Press Releases

July 20, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.3 Million For Public Health Programs 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 $3,318,136 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for two public health programs. This funding will support programs in West Virginia that seek to protect children against preventable diseases and improve West Virginia’s ability to prevent and respond to … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $98K For West Virginia Farm To School Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $98,307 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition to implement the Nurturing Farm to School program in three school districts in Doddridge, Kanawha and Randolph counties.“Farm to School programs provide healthy, locally grown food for schools while also teaching students how to live healthy lives. … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Manchin's Bipartisan Energy Infrastructure Act Represents Historic Investment In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement regarding the inclusion of West Virginia priorities in his Energy Infrastructure Act - a robust energy and public lands infrastructure package that advanced out of Committee on a bipartisan basis earlier this week.“This week’s successful vote to advance my bipartisan Energy Infrastructure Act is fantastic news for West Virginia. The … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Manchin Announces $2.4 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $2,401,000 from the American Rescue Plan for three West Virginia community-based healthcare providers. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will be used to support healthcare providers that provide primary care services in rural and underserved communities. “As we continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, our West Virginia healthcare providers continue to go … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Manchin Announces $5.4 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia Rural Hospitals COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $5,425,896 from the American Rescue Plan for 21 rural hospitals across West Virginia, with each rural hospital receiving $258,376. The awards are distributed through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) and will be used for COVID-19 testing and mitigation efforts. “Our rural hospitals continue to be on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, working … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Manchin Calls On Biden Administration To Address U.S. Passport Backlog

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to address the significant U.S. passport backlog and delays. Senator Manchin said in part, “I write today to call your attention to the significant backlog and delay in processing times for U.S. tourist passports, an issue that directly impacts West Virginians. Constituents are reaching out to my office at an unprecedented rate because of the delay in processing tourist … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Manchin: West Virginians Have One More Month To Apply For Health Insurance During ACA Open Enrollment Period

West Virginians interested in applying can learn more at acanavigator.com/wv/home or call at 1-844-WV-CARES Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reminded West Virginians there is one month left to apply for health insurance coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period. The ACA Special Enrollment Period ends on August 15th, 2021. So far, more than 19,000 West Virginians have signed up for healthcare coverage under in the Affordable Care Act … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Manchin Applauds Distribution Of Remaining $254 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia Schools

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the U.S. Department of Education approval of West Virginia's American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) plan, and the subsequent distribution of the final $254,348,143 to West Virginia schools. The American Rescue Plan provided in total more than $760 million for West Virginia schools to safely reopen schools, and equitably expand opportunity for students who need it most, … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Energy Committee Advances Manchin's Bipartisan Energy Infrastructure Act

Committee adds 48 amendments to infrastructure bill on largely bipartisan basis To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, please click here. To watch the business meeting in full, please click here. Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a business meeting to consider and report an original bill to address and invest in America’s energy, western water, and public lands infrastructure needs. By a vote of 13-7, the Committee … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million For Maternal and Child Health 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 $1,561,394 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services across West Virginia. “Providing West Virginia mothers, children and families with healthcare services is essential to raising healthy children. Access to … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $750K To Marshall University To Recruit and Train Surgeons To Serve In West Virginia's Rural Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $750,00 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to Marshall University to help develop West Virginia’s first rural surgery residency program. This funding is part of the HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development program, which helps address physician workforce shortages in rural communities across America. … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Manchin: 93,331 Overdose Deaths Last Year Show Need For Action Now

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called for action to address the drastic increase in overdose deaths in the last year. In 2020, 93,331 Americans died from drug overdoses, a nearly 30% increase from the 70,980 overdose deaths in 2019. 1,377 West Virginians died from drug related overdoses in 2020, a 49.3% increase from 2019. Of the 93,331 overdose deaths, 69,710 of those deaths, or nearly 75%, involved an opioid or synthetic opioid, mainly illicit fentanyl.  “The … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Manchin, Portman, Sinema, Sullivan Introduce Bill to Improve Federal Permitting Process, Create Jobs

Bipartisan Legislation Builds on Federal Permitting Improvement Act, or FAST-41, Which Became Law in 2015Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rob Portman (R-OH), Ranking Member of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced the Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act, a bill to improve the federal permitting process for some of the largest infrastructure projects and build on efforts to update … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Manchin Statement On Nomination Of Rahul Gupta To Lead Office Of National Drug Control Policy

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the nomination of Dr. Rahul Gupta to serve as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). “Dr. Rahul Gupta’s nomination to serve as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy means someone with firsthand knowledge of the opioid crisis, especially in West Virginia, will be coordinating the national fight against the drug epidemic that continues to … Continue Reading


July 12, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding To Prevent Children and Youth Homelessness 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 $36,485 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to housing authorities in Charleston, Fairmont and Morgantown. This funding will support children and youth experiencing homelessness. Additional funding will be used to provide homeownership fees to low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities. … Continue Reading


July 12, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $452K For Chemistry Research Project At West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $452,865 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project at West Virginia University. This project will study new catalysts to convert carboxylic acids to value-added compounds and will provide research experience to future teachers in West Virginia. The research project will also engage graduate and undergraduate chemistry … Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $446K For Biology Research Projects At West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $446,954 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for two critical research projects at West Virginia University. “West Virginia University continues to lead the nation in many research fields. I am pleased HHS is investing in West Virginia University for two research projects that will further our understanding of biology … Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin Tours Kanawha County Infrastructure Projects

To view photos from Senator Manchin’s infrastructure tour, click here. Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) toured transportation infrastructure projects in Kanawha County. Manchin took part in a bridge assessment with the West Virginia Department of Highways, toured the Marmet Locks and Dam, reviewed the progress on the Charleston Amtrak Station platform project and was briefed on the various projects under construction at Charleston’s Yeager Airport.  “Yesterday’s … Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $12.2 Million for West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $12,253,082 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start and Early Head Start programs across West Virginia.  “Every child in the West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, regardless of their background. Our Head Start programs provide children with the foundation and skills they need for a bright … Continue Reading


July 08, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.4 Million For West Virginia's Hospital Preparedness Program

Charleston, WV- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,400,530 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) as part of the Hospital Preparedness Program. This program supports West Virginia’s hospitals and works to improve patient outcomes during disasters and emergencies. “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted … Continue Reading

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