Press Releases

November 01, 2023

Grants at a Glance: Manchin Announces $83.6 Million for West Virginia in October 2023

Washington, DC - This past October, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $83,610,011 in federal funding for the state of West Virginia. The awards will support a wide range of West Virginia priorities, including financial assistance for household energy costs, mining education and safety programs, upgrades to water infrastructure, economic development projects and more. “One of my top priorities in the Senate is to ensure West Virginia is … Continue Reading


November 01, 2023

Manchin Announces $500K EPIC Grand Prize for Deployment Engine Energy Startup and Entrepreneur Incubator

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that ADL Ventures would be awarded a $500,000 prize through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) American-Made Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) to develop The Deployment Engine based in Charleston, West Virginia. Partnering with regional entities, ADL Ventures is creating a hard-tech, low-carbon construction focused accelerator working to revitalize … Continue Reading


November 01, 2023

West Virginia Delegation Pushes for Disaster Declaration Approval

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) as well as U.S. Representatives Carol Miller (R-WV) and Alex Mooney (R-WV) urged U.S. President Joe Biden and FEMA Region III Administrator MaryAnn Tierney to consider the State of West Virginia’s appeal for a major disaster declaration. Heavy rains caused flooding and residential damage in Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Harrison and Kanawha counties in late August 2023. “We applaud the tireless dedication of our … Continue Reading


October 31, 2023

Manchin Questions U.S. Secretaries of Defense and State on U.S. Military Support for Ukraine and Israel, Securing U.S. Border

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned the U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin and U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on the importance of providing military aid for Israel, our commitment to supporting Ukraine against Russia’s war, and the need to secure the U.S. border. On U.S. military support for Ukraine and Israel: “First of all, we know that Ukraine can't succeed … Continue Reading


October 31, 2023

Manchin Statement on Daniel-Davis Being Named Acting Deputy Secretary at Interior

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following the Administration’s naming of Laura Daniel-Davis as Acting Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Interior. “This appointment is yet another example of this Administration disregarding Congress and elevating nominees when they are unable to get the bipartisan support needed for confirmation. Their insistence on ignoring the … Continue Reading


October 27, 2023

Manchin Raises Concerns over EPA’s Proposed Emission Standards for Coke Plants

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, urging EPA to reconsider a proposal amending the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Coke Ovens. Coke is a critical fuel used in the steelmaking process that is created by heating metallurgical coal in the absence of air. “EPA's … Continue Reading


October 26, 2023

Manchin, Cassidy Lead Effort to Overturn Biden Administration Rule Threatening American Franchise Model, Small Business

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced they will introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new joint employer rule, which forces liability on companies for another business’ employees even if they do not directly oversee them. The NLRB released the final joint employer rule earlier … Continue Reading


October 26, 2023

Manchin Questions VA Officials on Access to Veterans Healthcare, Compensation and Pension Exams in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, questioned Department of Veterans’ Affairs officials on access to healthcare for West Virginia Veterans and the backlog of Compensation and Pension Exams in West Virginia. On access to healthcare for West Virginia Veterans: “We have a lot of Veterans in West Virginia and they all want to go to Veterans clinics or hospitals to get their care. They say they’re better understood and … Continue Reading


October 26, 2023

Manchin Urges EPA to Reconsider Proposed Methane Rules

Washington, DC — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan outlining serious concerns with a proposed rule to increase methane regulations on oil and gas facilities, and proposed changes to Subpart W of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).  “The current Administration has made its intentions clear: it is determined to target our … Continue Reading


October 26, 2023

Manchin: Without IRA We Would Have Zero Lease Sales

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine federal offshore energy strategy and policies. During the hearing, Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV), highlighted that, if not for Chairman Manchin’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Administration would not be holding any offshore oil and gas lease sales until at least 2029. Chairman Manchin also discussed restrictions that improperly targeted oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico related to … Continue Reading


October 26, 2023

Manchin Calls on Administration to Hold Full Lease Sale 261 on November 8th

Washington, DC — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ order on offshore oil and gas Lease Sale 261 that stays an injunction granted by the Western District of Louisiana Court and creates uncertainty for Lease Sale 261. “This administration has made a complete mess of Lease Sale 261, despite clear direction in the IRA to proceed with this sale by … Continue Reading


October 25, 2023

Manchin Announces $7.5 Million for West Virginia Bureau for Public Health to Reimburse COVID-19 Costs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $7,539,032 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health. The funding will reimburse costs accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Our healthcare professionals go above and beyond to care for their fellow West Virginians, and we must ensure they have the resources necessary to keep … Continue Reading


October 24, 2023

Manchin Supports Jack Lew As U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Calls for Swift Confirmation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his support for Jack Lew to be U.S. Ambassador to the State of Israel. “I have known Jack Lew to be an honest and straightforward person throughout his many years in public service, and we have remained friends through those years despite our differing views on the Iran Deal in 2015. After speaking with him multiple times and given his nomination for the position of Ambassador to Israel, our closest … Continue Reading


October 24, 2023

Manchin Announces $31.5 Million in Energy Assistance for West Virginia Families

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $31,563,526 from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the state of West Virginia. LIHEAP is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and provides critical financial assistance to low-income Americans with energy costs that represent a disproportionate share of their … Continue Reading


October 24, 2023

Manchin Announces $500K to Support Energy Efficiency Improvements for West Virginia Small Businesses

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for West Virginia University and Partner Community Capital. The funding is made possible through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and will provide technical assistance to small businesses to advance energy efficiency … Continue Reading


October 23, 2023

Manchin Supports Israel Following Hamas Terrorist Attack

Washington, DC— Following the horrific terrorist attack by Hamas, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been working every day to support Israel in its time of need and make sure that Israelis have what they need to rightfully defend themselves.  “We cannot let terrorists win and we will not rest until we have done everything we can to support Israel in this time of need,” said Senator Manchin. “Our steadfast support is bipartisan and vitally … Continue Reading


October 23, 2023

Manchin Announces Ethan Reese as Winner of 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced Ethan Reese from Beverly Elementary School in Randolph County as the winner of the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree essay contest. More than 400 entries were received from fourth graders across West Virginia. Ethan will travel to DC this holiday season to take part in the official tree-lighting ceremony alongside members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the … Continue Reading


October 23, 2023

Manchin Announces Two Tech Hubs Strategy Development Grants for West Virginia

Charleston, WV — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded two Tech Hubs Strategy Development Grants for West Virginia, which will strengthen the state’s growing and diverse technology sector and create future economic opportunities for West Virginians. Senator Manchin strongly advocated for the creation of the Tech Hubs Program in the CHIPS and Science Act, a once-in-a-lifetime investment designed to drive regional … Continue Reading


October 20, 2023

Manchin Celebrates Groundbreaking of Nucor Steel’s $3 Billion Mason County Sheet Mill

Apple Grove, WV — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, attended the groundbreaking of Nucor Steel’s new state-of-the-art sheet mill in Apple Grove, West Virginia. The new mill represents a $3.1 billion investment in Mason County, West Virginia, that will create as many as 2,000 construction jobs and approximately 800 full-time positions when fully operational.  “West Virginia’s steel industry was started in Wheeling in 1884. … Continue Reading


October 20, 2023

Manchin Questions Republicans’ Change of Heart After They Praised IRA in Amicus Brief

Charleston, WV — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, refuted claims made by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the ENR Committee, and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, in a misleading report about the Inflation Reduction Act.  “As a result of the Inflation Reduction Act, we are now producing more energy than ever before in our nation’s … Continue Reading

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