Press Releases

March 24, 2021

Manchin Applauds Extension Of Special Enrollment Period, Encourages West Virginians To Apply For Coverage

Washington, DC -Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded President Biden's announcement that access to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period is extended until August 15th, 2021. "As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many West Virginians have lost their healthcare coverage through no fault of their own and are facing economic uncertainty. I'm am pleased the Biden Administration extended the ACA Special Enrollment Period by three months to give Americans … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Manchin Chairs First Cybersecurity Subcommittee Hearing Of 117th Congress

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services' Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, led the first subcommittee hearing of the 117th Congress. The Subcommittee on Cybersecurity oversees policies and programs related to cyber forces, operations, and capabilities. "America faces threats both seen and unseen at home and abroad, and our military must be prepared to combat any cybersecurity threat against our great nation," said Senator Manchin. "As … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Manchin Bill To Help Protect Personal Data Online

Senator Manchin's legislation will stop websites and apps from using personal data to harm others, protect user information from acts and hold companies accountable for misuse Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a group of 18 Senators in reintroducing the Data Care Act to protect Americans' personal data online. Senator Manchin's legislation would require websites, apps, and other online providers to take responsible steps to safeguard personal information and stop the … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Surgeon General Murthy

Washington, DC -Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General. "This evening I voted to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General. During his previous tenure as Surgeon General, Dr. Murthy worked to create a culture of public health promotion grounded in nutrition, physical activity and emotional well-being to help prevent conditions like obesity and diabetes that affect many West Virginians. Dr. Murthy also released a report outlining plans to … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $399K For Mental Health Research 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 $399,600 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Marshall University for mental health research. "The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a heavy burden on West Virginians struggling with mental health issues. I'm pleased HHS is investing in mental health disorder research at Marshall University which will help us support those … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Manchin, Cornyn Reintroduce Bill To Expand Broadband Access In Rural America

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) reintroduced the bipartisan Eliminate the Digital Divide Act, to distribute $10 billion to states to build out broadband infrastructure in unserved areas. This legislation will also create a process to deliver funds directly to states based on their proportion of unserved areas and includes a $1 billion set-aside for high cost areas like West Virginia. "Now more than ever, access to reliable broadband services is … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm OMB Deputy Director Young

Young was confirmed 63-37 with strong bipartisan support Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Shalanda Young as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. "Today I voted to confirm Shalanda Young as OMB Deputy Director. As clerk and staff director for the House Appropriations Committee, Ms. Young is one of the most knowledgeable people in the country on the federal budget process. Her expertise and knowledge undoubtedly qualify her to lead … Continue Reading


March 22, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Labor Secretary Walsh

Walsh was confirmed 68-29 with strong bipartisan support Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Marty Walsh as U.S. Secretary of Labor. "This evening I voted to confirm Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary. As Mayor of Boston, he created 100,000 jobs and proved his dedication to rebuilding the middle class. As the senior Senator for a state ravaged by the drug epidemic, I respect Mayor Walsh's openness about his own struggles with addiction and his strong … Continue Reading


March 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for West Virginia Airports

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $136,324 for airports across West Virginia to provide economic relief, combat the spread of COVID-19, and support the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Contract Tower Program operations. This grant funding is made available through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2020. "West Virginia airports are … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $6 Million Investment In Land And Water Conservation Projects In West Virginia

Investments made possible by Senator Manchin's historic Great American Outdoors Act Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced the USDA Forest Service will invest $6,050,000 million this year to fund projects in West Virginia to conserve critical forest and wetland habitat, support rural economic recovery, and increase public access to national forests and grasslands from the funding provided by Senator … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm CIA Director Burns

Ambassador Burns was confirmed unanimously Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm William Burns as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). "Today I voted to confirm my good friend, Ambassador William Burns, as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Ambassador Burns has a long history of public service as a career diplomat, serving our nation at home and abroad for over three decades. During our meeting in February, Ambassador Burns … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.3 Million For HIV Prevention, Treatment 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 $2,397,881 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for HIV/AIDS prevention and medical treatment across the state. "Every West Virginian has felt the impacts of the drug epidemic on our communities, which has caused an increase in … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Manchin Discusses Telehealth Accessibility During Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing

Video of Senator Manchin during the Joint Hearing of the House of Representatives and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees can be found here. Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), questioned witnesses about the accessibility of telehealth appointments at Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities across the nation. Senator Manchin questioned how the VA will accommodate Veterans in West Virginia without broadband access for … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Prevent Cuts To Medicare Healthcare Provider Payments During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led four Senators in introducing the bipartisan Medicare Sequester Relief Act which would prevent substantial cuts to Medicare payments for healthcare providers from taking effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Medicare payment cuts were delayed in the year-end package until March 31st, 2021 because many West Virginia healthcare providers rely on payments from Medicare now more than ever before to help … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Introduce Nation's First Comprehensive CO2 Infrastructure Bill

Bipartisan bill boosts carbon capture infrastructure - reducing emissions and creating more than 13,000 jobs per year Washington, DC - Infrastructure to support carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) technology remains underdeveloped in the United States, leaving a critical gap in what is needed to deploy of this crucial tool in the fight against climate change. To address this issue, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm U.S. Trade Representative Tai

Tai was confirmed 98-0 with strong bipartisan support Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Katherine Tai as the United States Trade Representative. "This evening I voted to confirm Katherine Tai as the U.S. Trade Representative. Throughout her career, Ms. Tai has excelled as a trade negotiator for the United States. Ms. Tai has proven that she is willing to examine trades deal from every angle to find the best options for the United States and West … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Manchin Bill To Ease Burden On Families Of Deceased Miners

Senator Manchin's legislation will eliminate unnecessary bureaucratic requirements standing in the way of families and their benefits Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led five Senators in introducing the Relief for Survivors of Miners Act to ease the burden on surviving families of miners who pass away due to black lung disease. Too often, survivors of deceased miners face difficulties in securing the benefits to which they are entitled, due to bureaucratic proof … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm SBA Administrator Guzman

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Isabel Guzman as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). "Today I voted to confirm Isabel Guzman as SBA Administrator. The SBA oversees many programs that help West Virginia businesses like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and new programs included in the American Rescue Plan to support our restaurants and shuttered venues. As the daughter of a small business … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million For Maternal And Child Health Services Across 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 $1,549,614 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services in West Virginia. "West Virginia mothers and children deserve access to quality, affordable healthcare, regardless of where they live. As we continue to fight the … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $12.4 Million For Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention And Treatment Grants 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 $12,407,512 in Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grants (SABG) and Mental Health Block Grants (MHBG) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources from the year-end spending package. "For over a year, West Virginians have adapted to a new way of life, which has isolated many of our fellow West Virginians from their … Continue Reading

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