Press Releases

May 03, 2022

Manchin Questions Air Force Leadership on Ukraine Air Defense, Space National Guard

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, today questioned the Honorable Frank Kendall III, Secretary of the Air Force, General Charles Q. Brown, Chief of Staff of the Air Force and General John W. Raymond, Chief of Space Operations. Senator Manchin questioned the witnesses about air defense and security in Ukraine against Putin’s invasion and the … Continue Reading


May 03, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $13.4 Million For Five West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $13,423,414 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for five Head Start programs across West Virginia. “Every child in the Mountain State deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background. Head Start provides children with the skills and foundations they need for a bright future, and I am pleased HHS … Continue Reading


May 02, 2022

ICYMI: President Signs Into Law Manchin Bill to Improve Public Land Mapping and Boost Recreation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, Angus King (I-ME) and James Risch (R-ID) in applauding the enactment of their bipartisan Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act.“I am thrilled the President has signed this important legislation into law to improve public knowledge of outdoor recreation opportunities and promote increased … Continue Reading


May 02, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Randolph County Housing Authority YouthBuild Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,198,500 for the Randolph County Housing Authority (RCHA). This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) YouthBuild program, will help connect young adults with job training and educational opportunities in sought-after industries through apprenticeships and other career pathways.“YouthBuild is a great program … Continue Reading


April 29, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Questions U.S. Secretary Of Transportation On Corridor H, Harmony Grove Interchange, Supply Chain Issues

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on completing Corridor H, upgrading the Harmony Grove Interchange in Morgantown and protecting American supply chains of batteries, electrodes and battery cells.On completing Corridor H:“A high priority in my state is Corridor H. We've been trying to build it for 56 years and we have about 90% completed or either funded to be … Continue Reading


April 28, 2022

Manchin Announces $6.6 Million To Wheeling Park Commission for Wilson's Lodge Renovations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $6.6 million from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the Wheeling Park Commission for renovations to Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge. This funding was made possible by the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The project will support local tourism, a financial anchor for the regional economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected to create 45 jobs, retain 192 jobs and generate $20 million in private … Continue Reading


April 28, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $420K To West Virginia University for Stroke, Alzheimer's Disease Research

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $420,186 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to West Virginia University (WVU) for critical research into stroke and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias that will help advance our scientific understanding of aging. “Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease that affects more than 39,000 West Virginians. Stroke is the … Continue Reading


April 28, 2022

Manchin, Braun to FDA Commissioner: Implement Recommendations to Address Drug Epidemic Now

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN) called on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert M. Califf to implement recommendations from a report FDA Commissioner Califf requested during his previous tenure at FDA. These recommendations were meant to help the FDA re-examine its policies for addressing the drug epidemic. However, over two months into Commissioner Califf’s second tenure at FDA, and five years after the recommendations … Continue Reading


April 28, 2022

West Virginia Legislative Leadership Joins West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Coalition

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Representative David McKinley (R-WV) and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) welcomed Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw, President of the Senate Craig Blair, Senate Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin and House Minority Leader Doug Skaff to the West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Coalition. Photos of the signing can be found here. “Today the West Virginia … Continue Reading


April 28, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.3 Million for Maternal Health and Family Services

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,316,891 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and West Virginia University (WVU). This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will help DHHR and WVU support infant and family home visiting programs, strengthen maternal and child health services, and bolster … Continue Reading


April 27, 2022

Manchin, McKinley, Capito Announce Urge Approval of I-79 Interchange Proposal in Morgantown

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg requesting swift approval of the Interchange Justification Report for the proposed Harmony Grove Interchange in Morgantown.“In order to ensure West Virginia’s continued economic growth and job creation, we must regularly upgrade and improve infrastructure across … Continue Reading


April 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce U.S. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Funding

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia will receive $561,784 through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s State Wildlife Grant (SWG) program. Funding will support natural resource stewardship and wildlife conservation efforts.  “West Virginia is blessed with beautiful, endless public lands … Continue Reading


April 26, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Resources to Transition National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $561,131 for West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) Bureau for Behavioral Health (BBH). This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will help DHHR as it transitions the national suicide prevention and … Continue Reading


April 26, 2022

Manchin Questions Defense Experts on Weapons Supply Chains, Backfilling Military Equipment for NATO Allies

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, questioned Ellen Lord, Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and David J. Berteau, Chief Executive Officer, Professional Services Council on protecting American supply chains and backfilling military equipment for NATO allies against Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. “In the Ukraine … Continue Reading


April 26, 2022

Manchin Questions U.S. Attorney General On Addressing Voting Rights, Price Gouging and Drug Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on addressing voting rights, price gouging and the drug epidemic. On voting rights, specifically a private right of action - the ability of private citizens to enforce their rights - under the Voting Rights Act:“On voting rights, I've always believed that a healthy democracy depends on a voting system that is accessible, free, fair and … Continue Reading


April 26, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million for Higher Education Research in 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 $1,994,564 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research projects at West Virginia University (WVU) and Marshall University. The funding will support research to improve space weather modeling and prediction and research to investigate molecular and chemical strategies for extreme stress tolerance.  “The National Science Foundation … Continue Reading


April 25, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $6 Million in USACE Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Grants

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced funding for five projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Section 571 environmental infrastructure program, totaling $6,000,000. This funding is made possible through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and will help provide reliable water and … Continue Reading


April 22, 2022

Manchin Announces More Than $3.2 Million in Energy Assistance for West Virginia Families

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,285,056 for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). LIHEAP, which received funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 federal budget omnibus package, provides financial assistance to low-income Americans for whom energy costs represent a disproportionate share of their household budgets.“No West Virginian should … Continue Reading


April 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Announce More Than $14 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for West Virginia Watersheds

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced $14,100,280 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for twelve West Virginia projects. This funding will bolster flood protection, upgrade dam infrastructure and protect water quality across the state.“In order to ensure all West Virginians have reliable access to clean … Continue Reading


April 20, 2022

Manchin Congratulates Dan Lauffer on His Retirement, Applauds WVU and Thomas Health Agreement

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Thomas Health CEO, Dan Lauffer, on his retirement and applauded the new management agreement between West Virginia University (WVU) Health System and Thomas Health.“Thomas Health has provided quality, affordable healthcare to countless West Virginians for more than 80 years. Today’s announcement is the beginning of a new chapter for both Thomas Health and my dear friend Dan Lauffer. Dan has served the people of West … Continue Reading

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