Press Releases

March 16, 2023

Manchin, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan America’s Outdoor Recreation Act

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate ENR Committee, introduced America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2023 (AORA). Originally introduced in the 117th Congress as the Outdoor Recreation Act, the bipartisan legislation would increase and improve outdoor recreation opportunities across the nation while improving infrastructure and driving economic … Continue Reading


March 16, 2023

Manchin Announces More Than $4.8 Million in Energy Assistance for West Virginia Families

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,824,257 from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the state of West Virginia. The funding is through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will provide financial assistance to low-income West Virginians whose energy costs represent a disproportionate share of their … Continue Reading


March 16, 2023

Manchin, Boozman, Marshall, King Introduce Bipartisan Duck Stamp Modernization Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Boozman (R-AR), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the bipartisan Duck Stamp Modernization Act of 2023 to expand access and decrease barriers to obtaining federal duck stamps. This legislation would allow hunters the option to immediately purchase an electronic stamp and carry it with them virtually on their smart phones for the entirety of the waterfowl season, which will boost West Virginia’s outdoor … Continue Reading


March 16, 2023

Manchin, Risch Reintroduce Bipartisan International Nuclear Energy Act of 2023

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, and Jim Risch (R-ID), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reintroduced the International Nuclear Energy Act of 2023 (INEA). Initially introduced in the 117thCongress, the bipartisan legislation promotes engagement with ally and partner nations to develop a civil nuclear export strategy and offset China and Russia’s growing influence on … Continue Reading


March 15, 2023

Manchin Announces $812K to Improve Transportation Infrastructure in Charleston

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $812,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the West Virginia Department of Transportation (DOT). The funding is made possible through the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grant Program, which was established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and will support efforts to monitor and upgrade aging transportation … Continue Reading


March 15, 2023

Manchin: New EPA Rule Threatens Electricity Affordability, Reliability in West Virginia, 22 Additional States

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalization of the “Good Neighbor” Rule, also known as the “Interstate Transport” Rule. The regulation establishes a Nitrous Oxide (NOx) emission budget for fossil fuel-fired power plants, which could prompt the premature closure of baseload power plants and threaten electricity affordability and reliability across West Virginia and 22 additional … Continue Reading


March 14, 2023

Manchin Announces $3.2 Million to Upgrade Underground Storage Tanks, Prevent Hazardous Leaks Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,252,469 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. The funding will support properly maintaining, monitoring and upgrading underground storage tanks across West Virginia to prevent releases of petroleum and other hazardous substances into the … Continue Reading


March 14, 2023

Manchin, Rounds Lead Bipartisan Effort to Protect Small Businesses from Labor Shortages

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) led ten bipartisan Senators in urging Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Ur Jaddou to reconsider plans to dramatically increase the fees businesses pay for H-2A and H-2B non-immigrant work visas. These temporary visas are critical for helping small businesses across West Virginia, South Dakota and the entire … Continue Reading


March 14, 2023

Manchin Announces $202K to Strengthen Fire Safety in Gordon

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $202,800 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the city of Gordon. 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 safety. … Continue Reading


March 14, 2023

Manchin Announces $1.27M Contract Award to Plug Abandoned Gas Well at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that a $1.27 million contract has been awarded to a Morgantown, West Virginia-based contractor to plug one abandoned gas well at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve—America’s newest national park—and two abandoned oil and gas wells at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio. The contract utilizes funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law … Continue Reading


March 14, 2023

Manchin Announces $293K for 16 West Virginia Housing Organizations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $293,903 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for sixteen West Virginia housing organizations. The funding will specifically support connecting West Virginians living in multifamily housing who are elderly or living with disabilities with critical community-based services.  “Every West Virginian deserves a roof over their head and a warm, safe … Continue Reading


March 13, 2023

Manchin Applauds Willow Project Reapproval

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, applauded the Administration’s decision to reapprove the Willow Project in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve.“I welcome today’s Record of Decision (ROD) that finally reapproves the ConocoPhillips Willow Project in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve. This is a long awaited and critical step towards shoring up American energy security. Responsible development of … Continue Reading


March 12, 2023

Manchin: America's Banks Are Strong

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse this past Friday.“America’s banks and our financial system are overall strong and sound, and in fact are stronger and sounder now than any time since the 2007-2008 financial crisis. I urge the American people to allow the protections already in place to insure individual deposits and the well-being of local and regional banks, particularly in rural communities like … Continue Reading


March 10, 2023

ICYMI — Manchin: The Biden Admin panders to climate activists. I won't support their nominees.

Houston, TX — This morning, The Houston Chronicle published an op-ed from Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The full op-ed is below. To read the piece in The Houston Chronicle, please click here.Chairman Manchin wrote: European conflict, global crises, persistent inflation, rising energy prices and the fear of a coming recession have placed America and the world at a critical crossroads, with much of these challenges centered on … Continue Reading


March 09, 2023

Manchin Responds to Podesta Comments on the Role of Chinese Companies in US Energy Expansion

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement following comments made by White House senior adviser John Podesta that Chinese companies will be “big players” in growing domestic energy production using the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Chips and Science Act.“It is beyond irresponsible for someone speaking on behalf of the White House to not only condone but also advocate for … Continue Reading


March 09, 2023

Manchin, Committee Convene to Examine the Nuclear Fuel Life Cycle

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the nuclear fuel life cycle. During the hearing, Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) discussed the need to reduce the United States’ and our allies’ dependence on Russian nuclear fuel and the significant investments the U.S. is making in advanced nuclear reactors and other technologies that will help strengthen energy security and independence.“With the passage of the Energy Act [of 2020], … Continue Reading


March 09, 2023

Manchin Announces $3.1 Million for Three West Virginia Airport Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,177,536 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for three West Virginia airport projects. The funding was made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will support constructing new terminal buildings at the North Central West Virginia Airport and the Jackson County Airport and purchasing equipment to maintain safe operations at Yeager Airport. … Continue Reading


March 08, 2023

Manchin Votes to Overturn Dangerous DC Crime Law

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to overturn the DC City Council’s recently passed law, the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022. The law would have made several dangerous changes to DC’s criminal code, including reducing the maximum sentence for armed burglary from 60 years to 8 years, reducing the mandatory minimum sentence for first-degree murder from 30 years to 24 years, and expanding the list of misdemeanor crimes … Continue Reading


March 08, 2023

Manchin Urges EPA Administrator to Prioritize Electricity Affordability, Reliability for West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan to postpone finalizing a rule, known as the Good Neighbor Rule or the Interstate Transport Rule, that could prompt the premature closure of baseload power plants and threaten electricity affordability and reliability across West Virginia and 24 additional states. Senator Manchin expressed concerns over warnings from elected officials, electric grid operators and … Continue Reading


March 08, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Questions Assistant Secretary of Defense, Commanders on Cybersecurity Operations, Advantages of Passing a Budget on Time

Washington, DC - Yesterday, 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 U.S. cybersecurity operations and capabilities and the economic and national security advantages of passing a budget on time. The witnesses were the Honorable Christopher P. Maier, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, General Bryan P. … Continue Reading

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