Press Releases

June 12, 2023

Manchin Announces over $349k from Appalachian Regional Commission for Five West Virginia Projects

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $349,755 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for five projects that will create economic development and opportunity in West Virginia. “The Appalachian Regional Commission, with its continued investments in our communities and local economies, is an integral partner for the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin. “This ARC funding will … Continue Reading


June 09, 2023

Manchin Urges Epa to Extend Power Plant Co2 Rule Comment Period, Commit to Holding Public Hearing in West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, wrote a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, requesting a 60-day extension of the public comment period for the agency’s rule regulating CO2 emissions from fossil-fueled power plants. In the letter, Senator Manchin also called for the EPA to hold at least one public hearing in West Virginia. “As the state with … Continue Reading


June 08, 2023

Manchin Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Clean up Orphaned Oil and Gas Well Sites in West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,275,000 from the Department of Interior (DOI) for plugging and remediating orphaned oil and gas well sites located in the Monongahela National Forest and Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. This funding was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will reduce methane emissions, … Continue Reading


June 08, 2023

Manchin Evaluates Reforms to Federal Land Management and Wildland Firefighter Recruitment and Retention

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the Federal response to escalating wildfires and to evaluate reforms to land management and wildland firefighter recruitment and retention. During the hearing, Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) discussed the increased damage and risks posed by wildfires, the waning recruitment of wildland firefighters, the health risks associated with firefighting activities and how funds provided … Continue Reading


June 08, 2023

Manchin Announces $1M from Program Established by Great American Outdoors Act for Deferred Maintenance Projects at Monongahela National Forest

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service is investing $1,092,000 from the National Parks and Public Legacy Restoration Fund (NPPLRF) to address three deferred maintenance projects in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest. This funding was made possible by Chairman Manchin’s Great American Outdoors … Continue Reading


June 08, 2023

Manchin Applauds Groundbreaking of Corridor H Section 3

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, commends the groundbreaking ceremony for section 3 of Corridor H from Kerens to Parsons. Current work on Corridor H has been made possible as a result of $274,442,537 of federal funding secured by Senator Manchin. “I have been working to complete Corridor H since I was Governor. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and lead negotiator of the Infrastructure Investment and … Continue Reading


June 08, 2023

Manchin, Graham, Blumenthal, Rounds Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Transfer Illicit Assets to Aid Ukraine

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) introduced the Transferring Illicit Assets to Ukraine Act to allow the Department of Justice (DOJ) to transfer more forfeited Russian assets to Ukraine. “Defeating Putin and supporting the Ukrainian people against this ruthless and unjust war must remain our top priority,” said Senator Manchin. “This bipartisan legislation will … Continue Reading


June 08, 2023

Manchin Reintroduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Leveling the Playing Field Act

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral Leveling the Playing Field Act to strengthen U.S. trade remedy laws and ensure they remain effective tools to combat unfair trade practices and protect American workers. The legislation would improve the effectiveness of the U.S. trade remedy system in responding to repeat offenders and serial cheaters, helping to level the playing field for American workers. Additionally, the bill addresses … Continue Reading


June 07, 2023

Manchin Announces $911K for Three Research Projects at West Virginia University

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $911,095 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support vital research into the safety of water distribution pipes, evolutionary history and the scientific properties of Earth’s radiation belts. “West Virginia University continues to make our state proud with cutting-edge research … Continue Reading


June 07, 2023

Manchin, Boozman Introduce Bipartisan Protecting Whales, Human Safety and the Economy Act of 2023

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Boozman (R-AR), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, introduced the bipartisan Protecting Whales, Human Safety, and the Economy Act of 2023 to prohibit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from issuing a rule that modifies or replaces the North Atlantic Right Whale vessel strike reduction regulation until technological solutions recently authorized by Congress can help better track … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

Manchin: Record Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sale Prompted by Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following last month’s onshore oil and gas lease sale held by the U.S. Department of the Interior that brought in $78,844,369 on 37 parcels — the highest earning onshore lease sale since 2019. This is the first onshore oil and gas lease sale since the enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act, which required … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

Manchin Announces $500K for Workforce Development Program in Charleston

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the city of Charleston will receive $500,000 from the Department of Labor (DOL) to launch a new workforce development initiative, the Hope Community Development Corporation's (Hope CDC) Affiliate Workforce Center. This federal funding is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2022 … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin, Romney, Sullivan, King Introduce Legislation to Expose China’s Defense Spending

Washington, DC — Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Angus King (I-ME) to introduce the China Defense Spending Transparency Act, bipartisan legislation requiring the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to publish a comprehensive report exposing the true extent of China’s defense-industrial build up. The report must take into account the military-civil fusion present … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

Manchin Announces $495K for McDowell County Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrades

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the DigDeep Right to Water Project will receive $495,840 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to upgrade wastewater infrastructure in McDowell County. This federal funding is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

Manchin Urges EPA to Improve Implementation of Methane Emissions Reduction Program

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, wrote a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, expressing the Senator’s concerns regarding selective implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and urging a delay in enforcing fees on methane emissions under the Methane Emissions Reduction Program (MERP) until producers have been given a reasonable … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Announces $429K Grant for Jefferson County’s Shepherdstown Battlefield

Washington, DC – Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has awarded the Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board $429,097 to preserve 149.6 acres at Shepherdstown Battlefield in Jefferson County, West Virginia, through the Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants program. The funds will be used to support conservation easements on field of alfalfa, hay and pasture that will … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

Manchin Applauds Application for Federal Grants to Improve Long Distance Network, Increase Cardinal Line Service

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded Amtrak for submitting applications for Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) funding for 16 proposed projects across the country that would improve long-distance rail reliability, reduce travel times and expand service. One of the proposed projects is upgrading the Cardinal line, which passes through West Virginia, to daily service. “I applaud Amtrak for seeking infrastructure funding to restore daily service on the … Continue Reading


June 05, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Tours West Virginia to Highlight Deal to Complete the “Most Valuable Pipeline in America”

Charleston, WV – This past weekend, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, traveled throughout West Virginia to highlight the enactment of legislation to complete the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) in the bipartisan debt ceiling agreement, the Fiscal Responsibility Act. Senator Manchin began championing the effort to complete the pipeline in February 2022. On Friday, Senator Manchin stopped at a Mount Hope site that serves as a … Continue Reading


June 05, 2023

Manchin Announces $4 Million for Berkeley Medical Center COVID-19 Reimbursements

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,047,745 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg. The funding will be used to reimburse costs accrued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our frontline workers have gone above and beyond to care for their fellow West Virginians, and healthcare workers continue to … Continue Reading


June 02, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Domestic Electric Power Supply Chain

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, led 47 bipartisan Senators in urging Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm to refrain from finalizing a DOE efficiency standard that would worsen the current shortage of distribution transformers, which are critical grid products. The proposed rule comes at a time when the availability of essential grid components remains a significant challenge for the … Continue Reading

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