcement, bolster forensic science research and services and prevent domestic violence. “All West Virginians deserve to feel safe in their communities, … Continue Reading


September 25, 2023

Manchin Announces $690K for Workforce Development, Economic Planning in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $690,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Randolph County Development Authority and the Regional Intergovernmental Council in South Charleston. The funding will support workforce development and job training in Randolph County, as well as economic development planning for Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Putnam Counties. “Investing in our local communities … Continue Reading


September 25, 2023

Manchin Meets with Mountain Valley Pipeline Workers in Charleston

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, attended the Pipeliners Local 798 Regional Meeting in Charleston and met with pipeline workers from West Virginia and across the country who have been working on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Senator Manchin began championing the effort to complete the pipeline in February 2022, which will create more than 4,500 jobs to finish construction, generate $50 million in tax … Continue Reading


September 25, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin’s Bipartisan Mining Schools Act of 2023 Passes Out of Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, Mining Schools Act of 2023 was recently passed out of the ENR Committee by a voice vote. Introduced in March, the bipartisan legislation will increase and improve opportunities for university and college mining and geological programs, like those at West Virginia University, to prepare students to meet America’s future energy needs. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure … Continue Reading


September 25, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin: Because of the IRA We Are Producing Fossil Fuels at Record Levels

Charleston, WV - On Friday, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed from Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “Because of the Inflation Reduction Act, we are producing fossil fuels at record levels. Annual natural-gas production hit nearly 36 trillion cubic feet last year and is expected to exceed 37 trillion in 2023. We are on track to produce more than 4.6 billion barrels of oil in 2023, the highest annual production ever. In West … Continue Reading


September 22, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin, Barrasso Introduce Legislation to Reduce Wildfire Risk, Improve Forest Health

Charleston, WV —U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the ENR Committee, introduced the Promoting Effective Forest Management Act of 2023. This bipartisan legislation would reduce catastrophic wildfire risk and improve forest health. “Our country has seen devastating wildfires that have affected countless communities and people across the nation. That is why I am proud to cosponsor the … Continue Reading


September 21, 2023

Senate Passes Manchin Bipartisan Resolution Establishing National Warrior Call Day

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate passed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) bipartisan resolution to designate November 12, 2023, as National Warrior Call Day, which encourages Americans across the country to reach out to those who have served or are currently serving to remind them they are not alone and connect them with mental health resources if needed. Our nation’s Veterans continue to die from suicide at significantly higher rates — 57% — than those who have not served; it is the … Continue Reading


September 21, 2023

Manchin, Energy and Natural Resources Committee Clear Mining Schools Act of 2023 and Other Pending Legislation

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a business meeting to consider pending legislation.   The Committee considered 21 public lands, recreation and energy bills that were all passed out of the Committee by a voice vote, including Chairman Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) bipartisan Mining Schools Act of 2023. During his opening remarks, Chairman Manchin commented on the Mining Schools Act of 2023. “I want to briefly acknowledge the Mining Schools Act which … Continue Reading


September 21, 2023

Manchin Announces $7.4 Million to Strengthen Health Services Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced seven West Virginia organizations will receive $7,410,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand and strengthen health services for West Virginians. These federal awards are seven of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2023 funding bill. “I’m proud to have … Continue Reading


September 20, 2023

Manchin, Kennedy Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Urging NATO Allies to Meet Defense Spending Pledge

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced a resolution urging all member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to apply a minimum of 2% of their gross domestic product (GDP) towards defense spending. “To effectively confront the vast range of security risks we face—including those from Russia and China, as well as global cyberattacks—our NATO allies must fully meet their defense spending commitments. Peace and stability do not come … Continue Reading


September 20, 2023

Senate Passes Manchin, Bipartisan Senators Resolution Dedicating September As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jack Reed (D-RI), Tim Scott (R-SC), Bob Casey (D-PA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) bipartisan resolution to recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children past infancy; in 2023, an estimated 9,910 children under the age of 14 will be diagnosed with cancer and about 1,040 will die of … Continue Reading


September 20, 2023

Manchin Announces $11.9 Million for Water, Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $11,977,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for four West Virginia projects. The funding will upgrade and improve water and wastewater infrastructure for communities across the state. “The Appalachian Regional Commission continues to be a strong partner in revitalizing and strengthening our communities, and these investments are great news for the Mountain State. … Continue Reading


September 20, 2023

Manchin Announces $10.4 Million to Strengthen Health Services Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced three West Virginia organizations will receive $10,434,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for five projects to expand and strengthen health services for all West Virginians. These federal awards are five of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2023 funding … Continue Reading


September 20, 2023

Manchin Questions FCC on Protecting Our Communications Network from Adversaries and Expanding Broadband in West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel in a Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the importance of the Rip and Replace Program, which strengthens our national security by helping American communication providers remove vulnerable equipment produced by Huawei and ZTE to protect our networks from foreign adversaries. Senator … Continue Reading


September 19, 2023

Manchin Announces $500K to Support West Virginia Pipeline Safety, Emergency Preparedness

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for the West Virginia Division of Emergency Management. The funding will support pipeline safety and emergency response preparedness across the state. “Ensuring the safety of our pipelines is … Continue Reading


September 19, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.7 Million for Four West Virginia Research Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,734,085 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for four research projects at West Virginia University and Marshall University. The funding will support vital research into magnetic materials, the disruption of opioid supply chains, aerosol jet printing and educational strategies for introductory physics courses. “I’m pleased the National Science Foundation is … Continue Reading


September 19, 2023

Manchin Congratulates the 2023 West Virginia National Blue Ribbon Schools

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Jayenne Elementary School in Fairmont, Ritchie Elementary School in Wheeling and Sherman Elementary School in Comfort for being recognized as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Since its creation in 1982, the Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has recognized the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging … Continue Reading

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