Press Releases

May 14, 2023

Manchin: New Guidance Rewards Chinese Control Over the Solar Supply Chain

Charleston, WV – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following the release of guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury that would allow solar cells composed of Chinese materials to count toward an extra tax credit bonus under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).  “The proposed guidance issued on how to qualify for a 10% tax credit bonus intended to … Continue Reading


May 12, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.5 Million for Wheeling Small Business Improvement Program, Marshall University Division of Aviation

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the City of Wheeling Small Business Façade Improvement Program will receive $500,000 and the Marshall University Division of Aviation will receive $1,000,000. The federal awards are two of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2023 funding bill. “I’m proud to have … Continue Reading


May 12, 2023

Manchin Reinforces Support of Domestic Steel Industry

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reinforced his support for the domestic steel industry in West Virginia after Cleveland-Cliffs announced the lay-off of 300 employees at their Weirton tin mill operation due to dumped and subsidized imports. After Cleveland-Cliffs invested more than $50 million in their Weirton facility in just two years to increase and optimize production capabilities, census data indicates that between 2019 and 2022, the volume of tin mill imports … Continue Reading


May 11, 2023

Manchin Rallies Senators Around Bipartisan Permitting Reform Bill

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine opportunities for Congress to reform the permitting process for energy and mineral projects. During the hearing, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, discussed how permitting reform is necessary for energy reliability through the use of all types of energy, and the bipartisan recognition that permitting reform is vital to ensuring … Continue Reading


May 11, 2023

Manchin Announces $3.1 Million to Enhance Water Quality, Upgrade Wastewater Infrastructure in West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $3,150,175 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and the town of Oceana. The funding will support statewide efforts to protect and improve water quality and upgrades to Oceana’s wastewater infrastructure. “Every West … Continue Reading


May 11, 2023

Manchin Announces $6.3 Million for West Virginia Rural Water Association Workforce Development Program

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the West Virginia Rural Water Association will receive $6,341,000 to establish and expand a rural water and wastewater industry workforce development and apprenticeship program. This federal funding is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West … Continue Reading


May 11, 2023

Manchin Statement on End of Title 42

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement regarding the expiration of Title 42 despite the record high numbers of illegal border crossing into the United States.  “We are one day from the end of Title 42 and still the Biden Administration has no viable solution to prevent an unmanageable surge of migrants at our southern border. There are multiple commonsense solutions to this crisis, including my bipartisan bill that would give … Continue Reading


May 11, 2023

Manchin Announces $8.1 Million for Six West Virginia AmeriCorps Programs

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the National Service Congressional Caucus, announced $8,165,865 to support six West Virginia AmeriCorps programs. The funding was made possible in part by the American Rescue Plan and will support at least 555 AmeriCorps volunteers based in Morgantown, Wheeling, Hillsboro, Charleston and Elkins. “West Virginians have a long history of lending a hand to their neighbors in … Continue Reading


May 11, 2023

Manchin Announces $673K for Two Research Projects at West Virginia University

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $673,865 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support critical research into transportation infrastructure resilience against natural disasters and the role of waste treatment systems in global sanitation initiatives. “West Virginia University continues to make our state proud with vital … Continue Reading


May 11, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin, Rounds Call for Increased Accountability of PRC's Role in Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC – This week, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging the Department of State to hold the People’s Republic of China (PRC) accountable for its role in the illegal trafficking of synthetic opioid drugs. China is the primary source of the precursor chemicals, which are then processed and manufactured into synthetic opioids by Mexican drug cartels to bring into the United … Continue Reading


May 10, 2023

Manchin Reintroduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Providing Officers with Electronic Resources Act

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral Providing Officers with Electronic Resources (POWER) Act to provide state and local law enforcement with high-tech devices to detect and identify dangerous drugs, including fentanyl. The legislation would establish a new grant program through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to help the law enforcement organizations secure this portable screening technology. “In the last year, more than … Continue Reading


May 10, 2023

Manchin Announces $598K for Defense Research at West Virginia University

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $598,000 from the Department of Defense (DoD) for West Virginia University (WVU). The funding is made possible through the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) Program and will support critical research of high relevance to DoD. “West Virginia University continues to make our state proud with important research projects,” said … Continue Reading


May 10, 2023

Manchin Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Designating May 6-12 as National Nurses Week

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a bipartisan, bicameral resolution designating this week, May 6-12, 2023, as National Nurses Week. The resolution recognizes the dedication of nurses and celebrates the critical contributions they make to providing safe, quality healthcare in West Virginia and across the country. “Nurses in West Virginia and across the country work to ensure all Americans can access the quality, affordable healthcare they need,” … Continue Reading


May 10, 2023

Manchin to Oppose Every EPA Nominee

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expected overreach targeting power plant emissions. “This Administration is determined to advance its radical climate agenda and has made it clear they are hellbent on doing everything in their power to regulate coal and gas-fueled power plants out of existence, no … Continue Reading


May 10, 2023

Manchin Congratulates The 2023 West Virginia Presidential Scholars

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated West Virginia students Dalton Cook of Westside High School, Isabella Herrod of Liberty High School and Rania Zuri of Morgantown High School who have been selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars. The Presidential Scholars Program honors graduating high school seniors for their academic achievement, accomplishments in the arts and technology, leadership and service to their communities. “The Presidential Scholars … Continue Reading


May 09, 2023

Manchin Reintroduces Resolution to Designate May 9, 2023 as National Fentanyl Awareness Day

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 45 bipartisan Senators in reintroducing a resolution to designate May 9th, 2023 as National Fentanyl Awareness Day. The resolution seeks to raise awareness about the increase in counterfeit drugs containing fentanyl that are flooding communities across the nation and encourages authorities to stop and prevent the spread of counterfeit pills. “In the last year, more than 106,000 Americans and 1,400 West Virginians died … Continue Reading


May 08, 2023

Manchin Announces $280K for West Virginia Drinking Water Infrastructure

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $280,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR). The funding will support developing and implementing a statewide public water system supervision program to ensure every West Virginia community has safe drinking … Continue Reading


May 08, 2023

Manchin Announces $20 Million to Establish Statewide Network of Neuroscience Research

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced West Virginia has been awarded a highly competitive, five-year $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) that will boost scientific research and upgrade infrastructure at West Virginia University (WVU), Marshall University, West Virginia State University (WVSU) and Shepherd University. The … Continue Reading


May 04, 2023

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Create Temporary Border Management Authority

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined Senators Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and John Cornyn (R-TX) to introduce bipartisan legislation resembling the operations of Title 42, giving the Administration a two-year temporary expulsion authority for migrants attempting to illegally enter the U.S. without inspection or proper documents. “It is truly a shame we continue to govern from crisis to crisis. Despite ample notice about the pending … Continue Reading


May 04, 2023

Manchin, FERC Commissioners Agree: Ongoing Need for Coal in America’s Energy Mix

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to conduct oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During the hearing, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, asked witnesses about the future of coal in the U.S. electric grid, the need to consider reliability when bringing new energy sources onto the grid, the pace of FERC decision making and the need for comprehensive, bipartisan energy … Continue Reading

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