Press Releases

July 13, 2023

Manchin Secures Provision to Preserve Appalachian Culture in 2024 Legislative Branch Funding Bill

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured a provision to protect the culture and traditions of the Appalachian region in the Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2024 Legislative Branch funding bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee continues to work through the rest of the funding bills, which will hopefully be voted on by the full Senate later this year. “I am proud we were able to come … Continue Reading


July 13, 2023

Manchin Announces $416K for the Mountain State Educational Services Cooperative

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $416,959 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the Mountain State Educational Services Cooperative based in Dunbar. The funding will support and expand the organization’s Empowerment Collaborative project, a middle school redesign model currently active in five West Virginia school districts with the goal of innovating the middle school experience for … Continue Reading


July 13, 2023

Manchin, Committee Receive Testimony on Compacts of Free Association

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to receive testimony regarding the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2023, a legislative proposal submitted by the Secretary of State and Secretary of the Interior. During the hearing, Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) discussed the importance of renewing the Compacts of Free Association to counter China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific region and the ongoing Compact … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

Manchin Questions Nominee for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., USAF on his nomination to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This position is the highest ranking and most senior military officer in the United States Armed Forces. Senator Manchin questioned General Brown on the importance of passing a national budget on time, promoting fiscal responsibility within the Department of Defense … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

Manchin Questions Health Expert on Cost of Insulin, Causes of Type 1 Diabetes

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, welcomed two children with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) who testified before the Committee as a part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 2023 Children’s Congress Delegates as well as the reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). Senator Manchin also questioned the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Griffin … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

Manchin Announces $224K for Biodiversity Research at Marshall University

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $224,476 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a biodiversity research project at Marshall University. The project will examine species of songbirds in Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines to inform the application of conservation legislation and wildlife management plans around the world. “Marshall University continues to make our state and country proud with … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

Manchin Announces $3.3 Million to Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,362,964 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen healthcare services across West Virginia. The funding will specifically be used to expand clinical trials through West Virginia University, advance medical research into certain infections through Bluefield State University and support a Morgan County initiative aimed at preventing underage … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

Manchin Welcomes Helicon Chemical to West Virginia Regional Technology Park

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) welcomed Helicon Chemical as the newest tenant of West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston. Helicon Chemical is developing innovative drop-in-ready, upgraded propellant binders that will improve the performance of missiles, rockets, aerospace propulsion systems and munitions for government and commercial customers. Helicon’s patented technology allows for the rapid modernization of current armaments and … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Statement on 4th Circuit Decision to Halt Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Washington, DC — Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit to stay construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline through Jefferson National Forest. The Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 ratified and approved all necessary permits for Mountain Valley Pipeline in order for construction to resume and stated … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Women's Lung Cancer Research

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the bipartisan Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act to promote increased research into the prevention and management of lung cancer among women, with a specific focus on non-smokers. The American Cancer Society estimates that 59,910 women will die of lung cancer in 2023, and one in five women diagnosed with this illness are lifetime non-smokers. “Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer … Continue Reading


July 10, 2023

Manchin Delivers Remarks at 105th Annual WV American Legion State Convention

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered remarks and met with West Virginia members of the American Legion at their 105th Annual State Convention in Huntington. “America’s Veterans, Legionnaires, families, caregivers, and survivors that are here today are so deserving of our recognition and deep gratitude. When your country needed you most, you stepped forward. As our nation’s largest wartime Veterans service organization, the American Legion is a … Continue Reading


July 07, 2023

Manchin, Kelly, Murkowski, Duckworth Statements on Administration Plans to Provide Additional Weapons to Ukraine

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statements on the Biden Administration’s decision to provide additional weapons and capabilities to Ukraine, including cluster munitions, to support their fight against Putin’s invasion. In April, Senators Manchin, Kelly and Murkowski traveled to Ukraine and Poland on a bipartisan Senate delegation where they met with President … Continue Reading


July 07, 2023

Ahead of Nato Summit, Manchin and 34 Senate Colleagues Urge Biden to Ensure Nato Countries Meet Defense Spending Commitments

Charleston, WV —Ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Vilnius starting next week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined a bipartisan group of 34 senators in writing a letter to President Biden urging the President to ensure NATO countries meet their defense spending commitments. Since 2006, NATO member nations have agreed to commit a minimum of 2 percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to defense spending. … Continue Reading


July 06, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.8 Million for Runway Extension at Morgantown Airport

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,800,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support a runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport.  “As a pilot myself, I am pleased the FAA is investing in this runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport,” said Senator Manchin. “West Virginia’s airports are our gateway to the rest of the world, … Continue Reading


July 06, 2023

Manchin Announces $481K to Support Lily's Place

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Lily’s Place in Huntington will receive $481,719 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support its critical efforts to treat and prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and promote healthy families. This federal funding is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the … Continue Reading


July 05, 2023

Manchin Announces Randolph County’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Designation

Elkins, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia Bill Ihlenfeld to announce the designation of Randolph County in West Virginia as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). For years, Senator Manchin has strongly advocated for Randolph County to be designated as a HIDTA, which will deploy additional … Continue Reading


July 05, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.6 Million for Monongalia Head Start Program

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,625,075 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Monongalia County Board of Education Head Start Program. Head Start supports educational growth from birth to age five through services that strengthen early learning and emotional development, health and safety and family well-being. “Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a … Continue Reading


July 05, 2023

Manchin Announces Nearly $3.5 Million to Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,496,542 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen healthcare services across West Virginia. The funding will specifically be used to support statewide hospital emergency preparedness efforts, vaccinate children, and build a public health arthritis program in West Virginia. “Making these critical investments in all stages of our … Continue Reading


July 05, 2023

Manchin Announces $857K to Strengthen Educational Services in West Virginia

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $857,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for a drop-out prevention and school-to-work transition program through the West Virginia Chamber Foundation Corporation and a teacher professional development program at Shepherd University. This federal funding is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia … Continue Reading


July 05, 2023

Manchin Announces $504K for Two Research Projects at West Virginia University

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $504,992 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support vital research into plasma physics and conservation laws in atmospheric science. “West Virginia University continues to make our state proud with innovative research projects that create new knowledge in the fields of science, … Continue Reading

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