Press Releases

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


September 02, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Support Drug-Free Efforts across West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has awarded funding to communities throughout West Virginia through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This funding will be used to enhance community efforts to combat the drug epidemic in the state by employing environmental strategies and broad initiatives that address each DFC-funded community's specific needs. The … Continue Reading


September 02, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Protect Children Affected by Abuse in Mercer County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that Child Protect of Mercer County, Inc. will receive a $500,000 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program (Rural Program) grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women. The grant will help support the Mending Mercer County Project, which aims to protect and provide guidance to children and families affected by … Continue Reading


September 01, 2016

Manchin, Capito Applaud Crucial Funding for West Virginia to Combat Opioid Abuse

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) applauded $53 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) that will support six programs in 44 states administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). "This funding will help reduce opioid overdose-related deaths, raise awareness of the dangers of drug abuse, track nonfatal opioid-involved overdoses … Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $625K to Assist Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that three West Virginia housing facilities will receive a total of $626,200 from the Department of Veterans Affairs for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The grants will help end homelessness among the veteran population in West Virginia by providing financial assistance to help homeless veterans find housing and seek additional services offered by the … Continue Reading


August 29, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Prevent and Control Crime in Five West Virginia Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced a total of $140,878 in funding for communities throughout West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG). The Byrne JAG Program allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their state's specific needs. Grant funds can be used for state and … Continue Reading


August 26, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce FEMA Firefighter Grants in Mason, Ranson and Weirton

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced $1,390,235 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire safety in Mason, Ranson and Weirton. The grants awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program will help the fire departments purchase equipment and recruit personnel. "Our brave firefighters and ‎first responders put … Continue Reading


August 25, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $250K for WVSU Coal Research Program

Funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) will support research to investigate methods of using photosynthetic organisms for energy processes that will use less water and reduce the need for wastewater remediation. Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced nearly $249,999 will be awarded to West Virginia State University (WVSU) from the Department of Energy (DOE) to address scientific and technical issues that are key to ensuring the … Continue Reading


August 25, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Opioid Overdose Surveillance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will receive $318,194 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control for enhanced state surveillance of opioid-involved overdoses. "Prescription drug abuse has taken a particularly devastating toll on communities throughout West Virginia and I have made stopping … Continue Reading


August 24, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Department of Justice Grants to Help Solve and Prevent Crimes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced two federal crime-fighting grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services will receive $71,530 from the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant Program. The City of Parkersburg will receive $39,975 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (Byrne JAG). These grants will enable state and local law … Continue Reading


August 24, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce $16 Million in Economic Development Grants

EDA and ARC funding will support programs throughout West Virginia and in hard-hit coal communities WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced several grants through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and Appalachian Regional Commission totaling $16,492,174. This funding aims to grow West Virginia's economy and will support a variety of projects and programs in Boone, Cabell, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mercer, … Continue Reading

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