Press Releases

February 04, 2021

Manchin, Murkowski, Hassan, Shaheen, Tester, Cramer, King Call On Biden Administration To Distribute Funding To Help Rural Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Angus King (I-ME) called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prioritize and quickly distribute the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to rural and underserved communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, funded in the recent year-end … Continue Reading


February 04, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.5 Million For Raleigh County Airport Industrial Park

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the Raleigh County Memorial Airport Industrial Park will receive $3.5 million award from the U.S Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The $8.3 million project will also receive $4.8 million in funding from state, local and private sources. The Raleigh County Memorial … Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

Manchin Questions Deputy Secretary of Defense Nominee Hicks During Nomination Hearing

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned Deputy Secretary of Defense nominee Dr. Kathleen Hicks during her nomination hearing on business reform and ensuring accountability within the Department of Defense (DoD).“The “spend it or lose it” culture that’s in government across the board, how can we change it? How can we spend more money than all the other challengers we have all around the world and not … Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

Manchin Bill to Protect Military Retirees From Losing Healthcare

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the bipartisan TRICARE Retiree Protection Act to ensure that America’s military retirees will not lose their healthcare as a result of new policy changes that took effect on January 1st, 2021. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) cosponsored the legislation. “Our servicemembers bravely fought for our nation and as they retire after years of selfless service, it is our duty to ensure they’re taken care of. I introduced the … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Manchin: West Virginia to Receive Increase In Weekly Moderna Vaccine Allocation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received notification that West Virginia will be receiving an increase in the weekly Moderna vaccine allocation.“This afternoon I was notified West Virginia will see a 1,500 dose increase in our weekly Moderna vaccine allocation. West Virginia continues to lead the nation in effective and safe COVID-19 vaccination distribution and I am pleased that these efforts are being rewarded with an increase in these vital doses. As vaccine … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $630K For West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $630,480 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help health centers provide care for minority West Virginians diagnosed with hypertension, or high blood pressure.“Our front line healthcare workers have gone above and beyond the call of duty to take care of our fellow West Virginians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Manchin Votes to Confirm Transportation Secretary Buttigieg

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to confirm Pete Buttigieg as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. “Today I voted to confirm Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Secretary Buttigieg understands the need for a strong infrastructure plan to help fix our crumbling roads and bridges and create jobs for hard-working Americans and West Virginians through economic development and reinvestment in our communities. Transportation is … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $14.1 Million to Help Vaccinate West Virginia Children

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $14,193,577 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) provide children across West Virginia with access to vaccinations.“As we continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and work to quickly procure vaccinations for every West Virginian who wants one, it … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Manchin Votes to Move Forward on Budget and Commits to Bipartisan Process For Final COVID Relief Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote to move forward with the budget resolution. “I will vote to move forward with the budget process because we must address the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis. But let me be clear - and these are words I shared with President Biden - our focus must be targeted on the COVID-19 crisis and Americans who have been most impacted by this pandemic. The President remains hopeful … Continue Reading


February 01, 2021

Manchin, Warner, Capito, Durbin, Kaine, Casey, Brown, Cartwright Introduce Bill To Protect Miners From COVID-19 Exposure

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act which would require the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to issue an emergency temporary standard requiring mine operators to establish a plan to tackle occupational COVID-19 exposure and provide … Continue Reading


February 01, 2021

Manchin, Cornyn Reintroduce Bill To Require Companies Report Illicit Online Drug Sales

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) reintroduced the See Something, Say Something Online Act to stop the illicit sale of opioids and other drugs online by amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to require companies report illegal activity on their online platforms. “The Internet has drastically changed since Section 230 was written in 1996 and while it keeps us all more connected than ever before, it also makes it easier to conduct … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $9 Million To Help West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9,102,145 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) awards to 21 different organizations across West Virginia. The CoC awards were provided in the year-end stimulus package and help to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families in West Virginia.“Many of our fellow West Virginians are … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Assistance to Firefighters Grant to Ranson Independent Fire Co. No. 1

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced $8,904.38 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Independent Fire Co. No. 1 in Ranson, West Virginia. This funding was made available through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Manchin Applauds President Biden's Executive Order To Reopen ACA Enrollment For Uninsured Americans

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded President Biden’s Executive Order to open the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for a Special Enrollment Period from February 15th to May 15th to allow uninsured Americans to apply for coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken the lives of nearly 2,000 West Virginians and over 427,000 Americans. “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I pushed the Trump Administration to reopen the ACA online marketplace. This … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Manchin Leads Delegation Call For Administration's Prioritization of West Virginia In Next COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representatives Carol Miller, David McKinley and Alex Mooney sent a letter to the Biden Administration urging its prioritization of West Virginia in the next round of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Addressed to Acting Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Norris Cochran and Acting Department of Defense Secretary David Norquist, the letter cites West Virginia’s record for successful vaccine … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Manchin Highlights Need For VA Transparency, Accountability During VA Secretary Nomination Hearing

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC), highlighted the need for increased transparency and accountability across Veterans Affairs (VA) during the nomination hearing for VA Secretary nominee Dennis McDonough. Senator Manchin continues to push for transparency and accountability at the VA after the murders at the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and the sexual abuses at the Beckley VAMC.“Let me tell you … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million For West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccination Costs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced $1,648,653 from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to assist the state of West Virginia in distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically, this funding will be used to reimburse costs associated with emergency protective measures taken to store, … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $600K For West Virginia University Program To Support Small Manufacturers Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $600,000 from the U.S Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology to the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at West Virginia University (WVU). The WVU MEP program works with small and midsize U.S. manufacturing companies to provide technological assistance and other services to help increase profits … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Manchin, Rounds, Smith, Hassan, King, Shaheen Call On FCC To Prioritize Small Rural Providers For COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Tina Smith (D-MN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Angus King (I-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure small rural providers receive their fair share of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program funding authorized in the recent year-end stimulus package.The Senators said in part, “All across the country our healthcare providers, first responders, and Americans of all walks … Continue Reading


January 26, 2021

Manchin Applauds Opening Of Monongalia County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the opening of a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Monongalia County. At full capacity, the clinic will be able to vaccinate 8,000 West Virginians a day, six days a week once additional doses become available.“West Virginia’s vaccine distribution program is one of the best in the nation and I am incredibly proud to see the Mountain State leading by example. The new vaccine clinic in Monongalia County is another great step for … Continue Reading

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