Press Releases

November 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.4 Million in USDA Rural Development Funding

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,409,700 in Rural Development grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Housing Preservation Program and Community Facilities Program. This support will help deliver resources specific to the needs of communities across West Virginia. “Investing in rural communities across West Virginia will support local businesses and … Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Manchin Announces Nearly $124 Million From the American Rescue Plan for 440 West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced $123,905,029 to support 440 West Virginia rural healthcare providers. This funding is from the American Rescue Plan, which included $8.5 billion specifically for rural providers through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).   “Rural providers across West Virginia have worked tirelessly to provide quality, affordable healthcare to our fellow West Virginians during these difficult times while operating on … Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Manchin Wishes West Virginians a Happy Thanksgiving

A video of Senator Manchin’s statement can be found here Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement wishing West Virginians a happy Thanksgiving. “This year as West Virginians gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the great blessings we share as West Virginians and Americans. Growing up in Farmington, I was always taught that if you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings. And despite the challenges we … Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Legislation to Improve Transparency At VA Medical Centers Becomes Law

Charleston, WV - Today, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to improve transparency at VA medical centers was signed into law by President Joe Biden. This law will now require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to Congress a report on the use of security cameras in VA medical facilities.  “Over the past several years, West Virginia Veterans have lost faith in the VA system … Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

Manchin, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, introduced the Outdoor Recreation Act. This bipartisan legislation would increase and improve outdoor recreation opportunities across the nation while improving infrastructure and driving economic growth in rural communities.“West Virginia is home to stunning public lands that bring tourists from around the nation to enjoy … Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

After Manchin, Capito Efforts, WV GEAR UP Gains Full Use Of $24 Million TO Support 17,500 High-Need Students 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 applauded the resolution of an issue with the U.S. Department of Education and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission about the recent Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (WV GEAR UP) funding award. West Virginia GEAR UP will now be able to utilize the full $24 million award over the next seven years to serve … Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

Manchin Joins Charleston Mayor Goodwin For $1.75 Million Infrastructure Investment Announcement

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin to announce a $1.75 million infrastructure investment from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Charleston Capital Connector Project.“Investing in infrastructure projects across West Virginia will have a monumental impact on our communities and local economies. For months, I have been advocating for the Charleston Capital Connector Project, which will upgrade and improve the Kanawha … Continue Reading


November 19, 2021

Manchin Statement On 53rd Anniversary Of The Farmington Mine Disaster

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of the 53rd anniversary of the Consolidation Coal Company’s No. 9 Mine Tragedy in Farmington, West Virginia.“Fifty-three years ago West Virginia lost 78 brave coal miners in the Farmington No. 9 mine disaster. This immeasurable loss devastated the Mountain State, and to this day we feel the loss of our fellow West Virginians. My dear uncle John Gouzd, along with one of my neighbors and several high … Continue Reading


November 19, 2021

Manchin Applauds Senate Passage Of Bill To Award Congressional Gold Medal To 13 Servicemembers Killed In Afghanistan

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded the unanimous Senate passage of his legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 servicemembers killed in Afghanistan. “This week the Senate unanimously passed legislation to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 servicemembers who perished in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021 during the evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies … Continue Reading


November 19, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin Secures $35.9 Million To Support West Virginia Priorities

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $35,997,867 in funding for West Virginia in the past two weeks. Senator Manchin announced awards, ranging from broadband expansion to economic development and more. More details on the awards are listed below.   $16,072,811 from American Rescue Plan to expand broadband access through West Virginia schools and libraries: Senator Manchin announced another $16,072,811 from … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Manchin Delivers Oath of Office to Dr. Gupta, ONDCP Director

To view photos of Dr. Gupta swearing in ceremony, click here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered the oath of office to Dr. Gupta, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Senator Manchin also gave remarks at Dr. Gupta’s swearing in ceremony. In September, Senator Manchin introduced Dr. Gupta during his nomination hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Senator Manchin’s remarks as prepared:  I am proud that yet another West … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce RAISE Grant For Infrastructure Improvements

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,750,000 Rebuilding Americas Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equality (RAISE) grant to support the Charleston Capital Connector Project. Specifically, the funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and will upgrade approximately 3.5 miles of the Kanawha Boulevard East and approximately 0.25 miles … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Manchin Urges Increased Oversight At VA Medical Centers During Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing

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 Chris Wilber, Counselor to the Inspector General at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Brianna Ogilvie, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Policy and Oversight at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) during the SVAC committee … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $8.5 Million To Expand Broadband Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia service provider Prodigi will receive $8,583,001 over the next decade from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to expand broadband across West Virginia. Prodigi is expected to provide broadband service to 4,771 locations across the Mountain State.  “Reliable, affordable … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Three ARC Grants

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $733,887 in grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). “The ARC remains a strong partner for the Mountain State through continued investments in West Virginia, our communities and local economies. I am thrilled ARC is investing in three projects to support wastewater system improvement in Reedy, as well recovery to … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Senators In Introducing Resolution To Designate November As National Adoption Month

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 31 bipartisan Senators in introducing a resolution designating November 2021 as National Adoption Month and November 20th, 2021 as National Adoption Day. The resolution recognizes and honors adopted children and families with adopted children, as well as encourages and promotes adoption in the United States. As of last year, over 424,000 children nationally were in foster care, including more than 7,000 in West Virginia. … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Manchin: Grim Milestone of 100,000 Overdose Deaths In a Year Requires Immediate Action to Address Devastating Drug Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged immediate action to address the drastic increase in overdose related deaths in the last year. From April 2020 to April 2021, provisional data shows that more than 100,000 Americans and 1,607 West Virginians died from drug related overdoses, the highest number ever recorded over a 12-month period. West Virginia continues to have the highest rate of overdose deaths in the country, with 90 deaths per 100,000 people, … Continue Reading


November 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $406K To Expand Telehealth Services At FamilyCare Health Center in Putnam County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $406,896 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the FamilyCare Health Center in Scott Depot, West Virginia to expand telehealth services. This funding will be used to purchase laptops and video conferencing software, as well as improve the network and network security to provide high quality medical services to West Virginians. … Continue Reading


November 15, 2021

Senator's Statement on Historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Being Signed into Law

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Mark Warner (D-VA) issued the following statement after the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was signed into law. The law represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation’s history.  “Today’s signing of the bipartisan Infrastructure … Continue Reading


November 15, 2021

Manchin Joins President Biden, Bipartisan Senators To Sign Infrastructure Bill Into Law

West Virginia benefits from the bipartisan infrastructure bill can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined President Biden and a group of bipartisan, bicameral Members of Congress at the White House for the signing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that will bring around $6 billion to West Virginia for infrastructure investments over the next five years. “Today, I was honored to join President Biden and my bipartisan, bicameral … Continue Reading

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