Press Releases

May 08, 2024

Manchin Announces $35.6 Million To Support Safe, Affordable Housing For All West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $35,649,438 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support providing safe, quality housing across West Virginia. This funding is through six different HUD grant programs and will help develop stronger, more resilient communities. “Every West Virginian deserves a roof over their head and a warm, safe place to sleep at night,” said Senator Manchin. “I’m … Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

Manchin Questions FDA Commissioner On Opioid Approval Process, Domestic Production Of Antibiotics

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Dr. Robert Califf, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on addressing the FDA’s flawed methodology in approving new opioids, removing outdated opioids from the market and producing antibiotics domestically. On addressing the FDA’s flawed methodology in approving new opioids:   “The questionable clinical trial practice known as enriched enrollment has made … Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Call On USPS To Pause Planned Changes To Mail Delivery Network

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, joined his bipartisan colleagues in calling on the United States Postal Service (USPS) to pause planned changes to its processing and delivery network that could slow down mail delivery until the potential impacts are further studied and addressed. The Senators expressed concern over the impacts that these changes have already had on timely mail … Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

Manchin Reintroduces Bipartisan Resolution To Designate May 7, 2024 As National Fentanyl Awareness Day

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined his bipartisan colleagues in reintroducing a resolution to designate yesterday, May 7th, 2024, as National Fentanyl Awareness Day. The resolution seeks to raise awareness about the increase in counterfeit drugs containing fentanyl that are flooding communities in West Virginia and across the nation and applauds the efforts of law enforcement authorities to combat the spread of counterfeit pills. “In 2023 alone, 109,000 Americans … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Manchin Announces $3.4 Million To Renovate Charleston’s Vossloh Track Building

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,431,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Advantage Valley. The funding will be used to renovate the former Vossloh Track Building in Charleston, which will support job creation and private investment by attracting new businesses to the region. “The Economic Development Administration continues to be a strong partner for … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Manchin, Romney Introduce Bipartisan Back To Work Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) introduced the bipartisan Back to Work Act of 2024 to bring employees of federal agencies back to in-person work. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), in 2023, 17 of 24 federal agency headquarters were operating at an average capacity of 25% less. This legislation would limit telework to no more than 40% of days within an employee’s pay period and require agencies to report to Congress on the … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Designating May 6-12 As National Nurses Week

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution designating this week, May 6-12, 2024, as National Nurses Week. The resolution celebrates the critical contributions nurses make to providing safe, quality healthcare in West Virginia and across the country, as well as recognizes the need to strengthen the nationwide nursing workforce. “Nurses in West Virginia and across the United States work tirelessly to ensure all Americans can access the … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Manchin Announces $2.6 Million For Head Start Programs In Raleigh, Logan Counties

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,606,449 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for two Head Start programs at the Raleigh County Community Action Association and PRIDE Community Services in Logan County. Head Start supports educational growth from birth to age 5 through services that provide early learning and emotional development, health and safety, and family well-being. “Every child … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Manchin Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Designating May 6-10 As National Teacher Appreciation Week

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined his bipartisan colleagues in introducing a resolution to designate Monday, May 6 to Friday, May 10, 2024 as National Teacher Appreciation Week. This resolution recognizes the critical work of teachers in West Virginia and across the nation and thanks them for their dedication to preparing students for lifelong success. “West Virginia’s teachers are the backbone of our state,” said Senator Manchin. “I’m proud to join my colleagues … Continue Reading


May 06, 2024

Manchin, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Protect And Serve Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the bipartisan Protect and Serve Act to support law enforcement officers in West Virginia and across the country. The legislation would make it a federal crime to knowingly cause, or attempt to cause, bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. “Our brave law enforcement officers in West Virginia and across the country risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe, and we have a responsibility in Congress to do everything … Continue Reading


May 06, 2024

Manchin Announces $2.7 Million For Health Centers In Beckley, Gary

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,791,484 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Community Health Systems in Beckley and the Tug River Health Association in Gary. These investments will strengthen health services throughout Raleigh and McDowell Counties. “I am pleased HHS is investing more than $2.7 million to help improve the health and well-being of West Virginians in Raleigh and … Continue Reading


May 03, 2024

Manchin: Administration’s Final 30D EV Tax Credit Rule Endorses ‘Made in China’

Charleston, WV — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s final rule implementing the Inflation Reduction Act’s 30D Clean Vehicle Credit.  “The United States, the birthplace of the assembly line that revolutionized the automotive industry, has been the world leader in cutting-edge car manufacturing and technology for generations. But with this final rule for … Continue Reading


May 02, 2024

Manchin Announces $28.6 Million To Upgrade Clean Drinking Water Infrastructure In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $28,650,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to upgrade clean drinking water infrastructure across West Virginia. The funding is made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will be used to replace lead service lines and protect public health. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law … Continue Reading


May 02, 2024

Manchin, Committee Question Secretary Haaland on Interior’s FY25 Request and Administration’s Throttling of Energy Production on Federal Lands

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) held a hearing to question U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Deb Haaland about the President’s budget request for the DOI for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25). During the hearing, Chairman Manchin discussed DOI’s expected loss in revenue due to plans to cut back on oil and gas lease sales, DOI’s lack of progress on finalizing a rule for offshore carbon capture sequestration and DOI’s … Continue Reading


May 02, 2024

Manchin Announces $500k For Cybersecurity Education, Workforce Development Through Marshall University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, announced $500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for Marshall University for the Appalachian Cybersecurity Training, Innovation & Opportunity Network (ACTION) project. This project will create a virtual network of shared learning materials and lay the groundwork for a cyber workforce in central and … Continue Reading


May 02, 2024

Manchin Questions U.S. Secretary Of Transportation On U.S. Refueling Infrastructure, Cardinal Amtrak Train, Corridor H

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, questioned Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Senator Manchin questioned Secretary Buttigieg on allocating funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIF) to support all-of-the-above refueling infrastructure, prioritizing hydrogen fuel production, restoring daily service on the … Continue Reading


May 01, 2024

Manchin Applauds DOE Decision on LPO Loans Guarantees for Mining and Extraction

Washington, DC — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Loan Program Office (LPO) affirming that critical minerals mining and extraction projects are eligible for the Department’s Title XVII Innovative Energy Loan Guarantee Program. Chairman Manchin’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law added eligibility for these and other projects that … Continue Reading


April 30, 2024

Manchin Announces $5M to Rebuild Power Lines and Increase Grid Reliability

Washington, DC — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that the Monongahela Power Company will receive $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to rebuild more than 23 miles of power-distribution lines in Pocahontas, Braxton and Clay Counties, and to connect a two-mile tie line with the Petersburg Substation. This project will help to increase grid reliability for more than 3,000 West Virginians. This grant … Continue Reading


April 30, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.1 Million To Upgrade Housing In Mercer County, Expand Telehealth Services In Webster, Nicholas, Lewis, Fayette Counties

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,166,907 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for two projects in West Virginia. The funding will equip Webster, Nicholas, Lewis, and Fayette Counties with telehealth equipment for primary care and mental health services and assist in the rehabilitation of Tremont Park Apartments in Mercer County. “I am pleased USDA is investing more than $1.1 … Continue Reading


April 30, 2024

ICYMI: Manchin Statement on Final Rule for NEPA Review Process

Washington, DC — Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the White House Council of Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) final rule to implement reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process which were included in the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) by Chairman Manchin. “At a time when everyone agrees that it takes too long to build infrastructure in this country, the … Continue Reading

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