Press Releases

February 24, 2021

Manchin Questions Veterans Affairs Officials On COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution For Veterans

Video of Senator Manchin during the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing On Vaccines For Veterans can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), questioned a panel of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials on working with rural states to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and ensuring doses are not wasted, how the recent weather conditions affected the supply and distribution of the vaccine and how the … Continue Reading


February 24, 2021

Manchin, Cartwright Lead Bipartisan Colleagues In Calling On Administration To Protect Miners From COVID-19 Exposure

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) led 13 Members of Congress in calling on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to issue immediate guidance to protect mine workers from exposure to COVID-19. The Members said in part, "Our brave and patriotic miners risk their lives every day to power our nation, and during the COVID-19 pandemic that risk is even greater. As they continue to work in close quarters and tough conditions, miners … Continue Reading


February 24, 2021

Manchin: West Virginia To Receive Fifth Increase In Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received notification that West Virginia will be receiving a fifth increase in the weekly vaccine allocation. "As national COVID-19 vaccine production increases, West Virginia continues to see increases in our dose allocation. I was notified this morning that West Virginia will receive another weekly increase of 3,510 Pfizer vaccine doses. This is the fifth consecutive dose increase West Virginia has received since the Biden … Continue Reading


February 24, 2021

Manchin Applauds West Virginia Power Decision To Join Atlantic League Of Professional Baseball

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the decision by West Virginia Power to join the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for the 2021 season. Since November 2019, Senator Manchin has worked tirelessly to protect West Virginia's baseball teams after the restructuring of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) over the last year. "West Virginia Power has given West Virginia families countless hours of entertainment and family time, and I am incredibly pleased that these … Continue Reading


February 24, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce West Virginia Students Selected For United States Senate Youth Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that two West Virginia high school seniors, Olivia Hindman of St. Albans and Emma Romano of Bridgeport, have been selected for the 2021 U.S. Senate Youth Program. Olivia and Emma will represent West Virginia during the virtual Washington Week that will be held in March. The U.S. Senate Youth Program Washington Week is an interactive educational and leadership forum where the students will attend … Continue Reading


February 23, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. "Today I voted to confirm Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. Tom and I served together as Governors, and I know from personal experience that he will work tirelessly to get the job done. Tom is undoubtedly qualified to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture and proved during his previous tenure as Secretary of Agriculture that he prioritizes rural America and … Continue Reading


February 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for West Virginia through Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $398,937 to support two projects that will improve the quality and connectivity of forest and freshwater habitats in West Virginia. The funding is made available as part of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program's 2020 Grant Slate. "West Virginia is blessed with beautiful public lands and … Continue Reading


February 23, 2021

Manchin Applauds Progress On New Passenger Terminal And Aerotech Business Park At North Central Regional Airport

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) distribution of the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review and comment of the new Passenger Terminal and Aerotech Business Park project at North Central West Virginia Regional Airport (CKB). This Environmental Assessment is a vital step towards the completion of the Passenger Terminal and Aerotech Business Park project at the North Central Regional Airport, which will … Continue Reading


February 22, 2021

Manchin, Portman Reintroduce Bipartisan FIGHT Fentanyl Act To Permanently Schedule Fentanyl-Related Substances

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced the bipartisan Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act to permanently schedule illicitly manufactured and deadly fentanyl. In February 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a temporary scheduling order to schedule fentanyl-related substances that has allowed federal law enforcement authorities to bring criminal actions against individuals who … Continue Reading


February 22, 2021

Manchin: EPA Progress On PFAS Chemicals Good News For West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to move forward on the Final Regulatory Determination regarding two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals, PFOA and PFOS. The regulation, initially issued on January 15th, has been on hold since January 20th due to an across the board review of ongoing federal regulations as is typical under a new Presidential Administration. Following today's decision, the EPA … Continue Reading


February 19, 2021

Manchin Opposes OMB Director Nominee Neera Tanden

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to oppose Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director nominee Neera Tanden. "I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden's public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others. I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working … Continue Reading


February 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $425K For Affordable Housing And Jobs In 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 $425,000 from NeighborWorks America to create and preserve affordable housing, revitalize neighborhoods and create jobs in West Virginia. NeighborWorks America is a nonprofit organization that works with local governments, private businesses and partner organizations to support community development and develop affordable housing. "Investing in … Continue Reading


February 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.5 Million for Head Start Projects in 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 $2,531,366 to support Head Start services in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education. Our Head Start programs provide children with the skills and foundation they need to succeed, no matter their background,” … Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.8 Million for Maternal and Child Health Services

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,872,726 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services in West Virginia. This funding is made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever that West Virginia mothers and children have access to … Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $258K For West Virginia University COVID-19 Research Project

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $258,719 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to West Virginia University Research Corporation for a project to examine COVID-19 related information and misinformation on social distancing and isolation practices within closed religious communities. "The National Science Foundation has been a great partner for West Virginia and our … Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Applaud West Virginia's 2021 Top Youth Volunteers

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today congratulated West Virginia students Molly Runner of Bridgeport and Emily Carothers of Meadow Bridge for being selected as the nation's top youth volunteers for 2021, in the 26th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Molly is a senior at Bridgeport High School who helped organize and lead a suicide prevention club and program and developed a free after-school mental health support group for fellow … Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Applaud 100 New Jobs At Toyota's Buffalo Plant

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) applauded Toyota's announcement that they will be adding 100 new production jobs and investing an additional $210 million in the Buffalo manufacturing complex. "In 2005 as Governor, I had the opportunity to travel to Japan to meet with Dr. Toyoda and company officials and since then they have been a strong partner for West Virginia. I've had the pleasure of working with Toyota as they continue to build on … Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

Manchin Calls On Postmaster General To Restore On-Time Delivery And Stop Harmful Changes

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 34 Senators in calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to address persistent mail delays and clarify what actions he is taking to restore on-time mail delivery. While Congressional oversight efforts and public pressure have helped address these damaging delays and improve on-time mail delivery, many West Virginians and Americans across the country continue to face unacceptable delays and other performance issues. The Senators said in … Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

Manchin Meets With Over 60 Federal Agencies In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) met with nearly 200 representatives from over 60 federal agencies with locations in West Virginia to discuss the economic benefits of federal agencies in West Virginia and to answer any questions from the agencies. A list of the federal agencies who attended the meeting can be found here. "West Virginia is home to over 70 federal agencies and receives over $25 billion in federal funding per year. There are over 21,000 federal workers in … Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $17.5 Million for Health Centers Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) amd Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $17,580,688 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) health center cluster grant program. This funding will provide support and resources for health centers across West Virginia. "Our West Virginia health centers are front and center in providing care for our fellow West Virginians, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm … Continue Reading

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