Press Releases

April 15, 2021

Manchin: West Virginia To Receive Over $260 Million To Address Child Care Needs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that West Virginia will receive $260,446,267 from the American Rescue Plan to help address the child care needs that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. "Across West Virginia child care access has become increasingly difficult, with child care providers putting themselves at risk to keep their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic to care for children of essential workers and support parents. Without accessible, … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Research Grant for West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $391,560 to West Virginia University (WVU) to support research on changes in Coenzyme A levels. This funding was made available through a competitive grant program from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). "West Virginia University continues to be a leader in many research fields, including medicine and biology. I'm pleased … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Manchin, Capito Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill To Rein In National Debt

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation to rescue endangered federal trust funds and rein in national debt Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led their colleagues in reintroducing the Time to Rescue United States' Trusts (TRUST) Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill which would create a process to rescue the endangered federal trust funds and rein in the national debt. "Future generations of Americans should not be burdened by our poor financial … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Manchin Chairs Cybersecurity Subcommittee Hearing On SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange Hacks

Video of Senator Manchin's opening statements during the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee hearing can be found here Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, led the subcommittee hearing on the cybersecurity protocols and strategies at the Department of Defense (DoD). After two recent, large scale hacks of SolarWinds and the Microsoft Exchange Server, Senator Manchin questioned a panel of witnesses on … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Manchin Statement On Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on President Biden's announcement to withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. "After nearly 20 years, it is time to bring America's troops home once and for all. I speak for a grateful nation when I say we will never forget the sacrifices our military servicemen and women and their families made to bravely protect our nation in the face of terrorism. As we move forward, we … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Manchin Encourages West Virginians To Apply For Health Insurance During ACA 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) Special Enrollment Period. President Biden recently extended the Special Enrollment Period until August 15th, 2021. "Every West Virginian deserves access to affordable, reliable healthcare, and I'm pleased President … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Manchin Applauds N3 Expansion In Charleston

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded N3's expansion in Charleston, creating 100 new jobs. N3, part of Accenture, is an Atlanta-based business-to-business firm that combines specialized sales talent with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to enable smarter, more efficient sales interactions for global technology companies. "Today's announcement about the expansion of N3 in Charleston is wonderful news for the Mountain State. Not only will … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Manchin: West Virginia To Receive Increase In Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), received an update on the weekly increase in COVID-19 vaccine allocation for West Virginia. Next week, West Virginia will receive an increase of 2,340 Pfizer doses, with the state receiving 56,160 first and second Pfizer doses, and an increase of 3,000 Moderna doses with the state receiving 41,600 first and second Moderna doses. "As of today, over 24.4% of West Virginians have been fully vaccinated and 33.7% of West Virginians have … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1 Million For Agriculture Workforce Training 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 $1,000,000 for workforce training at Pierpont Community & Technical College and Sprouting Farms' Greenville Farm Kitchen and at the Eastern Workforce Opportunity Regional Center and Services through the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Both programs work to provide students with the skills and … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Manchin Urges Administration To Implement $800 Million Fund To Support Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Senator Manchin led bipartisan Senators in urging Education Secretary Cardona to work with the Senators to provide broad support for youth and children experiencing homelessness using the $800 million fund included in the American Rescue Plan Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led five bipartisan Senators in urging U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to implement the $800 million fund included in the American Rescue Plan to support children and youth … Continue Reading


April 09, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $28 Million From American Rescue Plan For Affordable Housing In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $28,290,754 for affordable housing programs in West Virginia. The awards are funded through the American Rescue Plan and distributed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). "Every West Virginian deserves to have a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional burdens on many West Virginians due to high unemployment, unstable living conditions and job … Continue Reading


April 08, 2021

Manchin Holds Meetings In Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling To Highlight Direct Local Relief Funding

West Virginia cities and counties will receive $677 million in direct funding from the American Rescue Plan Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) met with Wood, Jackson, Wirt, Tyler, Ritchie, Pleasants, Ohio, Hancock, Marshall, Wetzel, Brooke, Monongalia, Marion and Preston county officials to discuss the benefits of millions of dollars in direct local funding coming to West Virginia's cities and counties following passage of the American Rescue Plan. Senator Manchin voted … Continue Reading


April 08, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $28 Million From American Rescue Plan For COVID-19 Vaccines In West Virginia

Charleston, WV- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $28,436,500 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to support and expand COVID-19 vaccine programs across West Virginia. The award is funded through the American Rescue Plan and is distributed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "As we continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic, we must ensure that every West Virginian who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can get one. This funding from … Continue Reading


April 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Help At-Risk Workers Overcome Barriers to Employment

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $100,000 to Workforce West Virginia to expand their fidelity bonding program. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and will be used to support employers that hire workers considered "at risk" due to prior involvement in the criminal justice system, as well as those in recovery for substance abuse. "Many West … Continue Reading


April 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.5 Million For Economic Development Project In Barboursville

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the Pea Ridge Public Service District in Barboursville will receive $2.5 million from the U.S Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). This award will be matched with $975,000 in local funds and will extend public sanitary services to local businesses in the area. This project will allow for future economic growth, create … Continue Reading


April 07, 2021

Manchin Announces All Health Centers In West Virginia Eligible To Order Vaccine Doses

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that all Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded health centers and look-alike health centers in West Virginia have been invited to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program, which allows the 31 health centers in West Virginia to order COVID-19 vaccine doses directly from the federal government, increasing West Virginia's overall dose allocation. Additionally, West Virginia will receive an increase of 2,340 … Continue Reading


April 06, 2021

Manchin Bill To Expand '529' Education Savings Accounts Uses To Include Vocational, Technical Training

Charleston, WV- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill to expand eligible uses of the '529' tax-advantaged education savings program to include state, federal, or industry recognized training or credentialing programs. Currently, the '529' education savings program only allows workers and families to use these accounts to pay for college, university, and vocational school expenses. This legislation would not create any new tax incentives but would expand the … Continue Reading


April 06, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.3 Million For Affordable Housing 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 three awards totaling $3,302,454 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The awards aim to create and provide quality, affordable housing and address homelessness across West Virginia. "Many of our fellow West Virginians are currently experiencing homelessness, including children and families, and the COVID-19 pandemic has … Continue Reading


April 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System 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 $160,020 for a Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) within the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding was made available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will provide resources that reduce health problems among mothers and babies. "The Pregnancy Risk Assessment … Continue Reading


April 05, 2021

Manchin Calls On FCC To Include State, Local Input In Broadband Buildout

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 17 Senators in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure that state, local and tribal governments are included in efforts to update nationwide broadband maps. The Senators said in part, "As the FCC considers how to best design a new broadband mapping data collection system, we strongly urge you to incorporate the voices of state, local and tribal governments and provide them with an opportunity to meaningfully … Continue Reading

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