Press Releases

June 16, 2022

Senate Passes Manchin Backed Bill To Provide Healthcare and Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), voted for the bipartisan Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 to provide Veterans exposed to burn pits during their military service with the healthcare and benefits they deserve. The legislation passed 84-14.“Many of our brave Veterans in West Virginia and across America who were exposed … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Manchin Announces Another $5 Million from American Rescue Plan to Expand Broadband Access for West Virginia Students

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced an additional $5,012,488 from the American Rescue Plan for the Harrison County School District and the Community Action of Southeastern West Virginia Head Start Program as part of the latest rounds of the Emergency Connectivity Fund. This funding is distributed through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help schools, libraries and educational organizations purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce All-American Flag Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan All-American Flag Act, which would require the federal government to exclusively purchase flags that are entirely produced and manufactured in the United States. Bipartisan companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Shontel Brown (D-OH), Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Adam Kinzinger … Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

Manchin, Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost U.S. Critical Minerals Supply, Protect National Security

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), introduced the bipartisan Homeland Acceleration of Recovering Deposits and Renewing Onshore Critical Keystones (HARD ROCK) Act to boost the United States’ supply of critical minerals. The legislation would bolster the National Defense Stockpile (NDS) to ensure access to the strategic and critical materials needed to meet modern national security demands and urge … Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $28.8 Million for Eight West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $28,896,352 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for eight Head Start and Early Head Start programs in West Virginia. “Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background or where they live in our great state. Head Start and Early Head Start provide children with the skills and … Continue Reading


June 12, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Announce Gun Safety Agreement

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chris Murphy (D-CN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CN), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Cory Booker (D- NJ), Richard Burr (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE.), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Angus King (I-ME), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) released the following … Continue Reading


June 10, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Increase Access to Healthy Food Resources

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $713,879 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI). This funding will be used to help develop food systems that support the health and economic vibrancy of five communities across West Virginia. “Every West Virginian should have access to quality, affordable food and a roof over their head … Continue Reading


June 09, 2022

Manchin Announces $468K To Combat Food Insecurity in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $468,829 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) funding was made possible through the American Rescue Plan to provide emergency food assistance and bolster local food distribution infrastructure in rural and underserved communities across … Continue Reading


June 08, 2022

West Virginia Delegation Calls on Administration to Approve Disaster Declaration for Severe Flooding Damage in Southwestern West Virginia

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) urged President Joe Biden to approve West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s request for a federal disaster declaration after heavy rain storms on May 6, 2022 caused severe flooding in Cabell and Wayne counties. The federal disaster declaration would allow West Virginia to access federal disaster aid for the … Continue Reading


June 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.7 Million for COVID-19 Relief Reimbursement

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,730,475 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be used to reimburse diagnostic COVID-19 tests … Continue Reading


June 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $750K for NASA Research at West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $750,000 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) for research at West Virginia University’s Physics and Astronomy Department. The funding will support a research project entitled “Surface States and Doping in Aluminum Prototypes for NASA Detector … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin Questions U.S. Secretary Of Education on Improving School Safety, Addressing Teacher Sexual Misconduct

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on improving school safety to protect students against gun violence and enforcing Section 8546 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires states receiving certain federal funding to enact policies that prevent teachers with a history of abusing students to transfer schools without facing any consequences. … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin Joins President Biden For Signing of his Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen VA Oversight

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined President Joe Biden for the signing of his bipartisan Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2021, which will provide the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) the authority to conduct thorough investigations. President Biden also signed six other bills on various Veteran priorities.“Our Veterans have made great sacrifices to protect our nation, and it is our duty to take care of them. That starts with ensuring … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin Announces $136.3 Million Approved to Expand Broadband Access Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $136.3 million from the American Rescue Plan Capital Projects Fund has been approved to expand reliable, high-speed broadband access across West Virginia. These funds will be matched with $90 million from West Virginia’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and an additional $10 million from the state’s revenue. “Reliable, affordable broadband access is absolutely critical for West Virginians and Americans to do their … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin and Capito's Bipartisan Legislation Will Address Water Pollution from Acid Mine Drainage

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, cosponsored the Safeguarding Treatment for the Restoration of Ecosystems from Abandoned Mines (STREAM) Act introduced by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mike Braun (R-IN). This bipartisan legislation would allow states to set aside a portion of the abandoned mine … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin Votes for Bill to Provide Healthcare and Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), voted for the bipartisan Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 to provide Veterans exposed to burn pits during their military service with the healthcare and benefits they deserve.“It’s our duty to take care of the brave men and women who selflessly fought to defend our nation, often in terrible … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.3 Million for West Virginia Water Infrastructure

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,370,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development’s Water and Wastewater Disposal Grant and Loan Program for upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure in West Virginia. The funding will support expanding and improving the sewer collection system in Milton and increasing water distribution in Tyler County for … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito and McKinley Praise Deferred Maintenance Investments for West Virginia Public Lands

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced West Virginia will receive funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for seven projects to address deferred maintenance in the Monongahela National Forest, improve infrastructure, increase user access and support rural economies. This funding was made available through … Continue Reading


June 06, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $14 Million to Rehabilitate Airports, Improve Rail Infrastructure

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $14,357,829 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support 10 projects in West Virginia. Specifically, this funding will be used to support rehabilitation and maintenance projects at nine West Virginia airports, and make safety improvements along a railroad corridor from Grafton to Buckhannon. “Many industries in West Virginia … Continue Reading


June 04, 2022

Manchin Statement on the Death of Nicholas County Deputy Tom Baker

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Tom Baker, a Nicholas County Deputy. “Gayle and I are absolutely heartbroken to hear of the death of Nicholas County Deputy Tom Baker. I know our entire state feels this loss, and we are praying for the Nicholas County community and for the recovery of the second Deputy in critical condition. Our first responders, those who are selflessly willing to put themselves in harm’s way to … Continue Reading

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