Press Releases

June 02, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce NSF Funding for WVU

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $990,283 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support three projects at West Virginia University (WVU). Specifically, these projects will work to study transition metal catalysts in pharmaceutical development, research interactions between the serotonergic systems, and address tumor recurrence. “The National Science Foundation … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senate Colleagues Call for Full PILT Program Funding in Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined 30 bipartisan colleagues in urging U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Richard Shelby (R-AL), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to fully fund the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for fiscal year (FY) 2023. PILT provides payments to counties with non-taxable federal land within … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Increase Opportunities for West Virginia Farms

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced Universal Schedule and Booking LLC in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., will receive $125,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). This funding will be used to help develop a digital application that creates a direct-to-consumer virtual marketplace for agricultural products, helping bridge … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.6 Million for Two West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,618,923 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for two 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 provides children with the skills and foundation they need for a bright future, … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $21.5 Million for West Virginia Water Infrastructure, Building Renovations

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $21,590,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Program for six West Virginia localities. The funding will support upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure in Harrison, Mercer, Mingo, Taylor and Tyler counties and renovations to the historic Fort Henry building in Wheeling. “Every West Virginian deserves … Continue Reading


May 31, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Ripley Sewer Funding

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, today announced the City of Ripley will receive $1,500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to support Phase II of its sewer project. The project will provide reliable wastewater treatment to 309 businesses and 1,941 households, and allow for new sewer connections … Continue Reading


May 27, 2022

Manchin Statement on Memorial Day

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day.“On Memorial Day, Americans pay tribute to the brave men and women who served our nation and paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we hold dear. Their sacrifices prove that America is a nation worth fighting for and they are an inspiration to us all. As one of the states with the highest Veterans per capita, West Virginians know what it takes to protect our … Continue Reading


May 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce WVDEP Grants

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, today announced that West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will receive will receive $2,237,029 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Water Pollution Control State, Interstate, and Tribal program support and the Resource … Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Address an Orphaned Well in the Gauley River National Recreation Area

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced West Virginia will receive funding to plug, remediate and reclaim an orphaned well located within the Gauley River National Recreation Area. This project is funded through an initial $33 million from the Department of the Interior to address and clean up orphaned oil and gas wells on Federal lands across the country. This funding, … Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

Manchin, Braun Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Gaps in Opioid Approval Process

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the Ensuring the FDA Fully Examines Clinical Trial Impact and Vitalness before Endorsement (EFFECTIVE) Act which would allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deny a new drug application for an opioid analgesic drug on the basis of the drug not being clinically superior to other commercially available drugs. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf requested this additional authority to aid the FDA … Continue Reading


May 25, 2022

Manchin Urges Army Corps to Fund Flood Risk Reduction Project in Milton

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged Lieutenant General Scott A. Spellmon, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Major General William Graham, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations for USACE to dedicate risk reserve funds to the completion of the Lower Mud Flood Risk Reduction Project in Milton, West Virginia. USACE set aside funding in a risk reserve for situations like the Lower Mud … Continue Reading


May 25, 2022

Manchin Holds Second Tele-Town Hall with West Virginia Veterans

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a second tele-town hall for West Virginia Veterans to discuss the VA AIR Commission proposed changes to Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) and voice their concerns with the potential impacts for care and services for Veterans. Photos and video can be found here and here. Senator Manchin also reintroduced his bipartisan Elimination of the VA Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission Act yesterday, which would … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Urge Surface Transportation Board Chairman to Address Freight Delays, Surface Disruptions

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a group of 21 bipartisan Senators in urging U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Martin Oberman to address the delays and service disruptions currently affecting the U.S. freight rail network. The Senators emphasized the negative impacts of the disruptions on energy production, agricultural supply chains and transport and increased costs for manufactures and consumers.“We are very … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito, 80 Senators Voice Support for Sweden, Finland to Join NATO

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today joined a bipartisan group of 80 Senators in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to expedite the Executive Branch’s process to advance Sweden and Finland’s applications for NATO membership, and pledging to work with the administration to ensure swift ratification of the Washington Treaty.In the letter, led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), the Senators … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $1.6 Million to Establish Downtown Innovation Hub in Charleston

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 $1,590,154 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the University of Charleston to establish a Downtown Innovation Hub in Charleston, W.Va. This project will assist small businesses in creating economic opportunities, and is expected to help … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Rounds, Heinrich, Capito Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate the VA AIR Commission

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) reintroduced the Elimination of the VA Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission Act which would eliminate the commission that is tasked with finding VA facilities that should be consolidated or realigned. “Our Veterans have put their lives on the line to protect our nation and deserve easy access to the healthcare they have earned,” said Senator … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.4 Million for Nine West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,416,868 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support nine West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages.“The COVID-19 pandemic has … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.4 Million for Six West Virginia Upward Bound Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,467,970 from the U.S. Department of Education for Upward Bound Programs at six West Virginia colleges and universities. Upward Bound is one of eight Federal TRIO Programs managed by the Department of Education and provides funding to help students prepare for and complete their higher education degrees.“Upward Bound Programs support … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Congratulate the 2022 West Virginia Presidential Scholars

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) congratulated West Virginia students Alice Guo of Morgantown High School and Luke Watson of University High School who have been selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars. The Presidential Scholars Program honors graduating high school seniors for their academic achievement, accomplishments in the arts and technology, leadership and service to their communities. “The Presidential Scholars recognition … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Manchin Calls on Education Secretary to Announce Upward Bound Program Awards with Current Funding Set to Expire in 11 Days

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to announce the funding slate for Upward Bound, a Federal TRIO Program. Current funding for programs in West Virginia is set to end on May 31st. Senator Manchin received letters from 45 West Virginia students who will be impacted by any disruption in funding for Upward Bound programs.Senator Manchin said in part, “Federal TRIO programs provide many students across the nation … Continue Reading

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