Press Releases

July 13, 2022

Manchin Announces $165K to Support American Red Cross in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the American Red Cross Central Appalachia Region will receive $165,000 to support the purchase of four new blood services vehicles. The funding is made possible by a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request secured by Senator Manchin and is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).“The … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

Manchin Statement on 9.1% Inflation Rate

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics published their monthly Consumer Price Index Report indicating consumer inflation has risen to 9.1%, the largest 12-month increase since 1981. “Today’s inflation data illustrates the pain families across the country are feeling as costs continue to rise at a historic rate. 9.1% is cause for serious concern. Items like chicken, eggs and lunchmeat have increased to … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

Manchin Speaks on Hershel "Woody" Williams' Life and Legacy

Washington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the U.S. Senate Floor on the life and legacy of Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Senator Manchin’s speech can be watched in full here. Senator Manchin’s remarks as prepared: M. President, I rise today to speak on the life and legacy of my dear friend, the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor Recipient, West Virginian and one of the last of the Greatest … Continue Reading


July 12, 2022

Manchin Announces More Than $99 Million to Provide Meals for West Virginia Children

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced an estimated $99,814,480 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to provide a payment of $391 for approximately 255,280 West Virginia children to access healthy food and meals through the summer months. The funding is provided through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program and was made available in part by the American … Continue Reading


July 12, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.8 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 and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,868,053 for the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will reimburse costs CAMC accrued from the purchase of personal protective equipment and … Continue Reading


July 12, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $399K for Medical Research Projects at Marshall University, West Virginia University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $399,650 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for substance use research at Marshall University and cancer treatment research at West Virginia University (WVU). “Marshall University and West Virginia University are leaders in numerous academic fields, including vital medical research. I’m pleased HHS is investing in this … Continue Reading


July 11, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $15 Million for New Terminal Building at North Central West Virginia Airport

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $15,000,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Terminal Program for the North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) in Harrison County. The funding was made possible through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and will support the construction of a new terminal building to ensure safe and smooth … Continue Reading


July 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding to Support Economic Redevelopment and Revitalization

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 several grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). These investments, which total $412,509, will support economic redevelopment and revitalization in the region by increasing job opportunities and attracting investment.“Investing in our … Continue Reading


July 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Preston Memorial Hospital

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Preston Memorial Hospital will receive $580,000 through a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Community Funded Project Award. This funding was made available through a Congressionally Directed Spending request from both Senators Manchin and Capito.“The Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital provides affordable, quality … Continue Reading


July 07, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million in NSF Funding for 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 $1,625,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support two projects at West Virginia University (WVU). Specifically, this funding will support projects that work to advance knowledge in the field of chemical synthesis and study how the nervous system integrates sensory-motor information.“The National Science Foundation continues … Continue Reading


July 07, 2022

Manchin Announces $1.9 Million for Community Health Systems in Beckley

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,920,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for Community Health Systems in Beckley, West Virginia. This funding comes in part from the American Rescue Plan and will support family medicine training and residency programs to meet the needs of rural communities in West Virginia. “The COVID-19 … Continue Reading


July 07, 2022

Manchin Announces Another $892K From American Rescue Plan To Expand Broadband Access for West Virginia Students

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced an additional $892,380 from the American Rescue Plan for six West Virginia school districts as part of the latest round of the Emergency Connectivity Fund. This funding is distributed through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help schools, libraries and educational organizations purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections for students, staff and library visitors. … Continue Reading


July 05, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million To Combat Drug Epidemic, Support Health Centers 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 $1,915,817 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the drug epidemic and support a health center network in West Virginia. “Every West Virginian has felt the impacts of substance use disorder, and combatting this heartbreaking epidemic continues to be a top priority of mine. Rural Communities Opioid Response is … Continue Reading


July 05, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $650K for Agriculture Research at West Virginia State University

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to conduct agricultural research that will enhance crop yield at West Virginia State University (WVSU).  “West Virginia’s farmers, ranchers and rural development professionals play a critical role in our state’s economy and provide … Continue Reading


July 05, 2022

Manchin, Murkowski, Hassan, Portman, Blumenthal, Duckworth Introduce Resolution to Rebuild Ukraine

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the United States’ commitment to rebuilding Ukraine after the impacts of Putin’s war. “It is our responsibility as a world power and democratic leader to support our allies in times of need,” said Senator Manchin. “Putin’s war on Ukraine continues to impact Ukrainians, … Continue Reading


July 03, 2022

Manchin, Capito, West Virginia Delegation Announce Hershel "Woody" Williams Will Lie in U.S. Capitol

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Carol Miller (R-WV) and Alex Mooney (R-WV) announced Hershel “Woody” Williams will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in the coming weeks. “Last week we lost Woody Williams, a great American hero and the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Governor Justice and his team hosted a beautiful celebration of Woody’s life that was worthy of the … Continue Reading


July 01, 2022

Manchin Wishes West Virginians a Happy, Safe Independence Day

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day.“Independence Day is a time to come together as Americans and West Virginians to celebrate our great nation. On this day, we also honor our brave servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe and protect the freedoms we all enjoy. Their sacrifices prove that America is a nation worth fighting for and they are an inspiration to us all.  On this Fourth of … Continue Reading


June 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.5 Million for Five West Virginia Airport Projects

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,559,079 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for five West Virginia airport projects. The funding will support upgrades to runway and taxiway infrastructure, a new lighting system and removing tree obstructions to ensure safe and smooth travels for all West Virginians and visitors to and from the state. “I am pleased DOT is … Continue Reading


June 30, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Supports, Senate Passes Bill to Extend Summer Meal Program Flexibilities for West Virginia Kids

Charleston, WV - Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act, which U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) supported, and was signed into law by President Biden. The Keep Kids Fed Act will extend school nutrition waivers, increase reimbursements, and other critical actions to ensure children do not go hungry.“No child should ever go to bed hungry, and it is one of my top priorities to ensure every child in West Virginia and across the country has a meal to eat … Continue Reading


June 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Workers Harmed by Foreign Trade

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,901,348 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program. This funding will help the state of West Virginia provide training and employment services to eligible workers affected adversely by foreign trade.“I always say West Virginians are the hardest workers you’ll ever meet, we … Continue Reading

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