Press Releases

April 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.1 Million for COVID-19 Relief Reimbursement

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $5,109,042 for West Virginia University (WVU) Hospital and the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health. This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be used to reimburse … Continue Reading


April 19, 2022

Manchin Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New U.S. Customs Facility At West Virginia International Yeager Airport

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new U.S. Customs facility at West Virginia International Yeager Airport in Charleston. Photos can be found here.“Today’s ribbon cutting for the U.S. Customs facility at the West Virginia International Yeager Airport marks a major milestone to further opening our state to international trade and connecting us with new business opportunities in the global marketplace,” said Senator … Continue Reading


April 19, 2022

Manchin, Wicker, Capito, Heinrich, Grassley Lead Bipartisan Resolution Designating April 18-24 As National Osteopathic Medicine Week

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bob Casey (D-PA), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a bipartisan resolution designating this week, April 18-24, 2022, as National Osteopathic Medicine Week. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the service and dedication of doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) and schools of osteopathic medicine nationwide. “Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine across America and … Continue Reading


April 19, 2022

Manchin, Scott Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Block IMF Financing of Putin's Invasion of Ukraine

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rick Scott (R-FL), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), introduced bipartisan legislation which would prohibit the U.S. Treasury Secretary from exchanging dollars for International Monetary Fund (IMF) Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) held by Russia or Belarus. Russia and Belarus’ SDRs currently total more than $25 billion and represent unconditional liquidity for the Putin and Lukashenko dictatorships. The Russia and … Continue Reading


April 19, 2022

Manchin Urges State Department To Keep Iran Sanctions in Place, Consult Congress on Negotiations

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) detailed his concerns with the ongoing negotiations between the Biden Administration and the Government of Iran. Senator Manchin urged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to maintain the current sanctions against Iran and to refrain from removing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Additionally, Senator Manchin requested a detailed briefing on the status of … Continue Reading


April 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito and McKinley Announce More Than $1.6 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Support Rural Schools, Roads, Other Services

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced that West Virginia is receiving $1,615,891 through the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. This critical program was reauthorized through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and will fund roads, schools and essential county services in rural communities that host U.S. … Continue Reading


April 18, 2022

Manchin Holds Listening Session For West Virginia Veterans' Concerns

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a listening session for West Virginia Veterans to discuss the VA AIR Commission proposed changes to Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) and voice their concerns with the potential impacts for care and services for Veterans. Photos and video can be found here and here.“Today I held a listening session with Veterans from across West Virginia to hear their concerns about the VA’s deeply flawed recommendations to the AIR Commission … Continue Reading


April 18, 2022

Manchin Statement On West Virginia's $99 Million Drug Epidemic Settlement With Johnson & Johnson

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on West Virginia’s $99 million settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), for their role in the opioid epidemic.“West Virginia has been ground zero of the opioid epidemic. We now know that was the intention of pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson when they flooded our communities with prescription pain medications,” said Senator Manchin. … Continue Reading


April 14, 2022

Manchin Opposes AIR Commission Recommendations For West Virginia VAMCs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his opposition to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recommendations to the AIR Commission for West Virginia’s VA Medical Centers (VAMC).“The VA’s recommendations to the AIR Commission are deeply flawed and will impact rural states like West Virginia far more than other parts of America. In West Virginia, three of our four VAMCs would be downsized, forcing our brave Veterans to travel … Continue Reading


April 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $8.2 Million For Twelve West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,275,627 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support twelve West Virginia healthcare providers. These awards are funded by the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), which received funds in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages. “The … Continue Reading


April 14, 2022

Manchin Announces $1.6 Million From American Rescue Plan To Strengthen Three West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,652,400 from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for two West Virginia hospitals and one health center to support COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and treatment and staffing to ensure these healthcare providers can continue providing quality healthcare services. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of its Community Facilities … Continue Reading


April 13, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Visits Alberta To Discuss North American Energy Security

Washington, DC - This week, Premier Jason Kenney welcomed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to Alberta, Canada to discuss increased energy and climate cooperation between Canada and the United States. During the visit, Chairman Manchin and Premier Kenney toured the oil sands and met with representatives from Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, the Canadian Federal Government and energy business leaders to … Continue Reading


April 13, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Community Development Funding for Iaeger

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Pioneer Community Bank in Iaeger, W.Va., will receive $170,699 through the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). The CDFI Fund was established to reinvest into economically distressed communities, generating further economic opportunity.“Investing in West Virginia’s communities … Continue Reading


April 12, 2022

Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Make Naloxone Available Over the Counter

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a bipartisan, bicameral group of thirty lawmakers in urging seven major manufacturers of naloxone to apply for over-the-counter (OTC) status for their naloxone products. Naloxone is a medication that rapidly reverses opioid overdoses, but it is only available with a prescription and may only be distributed and dispensed by certain entities. Despite the effectiveness of naloxone in reversing … Continue Reading


April 12, 2022

Manchin Statement on Highest Inflation in Four Decades

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on consumer inflation rising to 8.5%, the largest 12 month increase in four decades.“Let me be clear, inflation is a tax and today’s historic inflation data tells another chilling story about how these taxes on Americans are completely out of control. Hard earned wages and financial savings are disappearing faster every month as prices continue to climb, while the pain and frustration of … Continue Reading


April 11, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce WVDHHR Water Grant

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) will receive $280,000 through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s State Public Water System Supervision program.“To ensure all West Virginians have access to clean water to drink and … Continue Reading


April 11, 2022

Manchin Bill to Strengthen VA Oversight Unanimously Passes Senate

Washington, DC - Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jon Tester (D-MT) and John Boozman (R-AR), members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), unanimously passed the Senate. The Senators’ Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2021 would provide the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) the authority to subpoena testimony from former VA employees who have left federal service, former contractor personnel who performed work for the VA or … Continue Reading


April 11, 2022

Manchin Statement on FERC's Mountain Valley Pipeline Order

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a unanimous order progressing the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).“I’m glad to see FERC make the correct decision today by issuing a unanimous order in favor of progressing construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. MVP is a strategically important … Continue Reading


April 11, 2022

ICYMI: Senate Unanimously Passes Manchin Bill To Improve Public Land Mapping and Boost Recreation

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, Angus King (I-ME) and James Risch (R-ID) to enhance access to our nation’s outdoor recreational opportunities. The bipartisan Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into … Continue Reading


April 09, 2022

Manchin, Rounds To Biden: Don't Cut VA Medical Services For Elderly Veterans

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), led a group of twelve bipartisan Senators in calling on President Biden to consult with Congress and local stakeholders on a state-by-state basis on the potential impacts the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission recommendations would have, especially on elderly Veterans. “We write to you today expressing our extreme concern with the VA’s … Continue Reading

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