Press Releases

March 09, 2020

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Group To Introduce The Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today with his bipartisan colleagues introduced the Great American Outdoors Act, landmark legislation to preserve and protect our country's public lands. The bipartisan legislation provides permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks and other land management agencies. Last week, President Trump announced his support for this … Continue Reading


March 07, 2020

Manchin Speaks At Commissioning Of U.S. Naval Ship USS Hershel "Woody" Williams

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today was honored to give the keynote address at the commissioning of the U.S. Navy's newest Expeditionary Sea Base, USS Hershel "Woody" Williams. Woody Williams is a proud West Virginian, Marine, and Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic efforts at the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. "I am always proud to say that West Virginia is one of the most patriotic states in the country. One of the greatest examples of that patriotism is the man we … Continue Reading


March 06, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For Rainelle Storm Water Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $1,084,875 for a storm water project in Rainelle. Funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will reduce major flood risk impacting the town due to the water flow of Little Sewell Creek, Sewell Creek, and Meadow River. "In recent years, West Virginia has endured multiple weather-related disasters that … Continue Reading


March 06, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $3 Million For Math Teachers Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,999,596 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for math teachers across West Virginia through the West Virginia University Research Corporation. "Teachers are the backbone of our communities and in order for our state to thrive, we must support our teachers in every way possible. It is vital for our teachers to receive continuing education … Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Manchin To DeVos: We Need More Dedicated Funding To Combat Children And Youth Homelessness

Washington, D.C. - Today during an Appropriations Subcommittee hearing U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on the Administration's proposal to combine funding for 29 federal education programs into one block grant for states, eliminating dedicated funding for critical programs for FY 2021. Secretary DeVos has also proposed a $4.7 billion cut to education programs, eliminating essential support for our education programs like those … Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Manchin Applauds Senate Approval Of $8.3 Billion For Coronavirus Emergency Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the Senate's approval of $8.3 billion in emergency supplemental funding, including $500 million in Medicare funds, to prepare and respond to the coronavirus outbreak. The House of Representatives approved this funding earlier this week. "Congress has approved $8.3 billion in emergency funding to help ensure that the United States is prepared for the coronavirus outbreak and funds the development of new treatments, boosts … Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly 200K From LWCF For State Parks Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $199,600 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for parks and playgrounds in West Virginia. "West Virginia has a rich history and our deep appreciation for our public lands and outdoor playgrounds is at the core of it. I am pleased to partner with the LWCF to provide this investment for two of our parks. West Virginians enjoy our parks … Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For Maternal and Child Health Services in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,031,880 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that will support the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Maternal and Child Health Services programs. This funding will help DHHR maintain and strengthen their role in providing and evaluating the healthcare of women, mothers, infants, and … Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Applaud President's Support for Full, Permanent LWCF Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a press conference with his bipartisan colleagues announcing that President Trump will support their legislation to provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and to address the $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks through the Great American Outdoors Act, introduced yesterday. On April 9, 2019 Senator Manchin introduced the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act to … Continue Reading


March 03, 2020

Manchin, Capito Reintroduce Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today reintroduced the Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act to change existing privacy regulations, known as 42 CFR Part 2, surrounding medical records for those suffering with substance use disorder. The goal of the legislation is to save lives by ensuring that medical providers do not accidentally give opioids to individuals in recovery like in the case of Jessica Grubb. In order to ensure all parties … Continue Reading


March 03, 2020

Manchin Launches Coronavirus Resource Page For West Virginians

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced a coronavirus resource page on his website to ensure West Virginians have access to accurate information so they can be prepared and safe. "I have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus disease outbreak and have received several Senate briefings with officials from the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control, National Institute of Health, Department of Health and Human Services and others. Today, I … Continue Reading


March 02, 2020

This Week: Senate to Take Up Manchin’s American Energy Innovation Act

Washington, D.C. - Last week, after a full year of hearings, business meetings, and bipartisan negotiations, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, released the text of their energy innovation package. The full Senate will take up the American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA) this week. The AEIA is an all-of-the-above approach to our energy future that brings together innovative solutions that will keep our energy affordable and reliable and protect our grid while … Continue Reading


March 02, 2020

Manchin Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Affordable Care Act Challenge Later This Year

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Texas v. United States, later this year. "Today the Supreme Court announced their decision to hear Texas v. United States, a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which currently protects health coverage for 800,000 West Virginians and millions of Americans. I hope that the Supreme Court's … Continue Reading


February 29, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Madison Mayor Harold Sonny Howell

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Madison Mayor Harold Howard "Sonny" Howell II. "Gayle and I are heartbroken to learn of the passing of our dear friend Madison Mayor Harold Howard "Sonny" Howell II. My uncle, the late A. James Manchin and Sonny were the closest of friends. I met Sonny in the 1970's and he has remained an absolute unconditional, lifelong friend. I have met many unique people throughout the years but … Continue Reading


February 28, 2020

Manchin Sends Another 183 Speed Tests To FCC Highlighting Broadband Coverage Map Issues In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), has sent 330 speed test letters submitted by constituents from across West Virginia to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including 183 letters sent recently, since July 2019. These speed tests highlight incorrect broadband coverage maps and support the need for the formation of a public feedback system to better assess broadband coverage across rural states like West Virginia. These speed test results are from … Continue Reading


February 28, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $13.5 Million For Health Centers Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $13,461,596 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers across West Virginia. "This funding is especially critical on the heels of the announcement about the closure of Fairmont Regional Medical Center. Health centers across our state ensure that rural communities continue to have access to close, reliable … Continue Reading


February 27, 2020

Manchin To FCC Chairman: We Both Know The FCC's Maps Are Wrong

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on the proposed Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) timeline. In the letter he urged the FCC to go back to the drawing board and create a process and timeline that will allow for verification of the map accuracy before $16 billion in subsidies are committed over the next ten years. The Senator wrote in part, "I urge you to revise the aggressive timeline … Continue Reading


February 27, 2020

Senate Unanimously Passes Manchin, Capito Resolution In Honor Of Katherine Johnson

Washington, D.C. - Today the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to honor Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, NASA mathematician and proud West Virginian. "A White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia native, Katherine Johnson not only completed groundbreaking work at NASA during the space race, but also broke the barriers of race and gender during a critical time in our nation. Katherine graduated summa … Continue Reading


February 27, 2020

Manchin Introduces SAFE Kids Act To Educate Students On Substance Use

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced the Saving America's Future by Educating (SAFE) Kids Act of 2020. The SAFE Kids Act directs the Department of Education along with several health agencies to develop evidence-based, age appropriate curriculum on the negative impacts of substance use - including but not limited to opioids, tobacco, and vaping. This legislation also establishes a competitive grant program for states to implement the curriculum in public schools. … Continue Reading


February 26, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.6 Million For Damaged Roads Across West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced a grant of $2,626,972 through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program. This funding will help improve infrastructure throughout West Virginia and repair existing federal roads that have been devastated by flood damage. "I am thankful to the DOT for providing funds to address some of the terrible … Continue Reading

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