Press Releases

October 02, 2018

Manchin Congratulates Blue Ribbon West Virginia Schools

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulates three West Virginia schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos named 349 public and private schools for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups, demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. "I am proud that three elementary schools in the Mountain State are getting well-deserved praise … Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $4.6 Million in DOJ Funding for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,629,701 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Funding comes through several DOJ programs and will support a variety of law enforcement and research activities-including recordkeeping, youth safety, support for human trafficking victims, and forensic research. "I'm glad to see this investment from the Department of … Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Manchin Congratulates Blue Ribbon West Virginia Schools

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulates three West Virginia schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos named 349 public and private schools for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups, demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. "I am proud that three elementary schools in the Mountain State are getting well-deserved praise … Continue Reading


October 01, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $300K for West Virginia Economic Development Projects

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $301,811 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for rural economic development projects in Martinsburg, Lewisburg, Charleston, Keyser, Talcott and Parkersburg. "I'm excited to see this investment in economic development projects throughout the state from the Department of Agriculture," Senator Manchin said. "From training … Continue Reading


October 01, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $5.5 Million in DOJ Funding for West Virginia

Includes resources to help children affected by opioid epidemic WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,583,112 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Funding will support services for children adversely impacted by the opioid crisis and its related crime, as well as for those currently struggling with addiction. It will also support the investigation and … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Manchin Supports Flake's Call For A FBI Investigation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)'s call for a one-week FBI investigation. "I applaud Senator Jeff Flake's decision to rise above the partisan circus on display during this entire process. It took courage to take a stand and call for a one-week FBI investigation to get to the bottom of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. This has been a partisan and divisive process. The American people have been pulled apart … Continue Reading


September 27, 2018

Manchin And Heller Lead Bipartisan Effort To Direct Rural Broadband Funding To High Cost Areas

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) led a bipartisan group of senators in writing a letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to designate a high cost set aside within the e-Connectivity Pilot Program established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act to reach rural and geographically challenged areas of the country that need it most. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), of the 24 million American … Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Manchin Applauds Bill Renaming NASA Facility For West Virginian Katherine Johnson

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Senate passage of legislation he cosponsored honoring the life, legacy, and scientific contributions of famed mathematician and West Virginian Katherine Johnson. The bill would rename the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, after Mrs. Johnson. "I applaud my Senate colleagues for passing this legislation, which I was … Continue Reading


September 25, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $926K For West Virginia Infrastructure Projects

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $926,558 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for training programs for locators, excavators, and various other small vehicle operators for hazardous material response and damage prevention and pipeline safety programs in West Virginia. "In West Virginia we are blessed with an abundance of energy resources and the ability to … Continue Reading


September 24, 2018

Mineral County Becomes 22nd West Virginia County To Receive High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Designation

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the designation of Mineral County, West Virginia as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). On May 31, 2018, Senator Manchin sent a letter to the Deputy Director of National Drug Control Policy, James Carroll, encouraging the designation of Mineral County as HIDTA County. Mineral County is one of 10 areas nationwide receiving this designation, announced today by Deputy Director Carroll. The HIDTA designation will … Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $35 Million to Fight the Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $35,080,728 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address substance abuse in West Virginia. Funding comes through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will support the expansion of treatment services, strengthening … Continue Reading


September 20, 2018

Manchin Hosts Roundtable Discussion On "Jessie's Law" In Martinsburg

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), co-chair of the Senate Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, hosted a roundtable discussion today at the Shenandoah Health Center in Martinsburg with community and healthcare leaders to discuss "Jessie's Law" and the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. Earlier this week, Senator Manchin secured language in the Opioid Crisis Response Act to require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement "Jessie's Law". In March, … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Manchin Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Opioids in Ranson

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), co-chair of the Senate Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, hosted a roundtable discussion today at the Jefferson County Day Reporter Center in Ranson with community and healthcare leaders to discuss the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. Earlier this week Senator Manchin secured a provision in the Opioid Crisis Response Act that passed the Senate that will continue to ensure that West Virginia will receive more funding to fight the opioid … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More than $3.7 Million for Yeager Airport

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,708,000 in funding to extend the existing Eagle Mountain Road around the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority to provide access to 25 acres of currently inaccessible land on the airfield for future development. It also provides a secondary access route for the West Virginia Air National Guard facility located at the airport's … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $11.3 Million for Water, Wastewater Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $11,325,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding comes through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program and will go toward improving water and wastewater service across West Virginia. "The quality of basic services like clean drinking water often relies on … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Manchin Asks Acting EPA Administrator to Support Jefferson County BOE and ROCKWOOL Discussions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) wrote a letter asking Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to offer EPA staff and resources to support and engage in discussions between the Jefferson County Board of Education and ROCKWOOL. On August 28th, Senator Manchin sent a letter to Mr. Trent Ogilvie, the President of ROXUL, the ROCKWOOL Group's North American subsidiary, outlining the concerns he shares with Ranson residents. On September 4th, ROCKWOOL … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1.5 Million to Expand Naloxone Access

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,567,184 to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the expansion of Naloxone distribution to emergency medical services agencies and West Virginia State Police. "Our first responders are on the front lines of fighting the opioid epidemic and naloxone is an … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RESEARCH FUNDING FOR WVU

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $178,080 for West Virginia University (WVU) through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Funding comes through the NIJ's Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes program. "The forensic science programs at West Virginia University are nationally recognized and continue to … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

MANCHIN AGAIN SECURES TRIPLE THE FUNDING FOR WEST VIRGINIA TO FIGHT THE OPIOID CRISIS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured a provision, in the opioid package that passed the Senate today, that will continue to ensure that West Virginia will receive more funding to fight the opioid epidemic. When originally passed, the funding that states receive to fight the opioid epidemic is was based heavily on the number of overdose deaths rather than the rate of overdose deaths. Unfortunately, this disproportionally hurt states like West Virginia, which has a small … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $130K For Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia University has been granted $130,037 by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to support mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. "West Virginia has long been ground zero of the opioid epidemic and now ground zero for recovery efforts. This funding will help train our next … Continue Reading

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