Press Releases

May 07, 2021

Manchin Launches New Web Page For Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

Congressionally Directed Spending Requests web page can be accessed at www.manchin.senate.gov/appropriations Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, launched a new web page for Congressionally Directed Spending requests. This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee will be allowing communities and non-profits the opportunity to request targeted funding through Congressionally Directed Spending, or Earmarks. The new webpage can … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Manchin Announces $475K From American Rescue Plan To Support West Virginia Health Centers

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $475,242 in funding from the American Rescue Plan to West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA), which represents safety-net health care providers and health centers across the state. "West Virginia health centers provide excellent care to their fellow West Virginians, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding from the American Rescue Plan will help the West Virginia Primary Care Association support health … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Manchin Applauds Pocahontas County School Chosen For Contact With International Space Station

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the announcement that Green Bank Elementary-Middle School (GBEMS) in Pocahontas County will be contacting astronaut Mark Vande Hei on the International Space Station on Friday, May 7th at 8:00 am. GBEMS was chosen through a competitive application process by Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), which is an international program that inspires students to pursue STEM careers. “West Virginia has a rich history … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin Hosts SBA Administrator Guzman For Virtual Information Session

To watch Senator Manchin's virtual event with SBA Administrator Guzman click here Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today hosted U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman for a virtual information session on the SBA's new Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Senator Manchin's office co-hosted the events with the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the WV District Office of the SBA. "West … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million EDA Investment for West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,500,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Natural Capital Investment Fund, Inc. (NCIF), in Charles Town, West Virginia. This grant will help NCIF provide critical access to flexible capital that will help small businesses in West Virginia recover and retool through the final stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was made available … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Manchin: American Rescue Plan Increased COVID-19 Vaccinations In West Virginia

Video of Senator Manchin's statement on the impact of the American Rescue Plan on COVID-19 vaccinations in West Virginia can be found here Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided an update on the number of West Virginians who have received the COVID-19 vaccine and the American Rescue Plan's impact on vaccination distribution and administration throughout the state. 31% of West Virginians are fully vaccinated and 36% of have received at least one dose. "West Virginia … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

West Virginia Delegation Calls On Administration To Approve Disaster Declaration For Heavy Rain Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3), urged President Biden to approve the Governor's request for a federal disaster declaration for the heavy rain storms that caused widespread damage including flooding, landslides and mudslides in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, and Wayne Counties beginning February 27th, 2021 through March 4th, 2021. The … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Manchin Named Most Bipartisan Senator For Third Year In A Row

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on CQ Roll Call’s bipartisan Congressional rankings. For the third year in a row, Senator Manchin has been ranked the most bipartisan Member of the Senate. In 2020, he crossed the aisle to vote with Republicans on nearly 40% of all votes taken. CQ Roll Call is the only ranking of bipartisanship based on actual votes taken by Members of Congress. “I have always prided myself on my efforts to reach across … Continue Reading


May 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Unveil New Sign at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

To watch Senators Manchin and Capito unveil the new sign click here Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today unveiled new signage at the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act-legislation to redesignate the New River Gorge National River as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve-was included in a year-end … Continue Reading


May 04, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $545K From The American Rescue Plan To Support Mothers And Children

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $545,359 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The award is funded through the American Rescue Plan and will help give pregnant women, mothers and families, especially those considered at-risk, the skills and resources to raise physically, socially, and emotionally healthy … Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan Resolution To Honor Our Nation's Teachers

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a bipartisan resolution to designate this week, May 3-7, 2021, as National Teacher Appreciation Week to honor teachers, recognize their important work, thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success and acknowledge the additional role teachers have played in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "West Virginia's teachers are the backbone of our state. Over the past year, our teachers have gone … Continue Reading


April 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million For Broadband Infrastructure In Webster County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,936,080 for the Webster County Economic Development Authority for Phase II of the Webster County Broadband Initiative from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). This award will be matched with $484,020 in local funds and will help create a broadband network that will serve 830 households and 80 … Continue Reading


April 30, 2021

Manchin, Scott Reintroduce Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) reintroduced the bipartisan Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act, which seeks to increase transparency for those looking to acquire student loans on a federal level. The legislation would provide applicants with a clear and succinct disclosure form, empowering them to be responsible borrowers. “Right now, federal student loan disclosure forms are complicated, lengthy and filled with unhelpful legal jargon. But … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin, Brown, Casey, Kaine and Warner Reintroduce Legislation To Invest In And Restore Coal Communities

Senator Manchin leads reintroduction of Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Fee Extension Act of 2021 and Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More (RECLAIM) Act of 2021 To view Senator Manchin reintroduce the AML Fee Extension Act and the RECLAIM Act, click here. Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Tim Kaine … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin Calls For Permanent Fentanyl Rescheduling After Senate Passes Extension

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on Congress to pass permanent rescheduling of fentanyl and fentanyl related substances after the Senate unanimously passed an extension of the temporary fentanyl rescheduling through October 22, 2021. "Today the Senate passed a temporary rescheduling extension for fentanyl and fentanyl related substances through October 22nd. This extension is a step in the right direction, but we must do more," said Senator Manchin. "Last year … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Gayle Manchin As ARC Co-Chair

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Senate's unanimous confirmation of Gayle Manchin to be the Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). "I am pleased the Senate has confirmed my wife, Gayle Manchin, to lead the Appalachian Regional Commission. ARC is a vital partner to all those working and living in Appalachia, and I know that Gayle will bring the experience and skills necessary to successfully lead the … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities In Drinking Water And Wastewater Infrastructure Act

MANCHIN SECURES WEST VIRGINIA PRIORITIES IN DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE ACT Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured West Virginia priorities in the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021. The Senate passed the legislation 89-2. "I always say that every West Virginian and American deserve clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe. Today, I voted for the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, which includes major … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito, King Bill To Prioritize Public Safety When FDA Approves New Opioids

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the FDA Accountability for Public Safety Act which would ensure experts are heard when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers new, dangerous opioid medications. In 2020, over 90,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, and it is likely that 51% of those deaths involved opioids or synthetic opioids. "In 2020, over 246 Americans died every day from drug overdoses - the … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Manchin Provides Update On American Rescue Plan Housing Assistance For West Virginians

Video of Senator Manchin's statement on housing assistance included in the American Rescue Plan can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided an update on housing assistance for West Virginians included in the American Rescue Plan. West Virginia is receiving $1,246,924 in the first round of funding from the American Rescue Plan to identify and assist students experiencing homelessness and $28,290,754 from the HOME Investments Partnerships program to fund … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Manchin Supports Overturning Harmful Methane Regulations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his support for the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Trump Administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Methane Rescission Rule that amended previous standards and reversed methane emissions regulations. The Senate approved the Congressional Review Act 52-42. "Today the Senate corrected an unnecessary decision made by the Trump Administration that ignored the innovation efforts … Continue Reading

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