Press Releases

September 15, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Opioid Response Program 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 $457,627 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for three locations in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program and will support Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) recovery.“The drug epidemic has ravaged the Mountain State for years, and now we are facing two … Continue Reading


September 15, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $11.3 Million For Clean Drinking Water Projects 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 $11,354,705 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for clean drinking water projects across West Virginia.“Every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe, no matter their circumstances or where they live in the Mountain State. I am pleased the EPA is investing in the health and wellbeing of West Virginians … Continue Reading


September 14, 2020

Manchin Capito Announce $968,987 for Domestic Violence Prevention 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 $968,987 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for three locations in West Virginia. This funding will support prevention programs that combat rural sexual assault, domestic violence, and dating violence and provide comprehensive services to victims of sexual assault.“The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the already unacceptable rates of … Continue Reading


September 14, 2020

Manchin Launches Voting Resource Page For West Virginians

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced a voting resource page on his website to ensure every West Virginian has access to accurate information in order to vote safely this fall.“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of our daily lives, including how Americans and West Virginians will be able to vote this year. The 2020 election is quickly approaching and West Virginians need access to accurate, reliable information on how to vote during these … Continue Reading


September 11, 2020

Manchin And Capito Urge DEA To Keep Opioid Epidemic A Priority During COVID-19 Pandemic

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Acting Director Timothy Shea urging the DEA to keep the opioid epidemic a priority in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, the Senators requested information about how the DEA’s work to combat the opioid epidemic has been impacted by COVID-19 and how the agency has adjusted operations to address … Continue Reading


September 11, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.8 Million For Mental Health Programs In Cabell, Clay, Harrison County Schools

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,800,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education (AWARE) program to build and expand mental health programs in Cabell, Clay, and Harrison county schools.“The COVID-19 pandemic has put an enormous strain on our students as they adapt to new learning … Continue Reading


September 11, 2020

Manchin Honors Those Lost On September 11th And All Fallen Service Heroes On 19th Anniversary Of 9/11

Charleston, WV - Today on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) paid his respects to those lost on September 11, 2001 and all our Fallen service heroes with Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel “Woody” Williams at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery. Senator Manchin also rode to the Gold Star monument in Barboursville and encouraged others to pay their respects to the Fallen in their own way today to maintain COVID-19 … Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $783,170 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for two West Virginia health centers. This funding is made available through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Capital Assistance for Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts (CADRE) program.“Our health centers continue to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and … Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Manchin Introduces Bill To Protect Postal Service From Partisan Politics

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Gary Peters (D-MI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced legislation that would ensure that the U.S. Postal Service remains nonpartisan and nonpolitical so that it can continue to effectively serve as a critical lifeline for seniors, Veterans, small businesses, and rural communities across America. The Postal Service is the only carrier that delivers to every address in the country - ensuring millions of Americans … Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $650,000 For Brownfield Site Cleanup 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 $650,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for two Brownfield site locations in West Virginia. This funding will characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup of property that may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants.“West Virginia remains wild and wonderful … Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Manchin Calls On House To Pass Veterans Mental Health Legislation

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act (S. 785) which he introduced on March 13th, 2019 and was passed by the Senate on August 5th, 2020. Senator Manchin pressed for actions to address the high rate of Veteran suicide in West Virginia and across America. Senator Manchin also sent a … Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Manchin Applauds $20 Million Investment In West Virginia Bridges

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the $20 million investment into 19 West Virginia bridges by the U.S. Department of Transportation. This funding will directly impact Harrison, Marion, and Monongalia counties. On May 28, 2020, Senator Manchin urged U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to support these investments. “Many of West Virginia’s bridges are in critical condition and in desperate need of repair. These bridges are more than 40 years … Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Manchin Statement On Partisan COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on a procedural vote to take up to Mitch McConnell’s partisan COVID-19 relief package. “If I hadn't held out the last time Mitch McConnell tried to ram through a COVID bill, West Virginia wouldn't have $1.25 billion in state and local funding. The easy thing to do would be to vote "yes," but the right thing to do is to put politics aside and do our job. With today’s partisan vote failing, I … Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $7.3 Million For West Virginia Community Recovery Efforts

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,324,585 for communities across West Virginia to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which received additional funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic … Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Domestic Violence Prevention Grant 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 $91,274 for the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Inc. in Elkview, West Virginia. This funding was made available through the State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program and will help provide assistance and support projects that work to combat domestic violence and abuse in West … Continue Reading


September 08, 2020

Manchin Announces $768K For Rural Energy Projects Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $768,762 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for rural energy projects across West Virginia.“Investing in rural energy projects is essential to boosting West Virginia’s economy while supporting small businesses across the state with innovative technology. These awards will help businesses with projects including installing … Continue Reading


September 04, 2020

Manchin Presses Postmaster General DeJoy On Delivery Delays Impacting Small Businesses

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 25 Senators in pressing U.S. Postmaster General DeJoy on the recent U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delays that have harmed small businesses in West Virginia and across America.USPS is the “carrier of choice” for small businesses that have fewer than 10 employees, which are among the most vulnerable small businesses. According to a 2019 report, 70% of these vulnerable businesses regularly rely on the Postal Service, the majority … Continue Reading


September 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.1 Million For Commercial Driver's License Program, Vehicle Safety 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 $1,154,023 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) commercial driver’s license program and vehicle safety.“Commercial drivers support our economy and ensure West Virginians get the groceries and supplies they need, which is especially important during the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


September 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million For Prichard Waterline

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to replace and extend the Prichard waterline to the Heartland Intermodal Gateway facility (HIG) and the Prichard Industrial Park. "West Virginia is home to many growing businesses which need a strong infrastructure and qualified workforce. This project to expand the Prichard waterline will … Continue Reading


September 03, 2020

Manchin: Governor's Broadband Funding Announcement Is Misleading

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Governor Justice’s briefing today claiming West Virginia would be receiving $766 million in federal funding to expand broadband in West Virginia.“West Virginia is not getting $766 million in federal funds through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund just because the Governor signed an Executive Order saying he wants it to happen. Unfortunately, as of the most recent FCC report on September 1st, … Continue Reading

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