Press Releases

September 22, 2016

Manchin and Capito Congratulate WVU on NIH Funding for Children's Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) applauded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1.8 million award to West Virginia University (WVU) to participate in the creation of a nationwide Pediatric Clinical Trials Network to support research efforts regarding children's health. This funding is awarded through a seven-year initiative known as the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program. The purpose of the ECHO program … Continue Reading


September 22, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce $800,000 for Coalfield Development Corporation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $800,000 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families to support the development and improvement of the Coalfield Development Corporation's factory in Wayne, West Virginia. This funding will help expand community job training programs and social services for West Virginians who have experienced layoffs in the coal mining … Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Support Transitional Housing in Wheeling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)announced that the YWCA of Wheeling will receive $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women for the Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program. The Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program aims to provide needed aid to individuals who are homeless or in need of housing assistance and are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence … Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Manchin Commends Finance Committee Passage of Miners Protection Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today commended the Senate Finance Committee on passage of the Miners Protection Act, legislation that would ensure that the federal government and coal operators honor their obligation of lifetime pensions and health benefits to retired miners and their families who are facing uncertainty as a result of the financial crisis and corporate bankruptcies. In June, after months of negotiations and urging, the Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin … Continue Reading


September 19, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $3 Million for West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that a total of $3,358,366 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has been awarded to 28 West Virginia health centers. "I'm happy to see this funding head to health centers across West Virginia. Every West Virginia community deserves quality healthcare facilities and this funding will support the health centers … Continue Reading


September 19, 2016

Manchin Applauds Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Administration's new efforts to combat the prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic as part of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. "Today, we have taken another step toward ending this crisis and I applaud these new programs that will help us curb the prescription drug abuse epidemic," Senator Manchin said. "In July, Congress passed bipartisan, bicameral comprehensive opioid legislation but we must … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce More than $1 Million for Flood Recovery Efforts in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,060,209 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. This $1 million grant will be used by the Nicholas County School District for emergency protective measures for several facilities damaged as a result of the historic flooding in West Virginia on June 23, 2016. … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce FEMA Firefighter Grants

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $1,095,694 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire safety in Bruceton Mills, Lewisburg, Morgantown, Princeton, Weston and Winfield. The grants awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grant Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program will help local fire departments purchase equipment and recruit personnel. "Our … Continue Reading


September 15, 2016

Manchin and Capito Secure Passage of Coal Ash Recycling Legislation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) secured the inclusion of the Coal Combustion Residuals Regulatory Improvement Act in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2016, which passed today by a vote of 95 to 3. This bipartisan measure will create a states-first approach to regulating coal ash that provides both certainty for the safe and efficient recycling of coal ash and an enforceable state permit program for the disposal of coal ash. This … Continue Reading


September 15, 2016

Manchin Secures Army Corps of Engineers Study for Kanawha River Bain

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured a provision in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2016, authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to study the hydrology of the Kanawha River Basin, including the Elk River Basin, the Greenbrier River Basin and the Cherry River Basin to reduce flood risks, enhance the ecosystem, support navigation, water supply, recreation and other water resource related purposes. The legislation passed the Senate today by a vote of 95 to 3. "I … Continue Reading


September 14, 2016

WV Delegation Urges President to Include West Virginia in Supplemental Appropriations Requests

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, sent a letter to President Obama to express their full support for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's new request to include West Virginia in any Presidential supplemental appropriations request that the Administration may submit to Congress. The delegation said in part: "In West Virginia, more than two months after the deadly June … Continue Reading


September 14, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Forensic Science Funding for West Virginia University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced two grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for forensic science research programs at West Virginia University. "As the only institution in the country to offer a bachelor's, master's, as well as a doctoral degrees in forensic science, West Virginia University continues to advance cutting edge forensic science research," Senator Manchin said. "These grants are wonderful news for WVU … Continue Reading


September 13, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Investments to Boost Economy and Create Jobs in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will provide $70,000 to the Region 4 Planning and Development Council and $70,000 to the Region 7 Planning and Development Commission. This funding will be used to establish an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region. The Region 4 Planning and … Continue Reading


September 13, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce USDA Water Infrastructure Investments in West Virginia

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making investments to improve water and waste infrastructure in Braxton, Fayette, Marion and Nicholas counties. Through the USDA Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program, this funding will provide assistance and financing to develop drinking water and waste disposal systems for communities with 10,000 or fewer … Continue Reading


September 12, 2016

Manchin Welcomes Secretary Moniz to West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in West Virginia to discuss the future of coal. Senator Manchin and Secretary Moniz participated in a panel discussion at the Innovation Forum at West Virginia University and toured the Longview Power Plant. "Coal is an abundant, affordable and reliable energy source. Right now, American ingenuity should be harnessed - not restrained - to advance clean coal technology in order to protect … Continue Reading


September 11, 2016

Manchin Statement on 15th Anniversary of September 11

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the fifteenth anniversary of September 11th. "Each and every one of us can remember exactly where we were when we first learned that our country was under attack fifteen years ago. It was a tragic day, not just in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, but in the hearts and minds of all Americans who shared in the collective grief of our nation. But as we grieved, the great strength and character of … Continue Reading


September 09, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce New Crime Prevention Funding for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced nine grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for communities and law enforcement organizations throughout West Virginia for crime prevention and criminal justice efforts. "Every day law enforcement officers across West Virginia put their lives in harm's way to protect our communities. Ensuring they have the necessary resources to do their jobs well is one of my highest … Continue Reading


September 07, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce New Funding to Combat Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services will receive $147,891, and the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence will receive $91,641 respectively from the Grants to State Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program. This funding will help provide technical assistance and support infrastructure to assist victims of domestic violence and … Continue Reading


September 07, 2016

Manchin Praises Opening of Ramaco Coal Mine in West Virginia

Plant will create good-paying coal mining jobs and up to 1,000 construction jobs Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the announcement of the opening of a new Ramaco mine in West Virginia that will create good-paying coal mining jobs and up to 1,000 construction jobs in southern West Virginia. "This investment is good news for our state and our miners in West Virginia who have faced hardship in recent years. I spoke to the CEO of Ramaco today to thank him for … Continue Reading


September 06, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $800,000 for Volunteer Fire Departments in Southern West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced two Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) awards totaling $871,907 for volunteer fire departments in Cabell and Wayne counties. These funds will be used to purchase new equipment, including a power lift for the Prichard Volunteer Fire Department and a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for the Barboursville Volunteer Fire Department. "In West Virginia, our dedicated firefighters and … Continue Reading

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