Press Releases

October 14, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.8 Million For ARC POWER Grants For West Virginia Projects

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced seven project awards totaling $5,844,534 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) program.The POWER Program is a congressionally funded initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal … Continue Reading


October 13, 2020

Manchin Urges HHS To Preserve Healthcare Providers, Rural Hospital Access To Pandemic Relief Funding

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led two groups of bipartisan Senators in expressing concern to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about the recent change in reporting requirements for hospitals and health systems that receive relief funds from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and urged the Administration to protect access to this vital funding. Rural hospitals and hospitals that serve high numbers of low-income, elderly, and … Continue Reading


October 13, 2020

Manchin Visits Cabell County Clerk, Huntington Corps of Engineers, Speaks At Garrison House Groundbreaking

Huntington, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited the Cabell County Clerk’s Office to highlight election security and encourage West Virginians to vote, met with the Huntington Corps of Engineers to receive an update on projects in Southern West Virginia and the Mid-Ohio Valley, spoke at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Historic Memphis Tennessee Garrison House, and attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Rapid Fired Pizza.To view photos, click … Continue Reading


October 13, 2020

Following Manchin's Urging, USDA Grants Extension Of Child Nutrition Programs Through School Year

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue’s decision to extend child nutrition program waivers through the end of the school year.“I commend Secretary Perdue for agreeing to extend these child nutrition program waivers through the end of the school year. It will bring peace of mind to West Virginia students, families, and schools, and I am proud to have helped ensure their voices were heard. Many … Continue Reading


October 10, 2020

Manchin Statement On Tentative Clarksburg VAMC Settlement

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the tentative settlement between the United States government and six of the victim’s families. Reta Mays, a former Clarksburg VAMC nurse, pled guilty to murdering seven Veterans in July.“Today’s tentative settlement is further evidence that the VA and the Clarksburg VAMC were negligent in the murders that happened under their watch. I hope Reta May’s recent guilty plea and the settlements announced … Continue Reading


October 09, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.8 Million For West Virginia Airport Improvements

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,819,046 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport drainage and runway safety improvements. A portion of these funds are supported through the CARES Act.“Our airports are vital to West Virginia’s economy, providing access for tourism and industries while spurring economic development. As a pilot myself, I understand the … Continue Reading


October 09, 2020

After Months Of Pressure From Manchin, Charleston Mail Machines Reinstated

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the reinstatement of three critical mail machines at the U.S. Postal Service Charleston Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). This comes after months of pressure from Senator Manchin to reinstate the machines.“When I first visited the Charleston P&DC, I witnessed firsthand the critical mail machines that were out of service on orders from Postmaster General DeJoy. Since then I’ve pressed DeJoy to allow the … Continue Reading


October 09, 2020

Manchin Urges West Virginia High School Students To Apply For 2021 Senate Youth Program

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged interested high school juniors and seniors to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program Washington Week, which will take place virtually March 14th - 18th, 2021. Applications close November 13th, 2020. Interested students can apply at www.ussenateyouth.org.“The U.S. Senate Youth Program is an incredible program for bright young Americans and I encourage interested West Virginia high school juniors and seniors to apply before … Continue Reading


October 08, 2020

Manchin, Capito Applaud $4.4 Million EDA Investment For Infrastructure Projects In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded a $4.4 million investment from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for two infrastructure projects in West Virginia. The projects will support a sewer line expansion at Yeager Airport and flood control infrastructure in Beverly. The two projects will create and retain over 600 jobs.“I am pleased with the EDA’s continued investment … Continue Reading


October 08, 2020

Manchin, Capito Welcome Virgin Hyperloop To West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today applauded Virgin Hyperloop’s decision to base their new Hyperloop Certification Center in West Virginia.“Nearly a year ago, I wrote to Sir Richard Branson, highlighting the benefits of doing business in West Virginia and urging him to pick the Mountain State for the newest Virgin Hyperloop venture. Today we celebrate the beginning of a new partnership between West Virginia and Virgin Hyperloop … Continue Reading


October 07, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $600K For West Virginia University Research

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $599,127 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects through the West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation. The projects focus on prosthetic joint infection treatment and natural gas byproducts.“West Virginia University continues to be a leader in many research fields, from medicine to the environment. One … Continue Reading


October 07, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Flood Relief Funding

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9,123,688 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security. This funding is designated for state management costs associated with the devastating flood in 2016. “The 2016 floods devastated our state, taking 23 innocent lives and leaving … Continue Reading


October 06, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.1 Million For Development Projects In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,100,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for development projects in West Virginia.“Economic development investments spur West Virginia’s economy and benefit our workforce. The ARC has been a great partner for the Mountain State, investing in projects that help our communities grow. I look forward to seeing the positive … Continue Reading


October 05, 2020

After Years Of Manchin Urging, FCC Commits To Fixing Incorrect Broadband Coverage Maps

Charleston, WV - Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced the FCC would heed calls from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to implement the Broadband DATA Act, which requires the FCC to update their broadband coverage maps to accurately represent unserved areas, before the $9 billion 5G Fund for Rural America is distributed.“After years of ringing the alarm about our lack of broadband coverage and the errors in the FCC’s broadband coverage maps, the FCC … Continue Reading


October 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.1 Million For COVID-19 Testing In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,103,241 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help West Virginia University (WVU) increase COVID-19 testing in underserved and vulnerable communities across West Virginia.“Widespread COVID-19 testing is one of the most effective ways to curb the spread of this virus. As the state with the most vulnerable … Continue Reading


October 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $253,996 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will support programs that work to prevent future opioid abuse and prepare future occupational therapists for treatment and prevention of substance use disorders. “The drug epidemic has ravaged West Virginia for … Continue Reading


October 05, 2020

Manchin: Homeless Children And Youth In West Virginia Need Assistance Now More Than Ever

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) highlighted the increased needs of homeless children and youth in West Virginia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, Senator Manchin introduced the Emergency Family Stabilization Act to provide flexible funding for community-based organizations to meet the unique needs of children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness.“Across our country, 1.5 million students don’t have a roof over their head or a safe place to sleep. … Continue Reading


October 03, 2020

Manchin Welcomes 1-150th Cavalry Regiment Home

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) welcomed the 1st Squadron 150th Cavalry Regiment of the West Virginia Army National Guard safely home. Senator Manchin sent a video welcoming the soldiers home. “As former Governor of the Mountain State, the greatest honor of my life was serving as Commander in Chief of the best National Guard in the nation. West Virginians have helped keep America safe for generations, and I am so proud to see you all carrying on that … Continue Reading


October 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For West Virginia Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,335,292 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire departments across the state of West Virginia. This funding was made available through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.“West Virginia’s firefighters put themselves at risk over and over again to protect … Continue Reading


October 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Millions In USDA Funding For 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 $27,028,072 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support rural development in communities across West Virginia. The funding will be used for a variety of services, including rural business development, housing preservation, renewable energy expansion, and infrastructure improvements with the goals of increasing economic development … Continue Reading

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