Press Releases

June 19, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $7.2 Million For Head Start In North Central 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 $7,265,496 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs through the North Central West Virginia Community Action Agency.“As a strong supporter of Head Start programs for many years and a continuous advocate for Head Start funding through the Appropriations Committee, I am pleased to see West Virginia … Continue Reading


June 19, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Almost $100K For Shepherd University Connectivity Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $99,999 for Shepherd University through the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding will support bringing fiber optic connectivity to Shepherd University’s campus, and improve overall access to internet for students, staff, and faculty. “Across West Virginia, broadband access continues to be a critical issue for many … Continue Reading


June 18, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $26 Million For Clendenin Elementary School

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $26,851,044.60 for the Kanawha County Board of Education’s School Building Authority for relocation of the Clendenin Elementary School. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and will support the construction of Clendenin Elementary School after it was severely damaged in the 2016 … Continue Reading


June 17, 2020

Manchin Applauds FCC Approval Of West Virginia University Health System Telehealth Program Application

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval of West Virginia University Health System’s application for $780,899 to procure network upgrades, telemedicine carts, tablets, laptops, videoconferencing equipment and software licenses to provide telehealth services to West Virginians, to conduct virtual visits with patients in their homes, to give inpatients with and without COVID-19 symptoms the ability to use devices … Continue Reading


June 17, 2020

Manchin Speaks With SBA Administrator About Changes To Grant And Loan Applications, Invites Her To Visit West Virginia Small Businesses

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke with Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza last night on the difficulties West Virginia small businesses are facing accessing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), invited Administrator Carranza to visit West Virginia small businesses, and urged her to quickly implement critical changes to make these programs work for Main Street businesses. Small … Continue Reading


June 17, 2020

Senate Passes Manchin's Landmark Conservation Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, applauded the Senate passage of his Great American Outdoors Act. The landmark conservation package passed the Senate by a vote of 73-25.The legislation would provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and finally address the approximately $20 billion deferred maintenance backlog in our Country’s public lands.“I’m proud to … Continue Reading


June 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $453K To Expand Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program At Blue Ridge Community And Technical College

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $453,597 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College to include high school students and to improve completion, retention, and enrollment of students in the program.“The manufacturing and technology sectors are growing in West Virginia and we … Continue Reading


June 16, 2020

Manchin questions FCC Chairman On Fixing Coverage Maps, Deploying Broadband Funds

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on how much funding the FCC would need to fix the current broadband coverage maps, which have been proven to be incorrect, and the distribution of funding to expand broadband access during a Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee Hearing.“Broadband mapping to me is so serious because rural America, rural Appalachia … Continue Reading


June 15, 2020

Manchin Announces $12 Million To Help Corridor H Project Completion

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, after a call with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao, announced $12 million through the DOT Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant program to help complete the section of Corridor H from Kerens to Parsons. This new funding marks nearly $150 million in federal funding for Corridor H since 2018. “Today I spoke with DOT Secretary Chao and I am proud to … Continue Reading


June 15, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Betty Puskar

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Betty Puskar, long time breast cancer research and treatment advocate. “Gayle and I send our hearts out to Betty’s family for our shared loss of this wonderful, selfless person. Betty was a tireless advocate for breast cancer research and treatment in West Virginia and a truly dedicated friend to so many people, including myself and Gayle. Her work to raise cancer awareness and … Continue Reading


June 15, 2020

Manchin Calls On Treasury, SBA To Simplify PPP Loan Applications

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 44 Senators in calling on the U.S. Treasury Department and the Small Business Association (SBA) to simplify the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application for loans under $250,000. The current PPP loan forgiveness application is three times longer than the original loan application.The Senators said in part, “The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been critical for helping small businesses remain viable and … Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Senate Passes Manchin Bill To Expand Protections For Military Families Impacted By COVID-19

Charleston, WV - This week the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and provide additional legal protections for servicemembers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. This legislation expands SCRA protections to servicemembers who were previously issued orders to change duty stations but, due to the global pandemic, received a stop … Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $6.5 Million For Head Start In The Northern Panhandle

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $6,529,786 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs in the Northern Panhandle.“As a longtime supporter of Head Start programs, I am always proud to see West Virginia receive funding to support our wonderful programs across the state,” said Senator Manchin. “Today, the Northern Panhandle Head Start … Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Drinking Water Protection Project 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 $18,300 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the implementation of an Underground Injection Control Program in West Virginia. This project will ensure that sources of drinking water are protected from underground injection activities.“Every West Virginian deserves to have clean water to drink and clean air to breathe … Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $90K To Expand COVID-19 Support Services 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 $90,088 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the West Virginia Primary Care Association in providing training and technical assistance to community health centers across West Virginia. This funding will strengthen health center operations and capacity to ensure access to comprehensive primary care services to … Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Manchin Urges USDA To Support Programs To Help West Virginians Access Healthy, Affordable Food

Charleston, WV - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 18 colleagues in a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to express concerns about how a lack of access to healthy, affordable food is hurting low-income communities and communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address the disproportionate impact of the crisis on these communities, Senator Manchin urged Secretary Perdue to identify and prioritize programs at the USDA … Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Manchin Bill Requires Governor To Give COVID-19 Pandemic Funding To Local Governments

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Local Government Relief Act which directs states governments to provide local governments with the funding received through the CARES Act, per the U.S. Department of Treasury’s recent guidance. The Local Government Relief Act would require all states to provide 45% of the funds they received through the Coronavirus Relief Fund to local governments under 500,000 by June 30th. If states are not able to do so, they … Continue Reading


June 11, 2020

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities In FY21 National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), secured provisions in the SASC markup 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 nation. On Wednesday, the SASC voted to report the NDAA to the full Senate. The FY21 NDAA authorizes $740.5 billion dollars including $636.4 billion … Continue Reading


June 10, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $7.7 Million To Help West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,725,944 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program through the CARES Act to assist West Virginians currently experiencing homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the daily life of every West Virginian, and many of our friends and neighbors … Continue Reading


June 10, 2020

Manchin Applauds $196 Million For West Virginia Hospitals Through Provider Relief Fund

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement of $10 billion in Provider Relief Fund payments with $196,971,716 for 13 West Virginia safety net hospitals that serve our most vulnerable citizens.“Today 13 West Virginia hospitals received welcome news that they will be receiving $196 million from the HHS Provider Relief Fund to support hospitals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While this funding is a … Continue Reading

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