Press Releases

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


September 15, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $2.3 Million in Grant Funding for Transportation Programs

Washington D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $2,343,032 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for West Virginia transportation programs. "The roads and bridges that connect West Virginians are vital to ensure the success of our state's commerce and economy," Senator Manchin said. "This funding will enable communities across the state to grow businesses, more easily travel to see family members and explore all the wonders … Continue Reading


September 14, 2017

Manchin, Capitio Announce Nearly $3.7 Million for West Virginia Health Centers, Organizations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced $3,683,255 in federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for health centers and rural health organizations across West Virginia. The funding will help increase access to substance abuse and mental health services by providing health centers support to increase personnel and leverage health … Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce $10k for West Virginia Entrepreneurs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded a total of $10,000 to support the West Virginia University Research Corporation for the TransTech Energy Business Development. Twenty Appalachian enterprises will provide pitch presentations, and one will receive in-depth technical assistance. Overall, four new companies will be formed, $500,000 in leverage private capital will be raised and four … Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Manchin Co-Chairs Energy Subcommittee, Highlights $130 Million in Funding for Intel

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today co-chaired a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Power hearing on the Department of Energy's national lab system. Senator Manchin introduced Dr. Brian Anderson, who leads the West Virginia University Energy Institute, and talked about his work on the Senate Appropriations Committee to secure full funding for the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) in Morgantown. Senator Manchin said in part: "The lab that … Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Support WVU Manufacturing Partnership Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that the West Virginia University Research Corporation will receive $250,000 in funding from U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The funding will support the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP) Solutions for West Virginia Manufacturers program. MEP is a national network … Continue Reading


September 11, 2017

Manchin Releases Weekly Energy Report


September 11, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Marshall and WVU Workforce Training Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced $532,384 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program at West Virginia University (WVU) and Marshall University. This program helps fund clinical internships and field placements for various behavioral health occupations to expand the mental health and substance abuse workforce serving … Continue Reading


September 10, 2017

Manchin Statement on 16th Anniversary of September 11

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the sixteenth anniversary of September 11th. "It's been 16 years since America was violently attacked in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Sixteen years since mothers, fathers and children wept, first responders ran into the flames, and America as a country, mourned. Sixteen years later, we come together on this day to reflect and remember those that lost their lives on one of the most horrific … Continue Reading


September 08, 2017

MANCHIN INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN BILL TO COMBAT WHITE COLLAR CRIME

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), along with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and bipartisan group of Senators, introduced the National White Collar Crime Control Act of 2017, legislation to prevent white collar crimes at the national, state and local levels. By providing comprehensive, direct and practical training to law enforcement officers, investigators, auditors and prosecutors, this legislation will directly benefit the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) in … Continue Reading


September 08, 2017

Manchin Sends Letter to MSHA Expressing Concerns About New Cap Regulations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta outlining his concerns with the new Compliance Assistance Program (CAP) announced by the Mine Safety and Health Admistration (MSHA) on June 19, 2017. Senator Manchin expressed concerns that the new initiative instructs "MSHA inspectors" to leave their Authorized Representative Status credentials ("AR cards") at their desks before commencing inspection activities and that MSHA has advised … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Manchin and Capito Pass Legislation to Rename Huntington VA After Woody Williams

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today passed a resolution to rename the Huntington Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center after Hershel "Woody" Williams. Woody is West Virginia's only living Medal of Honor recipient and from Fairmont, West Virginia. "Woody has dedicated his life to public service, and he has represented the state of West Virginia with the utmost honor and distinction. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Woody continued in … Continue Reading

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