Press Releases

September 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $83 Million for West Virginia Water Infrastructure Improvements through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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, and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $83,000,000 in funding for West Virginia through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for water infrastructure improvements. This funding was made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). “Every West Virginian deserves … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Manchin Speaks with More Than 900 West Virginia Students at 39 Schools about U.S. Service Academies

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a second video call with more than 900 West Virginia students to encourage them to apply to the U.S. Service Academies and answer student questions about the application process. Students interested in applying to a U.S. Service Academy can submit an application to Senator Manchin’s office by October 1, 2022.“Attending a U.S. Service Academy is a privilege reserved for the best and brightest young men and women across the … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $232K to West Virginia University for Scientific Research, Manufacturing Partnership

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $232,643 from the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to West Virginia University (WVU) for a scientific research project and a manufacturing partnership. “WVU continues to make our state proud with important research projects and economic partnerships, and I am pleased NIST is investing more than … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $267K for Cabell Huntington Hospital Neonatal Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) in Huntington, West Virginia will receive $267,000 to expand neonatal services offered at the Neonatal Therapeutic Unit (NTU) at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. The funding is made possible by a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request secured by Senators Manchin and Capito and is funded through … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.7 Million in National Science Foundation 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 $4,778,562 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for several projects across West Virginia. “The National Science Foundation continues to be an important partner for the Mountain State through their investments in groundbreaking projects and providing West Virginia students and educators with unique research opportunities. I am pleased … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Congratulate the 2022 West Virginia National Blue Ribbon Schools

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) congratulated C.W. Shipley Elementary School in Harpers Ferry, Evans Elementary School in Evans and Culloden Elementary School in Culloden for being recognized as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Throughout its 40 year history, the Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has recognized the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Makes the Case for Permitting Reform

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate Floor and held a press conference to discuss the need for permitting reform. As part of the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law on August 16th, 2022, Senator Manchin secured a commitment to pass a comprehensive permitting reform package before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th, 2022. Permitting reform will increase American energy production to provide relief at the pump and on energy bills while … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

Manchin Announces $1 Million to Support West Virginia Farmers, Combat Food Insecurity

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,061,671 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to support West Virginia’s farmers and ranchers and ensure every West Virginian has access to quality, affordable fresh produce. The funding comes from the NIFA Organic Transitions Program (ORG) and the NIFA American Rescue Plan Produce Prescription Program (PPR) and … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $696K for West Virginia Driver Safety, Crash Reduction Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $696,553 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to Marshall Research Corporation and the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. The funding will support reducing the number and severity of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) crashes and promoting driver safety across West … Continue Reading


September 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4 Million for West Virginia Health Right Expansion

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,000,000 to assist in expansion efforts for West Virginia Health Right. This funding was made available through the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS), and is a Congressionally Directed Spending request made by both Senators Capito and Manchin. “West Virginia Health Right provides essential care to West Virginians, regardless of their … Continue Reading


September 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4 Million for Three Public Safety Programs in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,083,777 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) for three public safety programs in West Virginia. The funding will support programs aimed at preventing and addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, as well as enhancing victim safety and services. “I am pleased to … Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Manchin Applauds Competitive Power Ventures Investment Announcement, Attends Brad Smith Investiture

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, applauded the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) announcement that they will be investing over $3 billion in a ~1,800 MW combined-cycle natural gas power station in West Virginia that will utilize carbon capture and storage. This investment will utilize approximately 1,000 skilled tradespeople from across the region. Senator Manchin also attended the investiture of Brad Smith, … Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $300K to Support West Virginia Small Businesses

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Advantage Valley Community Development Corporation’s Fostering Advantages for Startups & Entrepreneurial Resurgence in West Virginia (FASTER WV) program will receive $300,000 to provide business coaching, entrepreneurial training course work and access to capital for new and expanding small businesses in the Charleston and Huntington areas. … Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Manchin Announces $1.1 Million from the American Rescue Plan for Three West Virginia Rural Healthcare Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,145,796 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for three rural healthcare programs in West Virginia. The funding was made possible through the American Rescue Plan and will strengthen healthcare services for children and families across West Virginia and support two rural healthcare providers. “Our … Continue Reading


September 15, 2022

Manchin Announces $692K for West Virginia Healthcare Worker Student Loan Repayment

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $692,060 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The funding will support student loan repayment for West Virginia healthcare workers.“I am pleased HHS is supporting student loan repayment for our healthcare workers as they continue to provide essential care for their fellow West … Continue Reading


September 15, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $6.4 Million for West Virginia University at Parkersburg Job Training Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $6,488,966 through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for West Virginia University at Parkersburg. This funding will be administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), and will help expand career and technical education programs.“I am pleased the Department of Labor is investing more than $6.4 million in … Continue Reading


September 15, 2022

Manchin Announces $1.6 Million from American Rescue Plan for Broadband Expansion in Randolph, Tucker Counties

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,681,161 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Coal Communities Commitment Program for the Woodlands Development Group in Elkins, West Virginia. The funding was made possible through the American Rescue Plan and will support broadband expansion in Randolph and Tucker counties. The project is expected to create 75 jobs, save 82 jobs and generate $13.8 million in … Continue Reading


September 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce New Flight Services at Clarksburg, Lewisburg Airports

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that Contour Airlines will provide Essential Air Services (EAS) to North Central West Virginia Airport in Clarksburg (CKB) and Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg (LWB). This announcement follows a March 2022 decision by SkyWest Airlines to terminate EAS services at 29 airports across the country, including Clarksburg and Lewisburg.“Air service is absolutely critical for West Virginia, … Continue Reading


September 14, 2022

Manchin Speaks with More Than 1,200 West Virginia Students at 37 Schools About U.S. Service Academies

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted a video call with more than 1,200 West Virginia students to encourage them to apply to the U.S. Service Academies and answer student questions about the application process. Students interested in applying to a U.S. Service Academy can submit an application to Senator Manchin’s office by October 1, 2022. “Attending a U.S. Service Academy is a privilege reserved for the best and brightest young men and women across the … Continue Reading


September 14, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Applauds $500 Million Manufacturing Investment by Berkshire Hathaway in Ravenswood

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded Berkshire Hathaway’s $500 million investment into domestic manufacturing in Ravenswood, West Virginia. This investment results from the domestic manufacturing and supply chain incentives included in the Inflation Reduction Act by Senator Manchin and will create a global aerospace manufacturing hub in West Virginia. “Yesterday’s announcement is fantastic news for the people of West Virginia and domestic manufacturing … Continue Reading

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