Press Releases

October 06, 2016

Manchin Applauds DEA Decision to Lower Opioid Quotas

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) along with Senators Amy Klobuchar, Dick Durbin (I-IL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Edward Markey (D-MA) and Angus King (I-ME) today commended the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) decision to lower opioid quotas. Earlier this year, Manchin and the other Senators sent a letter urging DEA Acting Administrator Rosenberg to use the agency's quota-setting authority to limit the quantity of opioid pills on the market. The DEA announced this week … Continue Reading


October 05, 2016

Manchin and Capito Applaud New Mine Rescue and Emergency Preparedness Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) welcomed a $171,805 award for West Virginia University (WVU) from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. The funding will support mine rescue and mine emergency preparedness efforts. WVU is one of six organizations receiving funding through the Brookwood-Sago Grant Program, which promotes mine safety, while honoring the West Virginia miners lost in the 2006 Sago Mine … Continue Reading


October 05, 2016

Manchin Participates in Environment and Public Works Subcommittee Field Hearing in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) made a statement at the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee's Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee in Logan. He focused on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) harmful regulations and how they've affected West Virginia's economy. Senator Manchin also stressed the importance of passing the Miner's Protection Act as soon as possible in order to secure health care and retirement security for thousands of West … Continue Reading


October 04, 2016

Manchin Announces Funding to Improve Transportation Safety in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $317,804 from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Hazardous Materials Emergency Grant Program (HMEP). This funding will go towards developing or revising emergency plans and training activities to account for bulk transportation of energy products by rail and over the road; Conducting commodity flow studies to determine the frequency and quantity of hazardous … Continue Reading


October 04, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that several local governments in West Virginia will receive grants totaling $418,473 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The State Side of the LWCF provides matching grants to states and local governments for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. "As a lifelong, avid sportsman, I'm thrilled that more than $400,000 in funding … Continue Reading


October 03, 2016

Manchin Announces FCC Chairman Wheeler Visit To West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler will travel to West Virginia on October 11. "I am pleased that Chairman Wheeler has accepted my invitation to come see firsthand the real communication challenges facing West Virginia and our neighbors across rural America," said Senator Manchin. "I am pleased that Chairman Wheeler has answered my call to move forward with the second phase of the Mobility Fund, … Continue Reading


October 03, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Local Police Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced more than $560,000 in federal grants for West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. These grants will aid police departments in Cameron, Parkersburg, and Roane and Summers Counties. "Our law enforcement officers throughout West Virginia go above and beyond to protect our communities," Senator Manchin said. "These COPS … Continue Reading


October 03, 2016

Manchin Announces $300k For Disability Housing Program

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living will receive a $300,000 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living is an advocacy resource center for people with disabilities and the communities in which they live. "In West Virginia, we have a long standing tradition of neighbors helping … Continue Reading


October 03, 2016

Manchin Attends Seminar To Help West Virginia Businesses Get Online

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered remarks at a seminar in Wheeling, hosted by Google and the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation (DRWVF). The seminar is part of Google's Let's Put Our Cities on the Map program, which focuses on helping small businesses use online tools to expand their business. Let's Put Our Cities on the Map is a program that empowers communities to support their local businesses and encourage them to get online where the majority of people … Continue Reading


September 29, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million in FEMA Funding for Flood Recovery Efforts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,458,105 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. The $1.5 million grant will be used by the Nicholas County School District to replace damage contents in facilities destroyed or damaged as a result of the historic flooding in West Virginia on June … Continue Reading


September 29, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $200,000 for West Virginia State University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for programs at West Virginia State University to support outreach and technical assistance for veteran and minority farmers. "I am pleased to see this funding awarded to West Virginia State University to the agribusiness initiatives they have invested in the last several years," Senator Manchin said. "These programs improve the lives of … Continue Reading


September 28, 2016

Manchin Statement on the Passing of Shimon Peres

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on the passing of former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres. "Gayle and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the people of Israel on the passing of President Shimon Peres. As a man of peace and vision he brought stability, prosperity and hope to a region beset with conflict and violence. He was a model statesman and truly a mentor to the world. On behalf of all West Virginians we are sorry for … Continue Reading


September 28, 2016

Manchin Overrides President's Veto to Allow 9/11 Families To Sue Saudi Arabia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement after voting to override the President's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which would ensure that families of victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have the right to pursue justice in United States federal courts against alleged supporters. This legislation passed the House and the Senate unanimously earlier this year. "Families and survivors deserve a way to seek … Continue Reading


September 28, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Address Behavioral Health Disorders in West Virginia Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that the Health and Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $211,755 to West Virginia University. This grant has been awarded through the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) program, which helps fund clinical internships and field placements for various behavioral health … Continue Reading


September 28, 2016

Manchin Applauds Passage of Funding for West Virginia Flood Recovery in Budget Deal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement after voting in support of the continuing resolution that passed the Senate. "I applaud my colleagues for finally coming together in a bipartisan manner to pass this critical legislation that specifically supports two critical issues facing West Virginia right now - helping communities rebuild from natural disasters and providing additional funding to combat the opioid epidemic. The continuing resolution … Continue Reading


September 27, 2016

Manchin Votes for Funding for West Virginia Flood Recovery

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement after voting in support of the continuing resolution that failed to pass the Senate. "I'm disappointed in my colleagues for failing to pass this critical legislation that addresses two of the most dire issues facing West Virginians - helping communities rebuild from natural disasters and providing additional funding to combat the opioid epidemic. The funding bill that the Senate failed to pass today … Continue Reading


September 26, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce New Economic Development Grant Awards

33 West Virginia counties will benefit from $420,000 EDA investment WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will provide six grants totaling $420,000 to several regional planning and development councils in West Virginia. This funding will be used to establish an economic development planning framework, process and strategy that supports private capital investment and job … Continue Reading


September 23, 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 $1,470,231.24 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. This more than $1 million grant will be used by the Kanawha County Board of Education for Emergency Protective Measures to alleviate immediate threats to lives, public health and safety. … Continue Reading


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

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