Press Releases

October 04, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3 Million For Transportation Infrastructure and Emergency Preparedness

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,226,620 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). Funding will be used to update transportation infrastructure and hazardous materials emergency preparedness. "I am glad to see these efforts to improve and develop our transportation infrastructure and emergency preparedness across West Virginia … Continue Reading


October 03, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $11 Million For Justice Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced several grants totaling $11,520,681 to support multiple criminal justice programs. Funding is provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ). "West Virginians believe in helping our neighbors and bettering our communities, especially those hit hardest by the opioid epidemic that has ravaged our state. These investments from the Department of Justice … Continue Reading


October 03, 2019

Manchin Visits WV Service-Members In The Gulf Region During Fact Finding Mission

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) returned from a trip to the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and multiple U.S. military bases throughout the Gulf States. The trip was an opportunity to visit West Virginia servicemembers and to observe the impacts of heightened tensions in the region from a military and international commerce perspective. "The Gulf Region is crucial to the global oil supply and as the … Continue Reading


October 03, 2019

Manchin Leads Senators In Urging Trump Administration To Protect People With Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 39 Senators today in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions by limiting the proliferation of "junk plans" - short-term insurance plans that can exclude coverage for essential benefits and provide no protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. The Senators said in part: "The Administration's rule … Continue Reading


October 03, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More than $2.7 Million For North Central West Virginia Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,799,357 from the Department of Transportation (DOT) Essential Air Service (EAS) program for the North Central West Virginia Airport. The North Central Airport has 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) and Washington Dulles … Continue Reading


October 03, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Rural Workforce, Coalfield Development Grants

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced two grants totaling $3,250,000 to support rural workforce development training. Funding is provided by the Department of Labor (DOL). "I'm glad the Department of Labor is investing in West Virginia's economy. We know the potential that West Virginians have and these investments will help create the jobs, services and infrastructure needed to … Continue Reading


October 01, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For Oral Health Services

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced four grants totaling $1,087,000 to support community health centers infrastructure enhancements to provide new or enhance existing high quality, integrated oral health services. Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Access to healthcare is essential to the well-being of all West Virginians and by improving our … Continue Reading


September 30, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $380K For Preservation Of Historic Buildings and African American Civil Rights History In 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 $380,875 from the National Park Service (NPS). This funding will be used to preserve the Civil Rights Era Stories of African Americans in Appalachia through the Marshall University Research Cooperation and to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities through the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History. "I … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Manchin, Van Hollen Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Boost Resources For Chesapeake Bay Conservation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced legislation to provide more resources to Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts. The Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense (Chesapeake WILD) Act will create a new grant program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support habitat restoration in the Bay region. It is modeled after the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, which is funded at $5 million annually, and would provide … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $32 Million For Affordable Housing In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $32,559,963 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to preserve and expand affordable housing options and provide assistance for low-income families. "Investment in public housing infrastructure is critical to the health of our communities. Everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to have a roof over their head. … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Manchin Includes Funding For Combating The Opioid Epidemic, PFAS Contamination Clean-Up Efforts, And Summit Point In Spending Bills

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, included significant funding for West Virginia in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Interior and Environment; Homeland Security; Commerce, Justice, and Science; State and Foreign Ops; and Legislative Branch appropriations bills which were reported out of committee today. "Today the committee approved these appropriations bills and I am pleased that they provide West Virginia with funding for some of the … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Manchin Congratulates 2019 Blue Ribbon Elementary Schools in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated three West Virginia schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos named 362 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 of our three elementary schools in West Virginia that have received the well-deserved … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Bill Designating New River Gorge A National Park Preserve

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today introduced the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act-legislation that would change the New River Gorge's designation from the "New River Gorge National River" to the "New River Gorge National Park and Preserve." This redesignation will promote the beauty and historical significance of the New River Gorge, while ensuring that the longstanding traditions of hunting and fishing are … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For Job Training Programs in West Virginia

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,056,000 in National Dislocated Worker Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for the United Mineworkers of America (UMWA) Career Center through Workforce West Virginia to retrain workers affected by coal industry layoffs across West Virginia. Given the decline of the coal industry in West Virginia, which is a key sector of … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Manchin Encourages West Virginia Students To Apply For 2019 Service Academy Nomination

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today strongly encouraged West Virginia students who are interested in military service to apply for a nomination to one of the United States Service Academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. Applicants must be high school seniors or recent graduates, and demonstrate a commitment to … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Manchin Statement On Impeachment Inquiry

"Any allegation of misconduct with a foreign country must be investigated. I firmly believe it is premature to jump to any conclusion until an investigation of the facts is complete. "As a U.S. Senator, I take my responsibility in the process very seriously. The Senate's role is to evaluate the facts. It would be irresponsible of me to comment on each piece of the process until all of the facts come out and the Senate begins to review the findings. "I'm hopeful the Senate will rise above … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $6 Million For Health Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $6,145,690 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will support alcohol research programs at West Virginia University and provide mental health support services for West Virginians. "I have always supported investing in medical research and treatment. Despite wonderful medical advancements, there is … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Manchin Applauds Five-Year Cooperative Agreement For Continued Operation Of the Green Bank Observatory

Washington, D.C. - Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded a five-year cooperative agreement with Associated Universities, Inc., for the continued operations of the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Observatory (GBO). The agreement will support the full breadth of observatory research, education and outreach, including operating the 100-meter Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope. "Scientists at the Green Bank Observatory have … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $5.8 Million For Economic Investments Across 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 $5,839,934 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for various projects across West Virginia. The funding will expand wastewater collection and treatment service, support the WorkForce West Virginia Competitive Improvement Program (CIP) and certify yellow poplar for manufacturing cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. "Investing in … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Manchin Announces $132K For Preservation Of Happy Retreat In Charles Town, West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced $132,500 from the Save America's Treasures Grant program for preservation efforts of the Happy Retreat, which was the home of Charles Washington, founder of Charles Town and brother of George Washington in Charles Town, WV. Senator Manchin has been a supporter of this Historic Preservation Fund program that is administered by the National Park Service, … Continue Reading

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