Press Releases

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


August 09, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Applauds Signing Of CHIPS And Science Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, applauded the signing into law of the CHIPS and Science Act. This bipartisan legislation protects our national and economic security against threats from foreign adversaries and makes significant investments in America’s world-leading scientific research and development. Many of the West Virginia priorities Chairman Manchin fought for were included in the legislation, … Continue Reading


August 07, 2022

Manchin's Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Energy And Healthcare Costs, Increase Domestic Energy Production And Pay Down National Debt

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the U.S. Senate passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. 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. The legislation will now move to the U.S. House of Representatives. Senator Manchin also secured a commitment from President Joe … Continue Reading


August 04, 2022

Manchin Votes To Overturn Burdensome Permitting Guidance

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to overturn the Administration’s recent burdensome National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting guidance. “For years I’ve worked to fix our broken permitting system and I know the Administration’s approach to permitting is dead wrong. Today’s vote to repeal these burdensome NEPA rules is a step in the right direction, but unfortunately this legislation is dead on arrival in the House of Representatives. That’s why I fought so … Continue Reading


August 04, 2022

Manchin Sets The Record Straight On Coal And Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton to clarify his misunderstanding about the impact the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will have on West Virginia’s coal industry.  Read the full letter below or here. Mr. Hamilton,  I took great interest in the letter that America’s State Coal Associations released yesterday relative to the Inflation Reduction Act, but I remain concerned that you may have been misled … Continue Reading


August 03, 2022

Manchin, Tuberville Solicit Stakeholder Feedback On Name, Image And Likeness Legislation

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) solicited input from stakeholders as they announce their intent to work on bipartisan legislation related to name, image and likeness (NIL). To build consensus around a potential solution, the Senators are soliciting input from a broad range of stakeholders, including university athletic directors, administrators, associations, and student-athlete groups prior to releasing NIL-related legislation. The … Continue Reading


August 03, 2022

Manchin Speaks on Bipartisan Electoral Count Reform Act Before Senate Rules Committee

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration on his bipartisan Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act which would reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887. A one-pager on the Electoral Count Reform Act is available here. Senator Manchin’s remarks as prepared: "Chairwoman Klobuchar, Ranking Member Blunt, and members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to … Continue Reading


August 03, 2022

Manchin Supports Finland and Sweden's Acceptance into NATO

Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to support Finland and Sweden’s acceptance into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the expedited ratification of accession protocols.“As Putin’s war in Ukraine endures, a strong NATO must be one of our highest priorities. This evening I voted for the acceptance of Finland and Sweden into NATO and I strongly support their critical inclusion. Finland and Sweden are both economic and regional military … Continue Reading


July 28, 2022

Senate Passes West Virginia Priorities in Water Resources Development Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 by an overwhelming vote of 92-2. Many of the West Virginia priorities Senator Manchin fought for were included in the legislation. It also authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct flood control, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects and creates a path forward for new hydropower development at existing dams in … Continue Reading


July 28, 2022

West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Coalition Engages Industry Leaders to Discuss Next Steps

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) convened a robust group of energy industry leaders for a morning of panel discussions and presentations. The events are part of the West Virginia Hydrogen Hub’s Industry Day and will help determine the next steps for establishing West Virginia as the new home of hydrogen energy production. “Today, I … Continue Reading


July 27, 2022

Manchin Supports Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he has reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to vote on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will address record inflation by paying down our national debt, lowering energy costs and lowering healthcare costs. “Over the last year, leaders in Washington have ignored repeated warnings about the severe threat of inflation and the consequences of unprecedented … Continue Reading


July 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.9 Million for Wyoming County from EDA

Washington, DC — 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, today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.9 million grant to the Wyoming County Economic Development Authority in Pineville, West Virginia. The funding will be used to construct three buildings needed to support manufacturing in … Continue Reading


July 26, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $350,142 for Runway Extension at Morgantown Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $350,142 in federal funding to support a runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. This funding was made available through the fifth round of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP). “I am pleased the FAA is investing in this runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport to improve … Continue Reading

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