Press Releases

July 16, 2020

Manchin Hosts Virtual Feedback Session On Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a virtual feedback session with various groups from across West Virginia to provide feedback on the COVID-19 pandemic relief packages and future funding priorities. Senator Manchin was joined by over 40 West Virginia organizations and more than 500 community leaders, state legislators, and West Virginians.“Today’s feedback session with leaders from across West Virginia gave me important insight into the issues businesses and … Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

Trump Administration To Support West Virginia Media Outlets Following Manchin Urging

Charleston, WV - After urging from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Trump Administration outlined plans to work with local media organizations to place COVID-19 public service announcements (PSA) across the United States.In April, Senator Manchin led his bipartisan colleagues in calling on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to work with other federal agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic to support local media organizations, which rely on ad revenue from local businesses to … Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $579K For Research Projects At West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $579,603 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support two research projects through the West Virginia University Research Corporation.“I am always pleased to see West Virginia University (WVU) receive funding for research projects in every field. These funds help researchers at WVU conduct vital research to help us understand our … Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $300K For Marshall University COVID-19 Response

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $300,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Marshall University through the CARES Act to boost Marshall’s support for regional economic development strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“As healthcare providers across West Virginia care for those with COVID-19, we also need to address the economic impacts of … Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

Manchin Statement On Charges Announced In Clarksburg VAMC Investigation

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the charges announced today in the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) investigation.“My heart goes out to the families and loved ones who tragically lost a Veteran and have had to endure this injustice. While overdue, today justice is finally being served. I hope today’s announcement brings some semblance of peace to their hearts and to the families who are still uncertain about … Continue Reading


July 13, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.2 Million For Stroke Research At West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,276,620 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support stroke research at West Virginia University (WVU).“West Virginia consistently ranks in the top ten states with the highest rates of stroke and heart disease related issues,” said Senator Manchin. “With a highly … Continue Reading


July 10, 2020

Following Manchin Urging, HHS Distributes Increased Funding For West Virginia Hospitals

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today praised the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for awarding $58,580,583 to rural hospitals and hospitals providing care to a high percentage of vulnerable patients in West Virginia. $40,206,685 will be awarded to hospitals serving a high percentage of vulnerable patients and $18,373,898 will be awarded to rural hospitals. These distribution levels come after months of urging from Senator Manchin.“I am relieved that … Continue Reading


July 10, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $376K 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 $376,094 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support health centers’ and health center look-alikes’ COVID-19 response and testing efforts in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which was signed into law by President Trump on April … Continue Reading


July 09, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $100,000 For West Virginia Farm To School Program

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $99,997 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve access to local foods in schools by implementing and expanding a farm to school program in West Virginia.“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced every West Virginian to change their daily lives, including our students and children. As we approach the fall, regardless of whether our … Continue Reading


July 09, 2020

Manchin Tours Qlabs COVID-19 Testing Lab In Charleston

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited Qlabs Inc., a COVID-19 testing lab, to receive an update on statewide testing initiatives and thank local lab workers. To view pictures from Senator Manchin’s visit click here. To view video from Senator Manchin’s visit click here. “Reliable and readily available testing is a critical aspect of combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and Qlabs, Inc. is playing an important role in our efforts here in the Mountain State. I … Continue Reading


July 09, 2020

West Virginia Delegation Urges Air Force To Select West Virginia National Guard For Aircraft Program

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3), urged the U.S. Air Force to select the 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston for the current Air National Guard C-130J Recapitalization and Basing program.The new C-130J aircraft would provide the West Virginia Air National Guard (WVANG) with greater capability in supporting our state … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Manchin, Collins Bill To Increase Funding For Library Broadband Hotspots In Rural America

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) plan to introduce the bipartisan Hotspots and Online Technology and Services Procurement for our Tribes and States (HOTSPOTS) Act during the next Senate session. The HOTSPOTS Act would create a 2-year, $160 million hotspot pilot program with a minimum allotment of $1.6 million per State to allow States, Tribes, and Territories to purchase and distribute Internet-connected devices to libraries in low-income and … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Manchin, Capito Applaud $6 Million From ARC For West Virginia Small Businesses Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the allocation of $6 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Our small businesses are vital to our communities and the state economy, and right now Main Street needs help. As West Virginia’s small businesses continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must do … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Manchin Introduces Resolution Supporting USPS, Presses For More Funding To Offset COVID-19 Losses

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 43 Senators in introducing a resolution supporting the United States Postal Service (USPS) and advocating for more USPS funding in future COVID-19 relief packages.“The U.S. Postal Service is a vital federal agency that ensures all Americans can utilize the mailing system that many of us take for granted. In rural states like West Virginia, the USPS services are even more important because they provide everyone access to their letters, … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Manchin Bill To Provide Paralyzed Veterans With Vehicles

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the bipartisan Advancing Uniform Transportation Opportunities (AUTO) for Veterans Act which would allow for a new vehicle grant every 10 years for paralyzed Veterans. Currently, paralyzed Veterans are only able to receive an automobile grant once in their life.“Our paralyzed Veterans live with the constant reminder of their personal sacrifices made to keep their fellow Americans safe. They fought for … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Manchin Applauds FCC Approval Of Charleston Area Medical Center Telehealth Program Application

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval of Charleston Area Medical Center’s application for $781,964 to procure remote monitoring devices, remote patient monitoring platform, network upgrades, and a telehealth platform to improve the outpatient telehealth platform as well as develop a telehealth service to assist rural West Virginia hospitals and patients by giving specialists a method to connect to other … Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Manchin Visits Fairmont Tech Site And Hospital

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited Fairmont to participate in an outdoor ribbon cutting ceremony at 4D Tech Solutions, Inc. and thank healthcare workers at Fairmont Medical Center, a campus of JW Ruby Hospital. “I was incredibly impressed with the work 4D Tech Solutions is doing in coordination with the Department of Defense to develop advanced technologies our military personnel can rely on. They’re also working towards production of … Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Manchin Calls For Additional Funding For West Virginia Children's Hospitals Impacted By The COVID-19 Pandemic

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a bipartisan call for additional funding for the children’s hospitals in West Virginia that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Senators said in part, “We write to thank you for your efforts to distribute funding from the Provider Relief Fund to the facilities caring for individuals infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we are very concerned that a disproportionately low amount of this funding has … Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Manchin Announces More Than $3.4 Million From PILT Program For West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced $3,463,622 from the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to counties in West Virginia. These county payments are made annually for tax-exempt Federal lands administered by DOI agencies including the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and for lands administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service. "Many of our local governments that have … Continue Reading


July 05, 2020

Manchin Statement on Cancellation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the announcement that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project has been cancelled. "I’m disappointed to learn plans to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have been cancelled. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline project took meaningful steps to ensure the pipeline was safely constructed and the Appalachian Trail and surrounding areas … Continue Reading

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