Press Releases

April 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce NASA Research Award for West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice and Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee, today announced an award of $100,000 to West Virginia University (WVU) for space research from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). This funding was made available under the Rapid Response Research program and will help … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $3 Million For Affordable Housing 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 $3,000,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Trust Fund (HTF) through the CARES Act, which was signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, to preserve and expand affordable housing options and provide assistance for low-income families in West Virginia.“Investment in public housing is critical to the … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

Manchin Leads Colleagues In Calling For MSHA To Implement Emergency Standards To Protect Miners During Coronavirus Pandemic

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led eight Senators in calling for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to implement emergency standards to protect America’s brave coal miners who continue to power our nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Coal miners are the backbone of this country; they have always risked their lives to provide the power that keeps our lights on and the energy flowing to our homes and businesses. When it comes to the coal … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

Manchin Presses Pence For Increased Support For West Virginia Rural Healthcare Providers

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) pressed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for increased support for rural healthcare providers in West Virginia in any future COVID-19 emergency funding packages. Senator Manchin has proposed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) amend the formula used to distribute CARES Act funding because the current formula leaves rural West Virginia behind.“Today I explained to Vice President Pence that the current formula … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $400K To Combat Children And Youth Homeless 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 $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Westbrook Health Services to address children and youth homelessness and help families affected by the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.“Every child deserves a stable home and a warm bed to sleep in. The opioid epidemic has directly affected our homeless children and … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

Manchin Advocates For Dedicated, Flexible State And Local Government Emergency Funding

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 32 Senators in advocating for state, local, and tribal governments to receive dedicated, flexible funding in the next COVID-19 emergency funding package. While West Virginia has received $625 million for state and local governments to support their COVID-19 pandemic response, state and local governments need more flexible, dedicated funding in the next emergency funding package.The Senators said in part, “On behalf of our … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Manchin Hears From West Virginia Faith Leaders, Nurses Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in separate calls with the West Virginia Council of Churches and the National Nurses United West Virginia Nurses to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "Today I heard from nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and the leaders of our faith communities across the state who shared their concerns with me and asked questions about the ongoing pandemic, resources available, and what the federal … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.2 Million For Head Start Programs 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 $1,285,032 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Raleigh County Community Action Association Head Start programs. “Head Start programs play a pivotal role in setting our children up for success. Every child deserves quality early education and Head Start programs make that a reality for children across West … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Manchin: Congress Must Approve More Funding For Rural Small Businesses

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) running out of funding for loans to American businesses and the need for Congress to approve additional funding. “West Virginia small businesses are hurting. It’s time to stop the partisan bickering and come together to fix this. Congress must act in a bipartisan way to quickly invest more funding into the PPP and we need to do so in a way that protects small … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Manchin Urges VA To Reconsider Rule That Limits Veterans' Ability To Correct Benefits Decisions

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led seven Senators in demanding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reconsider recent efforts to restrict Veterans’ ability to review and dispute their disability claims before they are finalized.The Senators said in part, “This decision could lead to more costly appeals and delays for Veterans and it puts the burden on the Veteran to now file a formal appeal, for a slight technical correction that could have been caught by … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Manchin Hears From West Virginia Broadcasters, Educators Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in separate calls with the West Virginia Broadcasters Association and the West Virginia Education Association to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“During the COVID-19 pandemic, West Virginians are relying on local news to inform them of what is going on across the nation and in our state. Students across the Mountain State are relying on their teachers to be innovative and create new ways for … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $9.4 Million For Airports 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 $9,398,776 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airports across West Virginia through the Coronavirus Air, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) which was signed by President Trump on March 27th.“West Virginia airports are vital to the state’s economy which is being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Manchin Statement On West Virginia's SBA Funding

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced $1,054,712,809 has been awarded to 5,211 West Virginia businesses.“I’m glad to see financial relief being issued to West Virginia businesses. West Virginia small businesses are the heart of our economy and they support families and communities throughout our state. But I continue to hear from West Virginia business owners that they are … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $23 Million for Child Care and Development Support in West Virginia During COVID-19 Pandemic

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $23,161,653 for vulnerable populations across West Virginia in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. These Child Care and Development Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families is made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding Opportunity for College Students Impacted by Coronavirus

CHARLESTON, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the potential for $66,559,082 from the U.S. Department of Education for Higher Education Institutions West Virginia. Specifically, the funding, which was made possible following President Donald J. Trump’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), can provide direct emergency cash grants to college … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Manchin Hears From West Virginia Philanthropy Organizations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a call with Philanthropy West Virginia's members, including private, family, corporate, and community foundations and companies; the WV Nonprofit Association; and the WV United Way Collaborative to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“West Virginians always take care of one another during difficult times. We have seen the strength of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the support … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $500K For West Virginia's Hospital Preparedness Program

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $536,443 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Healthcare Education Foundation of West Virginia as part of the Hospital Preparedness Program. "Our hospitals and healthcare professionals are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and have been working tirelessly to care for those affected by this terrible pandemic. … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Manchin Statement On Taylor County Mining Accident

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the early morning mining accident at the Leer Mining Complex in Taylor County that resulted in two miners being flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital. “Gayle and I are praying for a swift recovery for the miners injured in Taylor County this morning. We send our hearts out to the miners’ families and loved ones as they work to support our injured miners. Our brave miners put their lives on the line every day … Continue Reading


April 13, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More than $22 Million for Health Centers Across West Virginia Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $22,161,110 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for 28 health centers across West Virginia. This funding, which was made possible following President Trump's signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), will help community health … Continue Reading


April 13, 2020

Manchin Announces Nearly $2.5 Million For Workers Impacted By Coal Layoffs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $2,429,090 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in additional National Dislocated Worker Grant funding for West Virginia following Senator Manchin's urging. Workforce West Virginia, in partnership with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Career Centers, will receive this funding to continue providing employment and training services to workers affected by coal industry layoffs in the state. "Our coal miners do … Continue Reading

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