Press Releases

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


January 11, 2021

Manchin Urges Administration To Immediately Address COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Issues

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 45 Senators in urging U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to take immediate action to fix the significant issues of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution as coronavirus cases continue to climb. The Senators called on the Administration to work and communicate with state, local, Tribal, and territorial governments, vaccine and PPE manufacturers, public health experts, and healthcare providers to develop a plan … Continue Reading


January 11, 2021

Manchin Meets With Secretary Of Defense Nominee Austin

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, met with Secretary of Defense nominee Retired General Lloyd Austin. “As a former Governor, I understand how critical it is for the President to choose their cabinet. General Austin bravely served our nation for over four decades and has proven he is a dedicated American who will lead the Department of Defense with experience and leadership. President-elect Biden has selected … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Manchin Statement On The Nomination Of Merrick Garland As United States Attorney General

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland as the United States Attorney General. “There is not a more honorable, accomplished American than Judge Merrick Garland to lead the Department of Justice. He holds the rule of law above all else and will restore faith in the justice system. Judge Garland will reinstate disciplined leadership at the Department of Justice and will set the tone for how … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Manchin Statement On Potential Action Against President Trump

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on potential actions taken against President Trump. “No matter what course of action is taken against President Trump in 13 days, Joe Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States. Until then, I urge the good men and women honorably serving at all levels of the federal government to please stay at their post for the protection of our democracy. The actions of a rogue President will … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Manchin Statement On Certification Of 2020 Presidential Election Results

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Congressional certification of the 2020 Presidential election results. “Today was a difficult and dark day in our nation’s history. But let’s be clear - our democracy prevailed. Late tonight, Congress will certify the results of the 2020 presidential election just as the U.S. Constitution empowers us to do. In just 14 days, there will be a peaceful transition of power. Joe Biden and Kamala … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Manchin Receives Second COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine yesterday, in accordance with guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician.“Yesterday I received my second dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician and am feeling well. While the vaccine is a safe, effective way to protect ourselves from COVID-19, I will … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Issues Statement On Capitol Insurgence

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) released the following statement on the United States Capitol insurgence today. “The behavior we witnessed in the U.S. Capitol is … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Mike Myer

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Mike Myer, longtime Executive Editor of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. “Mike was a person of the upmost integrity. Over the years, we had lively debates about politics and the best direction for West Virginia. Mike was always able to look for the common ground and the best way to move forward for the sake of our state and country. I appreciate his insight and … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Manchin Statement On United States Capitol Insurrection

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the insurrection at the United States Capitol. “We are okay and ready to get back to the Senate chamber to finish our work. These thugs cannot and will not run us off. We will continue to … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Manchin Statement On Future Of The 117th Congress

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the future of the 117th Congress following the results of the special Senate elections in Georgia. “Now, more than ever, we must enter a new era of bipartisanship in Washington. With tight margins in the House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans are faced with a decision to either work together to put the priorities of our nation before partisan politics or double down on the dysfunctional … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

VA Informs Manchin Report On Patient Safety And Quality Of Care Will Not Be Delivered

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received notification that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will miss the congressionally mandated deadline to submit a report on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers (VAMC), leaving Veterans and their loved ones without information on the policies and procedures in place across the VA. Senator Manchin’s legislation, The Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2019, was introduced in response to the … Continue Reading


January 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Dam Rehabilitation Funding In Mercer County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,739,700 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the Supplemental Watershed Plan Brush Creek 14 in southern West Virginia. This funding is authorized by the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act and will help restore damage done to a flood control dam constructed in 1966 located in Mercer County. “Many … Continue Reading


January 04, 2021

Manchin Statement On West Virginia National Guard Change Of Command

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the West Virginia National Guard Change of Command which signifies the transition of leadership from General James Hoyer to General Bill Crane. “The Change of Command ceremony held today signifies the end of General Hoyer’s leadership of the West Virginia National Guard and the start of General Crane’s time as the Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard. Since 1983, General Hoyer … Continue Reading


January 01, 2021

Manchin Statement On The 15th Anniversary Of The Sago Mine Disaster

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of the 15th anniversary of the Sago mine disaster. “Fifteen years ago, we lost twelve brave coal miners who went to work at the Sago mine and never returned home to their families. As a state, we came together after the tragedy to grieve the loss of our fellow West Virginians and support the families and loved ones of those lost. After the disaster, West Virginia worked hard to pass … Continue Reading


January 01, 2021

Manchin Votes To Override President Trump's Veto Of Defense Bill

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted to override President Trump’s veto of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate voted 81-13 to override President Trump’s veto of the FY21 NDAA. Senator Manchin condemned President Trump’s reckless decision to veto the vital legislation last month.“I am relieved the Senate voted overwhelmingly today to override President Trump’s reckless and … Continue Reading


December 30, 2020

Manchin Votes To Move Forward To Override President Trump's Veto Of Defense Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to move forward in the process to override President Trump’s veto of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate voted 80-12 in favor of moving forward in the process to override President Trump’s veto. Senator Manchin condemned President Trump’s reckless decision to veto the vital legislation last week. “This evening, the Senate overwhelmingly voted to move forward in the process to … Continue Reading

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