Press Releases

October 29, 2021

Manchin Statement On Confirmation of Dr. Gupta To Lead Office of National Drug Control Policy

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the confirmation of Dr. Rahul Gupta to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). “Last night, yet another extraordinary West Virginian was confirmed to serve the American people, Dr. Rahul Gupta. As I said during his confirmation hearing, Dr. Gupta intimately understands the needs of communities across America, and would be the first physician ever to hold this position. His … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

Manchin Announces $4.5 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia Airports

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,521,554 from the American Rescue Plan for 9 airports in West Virginia. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide economic relief and increase safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. “West Virginia depends on our regional airports to serve as manufacturing and economic hubs and to bring new tourists to the Mountain … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Bill To Expand Employment Program For West Virginia Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand the Department of Labor (DOL) Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) to all 50 states and U.S. territories. The HVRP program offers job training services to Veterans experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.  Currently, no organization in West Virginia is receiving HVRP funding and in the past four years, only one organization … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

Manchin Statement on Announcement of Brad Smith As New Marshall University President

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announcement that Brad Smith will serve as the new President of Marshall University. “Brad Smith is a proud West Virginian and accomplished businessman. He is the perfect person to lead Marshall University in this next chapter and to be a force in helping our entire state succeed and grow. As CEO, Brad led Intuit for 11 successful years and continues to serve as the Executive Chairman, … Continue Reading


October 27, 2021

Manchin Applauds New Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Facility In Bridgeport

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the announcement by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Regional Jet (MHIRJ) on the plans for a facility in Bridgeport that will serve as a Component Repair and Overhaul (CR&O) facility. The new facility will expand the existing Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Facility located at the North Central West Airport, creating good-paying jobs and boosting West Virginia’s economic development. “MHIRJ is a great partner for West … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Support For West Virginia Farmers, Ranchers From USDA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $99,286 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide outreach and technical assistance to historically underserved farmers and ranchers. Specifically, this funding will support women within West Virginia’s agriculture sector and provide field-day workshops that will equip participants with skills, training, and hands-on experience. … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

Manchin Statement on Nomination of Jessica Rosenworcel to Lead Federal Communications Commission

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in support of President Biden’s nomination of Acting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair, Jessica Rosenworcel, for permanent FCC Chair. “Jessica Rosenworcel is an excellent choice to lead the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Her qualifications and competency make her the best person to lead the FCC, at a time when we need it most. I am pleased President Biden has nominated her to … Continue Reading


October 25, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Youth Substance Use Prevention In Elkview

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $125,000 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to the Regional Family Resource Network in Elkview through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. The DFC program helps establish collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce substance use among young people. In 2020 alone, 1.6 million adolescents aged 12 to … Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding To Expand High-Speed Internet In Rural Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,310,823 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand access to high-speed internet and educational and health services for rural West Virginians.“Affordable, reliable access to the Internet is essential in order to complete homework, compete for jobs and attend telehealth appointments. I’m pleased USDA is investing in these … Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce DOJ Funding For 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 $2,485,350 from several grant programs through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to locations across West Virginia. Collectively, these grants will provide funding to help make criminal history recording procedures more efficient, support local law enforcement offices, and improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness … Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $457K For Telehealth Program At Minnie Hamilton Health System

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $457,568 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support the telehealth program at Minnie Hamilton Health System. This funding will be used to purchase equipment and software to improve internet access, voice service, network capacity and the quality of telehealth communications. Earlier this year, the Senators introduced … Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Manchin Encourages Eligible West Virginians To Enroll, Adjust Medicare Plans During Open Enrollment Period

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) encouraged eligible West Virginians to enroll in Medicare health and prescription drug plans during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which ends December 7, 2021. During the Open Enrollment period, West Virginians can review their coverage options and make changes to their healthcare or prescription drug plans.“Many West Virginia seniors rely on Medicare for quality, affordable healthcare and prescription drug coverage. During … Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Manchin Encourages West Virginians To Participate In Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

To find a certified drop-off location click here  Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged West Virginians to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 23rd. Drug Take-Back Day is an opportunity for the public to prevent prescription drug misuse and theft by disposing of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. “Drug Take-Back Day is an effective program that raises awareness about the … Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Manchin Urges FDA To Require Training For Healthcare Professionals Prescribing Opioids To Combat Drug Epidemic That Killed More Than 94K Americans Last Year

Charleston, WV - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led his colleagues in urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require healthcare professionals who prescribe opioids to complete mandatory training programs, similar to the trainings healthcare professionals who prescribe medications to treat substance use disorder must complete. Currently, the FDA requires healthcare professionals to complete mandatory education trainings in order to prescribe medications to … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

Manchin Announces $2 Million From American Rescue Plan To Support New Processing Facility In Morgantown Industrial Park

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2 million from the American Rescue Plan to the Morgantown Utility Board to support water infrastructure improvements needed for a new beverage processing and packaging facility at the Morgantown Industrial Park. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) as part of the $300 million allocated in the American Rescue Plan to support … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

Manchin Votes For Fellow West Virginian, Doug Parker, To Lead Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted for fellow West Virginian Doug Parker to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Doug Parker is from Bluefield, West Virginia and has previously served at Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and the Department of Labor (DOL). “Today I voted for fellow West Virginian, Doug Parker of Bluefield, to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For Maternal And Child Health Services In 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 $1,087,281 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services across West Virginia.  “Access to quality, affordable healthcare is vital to raising healthy children, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

Manchin, Collins, Shaheen, Tester, Hassan, King, Bennet Urge HHS To Keep Major Cities From Draining Rural Healthcare Provider Relief Funds

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Angus King (I-ME) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in a bipartisan letter, to follow the intent of Congress for provisions in the American Rescue Plan to support health providers, specifically $8.5 billion in funding for rural healthcare providers. The Health Resources and Services … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding from USDA Water and Waste Disposal Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,460,000 loan and a $513,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Program. This funding will be used to support water and waste water infrastructure projects for two public service districts in West Virginia.“Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities and water and wastewater infrastructure … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding from USDA Water and Waste Disposal Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,460,000 loan and a $513,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Program. This funding will be used to support water and waste water infrastructure projects for two public service districts in West Virginia.“Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities and water and wastewater infrastructure … Continue Reading

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