Press Releases

November 01, 2022

Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Vote

Fairmont, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted early in Fairmont, West Virginia and encouraged West Virginians to vote in the upcoming 2022 elections. “The right to vote is fundamental to our American democracy. Today, I exercised my right to vote in the upcoming 2022 elections at the Marion County Courthouse in Fairmont. Voting is the best way to have your voice heard in national, state and local elections, and it’s critical to the health and stability of our democracy. As … Continue Reading


November 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Announce $140 Million to Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced West Virginia has received $140,751,000 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which all three members supported, to reclaim abandoned mine lands (AML). This critical funding will help ensure the health and safety of West Virginia’s coal communities and … Continue Reading


November 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.3 Million for Maternal, Child Healthcare Services in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,311,968 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The funding will be used to strengthen maternal and child healthcare services in West Virginia. “All West Virginians deserve to have access to the … Continue Reading


November 01, 2022

Manchin Addresses Charleston Rotary Club Meeting

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) addressed more than 50 local business leaders and community members at the Charleston Rotary Club’s monthly meeting. The meeting took place in the newly renovated main branch of the Kanawha County Public Library in downtown Charleston and Senator Manchin held a Q&A with club members. “I’m grateful to the Charleston Rotary Club for hosting me at their monthly meeting in the recently renovated Kanawha County Public Library … Continue Reading


November 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.4 Million in EPA Grants for WV DHHR, WV DEP, WVU

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 $2,453,962 in funding for West Virginia’s DHHR and DEP, and WVU through several U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant programs.“Every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe, and these investments are great news for our … Continue Reading


November 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.8 Million for Flood Protection in Elkhorn Creek/Tug Fork River Watershed

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,817,600 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to strengthen flood protection and flood damage reduction in the Elkhorn Creek/Tug Fork River Watershed. The funding is through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will support a voluntary buyout of approximately 30 properties to restore natural floodplain conditions, … Continue Reading


October 31, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Hosts Department of Defense Leaders in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee, hosted senior leaders from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in West Virginia to showcase the state’s current defense capabilities and its potential to further support the U.S. military. Senator Manchin and the DoD officials visited a variety of locations.“I was honored to welcome a number of senior decisionmakers from the … Continue Reading


October 31, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $26 Million to Help Rebuild Herbert Hoover High School

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $26,656,638 for the West Virginia School Building Authority. The funding will be used to help rebuild Herbert Hoover High School, which was critically damaged by the 2016 floods. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading


October 31, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Upward Bound Program

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $998,262 to help strengthen students’ math and science skills, and assist veterans in postsecondary academic development in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Education’s Veterans Upward Bound Program and the Upward Bound Math & Science Program. “Upward Bound Programs support West Virginia … Continue Reading


October 28, 2022

Manchin Nominates 41 West Virginia Students For U.S. Service Academies

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced he will nominate 41 West Virginia students from 22 counties to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. The students are from the following counties: Berkeley, Brooke, Cabell, Clay, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, … Continue Reading


October 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Clean School Bus Grants for Wyoming, Boone, Wirt Counties from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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, announced $1,975,000 in funding for Wyoming, Boone, and Wirt county schools through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s (IIJA) Clean School Bus Program.“Every West Virginian deserves clean air to breathe, and this Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investment for clean … Continue Reading


October 26, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Fish and Wildlife Service Grants Through Chesapeake WILD Program

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 $775,700 in grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) as part of the Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense (Chesapeake WILD) program for two West Virginia projects.“West Virginia is … Continue Reading


October 26, 2022

Manchin Statement on the Death of Ash Carter

Charleston WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of Ash Carter, former U.S. Secretary of Defense. “Gayle and I are saddened to learn of the death of Ash Carter, former Secretary of Defense. Ash was not only a dedicated public servant but a distinguished physicist as well, and I respect and admire his commitment and longstanding service to our great nation. We will keep Ash’s wife, Stephanie, and his children William and Ava in our … Continue Reading


October 25, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.8 Million for COVID-19 Relief Reimbursement

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,811,617 for Thomas Health System and Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC). This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be used to reimburse costs accrued in response to … Continue Reading


October 25, 2022

Manchin Calls on Administration to Finalize Rural Area Classification And Healthcare Funding Eligibility Research

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged Dr. Spiro Stefanou, Administrator of the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to fulfill congressionally directed research to better classify rural areas in West Virginia and the United States. The ERS develops Rural Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Codes to help define rural communities across the country, and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) uses these codes to determine … Continue Reading


October 21, 2022

Manchin Announces $1.3 Million for Four West Virginia Agricultural Projects

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,332,195 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for four West Virginia agricultural projects designed to strengthen and expand access to local and regional food businesses. The funding was made possible through USDA’s Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), which was supplemented by the American Rescue Plan, and USDA’s Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Benefit … Continue Reading


October 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $440K for Youth Mental Healthcare Services in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $440,681 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The funding was made possible through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which passed the Senate and was signed into law in June of 2022, and will help expand mental healthcare services for children … Continue Reading


October 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.6 Million for Eleven West Virginia Public Safety Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,659,835 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) for eleven West Virginia programs dedicated to promoting public safety. The funding will help protect West Virginia schools, expand law enforcement hiring capacity, implement community policing strategies and expand access to mental … Continue Reading


October 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Promote Mine Safety

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $671,530 to support mine safety, emergency training, and miners’ rights awareness in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) State Grants and Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Program. The latter program is named in part in remembrance of the … Continue Reading


October 18, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senators Urge HHS to Make Home Energy Assistance Funds Available to States

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a group of 31 bipartisan Senators in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as quickly and at the highest level possible. LIHEAP is a critical program that helps low-income households and seniors on fixed incomes across West Virginia and America pay their energy bills while staying safe and warm during the winter months. The Senators … Continue Reading

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