Press Releases

September 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill To Help Law Enforcement Investigate Fentanyl, Protect Officers

POWER Act would help state and local law enforcement obtain drug screening devices used by federal law enforcement Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and a bipartisan, bicameral group of senators and U.S. House members reintroduced legislation to provide state and local law enforcement with high-tech devices to detect and identify dangerous drugs like fentanyl.  The Providing Officers with Electronic Resources (POWER) Act would establish a … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

With Overdoses Rising Amidst Pandemic, Manchin, Capito Introduce Resolution Designating September as "National Recovery Month"

West Virginia lost a record 1,373 West Virginians to drug related overdosesWashington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing September, 2021 as “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.” The senators’ resolution comes as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to make substance abuse treatment, prevention, and recovery more difficult—isolating many Americans struggling with mental health challenges and … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $842,436 For Land And Water Conservation Fund Projects In West Virginia

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) announced the National Park Service will invest $842,436.50 to fund recreation and restoration projects in state and local parks across West Virginia. This funding was secured when Senator Manchin’s historic Great American Outdoors Act was enacted last year, which made permanent full and mandatory annual funding of $900 million for the … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin: 'Makes No Sense To Take Tools Out Of The Toolbox' Amid Transition To Cleaner Energy Future

Manchin warns about the need to protect reliability and affordability in transitioning electric sectorTo watch a video of Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, please click here.To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s questioning, please click here.Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During the hearing, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, and FERC … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Marshall University

Washington DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,499,410 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to Marshall University Research Corporation to fund projects that invest in education, training, and career support services in the Appalachian region.“West Virginians are some of the hardest workers you’ll ever meet, we just need the opportunity to prove ourselves. Marshall University provides … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Manchin Announces $18 Million From American Rescue Plan To Strengthen 27 West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $18,179,859 from the American Rescue Plan to 27 West Virginia health centers to strengthen primary healthcare infrastructure across the state and advance health outcomes in medically underserved communities. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support expansion and renovation projects, as well as … Continue Reading


September 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $500K To Support West Virginia Youth 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 $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Family and Youth Services Bureau for two West Virginia organizations to support West Virginia youth currently experiencing homelessness. The funding will support two Transitional Living Programs, which work to help youth who are experiencing homelessness transition to … Continue Reading


September 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $15 Million For Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Services 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 $15,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Specifically, this funding was made available through the Centers for Mental Health Services (CMHS), and will be used to support substance use disorder prevention, as well as treatment and … Continue Reading


September 27, 2021

Manchin Votes To Keep Government Open And Pay Our Bills

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to fund the federal government through December 3rd, 2021 and pay the United States’ bills without defaulting on loans by suspending the debt limit through December 16th, 2022. “Reaching the debt limit is the result of spending Congress has already authorized under both Republican and Democratic control. Defaulting on our bills in the middle of a pandemic would have devastating impacts on American workers and the … Continue Reading


September 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.9 Million For Water Infrastructure Projects 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 $4,969,520 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for five water infrastructure projects across West Virginia. “I’ve always said every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe, and infrastructure investments are vital to providing this and boosting West Virginia’s economy. The ARC continues to be a strong … Continue Reading


September 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce EDA Grant for Paden City Economic Development

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $79,200 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support Paden City as they implement property improvements and transform a vacant industrial space into a manufacturing or related business space.“The EDA continues to be a strong partner for West Virginia through the investments in our state, our businesses and our people. I am … Continue Reading


September 24, 2021

Manchin Announces Nearly $4.2 Million From American Rescue Plan To Expand Broadband Access Through West Virginia Schools, Libraries

Charleston, WV- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that the first round of the Emergency Connectivity Fund, which helps schools and libraries purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections for students, staff and library visitors. In West Virginia, 12 schools will receive $4,188,368 in awards.“Broadband access is vital for West Virginians to compete for good-paying jobs, finish their homework and attract new residents to the state,” … Continue Reading


September 24, 2021

Manchin Congratulates Toyota On 25 Years In West Virginia

Charleston, WV- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia on 25 years of producing engines and transmission in Buffalo, West Virginia. In 2005, Senator Manchin travelled to Japan to meet with Dr. Toyoda and company officials about manufacturing in West Virginia.“Congratulations to Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia on 25 years of production at the Buffalo Plant in West Virginia. For 25 years, Toyota has been a strong partner for … Continue Reading


September 24, 2021

Manchin Announces An Additional $561K From The American Rescue Plan For Yeager Airport Runway Safety Project

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced an additional $561,995 from the American Rescue Plan to the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority at Yeager Airport for a runway safety project. Yesterday, Senator Manchin announced $5,057,961 in annual funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the same project. The funding from the American Rescue Plan … Continue Reading


September 24, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce West Virginia Will Receive Additional Funding To Boost Substance Use Disorder Provider Workforce

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia is one of five states that will receive reimbursements for increases in Medicaid expenditures to boost substance use treatment provider capacity in West Virginia. This funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will support substance use disorder prevention, … Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce DOJ Funding

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,569,669 from several grant programs through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to the state of West Virginia. Collectively, these grants will support efforts to combat sexual assault and domestic violence, compensate victims of crime, bolster state technology to foster innovation and enhance victims’ access to services, and support a … Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Beech Bottom Flood Control Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,086,166 for a flood control project in the Village of Beech Bottom. This funding will be used to upgrade the current storm sewer system to mitigate future flooding events. “Many West Virginia communities have been impacted by devastating floods in recent years, and flooding in the Mountain State has only gotten worse and more frequent, … Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Manchin, Brown, Kaine, Casey, Warner Reintroduce Bill To Extend Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) reintroduced the Black Lung Benefits Disability Trust Fund Act of 2021. The legislation calls for a ten-year extension of the current black lung excise tax that is set to expire in December 2021 to ensure that coal miners suffering from Black Lung Disease and their families have access to the quality medical care they desperately need. Without revenue … Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $5 Million For Yeager Airport Runway Safety Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,057,961 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority at Yeager Airport. This funding will be used to conduct an Environmental Impact Study of the proposed Yeager Airport Runway Safety Project to expand the airport runway safety area. “Yeager … Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Manchin's Continued Pressure Leads To Action Against Pharmaceutical Companies On Behalf Of Low-Income West Virginians

Washington, DC - After months of pressure from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) alerted six pharmaceutical manufacturers that due to their violations of the 340B Drug Pricing Program requirements - which continue to harm low-income West Virginians by preventing them from accessing safe and affordable medications - HRSA has contacted the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General in accordance with … Continue Reading

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