Press Releases

October 04, 2021

Manchin Announces $3.1 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia AmeriCorps Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,195,995 from the American Rescue Plan for AmeriCorps programs in West Virginia. This funding will strengthen efforts to provide relief for communities and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Across West Virginia, our communities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding from the American Rescue Plan will help AmeriCorps volunteers provide our … Continue Reading


October 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.1 Million To Reforest Abandoned Mine Lands In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,178,500 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reforest abandoned mine lands in Appalachia by leveraging private capital and carbon market revenues.“We have a responsibility to care for our wild and wonderful lands across Appalachia, and I am pleased the USDA is investing in efforts to reforest abandoned mine lands … Continue Reading


October 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Grant Funding For West Virginia Humanities Council

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $50,000 in grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to the West Virginia Humanities Council.The grant will enable the council to redesign a 2005 traveling exhibition, “Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood,” and develop an online “civics toolkit” for K-12 teachers comprised of articles, graphics, and interactive … Continue Reading


October 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.6 Million EDA Grant For Clean Energy Products Manufacturing In Clarksburg

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, today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.6 million grant to the Harrison County Commission in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Specifically, the grant will be used to help build and establish a clean energy products manufacturing facility, creating jobs, while also spurring … Continue Reading


September 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $180K For Mine Safety In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $180,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to Marshall University and West Virginia University Research Corporations for mine safety. The funding is from the Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Program, which supports education and training to identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working … Continue Reading


September 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.7 Million For WV Colleges and Universities, Community Colleges, Technical Schools

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,731,699 from the U.S. Department of Education for West Virginia’s, colleges, universities, community colleges, and technical schools, aiming to improve retention rates and student experiences in underserved areas. The Senators also announced $3,500,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy … Continue Reading


September 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2 Million For WV Colleges and Universities, Community Colleges, Technical Schools

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,081,463 from the U.S. Department of Education for West Virginia’s, colleges, universities, community colleges, and technical schools, aiming to improve retention rates and student experiences in underserved areas.“Every West Virginian should have the opportunity to pursue higher education, regardless of their background or where they live. I … Continue Reading


September 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $719,431 To Support West Virginia Firefighters and First Responders

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $719,431 for four fire departments in West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding was made available through FEMA’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program and Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grant program. “It is our duty to ensure the … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin Statement On Infrastructure And Reconciliation Negotiations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement about infrastructure and reconciliation negotiations.   “Every Member of Congress has a solemn duty to vote for what they believe is best for the country and the American people, not their party. Respectfully, as I have said for months, I can’t support $3.5 trillion more in spending when we have already spent $5.4 trillion since last March. At some point, all of us, regardless of party must … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.9 Million For North Central West Virginia Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,998,996 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Essential Air Service (EAS) program for the North Central West Virginia Airport. In 2019, the North Central Airport formed a partnership with SkyWest Airlines, Inc. to provide Clarksburg and Bridgeport with 12 round trips per week to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill To Help Law Enforcement Investigate Fentanyl, Protect Officers

POWER Act would help state and local law enforcement obtain drug screening devices used by federal law enforcement Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and a bipartisan, bicameral group of senators and U.S. House members reintroduced legislation to provide state and local law enforcement with high-tech devices to detect and identify dangerous drugs like fentanyl.  The Providing Officers with Electronic Resources (POWER) Act would establish a … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

With Overdoses Rising Amidst Pandemic, Manchin, Capito Introduce Resolution Designating September as "National Recovery Month"

West Virginia lost a record 1,373 West Virginians to drug related overdosesWashington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing September, 2021 as “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.” The senators’ resolution comes as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to make substance abuse treatment, prevention, and recovery more difficult—isolating many Americans struggling with mental health challenges and … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $842,436 For Land And Water Conservation Fund Projects In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the National Park Service will invest $842,436.50 to fund recreation and restoration projects in state and local parks across West Virginia. This funding was secured when Senator Manchin’s historic Great American Outdoors Act was enacted last year, which made permanent full and mandatory annual funding of $900 million for the … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin: 'Makes No Sense To Take Tools Out Of The Toolbox' Amid Transition To Cleaner Energy Future

Manchin warns about the need to protect reliability and affordability in transitioning electric sectorTo watch a video of Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, please click here.To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s questioning, please click here.Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During the hearing, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, and FERC … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For 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 $1,499,410 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to Marshall University Research Corporation to fund projects that invest in education, training, and career support services in the Appalachian region.“West Virginians are some of the hardest workers you’ll ever meet, we just need the opportunity to prove ourselves. Marshall University provides … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin Announces $18 Million From American Rescue Plan To Strengthen 27 West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $18,179,859 from the American Rescue Plan to 27 West Virginia health centers to strengthen primary healthcare infrastructure across the state and advance health outcomes in medically underserved communities. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support expansion and renovation projects, as well as … Continue Reading


September 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $500K To Support West Virginia Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Family and Youth Services Bureau for two West Virginia organizations to support West Virginia youth currently experiencing homelessness. The funding will support two Transitional Living Programs, which work to help youth who are experiencing homelessness transition to … Continue Reading


September 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $15 Million For Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Services in West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $15,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Specifically, this funding was made available through the Centers for Mental Health Services (CMHS), and will be used to support substance use disorder prevention, as well as treatment and … Continue Reading


September 27, 2021

Manchin Votes To Keep Government Open And Pay Our Bills

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to fund the federal government through December 3rd, 2021 and pay the United States’ bills without defaulting on loans by suspending the debt limit through December 16th, 2022. “Reaching the debt limit is the result of spending Congress has already authorized under both Republican and Democratic control. Defaulting on our bills in the middle of a pandemic would have devastating impacts on American workers and the … Continue Reading


September 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.9 Million For Water Infrastructure Projects In West Virginia

Washington, DC- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,969,520 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for five water infrastructure projects across West Virginia. “I’ve always said every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe, and infrastructure investments are vital to providing this and boosting West Virginia’s economy. The ARC continues to be a strong … Continue Reading

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