Press Releases

July 29, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3 Million for West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $3,220,319 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start programs in West Virginia. This funding will allow programs in Raleigh and Fayette counties to continue providing critical social services to West Virginia families and children. "Head Start's mission starts with family, and in West Virginia, we … Continue Reading

July 27, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for West Virginia Health Initiatives

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the West Primary Care Association Inc. and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services will receive more $2 million from the U.S. Department of the Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will go towards helping them continue delivering excellent healthcare to West Virginians. "I'm glad this important funding is headed to the West Virginia Primary Care Association and the … Continue Reading

July 26, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Economic Development Grant for Southern West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,782,000 in funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the construction and rehabilitation of the Coalfield Development Corporation's West Edge Factory in Wayne, West Virginia. This funding will help expand job training programs for West Virginians who have experienced layoffs in the coal mining industry and will gradually create approximately 320 jobs in Wayne, … Continue Reading

July 25, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Airports in Raleigh and Ohio Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced a total of $710,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support airports in Raleigh and Ohio counties. The funding awarded will support taxiway and runway improvement projects at these airports. "Investing in our airports is key to building a strong economy for the future of West Virginia," Senator Manchin said. "With these … Continue Reading

July 22, 2016

Manchin Requests Increased Federal Funding for Flood Recovery Efforts

Manchin personally called the White House Chief of Staff to underscore Governor Tomblin's request to FEMA that the federal government cover a higher percentage of the recovery costs, saving the state and local governments millions of dollars Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke with the President's Chief of Staff to support West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's request to FEMA for an increase in the federal government's disaster recovery cost share to 90 … Continue Reading

July 21, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million for West Virginia Healthcare and Education

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that $1,188,108 will be awarded to the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute, Inc., Roane County School District and Pocahontas County Board of Education. This funding will establish a new telemedicine network that will connect clinical specialists to rural hospitals in central and southern West Virginia and medical and educational experts to school districts in rural … Continue Reading

July 20, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Talent Search Program Grant for Marshall University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $544,320 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the Talent Search Program grant. This funding will provide academic and financial support for students and prospective students at Marshall University. The purpose of the TRIO Talent Search (TS) Program is to provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity and encouragement to complete high school and … Continue Reading

July 20, 2016

Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding Awarded to West Virginia Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $990,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for two West Virginia airports. Wheeling Ohio County Airport will receive $315,000 to update the airport master plan and layout plans for future development projects. Additionally, $675,000 has been awarded to the Morgantown Municipal-Walter L. Bill Hart Field … Continue Reading

July 19, 2016

Senator Manchin, Governor Tomblin Launch Uber Services in West Virginia

Ridesharing service initially available in Charleston and Morgantown CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today took the first Uber ride in West Virginia - from the Capitol Market to the State Capitol to announce the official launch of Uber services in the state. They were joined by Tom Hayes, Uber General Manager for West Virginia. "I am excited to welcome Uber to West Virginia," Senator Manchin said. "Uber is part of our rapidly changing economy and I'm … Continue Reading

July 14, 2016

Manchin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Hold Iran Accountable

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Marco Rubio (R-F.L.) today introduced the Countering Iranian Threats Act of 2016. The bipartisan bill expands sanctions for ballistic missile development, support for terrorism, and other illicit Iranian actions; sanctions transfers of conventional weapons to or from Iran; and extends the Iran Sanctions Act. "We need to send a strong message to Iran that Congress is monitoring their … Continue Reading

July 14, 2016

Manchin Introduces Legislation to Require Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today, along with Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Angus King (I-ME), introduced the Prescription Drug Monitoring Act to require the use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) in all states that receive certain federal funding to combat opioid abuse and also requires states to make their PDMP data available to other states. The introduction of this bill comes on the day the Senate is poised to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and … Continue Reading

July 13, 2016

Manchin Applauds Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the bicameral compromise reached to enact the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 (CARA), which is now on its way to the President's desk. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation will help combat the opioid epidemic nationwide, but it lacks the robust funding that is so desperately needed to support these critical programs and treatment centers. "The passage of CARA is a solid start in launching a broad effort to combat … Continue Reading

July 13, 2016

Manchin Secures Customs and Border Protection Officer for Yeager Airport

Washington, DC - Today Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will replace the Customs officer at Yeager Airport in Charleston, after being without an officer following the retirement of Officer Norm Justice on December 31, 2014. According to a study conducted by the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events at the University of Southern California, adding a single CBP officer equates to annual benefits of $2 million in gross … Continue Reading

July 13, 2016

Manchin Applauds Final Passage of FAA Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. - As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill, which extends the FAA authority through September 2017. Included in the bipartisan, bicameral bill are provisions important to West Virginia such as increased security at transportation hubs and protections to ensure small, rural communities maintain essential air service. … Continue Reading

July 13, 2016

Manchin, Mikulski, Cardin, Capito Introduce Legislation to Designate Appalachian Forest Heritage Area

Legislation will provide a framework to continue to conserve the cultural, natural and historical heritage Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area Act of 2016. This bipartisan legislation will provide a cooperative management framework to Maryland and West Virginia, eighteen counties within those states, all levels of government and the … Continue Reading

July 12, 2016

Manchin Statement on Advancement of Comprehensive Energy Bill to Conference Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the Senate voted to advance the Energy Policy Modernization Act to Conference Committee. Included in the bill are four of Senator Manchin's measures that comprise the entirety of the bill's coal title and focus on promoting an all-of-the-above energy policy. "We have not had a major energy bill since 2005, so I am pleased that Congress is moving this process forward and sending this comprehensive … Continue Reading

July 11, 2016

Senators to FCC: Close the Rural Broadband Gap

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) are leading a bipartisan effort urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update the Universal Service Fund's (USF) Mobility Fund, which is aimed at providing broadband service to rural and underserved areas. Manchin and Wicker were joined by 26 Senators in a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for the agency to prioritize new mobile broadband deployment in these areas as well as preserve and upgrade … Continue Reading

July 08, 2016

Manchin Statement on the Passing of West Virginian Nicholas "Corky" DeMarco

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on the passing of Nicholas "Corky" DeMarco, the executive director of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association. "Gayle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Corky DeMarco, a lifelong West Virginian. Corky was a leader in our state working in both public service and business, and he will be dearly missed. "Corky was proud to be a West Virginian, and when asked about the places he had lived … Continue Reading

July 08, 2016

Manchin Statement on Dallas Shootings

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) release the following statement regarding the shooting in Dallas, TX, killing five officers and injuring others. "Gayle and I are deeply saddened by the shooting that took place last night in Dallas. Our brave police officers put their lives on the line every single day to keep citizens safe, and these five heroic officers' lives were taken in a heinous and cowardice act while they protected their citizens right to peaceful protest. … Continue Reading

July 07, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $900,000 for Rural Healthcare Initiatives In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced a total of $949,992 will be awarded to the West Virginia University (WVU) Telehealth Network Grant Program and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. "Every West Virginian deserves access to quality healthcare," Senator Manchin said. "This funding will help enable the WVU Telehealth Network to continue utilizing important technologies to serve rural health centers throughout West … Continue Reading

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