Press Releases

March 31, 2022

Manchin: The United States Must Lead A North American Energy Alliance To Meet the Free World's Energy and Mineral Demands

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing domestic critical mineral mining, processing, refining and reprocessing. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, raised concerns about the free world’s reliance on adversarial nations like Russia and China for their energy and critical minerals supply chains. The Chairman also highlighted the importance of collaborating with … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Manchin Statements On Administration Plans To Respond To Rising Energy Costs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statements following President Biden’s announcements about how the Administration plans to respond to rising energy costs across the country.In response to the President’s intent to issue a directive authorizing the use of the Defense Production Act to secure American production of critical minerals, Chairman Manchin said:"I am pleased that … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Manchin Opposes David Weil for Wage and Hour Administrator

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote against the nomination of David Weil to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor.“West Virginia small businesses are the heart of our economy and our communities. Mr. Weil’s track record and previous statements are problematic for many West Virginia employees and business owners. Ultimately, I could not support Mr. Weil because I do not … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce USACE Funding for West Virginia Water Resources

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, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced funding for water resources projects and programs in West Virginia through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This funding is made possible through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).“Every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink, fresh air … Continue Reading


March 30, 2022

Manchin Questions VA Secretary on Legislation to Provide Healthcare For Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), questioned U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough during a SVAC hearing. Senator Manchin questioned Secretary McDonough on the potential impact of the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021 (PACT Act) on Veterans and VA operations.“I've always said that the military and Veterans are what holds our country together. It … Continue Reading


March 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito and McKinley Announce More Than $28 Million To Make Homes More Energy Efficient, Lower Utility Costs for West Virginia Families

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 that West Virginia is eligible for $28,882,509 in new funding through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program. This historic level of funding was made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and will help reduce household energy … Continue Reading


March 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Introduce Resolution Celebrating Glenville State Women's Basketball National Championship Win

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (WV-01) will introduce a resolution celebrating the Glenville State University Lady Pioneers Women’s Basketball Team winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Women’s Basketball Championship. Representative McKinley introduced the companion legislation in the House of Representatives. “I am thrilled to congratulate the Glenville State Lady … Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

Manchin Calls For Extension of Title 42 Policy Due To Rising COVID-19 Cases Across the Globe

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky to extend the Title 42 policy due to rising COVID-19 cases across the globe and record migrant encounters. Senator Manchin said in part, “In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, encounters with migrants reached an all-time high of 1.7 million people. That is four times higher than the 400,000 encounters reported the previous year, and we are on pace to set … Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

Manchin Attends International Energy Agency 2022 Ministerial Meeting

Washington, DC - Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, traveled to Paris, France, to participate in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2022 Ministerial Meeting, an energy conference made up of industry leaders and representatives from across the globe.During the conference, Chairman Manchin highlighted the need for strategic partnerships with our friends and allies around the globe to strengthen our collective … Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

Manchin, Capito Lead 68 Bipartisan Senators In Urging Reversal Of UNHRC Commission On The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led 68 bipartisan Senators in urging U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to prioritize reversing the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) permanent Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With the rejoining of the United States to the UNHRC earlier this year, the bipartisan Senators encouraged Secretary Blinken and the … Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

Manchin Announces New Department of Energy Assistance Program In Mingo and Logan Counties

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected Mingo and Logan Counties as part of the Communities Local Energy Action Program (Communities LEAP). This first-of-its-kind initiative was designed to help traditional energy-producing communities create community-wide action plans that reduce local air pollution, increase energy resilience, lower utility costs and … Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $8.9 Million for COVID-19 Relief Reimbursement to West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $8,929,787 for West Virginia University (WVU) and WVU Medicine’s City Hospital. This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be used to reimburse emergency protective … Continue Reading


March 25, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce ARC Broadband Grant

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, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Regional Optical Communications (ROC) in Princeton, West Virginia, will receive a $300,000 grant through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the West Virginia Multi-Region Broadband Projects (Mbps) Accelerator Project. In addition to ARC funds, the … Continue Reading


March 25, 2022

Manchin Intends to Support Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his intent to support Supreme Court of the United States Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.“Senators have a constitutional obligation to advise and consent on a nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy and this is a responsibility I take very seriously. Just as I have with previous Supreme Court nominees, I met with Judge Jackson and evaluated her qualifications to be a Supreme Court Justice. After … Continue Reading


March 25, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce WVDEP Safe Drinking Water Grant

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, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will receive $119,000 through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s State Underground Water Source Protection program. “Every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to … Continue Reading


March 25, 2022

Manchin Statement on FERC's Natural Gas Pipeline Policy Course-Correction

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reconsidered the policy statements on natural gas infrastructure projects it issued in February.“Today’s unanimous vote during FERC’s open meeting was a course-correction from their previous partisanship and I appreciate their willingness to address the significant concerns raised by … Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Manchin Opens Web Page For Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, opened his webpage for Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests, also known as earmarks. This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee will once again allow communities and non-profits the opportunity to request targeted funding through Congressionally Directed Spending in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations process.The webpage can be accessed by visiting … Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce USDA Rural Development Loans, Grants

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $749,250 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Awards program. “Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities creates good-paying jobs and spurs economic growth in the region and across the state. I am pleased USDA is investing in Randolph and Wood counties to improve their water … Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Manchin Cosponsors EQUAL Act To Fix Sentencing Disparity For Crack And Powder Cocaine

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) cosponsored the bipartisan EQUAL Act which would eliminate the crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and ensure those who are currently serving time under the previous law can receive a re-sentencing under the new law. The EQUAL Act was passed 361-66 by the U.S. House of Representatives.“For far too long there has been a disparity in crack and powder cocaine, disproportionately impacting the lives of many of our fellow … Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Manchin, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Grow The American Mining Workforce

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, introduced the Mining Schools Act of 2022. This bipartisan legislation will increase and improve opportunities for university and college mining and geological programs to prepare students to meet America’s future energy needs. “A strong and skilled mining workforce is critical to reducing our reliance … Continue Reading

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