Press Releases

October 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $457K For Telehealth Program At Minnie Hamilton Health System

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $457,568 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support the telehealth program at Minnie Hamilton Health System. This funding will be used to purchase equipment and software to improve internet access, voice service, network capacity and the quality of telehealth communications. Earlier this year, the Senators introduced … Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Manchin Encourages Eligible West Virginians To Enroll, Adjust Medicare Plans During Open Enrollment Period

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) encouraged eligible West Virginians to enroll in Medicare health and prescription drug plans during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which ends December 7, 2021. During the Open Enrollment period, West Virginians can review their coverage options and make changes to their healthcare or prescription drug plans.“Many West Virginia seniors rely on Medicare for quality, affordable healthcare and prescription drug coverage. During … Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Manchin Encourages West Virginians To Participate In Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

To find a certified drop-off location click here  Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged West Virginians to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 23rd. Drug Take-Back Day is an opportunity for the public to prevent prescription drug misuse and theft by disposing of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. “Drug Take-Back Day is an effective program that raises awareness about the … Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Manchin Urges FDA To Require Training For Healthcare Professionals Prescribing Opioids To Combat Drug Epidemic That Killed More Than 94K Americans Last Year

Charleston, WV - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led his colleagues in urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require healthcare professionals who prescribe opioids to complete mandatory training programs, similar to the trainings healthcare professionals who prescribe medications to treat substance use disorder must complete. Currently, the FDA requires healthcare professionals to complete mandatory education trainings in order to prescribe medications to … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

Manchin Announces $2 Million From American Rescue Plan To Support New Processing Facility In Morgantown Industrial Park

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2 million from the American Rescue Plan to the Morgantown Utility Board to support water infrastructure improvements needed for a new beverage processing and packaging facility at the Morgantown Industrial Park. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) as part of the $300 million allocated in the American Rescue Plan to support … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

Manchin Votes For Fellow West Virginian, Doug Parker, To Lead Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted for fellow West Virginian Doug Parker to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Doug Parker is from Bluefield, West Virginia and has previously served at Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and the Department of Labor (DOL). “Today I voted for fellow West Virginian, Doug Parker of Bluefield, to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For Maternal And Child Health Services In 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 $1,087,281 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services across West Virginia.  “Access to quality, affordable healthcare is vital to raising healthy children, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

Manchin, Collins, Shaheen, Tester, Hassan, King, Bennet Urge HHS To Keep Major Cities From Draining Rural Healthcare Provider Relief Funds

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Angus King (I-ME) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in a bipartisan letter, to follow the intent of Congress for provisions in the American Rescue Plan to support health providers, specifically $8.5 billion in funding for rural healthcare providers. The Health Resources and Services … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding from USDA Water and Waste Disposal Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,460,000 loan and a $513,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Program. This funding will be used to support water and waste water infrastructure projects for two public service districts in West Virginia.“Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities and water and wastewater infrastructure … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding from USDA Water and Waste Disposal Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,460,000 loan and a $513,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Program. This funding will be used to support water and waste water infrastructure projects for two public service districts in West Virginia.“Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities and water and wastewater infrastructure … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Manchin Urges Release of Funds To Heat West Virginia Homes Through Winter Months

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, led 36 bipartisan Senators in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to quickly release funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In 2020, 49,272 West Virginia households received LIHEAP assistance. The Senators said in part, “As the main federal program that helps low-income households and seniors … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Manchin Receives Commitment From Defense Nominee To Visit West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Senator Manchin’s question can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, received a commitment from Nickolas Guertin, nominee for Department of Defense (DoD) Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, to visit the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. “Mr. Guertin, I share your vision for a renewed approach to evaluation and system performance within the program development process. One … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities, Urges Bipartisan Compromise To Pass FY22 Budget

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured West Virginia priorities in nine appropriations bills and urged the Appropriations Committee leaders to find bipartisan compromise to pass the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) federal budget. A full list of West Virginia priorities can be found here. “I am pleased to see the draft Democratic appropriations bills include many West Virginia priorities that I fought for including water … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $432K To Expand Legal Services For Low-Income West Virginians

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $432,769 from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to Legal Aid of West Virginia as part of the Pro Bono Innovation Fund. This funding will support and expand pro bono efforts and partnerships to serve low-income West Virginians with civil legal issues. “Ensuring every West Virginian has access to legal aid is vital,” said Senator Manchin. “I … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Manchin Statement on the Death of General Colin Powell

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “Gayle and I are saddened by the death of General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and longtime public servant. General Powell led by example and was the inspiration for a generation of Americans. He left behind a legacy that will live on in the hearts of those who serve our great … Continue Reading


October 15, 2021

Manchin Responds To Sanders Op-Ed In West Virginia Gazette-Mail

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in response to Senator Bernie Sanders op-ed published in the West Virginia Gazette-Mail.   “This isn’t the first time an out-of-stater has tried to tell West Virginians what is best for them despite having no relationship to our state. Millions of jobs are open, supply chains are strained and unavoidable inflation taxes are draining workers’ hard-earned wages as the price of gasoline and groceries … Continue Reading


October 15, 2021

Manchin Applauds Enhancing American Rescue Plan Broadband Funds For West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature’s announcement of a management plan for significant broadband investments - ninety percent of which is a result of federal funding. This plan will enhance the $136.3 million from the American Rescue Plan to expand affordable, reliable broadband access with an additional $100 million from the state and local American Rescue Plan funds, previously announced funding from … Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

Manchin Announces $671K To Improve Access To Medicare, Medicaid Coverage Options in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $671,438 from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner to increase and improve health insurance coverage options and access in West Virginia. This funding will allow the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner to implement additional consumer protections and reforms to improve coverage options for … Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

Manchin Attends Drinking Water, Wastewater Infrastructure Field Hearing in Beckley

Photos of the field hearing can be found here Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, questions, closing remarks can be found here Beckley, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee field hearing on water and wastewater infrastructure in Beckley, West Virginia.  “I’ve always said that every West Virginian and American deserves fresh air to breathe and clean water to drink, but more than 30% of West Virginia households aren’t connected … Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $149K To Strengthen Agricultural Training At 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 $149,936 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to West Virginia University (WVU) for a future West Virginia farmers, ranchers and rural development professionals training program. This program will develop a Regional Food System Development Certificate at WVU to prepare the next … Continue Reading

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