Press Releases

April 05, 2023

Manchin Statement on 13th Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on the 13th anniversary of the tragedy that killed 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine disaster near Whitesville, West Virginia. “Thirteen years ago, West Virginia suffered an immeasurable loss when 29 brave coal miners were killed in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. My heart goes out to the friends and families of Carl, Christopher, Kenneth, Cory, Michael, Steve, Rick, Joe, Nicolas, Adam, … Continue Reading


April 04, 2023

Manchin Announces More Than $62 Million for West Virginia Drinking Water Infrastructure

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $62,283,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to upgrade and improve drinking water infrastructure across West Virginia. The funding is made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the EPA Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). “Every West Virginian deserves clean water to … Continue Reading


April 04, 2023

Manchin Announces $613K for Two Research Projects at West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $613,603 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support critical research into using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to determine optimal treatment options for cancer patients and investigating public perception of the U.S. Supreme Court. “West Virginia University continues to make our … Continue Reading


April 04, 2023

Manchin Announces Multi-Billion Dollar Clean Ammonia Manufacturing Investment in Mingo County, WV

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined Adams Fork Energy, LLC, CNX, Resources Corp., and others to announce that a multi-billion-dollar clean ammonia production facility is advancing in Mingo County, West Virginia, with anticipated construction beginning in 2023. The project is made possible by programs created in Chairman Manchin’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act to support … Continue Reading


April 04, 2023

Manchin Applauds $8M Award to West Virginia University to Support Development of Rare Earth Element, Critical Minerals Facility

Charleston, WV — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, applauded the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement of an $8,000,000 funding award to support the development of a first-of-a-kind facility at West Virginia University (WVU) to separate and refine rare earth elements and critical minerals from mining waste. The award announced today is Phase 1 of a larger endeavor and was made possible by the … Continue Reading


April 04, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Celebrates Preserve Expansion at New River Gorge, Joins Kickoff of Hinton Landing Development Construction

Charleston, WV — Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined members of the West Virginia congressional delegation, state and local leaders, The Conservation Fund and the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) to announce the addition of 963 acres to the preserve portion of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve near Sandstone, West Virginia. Chairman Manchin then traveled to Hinton, West Virginia, to kick-off … Continue Reading


April 04, 2023

Manchin Statement on 4th Circuit Court Delay of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Charleston, WV — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement on the decision by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to further delay construction of the Mountain Valley pipeline.“It is infuriating to see the same 4th Circuit Court panel deal yet another setback for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project and once again side with activists who seem hell-bent on killing any fossil energy that … Continue Reading


March 31, 2023

Manchin Statement on Treasury EV Tax Credit Guidance

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s release of guidance on the use of electric vehicle tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).“Yet again - the guidance released by the Department of the Treasury completely ignores the intent of the Inflation Reduction Act. It is horrific that the Administration continues to ignore the … Continue Reading


March 30, 2023

Manchin Announces $965K for Tunnelton, Mount Lookout Volunteer Fire Departments

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $965,520 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Wilderness Volunteer Fire Department in Mount Lookout and the Tunnelton Volunteer Fire Department. The funding is made possible through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program and will provide critical resources to the fire departments … Continue Reading


March 30, 2023

Manchin Announces $631K for 3 West Virginia Rural Development Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $631,809 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for three West Virginia projects. The funding will support constructing a new office and maintenance shop for the Hardy County Public Service District and bolstering marketing efforts for two local agricultural businesses. “Investing in our communities spurs economic development and creates … Continue Reading


March 30, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin: The Only Person Who Can Rein in This Extremism is Biden

Washington, DC - This evening, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) on the national debt crisis, the urgent need for fiscal responsibility and the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act. To read the op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, click here. Senator Manchin wrote: America is fast approaching another needless emergency—the raising of the national debt ceiling. This impending crisis isn’t an accident but a result of the inaction of … Continue Reading


March 29, 2023

Manchin Applauds FDA Approval of First Over-The-Counter Naloxone

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of Narcan as the first over-the-counter (OTC) naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that rapidly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose and today’s decision paves the way for it to be sold directly to consumers in places like drug stores, convenience stores and grocery stores. “In the last year, more than 106,000 Americans and … Continue Reading


March 29, 2023

Manchin Votes to Repeal Overreaching WOTUS Rule

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to overturn the recently revised definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). This new and overreaching rule was finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on January 18th, 2023 and went into effect on March 20th, 2023. Senator Manchin was the only Democratic cosponsor of the joint resolution of disapproval that passed the Senate … Continue Reading


March 29, 2023

Manchin Questions USDA Secretary, Budget Director on Ensuring Accurate Classifications, Proportionate Funding Levels for Rural America

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and John Rapp, Director of the USDA Office of Budget and Program Analysis during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies hearing. Senator Manchin questioned the witnesses on accurately classifying rural America to include … Continue Reading


March 29, 2023

Manchin Welcomes IRA Mandated Lease Sale 259

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, welcomed the Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 259 that offered approximately 13,600 blocks on 73.3 million acres on the Outer Continental Shelf. Chairman Manchin’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) mandated Lease Sale 259, which the Administration had previously cancelled, take place by March 31, 2023. Chairman Manchin’s provision mandating the sale resulted in over … Continue Reading


March 29, 2023

Senate Passes Manchin Bipartisan Legislation to Repeal AUMFs Against Iraq

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded the Senate passage of his bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMFs) against Iraq. The bill passed the Senate 66-30 and reinforced the Constitutionally-granted authority of Congress to declare the use of military force in a prolonged engagement. “It has been more than 20 years since Congress passed these AUMFs and … Continue Reading


March 29, 2023

Manchin Chairs First Cybersecurity Subcommittee Hearing of 118th Congress

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, led the first Cybersecurity Subcommittee hearing of the 118th Congress. Senator Manchin questioned Mr. John B. Sherman, Chief Information Officer at the Department of Defense (DoD), and Lieutenant General Robert J. Skinner, Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) on the upcoming Locked … Continue Reading


March 28, 2023

Manchin Questions U.S. Attorney General on West Virginia Law Enforcement Personnel Shortages, Stopping the Flow of Fentanyl, Holding Russia Accountable for War Crimes in Ukraine

Washington, DC - Today during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science hearing, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on addressing law enforcement personnel shortages in West Virginia, stopping the flow of fentanyl into the United States and holding Russia accountable for war crimes committed in Ukraine. On addressing law enforcement personnel shortages in West … Continue Reading


March 28, 2023

Manchin Questions Department of Defense Leadership on Importance of Passing a Budget on Time, Oversight of Aid to Ukraine

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, questioned Department of Defense (DoD) leadership on the importance of passing a national budget on time and on ensuring accountability and oversight in U.S. assistance to Ukraine. The witnesses were Lloyd J. Austin III, Secretary of Defense, Michael J. McCord, Under Secretary of Defense and General Mark … Continue Reading


March 28, 2023

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Combatting Illicit Xylazine Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Combating Illicit Xylazine Act to take action against a dangerous drug causing overdoses in West Virginia and across the country. Xylazine, also known as “tranq,” is an easily accessible veterinary tranquilizer that leads to depressed breathing and heart rate, unconsciousness, necrosis and even death. “In the last year, more than 106,000 Americans and 1,400 West Virginians died from drug related … Continue Reading

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