Press Releases

May 23, 2023

Manchin Announces $17.3 Million for Seven West Virginia Rural Development Projects

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $17,379,983 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for seven projects across West Virginia. This funding will support renovating a building into a health clinic to expand Boone Memorial Hospital, upgrading water infrastructure in Bradshaw and Lavalette, rehabilitating a housing complex in Kermit, constructing a new health department facility … Continue Reading


May 22, 2023

Manchin Visits Danville to Celebrate $14.3 Million Boone Memorial Hospital Expansion

Danville, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited Danville to celebrate the $14.3 million investment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in renovating a facility into a health and wellness center as an expansion of Boone Memorial Hospital. The project will provide quality outpatient healthcare and wellness services to a service area of approximately 32,200 rural residents. Senator Manchin joined USDA and Boone Memorial Health officials, community leaders, elected … Continue Reading


May 22, 2023

ICYMI — Manchin: Permitting Reform Necessary for America’s Future

Wheeling, WV — This weekend, The Wheeling Intelligencer published an op-ed from Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The full op-ed is below. To read the piece in The Wheeling Intelligencer, please click here. Chairman Manchin wrote: America’s permitting process is broken, consumed by bureaucratic delays and endless litigation at every turn. Our inability to permit projects in West Virginia and … Continue Reading


May 19, 2023

Manchin: The Administration is Finally Realizing That the Completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline is Vital for Our Nation

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s (MVP) right-of-way. “This is the second time this week that the Administration has supported the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Yesterday’s approval by the Bureau of Land Management of MVP’s right-of-way is the next step in the … Continue Reading


May 18, 2023

Manchin Recommits Unwavering Support for Nation's Law Enforcement During National Police Week

Washington, DC—During National Police Week, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced several legislative proposals in support of law enforcement in West Virginia and across the country. “This week, we express our deep gratitude for the brave men and women who put their lives on the front lines to protect us,” said Senator Manchin. “A single week is not a sufficient amount of time to honor their continual sacrifices and that’s why I am working in the Senate to … Continue Reading


May 18, 2023

Manchin Announces More Than $20 Million to Upgrade West Virginia Water, Wastewater Infrastructure

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 $20,868,000 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for 16 West Virginia projects. The funding will support critical improvements to water and wastewater infrastructure across the state. “In order to ensure all West Virginians have access to clean, safe water, we must continue to upgrade and … Continue Reading


May 18, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.6 Million for Five West Virginia AmeriCorps Vista Programs

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the National Service Congressional Caucus, announced $1,627,436 for five West Virginia AmeriCorps VISTA programs. The funding will support 102 AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers based in Charleston, Mullens and Morgantown. “AmeriCorps VISTA is an invaluable partner to empowering our community members and tackling many of the issues West Virginians face,” said Senator Manchin. … Continue Reading


May 17, 2023

Manchin, Energy and Natural Resources Committee Clear Bipartisan America’s Outdoor Recreation Act, Nuclear Fuel Security Act, Other Legislation

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a business meeting to consider one pending nomination and pending legislation.   The motion to report Mr. David Crane’s nomination to be Under Secretary of Energy for Infrastructure at the U.S. Department of Energy resulted in a 13-6 roll call vote. The nomination will now move to the Senate floor for full consideration.  The Committee considered 19 public lands, recreation and … Continue Reading


May 17, 2023

Manchin, Scott Reintroduce Bill to Increase Credit Access and Financial Inclusion

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, reintroduced the Credit Access and Inclusion Act to responsibly expand credit access for millions of Americans with limited or non-existent credit histories. This bipartisan legislation would permit property owners and utility and telecom providers to report payments data to credit reporting agencies, allowing consumers with an … Continue Reading


May 17, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Questions U.S. Defense, State, Commerce Secretaries on EV Supply Chains, Supporting Ukraine against Putin's Invasion

Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. Senator Manchin questioned the witnesses on the Administration condoning continued U.S. reliance on Chinese supply chains for electric vehicles (EVs) and on continuing to support Ukraine against Putin’s invasion. On the … Continue Reading


May 17, 2023

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Overhaul Federal Prison Oversight

Washington, DC— Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Federal Prison Oversight Act, bipartisan legislation that would create a new oversight structure to ensure transparency, safety, and accountability in federal correctional facilities. “After serious reports of abuses, staff shortages, and dangerous conditions in federal facilities in West Virginia and across the country, it is time we bring much-needed transparency and oversight so we can improve the safety of people … Continue Reading


May 17, 2023

Manchin, Ernst, Shaheen, Moran Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Make Rural, Underserved Telehealth Flexibilities Permanent

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) reintroduced the Protecting Rural Telehealth Access Act. This bipartisan legislation would ensure rural and underserved community healthcare providers can permanently offer telehealth services, including audio-only telehealth appointments, that are set to expire in December 2024. “Due to unreliable access to affordable broadband, many rural … Continue Reading


May 16, 2023

Manchin Statement on the Death of Former West Virginia State Senator Billy Wayne Bailey

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of former West Virginia State Senator Billy Wayne Bailey. Senator Bailey was a member of the State Senate from 1991 to 2009 and held numerous leadership positions, including Majority Whip. Senator Bailey also served in the West Virginia National Guard, as the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Assistance, as the Sheriff of Wyoming County and as a volunteer for a variety of organizations, … Continue Reading


May 16, 2023

Manchin Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Investments to Modernize Marines

Washington, DC— Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate leadership of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, urging them to continue to invest in the Marine Corps Force Design initiatives. Force Design is the Marine Corps’ restructuring plan to modernize and prepare its forces to counter growing threats from China. “As Members of Congress, we ask … Continue Reading


May 16, 2023

Manchin Announces $2.5 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 $2,533,250 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 advance statewide efforts to reduce tobacco-related diseases and deaths, as well as support the financial and clinical goals of health centers and rural hospitals across the state. “I’m pleased HHS … Continue Reading


May 16, 2023

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, introduced the bipartisan Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2023 to prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from banning the use of traditional lead ammunition or tackle on public lands unless field data determines that a decline in a wildlife population is primarily caused by their … Continue Reading


May 16, 2023

Manchin: I Will Keep Pushing to Complete the Last 20 Miles of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following the U.S. Forest Service's approval for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to pass through Jefferson National Forest.  “The Mountain Valley Pipeline is a crucial piece of energy infrastructure that will help balance global supply and demand while strengthening our energy and national security. The Forest Service has … Continue Reading


May 16, 2023

Manchin Applauds Purchase of Canaan Valley Big Cove Property by the Nature Conservancy

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, applauded The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) purchase of 1,971 acres of land, called Big Cove, in Canaan Valley from Western Pocahontas Properties. The acquisition will protect the area’s unique wildlife habitats, secure public access for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation and establish vital trail connections in the northern end of Canaan Valley. “I … Continue Reading


May 15, 2023

Manchin Announces $7.1 Million for West Virginia Road Repairs

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $7,186,999 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for repairs to public roads in West Virginia. The funding was made possible through the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) program and will assist the Forest Service in reconstructing public roads damaged by flooding in October of 2017, August of 2018 and June … Continue Reading


May 14, 2023

Manchin: New Guidance Rewards Chinese Control Over the Solar Supply Chain

Charleston, WV – Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following the release of guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury that would allow solar cells composed of Chinese materials to count toward an extra tax credit bonus under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).  “The proposed guidance issued on how to qualify for a 10% tax credit bonus intended to … Continue Reading

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