Press Releases

March 11, 2021

Manchin Receives Notification On West Virginia Vaccine Allocation Increase, 9 Health Centers Eligible To Order Vaccine Doses

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received an update on the seventh weekly increase in COVID-19 vaccine allocation for West Virginia. West Virginia will receive an increase of 4,680 first and second Pfizer vaccine doses. Overall, West Virginia will receive 37,000 first and second Moderna doses, 51,400 first and second Pfizer doses, and 2,200 Johnson & Johnson doses next week. In addition, nine health centers across West Virginia have been invited to order COVID-19 … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Manchin, Collins Reintroduce Bill To Provide Broadband And Hotspots To Rural Americans

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME), reintroduced the bipartisan Hotspots and Online Technology and Services Procurement for our Tribes and States (HOTSPOTS) Act which would create a 2-year, $200 million hotspot pilot program with a minimum allotment of $2 million per State to allow States, Tribes, and Territories to purchase and distribute Internet-connected devices to libraries in low-income and rural areas. "Every American and West Virginian … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Manchin Will Vote To Confirm Becerra As Secretary Of Health And Human Services

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), released the following statement on his decision to vote to confirm California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "As our nation faces deep divides and a healthcare crisis that has taken the lives of far too many Americans, we must commit to working together to heal our nation. While Attorney General Xavier Becerra and I have very different records on issues … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Improve Broadband Access For Rural Students

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Connected Rural Schools Act to help close the digital disconnect for rural students. This bipartisan legislation will ensure that broadband and other internet accessibility technologies are eligible for funding from the existing Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program. "Access to reliable broadband is crucial in the 21st century and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many West Virginian … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Manchin Discusses Impacts Of His Bipartisan Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act During Veterans Committee Hearing

Video of Senator Manchin during Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Hearing can be found here Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), discussed the need for the Senate to pass his bipartisan Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act during a Senate Veterans Affair Committee hearing on military toxic exposures. Senator Manchin's legislation would address a barrier currently preventing many Veterans from receiving … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Assistance to Firefighters Grants 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 $126,729 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for several Fire Departments in West Virginia. This funding was made available through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. "Every day firefighters across West Virginia risk their lives to protect their fellow West Virginians. … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm EPA Administrator Regan

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Michael Regan as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. "Today I voted to confirm Michael Regan as EPA Administrator. Mr. Regan has proven his willingness to work across the aisle to implement commonsense policies that help states like West Virginia that have been impacted by changing energy markets. Mr. Regan has also fought to address the impacts of PFAS contamination, an issue many West Virginians … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Senators Manchin, Capito Introduce Legislation To Modernize 48A Tax Credit For CCUS Retrofit Projects

Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Would Advance Adoption of CCUS Technology to Support Domestic Energy Security, Reduce Emissions 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) reintroduced the Carbon Capture Modernization Act, legislation to modernize the Section 48A tax credit for coal facilities to better support the use of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology. The … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Manchin, Local Leaders Discuss Benefits Of COVID-19 Relief Package For West Virginia Local Governments

Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended a virtual roundtable with members of the West Virginia Municipal League (WVML), West Virginia Association of Counties (WVACO) and County Commissioners Association of West Virginia (CCAWV) to discuss and answer questions about the at least $4 billion in direct federal funding and the benefits to West Virginia local governments. Senator Manchin secured this funding for West Virginia in the American Rescue Plan that passed … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Garland As Attorney General

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Judge Merrick Garland as U.S. Attorney General. "Today I voted to confirm Judge Merrick Garland as the United States Attorney General. Judge Garland is one of the most honorable, accomplished Americans who holds the rule of law, the foundation of our American ideals, above all else. Judge Garland has dedicated himself to public service, serving in the judicial system throughout his career after graduating from Harvard … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Housing And Urban Development Secretary Fudge

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Congresswoman Marcia Fudge as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). "Today I voted to confirm Congresswoman Marcia Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Representative Fudge has proven herself to be a strong advocate for unrepresented groups - like rural communities across West Virginia - that have been left behind in the rapidly changing economy. During our conversation this week, … Continue Reading


March 09, 2021

Manchin Praises USA's Investments To Improve National Forest and Grassland Infrastructure

Investments made possible by Senator Manchin's historic Great American Outdoors Act Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest $285 million to help the Forest Service address critical deferred maintenance and improve transportation and recreation infrastructure on national forests and grasslands. This funding was secured when Senator Manchin's historic Great American Outdoors Act was enacted last year, providing $9.5 … Continue Reading


March 08, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $15.9 Million for Health Centers Across 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 $15,945,646 for health centers across West Virginia. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Health centers play a central role in providing affordable healthcare for West Virginians, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As more and more West Virginians receive the COVID-19 vaccine, health … Continue Reading


March 06, 2021

Manchin Votes For COVID-19 Relief Package

COVID-19 relief package includes billions to help West Virginia kill COVID-19 and rebuild Washington, DC - This afternoon, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to pass the COVID-19 relief package to help America end the COVID-19 pandemic. "Nearly a year ago, the first West Virginian was diagnosed with COVID-19. We have spent the last year mourning over 500,000 Americans and over 2,300 West Virginians who lost their lives due to this horrific virus. Our healthcare providers and frontline … Continue Reading


March 06, 2021

Senate Passes Manchin Amendment To Help Students Experiencing Homelessness

To view Senator Manchin deliver remarks on the Senate Floor click here Washington, DC - This morning, by a unanimous vote, the Senate passed a bipartisan amendment to the COVID-19 relief package introduced by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to create a new, dedicated emergency funding stream through the U.S. Department of Education to help schools identify and assist students experiencing homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The amendment was cosponsored by Senators Lisa Murkowski … Continue Reading


March 05, 2021

Manchin Delivers Targeted Tax Break And Unemployment Benefits

Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the agreed compromise on tax breaks and unemployment benefits in the COVID-19 relief package. "The President has made it clear we will have enough vaccines for every American by the end of May and I am confident the economic recovery will follow. We have reached a compromise that enables the economy to rebound quickly while also protecting those receiving unemployment benefits from being hit … Continue Reading


March 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for WVU to Enhance Online STEM Learning

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $307,040 for the West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) through the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding will support a research project that seeks to identify and implement effective, evidenced-based online tutoring practices for undergraduate STEM learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "During the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


March 04, 2021

Manchin Statement on Clarksburg VAMC Settlements

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the settlements between the United States government and seven of the victim's families from the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) investigation. Reta Mays, a former Clarksburg VAMC nurse, pled guilty to murdering seven Veterans at the Clarksburg VAMC in July. "The settlements reached in the Clarksburg VAMC investigation are welcome news for our Veteran community and the families of each … Continue Reading


March 04, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million EDA Investment into 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 a $1,500,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Natural Capital Investment Fund, Inc. (NCIF), in Charles Town, West Virginia. This grant will give NCIF the ability to provide the staffing and technical assistance capacity needed to deploy technical assistance and up to $5 million in capital to West Virginia businesses impacted by COVID-19. This … Continue Reading


March 04, 2021

Manchin Calls On Biden Administration To Create Modern, Unified Federal Broadband Standard

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Angus King (I-ME) and Rob Portman (R-OH) called on the Biden Administration to update federal standards for high-speed broadband to reflect modern uses and align those standards across the federal government. In a bipartisan letter to the Biden Administration's top officials for federal broadband policy - including Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Acting Chair of the … Continue Reading

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