Press Releases

July 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Infrastructure Project To Support Food Security In Wheeling

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $48,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to Grow Ohio Valley for a project to support the Upper Ohio Valley local food chain. This project will be matched with $73,850 in local funds and will be used to create a feasibility study and two reports to inform the launch of a Food Enterprise Center in a historic Wheeling building. … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Manchin Announces $9.3 Million From American Rescue Plan For West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9,391,332 from the American Rescue Plan for 21 Head Start programs across West Virginia. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will provide COVID-19 vaccinations for staff and families, provide summer programming and support Head Start comprehensive programs in time for the next school year. “The American Rescue Plan … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1,250,000 For Clean Hydrogen Research At West Virginia University

Funding Will Support DOE’s Recently Announced Hydrogen Energy Earthshot to Lower Cost, Advance Breakthroughs for Clean Hydrogen TechnologyWashington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,250,000 from the Department of Energy (DOE) for a hydrogen research project through the West Virginia University Research Corporation. This project advances the production of … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Investments for 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 $4,519,000 in loans and $3,465,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. This funding will be used to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and eliminate outdated pipes and service lines to safeguard public health and safety in rural communities. … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Manchin Announces $96.7 Million To Provide Food For West Virginia Children Through Summer Months

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that more than 257,000 West Virginia children and their families will receive a one-time payment of $375 through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to provide food and meals for those children and families in need during the summer months. “No family should have to choose between keeping the lights on and putting food on the table for their children. The American Rescue Plan extended the P-EBT program to … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Manchin Announces $8 Million For Expansion Of West Virginia Community Behavioral Health Clinics

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for three West Virginia Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) expansion initiatives. This funding is allocated from the 2020 year-end spending package, the American Rescue Plan and annual appropriations. “Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics play a critical role in providing … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Manchin Announces $8 Million For Expansion Of West Virginia Community Behavioral Health Clinics

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for three West Virginia Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) expansion initiatives. This funding is allocated from the 2020 year-end spending package, the American Rescue Plan and annual appropriations.  “Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics play a critical role in providing … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Manchin Announces $5.3 Million To Fully Fund Improvement Projects At Seven West Virginia Airports

Charleston, WV- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,328,279 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport improvement projects across West Virginia. Additional funding from American Rescue Plan ensures the projects will have a 100% federal match.   “West Virginia airports serve as hubs for economic development and provide visitors with access to our wild and wonderful state. The American Rescue … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control 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 $1,070,880 for a STD prevention and control program through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “West Virginia communities must be equipped to handle any public health crisis that our state faces. Due to the drug … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Manchin: West Virginia Eligible For Second Round of American Rescue Plan Funding To Identify and Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that applications open today for the second round of funding from the $800 million included in the American Rescue Plan to help schools identify and support students experiencing homelessness. In April, Senator Manchin announced West Virginia received $1,246,924 in the first round of funding. West Virginia is eligible to receive another $3,743,199 in this second round of funding. “Every child deserves to have a warm … Continue Reading


July 02, 2021

Manchin Wishes West Virginians A Happy, Safe Independence Day

Charleston, WV- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day. “Independence Day is a time to come together as Americans and West Virginians to celebrate our great nation. On this day, we also honor the brave servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe and protect the freedoms we all enjoy. “After an exceptionally difficult year navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, I am thankful West Virginians can safely gather with … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Primary Care Education 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 $120,000 to Community Health Systems in Beckley, West Virginia. This funding will support the facility’s Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program, which supports primary care medical and dental residency programs in community settings, while also creating more primary care workers for people and places with the most … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Manchin Statement On The Passing Of Donald Rumsfeld

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Secretary of Defense. “Gayle and I are saddened to hear of the passing of former Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld. Our deepest sympathies are with his family and loved ones. Donald Rumsfeld served our nation honorably, under both President Gerald Ford and President George W. Bush. Secretary Rumsfeld guided the United States through tumultuous … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million in Pandemic Relief from FEMA

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,249,080 to the West Virginia Adjutant General’s Office through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding is directed to reimburse the state of West Virginia’s emergency purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically N95 respirators and medical gloves, from July … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $16.6 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 $16,643,270 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start and Early Head Start programs across West Virginia.  “Investing in West Virginians at an early age is essential for a bright future. Head Start programs provide our youngest West Virginians with the skills and foundations they need to succeed throughout … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Join Bipartisan Letter to Ambassador Tai Highlighting Importance of Reconvening Trade Talks with Taiwan

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and today joined their colleagues in sending a letter led by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Warner (D-VA) to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai highlighting the importance of reconvening trade agreement talks with Taiwan. “We respectfully request that you prioritize these talks and take steps to begin laying the groundwork for negotiation of a free trade agreement (FTA), or other … Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Manchin: Applications Open Today For Funding To Expand Broadband Access Through West Virginia Schools, Libraries

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that applications are open for the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, which was authorized in the American Rescue Plan. Eligible schools and libraries can apply for funding to purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections for students, staff and library visitors. Applications are open from June 29th to August 13th.“Without broadband access, West Virginians can’t compete … Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $6.5 Million In USDA Rural Development Investments 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 $6,500,000 in Rural Development investment loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This funding will be used to purchase a facility for the Boys and Girls Club in Berkeley Springs, as well as renovate and expand the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Marlinton.“Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities is essential to growing … Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Manchin Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Call For Student Loan Transparency

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN-03) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO-05) urged U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to direct the U.S. Department of Education to simplify the student loan disclosure forms and to disclose the terms of Direct Loans to borrowers, including students and families, prior to disbursement.“Student loan disclosure forms are essential in helping students and families understand the … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Manchin Announces $294K For Environmental Science Research Project At West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $249,963 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an environmental science research project through West Virginia University Research Corporation. This research project uses cameras from the National Ecological Observation Network (NEON) towers and measurements from lasers (LiDAR) to study the impact of climate change on trees. Additionally, this project will engage … Continue Reading

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