Press Releases

September 15, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $277K For West Virginia Small Businesses, Agriculture Producers In Rural Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $177,817 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sixteen small businesses and agriculture producers in rural communities across West Virginia. This investment is through the Rural Energy for America Program which helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses purchase and install renewable energy systems and make … Continue Reading


September 14, 2021

Manchin Introduces Fellow West Virginian, ONDCP Nominee Dr. Gupta In Senate Judiciary Committee

To view Senator Manchin’s introduction of Dr. Gupta, please click here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced Dr. Rahul Gupta, a fellow West Virginian and nominee to be the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), during his nomination hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  “I am proud that yet another West Virginian has been nominated to serve the American people, and I have no doubt that Dr. Gupta will be a dedicated Director of … Continue Reading


September 13, 2021

Manchin: West Virginia Healthcare Providers Can Soon Apply For Additional COVID-19 Relief Funding

Healthcare providers in West Virginia are eligible to apply for $25.5 billion Provider Relief Fund Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that West Virginia’s healthcare providers can soon apply for $25.5 billion in new funding from the Provider Relief Fund, including $8.5 billion specifically for rural providers that Senator Manchin fought to include in the American Rescue Plan. This funding is distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human … Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Public Housing 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 two awards totaling $37,941 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding will support the Public Housing Operating Funds program for shortfall assistance, which provides financial support to public housing authorities at risk of or experiencing financial shortfalls. “Ensuring our Public Housing Authorities are … Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $732K For Mental Health Services, Substance Use Disorder Prevention

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $732,684 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for comprehensive mental health services and substance use disorder prevention. The funding will support programs across the state that seek to increase awareness about substance use disorder, provide training on mental health issues and address prescription drug … Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

Manchin Statement On The 20th Anniversary Of 9/11

To view Senator Manchin’s statement on the 20th anniversary of September 11th, please click here Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 and remembrance of those lost and all our Fallen service heroes. “Today we honor and remember those we lost 20 years ago on September 11, 2001. So many innocent Americans died that dreadful day, and so many Americans have given their lives in … Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Group Of Senators In Urging Reforms To Increase Oversight Of VA Medical Facilities

Charleston, WV -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), led U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and John Boozman (R-AR) in urging Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to address oversight failures at medical facilities across the country. In May, the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued damning reports detailing failures at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg, … Continue Reading


September 09, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.3 Million For West Virginia DMV

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,380,345 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles for improvement projects. The Senators also announced $207,500 to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia to help conduct roving patrols in high-crash corridors, including rural roads in West Virginia. “I am pleased DOT is … Continue Reading


September 09, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $675K For Substance Use Disorder Treatment 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 $674,780 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs at Williamson Health and Wellness Center and Marshall University.  “West Virginia continues to be ravaged by the drug epidemic. Last year alone, 1,377 West Virginians died from drug related overdoses, a drastic spike from 2019. … Continue Reading


September 09, 2021

Manchin Resolves Raleigh County Airport Issue, Announces Five Year Extension of Funding For Raleigh County and Mid-Ohio Valley Airports

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, thanked the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for extending funding under the Alternate Essential Air Service (AEAS) program for the Raleigh County and Mid-Ohio Valley Airports and resolving a dispute over payments provided by the Department in 2019 while Beckley Airport’s runway was under construction. Since 2018, Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beckley (BKW) … Continue Reading


September 08, 2021

Manchin Announces Funding From The American Rescue Plan To Support West Virginians Facing Housing Instability

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $77,313.60 from the American Rescue Plan for CommunityWorks in West Virginia. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is part of the NeighborWorks Housing Stability Counseling Program, which supports individuals experiencing homelessness and individuals facing housing instability, such as eviction, default, … Continue Reading


September 08, 2021

EPA Proposes Adding Paden City To Superfund National Priorities List

Charleston, WV - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of the proposed addition of 13 sites, including Paden City Groundwater, to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). Sites are added to the NPL when the land’s contamination poses significant human health and environmental risks and are then eligible to receive federal funding for long-term cleanup projects. Untreated groundwater in Paden City was discovered to contain the solvent tetrachloroethylene … Continue Reading


September 08, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.1 Million For Research Across 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 $1,152,350 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for four research projects across West Virginia.  “West Virginia has become a hub for critical research, leading to important strides in cancer research, chemistry and more. I am pleased HHS is investing in four research projects across the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin. … Continue Reading


September 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.4 Million To Increase Children's Access To Routine Vaccinations 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 $2,421,078 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to provide children across West Virginia with access to vaccinations to protect against preventable diseases. “The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the … Continue Reading


September 07, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin Attends UMWA Labor Day Picnic With President Cecil Roberts

To view photos of Senator Manchin at the UMWA Labor Day Picnic in Racine, click here Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended a picnic hosted by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) in Racine. Senator Manchin joined UMWA President Cecil Roberts and West Virginia miners in honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain and celebrating Labor Day. “Yesterday was a wonderful day celebrating Labor Day and honoring hardworking … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Manchin Statement On Labor Day

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of Labor Day.“Our great nation was built on the backs of a strong, diverse and dedicated workforce. On Labor Day, we acknowledge the social, civic and economic contributions of our working men and women who have worked tirelessly to put food on the table for their families.“There is nothing more honorable or rewarding than working hard to provide for your loved ones. As your former Governor … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $125K To Help Raise Awareness About Housing Discrimination 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 $125,000 from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for the West Virginia Coalition To End Homelessness. This funding will help the Coalition raise public awareness of potential housing discrimination, provide educational resources, training to landlords, and other housing entities on how to maintain … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.8 Million For Maternal, Infant Home Visiting Program 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 $5,889,379 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program.“The Home Visiting program helps West Virginia mothers and children across the … Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $600,000 For Alzheimer's Research At WVU

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $611,003 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support research related to Alzheimer’s disease at West Virginia University (WVU). Specifically, this funding will go toward research examining the differences in responsiveness to treatment between males and females.“The more we learn about Alzheimer’s disease, … Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

Manchin Announces $1 Million To Help West Virginians Enroll In The Affordable Care Act

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to West Virginia First Choice Services. This funding will help West Virginians understand their health insurance plan options and enroll in healthcare through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “The Affordable Care Act provides quality, affordable … Continue Reading

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