Press Releases

July 27, 2023

ICYMI: Senate Agrees to Manchin’s Bipartisan NDAA Amendment to Onshore Nuclear Fuel Production

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 96-3 to agree to Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, S.Amdt.999, a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 that directs the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a nuclear fuel program with the purpose of onshoring nuclear fuel production to ensure a disruption in Russian uranium … Continue Reading


July 27, 2023

Manchin, Romney Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster Efforts to Combat Drug Epidemic

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) reintroduced the bipartisan Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act, which would establish a stewardship fee to provide and expand access to substance use treatment. Senators Manchin and Romney were joined by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Angus King (I-ME), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tina Smith (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and … Continue Reading


July 27, 2023

Manchin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Order Allowing Construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline to Continue

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following an order by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing the construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline to continue.  “The Supreme Court has spoken and this decision to let construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline move forward again is the correct one. I am relieved that the highest court in the land has upheld the law … Continue Reading


July 26, 2023

Manchin Applauds Nomination of Martin O'Malley for Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on President Biden’s nomination of former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to become the next commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). “I applaud the Biden Administration for selecting former Governor Martin O’Malley to serve as commissioner of the Social Security Administration. When we were both serving as governors, I found him to be a strong leader and … Continue Reading


July 26, 2023

Manchin Reintroduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral Chesapeake Bay Science, Education and Ecosystem Enhancement (SEEE) Act. The legislation aims to restore the health of the Bay watershed, strengthen fisheries management and expand environmental education programs for residents across the region. “West Virginia is truly Wild and Wonderful, and I’m proud to reintroduce … Continue Reading


July 26, 2023

Manchin Questions Witnesses About Administration Throttling Energy Production on Federal Lands and Waters

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine opportunities for Congress to reform the process for permitting electric transmission lines, pipelines, and energy production on federal lands. During the hearing’s second panel, Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) discussed the balance between oil and gas and renewable production in theInflation Reduction Act(IRA), and how the Administration — despite requirements in the IRA to … Continue Reading


July 26, 2023

Witnesses Agree: Manchin’s Proposed Judicial Reforms, Electric Transmission Provisions Necessary

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine opportunities for Congress to reform the process for permitting electric transmission lines, pipelines, and energy production on federal lands. During the hearing’s first panel, Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) discussed the need to address issues that are slowing or blocking critical energy infrastructure projects needed to ensure reliable and affordable energy, including … Continue Reading


July 26, 2023

Manchin Announces $133K for AmeriCorps Community Service Projects in West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the National Service Congressional Caucus, announced $133,381 from AmeriCorps for the West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service. The funding will support approximately 1,500 AmeriCorps volunteers participating in community service activities across West Virginia on the September 11th, 2024 National Day of Service and Remembrance. “West Virginians have a long … Continue Reading


July 26, 2023

Manchin, Wicker Reintroduce Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Gold Star Children

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of both the U.S. Senate Armed Services and U.S. Veterans’ Affairs Committees, and Roger Wicker (R-MS), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reintroduced a bipartisan resolution to designate August 1st, 2023 as Gold Star Children’s Day. The resolution would recognize the unique sacrifices and hardships of the children of fallen service members.  “No child should ever have to grow up … Continue Reading


July 25, 2023

Manchin, Tuberville Introduce Legislation to Address Name, Image and Likeness in College Sports

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) introduced the Protecting Athletes, Schools, and Sports (PASS) Act of 2023 to protect student-athletes, maintain fair competition and compensation, strengthen transparency, and preserve the time-honored tradition of college sports. Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court decided National Collegiate Athletics Association v. Alston (Alston), this bipartisan legislation would finally create a national … Continue Reading


July 25, 2023

Manchin, Barrasso Raise Concerns with Forest Service Climate Rules

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, sent a letter to Dr. Homer Wilkes, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, and U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore following the Forest Service’s April release of advance notice of proposed rulemaking for … Continue Reading


July 25, 2023

Manchin, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Prevent Fatal Overdoses, Support Opioid Victims

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Tom Carper (D-DE) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) reintroduced the Improving Medicaid Programs’ Response to Overdose Victims and Enhancing (IMPROVE) Addiction Care Act to provide greater assistance to individuals who have struggled with substance use disorder. U.S. Representatives David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Annie Kuster (D-NH) reintroduced companion legislation in the U.S. … Continue Reading


July 25, 2023

Manchin Announces $3.2 Million for Two Research Projects at West Virginia University

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,218,419 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support establishing a biological research mentoring network for individuals from research-disadvantaged backgrounds and informing process safety management strategies for manufacturing industries. “West Virginia University continues to make … Continue Reading


July 24, 2023

Manchin Announces $112K to Support West Virginia Farm to School Programs

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $112,106 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. The funding is made possible through the USDA Farm to School Grant Program and will support connecting West Virginia schools with nutritious food from local farmers and producers across the state. “To ensure healthier and more … Continue Reading


July 24, 2023

Manchin Visits 2023 National Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve

Glen Jean, WV – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited the 2023 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette County to welcome Scouts from across the country to West Virginia, and to thank local and state leaders for their support of Scouting. “I am thrilled that more than 15,000 Scouts from across the country are here in West Virginia this week to enjoy our world-class Scouting facility,” said Senator Manchin. “As a former Scout myself, … Continue Reading


July 21, 2023

Manchin Announces More Than $2.8M to Support and Expand Local Outdoor Recreation Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $2,850,529 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) through the U.S. Department of the Interior to support and expand local outdoor recreation across West Virginia. This funding was made available through Chairman Manchin’s historic Great American Outdoors Act, which was enacted in 2020 and made the full $900 million in … Continue Reading


July 21, 2023

Manchin Announces $2.3 Million to Strengthen Healthcare Services, Workforce Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,389,143 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen healthcare services and bolster the healthcare workforce throughout West Virginia. The funding will specifically support expanding an internal medicine physician workforce program through the Marshall Community Health Consortium and bolster mental health and substance use disorder treatment … Continue Reading


July 21, 2023

Manchin Announces NETL Awarded Funds to Help Build a Secure Domestic Supply Chain for Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals

Charleston, WV – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), headquartered in Morgantown, WV, will receive a portion of more than $5 million through the U.S. Department of Energy for a project focused on technology to enable near real-time detection of rare earth elements and critical minerals from coal and coal waste, acid mine drainage, mine … Continue Reading


July 21, 2023

Manchin Raises the Alarm on Debt Crisis, Excessive Government Spending

Washington, DC— Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, expressed his serious concerns about our country’s debt crisis and its harmful effects on our economic and national security during an Appropriations Committee markup. “Let me remind all of you that for 21 straight years, the United States government has spent more money than it took in. There's not one person sitting in this room that can operate that way, not one … Continue Reading


July 20, 2023

Manchin Secures More than $77 Million for West Virginia in Three 2024 Funding Bills

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured a number of West Virginia priorities in the Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water (E&W); Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD); and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) funding bills. This funding includes $77 million earmarked for specific West Virginia projects, including $12.5 million for Corridor H and … Continue Reading

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