Press Releases

April 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito, King Bill To Prioritize Public Safety When FDA Approves New Opioids

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the FDA Accountability for Public Safety Act which would ensure experts are heard when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers new, dangerous opioid medications. In 2020, over 90,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, and it is likely that 51% of those deaths involved opioids or synthetic opioids. "In 2020, over 246 Americans died every day from drug overdoses - the … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin Provides Update On American Rescue Plan Housing Assistance For West Virginians

Video of Senator Manchin's statement on housing assistance included in the American Rescue Plan can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided an update on housing assistance for West Virginians included in the American Rescue Plan. West Virginia is receiving $1,246,924 in the first round of funding from the American Rescue Plan to identify and assist students experiencing homelessness and $28,290,754 from the HOME Investments Partnerships program to fund … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Manchin Supports Overturning Harmful Methane Regulations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his support for the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Trump Administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Methane Rescission Rule that amended previous standards and reversed methane emissions regulations. The Senate approved the Congressional Review Act 52-42. "Today the Senate corrected an unnecessary decision made by the Trump Administration that ignored the innovation efforts … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Manchin Reintroduces Bill To Protect Americans From Dangerous Opioids

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Protecting Americans from Dangerous Opioids Act, which would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove one opioid medication currently on the market for every new opioid medication that they approve. "Last year was the highest number of overdose deaths the United States has ever recorded, with likely over half of those involving an opioid or synthetic-opioid. It's simply heartbreaking to lose so many … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce NASA Project Funding for WVU

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $199,999 from NASA's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Rapid Response Research (R3) program to West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will support two individual projects at WVU that were selected through a competitive process. "West Virginians have always played a role in NASA's developments and achievements, … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Manchin Questions Witnesses On Business Practices, Waste Within The Department of Defense

Video of Senator Manchin during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Department of Defense's management challenges and opportunities can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned a panel of witnesses on the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) business practices and management challenges and opportunities during the SASC hearing. Senator Manchin questioned Mr. Peter Levine, Senior Research … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Hepatitis Surveillance, Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioids

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $393,182 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Integrated Viral Hepatitis Surveillance to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Of the total awarded, $78,659 is specifically appropriated to address the infectious disease consequences of opioid use in West Virginia. "Every West Virginian has … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1 Million From National Science Foundation For Research Projects 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 $1,049,182 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three research projects in West Virginia. "West Virginia continues to be a leader in many research fields, including biology and technology. The National Science Foundation is a great partner for the Mountain State, and I am pleased by the continued investment in our state," said Senator … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Manchin Votes Against Janet McCabe For Deputy EPA Administrator

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote against the nomination of Janet McCabe for Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "I could not support Janet McCabe's nomination. During her time as Acting Assistant Administrator of the EPA, she was one of the chief architects of the Clean Power Plan that would have required coal plants to use unproven technology. I firmly believe that we need to invest in … Continue Reading


April 26, 2021

Manchin Bill To Change FDA Culture, Address Role In Drug Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Changing the Culture of the FDA Act, which would amend the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mission statement to include the agency's responsibility for addressing the ongoing drug epidemic. "In 2020, more than 87,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, and we can safely assume that 51% of those deaths involved opioids or synthetic opioids. The FDA must acknowledge their involvement in this national crisis that has … Continue Reading


April 26, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Replace Diesel School Buses in West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $180,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace older, diesel school buses in West Virginia. This funding will be made available through rebates from the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), which was reauthorized as part of the FY21 year-end funding package … Continue Reading


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

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