Press Releases

December 13, 2022

Manchin: There Has Never Been a More Critical Time for Congress to Protect American Energy Security and Reclaim Energy Independence

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement urging his Senate colleagues to support the inclusion of bipartisan, comprehensive permitting reform as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).“There has never been a more critical time in our nation’s history for Congress to act to protect American energy security and reclaim energy independence. … Continue Reading


December 13, 2022

Manchin, Cornyn, Cuellar, Gonzales Urge Biden to Extend Title 42 Order

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX) urged President Joe Biden to extend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Title 42 order beyond the December 21st deadline.The Members said in part, “We have a crisis at our southern border. Never before in our nation’s history have we experienced this scope and scale of illegal border crossings, and we remain concerned that … Continue Reading


December 13, 2022

Manchin Announces $167K for Generation West Virginia's NewForce Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Generation West Virginia will receive $167,000 to strengthen its NewForce program. NewForce is a technology skills training course that prepares underemployed West Virginians with no prior coding experience for their first career in the technology industry and connects them with good-paying, long-term software development jobs. The award is made possible by a Congressionally … Continue Reading


December 13, 2022

Manchin Calls on Treasury Secretary Yellen to Ensure Inflation Reduction Act Vehicle Tax Credits Strengthen Domestic Manufacturing and Economic Security

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen calling on Secretary Yellen to release guidance that ensures Section 45W Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits (45W) — included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) — are intended only for commercial use. Chairman Manchin said in part, “Unfortunately, I have heard that some automakers and foreign … Continue Reading


December 13, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce CDS Award to Renovate Thomas Health’s St. Francis Campus to Strengthen Addiction Healing Center

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Thomas Health Systems will receive $1,200,000 to renovate the Medical Office Building South on the campus of St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, West Virginia. The project will enhance and expand the ability of St. Francis Hospital’s medical providers and behavioral health therapists affiliated with the hospital's Addiction Healing … Continue Reading


December 12, 2022

Manchin, Capito, West Virginia Broadband Office Host Broadband Map Informational Session

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and the West Virginia Broadband Office hosted an informational session for West Virginia community leaders on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new broadband coverage maps, how to check coverage and if it’s incorrect, challenge the maps. The FCC has encouraged all interested parties, including states, communities, and West Virginians, to submit challenges by January … Continue Reading


December 12, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Storm Disaster Relief in Four West Virginia Counties

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $614,437 in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) for WorkForce West Virginia to assist with recovery efforts as a result of severe winter storms and flooding in February and March of 2021. The funding will provide continued disaster relief employment for eligible individuals to assist with cleanup and recovery activities … Continue Reading


December 12, 2022

Manchin Applauds Competitive Power Ventures Selection of Doddridge County

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Competitive Power Ventures’ (CPV) selection of Doddridge County for their $3 billion natural gas power plant. Last week, Doddridge County Commission and the Doddridge County Board of Education also approved a payment in lieu of taxes agreement with CPV for the power plant. “In September, CPV announced a $3 billion investment to build a natural gas power plant that will use carbon capture and storage right here in West … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Manchin, Barrasso, Cardin, Capito, Booker, Cramer, Coons, Risch and Murkowski Urge U.S. International Development Finance Corporation to Eliminate Prohibition on Supporting Civil Nuclear Energy Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, ENR Committee Ranking Member John Barrasso, Ben Cardin (D-MD), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jim Risch (R-ID) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sent a letter to Scott Nathan, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), urging DFC to begin financing nuclear energy … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect West Virginia Small Businesses from Proposed Joint Employer Rule

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin led six bipartisan Senators in urging National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman Lauren M. McFerran to reconsider the joint employer rule recently proposed by the NLRB. The proposed rule would have significant impacts on American and West Virginian workers and small businesses, many of whom are continuing to recover from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as put the franchise model at risk. “We write to raise concerns regarding … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.4 Million to Support Two Health Centers, Improve Maternal, Child Health in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,435,067 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to strengthen healthcare services in West Virginia. The funding will support job training and technical assistance at the Monongahela Valley Association of Health Centers and the Tug River Health Association, as well as … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $195K for Wheeling Housing Authority Resident Opportunity Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $195,657 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) Program for the Wheeling Housing Authority in West Virginia. The funding will help provide job training opportunities and adult education classes for eligible residents of Ohio County, as well as … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities in Water Resources Development Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced several West Virginia priorities that he fought for were included in the Senate’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022. The text was released on Tuesday evening by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Senator Manchin applauds the Committee’s strong bipartisan work. The critical legislation authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct flood control, navigation and … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Manchin Releases Permitting Text and Urges Colleagues to Support MVP and Permitting Amendment to NDAA

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the full text of the Building American Energy Security Act of 2022. He also urged his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support amending the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to include this comprehensive, bipartisan permitting reform and complete the critical Mountain Valley Pipeline. “Failing to pass the bipartisan, comprehensive energy … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Manchin: American Energy Security Has Never Been More Threatened

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on bipartisan, comprehensive permitting reform for energy and minerals projects being excluded from the National Defense Authorization Act.“Our energy infrastructure is under attack and America’s energy security has never been more threatened. Failing to pass bipartisan energy permitting reform that both Republicans and Democrats have called … Continue Reading


December 02, 2022

Manchin Announces $18.7 Million to Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $18,732,882 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The funding was made possible in part by the American Rescue Plan and will help West Virginia strengthen its critical public health infrastructure by supporting the recruitment, … Continue Reading


December 01, 2022

Manchin Votes to Prevent Rail Strike and Codify Collective Bargaining Agreement

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to codify the collective bargaining agreement reached between rail unions and rail operators.“Today I voted to codify the negotiated collective bargaining agreement and prevent any type of rail strike. A strike of that magnitude would have a painful impact on our economy and that is an unacceptable scenario as inflation continues to squeeze West Virginians and Americans heading into the holiday season. Our rail workers provide … Continue Reading


November 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $9.8 Million for Three West Virginia Rural Development Projects

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $9,843,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants program for three projects in West Virginia. The funding will support completing numerous sewer system improvements throughout Mason County, expanding water access and upgrading equipment in unserved areas of the Adrian Public … Continue Reading


November 30, 2022

Manchin Reintroduces Bill to Give West Virginians a Clean Start to Rejoin Workforce

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Clean Start Act, which would allow individuals with a felony or misdemeanor conviction for a past non-violent crime committed as a result of substance use disorder to have their records sealed after undergoing comprehensive treatment and demonstrating a commitment to their recovery.“The drug epidemic continues to ravage West Virginia, and many West Virginians have criminal records related to this epidemic. Even for … Continue Reading


November 29, 2022

West Virginia Delegation Applauds Disaster Declaration Approval for Severe Storms in McDowell, Fayette Counties

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3) applauded President Joe Biden’s approval of a federal disaster declaration for the state of West Virginia to help communities recover from the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred on July 12th and 13th, 2022 in McDowell County and on August 14th and 15th, 2022 in Fayette County. The … Continue Reading

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