Press Releases

January 27, 2021

Manchin, Rounds, Smith, Hassan, King, Shaheen Call On FCC To Prioritize Small Rural Providers For COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Tina Smith (D-MN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Angus King (I-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure small rural providers receive their fair share of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program funding authorized in the recent year-end stimulus package.The Senators said in part, “All across the country our healthcare providers, first responders, and Americans of all walks … Continue Reading


January 26, 2021

Manchin Applauds Opening Of Monongalia County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the opening of a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Monongalia County. At full capacity, the clinic will be able to vaccinate 8,000 West Virginians a day, six days a week once additional doses become available.“West Virginia’s vaccine distribution program is one of the best in the nation and I am incredibly proud to see the Mountain State leading by example. The new vaccine clinic in Monongalia County is another great step for … Continue Reading


January 26, 2021

Manchin Statement On Biden Administration Increasing Vaccine Supply

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announcement from the Biden Administration that they will increase the weekly supply of COVID-19 vaccinations to states and territories next week. The Administration will also increase transparency by giving states a three week forecast of vaccine supplies.“Today’s announcement by the Biden Administration shows that help is on the way. I thank President Biden for staying true to his word and … Continue Reading


January 26, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Secretary Of State Blinken

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to confirm Antony Blinken as U.S. Secretary of State. “Today I voted to confirm Antony Blinken as Secretary of State. Secretary Blinken understands the need to strengthen our international relationships in order to keep Americans safe around the world and ensure stability for increased economic ties to boost our economy. Secretary Blinken has extensive experience in foreign relations from his time as Deputy Secretary … Continue Reading


January 25, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Treasury Secretary Yellen

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to confirm Janet Yellen as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury. “Today I voted to confirm Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary. Secretary Yellen recognizes that right now we must prioritize helping our fellow Americans who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Federal Reserve Chair, she has demonstrated her willingness to support an economy that fosters good jobs and wages for the American people. … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Manchin Applauds Army Corps Investments For West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the inclusion of several West Virginia priorities in the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) FY21 Work Plan.“West Virginians know that when our water is clean and accessible our economy grows, our people are healthy, and our state thrives. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I have advocated for years to secure funding for Army Corps projects in West … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito, Romney Reintroduce Resolution Requesting State Funeral For Last Surviving WWII Medal Of Honor Recipient

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) reintroduced a resolution requesting a state funeral and authorizing the use of the Capitol rotunda for the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. There are only two living Medal of Honor recipients remaining from WWII, including West Virginia native and Iwo Jima veteran, Woody Williams. This state funeral would not only recognize their individual service … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Secretary Of Defense Austin

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted to confirm Retired General Lloyd Austin as the United States Secretary of Defense.“Today I voted to confirm Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense. His confirmation is the beginning of a long journey to reestablish American leadership around the globe and rebuild trust in our federal government. After meeting with Secretary Austin and questioning him during his nomination … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Manchin Visits West Virginia National Guard Troops Deployed To Washington

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited with West Virginia National Guard troops deployed to Washington, DC.“This morning I met with West Virginia National Guard troops deployed to Washington, DC following the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th to personally thank them for protecting our Capitol with honor and continuing to show what it truly means to be a West Virginian. I am incredibly proud of these West … Continue Reading


January 21, 2021

Manchin Receives Vaccine Update From COO Of Operation Warp Speed

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received an update from General Gus Perna, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Warp Speed on COVID-19 vaccine procurement and distribution. "Our state needs vaccines, plain and simple. Today I spoke with General Gus Perna, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Warp Speed, to discuss the procurement and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Until the Biden Administration’s plan kicks in, General Perna assured me West … Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Manchin Statement On Inauguration Of President Joe Biden And Vice President Kamala Harris

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “Today begins a new chapter for the United States of America and her people. I extend my most sincere congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration. Every American should want our President to succeed because if our President does well, our nation and state do well. … Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Manchin Working With Biden Administration On Vaccine Distribution In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in West Virginia. “I am aware of the scarcity of the COVID-19 vaccine throughout West Virginia and remain disappointed by the Trump Administration’s failure to get these vaccines to the people that need them. Congress has provided significant funding to make more vaccines available to more people, including nearly $9 billion in the most recent COVID-19 relief … Continue Reading


January 19, 2021

Manchin Questions Secretary Of Defense Nominee Austin During Nomination Hearing

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today questioned Secretary of Defense nominee Retired General Lloyd Austin during his nomination hearing.“The strength of our military and the admiration the whole world has for it is because of the civilian leadership, I believe your private sector knowledge will be an asset… I truly believe with all my heart you’re the right person at the right time to do this job because it’s a … Continue Reading


January 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $975,000 For Aerospace Mechanic Training School At Marshall University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $975,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the launch of the Aerospace Mechanic Technician (AMT) Training School at Marshall University. This program will assist with supplying needed jobs to the aerospace industry and will help create new job opportunities and attract private investment to Cabell … Continue Reading


January 17, 2021

Manchin Statement On Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow. “Today we celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our nation’s most inspiring and important figures in American history. Dr. King led a revolutionary movement for civil rights and changed our society for the better. His leadership provided us a vision for what America could be. This past year has been difficult for … Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

Manchin Urges Utilization Of Increased Funding And Support For Homeless Students In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged the Department of Education to swiftly implement additional support he secured in the year-end package to better assist students experiencing homelessness in West Virginia. Schools across the state have reported a significant increase in student homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Senator said in part, “It is now more urgent than ever before to address the needs of students experiencing homelessness. Prior to the … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $339 Million For COVID-19 Relief To West Virginia Schools

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $339,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the most recent COVID-19 relief package to help West Virginia schools respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding can be used for testing, to address learning loss, and to assist schools in ways like improving air quality in buildings as schools prepare for eventual reopening. … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Dozens of Rural West Virginia Health Providers Eligible For Funding After Manchin Efforts

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that six West Virginia counties are now eligible for funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) which determines a large percentage of grants and awards for rural health providers. After Senator Manchin’s efforts, HRSA made revisions to the Rural-Urban Commuting Areas (RUCA) codes, which changed Boone, Clay, Hampshire, Lincoln, Preston and Wirt counties from “urban” to “rural”. In October 2020, … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Manchin Championed Rental Assistance For West Virginians

Charleston, WV - In December, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) championed rental assistance programs for West Virginians when he led COVID-19 emergency relief negotiations. Senator Manchin’s initial emergency relief proposal - which was the framework of the final package - included $25 billion in rental assistance. As a result of Senator Manchin’s leadership, West Virginia is slated to receive an estimated $200 million from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program that was … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding To Expand COVID-19 Testing, Vaccine Distribution In 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 $119,346,660 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. Of the $119,346,660 appropriated for West Virginia, $103,153,083 is allocated for expanded COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, while $16,193,577 will be … Continue Reading

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