Press Releases

July 06, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.8 Million for Runway Extension at Morgantown Airport

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,800,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support a runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport.  “As a pilot myself, I am pleased the FAA is investing in this runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport,” said Senator Manchin. “West Virginia’s airports are our gateway to the rest of the world, … Continue Reading


July 06, 2023

Manchin Announces $481K to Support Lily's Place

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Lily’s Place in Huntington will receive $481,719 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support its critical efforts to treat and prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and promote healthy families. This federal funding is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the … Continue Reading


July 05, 2023

Manchin Announces Randolph County’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Designation

Elkins, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia Bill Ihlenfeld to announce the designation of Randolph County in West Virginia as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). For years, Senator Manchin has strongly advocated for Randolph County to be designated as a HIDTA, which will deploy additional … Continue Reading


July 05, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.6 Million for Monongalia Head Start Program

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,625,075 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Monongalia County Board of Education Head Start Program. Head Start supports educational growth from birth to age five through services that strengthen early learning and emotional development, health and safety and family well-being. “Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a … Continue Reading


July 05, 2023

Manchin Announces Nearly $3.5 Million to Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,496,542 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen healthcare services across West Virginia. The funding will specifically be used to support statewide hospital emergency preparedness efforts, vaccinate children, and build a public health arthritis program in West Virginia. “Making these critical investments in all stages of our … Continue Reading


July 05, 2023

Manchin Announces $857K to Strengthen Educational Services in West Virginia

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $857,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for a drop-out prevention and school-to-work transition program through the West Virginia Chamber Foundation Corporation and a teacher professional development program at Shepherd University. This federal funding is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia … Continue Reading


July 05, 2023

Manchin Announces $504K for Two Research Projects at West Virginia University

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $504,992 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support vital research into plasma physics and conservation laws in atmospheric science. “West Virginia University continues to make our state proud with innovative research projects that create new knowledge in the fields of science, … Continue Reading


June 30, 2023

Manchin Announces $19.8 Million for Five West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $19,881,651 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for five West Virginia Head Start programs. Head Start supports educational growth from birth to age 5 through services that provide early learning and emotional development, health and safety and family well-being. “Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, no matter … Continue Reading


June 30, 2023

Manchin, Brown, Casey, Fetterman, Warner, Kaine Statement on Dol Proposed Rule to Reduce Silica Dust Exposure

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), John Fetterman (D-PA), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal by its Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to amend current federal standards to better protect the nation’s miners from health hazards related to exposure to respirable crystalline silica, or silica dust.  “We applaud the … Continue Reading


June 30, 2023

Manchin Announces $2.9 Million for Mingo County Advanced Air Mobility Program

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority will receive $2,900,000 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to establish an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) program at the Appalachian Regional Airport. This federal funding is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal … Continue Reading


June 30, 2023

Manchin Wishes West Virginians a Happy, Safe Independence Day

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day. “Independence Day is a time to come together as West Virginians and Americans to celebrate our great nation. On this day, we must remember the brave heroes who were willing to take up arms, fight for our freedoms and create this great nation centuries ago. We also honor our brave servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. Their sacrifices prove … Continue Reading


June 29, 2023

Manchin Announces $4.7 Million for Career Development in Appalachia

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,720,580 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the Education Alliance for the Career Acceleration, Readiness, and Employment Experiences for ARC Region Students (CAREERS) project. This federal investment will support students’ career readiness by increasing work-based learning and mentoring experiences as well as support the region's economy by … Continue Reading


June 28, 2023

Manchin Announces $10.7 Million for Three West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $10,781,344 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative Head Start Program, the Central West Virginia Community Action Association Head Start Program and the Northern Panhandle Early Head Start Program. Head Start and Early Head Start support educational growth from birth to age 5 through services that … Continue Reading


June 27, 2023

Manchin, Lummis Reintroduce Bipartisan Congressional Awards Act

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) reintroduced the bipartisan Congressional Awards Act, which would reauthorize the Congressional Award Program. The program is an incredibly high honor for citizens aged 14 to 23 and is authorized by Congress every five years. The process encourages young Americans to pursue goals focused on volunteerism, character development, and fitness. “Since its founding, the Congressional Award has sought to … Continue Reading


June 27, 2023

Manchin Announces $420K for Economic Development Planning Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $420,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to strengthen regional economic development planning in West Virginia. The funding will support designing and implementing comprehensive economic development strategies (CEDS) through four regional planning and development councils across the state. “Investing in regional economic development planning is … Continue Reading


June 27, 2023

Manchin Announces $2.1 Million for Three West Virginia Agricultural Business Development Projects

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,157,000 from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for three West Virginia business development projects through the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA). The federal awards are three of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2023 funding bill. “I’m proud … Continue Reading


June 27, 2023

Manchin Announces $798K to Support Two West Virginia Food Banks

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $798,894 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. The funding is made possible through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and will support the operations of the Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington and the Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway. “To ensure healthier and more … Continue Reading


June 26, 2023

Manchin Announces $81K to Support Affordable Housing for All West Virginians

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $81,429 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support safe, affordable housing for all West Virginians. The funding will specifically be used to promote housing stability in Mingo and Randolph Counties, support housing counseling services in southern West Virginia and help humanely and effectively address youth homelessness in Randolph … Continue Reading


June 26, 2023

Manchin Announces Nearly $2.8 Million to Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,799,172 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen healthcare services across West Virginia. The funding will specifically support training physicians and dentists at Community Health Systems in Beckley, growing the state’s nursing workforce through Shepherd University and advancing critical research into cancer detection and diagnosis … Continue Reading


June 26, 2023

Manchin Announces More Than $1.2 Billion for West Virginia Broadband Projects

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $1,210,800,969.85 in federal funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). This funding was allocated based on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband coverage maps that Senator Manchin has been challenging since 2016 when he brought then-FCC Chairman Tom … Continue Reading

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