Press Releases

January 27, 2023

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Better Address Nursing Home Staffing Shortages in Rural Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 13 bipartisan Senators in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to avoid one-size-fits-all staffing mandates for nursing homes. Mandates, without provider flexibility in addressing recruitment and retention issues, would worsen existing staffing shortages in West Virginia and across the country, as well as place additional financial burdens on facilities in rural and underserved … Continue Reading


January 26, 2023

Manchin Statement on the Death of Former Ohio County Sheriff Tom Burgoyne

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of former Ohio County Sheriff Tom Borgoyne. “Gayle and I are heartbroken by the death of our dear friend Tom Burgoyne. A dedicated community leader, former Ohio County Sheriff, father and husband, Tom’s presence was felt by the entire Ohio County community. Tom spent his life giving back to his community and state. In 2021, he was awarded the Good Samaritan for his work with the Youth … Continue Reading


January 26, 2023

Manchin, Capito Reintroduce No Budget, No Pay Act to Promote Fiscal Responsibility in Congress

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reintroduced their bipartisan No Budget, No Pay Act, which would prohibit lawmakers from receiving pay if Congress fails to pass the annual budget resolutions and appropriations bills by the start of the Fiscal Year (FY), October 1st. The legislation also prohibits retroactive pay for any period missed. “Every American, every business and every state … Continue Reading


January 26, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin, Colleagues Debate American Vehicle Security Act on Senate Floor

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, took to the Senate floor to ask his colleagues’ unanimous consent to pass his bipartisan American Vehicle Security Act (AVSA). The legislation is in response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s failure to release guidance to implement the electric vehicle tax credits by the deadline required by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The AVSA would … Continue Reading


January 26, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $4.8 Million in EDA Grants

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 and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,887,325 in grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for several communities in West Virginia.“Investing in our local communities creates good-paying jobs and spurs economic opportunity, and today’s announcement is great news for the entire … Continue Reading


January 25, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.3 Million to Support Two West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,399,819 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support two West Virginia health centers. The funding is made possible through the HHS Health Center Cluster Grant Program and will help ensure Valley Health Care in Mill Creek and Belington Community Medical Services … Continue Reading


January 25, 2023

Manchin Legislation Halts EV Tax Credits Until Treasury Issues Guidance in Line with IRA

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced the American Vehicle Security Act (AVSA) to direct the U.S. Department of the Treasury to implement the 30D new consumer vehicle tax credits for vehicles according to the law by requiring compliance with battery and battery material sourcing requirements as of January 1, 2023. “It is unacceptable that the U.S. Treasury has failed to issue updated guidance … Continue Reading


January 24, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.5 Million for Marshall University to Establish Apprenticeship Initiative

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 Marshall University will receive $4.5 million through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration to establish an apprenticeship initiative through Apprenticeship Works. “West Virginians are some of the hardest working people you’ll ever meet, and I’m pleased Marshall University has received $4.5 million to … Continue Reading


January 20, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $623K for Improvements to West Virginia's Juvenile Justice System

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $623,276 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for the Justice and Community Services (JCS) section of the West Virginia Division of Administrative Services. The funding will support juvenile justice system improvements throughout the state, as well as educational and … Continue Reading


January 20, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce NIST Funding to Boost West Virginia Manufacturing Industry

Charleston, WV - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced funding awarded to West Virginia University (WVU) through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a public-private partnership under the U.S. Department of Commerce, to increase resources for students and businesses in West Virginia. This grant funds a team of top-tier manufacturing industry experts to educate future workers … Continue Reading


January 19, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $75K for Four West Virginia Arts and Music Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $75,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for four arts and music programs across West Virginia.“West Virginia has a vibrant culture of arts and music, and our entire state is very proud of the important role that artists and musicians play in our communities. I am pleased that the NEA is investing in these four programs to support our … Continue Reading


January 18, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.3 Million for Two West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,362,014 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for two Head Start and Early Head Start programs in West Virginia. Head Start and Early Head Start support educational growth from birth to age 5 through services that provide early learning and emotional development, health and safety and family well-being. “Every child … Continue Reading


January 18, 2023

Manchin Applauds Addition of New Preserve Land at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, applauded the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve’s announcement that 45 acres of preserve land has been added to America’s newest National Park.“This announcement is welcome news for the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, West Virginia and all Americans that enjoy hunting, fishing and all that the … Continue Reading


January 18, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce West Virginians Selected for 2023 Senate Youth Program

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Republican Co-Chair of the 2023 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), today announced high school students Alissa Morgan Davis of Huntington and Henry Oscar Phillips of Buckhannon have been selected as West Virginia’s USSYP representatives for 2023. Alissa and Henry were selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 104 national student delegation.“I’m incredibly proud of Alissa … Continue Reading


January 17, 2023

West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Coalition Applauds Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub's Continued Success

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) applauded the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub’s (ARCH2) announcement that the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) encouraged the Hub to submit a full application. In addition to the success of ARCH2’s concept paper, the States of Kentucky, Ohio and Maryland … Continue Reading


January 13, 2023

Manchin Statement on Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.“On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, West Virginians and Americans celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an iconic, inspiring and important American. My grandparents taught me that if you can count your blessings you can share your blessings. Dr. King taught us that the values of love, unity and forgiveness are some of the most important … Continue Reading


January 12, 2023

Manchin Visits Gassaway Kroger, Braxton Senior Citizens Center

Gassaway, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited the Gassaway Kroger with Kroger CEO, Rodney McMullen, after Kroger leadership and UFCW Local 400 leaders announced in November that that Gassaway location would remain open. Kroger had previously announced the store would close this month. Senator Manchin also visited the Braxton Senior Citizens Center for lunch. “Today I visited the Gassaway Kroger with CEO Rodney McMullen, his team, and community members and talked with … Continue Reading


January 12, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $498K to Improve West Virginia Mental Health Services

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $498,512 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support increased Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services at Marshall University and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Wheeling. This funding aims to bolster treatment of those dealing with substance use disorder and severe mental health … Continue Reading


January 11, 2023

Year in Review: Manchin Secures More Than $2.4 Billion in Funding for West Virginia in 2022

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured more than $2.4 billion in funding for top West Virginia priorities in 2022. Every year, Senator Manchin fights to secure annual funding in the Senate Appropriations Committee to support West Virginians. In addition to that annual funding, West Virginia has received and will continue to receive critical resources from multiple funding packages that Senator Manchin authored and voted … Continue Reading


January 10, 2023

Manchin Statement on Consumer Product Safety Commission Considering Gas Stove Ban

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on reports that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is considering a gas stove ban. “This is a recipe for disaster. The federal government has no business telling American families how to cook their dinner. I can tell you the last thing that would ever leave my house is the gas stove that we cook on. If this is the greatest concern that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has for … Continue Reading

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