Press Releases

October 30, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Drug Free Community Grant In Elkview

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $125,000 for the Regional Family Resource Network, Inc., in Elkview through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This funding was made available through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and will help establish collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce substance abuse among young … Continue Reading

October 28, 2020

Senate Commerce Hearing Highlights Need For Bipartisan Manchin Bill To Amend Section 230

Charleston, WV - Today, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the need for updates to the law, including changes to address illegal Internet activity. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) recently introduced the bipartisan See Something, Say Something Online Act to amend Section 230 to require companies to report illegal activities online, including the sale of opioids and other drugs, or lose their … Continue Reading

October 28, 2020

West Virginia Delegation Urges President Trump To Designate State Funeral For Last Surviving WWII Medal of Honor Recipient

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Alex Mooney (R-WV), and Carol Miller (R-WV) today sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to designate a state funeral for the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Last year, the delegation wrote a similar letter to the president.“We are writing you again to encourage you to designate a single state funeral for the last … Continue Reading

October 27, 2020

Manchin Votes Early In Fairmont, Encourages West Virginians To Vote

Fairmont, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted in person at the Marion County Courthouse Annex and encouraged West Virginians to vote.“Today I exercised my right to vote by voting early and in person in Fairmont, where I vote in every election. Early voting is open through Saturday and if you are unable to vote early, make sure to vote on November 3rd because everyone should have their voice heard. West Virginians can find more election information at … Continue Reading

October 26, 2020

Manchin Votes Against Supreme Court Nominee Process

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote against the rushed confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States.“Today the Senate took unprecedented action never before seen in the 240 year history of our country, but it didn’t have to be this way. Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans chose a dangerous, partisan path to push through the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett eight … Continue Reading

October 24, 2020

Manchin Welcomes West Virginia National Guard 157th Military Police Company Home

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) welcomed the 157th Military Police Company of the West Virginia Army National Guard safely home. “On behalf of all West Virginians, I’m proud to welcome home our National Guardsmen who have served our nation honorably. When I served as Governor of West Virginia, my greatest honor was serving as Commander in Chief of the best National Guard in the nation. West Virginia’s National Guard has helped keep America safe for … Continue Reading

October 23, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $29.6 Million For Rural Development 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 $29,673,919 in loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for rural development projects across West Virginia.“Expanding economic development is essential to growing our economy and our workforce. These funds will help organizations across West Virginia grow and thrive as they work on projects to grow local food and … Continue Reading

October 23, 2020

Manchin Urges West Virginians To Participate In Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urges West Virginians to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 24th. Drug Take-Back Day is an opportunity for the public to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by disposing of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.“Drug Take-Back Day is a great program that helps raise awareness about the dangers of leftover medicines while also protecting our … Continue Reading

October 23, 2020

Report Highlights Need For Manchin Bill To Help Homeless Children And Youth

Washington, DC - Last week, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released a report which further highlights the need for U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) bipartisan legislation, the Emergency Family Stabilization Act.“Every child deserves a roof over their head and a safe place to sleep and it is unbelievable that in the 21st century that isn’t a reality. The recent report from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago found the lack of resources in rural areas of America - like … Continue Reading

October 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $8.2 Million For Opioid Addiction Relief Across 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 $8,263,790 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat opioid addiction and substance abuse in West Virginia. Specifically, this funding will be used to expand the West Virginia Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) program, extend the training and service of drug court operations for veterans and juveniles, and implement several residential or … Continue Reading

October 21, 2020

Manchin: Purdue Settlement Should Be Used To Help Communities Affected By Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Purdue Pharma pleading guilty in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Purdue Pharma has agreed to pay $8 billion for their involvement in the opioid epidemic.“The opioid epidemic has ravaged West Virginia and much of America, claiming innocent lives and hurting our friends, family and neighbors. Purdue Pharma produced and sold opioids knowing they were highly addictive and … Continue Reading

October 21, 2020

Manchin Applauds New Clean Air, Water Achievements In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, following announcements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded new achievements on clean air and clean water in West Virginia.The EPA announced West Virginia has met the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for the first time since 1978. Additionally, the EPA announced $24.7 million in funding … Continue Reading

October 20, 2020

Manchin Calls For West Virginia Strong Nominations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called for West Virginians to nominate their friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers for being West Virginia Strong during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Every West Virginian knows how tough we are and that when we work together, we can get through difficult times. Our state has seen our fair share of hardships and challenges, but we always get through it together. As President Abraham Lincoln said, ‘We all have better angels in us.’ … Continue Reading

October 20, 2020

Manchin: McConnell's Partisan PPP Bill Doesn't Address Needs Of West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted against Mitch McConnell’s partisan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) bill because it does not address the needs of West Virginia small businesses that desperately need help right now. “West Virginians know I am always trying to work with my Republican colleagues to find compromises that solve the issues facing us. Since we have not been able to come to an agreement on a larger COVID relief package, I am not opposed to a … Continue Reading

October 19, 2020

Manchin Calls On Administration To Release Funds To Heat West Virginia Homes

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 40 bipartisan Senators in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as swiftly and at the highest level possible under the current continuing resolution. The Senators said the federal LIHEAP funding is a crucial lifeline that assists low-income households and seniors on fixed incomes pay their energy bills and stay safe during the … Continue Reading

October 19, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce COVID-19 Testing Funding For West Virginia Nursing Homes

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,220,550 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.This funding provides the required 75 percent cost share for COVID-19 tests given to West Virginia nursing home staff and residents from April through July of this year, mandated by an … Continue Reading

October 19, 2020

Manchin Praises USDA Broadband Investment In Barbour, Doddridge, Randolph Counties

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) $7,623,751 investment to build out broadband access in Barbour, Doddridge, and Randolph counties.“Expanding broadband access is essential in order for West Virginia to compete in the 21st century. Our economy, workforce, healthcare and education systems all rely on increasing Internet access across the state for everyone, no matter where they live. I am pleased the USDA … Continue Reading

October 19, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million To Improve Forensic Science, Sexual Assault DNA Testing

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,955,182 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to the state of West Virginia. This funding will provide support for improved forensic science services, deliver jurisdictions with resources to improve efficiency of sexual assault kits and DNA testing, and help process the backlog of forensic and database DNA samples.“West Virginia’s … Continue Reading

October 19, 2020

Manchin Announces Service Academy Board

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the names of his service academy board. The ten member panel will interview prospective candidates who are vying for a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Virtual Resource Fairs and Interviews will be held from October 19, 2020 to October 23, 2020. “It is an honor to nominate our hardworking and dedicated West Virginia Students … Continue Reading

October 16, 2020

After Manchin Urging, Dozens Of West Virginia Rural Health Providers Will Soon Be Eligible For Funding

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) submitted comments to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on the proposed changes to their rural classification methodology, which determines a large percentage of grants and awards for rural health providers in West Virginia. This revision includes changes for Boone, Clay, Hampshire, Lincoln, Preston and Wirt counties from “urban” to “rural”. Senator Manchin also urged HRSA to include Fayette County in … Continue Reading

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