Press Releases

December 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.4 Million For West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,473,661 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs across West Virginia.“Early education is essential for a bright future and Head Start provides our youngest West Virginians with the skills and education they need to succeed, no matter their background. I’m a longtime supporter of Head Start and … Continue Reading


December 21, 2020

Manchin: West Virginia Wins Included In Year-End Funding Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the passage of the year-end spending package that includes COVID-19 emergency relief funding, a comprehensive energy package, designation of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and additional West Virginia priorities.“Late tonight Congress passed a year-end spending package that contains long overdue COVID-19 emergency relief funding, the first comprehensive national energy package in … Continue Reading


December 21, 2020

Manchin, Capito, Miller Ensure Legislation Included In Year-End Package To Establish New River Gorge As Park And Preserve

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV-3) today issued the following statements regarding the inclusion of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act—legislation that would redesignate the New River Gorge National River as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve—in the year-end legislative package. This redesignation will promote the beauty and historical significance of … Continue Reading


December 20, 2020

Final COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package Based On Original Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) applauded the final COVID-19 emergency relief package. “Following months of deadlock in Congress while millions … Continue Reading


December 19, 2020

Manchin Announces West Virginia Veterans Will Receive First Doses Of Moderna Vaccine

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received notification from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that all four VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) in West Virginia have been selected to receive the initial allocation of the Moderna vaccine. The VA is planning to begin distributing the Moderna vaccine as early as next week.“Today I heard directly from Veterans Affairs officials that VA facilities in West Virginia will be receiving the initial allocation of the of the … Continue Reading


December 19, 2020

Manchin Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, in accordance with guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician. “The attending physician’s office notified all Senators that we are to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in order to maintain continuity of government. Following this guidance, I received the vaccine this morning from the attending physician in Washington and am feeling well. In addition to … Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group: Finish What We Started

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) called on Congress to deliver immediate COVID-19 relief to the American people. Earlier this week, the Senators and the … Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Manchin Meets With Monongalia County Officials To Discuss Announced Closure Of Viatris Morgantown Facility

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined a virtual meeting with the Monongalia County Commission, state legislators and economic development stakeholders to discuss the announced closure of the Morgantown Viatris manufacturing facility and potential opportunities to assist the 1,500 employees affected by the closure.“The announced closure of the Morgantown Viatris manufacturing facility is devastating news for the Morgantown community, especially the 1,500 workers … Continue Reading


December 17, 2020

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Urges Leadership To Continue Moving Forward On COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) urged Senate and House Leadership to continue moving forward to finalize a COVID-19 emergency relief package. Earlier … Continue Reading


December 17, 2020

Manchin: Exclusion Of West Virginia Veterans From Initial VA COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Is Unacceptable

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on the Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to provide an explanation for the exclusion of many rural Veterans, including West Virginia Veterans, from the VA’s initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution and implementation plan. Last week, during a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Senator Manchin also asked the VA about the plans to assist rural areas with distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.Senator Manchin said in … Continue Reading


December 16, 2020

ICYMI: Manchin Speaks On Urgent Need For COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor about the urgent need for Congress to pass COVID-19 emergency relief to help Americans in need. Senator Manchin led a group of bipartisan Members who shared two bills earlier this week that are serving as the framework for the final COVID-19 relief package. “The bipartisan, bicameral agreement we shared earlier this week is the product we produced with the so-called gang of eight, but it turned into a … Continue Reading


December 14, 2020

Bipartisan Senators, Representatives Share Details Of Two Bipartisan COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bills

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) shared additional details for the two bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief bills.TheBipartisan COVID-19 … Continue Reading


December 11, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Announced Closure Of The Viatris Morgantown Facility

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announced closure of the Viatris, formerly Mylan Pharmaceuticals, manufacturing facility in Morgantown, West Virginia. “Today’s announcement by Viatris is heartbreaking news for 1,500 workers and their families right before the holidays. While the decision has been made as part of a global restructuring initiative, it is incredibly unfortunate for a company founded in West Virginia to … Continue Reading


December 11, 2020

Manchin Votes To Pass FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), a vital piece of legislation that authorizes defense funding and provides authorities for our military to defend the United States. The House of Representatives passed the legislation earlier this week and now heads to President Trump for approval. “As a member of the Senate Armed … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Manchin Statement On MLB Decision To Remove West Virginia Power As An Affiliate For 2021 Season

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to not extend the invitation for the West Virginia Power to be an MLB affiliate for the 2021 season after the restructuring of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) over the last year. Since November 2019, Senator Manchin has worked tirelessly to protect West Virginia’s baseball teams and will continue to help find a new league for the West Virginia Power. … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Manchin Votes To Disapprove Of Arms Sale To United Arab Emirates

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted for two Joint Resolutions of Disapproval, SJ Res 77 and 78, which disapprove of the sale of F-35A Joint Strike Fighters, MQ-9B Reaper drones, munitions, and support infrastructure to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The sale of military arms to foreign powers should not be rushed and must include the involvement of Congress to ensure the agreement has been thoroughly … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.6 Million In Flood Relief For Richwood

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,648,506 from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for Richwood to help repair damage that occurred during the 2016 floods. Specifically, this funding will be used to restore the roadway and damaged right-of-ways, restore the drainage system, and install a redesigned storm sewer, municipal water, and sanitary sewer system … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of John Gillenwater At Chemical Plant Explosion In Belle

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of John Gillenwater at the Optima Chemical facility explosion last night in Belle. “Gayle and I send our thoughts and prayers to John Gillenwater’s family, friends, and loved ones, especially his wife Tina and their children. It is heartbreaking to lose a fellow West Virginian, especially so close to the holidays. This is tragic loss for the community and all of West Virginia. … Continue Reading


December 08, 2020

Manchin, Whitehouse, Barrasso, Cramer, Hoeven, Smith, Capito Introduce 45Q Legislation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), John Barrasso (R-WY), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), John Hoeven (R-ND), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) yesterday introduced the 45Q Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Tax Credit Amendments Act of 2020—legislation that makes targeted statutory changes to maximize the utility of the credit enacted as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. These narrow, discrete improvements will ensure … Continue Reading


December 08, 2020

Manchin: Congress Must Reauthorize Secure Rural Schools And PILT Program Funding

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 27 bipartisan Senators in urging Congressional leadership to include a reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) and maintain robust Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program funding as part of the Appropriations process. “SRS and PILT serve as a lifeline to rural America’s local governments and now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the budgets of these rural counties have taken … Continue Reading

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