Press Releases

October 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.5 Million For Technology Development 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 $5,599,446 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three projects at West Virginia University to study and develop emerging technologies, including smarter and more secure manufacturing, carbon capture utilization and storage, and advancing computing capabilities in the state.  “West Virginia University continues to advance the … Continue Reading


October 07, 2021

Manchin Speaks On Hershel "Woody" Williams' 98th Birthday, Importance of Honoring WWII Medal of Honor Recipients

To view Senator Manchin’s floor speech, please click here and here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate Floor on Hershel “Woody” Williams’ recent 98th birthday as the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient and the importance of honoring every brave Word War II Medal of Honor recipient with a State Funeral and lying in state ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. “Woody Williams has dedicated his life to the United States, through his service … Continue Reading


October 06, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $800,000 for Coalfield Development Corporation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $800,000 from the U. S. Department Health and Human Services (HHS) Community Economic Development Program. This funding will be used by the Coalfield Development Corporation in their efforts to construct rental cabins, a conference center, a wellness center, and make improvements to a vacant development site designed to provide a rustic … Continue Reading


October 06, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1,000,000 For Hydrogen Research Project With NETL

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $1,000,000 from the Department of Energy for a hydrogen research project involving the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This project will accelerate breakthroughs in emerging hydrogen leak detection technologies and support advancements in the clean hydrogen sector.“I’m thrilled to see the National Energy Technology … Continue Reading


October 06, 2021

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Reintroduce Bill To Protect Disaster Relief Health Professional Volunteers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin led a bipartisan group of Senators in reintroducing the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act to provide medical professionals with a limited, but consistent, level of legal protection while volunteering during federally-declared disasters.  The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 sought to protect those volunteering through non-profit agencies or government entities from litigation over possible economic damages they may cause while … Continue Reading


October 06, 2021

Manchin, Capito, McKinley, Miller Urge Biden Administration To Allocate More COVID Treatments To West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U. S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley (R-WV) and Carol Miller (R-WV) sent a letter urging the Biden Administration to allocate additional doses of Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) treatments to West Virginia, specifically the Regeneron (REGN-COV) treatment that can be administered more easily in rural non-hospital settings. MAb treatments can help West Virginians avoid hospitalizations and … Continue Reading


October 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $7M For Advanced Coal Waste Processing Research

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to expand and develop new and safe uses for coal-wastes, including $1 million awarded to Touchstone Research Laboratory in Triadelphia, West Virginia to develop coal waste into feedstock for high-value synthetic graphite. In August, both Chairman Manchin and Senator Capito expressed … Continue Reading


October 05, 2021

Manchin Announces $4.6 Million From The American Rescue Plan For Airport Improvement Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,601,114 from the American Rescue Plan and annual appropriations for two West Virginia airports. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and will support two improvement projects at the Martinsburg and Beckley airports. “West Virginia’s regional airports open up our doors for tourism and help attract new businesses to spur economic … Continue Reading


October 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million From USDA Rural Development Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,282,400 from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program for locations across West Virginia. These funds will be used for a variety of projects across the state to increase economic development and access to business capital. “Boosting economic development through investments is vital to our economies and … Continue Reading


October 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $7.5 Million To Keep West Virginia Communities Safe

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced nine awards totaling $7,594,417 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for programs at the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security, Judiciary Courts of The State of West Virginia and West Virginia Foundation For Rape Information and Services. The funding will support programs to update criminal record searches, prevent sexual assault … Continue Reading


October 04, 2021

Manchin Announces $3.1 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia AmeriCorps Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,195,995 from the American Rescue Plan for AmeriCorps programs in West Virginia. This funding will strengthen efforts to provide relief for communities and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Across West Virginia, our communities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding from the American Rescue Plan will help AmeriCorps volunteers provide our … Continue Reading


October 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.1 Million To Reforest Abandoned Mine Lands 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 $2,178,500 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reforest abandoned mine lands in Appalachia by leveraging private capital and carbon market revenues.“We have a responsibility to care for our wild and wonderful lands across Appalachia, and I am pleased the USDA is investing in efforts to reforest abandoned mine lands … Continue Reading


October 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Grant Funding For West Virginia Humanities Council

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $50,000 in grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to the West Virginia Humanities Council.The grant will enable the council to redesign a 2005 traveling exhibition, “Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood,” and develop an online “civics toolkit” for K-12 teachers comprised of articles, graphics, and interactive … Continue Reading


October 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.6 Million EDA Grant For Clean Energy Products Manufacturing In Clarksburg

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.6 million grant to the Harrison County Commission in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Specifically, the grant will be used to help build and establish a clean energy products manufacturing facility, creating jobs, while also spurring … Continue Reading


September 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $180K For Mine Safety 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 $180,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to Marshall University and West Virginia University Research Corporations for mine safety. The funding is from the Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Program, which supports education and training to identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working … Continue Reading


September 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.7 Million For WV Colleges and Universities, Community Colleges, Technical Schools

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,731,699 from the U.S. Department of Education for West Virginia’s, colleges, universities, community colleges, and technical schools, aiming to improve retention rates and student experiences in underserved areas. The Senators also announced $3,500,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy … Continue Reading


September 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2 Million For WV Colleges and Universities, Community Colleges, Technical Schools

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,081,463 from the U.S. Department of Education for West Virginia’s, colleges, universities, community colleges, and technical schools, aiming to improve retention rates and student experiences in underserved areas.“Every West Virginian should have the opportunity to pursue higher education, regardless of their background or where they live. I … Continue Reading


September 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $719,431 To Support West Virginia Firefighters and First Responders

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $719,431 for four fire departments in West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding was made available through FEMA’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program and Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grant program. “It is our duty to ensure the … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin Statement On Infrastructure And Reconciliation Negotiations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement about infrastructure and reconciliation negotiations.   “Every Member of Congress has a solemn duty to vote for what they believe is best for the country and the American people, not their party. Respectfully, as I have said for months, I can’t support $3.5 trillion more in spending when we have already spent $5.4 trillion since last March. At some point, all of us, regardless of party must … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.9 Million For North Central West Virginia Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,998,996 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Essential Air Service (EAS) program for the North Central West Virginia Airport. In 2019, the North Central Airport formed a partnership with SkyWest Airlines, Inc. to provide Clarksburg and Bridgeport with 12 round trips per week to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) … Continue Reading

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