Press Releases

June 07, 2023

Manchin Announces $911K for Three Research Projects at West Virginia University

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $911,095 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support vital research into the safety of water distribution pipes, evolutionary history and the scientific properties of Earth’s radiation belts. “West Virginia University continues to make our state proud with cutting-edge research … Continue Reading


June 07, 2023

Manchin, Boozman Introduce Bipartisan Protecting Whales, Human Safety and the Economy Act of 2023

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Boozman (R-AR), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, introduced the bipartisan Protecting Whales, Human Safety, and the Economy Act of 2023 to prohibit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from issuing a rule that modifies or replaces the North Atlantic Right Whale vessel strike reduction regulation until technological solutions recently authorized by Congress can help better track … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

Manchin: Record Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sale Prompted by Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following last month’s onshore oil and gas lease sale held by the U.S. Department of the Interior that brought in $78,844,369 on 37 parcels — the highest earning onshore lease sale since 2019. This is the first onshore oil and gas lease sale since the enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act, which required … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

Manchin Announces $500K for Workforce Development Program in Charleston

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the city of Charleston will receive $500,000 from the Department of Labor (DOL) to launch a new workforce development initiative, the Hope Community Development Corporation's (Hope CDC) Affiliate Workforce Center. This federal funding is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2022 … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin, Romney, Sullivan, King Introduce Legislation to Expose China’s Defense Spending

Washington, DC — Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Angus King (I-ME) to introduce the China Defense Spending Transparency Act, bipartisan legislation requiring the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to publish a comprehensive report exposing the true extent of China’s defense-industrial build up. The report must take into account the military-civil fusion present … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

Manchin Announces $495K for McDowell County Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrades

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 DigDeep Right to Water Project will receive $495,840 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to upgrade wastewater infrastructure in McDowell County. This federal funding is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

Manchin Urges EPA to Improve Implementation of Methane Emissions Reduction Program

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, wrote a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, expressing the Senator’s concerns regarding selective implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and urging a delay in enforcing fees on methane emissions under the Methane Emissions Reduction Program (MERP) until producers have been given a reasonable … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Announces $429K Grant for Jefferson County’s Shepherdstown Battlefield

Washington, DC – Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has awarded the Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board $429,097 to preserve 149.6 acres at Shepherdstown Battlefield in Jefferson County, West Virginia, through the Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants program. The funds will be used to support conservation easements on field of alfalfa, hay and pasture that will … Continue Reading


June 06, 2023

Manchin Applauds Application for Federal Grants to Improve Long Distance Network, Increase Cardinal Line Service

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded Amtrak for submitting applications for Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) funding for 16 proposed projects across the country that would improve long-distance rail reliability, reduce travel times and expand service. One of the proposed projects is upgrading the Cardinal line, which passes through West Virginia, to daily service. “I applaud Amtrak for seeking infrastructure funding to restore daily service on the … Continue Reading


June 05, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Tours West Virginia to Highlight Deal to Complete the “Most Valuable Pipeline in America”

Charleston, WV – This past weekend, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, traveled throughout West Virginia to highlight the enactment of legislation to complete the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) in the bipartisan debt ceiling agreement, the Fiscal Responsibility Act. Senator Manchin began championing the effort to complete the pipeline in February 2022. On Friday, Senator Manchin stopped at a Mount Hope site that serves as a … Continue Reading


June 05, 2023

Manchin Announces $4 Million for Berkeley Medical Center COVID-19 Reimbursements

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,047,745 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg. The funding will be used to reimburse costs accrued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our frontline workers have gone above and beyond to care for their fellow West Virginians, and healthcare workers continue to … Continue Reading


June 02, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Domestic Electric Power Supply Chain

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, led 47 bipartisan Senators in urging Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm to refrain from finalizing a DOE efficiency standard that would worsen the current shortage of distribution transformers, which are critical grid products. The proposed rule comes at a time when the availability of essential grid components remains a significant challenge for the … Continue Reading


June 02, 2023

ICYMI — Manchin: This EPA Won’t Let Electric Reliability Inconvenience Their Anti-Fossil Agenda

Charleston, WV – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the reliability and resiliency of electric services in the United States in light of recent assessments and alerts. During the hearing, Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) discussed the importance of, and actions needed, to ensure electricity reliability and affordability. These actions include keeping critical generation sources like coal and … Continue Reading


June 01, 2023

Manchin Secures Mountain Valley Pipeline Completion, Votes For Bipartisan Debt Ceiling Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after voting for the bipartisan debt ceiling agreement to secure the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). “I am proud to announce that we have finally secured the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and have done so with broad, bipartisan support. For more than nine months, I have worked tirelessly to build … Continue Reading


June 01, 2023

Manchin Announces Tokamak Energy Inc. Chosen to Help Advance the Development of Fusion Energy

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that Tokamak Energy Inc., with operations in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as one of eight companies nationwide to advance designs and research and development for fusion power plants. Fusion energy has the potential to provide abundant, safe, non-carbon emitting energy that would … Continue Reading


June 01, 2023

Manchin Announces More Than $1 Million for Nicholas County Head Start Program

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,058,306 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Nicholas Community Action Partnership 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


June 01, 2023

Manchin Announces $3.3 Million to Bolster Public Health Infrastructure Across West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,362,331 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The funding is made possible in part through the American Rescue Plan and will support statewide efforts to bolster public health infrastructure. “I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $3.3 million in upgrading public … Continue Reading


June 01, 2023

Manchin Announces $140 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for West Virginia to Address, Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that West Virginia will receive $140,684,000 in Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) to reclaim abandoned mine lands (AML). This funding was part of the Energy Infrastructure Act that Chairman Manchin ushered through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and subsequently included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funding will help to … Continue Reading


May 31, 2023

Manchin Announces $12 Million to Upgrade Water Infrastructure in Davis, Buckhannon

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 $12,037,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Canaan Valley Public Service District and the Hodgeville Public Service District. The funding will support upgrading and improving water infrastructure in Davis, Buckhannon and the surrounding communities. “Every West Virginian … Continue Reading


May 31, 2023

Manchin Announces $576K for Rail Safety in West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $576,000 from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Railroad Crossing Elimination Program to improve rail safety across West Virginia. The funding will specifically be used to study grade rail crossings to reduce incidents. The funding announced today was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. “To keep West Virginia moving, we need to … Continue Reading

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