Press Releases

March 28, 2023

Manchin Announces More Than $1 Million from Appalachian Regional Commission for 13 West Virginia Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,072,505 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for 13 West Virginia projects. The funding will support increasing staffing and strengthening administrative capacities for eleven Local Development Districts (LDDs) and two non-profit organizations across the state. “The Appalachian Regional Commission’s continued investment in revitalizing and strengthening … Continue Reading


March 28, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.5 Million for School-Based Mental Health Training at WVU, Concord University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,595,817 from the U.S. Department of Education Mental Health Service Professionals Demonstration Program for West Virginia University (WVU) and Concord University. The funding will support the training of school-based mental health service providers for employment in schools and local educational agencies across West Virginia.  "Strengthening school-based mental health … Continue Reading


March 28, 2023

Manchin Announces $9.7 Million to Support Affordable Housing for All West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $9,755,284 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support quality, affordable housing for all West Virginians. The funding will bolster community-based efforts to address homelessness by helping connect vulnerable individuals and families with critical supportive services. “Every West Virginian deserves a roof over their head and a warm, safe … Continue Reading


March 27, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Travels Eastern Panhandle for Morgan County Job Fair, Town Hall at Shepherd University, Community Visits

Washington, DC - On Thursday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the Morgan County Job Fair at the Cacapon State Park Lodge to assist West Virginians pursuing employment opportunities and afterwards joined local restaurant leaders for a roundtable discussion on the state’s hospitality industry at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown. On Friday, Senator Manchin hosted a town hall at Shepherd University with students, faculty and local guests, followed by several community visits … Continue Reading


March 27, 2023

Manchin, Budd, Boozman Reintroduce Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Gold Star Spouses

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ted Budd (R-NC) and John Boozman (R-AR) reintroduced a bipartisan resolution to designate April 5th, 2023 as Gold Star Wives Day. The resolution honors the sacrifices made by the spouses and families of fallen members of the United States Armed Forces. “I cannot imagine the pain of losing a loved one in the line of duty, and West Virginians and Americans are forever grateful to the brave patriots and their families who have sacrificed … Continue Reading


March 23, 2023

Manchin, Committee Convene to Examine Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities to the United States’ Energy Infrastructure

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the steps needed to address the cybersecurity vulnerabilities to the United States’ energy infrastructure. During the hearing, Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) discussed how the nation’s aging grid, evolving energy system, and new energy sources coming online have created vulnerabilities in the United States’ energy infrastructure cybersecurity. “Our energy system is rapidly evolving. … Continue Reading


March 23, 2023

Manchin Questions Transportation Secretary on Funding for Rural Areas, Hydrogen Energy Infrastructure, Railway Safety, National Pilot Shortage

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on securing federal funding for rural areas, the importance of investing in hydrogen energy infrastructure, strengthening railway safety and supporting the Letting Experienced Pilots Fly Act. On securing federal funding for rural areas: “20% of Americans live in rural areas, about 66 million people. … Continue Reading


March 23, 2023

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan National Women in Agriculture Day Resolution

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate March 23rd, 2023 as National Women in Agriculture Day to recognize the critical contributions of West Virginian and American women in the agriculture industry.  “West Virginia’s farmers, ranchers and livestock producers play a critical role in our state’s economy and provide nutritious food for their communities, and women have always had an essential role in the industry,” said Senator … Continue Reading


March 23, 2023

Manchin Statement on Death of Miner Cecil Barker

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of miner Cecil Barker, who was fatally injured Wednesday morning while working as a surveyor at Century Mining’s Longview Mine in Barbour County. Mr. Barker served as a coal miner for 18 years.“Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Cecil Barker yesterday at Century Mining’s Longview Mine in Barbour County. We ask all West Virginians to join us in keeping his family, … Continue Reading


March 23, 2023

Manchin Announces $300K for Ecological Research at West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $300,591 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support critical research into coastal and island ecosystems, which will inform conservation efforts and help protect public drinking water.  “West Virginia University continues to make our state proud with important scientific research projects,” said Senator Manchin. … Continue Reading


March 23, 2023

Manchin Questions Treasury Secretary on Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits, Addressing the National Debt

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Janet Yellen, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, on implementing the Inflation Reduction Act’s tax credits to secure domestic supply chains and on promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing the national debt. On implementing Inflation Reduction Act tax credits to secure domestic supply chains: “I know that the White House is currently working with the … Continue Reading


March 22, 2023

Manchin Questions HHS Secretary on Medical Supply Chain, Legislation to Combat the Drug Epidemic, Reducing Drug Prices

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on bolstering the medical supply chain, the implementation timeline for the Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act, the importance of supporting the Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act and reducing drug prices. On bolstering the medical supply chain: “Our supply chain … Continue Reading


March 22, 2023

Manchin Announces $18.8 Million for Eight West Virginia Highway Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $18,880,000 for eight West Virginia highway projects. The awards are made possible by Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests secured by Senator Manchin and are funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). “West Virginia’s infrastructure plays a critical role in our state’s economy, which is why improving, modernizing, and expanding our roads, … Continue Reading


March 22, 2023

Manchin, Risch Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Cybersecurity in America’s Energy Sector

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, and Jim Risch (R-ID), introduced the Energy Threat Analysis Center Establishment Act of 2023 to improve public-private information sharing regarding cybersecurity across America’s energy sector. The legislation authorizes the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Threat Analysis Center (ETAC) to coordinate … Continue Reading


March 22, 2023

Manchin Announces $210K for Romney Fire Department

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $210,156 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Romney Fire Company. The funding is made possible through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program and will provide critical resources to the city’s fire department to increase its number of frontline firefighters and promote public … Continue Reading


March 22, 2023

Manchin Questions Army, Navy, Air Force Under Secretaries on Military Recruitment Efforts

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 witnesses on ongoing military recruitment strategies and the steps West Virginia and Appalachia can take to support the efforts. The witnesses were the Honorable Gabriel Camarillo, Under Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Erik Raven, Under Secretary of the Navy, and the Honorable Kristyn Jones, … Continue Reading


March 22, 2023

Manchin Announces $176K for Medical Research at West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $176,143 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support critical research into diagnosing medical conditions with ambiguous symptoms to help prevent inaccurate diagnoses and advance scientific understanding of rare diseases. “West Virginia University continues to make our state proud with important scientific research … Continue Reading


March 22, 2023

Manchin Reintroduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Open New Markets for West Virginia Meat and Poultry Producers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act to allow meat and poultry products inspected by state Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) programs to be sold across state lines. The legislation would open up new markets for farmers and livestock producers across West Virginia and the entire country while maintaining high inspection standards.  “West Virginia’s farmers, ranchers and … Continue Reading


March 22, 2023

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Let Experienced Pilots Fly Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the bipartisan Let Experienced Pilots Fly Act to address the ongoing national pilot shortage that has led to recent spikes in flight cancellations, delays and service disruptions in West Virginia and across the country. The legislation raises the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots from 65 to 67 while maintaining the requirements for first-class medical and training certifications. “Our country continues to … Continue Reading


March 21, 2023

Manchin Invites National Security Organizations to Participate in West Virginia Cyber Defense Exercise

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the SASC Cybersecurity Subcommittee, invited leading national security organizations to participate in this year’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Locked Shields Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Exercise, the world’s largest international cyber defense exercise. The virtual exercise will be coordinated from Morgantown by the West Virginia … Continue Reading

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