Press Releases

December 15, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.7 Million To Keep West Virginia Communities Safe

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,726,085 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for programs across West Virginia to improve victims’ services, improve forensic science capabilities, support taskforces aimed at preventing internet crimes against children and keeping neighborhoods safe. “West Virginians deserve to feel safe and secure in their communities. These DOJ … Continue Reading


December 14, 2021

Manchin Votes To Avoid Defaulting On Our Debt

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to extend the debt limit to avoid the United States defaulting on the debt.  “Defaulting on our debt while we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, historically high and rising levels of inflation and numerous uncertainties would have devastating impacts on American workers and the economy. That is why I voted to keep the United States from defaulting on our debt and wreaking havoc on … Continue Reading


December 14, 2021

Manchin: How Many More Americans Have To Die Before We See A Culture Change At The FDA

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of Dr. Robert M. Califf’s appearance before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Dr. Califf has been nominated to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “It is abundantly clear the FDA has failed to keep Americans safe. I can’t fathom why we would confirm someone whose actions failed to swiftly curb the tide of the opioid epidemic and protect … Continue Reading


December 13, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $1.1Million From American Rescue Plan For Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program in West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,103,667 from the American Rescue Plan to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) as part of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support West Virginia mothers, infants … Continue Reading


December 10, 2021

Manchin, HHS Secretary Becerra Visit Marion Neighborhood Hospital, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

To view photos of Senator Manchin and Secretary Becerra’s visit, click hereMorgantown, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Marion Neighborhood Hospital and visited the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute to highlight the importance of rural healthcare and addressing the drug epidemic.“I was honored to welcome my friend HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra … Continue Reading


December 09, 2021

Manchin Announces $1.5 Million to Expand Broadband Access in Wayne County

 Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,551,200 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) program to the Wayne County Commission. This funding will support the first phase of the Wayne County Broadband Development Project, which will deploy 16.8 miles of broadband fiber, bringing Internet to 796 households and 191 businesses in … Continue Reading


December 09, 2021

Manchin Questions Veterans Affairs Nominee on West Virginia Rural Broadband Expansion, Employee Recruitment and Retention

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), questioned Kurt DelBene, nominee for Assistant for Information and Technology of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Senator Manchin questioned Mr. DelBene on how the VA can support broadband expansion in West Virginia and the recruitment and retention of skilled … Continue Reading


December 09, 2021

Manchin, Capito Urge Senate To Delay Medicare Payment Cuts To Help West Virginia Healthcare Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led 24 bipartisan Senators in urging Senate Leadership to continue the Medicare payment cut moratorium and extend the 2021 Medicare physician payment adjustment. These adjustments are set to expire at the end of the year, leaving West Virginia’s healthcare providers, who continue to rely on Medicare payments to stay afloat and provide quality care to West Virginians, facing a 5.75% total reduction in … Continue Reading


December 08, 2021

Manchin Bill To Overturn Private Business Vaccine Mandate Gets Bipartisan Senate Vote

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the bipartisan vote on his bill to overturn the federal government vaccine mandate for private businesses. “I have always supported a vaccine mandate for federal employees and the military because maintaining the essential services and military readiness the federal government provides is a matter of national importance. However, I do not support any government vaccine mandate for private … Continue Reading


December 08, 2021

Manchin Questions Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Nominee Admiral Grady During Armed Services Committee Hearing

Video of Senator Manchin during Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned Admiral Christopher Grady, the nominee to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Senator Manchin questioned Admiral Grady on military training opportunities in West Virginia, capacities of the U.S. Cyber … Continue Reading


December 08, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.3 Million For Raleigh County Head Start Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,368,673 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Raleigh County Community Action Association for Head Start programs. “Investing in our children’s education at a young age provides the building blocks for success. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and longtime Head Start advocate, I am proud to … Continue Reading


December 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For West Virginia Veterans Legacy Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $57,272 to the West Virginia Humanities Council from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration to support a Veterans Legacy Program (VLP) contract. This funding will engage students in researching veterans interred at West Virginia and Grafton National Cemeteries.“I always say West Virginia is one of the most … Continue Reading


December 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $845K To Improve Energy Efficiency, Resiliency in West Virginia Rural Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $845,519 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to 18 West Virginia businesses and organizations to improve energy efficiency and resiliency in rural communities across West Virginia. These awards are from the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which works to support agricultural producers and small rural businesses through … Continue Reading


December 07, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Jessica Rosenworcel To Lead Federal Communications Commission

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to confirm Jessica Rosenworcel as the first permanent female Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair. Jessica Rosenworcel was confirmed with a strong bipartisan vote of 68-31. “Today, I voted to confirm Jessica Rosenworcel to lead the Federal Communications Commission. I’ve worked with Jessica Rosenworcel for years to bring reliable, affordable broadband access to every West … Continue Reading


December 03, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin Secures $132.9 Million To Support West Virginia Priorities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $132,909,693 in funding for West Virginia in the past two weeks. Senator Manchin announced awards ranging from rural healthcare to storm damage recovery. More details on the awards are listed below. $123,905,029 from American Rescue Plan to support 440 West Virginia rural healthcare providers: Senator Manchin announced $123,905,029 to support 440 West Virginia … Continue Reading


December 03, 2021

Manchin: West Virginians Have Five Days Left To Enroll, Adjust Medicare Plans During Open Enrollment Period

West Virginians interested in enrolling or making changes to their existing plan can visit Medicare.gov Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reminded and encouraged eligible West Virginians to enroll in Medicare health and prescription drug plans during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which ends December 7, 2021. During the Medicare Open Enrollment period, West Virginians can review their coverage options and make changes to their healthcare or prescription drug … Continue Reading


December 03, 2021

West Virginia To Receive More Than $83 Million in State Revolving Funds For Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Funding from bipartisan infrastructure law Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced West Virginia will receive $83,211,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in state revolving funds (SRFs) for water and wastewater infrastructure. “Ensuring that every West Virginian has access to safe, clean drinking water has always been one of my top priorities. Now, after months of dedicated effort from both sides of the aisle, … Continue Reading


December 02, 2021

Manchin Votes To Prevent Government Shutdown

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to prevent a government shutdown and fund the federal government through February 18th, 2022 through a continuing resolution. “In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the new Omicron variant emerges, I will not vote to shut down the government for purely political reasons. There is too much at stake for the American people. But let me be clear, I do not support any government vaccine mandate on … Continue Reading


December 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.6 Million To Establish Medical Training Facility, Create Jobs In Keyser, West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced a $2,600,000 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance grant to Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and will support the … Continue Reading


December 02, 2021

Manchin Announces $250K From American Rescue Plan To Support Tamarack Foundation For The Arts

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $250,000 from the American Rescue Plan for the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts in Charleston. This funding is distributed through the National Endowment for the Arts and will help the arts and cultural sector in West Virginia recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  “The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts is a cherished institution working to support artists in the Mountain State. … Continue Reading

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