Press Releases

February 28, 2023

Manchin Applauds $2.52 Billion in Funding for Innovative Carbon Management Programs

Washington, DC — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, applauded the U.S. Department of Energy’s announcement last week of $2.52 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) for two programs meant to spur investment in carbon capture, transport and storage technologies. Chairman Manchin secured this authorization and funding in the Energy Act of 2020 and the BIL with the requirement that at least two … Continue Reading


February 28, 2023

Manchin Announces $5.9 Million to Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,905,358 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) to strengthen healthcare services across West Virginia. The funding will specifically support critical services at two health centers and improving perinatal healthcare services for West Virginians.  “I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $5.9 million in … Continue Reading


February 27, 2023

Manchin Announces $190.7 Million for Milton Flood Reduction Project

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 $190.7 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the Lower Mud River Flood Risk Management Project in Milton, West Virginia. Senator Manchin secured this funding as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 omnibus and wrote a letter of support for the project earlier last year. “I am thrilled the … Continue Reading


February 27, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $2 Million for Terminal Upgrades at Raleigh County, Yeager Airports

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for two West Virginia airport projects. The funding is made possible by FAA’s Airport Terminal Program (ATP), which was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and will support upgrades and improvements to the Raleigh County Memorial … Continue Reading


February 27, 2023

Manchin Statement on Death of Miner William Mapes

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of miner William Mapes, who was fatally injured Sunday afternoon while working near Central Appalachian Mining LLC’s Grapevine South Surface Mine in Mingo County. Mr. Mapes was from Freeburn, Kentucky and served as a coal miner for 53 years.“Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of William Mapes yesterday at the Grapevine South Surface Mine in Mingo County. We ask … Continue Reading


February 27, 2023

ICYMI: Manchin Visits West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission, Tours Discovery World's Children's Museum in Parkersburg

Washington, DC - Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited Parkersburg to meet with the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission and tour the new Discovery World on Market Children’s Museum. Photos from the visits can be found here. “Last week I visited the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to pay tribute to my dear friend and community leader, Greg Reed, to receive an update on high school sports across the Mountain State and to honor several … Continue Reading


February 27, 2023

Manchin, Capito, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Provide Tax Relief for Auto Dealers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the bipartisan Supply Chain Disruptions Relief Act to provide tax relief to auto dealers experiencing inventory shortages due to global supply chain issues. “Russia’s war in Ukraine has drastically disrupted supply chains around the world, and it is critical that we protect American auto dealers from the increased financial burdens of inventory shortages. West Virginia has always been an automotive … Continue Reading


February 24, 2023

Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan Effort To Help Rural Hospitals Retain Staff, Provide Quality Care

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led 14 bipartisan Senators in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to authorize a four-year extension of the Low Wage Index Hospital Policy. The extension would allow hospitals in rural areas to compete for, and retain, high-quality staff by increasing reimbursements to hospitals in rural areas with lower overall wages. Without action, Medicare … Continue Reading


February 24, 2023

Manchin Calls on Secretary Buttigieg to Provide Answers on East Palestine Train Derailment, Improve DOT Safety Inspections

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to provide greater clarity on the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio which is 20 miles from the West Virginia border. Senator Manchin also urged DOT to review and improve their inspections practices with a specific focus on maintenance and safety of railroads. On February 3, 2023, a Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. … Continue Reading


February 24, 2023

Manchin Statement on VA Inspector General Report on Beckley VAMC Personnel Concerns

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released their report on personnel and hiring practices at the Beckley VA Medical Center (VAMC) in West Virginia.  “Today’s report from the VA OIG reveals an inconsistent background investigation process at the Beckley VAMC. This timely report and the implementation of remedial policies, such as conducting an audit of all background … Continue Reading


February 24, 2023

Manchin Applauds Cooperation to Bring Form Energy to West Virginia

Charleston, WV — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, applauded the cooperation between West Virginia and Form Energy Inc., to site Form Energy’s first iron-air battery manufacturing plant in Weirton, West Virginia. The manufacturing plant, utilizing incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), will support 750 full-time jobs and help to bring new opportunity to West Virginia.Click here to view a video of Senator … Continue Reading


February 24, 2023

Manchin Tours Wood County Senior Center, Wincore Windows to Highlight Benefits of Inflation Reduction Act

Parkersburg, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited Parkersburg to tour the new Wood County Senior Citizens Association senior center and Wincore Windows to highlight the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act for West Virginia seniors and West Virginia businesses. Senator Manchin also visited the State Capitol yesterday for the legislative session. Photos from the visits can be found here and here. “Today I visited the Wood County Senior Citizens Association senior … Continue Reading


February 23, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $1 Million Grant for Bluefield Transportation Project

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 a $1,008,000 grant for the West Virginia Department of Transportation to support the planning and development of a transportation project in Bluefield.“In order to ensure West Virginia’s continued economic growth and long-term job creation, we must regularly … Continue Reading


February 22, 2023

Manchin, Murkowski Introduce North American Transatlantic Resource Security Partnership Act of 2023

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the bipartisan North American Transatlantic Resource Security Partnership Act of 2023 (NATRSPA). The NATRSPA would help strengthen energy security partnerships between our European and North American allies and partners by providing the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with additional authority to enhance supply chain … Continue Reading


February 21, 2023

Manchin Introduces DISCLOSE Act to Strengthen Transparency Around Campaign Finance

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 162 Senators and Representatives in introducing the bicameral Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE ACT). The legislation will strengthen transparency around campaign finance and ensure every election in West Virginia and the United States is free, fair and transparent to voters. “Like so many of my fellow West Virginians and Americans, I’m concerned with the increasingly powerful role dark money … Continue Reading


February 21, 2023

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Student Act to Provide Greater Transparency on Student Loans

Charleston, WV - Senator Manchin (D-WV) introduced the bipartisan Student Transparency for Understanding Decisions in Education Net Terms (STUDENT) Act to provide prospective students and their families with greater transparency around borrowing student loans. The legislation would specifically allow student loan applicants to access an estimate of the total amount of interest they would pay, based on a standard 10-year repayment plan, during or prior to accepting a loan. … Continue Reading


February 17, 2023

Manchin Reopens Webpage For Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reopened his webpage for Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests. This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee will once again allow communities and non-profits the opportunity to request targeted funding through Congressionally Directed Spending in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 appropriations process.  The webpage can be accessed by … Continue Reading


February 17, 2023

Manchin, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Russian War In Ukraine As Genocide

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing Russia’s war in Ukraine as genocide. Putin’s unprovoked war in Ukraine has included forced deportations and the deliberate killing of Ukrainian civilians resulting in mass atrocities, constituting genocide against the people … Continue Reading


February 17, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $17.6 Million to Support Quality Housing for all West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $17,633,800 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 30 housing authorities across the state to help ensure quality, affordable housing for all West Virginians. The funding will specifically support upgrading and modernizing public housing projects and assisting families transitioning from renting to … Continue Reading


February 16, 2023

Manchin, Capito Announce $902K for Eight West Virginia Rural Development Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $902,161 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for eight rural development projects across West Virginia. The investments will support installing new water and sewer lines at the Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, providing marketing and sales assistance to the Appalachian Botanical Company, bolstering the Smithers and Calhoun … Continue Reading

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