Press Releases

August 25, 2021

Manchin Announces West Virginia Schools, Libraries Can Expect To Receive $48 Million From American Rescue Plan To Expand Broadband Access

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that West Virginia schools and libraries can expect to receive $48,189,817 to purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections for students, staff and library visitors, pending final review of the applications by the FCC. This funding was authorized in the American Rescue Plan earlier this year and included key provisions authored by Senator Manchin which made these funds fully reimbursable … Continue Reading


August 25, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Youth Substance Use Prevention in Fayette County

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the Fayette County Family Resource Network’s eligibility to receive up to $125,000 through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This funding is made available through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and will help establish collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce substance use among … Continue Reading


August 25, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $5 Million to Boost Home and Community-Based Care for Seniors

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to West Virginia’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, which provides states with funding and flexibility to help Medicaid beneficiaries, including the elderly and people with disabilities, transition from institutional to home- and community-based long-term … Continue Reading


August 25, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million For Airport Improvement Projects 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 $1,953,098 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for two airport improvement projects in Martinsburg and Morgantown.   “West Virginia airports are critical to our state economy. They open the door for tourists to visit our wild and wonderful state and provide hubs for manufacturers and other businesses. As a pilot myself, I … Continue Reading


August 24, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Remote Worker Study in Northern Panhandle

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $76,000 investment from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Bel-O-Mar Regional Council. This funding will be used to conduct a feasibility study for remote employment to help prioritize development efforts to create jobs and private investment in Wheeling, West Virginia.“Remote work is now the standard for many West … Continue Reading


August 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $500,000 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 $507,613 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for clinical research related to neurological disorders at West Virginia University (WVU). Specifically, this funding will examine psychosocial stress-induced vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.  “Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking … Continue Reading


August 23, 2021

Manchin Calls On FDA To Provide Answers On Potential Conflicts of Interest With Consulting Firm McKinsey In Relation To Opioid Crisis

Bipartisan Senators’ Calls Come After Reports Show McKinsey Consulted for FDA at Same Time the Company Worked for Opioid Manufacturers Like Purdue Pharma Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and five other Senators called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide answers on its past work with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company and the potential conflicts of interest that may have arisen while the consulting firm was working simultaneously for the FDA … Continue Reading


August 23, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $341K To Marshall University For Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Research

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $341,768 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Marshall University for diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic research. This project will study how kidneys regulate sodium levels in the body. “West Virginia and our universities continue to lead groundbreaking research. I am pleased HHS is investing in Marshall University … Continue Reading


August 20, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $999K To Improve Maternal Care In Rural Communities 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 $999,685 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to West Virginia Perinatal Partnership. This funding will support the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program, which works to improve maternal care in rural communities.“Access to quality maternal healthcare is essential to the wellbeing of mothers … Continue Reading


August 20, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1 Million For Primary Care Education Programs 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 $1,075,002 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Community Health Systems in Beckley. This funding is allocated through the Affordable Care Act and will support the facility’s Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Payment Program, which establishes or expands primary care residency programs throughout … Continue Reading


August 19, 2021

Manchin Announces $7.3 Million To Prevent And Control Infectious Diseases In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,326,302 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). This investment is funded by the American Rescue Plan, CARES Act and other annual CDC funding, and will help health departments across West Virginia detect, respond to, control and prevent … Continue Reading


August 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.3 Million From National Science Foundation For Research 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 $3,370,526 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research at three West Virginia universities. “The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for the Mountain State and our universities, investing in important research and fostering hands-on educational opportunities for students across the state. I am … Continue Reading


August 19, 2021

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Effort Urging the Administration on Immediate Evacuation of SIV Applicants & Full Implementation of their SIV Legislation

The Letter Marks the Latest Congressional Response to the Taliban’s Takeover and the Danger Posed to Afghan Allies Who Served Alongside the U.S. Mission Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, today led a bipartisan letter with 55 Senators urging the Biden administration to address the quickly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan that threatens the lives of tens of thousands of Afghan partners. … Continue Reading


August 18, 2021

Manchin, Labor Secretary Walsh, UMWA Secretary-Treasurer Sanson Tour Ohio County Coal Mine, Promoting The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill's Impact On Coal Communities

To view photos of Senator Manchin, Secretary Walsh and Secretary-Treasurer Sanson’s tour, click here Wheeling, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International Secretary-Treasurer Brian Sanson toured American Consolidated Natural Resources Ohio County Coal Resources Inc. Golden Ridge Portal Mine to view underground mining operations. Senator Manchin and Secretary Walsh also discussed the impacts … Continue Reading


August 18, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $3 Million To Treat, Prevent Substance Use Disorders In West Virginia Rural Communities

Wheeling, WV- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,000,000 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to three healthcare facilities across West Virginia. This funding is part of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Implementation that works to combat the drug epidemic and expand substance use disorder treatment, prevention and recovery services in rural … Continue Reading


August 17, 2021

Manchin Hosts Secretary Castillo In Huntington To Announce $2.65 Million From EDA For Economic Development, Workforce Training In West Virginia

To view photos from Senator Manchin and Secretary Castillo’s visit, please click here. Huntington, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Y. Castillo in Huntington to promote economic development and job growth in West Virginia, specifically in coal communities. Senator Manchin and Secretary Castillo announced $2,654,350 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for three programs that … Continue Reading


August 17, 2021

Manchin Leads Off-Road Vehicle Manufacturers On Tour, Highlighting West Virginia's Expanding ATV Industry

To view photos and video from Senator Manchin’s Hatfield-McCoy Trails tour, click here Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted executives from Polaris, Kawasaki and Honda to tour the Hatfield-McCoy trails to highlight West Virginia’s quickly expanding ATV industry and the growing adventure tourism opportunities in southern West Virginia. The Hatfield-McCoy trails created an estimated economic impact of more than $38 million in 2019. To learn more about the Hatfield-McCoy … Continue Reading


August 13, 2021

Manchin: West Virginians Have Three Days Left To Apply For Health Insurance During ACA Open Enrollment Period

West Virginians interested in applying can learn more at acanavigator.com/wv/home or call at 1-844-WV-CARES Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reminded and encouraged West Virginians without health insurance to apply for coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period that ends in 3 days, on Sunday, August 15th, 2021. Since the beginning of the year, more than 19,000 West Virginians have signed up for healthcare coverage under the … Continue Reading


August 13, 2021

Manchin, Tester, Boozman Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Strengthen VA Oversight For Veterans And Taxpayers

Senator Manchin’s legislation to provide VA watchdog with essential oversight tool to detect waste, fraud and abuse Charleston, WV - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Tester (D-MT) and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2021 to strengthen oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for veterans and taxpayers. This legislation would provide VA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) the authority to subpoena testimony from … Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Huntington Museum of Art Trail Expansion

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $143,550 in annual appropriations from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to the Huntington Museum of Art (HMA). This funding will support a project that expands the museums Nature Trail System to provide additional opportunities for patrons to interact with and learn about nature.“The Huntington Museum of Art is a treasured … Continue Reading

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