Press Releases

July 20, 2022

Manchin, King, Bennet, Portman Applaud Newly Proposed FCC Broadband Standard

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Angus King (I-ME), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) newly proposed standard for broadband connections as 100 megabits per second (mbps) download or faster. The proposed change will improve Internet connectivity for families across West Virginia and the United States, particularly in rural communities.“As rural communities across the country begin to see the massive … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.1 Million to Support Black Lung Clinics 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 $2,196,939 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the Black Lung and Coal Miner Clinics Program in West Virginia. The funding will be available through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and will support health services and treatment programs … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

Manchin, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Reforms to Electoral Count Act of 1887

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a group of bipartisan Senators in introducing the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act to reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887. The legislation comes after months of bipartisan negotiations and will ensure the electoral votes tallied by Congress accurately reflect each state’s vote for President and will promote a peaceful transition of … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senate Colleagues Call on Secretary Granholm to Implement Direct Air Capture Hub Program as Congress Intended

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined 9 bipartisan colleagues, led by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), in urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to implement the Direct Air Capture (DAC) Hub Program established under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as originally intended by Congress. DOE’s recent Notice of Intent regarding the DAC Hub Program raises concerns about the … Continue Reading


July 19, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Senators Urge Small Business Administration to Process Remaining COVID Loan Applications

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 48 bipartisan Senators in urging Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman to process the remaining COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications from small businesses in West Virginia and across the country. The COVID EIDL program has provided critical relief to nearly four million small businesses since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to play an essential role in the … Continue Reading


July 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce NASA Award to West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia University (WVU) will receive a total of $100,000 from NASA’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. This funding is designed to fast-track research and development applicable to NASA’s mission priorities though their Rapid Response Research (R3) collaborative. “West Virginia has a long … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

West Virginia Delegation Supports Dr. Clay Marsh's Nomination to Serve on National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3) announced their support for Dr. Clay Marsh’s nomination to serve on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (NACHRQ).“As members of West Virginia’s Congressional Delegation, we write in strong support of Dr. Clay Marsh’s nomination to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

Manchin Announces $658K From American Rescue Plan to Support Higher Education Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $658,063 from the American Rescue Plan for the New River Community and Technical College, Alderson Broaddus University and Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College. This funding is through the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and will support students and institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, West … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

Manchin: New Three-Digit National Suicide and Crisis Hotline Launched Nationwide on July 16th

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced as of July 16, 2022, West Virginians and Americans nationwide who are experiencing mental health, substance use or suicide crises can call or text 988 or visit 988lifeline.org and be connected to trained crisis counselors. The trained crisis counselors are prepared to assist anyone experiencing a mental health emergency and the lifeline will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For Veterans experiencing a mental … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

Manchin Announces $4.6 Million from American Rescue Plan to Support Tourism Industry in Morgantown

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,681,270 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Mylan Park Foundation in Morgantown, West Virginia. The funding was made available through the American Rescue Plan Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation program and will support construction of the new Mylan Park Regional BMX facility for … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $375K for Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention in West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $375,000 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for three West Virginia organizations to help address and prevent youth substance use disorder. This funding is from the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, which provides resources to community coalitions across the country to support local strategies to prevent … Continue Reading


July 15, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Discusses Most Recent Reconciliation Negotiations

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined West Virginia radio host Hoppy Kercheval to discuss the most recent reconciliation negotiations. To listen to the interview in full, click … Continue Reading


July 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Honor Hershel "Woody" Williams with Lying in Honor Ceremony, World War II Monument Wreath Laying

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) honored Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient, during the lying in honor ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The Senators also honored Woody Williams with a wreath laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall. Woody Williams is the seventh American and first West Virginian to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol.“Today, Woody Williams … Continue Reading


July 14, 2022

Manchin, Casey, Brown, Kaine, Warner Reintroduce Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Bob Casey (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) reintroduced the Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act to ensure miners who have suffered from Black Lung disease and their survivors can access the benefits they need and deserve. The legislation improves the existing Black Lung Benefits Program for miners and their survivors by increasing access to legal representation, protecting financial … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

Manchin Announces $165K to Support American Red Cross in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the American Red Cross Central Appalachia Region will receive $165,000 to support the purchase of four new blood services vehicles. The funding is made possible by a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request secured by Senator Manchin and is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).“The … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

Manchin Statement on 9.1% Inflation Rate

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics published their monthly Consumer Price Index Report indicating consumer inflation has risen to 9.1%, the largest 12-month increase since 1981. “Today’s inflation data illustrates the pain families across the country are feeling as costs continue to rise at a historic rate. 9.1% is cause for serious concern. Items like chicken, eggs and lunchmeat have increased to … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

Manchin Speaks on Hershel "Woody" Williams' Life and Legacy

Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the U.S. Senate Floor on the life and legacy of Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Senator Manchin’s speech can be watched in full here. Senator Manchin’s remarks as prepared: M. President, I rise today to speak on the life and legacy of my dear friend, the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor Recipient, West Virginian and one of the last of the Greatest … Continue Reading


July 12, 2022

Manchin Announces More Than $99 Million to Provide Meals for West Virginia Children

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced an estimated $99,814,480 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to provide a payment of $391 for approximately 255,280 West Virginia children to access healthy food and meals through the summer months. The funding is provided through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program and was made available in part by the American … Continue Reading


July 12, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.8 Million for COVID-19 Relief Reimbursement

Washington, DC - 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 $1,868,053 for the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will reimburse costs CAMC accrued from the purchase of personal protective equipment and … Continue Reading


July 12, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $399K for Medical Research Projects at Marshall University, West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $399,650 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for substance use research at Marshall University and cancer treatment research at West Virginia University (WVU). “Marshall University and West Virginia University are leaders in numerous academic fields, including vital medical research. I’m pleased HHS is investing in this … Continue Reading

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