Press Releases

March 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $239K For Ten West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $239,937.84 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support ten West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages. “The COVID-19 pandemic … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Manchin Statement On the Death of Madeleine Albright

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of Dr. Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State.“Gayle and I are saddened to learn of the death of Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State and longtime public servant. As a Senate staffer, National Security Council staff, Ambassador, and most notably as the first female Secretary of State under President Clinton - she embodied what public service should be. Secretary … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Manchin, Capito to Treasury: Don't Move the Goalposts On Emergency Rental Assistance For Rural States

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, led twelve bipartisan Senators in urging the U.S. Treasury Department to not move the goalposts on Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) 2 funds for states that have met the ERA requirements set by Congress, including West Virginia. The U.S. Treasury Department has indicated they plan to change the guidelines for states to receive their full … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Manchin Announces Funding For Snowshoe Resort Community District Economic Development Study

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $80,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Snowshoe Resort Community District in West Virginia to conduct a feasibility study to assess the employment market available to the District. The funding is part of the EDA’s Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC) program, which supports business development, economic growth and job creation through investing in coal communities across the country.  “The EDA … Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

Manchin Announces $174K From American Rescue Plan For Cancer Detection Research At Marshall University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $174,716 from the American Rescue Plan through the National Science Foundation (NSF) for cancer detection research at Marshall University. The funding will support the development of a new hybrid interactive machine learning software, which will allow cancer researchers to detect cancer areas quickly and with high accuracy. The software will benefit rural areas such as … Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5 Million in USACE Water And Wastewater Infrastructure Grants

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, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced funding for four projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Section 340 environmental infrastructure program, totaling $5,000,000. This funding is made possible through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and will help provide reliable water … Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Questions U.S. Commanders On Impact Of Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine For Iranian Oil Imports

Washington, DC - Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, questioned General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the United States Central Command and General Stephen Townsend, Commander of the United States Africa Command. Senator Manchin questioned the witnesses about U.S. oil imports from Iran and the effects of the imports on Iran’s economy, and the Iranian … Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For HIV/AIDS Support Services

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $849,045 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Ryan White Title II Formula Grants Program for HIV/AIDS primary health care, medications, and support services in West Virginia.“The drug epidemic that continues to ravage West Virginia has unfortunately also led to an increase in infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS in many … Continue Reading


March 21, 2022

West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Coalition Takes Next Step To Secure Hub In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Representative David McKinley (R-WV) and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) submitted the West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Coalition’s official response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) first step in the process to select winning hydrogen hubs funded by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The proposal to participate can … Continue Reading


March 19, 2022

Manchin, U.S. Interior Secretary Haaland Tout New River Gorge National Park And Preserve Investments

Lansing, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland touted recent investments in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center.“Today I was honored to show my friend Secretary Haaland the newest National Park and Preserve right here in West Virginia,” Senator Manchin said. “Whether it’s whitewater rafting on the New River, hiking the … Continue Reading


March 18, 2022

Manchin, Energy Secretary Granholm, Interior Secretary Haaland And Interagency Working Group Visit West Virginia, Announce Investments Across the State

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and representatives from the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities visited several sites in Cabell, Fayette and Kanawha counties to highlight new investments in West Virginia. The group also met with stakeholders from across the state to discuss how their … Continue Reading


March 18, 2022

Manchin Urges Mark Zuckerberg To Ban Russian State-Controlled Media From All Meta Platforms

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, urged Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Meta, to disarm Russian President Vladimir Putin’s campaign of dangerous disinformation by banning Russian state-controlled media outlets on Meta platforms. “Russia's unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine has killed hundreds of innocent people - many of them woman and children. This senseless terror … Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

Manchin Applauds Appointment of Ryan Thorn to Lead USDA's West Virginia Rural Development Office

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the appointment of Ryan Thorn to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) West Virginia Rural Development Office. Ryan Thorn currently serves as Senator Manchin’s Economic Development Manager. “Born and raised in West Virginia, Ryan Thorn has spent his career advocating for West Virginians, small businesses and communities to better our entire state through economic development, expansion and workforce retention,” … Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce ARC POWER Grants

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three POWER grants totaling $2,085,225 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).“The Appalachian Regional Commission’s continued investment and partnership with our communities to revitalize and strengthen Appalachia is great news for our state and the entire … Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

Manchin, Capito Appreciate Addition of Paden City to EPA's Superfund National Priorities List

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, today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to add Paden City, West Virginia, to its Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The Paden City site consists of co-mingled groundwater plumes containing hazardous substances. The groundwater and soils are contaminated with the solvent tetrachloroethylene … Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

West Virginia Delegation Calls On U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service To Expand Capacity And Staff In West Virginia Field Office

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3) urged U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Martha Williams to expand the West Virginia field office’s capacity and to hire additional staff to address a significant increase in consultation requests over the past year. This increase in requests has led to significant delays in response, from a few weeks to … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $9.3 Million For West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness, Domestic Violence

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $9,346,404 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program for nineteen organizations across West Virginia. The CoC awards were provided in the 2020 year-end stimulus package to help quickly rehouse individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness. The programs also support adults … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Manchin Attends Ukrainian President Zelensky's Address To Congress

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after attending Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to Congress. “I greatly appreciate the opportunity to hear directly from President Zelensky as he continues to show immense courage leading his country through this senseless attack from Vladimir Putin. The United States can and must do more to support the valiant efforts of the Ukrainian people and prevent Putin’s further … Continue Reading


March 15, 2022

Manchin, Rounds To President Biden: Absence of Rural Representation on VA Air Commission Is Concerning

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Mike Rounds (R-SD), members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), are leading the effort to make certain rural perspectives are taken into consideration by the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission. In a letter to President Biden, the Senators expressed their concerns that all those who have been nominated to serve on the AIR Commission are from heavily populated urban areas. Additionally, the Senators request … Continue Reading


March 15, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Agricultural Research Project at WVU

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $817,167 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will support research on the influence of microbiomes on the productivity, health, drought tolerance, and reproductive fitness of bioenergy crops.“West Virginia’s farmers, ranchers … Continue Reading

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