Press Releases

October 13, 2022

Manchin, Tuberville Announce Key Feedback from NIL Stakeholder Outreach

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today announced key findings from their outreach to various athletic leaders to build consensus around bipartisan legislation related to name, image, and likeness (NIL). The topline themes and responses announced today are based on feedback submitted by a broad range of stakeholders, including university athletic directors, administrators, associations, collectives and student-athlete groups. On June 21, 2021, … Continue Reading


October 13, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.6 Million for Behavioral Health Care in West Virginia

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,678,044 to support behavioral health care in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service Grant program. “I am pleased HHS is investing more than $4.6 million in these four critical programs,” Senator Manchin said. “The funding … Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $590 Million in Bridge, Highway Funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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, and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced funds coming to West Virginia totaling $590,536,780 through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).“Our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to bring historic investments to West Virginia - … Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

Manchin Calls on President Biden to Increase Domestic Energy Production After OPEC+ Cuts

Charleston, WV - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, called on President Biden to take all immediate actions within his authority to increase domestic energy production following an agreement from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries+ (OPEC+) to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day. “It is unconscionable for America, with our abundant natural resources that can be produced cleaner than … Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $680K for 13 West Virginia Rural Development Projects

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $680,700 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for 13 projects across West Virginia. The funding will support upgrading local infrastructure, boosting small business development, strengthening agricultural production and providing additional resources for West Virginia communities. “Investing in our … Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

Manchin Praises Supplementation of H-2B Visa Program

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) praised the announcement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that the H-2B visa cap will be supplemented with nearly 65,000 additional visas for Fiscal Year 2023. “I am glad the Administration has acknowledged the labor needs of our nation. West Virginia small businesses rely on the H-2B visa program to ensure they are adequately staffed and able to operate at full capacity. This … Continue Reading


October 11, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $44 Million to Fight Drug Epidemic in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $44,337,509 through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program. This funding will provide resources that increase access to treatment and support the continuum of prevention and recovery services for individuals struggling with substance use disorder in West … Continue Reading


October 11, 2022

Manchin, Tillis, Coons, Van Hollen Reintroduce Bipartisan Fair Hiring in Banking Act

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) reintroduced the bipartisan Fair Hiring in Banking Act to reduce hiring barriers across the financial services sector. The legislation will ensure otherwise highly qualified individuals with minor arrest or conviction records are not prohibited from working in the financial services industry, and expands upon the Fair Hiring in Banking Act previously introduced by … Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $7.5 Million For West Virginia Fire Departments

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,568,033 for fire departments across West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding was made available through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) program. “Our brave West Virginia … Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $6.3 Million for Seven West Virginia Public Safety Programs

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $6,329,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) for seven West Virginia programs dedicated to promoting public safety. The funding is made possible through the COPS Technology and Equipment Program (TEP) and will help communities develop and acquire effective technologies, equipment … Continue Reading


October 06, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.7 Million for West Virginia School-Based Mental Health Services

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,753,732 from the U.S. Department of Education Stronger Connections Grant Program for the state of West Virginia to support safer and healthier learning environments for K-12 students. The funding was made possible through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which passed the Senate and was signed into law in June of 2022, and will be … Continue Reading


October 05, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.4 Million for Land and Water Conservation Fund Projects in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the National Park Service (NPS) will invest $2,443,919 million to fund recreation and restoration projects in state and local parks across West Virginia. This funding was secured when Chairman Manchin’s historic Great American Outdoors Act was enacted in 2020, which made permanent full and mandatory annual funding of $900 … Continue Reading


October 05, 2022

Manchin Statement on OPEC+ Agreement to Cut Oil Production

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the agreement by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries+ (OPEC+) to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day.“Today’s announcement from OPEC+ confirms why the United States must be energy independent and energy secure so we cannot be intimidated by foreign adversaries. We have been blessed with an abundance of … Continue Reading


October 05, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $728K from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Broadband Expansion in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $728,065 from the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for the development of a statewide digital equity plan in West Virginia. The funding was made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and will be used to engage local communities and develop projects … Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

Manchin Joins EDA Assistant Secretary to Announce $62.8 Million from American Rescue Plan for Coalfield Development ACT Now Coalition

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined Economic Development Administration (EDA) Assistant Secretary Alejandra Castillo to announce $62.8 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to the Appalachian Climate Technology (ACT Now) Coalition, led by the Coalfield Development Corporation. This investment will support job and economic growth in 21 counties across southern West Virginia that have been impacted by the downturn in the … Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.9 Million to Prevent Domestic Violence, Keep Communities Safe in West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,925,020 through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to prevent domestic violence, support drug courts, develop forensic science research, and keep West Virginia communities safe. “I am pleased to announce these critical investments from the Department of Justice to boost crime prevention efforts, including domestic violence, dating … Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5 Million for New River Health Association

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the New River Health Association in Fayette County, West Virginia will receive $5,000,000 to combine and expand their services in one large medical complex, as well as establish a community conference center. The funding is made possible by a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request secured by Senators Manchin and Capito and is funded … Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5.7 Million from Appalachian Regional Commission for Three Projects Across West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,764,995 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for three projects across West Virginia. The funding will support expanding essential water service in Clay County, conducting a land development study to help complete the Corridor H Highway and bolstering tourism and recreation-related businesses across the state. … Continue Reading


September 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.9 Million for Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery will receive $4,961,000 to support its efforts to help West Virginians suffering from substance use disorder or behavioral health issues. The funding is made possible by a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request secured by Senators Manchin and Capito and is funded through the … Continue Reading


September 30, 2022

Manchin, Collins Announce 32 Cosponsors for Bipartisan Electoral Count Act Reform

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced their bipartisan Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act now has 32 cosponsors in the Senate. The legislation will ensure the electoral votes tallied by Congress accurately reflect each state’s vote for President and will promote a peaceful transition of power between the outgoing and incoming President. The new cosponsors include Senate Leaders Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and … Continue Reading

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