Press Releases

September 26, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $6 Million in Criminal Justice, Drug Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced a total of $6,230,291 for West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ). A significant amount of the funding will go towards responding to West Virginia's opioid crisis through programs authorized by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Additional funding will enhance state law enforcement data collection and storage, support services for sexual assault victims, … Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

ICYMI: MANCHIN QUESTIONS DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NOMINEES ON COAL R&D AND GRID RELIABILITY

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today questioned nominees for the Department of Energy. Senator Manchin discussed the importance of technology development with Steven E. Winberg, nominee for Assistant Secretary of Energy, Fossil Energy. If confirmed, Mr. Winberg's responsibility will include management of the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) in Morgantown, WV. Senator Manchin also discussed the importance of baseload power plants with Bruce J. Walker, nominee for … Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

Manchin, Capito, McCaskill, Shelby, Introduce Bill to Provide Regulatory Relief for Wood Heater Manufacturers

U.S Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today introduced legislation to provide regulatory relief to wood and pellet heater manufacturers by delaying implementation of new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) performance standards. The bipartisan bill extends the effective date of the standards by three years, allowing manufactures the time they need to comply. "West Virginia has one of the highest levels of … Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

MANCHIN APPLAUDS TOYOTA’S NEW $115 MILLION INVESTMENT IN WEST VIRGINIA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia's announcement that it will invest $115.3 million in its Buffalo facility to produce the first American-made transaxles for hybrid cars. "I am thrilled that Toyota has announced it will invest an additional $115 million in its Buffalo plant. Since Toyota established its plant in Buffalo in 1996, we have shared a close partnership with the company. More than 1,600 … Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

MANCHIN AND CAPITO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $750K IN LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND GRANTS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $777,984 in grant funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This funding will be used to make improvements to various outdoor facilities in Tucker, Summers, Wayne, Marshall and Berkeley counties. The Land and Water Conservation Fund provides matching funds to state and local communities for acquisition, development and conservation of public parks and open spaces. "I have … Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

MANCHIN THANKS CVS FOR MAKING PROACTIVE CHANGES TO PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to CVS Health, thanking them for their proactive changes to prescribing guidelines in an effort to address the opioid epidemic and highlighting the work that still needs to be done by all stakeholders, including pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies, to end this crisis. The changes CVS is making include working to limit the number of opioid pills prescribed to what the patient needs, boosting funding for addiction programs and … Continue Reading


September 25, 2017

MANCHIN RELEASES WEEKLY ENERGY REPORT

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a report detailing the price and production levels of coal as well as natural gas prices in Appalachia and nationally. For the week ending September16, 2017 estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 15.5 million short tons. This production estimate is 1.1% lower than last week's estimate and 7.2% higher than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2016. Read Senator Manchin's full report by clicking here. … Continue Reading


September 25, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce $350K for Huntington to Address Opioid Crisis

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $350,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Public Health and Science and Office of Minority Health to support the City of Huntington's effort in battling the opioid crisis. The funds will support the minority health community programs to improve minority health. "Huntington is ground zero for the opioid crisis in America," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading


September 22, 2017

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON CVS DECISION TO MAKE PROACTIVE CHANGES TO PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the announcement of CVS Health's initiatives to limit the number of opioid pills prescribed to what the patient needs, boosting funding for addiction programs and counseling, and strengthening programs for the safe disposal of opioids will combat prescription abuse. "I am thankful and appreciative of CVS Health's decision to make these proactive changes to combat the opioid epidemic that is plaguing West Virginia," Senator … Continue Reading


September 22, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce $500K Aerospace Grant for Wayne and Cabell Counties

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $500,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration to Marshall University's Research Corporation. The funds will be used to create the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) AERO, an aerospace manufacturing proof of concept center in Cabell and Wayne counties. "As a pilot myself, I look forward to the growth and development of the aerospace industry in … Continue Reading


September 21, 2017

Manchin and Capito Introduce Legacy Act to Protect Individuals Recovering from Substance Use Disorders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) will introduce the Protecting Jessie Grubb's Legacy Act (Legacy Act), legislation to help bring the regulations governing substance use treatment disorder records in better alignment with the privacy rules and protections for other medical records. The goal is to ensure that healthcare providers have access to the full scope of their patient's medical history and are able to provide appropriate care. This bill … Continue Reading


September 21, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Support West Virginia Law Enforcement Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced a total of $649,459 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to help support various law enforcement efforts in West Virginia. "I'm pleased to see this investment in West Virginia's public health, safety, and its natural wildlife from the Department of Justice. This funding will enable us to continue to protect our children and loved ones from sexual assault and other … Continue Reading


September 20, 2017

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million in Federal Funding to Help Fight Drug Epidemic in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced a total of $1,108,186 in federal funding from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. The funds will help West Virginia communities mobilize individuals and organization to help prevent youth substance abuse. "The future of West Virginia lies in the success of our children and grandchildren," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading


September 20, 2017

Manchin and Capito Join Bipartisan Effort to Extend Critical Funding for West Virginia Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan group of senators to call for immediate action to extend critical funding for community health centers before funding runs out at the end of this month. In a letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, the senators expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for … Continue Reading


September 20, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $290,000 for Rural Economic Development Projects

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $292,329 in grant funding from the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and Rural Business Development Grants to provide economic development opportunities to rural West Virginia businesses. This funding will be used to make energy efficient improvements, provide entrepreneurship training, develop facilities and conduct a feasibility study. "As the … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Manchin Receives Michael Prestera Award of Excellence for his Fight Against Substance Abuse

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was recently awarded with the 2017 Michael Prestera Award of Excellence for his work in the fight against West Virginia's substance abuse epidemic. Last Friday at the "Recovery 4 a Change" celebration at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington, Prestera Center CEO Karen Yost presented Senator Manchin with the award in front of a crowd of people in substance abuse recovery. "I've got hope and faith in each and every one of you," Senator Manchin … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Support Transitional Housing Program in Charleston

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that the Young Women's Christian Association of Charleston will receive $345,858 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) Office on Violence Against Women for the Transitional Housing Grant Program. This funding will be used to provide housing and supportive services, including safety planning, case management, counseling, adult and children's support groups, life skills, legal and court … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Manchin Applauds Senate Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauds the Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, a vital piece of legislation that will provide our military with the means necessary to defend our nation. "This defense package is truly a bipartisan piece of legislation and provides necessary funding to support our troops, defend our nation and provide support to our West Virginia service members and facilities," Senator Manchin said. "Maintaining a … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Manchin Releases Weekly Energy Report

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a report detailing the price and production levels of coal as well as natural gas prices in Appalachia and nationally. For the week ending September 9, 2017 estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 15.7 million short tons. This production estimate is 4,5% lower than last week's estimate and 1.5% higher than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2016. Read Senator Manchin's full report by clicking … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Manchin Statement on West Virginia House Delegation Voting Against Mine Safety Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the West Virginia House of Representatives Members voting against mine safety funding. "The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is vital to protecting miners who put their lives on the line to power our nation. And this year, House appropriators gave MSHA $8 million less than recent years. And, if it had passed, an amendment sponsored by Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina and supported by … Continue Reading

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