Press Releases

August 22, 2022

Manchin Announces $1.89 Million from the American Rescue Plan for 29 West Virginia Health Centers

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,899,500 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for 29 West Virginia community health centers and 2 health center program look-alikes. This funding was made possible by the American Rescue Plan and will support data modernization to better identify and respond to the specific needs of patients and … Continue Reading


August 22, 2022

Manchin Announces $336K for Scientific Research at West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $336,105 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for scientific research at West Virginia University (WVU). The research project will focus on how environments have adjusted to climate shifts, including temperature, precipitation and carbon removal. The funding will also support additional STEM educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12, undergraduates, … Continue Reading


August 19, 2022

Manchin Hosts Roundtable On Inflation Reduction Act Benefits For West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a roundtable to discuss the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act for West Virginia. The historic Inflation Reduction Act will address record inflation by paying down our national debt, lowering healthcare costs, and increasing American energy production and diversification to provide relief at the pump, on electricity bills, and bolster energy security. Earlier this week, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into … Continue Reading


August 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $375K for Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $375,000 for three Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Programs across West Virginia. The funding comes from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and will be used to mobilize communities to prevent and combat youth substance use.“The drug epidemic continues to ravage West Virginia and impacts every family and child in our state. It’s especially heartbreaking to watch our … Continue Reading


August 17, 2022

Manchin Announces $1.5 Million from the American Rescue Plan to Support Randolph County Public Health Training Program

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,544,883 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the Randolph County Housing Authority. This funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program. “Our healthcare professionals continue to go above and beyond to care for their fellow West Virginians … Continue Reading


August 17, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $162K for Newspaper Program at West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $162,155 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for West Virginia University (WVU). The funding is available through the National Digital Newspaper Program and will support preserving and digitizing historic news publications at WVU. “The National Endowment for the Humanities continues to be a strong partner for higher education … Continue Reading


August 17, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2 Million to Combat Drug Epidemic in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - 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 Health and Human Services (HHS) to Boone Memorial Hospital and West Virginia University to help combat the drug epidemic in West Virginia. The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program provides critical funding to rural health organizations to address and prevent substance use disorder.“Every West … Continue Reading


August 16, 2022

Manchin's Inflation Reduction Act Signed into Law

Washington, DC - Today, President Joe Biden signed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law. The historic legislation will address record inflation by paying down our national debt, lowering healthcare costs, and increasing American energy production to provide relief at the pump and bolster energy security. “Today, after months of negotiations, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. This important legislation will give energy … Continue Reading


August 16, 2022

Manchin Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging IRS to Clear Backlogs, Address Customer Service Issues

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 89 lawmakers in a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig reiterating ongoing concerns and urging the IRS to provide much needed relief to taxpayers. As the IRS struggles to address unprecedented backlogs and customer service issues, its lack of action is causing unnecessary confusion and frustration. “Since last year, numerous Members of Congress in the House and Senate … Continue Reading


August 16, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $221K for Two West Virginia Housing Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $221,419 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for two West Virginia housing authorities to help provide quality housing for all West Virginians. This funding will specifically support households that include a non-elderly person with disabilities.  “Ensuring every West Virginian has a roof over their head and a … Continue Reading


August 16, 2022

Manchin, Capito Join Colleagues in Pressing Office of National Drug Control Policy on Grant Assistance for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Bill Hagerty (R-TN), sent a letter to Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), pressing for additional assistance to combat drug-trafficking in the Appalachian region.While some counties in West Virginia have seen a slight decline in overdose deaths, West Virginia remains the … Continue Reading


August 15, 2022

Manchin Announces $903K for Mobile Wastewater Testing Lab at West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced West Virginia University (WVU) will receive $930,000 to develop and equip a mobile wastewater-testing laboratory for use across West Virginia. The mobile lab will help forecast infectious disease outbreaks and detect where drug misuse may be widespread. The funding is made possible by a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request secured by Senator Manchin and is funded … Continue Reading


August 15, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Wheeling-Ohio County Airport

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,200,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower (FCT) Program for the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport. The funding was made possible through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and will support repairs and upgrades to the airport’s tower. “I am pleased the FAA is investing in the Wheeling-Ohio … Continue Reading


August 15, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Four Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Service Grants for West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced four grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support first responders and address substance use disorder treatment, prevention, and mental health needs.“I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $1.6 million in these four critical programs to bolster mental health services, increase access to treatment for … Continue Reading


August 15, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Wastewater Infrastructure Support for McDowell, Raleigh Counties through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Charleston, WV — 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, announced that McDowell and Raleigh counties will be included in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Closing America’s Wastewater Access Gap Community Initiative.  This initiative will be piloted in 11 comminutes, leveraging … Continue Reading


August 12, 2022

House Passes Manchin's Inflation Reduction Act

Charleston, WV - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The legislation now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The historic legislation will address record inflation by paying down our national debt, lowering healthcare costs, and increasing American energy production to provide relief at the pump and bolster energy security. Senator Manchin also secured a commitment from President Joe Biden, … Continue Reading


August 12, 2022

Manchin Announces Mingo County Small Businesses, Non-Profits Eligible for Disaster Relief Loans Following Severe Flooding

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced small businesses and most private non-profits in Mingo County are eligible to apply for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economy Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program following the recent severe storms and flooding. On Monday, August 1st, 2022, flash floods caused widespread damage to roads, bridges, homes and local infrastructure throughout Mingo County.“Gayle and I continue to pray for the families and communities impacted … Continue Reading


August 11, 2022

ICYMI: IRS Will Not Target Families Making Less Than $400K Or Small Businesses

Charleston, WV - The U.S. Department of Treasury released updated guidance about the purpose of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) funding in the Inflation Reduction Act. The guidance clarifies that neither West Virginia families making less than $400,000 per year nor any small business will be subject to any additional audits. This updated guidance is consistent with a separate letter the Trump-appointed IRS Commissioner released last week. According to a report from Syracuse … Continue Reading


August 10, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $20 Million In RAISE Grants For Infrastructure Improvements In Morgantown And Wheeling

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced two Department of Transportation (DOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants to support infrastructure improvement projects in Morgantown and Wheeling.   “Investing in infrastructure projects across West Virginia has monumental … Continue Reading


August 10, 2022

Manchin Backed Bill To Provide Healthcare And Benefits For Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits Signed Into Law

Charleston, WV - Today, the bipartisan Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022, backed by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), was signed into law by President Joe Biden. The PACT Act will provide Veterans exposed to burn pits during their military service with the healthcare and benefits they deserve. “Today, President Biden signed the bipartisan PACT Act … Continue Reading

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