Press Releases

September 08, 2021

EPA Proposes Adding Paden City To Superfund National Priorities List

Charleston, WV - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of the proposed addition of 13 sites, including Paden City Groundwater, to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). Sites are added to the NPL when the land’s contamination poses significant human health and environmental risks and are then eligible to receive federal funding for long-term cleanup projects. Untreated groundwater in Paden City was discovered to contain the solvent tetrachloroethylene … Continue Reading


September 08, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.1 Million For Research Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,152,350 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for four research projects across West Virginia.  “West Virginia has become a hub for critical research, leading to important strides in cancer research, chemistry and more. I am pleased HHS is investing in four research projects across the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin. … Continue Reading


September 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.4 Million To Increase Children's Access To Routine Vaccinations In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,421,078 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to provide children across West Virginia with access to vaccinations to protect against preventable diseases. “The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the … Continue Reading


September 07, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin Attends UMWA Labor Day Picnic With President Cecil Roberts

To view photos of Senator Manchin at the UMWA Labor Day Picnic in Racine, click here Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended a picnic hosted by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) in Racine. Senator Manchin joined UMWA President Cecil Roberts and West Virginia miners in honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain and celebrating Labor Day. “Yesterday was a wonderful day celebrating Labor Day and honoring hardworking … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Manchin Statement On Labor Day

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of Labor Day.“Our great nation was built on the backs of a strong, diverse and dedicated workforce. On Labor Day, we acknowledge the social, civic and economic contributions of our working men and women who have worked tirelessly to put food on the table for their families.“There is nothing more honorable or rewarding than working hard to provide for your loved ones. As your former Governor … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $125K To Help Raise Awareness About Housing Discrimination In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $125,000 from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for the West Virginia Coalition To End Homelessness. This funding will help the Coalition raise public awareness of potential housing discrimination, provide educational resources, training to landlords, and other housing entities on how to maintain … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.8 Million For Maternal, Infant Home Visiting Program In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,889,379 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program.“The Home Visiting program helps West Virginia mothers and children across the … Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $600,000 For Alzheimer's Research At WVU

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $611,003 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support research related to Alzheimer’s disease at West Virginia University (WVU). Specifically, this funding will go toward research examining the differences in responsiveness to treatment between males and females.“The more we learn about Alzheimer’s disease, … Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

Manchin Announces $1 Million To Help West Virginians Enroll In The Affordable Care Act

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to West Virginia First Choice Services. This funding will help West Virginians understand their health insurance plan options and enroll in healthcare through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “The Affordable Care Act provides quality, affordable … Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $704K To Support Local Farmers, Encourage Health Food Purchases Among SNAP Participants

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition for the West Virginia Lettuce Support SNAP Stretch project. This funding is allocated through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 and will work to incentivize and increase the purchase of fruits and … Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

Manchin Statement On ONDCP, DOJ, HHS Support For Permanent Scheduling Of Fentanyl-Related Substances

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) request for the permanent scheduling of fentanyl-related substances. Senator Manchin and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced the bipartisan FIGHT Fentanyl Act earlier this year to permanently schedule illicitly manufactured and deadly fentanyl-related … Continue Reading


September 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More than $6.8 Million from National Science Foundation

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $6,842,160 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support seven research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). “West Virginia University is a leader in groundbreaking research and continues to represent our state well on a national level. I am pleased the National Science Foundation is investing in seven research … Continue Reading


September 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $273K For Educational Opportunity Center At Marshall University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $273,793 from the U.S. Department of Education to Marshall University Research Corporation to support the Heart of Appalachia Educational Opportunity Center. This program provides counseling and information on college admissions to West Virginians interested in entering or continuing a postsecondary education. Additionally, the program … Continue Reading


September 01, 2021

Manchin Announces $445K To Expand Pediatric Mental Health Telehealth Programs in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $445,000 from the American Rescue Plan to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding is from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to expand the West Virginia Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program. This program works to promote pediatric mental health and increase access to telehealth programs to … Continue Reading


September 01, 2021

Manchin Announces $2.9 Million From the American Rescue Plan For Improvement Projects At West Virginia Airports

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,986,835 from the American Rescue Plan and annual appropriations for five West Virginia Airports. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and will support airport improvement projects at five airports. Senator Manchin previously announced $1,953,098 to support improvement projects at the Martinsburg and Morgantown airports. “The … Continue Reading


September 01, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Expansion of Fishing and Hunting at Ohio River Island National Wildlife Refuge

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has opened new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities across 2.1 million acres, including at the Ohio River Island National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia. “West Virginia is home to incredible wildlife and breathtaking outdoors. Like many of my fellow West Virginians, I enjoy … Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for West Virginia Fire Departments

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $580,018 for several fire departments in West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding was made available through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and will support the purchase of equipment. “Our brave West Virginia firefighters risk their … Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

Manchin Leads Resolution Designating August 31st As Overdose Awareness Day

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led nine Senators in recognizing today, August 31, 2021, as “Overdose Awareness Day” in remembrance of the lives lost to drug overdoses, to remove stigma around substance use disorder and to put an end to overdoses. In 2020, a record 93,331 Americans died from drug overdoses, a nearly 30% increase from the 70,980 overdose deaths in 2019. 1,377 West Virginians died from drug related overdoses in 2020, a 49.3% increase from 2019. … Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.8 Million To Increase Mental Health Awareness Among West Virginia Youth

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,800,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the West Virginia Department of Education for Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education). The program works to increase mental health awareness among youth, train school teachers and … Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million for HIV/AIDS Support Services in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,235,743 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ryan White Part B Supplemental to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding will be used to improve the quality, availability, and organization of HIV health care and support services in West Virginia. “The drug epidemic has impacted … Continue Reading

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