Press Releases

May 27, 2020

Manchin Urges HUD To Allocate Funding And Provide Guidance For Community Block Grants

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a bipartisan group of Senators calling on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to take action and work quickly to allocate all remaining Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding from the CARES Act and publish comprehensive guidance for use of those funds, including for previously announced funding.The Senators said in part, “We write regarding … Continue Reading


May 27, 2020

Manchin, Wicker, Hyde-Smith, Capito Urge President Trump to Award Medal of Freedom to Hershel "Woody" Williams

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) urged President Trump to award Hershel “Woody” Williams, Marine Veteran, West Virginia native, and Medal of Honor recipient, the Medal of Freedom for his incredible work through the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation advocating for Gold Star families while educating and inspiring many generations of young Americans. The Senators said in … Continue Reading


May 27, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2 Million For Water Infrastructure Project In Jackson County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $2,000,000 Rural Development investment loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Waste and Water Disposal Loan and Grant Program for southern Jackson County. This Rural Development investment will be used to extend water service to White Pine, Windell Ridge, Jim Ridge, and Station Camp. This project received additional … Continue Reading


May 27, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.2 Million For West Virginia Water, Air Pollution Management Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,252,716 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for water and air pollution management and monitoring programs.“Every West Virginian deserves clean air to breathe and fresh water to drink. This funding will go towards improving West Virginia’s water and air quality … Continue Reading


May 26, 2020

Manchin Applauds Amtrak For Re-Staffing Charleston Station Ticket Agents

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded Amtrak’s announcement of their intent to re-staff the Charleston Amtrak station, following through on a provision Senator Manchin authored in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 federal appropriations bill requiring Amtrak to re-staff stations with ticket agents that were removed in 2018, including Charleston. Senator Manchin has been fighting to restore staffing at the Charleston station since 2018 when Amtrak announced it was … Continue Reading


May 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2 Million For Black Lung Clinics In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,065,696 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support Black Lung Clinic Programs across the state.“Our brave miners risk their lives every day to power our nation and they rely on black lung clinics for assistance with medical diagnoses, treatment and … Continue Reading


May 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $31 Million For West Virginia Nursing Homes

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $31,017,500 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for professional nursing homes in West Virginia. “Our nursing homes have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic and we must do everything possible to help them care for our elderly friends and family,” said Senator Manchin. “This funding will help our … Continue Reading


May 22, 2020

Manchin Applauds FCC Collaboration With IMLS To Increase Broadband, Hotspots During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to partner with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help bridge the digital divide and expand broadband access in libraries across the United States. West Virginia has received $161,936 through IMLS to expand broadband access using mobile hotspots through libraries across the state.“The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on the digital divide in our … Continue Reading


May 22, 2020

Manchin Calls On Administration To Secure Benefits For National Guardsmen On COVID-19 Front Lines

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 125 bipartisan Members of Congress in calling on the Trump Administration to ensure National Guard personnel who are serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response efforts across the nation receive the federal benefits they have earned. On May 8th, Senator Manchin announced the Support Our National Guard Act to provide transitional healthcare benefits to National Guard servicemembers who have responded to … Continue Reading


May 21, 2020

Treasury Secretary Confirms To Manchin COVID-19 Funds Can Be Shared With Local Governments

Washington, DC - After continuing to hear from concerned local leaders across West Virginia, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin today about COVID-19 pandemic relief funding for West Virginia and received confirmation that the funding can be shared with state and local governments to cover salaries and benefits for employees responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Today I had a productive call with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin … Continue Reading


May 21, 2020

Manchin Urges President Trump To Extend Benefits To COVID-19 Deployed Guardsmen

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on President Trump’s policy to end National Guard federal deployments on June 24th. As a result, these service members will be one day short of the 90-days necessary to qualify for early retirement and education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI bill. “The men and women of the West Virginia National Guard are the best our nation has to offer. Right now they are deployed to areas hard hit by COVID-19 to … Continue Reading


May 21, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding To Support Nursing Traineeships In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $38,764 for the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Health Education and Research Institute and West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will support nurse anesthetist traineeships to strengthen the career path of nursing students at Marshall University … Continue Reading


May 21, 2020

Manchin, Hyde-Smith, Murkowski, Torres Small, Hagedorn Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Secure Funding For Rural Health Providers During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the bipartisan Save Our Rural Health Providers Act which creates a new formula - otherwise known as the “Manchin Formula” to ensure the Provider Relief Fund has a dedicated set-aside amount directed towards rural areas of America. Representatives Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM-02) and Jim Hagedorn (R-MN-01) will introduce the House of Representatives companion bill … Continue Reading


May 21, 2020

Manchin Statement On National Cemetery Guidelines For Memorial Day Visitations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the guidelines for the national cemetery in Grafton. “My heart goes out to the Veterans groups across the state who are not able to place flags or lay wreaths at West Virginia’s national cemetery in Grafton. It is my understanding that while family members and individuals are permitted to visit and place flowers and flags at Grafton, no group flag or wreath ceremonies will be permitted. … Continue Reading


May 21, 2020

Manchin Statement On Director Of National Intelligence Nomination

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on opposing the nomination of John Ratcliffe to be the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). “I believe that the President should have the ability to choose their own Administration officials as long as they are well-qualified for their individual roles, and that is why I have split from most Democrats to support the vast majority of the President’s nominees. For national security positions … Continue Reading


May 20, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.5 Million To Expand COVID-19 Testing At Rural West Virginia Health Clinics

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,571,994 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for rural health clinics across West Virginia to expand COVID-19 testing services. This funding is provided by the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act that President Trump signed into law on April … Continue Reading


May 20, 2020

Manchin Bill To Ensure Veterans Have Help In Disability Claims Process By Reinstating 48-Hour Review Period

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), led 5 Senators in introducing legislation to ensure Veterans and their representatives have 48 hours to review and dispute disability claims before they are finalized.“I’ve heard from Veterans across West Virginia who are upset that this rule change will erode Veterans rights,” said Senator Manchin. “Many Veterans rely on professionals to help them with the complicated claims and … Continue Reading


May 20, 2020

Manchin Applauds FCC Approval Of Lincoln County Primary Care Center Telehealth Program Application

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval of Lincoln County Primary Care Center’s application for $967,304 to procure telehealth carts, network hardware and software upgrades, and diagnostic equipment to provide telehealth services to West Virginians at 18 rural sites during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a member of the Financial Services & General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees … Continue Reading


May 19, 2020

Manchin: Don't Raise Utility Rates In The Middle Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the actions of the West Virginia Public Service Commission to keep West Virginians connected to critical utilities and urged the Commission to not approve rate hikes for West Virginians during the COVID-19 pandemic.Senator Manchin said in part, “I appreciate the early actions of the West Virginia Public Service Commission and the utilities that operate in the state to stop service disconnections when customers have not … Continue Reading


May 19, 2020

Manchin Advocates For Assistance For Families, Youth, And Children In Crisis As A Result Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in advocating for the Senate to provide support for children, youth, and families in crisis or experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan group of Senators asked for dedicated funding to be included in future COVID-19 relief packages in order to meet the unique and complex needs of homeless youth and families through the programs … Continue Reading

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