Press Releases

February 08, 2021

Manchin Support For Oil And Gas Industry Has Not Changed

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his votes during the Senate's February 4th vote-a-rama. "My position on the oil and gas industry has not changed. I have always been and will always be an outspoken advocate for an all-of-the-above energy policy that includes fracking and responsible energy infrastructure development, like the Keystone XL pipeline. Last week, I voted in favor of multiple nonbinding amendments that expressed opposition to a … Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $66 Million for Child Care and Development Grants 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 $66,858,313 in Child Care and Development Block Grants to the state of West Virginia. This funding was made available through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and will help address the needs of child care providers and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. "We must ensure West Virginia working families impacted by the … Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

Manchin Applauds New Contract For Fairmont NOAA Facility

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) contract with L3Harris to install equipment at the NOAA Consolidated Backup Facility (CBU) in Fairmont for an upcoming Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) Command and Control project. "I am pleased that Fairmont's NOAA facility is partnering with L3Harris to install new equipment in advance of the launch of the Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) … Continue Reading


February 04, 2021

Senate Passes Manchin Amendment To Protect Rural Hospitals

Washington, DC - This evening, by a 99-1 vote, the Senate passed an amendment to the budget introduced by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to help prevent hospitals from closing their doors and protect patients' access to care, particularly in rural and underserved regions. The amendment strengthens and supports the Provider Relief Fund, which has been a lifeline during the pandemic for hospitals, nursing homes, health centers and physician practices across the country, but especially in rural … Continue Reading


February 04, 2021

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Manchin, Collins Amendment To Target Checks To Those Who Need Assistance

Washington, DC - Today, by an overwhelming vote of 99-1, the Senate passed an amendment to the budget resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to target stimulus checks to families who need assistance as opposed to upper-income taxpayers. Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jon Tester (D-MT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Mark … Continue Reading


February 04, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.9 Million For Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services 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 $5,921,559 in Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service Grants to two locations in West Virginia. Of the $5,921,559 provided, $2,000,000 will be granted to West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services to help battle the rise in opioid abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the remaining $3,921,559 will be provided to Prestera Center for … Continue Reading


February 04, 2021

Manchin, Murkowski, Hassan, Shaheen, Tester, Cramer, King Call On Biden Administration To Distribute Funding To Help Rural Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Angus King (I-ME) called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prioritize and quickly distribute the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to rural and underserved communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, funded in the recent year-end … Continue Reading


February 04, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.5 Million For Raleigh County Airport Industrial Park

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the Raleigh County Memorial Airport Industrial Park will receive $3.5 million award from the U.S Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The $8.3 million project will also receive $4.8 million in funding from state, local and private sources. The Raleigh County Memorial … Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

Manchin Questions Deputy Secretary of Defense Nominee Hicks During Nomination Hearing

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned Deputy Secretary of Defense nominee Dr. Kathleen Hicks during her nomination hearing on business reform and ensuring accountability within the Department of Defense (DoD).“The “spend it or lose it” culture that’s in government across the board, how can we change it? How can we spend more money than all the other challengers we have all around the world and not … Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

Manchin Bill to Protect Military Retirees From Losing Healthcare

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the bipartisan TRICARE Retiree Protection Act to ensure that America’s military retirees will not lose their healthcare as a result of new policy changes that took effect on January 1st, 2021. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) cosponsored the legislation. “Our servicemembers bravely fought for our nation and as they retire after years of selfless service, it is our duty to ensure they’re taken care of. I introduced the … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Manchin: West Virginia to Receive Increase In Weekly Moderna Vaccine Allocation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received notification that West Virginia will be receiving an increase in the weekly Moderna vaccine allocation.“This afternoon I was notified West Virginia will see a 1,500 dose increase in our weekly Moderna vaccine allocation. West Virginia continues to lead the nation in effective and safe COVID-19 vaccination distribution and I am pleased that these efforts are being rewarded with an increase in these vital doses. As vaccine … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $630K For West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $630,480 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help health centers provide care for minority West Virginians diagnosed with hypertension, or high blood pressure.“Our front line healthcare workers have gone above and beyond the call of duty to take care of our fellow West Virginians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Manchin Votes to Confirm Transportation Secretary Buttigieg

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to confirm Pete Buttigieg as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. “Today I voted to confirm Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Secretary Buttigieg understands the need for a strong infrastructure plan to help fix our crumbling roads and bridges and create jobs for hard-working Americans and West Virginians through economic development and reinvestment in our communities. Transportation is … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $14.1 Million to Help Vaccinate West Virginia Children

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $14,193,577 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) provide children across West Virginia with access to vaccinations.“As we continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and work to quickly procure vaccinations for every West Virginian who wants one, it … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Manchin Votes to Move Forward on Budget and Commits to Bipartisan Process For Final COVID Relief Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote to move forward with the budget resolution. “I will vote to move forward with the budget process because we must address the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis. But let me be clear - and these are words I shared with President Biden - our focus must be targeted on the COVID-19 crisis and Americans who have been most impacted by this pandemic. The President remains hopeful … Continue Reading


February 01, 2021

Manchin, Warner, Capito, Durbin, Kaine, Casey, Brown, Cartwright Introduce Bill To Protect Miners From COVID-19 Exposure

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act which would require the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to issue an emergency temporary standard requiring mine operators to establish a plan to tackle occupational COVID-19 exposure and provide … Continue Reading


February 01, 2021

Manchin, Cornyn Reintroduce Bill To Require Companies Report Illicit Online Drug Sales

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) reintroduced the See Something, Say Something Online Act to stop the illicit sale of opioids and other drugs online by amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to require companies report illegal activity on their online platforms. “The Internet has drastically changed since Section 230 was written in 1996 and while it keeps us all more connected than ever before, it also makes it easier to conduct … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $9 Million To Help West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9,102,145 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) awards to 21 different organizations across West Virginia. The CoC awards were provided in the year-end stimulus package and help to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families in West Virginia.“Many of our fellow West Virginians are … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Assistance to Firefighters Grant to Ranson Independent Fire Co. No. 1

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced $8,904.38 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Independent Fire Co. No. 1 in Ranson, West Virginia. This funding was made available through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Manchin Applauds President Biden's Executive Order To Reopen ACA Enrollment For Uninsured Americans

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded President Biden’s Executive Order to open the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for a Special Enrollment Period from February 15th to May 15th to allow uninsured Americans to apply for coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken the lives of nearly 2,000 West Virginians and over 427,000 Americans. “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I pushed the Trump Administration to reopen the ACA online marketplace. This … Continue Reading

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