Press Releases

July 11, 2024

Manchin, Committee Consider Nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (I-WV) held a hearing to consider the nomination of Shannon A. Estenoz to be the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Chairman Manchin highlighted the critical role the Deputy Secretary plays in overseeing responsible energy and minerals production on and conservation of our public lands.   During the hearing, Chairman Manchin questioned Ms. Estenoz about the importance of strengthening … Continue Reading


July 11, 2024

Senate Passes Manchin’s Bipartisan, Bicameral Federal Prison Oversight Act

Washington, DC -Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV) applauded the Senate passage of his bipartisan, bicameral Federal Prison Oversight Act. Senator Manchin cosponsored this legislation to create a new oversight structure to ensure greater transparency, safety, and accountability in federal correctional facilities. Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed this commonsense legislation and it now heads to the President’s desk. “I’m pleased the Senate passed our bipartisan … Continue Reading


July 10, 2024

Manchin, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Advance Department of Energy AI Research for Science, Security, and Technology

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the bipartisan Department of Energy AI Act to advance American leadership in artificial intelligence (AI) by harnessing the existing National Laboratory infrastructure and workforce at the Department of Energy (DOE). “As AI technology takes the world by storm, the United States needs to meet the moment quickly and effectively … Continue Reading


July 10, 2024

Manchin Pushes For Vote On Bipartisan Bill To Codify Roe V. Wade, Criticizes Political Theatrics

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV) urged Senate leadership to bring the bipartisan Reproductive Freedom for All Act up for a vote on the Senate floor rather than continuing to prioritize partisan messaging votes. Senate Democrats brought the Reproductive Freedom for Women Act to the Senate floor for a vote. This legislation expresses the sense of Congress that the protections of Roe v. Wade should be codified, but includes no mechanism to enforce it. In February 2024, … Continue Reading


July 09, 2024

Manchin Announces $656k For West Virginia University, Marshall University Research Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $656,814 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two West Virginia research initiatives. The funding will support a ten-week science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research program for students at Marshall University and research into the obstacles that socioeconomically disadvantaged graduate students face at West Virginia University (WVU). “The National Science … Continue Reading


July 09, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.3 Million For Manufacturing Training Facility At West Virginia University At Parkersburg

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,335,348 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WVUP). The funding will be used to create an advanced manufacturing training facility, which will support workforce development, help create good-paying jobs in the manufacturing industry and boost the regional economy. “The Economic Development Administration continues to be … Continue Reading


July 09, 2024

Icymi: Manchin Speaks On Senate Floor In Commemoration Of Jerry West

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), spoke on the Senate Floor to honor the life and legacy of NBA legend, proud West Virginian and wonderful friend, Jerry West. “With God-given talent and unmatched character, Jerry's life has benefited the people of our home state in a profound way,” Senator Manchin said in part. “The legacy he leaves behind is undoubtedly an integral part of our heritage. He was a very dear friend to me and a proud ambassador for the Mountain … Continue Reading


July 09, 2024

Manchin Statement On The Passing Of Former Senator Jim Inhofe

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV) released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Senator James “Jim” Inhofe. “Gayle and I are saddened to hear of the passing of our friend, former Senator Jim Inhofe. Jim was the epitome of a public servant. As the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Oklahoma’s history, he never wavered in putting Oklahoma and her people first. Throughout his 36 years in public office, he was a fearless and dynamic leader, and it was truly a … Continue Reading


July 08, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.6 Million To Upgrade Sewer System In Parsons

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,600,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the city of Parsons. The funding will be used to remove and replace parts of the city’s sewer system to ensure it remains compliant with state guidelines. This federal award is a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2022 funding … Continue Reading


July 03, 2024

Manchin Wishes West Virginians a Happy, Safe Independence Day

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day. “Independence Day is a time for us all to put aside our differences and come together as Americans to celebrate our great nation. On this day, we remember the brave heroes who were willing to take up arms, fight for our freedoms and create this great country 248 years ago. We also honor our brave servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. Their sacrifices … Continue Reading


July 03, 2024

Manchin Wishes West Virginians a Happy, Safe Independence Day

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day. “Independence Day is a time for us all to put aside our differences and come together as Americans to celebrate our great nation. On this day, we remember the brave heroes who were willing to take up arms, fight for our freedoms and create this great country 248 years ago. We also honor our brave servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. Their sacrifices … Continue Reading


July 02, 2024

Manchin Announces $4.1 Million to 36 West Virginia Counties

Charleston, WV — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,155,784 from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to 36 West Virginia counties with federal lands within their county lines. These payments are made annually to help defray the costs associated with maintaining important community services. “The Payment in Lieu of … Continue Reading


July 02, 2024

Manchin Announces $16 Million For Three West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $16,052,683 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for three Head Start programs operated by the North-Central West Virginia Community Action Association, the Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative, and the Greenbrier County Board of Education. Head Start promotes educational growth for children from birth to age 5 through services that provide early … Continue Reading


June 27, 2024

Manchin Announces $7.7 Million for Northern Panhandle Head Start Program

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $7,799,531 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Northern Panhandle Head Start program, which is based in Wheeling. Head Start supports educational growth from birth to age 5 through services that provide early learning and emotional development, health and safety, and family well-being. “I’m pleased that HHS is investing nearly $7.8 million to … Continue Reading


June 27, 2024

Manchin Announces $5.3 Million for Overdose Prevention in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,339,590 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) in States program through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This program provides funding to help the state health department track and prevent nonfatal and fatal overdoses, while also identifying emerging drug threats. “I’m pleased HHS is … Continue Reading


June 26, 2024

Manchin Announces $768.8k For Eight Rural Development Projects In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $768,842 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for eight projects across West Virginia. The funding will support developing renewable energy systems for West Virginia farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses as well as purchasing and installing various solar arrays across the state. “Investing in our communities is essential for economic … Continue Reading


June 25, 2024

Manchin, Graham, Boyle, Keating, Fitzpatrick Push For Floor Vote On Transferring Illicit Assets To Ukraine Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (I-WV) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Bill Keating (D-MA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) urged Congressional leaders to bring their bipartisan, bicameral Transferring Illicit Assets to Ukraine Act to the Senate and House floors. This legislation would expand the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) authority to transfer to Ukraine the proceeds of Russian assets forfeited due to sanctions or export control … Continue Reading


June 25, 2024

Manchin Announces $2.2 Million For Hurricane Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, Medical Research At West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,287,900 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Mission West Virginia and West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will support a teenage pregnancy prevention program based in Hurricane and a medical research project focused on pharmacology, physiology and biological chemistry. “I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $2.2 million to support teenage … Continue Reading


June 24, 2024

Icymi: Manchin Announces $36.7 Million For Three West Virginia Transportation Projects

Charleston, WV - On Friday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $36,745,450 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for three West Virginia transportation projects. The funding is made possible through the DOT’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program. “These monumental investments in West Virginia’s infrastructure will create new economic opportunities and enhance the quality of … Continue Reading


June 24, 2024

Manchin Announces $6.4 Million To Improve West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit System

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $6,400,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for improvements to West Virginia University’s (WVU) Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system. The funding will upgrade the Beechurst, Walnut, Health Sciences Center, Engineering, and Towers stations. This federal award is a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia … Continue Reading

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