Press Releases

September 26, 2019

Manchin Congratulates 2019 Blue Ribbon Elementary Schools in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated three West Virginia schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos named 362 public and private schools for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups, demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. "I am proud of our three elementary schools in West Virginia that have received the well-deserved … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Bill Designating New River Gorge A National Park Preserve

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today introduced the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act-legislation that would change the New River Gorge's designation from the "New River Gorge National River" to the "New River Gorge National Park and Preserve." This redesignation will promote the beauty and historical significance of the New River Gorge, while ensuring that the longstanding traditions of hunting and fishing are … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For Job Training Programs in West Virginia

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,056,000 in National Dislocated Worker Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for the United Mineworkers of America (UMWA) Career Center through Workforce West Virginia to retrain workers affected by coal industry layoffs across West Virginia. Given the decline of the coal industry in West Virginia, which is a key sector of … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Manchin Encourages West Virginia Students To Apply For 2019 Service Academy Nomination

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today strongly encouraged West Virginia students who are interested in military service to apply for a nomination to one of the United States Service Academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. Applicants must be high school seniors or recent graduates, and demonstrate a commitment to … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Manchin Statement On Impeachment Inquiry

"Any allegation of misconduct with a foreign country must be investigated. I firmly believe it is premature to jump to any conclusion until an investigation of the facts is complete. "As a U.S. Senator, I take my responsibility in the process very seriously. The Senate's role is to evaluate the facts. It would be irresponsible of me to comment on each piece of the process until all of the facts come out and the Senate begins to review the findings. "I'm hopeful the Senate will rise above … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $6 Million For Health Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $6,145,690 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will support alcohol research programs at West Virginia University and provide mental health support services for West Virginians. "I have always supported investing in medical research and treatment. Despite wonderful medical advancements, there is … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Manchin Applauds Five-Year Cooperative Agreement For Continued Operation Of the Green Bank Observatory

Washington, D.C. - Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded a five-year cooperative agreement with Associated Universities, Inc., for the continued operations of the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Observatory (GBO). The agreement will support the full breadth of observatory research, education and outreach, including operating the 100-meter Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope. "Scientists at the Green Bank Observatory have … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $5.8 Million For Economic Investments Across West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,839,934 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for various projects across West Virginia. The funding will expand wastewater collection and treatment service, support the WorkForce West Virginia Competitive Improvement Program (CIP) and certify yellow poplar for manufacturing cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. "Investing in … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Manchin Announces $132K For Preservation Of Happy Retreat In Charles Town, West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced $132,500 from the Save America's Treasures Grant program for preservation efforts of the Happy Retreat, which was the home of Charles Washington, founder of Charles Town and brother of George Washington in Charles Town, WV. Senator Manchin has been a supporter of this Historic Preservation Fund program that is administered by the National Park Service, … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Infrastructure Funding To Repair Damage After Storm

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three grants totaling $7,342,927 to help repair roads damaged as the result of natural disasters. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). "West Virginians have spoken out about the state of our infrastructure and it's clear, they want better than the current predicament. This funding will help West Virginia fix … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Manchin Praises Multi-Million DOE Investment in WVU

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, praised the Department of Energy's (DOE) $2.5 million investment in three clean-coal technology research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). "One of my main priorities as Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is to support and promote advancements in clean coal energy technologies. I am thrilled to see the Department of Energy recognize … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Manchin Supports Annual Veterans Bear Hunt

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today assisted the Potomac Highlands Wounded Warriors Outreach 9th Annual Bear Hunt, set to take place this weekend on the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest. Richard Ogden, Vice President of the Potomac Highlands Wounded Warriors Outreach, has been working with the Forest Service for months to set up the event. "I reached out to the U.S. Forest Service as soon as I learned that our Veterans needed assistance to hunt on our public … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Resolution Dedicating September As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced a resolution to recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Last week when I was in West Virginia a student, Nick Spence, approached me with the idea to raise awareness about this terrible issue, which is why my fellow Senators and I introduced this resolution to dedicate September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I am proud to help raise … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.2 Million For Substance Use Disorder Treatment In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,204,124 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Medical Services (BMS). This funding will increase the capacity of Medicaid providers to support substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery services. "Every person and community in West Virginia … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Manchin Includes Funding For Key West Virginia Priorities In Spending Bills

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, included significant funding for West Virginia in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD); Agriculture, Rural Development, and FDA; and Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bills which were reported out of committee today. "I am pleased that the committee has approved appropriations bills which provide West Virginia funding for … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

Manchin Urges Attorney General Barr To Address Staffing Practices Within Bureau Of Prisons

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Attorney General Barr highlighting concerns regarding staffing practices within the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The three deaths at the Federal Correctional Complex in Hazelton, West Virginia in 2018 and new leadership at the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Prisons prompted the Senator to write a letter to Attorney General Barr. In the letter, Senator Manchin details how pulling non-custodial staff to stand in for … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce $6 Million For Home Visiting Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $6,031,476 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "West Virginia mothers and children deserve the best care possible, which is why as a member of the Senate Appropriations … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

Manchin Calls On Congressional Leadership To Enact Full, Permanent Funding For Land And Water Conservation Fund

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, called on the leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to include full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in the fiscal year 2020 funding agreement. Ranking Member Manchin was joined by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Steve Daines (R-MT), Jon Tester … Continue Reading


September 17, 2019

Manchin Secures More Than $13 Million Designated For Corridor H In Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured more than $13.2 million for West Virginia to expand Corridor H through Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) in the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill. Six months ago Senator Manchin requested this funding for Corridor H in his formal appropriations request to the Appropriations Committee. Senator Manchin also sent a letter to Chairman Shelby in July advocating for this funding to be … Continue Reading


September 17, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $26.5 Million For Clean Air And Water And Hazardous Waste Projects In West Virginia

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $26,593,635 from the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for various clean air and water and hazardous waste projects across West Virginia. This funding supports projects for hazardous waste assessment and cleanup of Brownfields properties, improving water quality in various bodies of water, developing drinking water … Continue Reading

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