Press Releases

May 17, 2022

Manchin Calls for Stronger U.S.-Canada Energy and Mineral Partnership to Ensure Free World's Energy Security and Address Climate Change

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing to examine ways to strengthen the energy and mineral partnership between the U.S. and Canada to address energy security and climate objectives.The hearing also featured testimony from the Honorable Jason Kenney (Premier, Alberta, Canada), the Honorable Nathalie Camden (Associate Deputy Minister of Mines, … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Manchin Welcomes Canadian Leaders to Committee, Leads Robust Discussion on a North American Energy Alliance

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine opportunities to strengthen the energy and mineral partnership between the U.S. and Canada to address energy security and climate objectives. Throughout the hearing, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, stressed the importance of collaborating with Canada to create a powerful North American Energy Alliance that can strengthen our collective energy security while … Continue Reading


May 16, 2022

Manchin Hosts NASA Deputy Administrator Melroy in Fairmont, West Virginia

Fairmont, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy in Fairmont, West Virginia. Senator Manchin and Deputy Administrator Melroy visited the WVSSAC Robotics State Championship, Watson Elementary School and the Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility. “West Virginia has a rich history of contributing to achievements in space, from the important work of ‘Hidden Figures’ Katherine Johnson and ‘Rocket Boys’ Homer Hickam to the many West Virginians … Continue Reading


May 16, 2022

Manchin, Murkowski Press Administration on Failure to Implement Critical Minerals Mandates

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a senior member of the committee, expressed their concerns regarding the Biden Administration’s delayed implementation of the critical mineral provisions contained in the Energy Act of 2020 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. In letters to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Secretary … Continue Reading


May 16, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $37.7 Million for West Virginia Housing Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $37,722,172 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for twenty West Virginia housing authorities to provide quality housing for all West Virginians. This funding will expand rental assistance, address substance use disorder and support other programs to help West Virginians currently experiencing homelessness or … Continue Reading


May 13, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Five Brownfields Grant Recipients

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced funding for five projects through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Brownfields grant program. The grants announced are also supported by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.“Addressing and restoring Brownfields sites across West Virginia is … Continue Reading


May 12, 2022

Manchin Announces $6 Million From the American Rescue Plan for Twelve West Virginia Rural Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $6,012,801 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for twelve West Virginia rural healthcare providers. This funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Rural Fund, which Senator Manchin fought to include to support rural healthcare providers and suppliers. To date, West Virginia has received … Continue Reading


May 12, 2022

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Establish Space National Guard

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), introduced the bipartisan Space National Guard Establishment Act to create a National Guard for the U.S. Space Force. The legislation would allow Army and Air National Guard currently performing Space Force support missions to continue to serve their states and country through a Space National Guard. Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives last year. “West … Continue Reading


May 11, 2022

Manchin Questions VA Officials On Clarksburg VAMC Murders

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), questioned U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and The Joint Commission officials on the horrific murders of multiple Veterans at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) in 2017 and 2018. At the request of Senator Manchin, this is the first comprehensive hearing on the systemic issues uncovered during the Clarksburg VAMC investigation. Senator Manchin began, … Continue Reading


May 11, 2022

Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Designating May 6-12 as National Nurses Week

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a bipartisan, bicameral resolution designating this week, May 6-12, 2022, as National Nurses Week. The resolution recognizes the dedication of nurses and celebrates the critical contributions nurses make to providing safe, quality healthcare in West Virginia and across the country.“Nurses across America and West Virginia continue to ensure Americans can access the quality, affordable … Continue Reading


May 10, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Takes to Senate Floor to Support Director of DOE's Office of Science Nominee

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, took to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to support the nomination of Dr. Asmeret Berhe to be Director of the Office of Science at the Department of Energy, who was later confirmed by a vote of 54-45.Chairman Manchin’s remarks can be viewed here or read as prepared below:Madam President, I am pleased to support the nomination of Dr. Asmeret Berhe to be the … Continue Reading


May 10, 2022

Manchin Questions Intelligence Directors on Military Assistance to Ukraine, U.S. Cybersecurity, National Security of Taiwan, Geopolitical Stability

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, questioned Avril D. Haines, Director of National Intelligence and Lieutenant General Scott D. Berrier, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Senator Manchin questioned the Directors about U.S. military assistance to Ukraine, protecting cybersecurity across federal agencies and private companies, the … Continue Reading


May 10, 2022

West Virginia Delegation Calls on President Biden to Reject AIR Commission Recommendations for West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3), called on President Biden to reject the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recommendations to the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission, which includes significant reductions in services at three of the four VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) in West Virginia. The lawmakers said in part, “We write to you … Continue Reading


May 10, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million for Community Development Projects in West Virginia

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,624,140 for several community development projects. This funding, which is though AmeriCorps and NeighborWorks, will support projects that bolster communities, revitalize neighborhoods, preserve affordable housing, and create jobs in West Virginia.“West Virginians have a long history of lending a hand to their neighbors in times of need. … Continue Reading


May 09, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $54 Million for West Virginia Bridge Repair and ADHS

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia will receive $54,790,795 from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as part of Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations. Of that funding, $40,000,000 will go towards bridge replacement rehabilitation and the remaining $14,790,795 will go towards the … Continue Reading


May 06, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $357,143 To Protect And Preserve West Virginia's Legacy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $357,143 for historic preservation grants through the National Park Service.“I am glad to see the National Park Service invest in West Virginia’s precious natural, historical and cultural sites. This welcome funding will provide financial assistance to our local communities so that they can continue … Continue Reading


May 05, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $11 Million for Vision Research at West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $11,000,000 through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) program to West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will support research at WVU to develop innovative ways to prevent, treat, and slow the progression of vision problems that are currently incurable.“WVU continues to be … Continue Reading


May 05, 2022

Manchin Statement on Huff Confirmation to Lead DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted 80-11 to confirm Dr. Kathryn Huff to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Energy. “I congratulate Dr. Huff on her confirmation to lead the Office of Nuclear Energy and am thankful for her willingness to serve in this important position. During her confirmation hearing, she clearly demonstrated … Continue Reading


May 04, 2022

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities In Water Resources Development Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that several West Virginia priorities he fought for were included in the Senate’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, which unanimously advanced out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works earlier today, and he applauds the Committee’s strong bipartisan work. This critical legislation authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct flood control, navigation and ecosystem … Continue Reading


May 04, 2022

Manchin Questions HHS Secretary on Medication Supply Chains, Energy Assistance in West Virginia, Combatting Drug Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra on supply chains for essential medications, administration of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in West Virginia and addressing the drug epidemic by passing the LifeBOAT Act. On supply chains for essential medications:“We’ve spoken quite a bit about supply chains, and we learned during the … Continue Reading

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