Press Releases

March 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Introduce Bill to Improve Transparency at VA Medical Centers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) along with Mike Braun (R-Ind.), John Boozman (R-AR), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced legislation that would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to Congress a report on the use of security cameras in VA medical centers. The legislation would help better address transparency issues at VAMC's in light of the deaths of veterans at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center. "Veterans have sacrificed … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $11.5 Million To Protect West Virginia Wildlife

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three awards totaling $11,573,098 from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Fish and Wildlife Service to support hunting, fishing, and conservation in West Virginia. The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program administered two of the awards for a variety of conservation programs and projects and are funded by the Pittman-Robertson … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Commerce Secretary Raimondo

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Governor Gina Raimondo at U.S. Secretary of Commerce. "Today I voted to confirm Governor Gina Raimondo as Secretary of Commerce. During our conversation last week, Governor Raimondo and I discussed economic development programs including the Assistance to Coal Communities program and the impact of international trade policies and relations on small states like West Virginia and Rhode Island. Governor Raimondo reaffirmed … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Manchin Questions National Security Experts On Global Security Challenges And Strategies

Video of Senator Manchin during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global security challenges and strategy can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned retired Lieutenant General Herbert McMaster, Jr., Former United States National Security Advisor and Dr. Thomas Wright, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution during a hearing … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce USACE Investment for Purgitsville Water Extension Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $975,000 in funding through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the Purgitsville Water Extension Project. This extension project will help provide reliable, safe drinking water to residents in Purgitsville and southwestern Hampshire County, West Virginia. "When West Virginians have fresh air to breathe and clean water to drink, our state … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Manchin Applauds West Virginia Initiative With JobCase

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the state's initiative with JobCase, a social platform for the "future of work," that will link workers up with available jobs in West Virginia. "I applaud the partnership between JobCase and the state of West Virginia on the launch of the Resource Center, a social platform that provides information for the "future of work" in the Mountain State. JobCase is also hosting a hiring event on March 4th that is focused on manufacturing … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.6 Million for West Virginia Airports

Washington, DC- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,640,837 for airports across West Virginia to provide economic relief and combat the spread of COVID-19. This grant funding is made available through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2020. "West Virginia airports are essential to our state's economy and provide access for tourism and aerospace … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $336K For Advanced Welding Training And Education Program At Robert C. Byrd Institute

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $336,796 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to the Advanced Welding Workforce Initiative (AWWI) at the Robert C Byrd Institute at Marshall University. The AWWI is a partnership program to invest in education and training for advanced technical workers in Appalachia.“West Virginians are some of … Continue Reading


March 01, 2021

Manchin Votes To Confirm Education Secretary Cardona

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to confirm Dr. Miguel Cardona as U.S. Secretary of Education. "This evening I voted to confirm Dr. Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education. When Miguel and I met last month he pledged to assist students in rural communities across the nation to ensure they have the support needed to succeed in their education, including advocating for increased connectivity and broadband access to help close the homework gap. He is committed to … Continue Reading


March 01, 2021

Manchin, Stabenow Unveil Bill To Incentivize Domestic Manufacturing And Reinvestment In Rural America

American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act of 2021 would provide tax credits for energy manufacturers to spur reinvestment in rural areas impacted by economic downturn Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today unveiled the American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act of 2021, which would incentivize domestic manufacturing of advanced energy technologies with targeted investment in rural communities across America that have suffered from a decline in … Continue Reading


February 27, 2021

Manchin, Sullivan Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill To Address Veterans' Burn Pit Exposure

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, reintroduced the Veterans Burn Pit Exposure Recognition Act, which will address a barrier currently preventing many Veterans from getting U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare and benefits for illnesses and diseases related to exposure to burn pits. The bill would recognize and concede their exposure during deployed service. Notably, the bill would not … Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $47.7 Million For Affordable 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 over 51 awards totaling $47,761,814 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The awards aim to create and provide quality, affordable housing and address homelessness across West Virginia. "Every West Virginian deserves to have a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep, no matter their circumstances. Affordable … Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.1 Million For Distance Learning And Telemedicine 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 $3,123,833 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development for distance learning and telemedicine programs in West Virginia. These funds will help implement distance learning systems capabilities in schools and colleges across the state and provide telehealth services, upgrade telecommunications and improve information technology for … Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Push For Secure Rural Schools Program Reauthorization

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 19 Senators in a bipartisan push for reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program to ensure counties across America do not lose out on essential services due to federal land ownership. The program, which helps fund essential services in rural communities home to federal land, expired in September 2020; the last payment under the current authorization is scheduled for April 2021, less than two months from now. "Rural … Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Manchin, Capito Lead Colleagues In Designating Public Schools Week In February

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led 37 Senators in introducing a bipartisan resolution to designate the week of February 22nd, 2021 as Public Schools Week, which passed the Senate unanimously. The Public Schools Week resolution celebrates the critical role public schools play in their communities and encourages state, local and federal lawmakers to prioritize efforts to strengthen public education, bolster services that provide critical support … Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Manchin, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Help Disabled Veterans Purchase Adaptive Automobiles

The average cost of a new adaptive vehicle that disabled Veterans need to drive safely and maintain their independence ranges from $40,000 to $65,000 Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation that would reduce the financial burden for disabled Veterans who require special adaptive equipment to drive a motor vehicle. The Advancing Uniform Transportation Opportunities (AUTO) for Veterans Act would make these Veterans eligible to … Continue Reading


February 24, 2021

Manchin Questions Veterans Affairs Officials On COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution For Veterans

Video of Senator Manchin during the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing On Vaccines For Veterans can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), questioned a panel of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials on working with rural states to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and ensuring doses are not wasted, how the recent weather conditions affected the supply and distribution of the vaccine and how the … Continue Reading


February 24, 2021

Manchin, Cartwright Lead Bipartisan Colleagues In Calling On Administration To Protect Miners From COVID-19 Exposure

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) led 13 Members of Congress in calling on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to issue immediate guidance to protect mine workers from exposure to COVID-19. The Members said in part, "Our brave and patriotic miners risk their lives every day to power our nation, and during the COVID-19 pandemic that risk is even greater. As they continue to work in close quarters and tough conditions, miners … Continue Reading


February 24, 2021

Manchin: West Virginia To Receive Fifth Increase In Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received notification that West Virginia will be receiving a fifth increase in the weekly vaccine allocation. "As national COVID-19 vaccine production increases, West Virginia continues to see increases in our dose allocation. I was notified this morning that West Virginia will receive another weekly increase of 3,510 Pfizer vaccine doses. This is the fifth consecutive dose increase West Virginia has received since the Biden … Continue Reading


February 24, 2021

Manchin Applauds West Virginia Power Decision To Join Atlantic League Of Professional Baseball

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the decision by West Virginia Power to join the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for the 2021 season. Since November 2019, Senator Manchin has worked tirelessly to protect West Virginia's baseball teams after the restructuring of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) over the last year. "West Virginia Power has given West Virginia families countless hours of entertainment and family time, and I am incredibly pleased that these … Continue Reading

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