Press Releases

September 10, 2020

Manchin Calls On House To Pass Veterans Mental Health Legislation

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act (S. 785) which he introduced on March 13th, 2019 and was passed by the Senate on August 5th, 2020. Senator Manchin pressed for actions to address the high rate of Veteran suicide in West Virginia and across America. Senator Manchin also sent a … Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Manchin Applauds $20 Million Investment In West Virginia Bridges

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the $20 million investment into 19 West Virginia bridges by the U.S. Department of Transportation. This funding will directly impact Harrison, Marion, and Monongalia counties. On May 28, 2020, Senator Manchin urged U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to support these investments. “Many of West Virginia’s bridges are in critical condition and in desperate need of repair. These bridges are more than 40 years … Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Manchin Statement On Partisan COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on a procedural vote to take up to Mitch McConnell’s partisan COVID-19 relief package. “If I hadn't held out the last time Mitch McConnell tried to ram through a COVID bill, West Virginia wouldn't have $1.25 billion in state and local funding. The easy thing to do would be to vote "yes," but the right thing to do is to put politics aside and do our job. With today’s partisan vote failing, I … Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $7.3 Million For West Virginia Community Recovery Efforts

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,324,585 for communities across West Virginia to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which received additional funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic … Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Domestic Violence Prevention Grant 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 $91,274 for the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Inc. in Elkview, West Virginia. This funding was made available through the State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program and will help provide assistance and support projects that work to combat domestic violence and abuse in West … Continue Reading


September 08, 2020

Manchin Announces $768K For Rural Energy Projects Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $768,762 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for rural energy projects across West Virginia.“Investing in rural energy projects is essential to boosting West Virginia’s economy while supporting small businesses across the state with innovative technology. These awards will help businesses with projects including installing … Continue Reading


September 04, 2020

Manchin Presses Postmaster General DeJoy On Delivery Delays Impacting Small Businesses

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 25 Senators in pressing U.S. Postmaster General DeJoy on the recent U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delays that have harmed small businesses in West Virginia and across America.USPS is the “carrier of choice” for small businesses that have fewer than 10 employees, which are among the most vulnerable small businesses. According to a 2019 report, 70% of these vulnerable businesses regularly rely on the Postal Service, the majority … Continue Reading


September 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.1 Million For Commercial Driver's License Program, Vehicle Safety 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 $1,154,023 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) commercial driver’s license program and vehicle safety.“Commercial drivers support our economy and ensure West Virginians get the groceries and supplies they need, which is especially important during the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


September 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million For Prichard Waterline

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to replace and extend the Prichard waterline to the Heartland Intermodal Gateway facility (HIG) and the Prichard Industrial Park. "West Virginia is home to many growing businesses which need a strong infrastructure and qualified workforce. This project to expand the Prichard waterline will … Continue Reading


September 03, 2020

Manchin: Governor's Broadband Funding Announcement Is Misleading

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Governor Justice’s briefing today claiming West Virginia would be receiving $766 million in federal funding to expand broadband in West Virginia.“West Virginia is not getting $766 million in federal funds through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund just because the Governor signed an Executive Order saying he wants it to happen. Unfortunately, as of the most recent FCC report on September 1st, … Continue Reading


September 03, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.1 Million For Food Supply Chain Testing, Feed Regulation 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 $1,190,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food supply chain testing and animal feed regulation through the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.“The safety of West Virginia consumers is a high priority and this funding will help the West Virginia Department of Agriculture … Continue Reading


September 03, 2020

Jennifer Garner Joins Senator Manchin To Encourage West Virginians To Take Census

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a public service announcement (PSA) featuring West Virginia native and actress Jennifer Garner encouraging West Virginians to participate in the 2020 Census. The deadline to complete the Census is just 27 days away - September 30th.When West Virginians respond to the 2020 Census, they help inform how billions of dollars in federal funding flows into communities across West Virginia, including money for schools, hospitals … Continue Reading


September 03, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2 Million For Head Start In Raleigh, Mineral Counties

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,036,966 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs in Raleigh and Mineral counties.“Head Start programs provide West Virginia children with a strong foundation for their education, no matter their circumstances. As a strong supporter of Head Start, I’m pleased to see this investment in Raleigh and … Continue Reading


September 03, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $505K For Visual Therapy Research At West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $505,595 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Eye Institute for visual therapy research at West Virginia University (WVU).“West Virginia University is a leader in research across many fields and this funding will help WVU continue to lead in medical research. The project focuses on visual laser therapy and aims … Continue Reading


September 03, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $827K For Brook Trout Conservation 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 $827,100 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conserve Brook Trout in the Cacapon Watershed and Thorn Creek, which are in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.“West Virginia is home to amazing wildlife including Brook Trout, the only native trout species in the state, … Continue Reading


September 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.8 Million For Mothers And Children 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 $5,885,415 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program in West Virginia. “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made caring for children much more difficult, and many West Virginia mothers and … Continue Reading


September 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $700,000 For Opioid Addiction Relief 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 $700,000 in funding for opioid and illicit drug addiction relief for two locations in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Rural Communities Opioid Response and Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service grant programs.“West Virginia was facing a drug epidemic long … Continue Reading


September 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.8 Million For HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment 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 $1,854,494 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in West Virginia.“We are facing a drug epidemic within the COVID-19 pandemic and every West Virginian has felt the effects of both crises. In addition to the rise in substance use disorder and overdose … Continue Reading


September 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million For STEM Education 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 $1,649,775 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two programs to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in West Virginia public schools and at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.“In order to create more jobs and strengthen our workforce here in West Virginia, it’s essential that … Continue Reading


September 01, 2020

Manchin Opposes Beck Nomination To Consumer Product Safety Commission

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his opposition to Dr. Nancy Beck’s nomination to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). “During her time with the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Beck worked to undermine essential regulations for toxic Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). Many West Virginians in Parkersburg, Vienna, and Martinsburg know all … Continue Reading

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