Press Releases

September 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $700,000 For Opioid Addiction Relief In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $700,000 in funding for opioid and illicit drug addiction relief for two locations in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Rural Communities Opioid Response and Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service grant programs.“West Virginia was facing a drug epidemic long … Continue Reading


September 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.8 Million For HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,854,494 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in West Virginia.“We are facing a drug epidemic within the COVID-19 pandemic and every West Virginian has felt the effects of both crises. In addition to the rise in substance use disorder and overdose … Continue Reading


September 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million For STEM Education In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,649,775 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two programs to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in West Virginia public schools and at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.“In order to create more jobs and strengthen our workforce here in West Virginia, it’s essential that … Continue Reading


September 01, 2020

Manchin Opposes Beck Nomination To Consumer Product Safety Commission

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his opposition to Dr. Nancy Beck’s nomination to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). “During her time with the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Beck worked to undermine essential regulations for toxic Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). Many West Virginians in Parkersburg, Vienna, and Martinsburg know all … Continue Reading


September 01, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million For Dislocated Workers Due To COVID-19

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,500,000 through the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) COVID-19 Dislocated Worker Grant. This funding will be made available to WorkForce West Virginia and will serve to provide cleanup and humanitarian assistance to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our fellow … Continue Reading


September 01, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $389K For LWCF Projects In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $389,825 from the National Park Service (NPS) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for projects to attract visitors to the Oglebay Zoo, develop Adams Street Park, and help maintain Washington Park.“West Virginia is … Continue Reading


September 01, 2020

Manchin: Administration Must Give Local Postal Managers Authority To Manage Mail Machines

 Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited and toured the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) South Charleston Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) to check on the out of service and idled machines at the facility and thank USPS workers for their efforts to get West Virginians their mail. During his visit, Senator Manchin was appalled at the lack of authority local postal managers have to adjust their mail machines as volume demands change.  “Today’s visit was another … Continue Reading


August 31, 2020

Manchin Urges FCC To Address Online Sales Of Illicit Drugs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called for changes to federal law to make companies liable for the sale of illicit drugs and other illegal activities taking place online on their platforms. In his letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is undertaking a review of Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, Senator Manchin urged the FCC to expand the scope of its review to include whether Section 230 needs to be amended to make … Continue Reading


August 31, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Drug Free Communities Program In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $250,000 for the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program in two locations in West Virginia. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and will support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce … Continue Reading


August 31, 2020

Manchin Applauds USDA Extension Of Meal Program Flexibilities For West Virginia Students

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for extending multiple meal program flexibilities through the end of December for West Virginia students after Senator Manchin called for an extension of these flexibilities.“Our students deserve to have food in their bellies no matter their circumstances. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of students in West Virginia and across the country who rely on meals … Continue Reading


August 28, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Public Housing Support

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $60,303 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Moderate Rehabilitation Program. This program received additional funding from the CARES Act.“There is not a community in West Virginia that has not been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic impacts have caused increased housing insecurity for many West Virginia … Continue Reading


August 28, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.5 Million To Support West Virginia Fire Departments

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,505,863.88 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire departments across the state of West Virginia. This funding was made available through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, which received additional funding through the CARES Act, and the Staffing for … Continue Reading


August 28, 2020

Manchin Statement on West Virginia's FEMA Unemployment Grant

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announcement the state of West Virginia has been approved for a $68,269,946 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to allow West Virginia to provide $300 per week in unemployment benefits - in additional to their regular benefits - to those unemployed due to COVID-19.“This pandemic has had devastating impacts on West Virginia families. I’m hopeful that this funding will make it to … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Manchin Announces More Than $43 Million For West Virginia Opioid Crisis

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $43,756,934 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) first-year funds of its two-year State Opioid Response (SOR) and Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grant program. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin fought for $3.8 billion in dedicated funding to combat the opioid epidemic in the … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $5.5 Million For Health Centers Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,568,607 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) health center cluster grant program. This funding will provide support and resources for health centers across West Virginia.“Our community health centers are the backbone of our healthcare system in West Virginia. Rural health centers and providers face no shortage of … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Public Transportation In Morgantown

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $40,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the Mountain Line Transit Project in Morgantown. This funding is made available through DOT’s competitive Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) grant program and will promote innovative approaches to improve financing, system design, and service of the … Continue Reading


August 25, 2020

Manchin Welcomes 1-150th Cavalry Home

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on the safe return home of the 150th Calvary Regiment of the West Virginia Army National Guard. “On behalf of the entire state of West Virginia and as the former Commander in Chief of the best National Guard in the country, I am excited to recognize all the wonderful Soldiers and families who rejoice in the safe return of our National Guardsmen and women today. For generations, the WV Guard has … Continue Reading


August 21, 2020

Manchin Requests Extension Of Meal Program Flexibilities For West Virginia Students

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) asked U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to quickly approve five waiver extension requests for child nutrition programs through the end of the school year. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Manchin has successfully fought for the approval of multiple child nutrition program waivers for West Virginia students.Senator Manchin said in part, “As you may recall, in West Virginia during a … Continue Reading


August 21, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Sallie Pat Tackett

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Sallie Pat Tackett. “Gayle and I send our hearts out to Sallie Pat’s family, especially her husband General Allen Tackett, her children Lisa and Lieutenant Colonel Allen Tackett Jr, and her loved ones. As Governor, General Tackett served as the West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General and I saw firsthand Sallie Pat’s strength serving as the rock for our National Guardsmen … Continue Reading


August 21, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Veteran Homeless Prevention Grants Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $898,778 and four Per Diem Only (PDO) grants from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) for community organizations to assist homeless veterans in West Virginia. This funding is made available through the VA’s Grant Per Diem (GPD) program and will provide transitional housing and supportive services for homeless veterans with the goal of … Continue Reading

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