Press Releases

March 15, 2022

Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging IRS To Address Ongoing Concerns, Delays

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a bipartisan and bicameral group of 100 Senators and Representatives in a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig reiterating ongoing concerns and urging the IRS to provide much needed relief to taxpayers. As the IRS struggles to address customer service and processing issues, its lack of action is causing unnecessary confusion as the current tax filing season progresses. … Continue Reading


March 15, 2022

After Manchin Efforts, Flights At Clarksburg And Lewisburg Airports Will Continue

Washington, DC - Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg following the announcement from SkyWest that they plan to discontinue Essential Air Services (EAS) to North Central West Virginia Airport in Clarksburg (CKB) and Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg (LWB). Senator Manchin urged Secretary Buttigieg to place a hold on the termination of air services at the two airports to protect local economies … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Renew Bipartisan Push To Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recently joined a bipartisan group of 30 senators in requesting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalize its proposed rule to stop all retroactive direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees. This provision is expected to reduce seniors’ out-of-pocket prescription drug costs by $21.3 billion over 10 years.In a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the Senators said … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan Request For Information On U.S. Protection From Russian Cyber, Disinformation Threats

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, led 22 bipartisan Senators requesting information from U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas on efforts to protect the United States from Russian cyber and disinformation threats. The letter … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce STEM Grants For Fairmont State, Concord Universities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $448,352 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support STEM education focused projects at Fairmont State University and Concord University.“The National Science Foundation continues to be a great partner for West Virginia colleges and universities, and I’m pleased with these continued investments in our state. The research … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Manchin: I Am Unable To Support Nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin To Federal Reserve Board

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to oppose the nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin to the Federal Reserve Board. “Now more than ever, the United States must have policy leaders and economic experts who are focused on the most pressing issues facing the American people and our nation - specifically rising inflation and energy costs. I have carefully reviewed Sarah Bloom Raskin’s qualifications and previous public … Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce 5 New AmeriCorps Projects in West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced the deployment of five new AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) teams to West Virginia. The teams will serve the West Virginia towns of Fairmont, Thomas, Mullens, Gandeeville and Elkview through projects that include tax preparation, park and river clean-ups and rural infrastructure upgrades. “West Virginians have a long history of lending a hand to their neighbors and … Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

Manchin Votes For FY22 Budget And Ukraine Aid, Secures West Virginia Priorities

Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) omnibus and $13.6 billion in direct aid for Ukraine. Senator Manchin also secured West Virginia priorities in the FY22 federal budget, including more than $166 million for Congressionally Directed Spending Requests in West Virginia.“This evening I voted for the FY22 funding bill that is a bipartisan, fiscally sound compromise. Many of the West … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.1 Million For West Virginia University Research

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 $2,116,460 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Visual Sciences Center of Biomedical Research Excellence at West Virginia University. Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence support the establishment and development of innovative, state-of-the-art biomedical and behavioral research centers and institutions … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Manchin Questions U.S. Commanders On NATO Security, China Weapons Systems, Operational Control Of Korean Peninsula

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 Admiral John C. Aquilino, USN Commander, Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and General Paul J. LaCamera, USA, Commander United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea. Senator Manchin questioned the witnesses about concerns over Russian escalation into NATO member territory, the … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Manchin Announces Funding To Expand Broadband Access To More Than 79,000 West Virginia Locations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that West Virginia will receive $247.6 million over the next decade from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to expand broadband access to 79,391 locations across West Virginia. Broadband service provider Frontier was approved by the FCC after an exhaustive technical, financial and legal review of all winning bidders. After concerns were raised that the FCC had not properly … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Manchin Calls For Rebuilding Domestic Energy Systems To Strengthen American Energy Security And Support Allies Across The Free World

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 examine the use of energy as a tool and a weapon, and ensuring energy security for the United States and its allies.The hearing featured witnesses from the Baker Institute for Public Policy, Columbia University, Energy Futures Initiative, Rice University and Shell USA, Inc. To read their testimony click … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.1 Million For West Virginia Head Start Program

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 $1,193,188 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Eastern Alleghany Council For Human Services for Head Start programs in West Virginia.“Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, regardless of their background. Head Start programs provide our youngest West Virginians with the … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Manchin Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his meeting with U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. “This afternoon I met with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to discuss her experience, record and opinions on important issues impacting West Virginians. We had a positive and productive meeting. I appreciate her willingness to meet with me ahead of her confirmation vote. Just as I have with previous nominees, I will closely … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million For Camden-On-Gauley Medical Center

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,601,829 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Camden-on-Gauley Medical Center, Inc. This funding was made available through the department’s Health Center Cluster grant program.“West Virginia’s health centers are the backbone of our healthcare system and have provided quality care for West Virginians … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Senate Passes Manchin's Postal Service Reform Legislation

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate passed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) bipartisan, bicameral Postal Service Reform Act, which would provide critical reforms to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The legislation passed 79-19. “Getting our fiscal house in order is one of my top priorities and is essential to preparing future generations of Americans for success,” said Senator Manchin. “I am proud that the Senate passed the bipartisan, bicameral Postal Service Reform Act to … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Manchin, Murkowski Welcome White House Announcement 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), a senior member of the Committee, welcomed an announcement from President Biden that the United States will ban Russian energy imports. This announcement follows the lead of Senators Manchin and Murkowski’s bipartisan, bicameral Ban Russian Energy Imports Act, which would prohibit the importation of Russian crude oil, petroleum, petroleum … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce New School Bus Funding

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 three West Virginia school systems will receive funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebate Awards. The program works to fund the replacement of old diesel school buses with new … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.4 Million For West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,462,713 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support 13 West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages.“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.8 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, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,802,164 to the West Virginia Division of Emergency Management. This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is allocated to reimburse state management costs (SMC) as a direct result … Continue Reading

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