Press Releases

September 17, 2019

Manchin Secures More Than $13 Million Designated For Corridor H In Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured more than $13.2 million for West Virginia to expand Corridor H through Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) in the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill. Six months ago Senator Manchin requested this funding for Corridor H in his formal appropriations request to the Appropriations Committee. Senator Manchin also sent a letter to Chairman Shelby in July advocating for this funding to be … Continue Reading


September 17, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $26.5 Million For Clean Air And Water And Hazardous Waste Projects In West Virginia

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $26,593,635 from the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for various clean air and water and hazardous waste projects across West Virginia. This funding supports projects for hazardous waste assessment and cleanup of Brownfields properties, improving water quality in various bodies of water, developing drinking water … Continue Reading


September 17, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Steven Vernon Keeney At Kanawha County Mine Facility

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of electrician, Steven Vernon Keeney, this morning in the American Eagle Mine in Kanawha County. "Gayle and I send our hearts out to Steven Vernon Keeney's family and loved ones and we, like all West Virginians, will keep them in our prayers. Every day, our mine workers put their lives on the line as they enter the mines and power our nation, and we are deeply grateful for their … Continue Reading


September 17, 2019

Manchin Speaks With Secretary DeVos On Efforts To Address Student Homelessness In West Virginia

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) yesterday spoke with U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos about the large increase in student homelessness in West Virginia. During the call, Senator Manchin and Secretary DeVos discussed innovative ways to address student homelessness. Secretary DeVos made a firm commitment to visit West Virginia in the near future to see firsthand the impacts of homelessness on our students. This call with Secretary DeVos served as a … Continue Reading


September 16, 2019

Senate Democrats Demand Action On Miners Healthcare And Pensions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Doug Jones (D-AL), Mark Warner (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to House and Senate leadership advocating for the inclusion of a permanent fix for miners healthcare and pensions in the short-term spending package being negotiated now to keep the government open after September 30th, 2019. The Senators' letter said in part, "In July, we were alarmed to learn that 1,200 retired coal miners, … Continue Reading


September 16, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Opioid First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $500,000 for the Jackson County Health Department to aid first responders. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Our communities have been devastated by the opioid epidemic across West Virginia. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, my job is to ensure the federal … Continue Reading


September 14, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Alex Miller Of Roane County High School

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Roane County High School football player, Alex Miller. "Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Alex Miller last night. It is difficult to hear of someone so young and talented leaving us too soon. Roane County High School students, teachers and community are in our thoughts and prayers, and my staff and I stand ready to support the family and community as they … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Manchin Speaks To George Washington High School In Charleston About Dangers Of Vaping

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today spoke with the students of George Washington High School in Charleston, West Virginia about the dangers of vaping and the Trump Administration's intent to ban non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes. "President Trump has pledged to ban non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes and I support this decision 1000% because too many young people are getting addicted to nicotine and other substances from what seems like harmless use of these e-cigarettes. … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $9.2 Million To Combat The Opioid Epidemic In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9,276,233 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for health centers, universities and state programs across West Virginia to combat the opioid epidemic. "West Virginia is ground zero for the battle against the opioid epidemic. Our health professionals are on the frontlines, … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Manchin, Capito Pass Senate Resolution Commemorating Wheeling’s 250th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced passage of their resolution to commemorate Wheeling, West Virginia's, 250th anniversary. Senators Manchin and Capito both spoke on the Senate floor following unanimous passage of the resolution. "From the first Zane Brothers' settlement that became Wheeling to the newly formed state of West Virginia designating Wheeling as the capital, Wheeling has been integral to West Virginia's … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Manchin Includes Funding For West Virginia In FY20 Energy And Water And Defense Appropriations Bills

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, included significant funding for West Virginia in the FY20 Energy and Water and Defense appropriations bills which were reported out of committee today. "I am pleased that this fiscal year 2020 Energy and Water and Defense appropriations bills provide West Virginia with funding for some of the state's top priorities: additional broadband funding for West Virginia through the Appalachian Regional … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3.5 Million For Water And Wastewater Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,555,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for water and wastewater infrastructure in Doddridge and Hardy counties. This funding will provide quality and dependable potable water and fire protection services to residences in Doddridge County and extend water services in Hardy County. "West Virginians deserve access to clean drinking … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Manchin Statement On 18th Anniversary Of September 11

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the eighteenth anniversary of September 11th. "On this day eighteen years ago, our nation was forever changed when we were attacked by terrorists in the most devastating domestic attack since Pearl Harbor. Our first responders ran into the wreckage without a second thought to find survivors while our nation watched in horror at the destruction caused by these attacks. We came together as a nation to … Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Millions In Community, Economic Development Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced several rural development grants to address various needs in multiple communities across the state, from helping purchase vehicles to securing microloans for small businesses. Funding is provided through by the U.S. Economic Development Agency (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "I am glad to see the USDA and EDA investing … Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Fayette County Becomes 23rd West Virginia County To Receive High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Designation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the designation of Fayette County in West Virginia as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). On November 21, 2018, Senator Manchin sent a letter to the Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), James Carroll, encouraging the designation of multiple counties in West Virginia as HIDTA. The Senator has also had multiple productive meetings with ONDCP to advocate for counties in West Virginia, highlighting their … Continue Reading


September 09, 2019

Manchin Urges Secretary DeVos To Address Increase In Child Homelessness In West Virginia

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to the Department of Education (DOE) Secretary DeVos urging her to address the increase in child homelessness in West Virginia. In the letter, Senator Manchin outlined concerning statistics regarding child homelessness increases in West Virginia in the past year and asked her to come to West Virginia to see firsthand how it's impacting West Virginia children. The letter said in part: "I am reaching out to you today to raise … Continue Reading


September 06, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Dam Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a total of $277,019 to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to aid repair of dams classified as "high hazard potential." Funding is made possible by FEMA's Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dam (HHPD) grant program. "I am proud to see West Virginia receive … Continue Reading


September 05, 2019

Manchin Announces $1.8 Million For West Virginia LWCF Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $1.8 million in Land and Water Conservation Funding (LWCF) for West Virginia. Funding is provided by the Department of the Interior. "I'm pleased to see this investment in West Virginia's public lands. In the Mountain State, we have a rich history and at the center of it is our love and appreciation for the outdoor playground we have been blessed with. Over the … Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

Manchin Announces $35 Million In New Funding To Fight Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $35 million in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Over the last two years, West Virginia has received $70 million in State Opioid Response grants to fight the opioid epidemic as a direct result of Senator Manchin's work on the Senate Appropriations Committee that will ensure West Virginia receives its fair share of federal funding to fight the opioid epidemic. "West … Continue Reading


September 03, 2019

Manchin Announces Decision To Stay In The Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to stay in the U.S. Senate. "Anyone who knows me, knows that I am most proud of two things - my family and the State of West Virginia. Our state is patriotic, strong, and independent, which are characteristics I have always promoted during my time in public service. "When I first decided to run for elected office in 1982, it was after a conversation with my father. I told him I disagreed with … Continue Reading

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