Press Releases

March 08, 2022

Manchin, Murkowski Statement On Growing Bipartisan, Bicameral Efforts To Ban Russian Energy Imports

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the recently announced bipartisan, bicameral agreement from the Senate Committee on Finance that provides a legislative path forward to ban imports of energy products from Russia.“Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war on Ukraine has killed hundreds of … Continue Reading


March 05, 2022

Manchin Speaks Directly With Ukrainian President Zelensky

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined over 200 Members of Congress on a Zoom with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Senator Manchin asked President Zelensky about banning Russian energy imports to America. “It was an honor to hear directly from President Zelensky this morning as he continues to lead his nation in defense against a senseless and illegal invasion by Vladimir Putin. President Zelensky has shown immense bravery and leadership in … Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Announce $6.3 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law For Water Infrastructure In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) today announced $6,313,780 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for 22 West Virginia watersheds and flood protection sites. The funding will repair existing watershed infrastructure and invest in exploring new opportunities for dams and flood … Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Manchin Announces More Than $18 Million To Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands Across West Virginia

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced West Virginia will receive $18,480,441 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to reclaim abandoned mine lands (AML). This is in addition to the $140,751,000 FY 2022 investment from Senator Manchin’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act announced in February.“I am thrilled that West Virginia will receive more than $18 million to reclaim abandoned mine lands … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Manchin: FERC's Actions Contribute To A 'Death By A Thousand Cuts' Of The Fossil Fuels That Are Critical To American Energy Reliability, Security and Independence

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to review recent actions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relating to permitting, construction and operation of interstate natural gas pipelines and other natural gas infrastructure projects. During the hearing, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, pressed the FERC commissioners on their reckless decision to add unnecessary road blocks to the permitting … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Manchin, Murkowski Lead Bipartisan Effort To Ban Russia Energy Imports

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee introduced the Ban Russian Energy Imports Act which would prohibit the importation of Russian crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal. They were joined by Senators John Tester (D-MT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Manchin Blasts Short-Sighted, Partisan Actions That Put American Energy Reliability, Security, and Independence At Risk

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing to review recent actions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relating to permitting construction and operation of interstate natural gas pipelines and other natural gas infrastructure projects.The hearing also featured testimony from all five current sitting FERC commissioners. To read their … Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Manchin Questions National Security Experts On Banning Russian Imports, Russian Nuclear Threats

Washington, DC - 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 Ms. Heather A. Conley, President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and Mr. Roger Zakheim, Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Senator Manchin questioned the witnesses on the path forward for domestic energy production, including banning Russian oil imports, … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Manchin Calls For Immediate Action To End Putin's Ability To Use Energy As A Weapon

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement calling for immediate actions to be taken to cut off Vladimir Putin’s ability to use energy resources as a weapon of war.“The brutal war that Vladimir Putin has inflicted on the sovereign democratic nation of Ukraine demands a fundamental rethinking of American national security and our national and international energy policy. The United States, our European allies and the rest of the world cannot … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Manchin Again Calls On Biden Administration To Ban Russian Oil Imports And Act Quickly To Ensure American Energy Independence And Security

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to consider pending legislation. In his opening remarks, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, criticized the hypocrisy of importing Russian crude oil amid their invasion of Ukraine and again urged the Biden Administration to ban the ongoing importation of Russian crude oil and petroleum products and act quickly to ensure American energy independence and security.“I want to … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Manchin Announces Another $2.4 Million From American Rescue Plan To Expand Broadband Access For West Virginia Schools, Libraries

Washington, DC -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced an additional $2,431,022 from the American Rescue Plan for West Virginia schools, school districts, libraries and other education organizations as part of the latest round of the Emergency Connectivity Fund. This funding is distributed through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help schools and libraries purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections for students, staff and … Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Manchin Statement On Death Of Miner Steven Hively

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of miner, Steven H. Hively, at the Ramaco Resources Berwind Mine in McDowell County.   “Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Steven H. Hively at the Ramaco Resources Berwind Mine in McDowell County. We ask all West Virginians to join us in keeping his friends, family and loved ones in our prayers during this difficult time. Every West Virginian and American is … Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $19.7 Million For Broadband Expansion 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 $19.7 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to expand broadband services in West Virginia. The funding will support Logan and Mingo counties’ Fiber to the Premises project, which enables last-mile broadband access and will serve more than 12,000 West Virginian … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Working Group Convenes First Meeting

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Representative David McKinley (R-WV) and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) held the initial organizing meeting for the West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Working Group, an enormous opportunity made available through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. To learn more about hydrogen hubs, please click here.The Hydrogen Hub Working Group will collaborate and support a strong West … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Manchin Statement On Nomination Of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson For Supreme Court Of The United States

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. “As West Virginia’s Senator, I take my Constitutional responsibility to advise and consent on a nominee to the Supreme Court very seriously. Just as I have done with previous Supreme Court nominees, I will evaluate Judge Jackson’s record, legal qualifications and judicial philosophy to serve on the … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.2 Million For HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment 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 $1,284,922 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for critical HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in West Virginia. “The drug epidemic has ravaged our state and has killed more than 1,437 West Virginians from September 2020 to September 2021. This crisis has led to an increase in infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS in our … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Manchin Statement On Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Cybersecurity Subcommittee, released the following statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  “Russia’s invasion is a blatant act of war against Ukraine. This is an unacceptable attack and puts our allies in the region at risk. Protecting the rights and stability of self-determining nations around the world is a long-held American priority and cannot be forgotten. In … Continue Reading


February 23, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $13.8 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act For West Virginia Transit Programs

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $13,862,297 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for transit programs across West Virginia.“Our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to bring historic investments to West Virginia - creating long-term, good-paying jobs while also addressing West Virginia’s infrastructure … Continue Reading


February 23, 2022

Manchin Receives George Marshall Award From Hershel "Woody" Williams

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was awarded the National George Marshall Award by Hershel "Woody" Williams, World War II Veteran and National Medal of Honor recipient, and the State Funeral for World War II Veterans organization.“I am truly humbled to receive the George Marshall Award. The real heroes are the men and women like Woody Williams who put their lives on the line in defense of our nation. I know I speak for everyone when I thank Woody. Our nation … Continue Reading


February 23, 2022

Manchin Leads 63 Bipartisan Senators In Urging Support For Medicare Advantage Program

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led sixty-three bipartisan Senators in urging the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue supporting the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality healthcare to more than 27 million seniors and individuals with disabilities. Approximately 43% of Medicare beneficiaries in West Virginia rely on Medicare Advantage plans for their healthcare. The Senators said in part, “The Medicare Advantage … Continue Reading

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