Press Releases

September 27, 2018

Manchin And Heller Lead Bipartisan Effort To Direct Rural Broadband Funding To High Cost Areas

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) led a bipartisan group of senators in writing a letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to designate a high cost set aside within the e-Connectivity Pilot Program established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act to reach rural and geographically challenged areas of the country that need it most. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), of the 24 million American … Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Manchin Applauds Bill Renaming NASA Facility For West Virginian Katherine Johnson

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Senate passage of legislation he cosponsored honoring the life, legacy, and scientific contributions of famed mathematician and West Virginian Katherine Johnson. The bill would rename the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, after Mrs. Johnson. "I applaud my Senate colleagues for passing this legislation, which I was … Continue Reading


September 25, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $926K For West Virginia Infrastructure Projects

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $926,558 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for training programs for locators, excavators, and various other small vehicle operators for hazardous material response and damage prevention and pipeline safety programs in West Virginia. "In West Virginia we are blessed with an abundance of energy resources and the ability to … Continue Reading


September 24, 2018

Mineral County Becomes 22nd West Virginia County To Receive High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Designation

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the designation of Mineral County, West Virginia as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). On May 31, 2018, Senator Manchin sent a letter to the Deputy Director of National Drug Control Policy, James Carroll, encouraging the designation of Mineral County as HIDTA County. Mineral County is one of 10 areas nationwide receiving this designation, announced today by Deputy Director Carroll. The HIDTA designation will … Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $35 Million to Fight the Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $35,080,728 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address substance abuse in West Virginia. Funding comes through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will support the expansion of treatment services, strengthening … Continue Reading


September 20, 2018

Manchin Hosts Roundtable Discussion On "Jessie's Law" In Martinsburg

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), co-chair of the Senate Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, hosted a roundtable discussion today at the Shenandoah Health Center in Martinsburg with community and healthcare leaders to discuss "Jessie's Law" and the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. Earlier this week, Senator Manchin secured language in the Opioid Crisis Response Act to require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement "Jessie's Law". In March, … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Manchin Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Opioids in Ranson

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), co-chair of the Senate Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, hosted a roundtable discussion today at the Jefferson County Day Reporter Center in Ranson with community and healthcare leaders to discuss the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. Earlier this week Senator Manchin secured a provision in the Opioid Crisis Response Act that passed the Senate that will continue to ensure that West Virginia will receive more funding to fight the opioid … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More than $3.7 Million for Yeager Airport

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,708,000 in funding to extend the existing Eagle Mountain Road around the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority to provide access to 25 acres of currently inaccessible land on the airfield for future development. It also provides a secondary access route for the West Virginia Air National Guard facility located at the airport's … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $11.3 Million for Water, Wastewater Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $11,325,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding comes through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program and will go toward improving water and wastewater service across West Virginia. "The quality of basic services like clean drinking water often relies on … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Manchin Asks Acting EPA Administrator to Support Jefferson County BOE and ROCKWOOL Discussions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) wrote a letter asking Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to offer EPA staff and resources to support and engage in discussions between the Jefferson County Board of Education and ROCKWOOL. On August 28th, Senator Manchin sent a letter to Mr. Trent Ogilvie, the President of ROXUL, the ROCKWOOL Group's North American subsidiary, outlining the concerns he shares with Ranson residents. On September 4th, ROCKWOOL … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1.5 Million to Expand Naloxone Access

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,567,184 to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the expansion of Naloxone distribution to emergency medical services agencies and West Virginia State Police. "Our first responders are on the front lines of fighting the opioid epidemic and naloxone is an … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

MANCHIN, CAPITO ANNOUNCE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RESEARCH FUNDING FOR WVU

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $178,080 for West Virginia University (WVU) through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Funding comes through the NIJ's Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes program. "The forensic science programs at West Virginia University are nationally recognized and continue to … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

MANCHIN AGAIN SECURES TRIPLE THE FUNDING FOR WEST VIRGINIA TO FIGHT THE OPIOID CRISIS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured a provision, in the opioid package that passed the Senate today, that will continue to ensure that West Virginia will receive more funding to fight the opioid epidemic. When originally passed, the funding that states receive to fight the opioid epidemic is was based heavily on the number of overdose deaths rather than the rate of overdose deaths. Unfortunately, this disproportionally hurt states like West Virginia, which has a small … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $130K For Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia University has been granted $130,037 by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to support mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. "West Virginia has long been ground zero of the opioid epidemic and now ground zero for recovery efforts. This funding will help train our next … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.6 Million For West Virginia Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,636,911 through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Funding will support development projects at airports in Barbour, Kanawha, Marion, and Wayne counties. "As a pilot myself, I understand how important it is that our airports are equipped with state of the art infrastructure. Our regional … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Manchin Secures Funding for ARC, VA Caregiver Program and Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to pass the Energy & Water, Military Construction & Veterans Affairs and Legislative Branch spending bills that will benefit West Virginia. Senator Manchin authored provisions that expand the VA Caregiver Program to Veterans of all eras, increase funding to veteran homelessness prevention; and secured additional funding to fight the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. "Last night, I … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1.6 Million to Prevent Violence Against Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,626,768 for the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services through two grants from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women. Funding will help develop and strengthen law enforcement and prosecution efforts to combat violent crimes against women, as well as support services for victims of sexual assault and … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.3 Million for Green Bank Observatory

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,345,903 for the Green Bank Observatory (GBO) through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Associated Universities Inc./National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Funding will support a laser ranging measurement system on the Green Bank Telescope. This will increase the available usable time of the telescope by as much as 1,000 hours … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Manchin Statement On 17th Anniversary of September 11

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the 17th anniversary of September 11th. "Seventeen years ago our country was attacked in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Our first responders bravely ran in to the flames and our country joined the mothers, fathers and children who wept for their loved ones lost. Today we come together to reflect on that horrific day and remember the lives we lost. It is also important to remember the American … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Manchin Participates in Roundtable Discussion on Pre-Existing Conditions in Huntington

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a roundtable discussion today in West Virginia with religious, business and community leaders and West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader were both in attendance. They discussed the lawsuit threatening West Virginians' pre-existing conditions protections. This is the fifth roundtable Senator Manchin has hosted or participated in on pre-existing conditions … Continue Reading

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