Press Releases

February 01, 2024

Manchin Secures Commitment From Epa To Fix Clean School Bus Program For Mineral, Monongalia And Harrison Counties

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rescission of award funding for three West Virginia counties to purchase zero or low-emission school buses. The EPA originally announced $18,560,000 through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Clean School Bus Program for Cabell, Clay, Calhoun, Kanawha, Mineral, Monongalia, Harrison, Grant and Lewis Counties. However, EPA rescinded the award funding for … Continue Reading


February 01, 2024

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON USPS INITIAL FINDINGS FOR CHARLESTON POSTAL FACILITY

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, released the following statement on the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) initial findings for the Charleston Processing and Distribution Center’s (P&DC) Mail Processing Facility Review. “While I’m encouraged to see the USPS plans to invest more federal resources in the Charleston postal facility, I have spoken with the America Postal … Continue Reading


February 01, 2024

Icymi: Manchin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award For Efforts To Combat The Drug Epidemic

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Community-Based Advocacy-Focused Data-Driven Coalition-Building Association (CADCA)’s 34th Annual National Leadership Forum. CADCA is the leading substance misuse prevention organization, representing over 5,000 community-based coalitions across the United States and territories and more than 30 countries around the world who work to create safe, healthy, and drug-free communities. “I am … Continue Reading


February 01, 2024

Manchin, Budd Introduce Sound Science For Farmers Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Sound Science for Farmers Act. This legislation would improve accountability and scientific quality standards for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assessments, risk evaluations, and regulatory actions for chemicals that impact America’s farmers and producers. “I’m proud to join Senator Budd in introducing the Sound Science for Farmers Act, which would ensure that EPA cannot impose overarching … Continue Reading


February 01, 2024

Manchin Saves Groundhog Day in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after speaking with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday on the importance of saving the long tradition of French Creek Freddie’s Groundhog Day in West Virginia. “After speaking with USDA Secretary Vilsack yesterday, I have been assured that French Creek Freddie will have the opportunity to look for his shadow tomorrow morning. Secretary Vilsack and I have remained friends … Continue Reading


January 31, 2024

Manchin Issues Updated Personal Statement

Washington, DC— Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission Gayle Manchin’s discharge from UAB Hospital after a car accident in Birmingham, Alabama. “My wife Gayle has been discharged from UAB Hospital and is being taken care of by family members in West Virginia. We want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support. Our prayers are with Guy Land as he continues to receive excellent care at UAB … Continue Reading


January 31, 2024

Manchin Announces Major Disaster Declaration Granted For West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that West Virginia has been granted a Major Disaster Declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that occurred August 28 -30, 2023. In November, Senator Manchin led the West Virginia Delegation in urging President Biden and FEMA to consider the state’s appeal for a Major Disaster Declaration. “It is vital that our West Virginians receive … Continue Reading


January 31, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.7 Million For Four Research Projects At West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,759,760 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for four research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). +The funding will support research into sustainability, electronic fields, livestock management, and the Supreme Court’s decision-making process. “West Virginia University continues to make our state proud with innovative research projects. I’m pleased the National … Continue Reading


January 31, 2024

Manchin Issues Personal Statement

Washington, DC— Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission Gayle Manchin’s discharge from UAB Hospital after a car accident in Birmingham, Alabama. “My wife Gayle has been discharged from UAB Hospital and is being taken care of by family members in West Virginia. We want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support. Our prayers are with Guy Land as he continues to receive excellent care at UAB … Continue Reading


January 30, 2024

Manchin Issues Personal Statement

Washington, DC— Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission Gayle Manchin’s health after a car accident in Birmingham, Alabama. “On Monday, my wife Gayle and her colleague Guy Land were involved in a car accident on the way from the airport to the hotel in Birmingham, Alabama for an Appalachian Regional Commission event that was planned for today. Both were admitted to UAB Hospital and are receiving excellent … Continue Reading


January 29, 2024

Manchin Announces $7.15 Million in Grants for West Virginia University Research Corporation, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Charleston, WV - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that West Virginia University Research Corporation and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, located in Morgantown, will receive grants through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office to research and develop tools that improve the energy efficiency of both industrial heating, as well as ammonia and ethylene … Continue Reading


January 26, 2024

Manchin Announces $5.2 Million For Four West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,222,863 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for four West Virginia health centers. These investments will strengthen health services in Berkeley, Fayette, and Upshur Counties. “I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $5.2 million to help improve the health and well-being of West Virginians across the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin. “Our health … Continue Reading


January 26, 2024

Manchin: We Will Get to the Facts on Administration’s LNG Pause

Charleston, WV - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement in response to the Administration pausing new export permits for liquefied natural gas (LNG) sent to non-free trade agreement countries.  “Unfortunately, the announcement today reminds me of the ill-advised and unlawful pause on oil and gas leasing this Administration attempted to put in place in the name of climate. If the Administration has the … Continue Reading


January 25, 2024

Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, Record Number of West Virginians Enrolled in Health Insurance Marketplaces

Washington, DC - This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace enrollments hit a record 21.3 million this year, in large part due to the extension of the Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC) in Senator Manchin’s Inflation Reduction Act. West Virginia saw the single largest enrollment change of any state from the 2023 open season to the 2024 open season - an 80.2% increase. Prior to the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, … Continue Reading


January 25, 2024

Senate Committee Advances Manchin, Graham Legislation Supporting Ukraine Against Putin’s War

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) applauded the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s (SFRC) passage of their bipartisan Transferring Illicit Assets to Ukraine Act. The bipartisan legislation expands the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) authority to transfer to Ukraine the proceeds of Russian assets forfeited due to sanctions or export control violations. This authority will provide essential resources to the Ukrainian people as they defend their … Continue Reading


January 25, 2024

Manchin Announces $972k For Two Research Projects At West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $972,973 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support creating a web portal for artificial intelligence (AI)-based development of cancer drugs as well as research on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) design. “The National Science Foundation continues to be an important partner for the Mountain State … Continue Reading


January 24, 2024

Manchin Announces $700k For Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The funding will support a behavioral health workforce initiative and is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2023 funding bill. “I’m … Continue Reading


January 23, 2024

Manchin Announces $765k For Five Rural Development Projects In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $765,270 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for five projects across West Virginia. The funding will provide technical assistance to water utilities in Monongalia County, help construct a new senior center in Mineral County, purchase a sewer truck for the City of Belington and upgrade solar power infrastructure in Marion and Grant … Continue Reading


January 23, 2024

Manchin Announces $6.8 Million For Five Flood Relief Initiatives In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $6,894,616 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the state of West Virginia. The funding will support five projects to repair severe storm and flood damages. “I’m pleased that DOT is investing more than $6.8 million into these five critical projects to repair damages caused by floods across the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin. “We must ensure our West Virginia … Continue Reading


January 23, 2024

Manchin: 30C Guidance Continues Spending Spree for Electric Vehicles, Leaves Rural America Behind

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the below statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s proposed guidance for the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) 30C Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit. “The Administration just will not stop ignoring the law in pursuit of its radical climate agenda — no matter the cost. This proposed guidance completely spits in the face of … Continue Reading

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