Press Releases

August 17, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $2 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 $1,843,351 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. This $1.8 million grant will be used to remove debris and alleviate threats to lives, public health and safety in Greenbrier … Continue Reading


August 17, 2016

Manchin applauds crucial funding for HIDTA and Heroin Response Strategy Program in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for granting $17 million in additional funding for designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) to address the recent surge in prescription drug, fentanyl and heroin trafficking. There are 19 counties in West Virginia that are currently designated as HIDTAs: Berkeley, Boone, Brooke, Cabell, Hancock, Harrison, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mason, … Continue Reading


August 16, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Federal Crime-Fighting Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that four communities in West Virginia will receive federal crime-fighting grants from the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants Program (Byrne JAG). The grants totaling $204,183 will enable local law enforcement agencies to purchase needed resources and equipment. "Crime has a devastating impact on our families, our communities and our state, and … Continue Reading


August 15, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Marshall County Airport Authority

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that the Marshall County Airport Authority will receive $269,876 from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funds will be used to improve airport drainage, install perimeter fencing and support additional construction projects. "Investing in our airports is an important step to creating good jobs and building a solid foundation for our … Continue Reading


August 09, 2016

Manchin, Governor Tomblin Participate in Drug Abuse Roundtable with FDA Commissioner

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin participated in a drug abuse roundtable with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf in Charleston today. The Commissioner traveled to Charleston to better understand the devastating public health impact of opioid abuse in West Virginia and identify ways the FDA can better address this epidemic. "I have asked Dr. Califf to come to West Virginia on several occasions to see the impact the … Continue Reading


August 08, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $2 Million for Airports in Harrison, Greenbrier and Wood Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $1,754,768 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airports in West Virginia. The grants will support three airports in Harrison, Greenbrier and Wood counties, specifically funding updates to the existing airport master plans and to replace machinery and update security equipment. "As a pilot myself and as Co-Chairman of the General Aviation Caucus in the … Continue Reading


August 06, 2016

Manchin Applauds Groundbreaking for Homes for West Virginia in Greenbrier County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Homes for West Virginia today at "Hope Village" in White Sulphur Springs. At the groundbreaking, Mylan and MedExpress announced they will be providing $1 million and $500,000 respectively in seed money for Homes for West Virginia. This new program was launched by the nationally recognized disaster recovery nonprofit SBP and will partner with community leaders, West Virginia businesses and local … Continue Reading


August 05, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million for West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced today that the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, Hundred Volunteer Fire Department, Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department and Green Valley Fire Department will each receive funding to enhance fire prevention and safety operations through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). "Day after day the dedicated volunteers at our local fire departments help protect our local communities in West … Continue Reading


August 03, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $600K for West Virginia Airports

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the Buckhannon-Upshur Airport Authority, Eastern WV Regional Airport Authority and Morgantown Municipal-Walter L Bill Hart Field will receive a total of $580,245 from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. "Investing in our infrastructure is one of the best ways to create good jobs and build a strong foundation for future economic growth," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading


August 01, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2 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 $2,371,387 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. This $2 million grant will be used to remove debris and alleviate threats to lives, public health and safety in Greenbrier … Continue Reading


July 29, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3 Million for West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $3,220,319 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start programs in West Virginia. This funding will allow programs in Raleigh and Fayette counties to continue providing critical social services to West Virginia families and children. "Head Start's mission starts with family, and in West Virginia, we … Continue Reading


July 27, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for West Virginia Health Initiatives

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the West Primary Care Association Inc. and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services will receive more $2 million from the U.S. Department of the Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will go towards helping them continue delivering excellent healthcare to West Virginians. "I'm glad this important funding is headed to the West Virginia Primary Care Association and the … Continue Reading


July 26, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Economic Development Grant for Southern West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,782,000 in funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the construction and rehabilitation of the Coalfield Development Corporation's West Edge Factory in Wayne, West Virginia. This funding will help expand job training programs for West Virginians who have experienced layoffs in the coal mining industry and will gradually create approximately 320 jobs in Wayne, … Continue Reading


July 25, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Airports in Raleigh and Ohio Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced a total of $710,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support airports in Raleigh and Ohio counties. The funding awarded will support taxiway and runway improvement projects at these airports. "Investing in our airports is key to building a strong economy for the future of West Virginia," Senator Manchin said. "With these … Continue Reading


July 22, 2016

Manchin Requests Increased Federal Funding for Flood Recovery Efforts

Manchin personally called the White House Chief of Staff to underscore Governor Tomblin's request to FEMA that the federal government cover a higher percentage of the recovery costs, saving the state and local governments millions of dollars Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke with the President's Chief of Staff to support West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's request to FEMA for an increase in the federal government's disaster recovery cost share to 90 … Continue Reading


July 21, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million for West Virginia Healthcare and Education

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that $1,188,108 will be awarded to the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute, Inc., Roane County School District and Pocahontas County Board of Education. This funding will establish a new telemedicine network that will connect clinical specialists to rural hospitals in central and southern West Virginia and medical and educational experts to school districts in rural … Continue Reading


July 20, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Talent Search Program Grant for Marshall University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $544,320 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the Talent Search Program grant. This funding will provide academic and financial support for students and prospective students at Marshall University. The purpose of the TRIO Talent Search (TS) Program is to provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity and encouragement to complete high school and … Continue Reading


July 20, 2016

Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding Awarded to West Virginia Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $990,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for two West Virginia airports. Wheeling Ohio County Airport will receive $315,000 to update the airport master plan and layout plans for future development projects. Additionally, $675,000 has been awarded to the Morgantown Municipal-Walter L. Bill Hart Field … Continue Reading


July 19, 2016

Senator Manchin, Governor Tomblin Launch Uber Services in West Virginia

Ridesharing service initially available in Charleston and Morgantown CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today took the first Uber ride in West Virginia - from the Capitol Market to the State Capitol to announce the official launch of Uber services in the state. They were joined by Tom Hayes, Uber General Manager for West Virginia. "I am excited to welcome Uber to West Virginia," Senator Manchin said. "Uber is part of our rapidly changing economy and I'm … Continue Reading


July 14, 2016

Manchin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Hold Iran Accountable

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Marco Rubio (R-F.L.) today introduced the Countering Iranian Threats Act of 2016. The bipartisan bill expands sanctions for ballistic missile development, support for terrorism, and other illicit Iranian actions; sanctions transfers of conventional weapons to or from Iran; and extends the Iran Sanctions Act. "We need to send a strong message to Iran that Congress is monitoring their … Continue Reading

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