Press Releases

November 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Housing Choice Voucher Program 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 $952,686 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support three housing authorities in West Virginia. This funding comes through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and Mainstream Voucher Program. The HCV program grants were made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) … Continue Reading


November 17, 2020

House Passes Bill To Improve Transparency At Clarksburg VA Medical Center

Washington, DC - Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed The Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2019, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Alex Mooney (R-WV) and Carol Miller (R-WV). The bill passed the Senate in December 2019 and will be sent to the President for approval.This bipartisan … Continue Reading


November 13, 2020

Manchin Statement On 50th Anniversary Of The Marshall University Football Plane Crash

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the Marshall University football team plane crash on November 14th, 1970. “Fifty years ago, the devastating loss of 75 people, including members of the Marshall football team and Huntington community, shook our state and the entire nation to our core. The Marshall University community mourned the loss of their classmates, family and friends. And in the aftermath of this … Continue Reading


November 13, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $28.6 Million To Heat West Virginia Homes

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $28,631,377 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to heat low income West Virginia homes.“As we head into the colder months, over 48,000 West Virginians need help with heating their homes and keeping their families warm. In October, I wrote to HHS Secretary Azar urging … Continue Reading


November 13, 2020

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Manchin Encourages Enforcement Of West Virginia Public Indoor Mask Order

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) encourages Governor Jim Justice to update his public indoor mask order with an enforcement mechanism as COVID-19 cases rise across West Virginia at the highest rate since the pandemic began.“Across West Virginia COVID-19 cases are rising faster than ever before. Public health experts have continued to remind us that wearing a mask is the most commonsense, reasonable way to slow the spread of COVID-19 to protect our family, friends … Continue Reading


November 12, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1 Million In EPA Funding

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,071,361 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for West Virginia. Funding will support air and water pollution control, provide resources for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and promote initiatives at West Virginia’s higher education institutions.“West Virginians deserve to live in communities with … Continue Reading


November 12, 2020

Manchin, Capito Join Bipartisan Push To Protect West Virginia Air National Guard Aircraft From Elimination

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) joined a bipartisan Senate coalition advocating for a large enough C-130 aircraft fleet in West Virginia and across the country to support active duty missions as well as respond to disasters and emergencies at home. Specifically, the senators and their colleagues wrote a letter urging Armed Services Committee conferees to make sure the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill adopts House … Continue Reading


November 11, 2020

Manchin Statement On Veterans Day

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on honoring our brave Veterans today.“West Virginia is one of the most patriotic states in America. When I travel across the state, I ask how many people have family who served or are serving in the Armed Forces. Every time, almost every hand goes up because service is part of being a West Virginian. On this Veterans Day, let’s join together to celebrate and honor all of our brave Veterans who sacrificed … Continue Reading


November 10, 2020

Manchin Statement On Supreme Court Hearing Oral Arguments For Affordable Care Act Challenge

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court of the United States hearing oral arguments in the challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), California v. Texas. “Today the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments for a challenge to the ACA that could determine whether 800,000 West Virginians with preexisting conditions will have healthcare coverage. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed over 238,000 Americans and caused … Continue Reading


November 09, 2020

Manchin Urges West Virginians To Apply For Health Insurance During ACA Open Enrollment Period

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged West Virginians to apply for health insurance coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period, which ends on December 15th, 2020.“The ACA has provided more than 180,000 West Virginians with health insurance, ensuring our family, friends, and neighbors have access to the healthcare they need and deserve. This year’s open enrollment period will allow West Virginians and Americans to apply for healthcare … Continue Reading


November 09, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Death Of Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Richard Neely

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the passing of former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Richard Neely. “Gayle and I send our heartfelt condolences to Justice Richard Neely’s wife Carolyn, his sons John and Whittaker, and their entire family. Richard has been a close family friend since his days as a young lawyer in Fairmont after returning from serving in Vietnam. Richard continued to give back to his community, serving … Continue Reading


November 07, 2020

Manchin Statement On Presidential Election Outcome

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the outcome of the Presidential election. “After an unprecedented election the American people have spoken; Joe Biden is our President-elect for all Americans, not just those who voted for him. Now, more than ever, it is time for us to come together to end the toxic political tribalism and invest in the values and principles that make our nation the greatest country on Earth. As I have always … Continue Reading


November 06, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.2 Million To Protect Communities, Improve Data Collection

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,203,020 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat violent crime and improve data recording in West Virginia. This funding was made available through DOJ’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program, National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP), and the State Justice Statistics (SJS) program.“West Virginians should … Continue Reading


November 05, 2020

Manchin Statement On Indictment Of Clarksburg VAMC Physician

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the indictment of Dr. Kenneth Ramdat, a physician at the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), for alleged abusive sexual contact and simple assault. “The climate and culture of our VA Medical Centers starts at the top. If the allegations against Dr. Kenneth Ramdat are proven true, it is yet another sign that the Clarksburg VAMC leadership have abdicated their duty to the … Continue Reading


November 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million EDA Investment For Marshall County Water Service

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,900,000 in federal funding for Grandview Doolin Public Service District in Proctor, West Virginia. This funding was made available through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be used for water infrastructure to provide potable water service to industrial customers in Marshall County. Additionally, this EDA investment, … Continue Reading


November 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million For Maternal And Child Health Services

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,221,801 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services in West Virginia. This funding is made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “West Virginia mothers and children deserve to have accessible, affordable health services no … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Manchin Rides Cardinal Train To Montgomery Amtrak Station Ribbon Cutting

Montgomery, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) rode the Cardinal Train from Charleston to Montgomery for the Montgomery Amtrak Station ribbon cutting ceremony following a $1.8 million remodel to ensure the platform is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. “I was honored to ride the Cardinal train from Charleston to Montgomery today to celebrate the renovations made at the Amtrak station. The impact of Amtrak in our state cannot be understated. For generations, … Continue Reading


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

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