Press Releases

January 18, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.3 Million for Two West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,362,014 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for two Head Start and Early Head Start programs in West Virginia. Head Start and Early Head Start support educational growth from birth to age 5 through services that provide early learning and emotional development, health and safety and family well-being. “Every child … Continue Reading


January 18, 2023

Manchin Applauds Addition of New Preserve Land at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, applauded the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve’s announcement that 45 acres of preserve land has been added to America’s newest National Park.“This announcement is welcome news for the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, West Virginia and all Americans that enjoy hunting, fishing and all that the … Continue Reading


January 18, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce West Virginians Selected for 2023 Senate Youth Program

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Republican Co-Chair of the 2023 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), today announced high school students Alissa Morgan Davis of Huntington and Henry Oscar Phillips of Buckhannon have been selected as West Virginia’s USSYP representatives for 2023. Alissa and Henry were selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 104 national student delegation.“I’m incredibly proud of Alissa … Continue Reading


January 17, 2023

West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Coalition Applauds Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub's Continued Success

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) applauded the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub’s (ARCH2) announcement that the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) encouraged the Hub to submit a full application. In addition to the success of ARCH2’s concept paper, the States of Kentucky, Ohio and Maryland … Continue Reading


January 13, 2023

Manchin Statement on Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.“On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, West Virginians and Americans celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an iconic, inspiring and important American. My grandparents taught me that if you can count your blessings you can share your blessings. Dr. King taught us that the values of love, unity and forgiveness are some of the most important … Continue Reading


January 12, 2023

Manchin Visits Gassaway Kroger, Braxton Senior Citizens Center

Gassaway, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited the Gassaway Kroger with Kroger CEO, Rodney McMullen, after Kroger leadership and UFCW Local 400 leaders announced in November that that Gassaway location would remain open. Kroger had previously announced the store would close this month. Senator Manchin also visited the Braxton Senior Citizens Center for lunch. “Today I visited the Gassaway Kroger with CEO Rodney McMullen, his team, and community members and talked with … Continue Reading


January 12, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $498K to Improve West Virginia Mental Health Services

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $498,512 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support increased Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services at Marshall University and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Wheeling. This funding aims to bolster treatment of those dealing with substance use disorder and severe mental health … Continue Reading


January 11, 2023

Year in Review: Manchin Secures More Than $2.4 Billion in Funding for West Virginia in 2022

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured more than $2.4 billion in funding for top West Virginia priorities in 2022. Every year, Senator Manchin fights to secure annual funding in the Senate Appropriations Committee to support West Virginians. In addition to that annual funding, West Virginia has received and will continue to receive critical resources from multiple funding packages that Senator Manchin authored and voted … Continue Reading


January 10, 2023

Manchin Statement on Consumer Product Safety Commission Considering Gas Stove Ban

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on reports that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is considering a gas stove ban. “This is a recipe for disaster. The federal government has no business telling American families how to cook their dinner. I can tell you the last thing that would ever leave my house is the gas stove that we cook on. If this is the greatest concern that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has for … Continue Reading


January 09, 2023

Manchin, Collins' AUTO for Veterans Act Provisions Signed Into Law

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced President Biden signed into law provisions of their bipartisan Advancing Uniform Transportation Opportunities (AUTO) for Veterans Act, which will reduce the financial burden for severely disabled Veterans who require special adaptive equipment to drive a motor vehicle. The legislation will make these Veterans eligible to receive a grant through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to assist … Continue Reading


January 09, 2023

Manchin Hosts Bill Gates to Highlight Mountain State’s Energy Industry History and Role in Ensuring America’s Energy Security

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, welcomed Bill Gates, Founder of Breakthrough Energy, to West Virginia to highlight the role the Mountain State has played in powering our nation and showcase the opportunities — made possible through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) — to invest in our existing … Continue Reading


January 06, 2023

Manchin Hosts FBI Director, DOJ Deputy Attorney General, Bipartisan Senators For Clarksburg FBI Division Visit

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, Department of Justice (DOJ) Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and four bipartisan Senators for a visit to the Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Clarksburg, West Virginia. The group received a series of briefings and demonstrations on how recent changes to the National Instant Criminal … Continue Reading


January 06, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $458K for 988 Crisis Lifeline Services in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $458,333 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The funding was made possible through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which passed the Senate and was signed into law in June of … Continue Reading


January 06, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $516K for Two West Virginia Housing Authorities

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $516,228 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for two West Virginia housing authorities to help provide quality, affordable housing for all West Virginians. This funding will specifically support improving public housing in Beckley and providing rental assistance to Veterans experiencing homelessness in … Continue Reading


January 06, 2023

Manchin Statement on Anniversary of January 6th Capitol Insurrection

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the anniversary of the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol insurrection. “January 6, 2021 was a horrific day and is truly a stain on our nation. It has joined the ranks of Pearl Harbor and is a day that will live in infamy. But through every challenge that our nation has ever faced, we have come out on the other side stronger and more committed to preserving our democracy. I am optimistic that the … Continue Reading


January 05, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million for School-Based Mental Health Training at Marshall University

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,660,220 from the U.S. Department of Education Mental Health Service Professionals Demonstration Program for Marshall University. The funding will support the training of school-based mental health service providers for employment in schools and local educational agencies across West Virginia.  “It is more important than ever that we work … Continue Reading


January 05, 2023

Manchin Statement on Biden Administration Expansion of Title 42 Order, Border Enforcement Actions

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s decision to expand the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Title 42 order to include Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua, along with other actions including surging resources to the border. In December, Senator Manchin led a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging President Joe Biden to extend the CDC’s Title 42 order.“Our southern border is facing an immigration … Continue Reading


December 30, 2022

Manchin Statement on 17th Anniversary of the Sago Mine Disaster

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of the 17th anniversary of the Sago mine disaster.“Seventeen years ago, we lost twelve brave coal miners who went to work at the Sago mine and never returned home to their beloved families. West Virginia came together after the tragedy to grieve the loss of our fellow West Virginians and support the families and loved ones of those lost. The Sago mine disaster resulted in legislation that … Continue Reading


December 30, 2022

Manchin, Collins' Historic ECA Reform Signed Into Law

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced that their legislation to reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887 was signed into law last night as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill.   The bipartisan legislation has 39 Senate cosponsors, including Senate Leaders Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Rules Committee Chairman Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ranking Member Roy Blunt … Continue Reading


December 29, 2022

Manchin Urges Treasury to Pause Implementation of EV Tax Credits

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement urging the U.S. Department of the Treasury to pause the implementation of the 45W commercial vehicle and 30D new consumer vehicle tax credits until they are able to issue guidance in line with the intent of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). “The intent of the Inflation Reduction Act was clear - bring our energy and manufacturing supply … Continue Reading

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