Press Releases

May 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $200K To Protect Migratory Birds 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 $200,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Nature Conservancy in West Virginia. This funding is through the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) to protect neotropical migratory birds on the Allegheny front. This project will purchase protected land for conservation in a key migration path … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2 Million for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases 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 $2,027,042 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding is made available through CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Manchin Announces North Central Regional Aerotech Business Park Can Begin Construction

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the final Environmental Assessment for the North Central Regional Airport and found that there will be no significant impact from the new aerotech business park project. This approval allows the construction of the business park to begin, which is estimated to create more than 1,000 jobs and double the annual economic impact of the airport to over $2 billion. “The … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Manchin, Romney Introduce Bipartisan LifeBOAT Act To Establish Stewardship Fee To Support Substance Use Treatment

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Angus King (I-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the bipartisan Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act, which would establish a stewardship fee to provide and expand access to substance use treatment. In 2020, over 90,000 Americans died from … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million For Infrastructure Project in Hinton

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,550,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the city of Hinton for an infrastructure project. This project will be matched with $2,000,000 in state and local funds and will be used to replace 13,010 linear feet of terracotta sewer lines, separate stormwater flows from sanitary sewer collection lines and upgrade UV … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Manchin, Colleagues Press CEQ for Status Update on USE IT Act Implementation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today led a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Brenda Mallory inquiring about the status of CEQ’s implementation of the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act, legislation that would support carbon utilization and direct air capture research. In addition to Senator Manchin, the following senators cosigned the letter: Senators … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Manchin Announces $14.6 Million From American Rescue Plan For Mental Health Services, Substance Use Prevention And Treatment

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $14,604,959 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The funding was included in the American Rescue Plan and will help West Virginia provide comprehensive mental health services and prevention, treatment and recovery programs for substance use disorder.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional burdens on many West … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Manchin Provides Update On American Rescue Plan Funding For West Virginia Local Governments

Video of Senator Manchin’s update on American Rescue Plan funding for local governments can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided an update on the funding included in the American Rescue Plan for local governments in West Virginia. The Treasury Department recently provided updated guidance on funding for states, cities, counties and municipalities.  “When we passed the American Rescue Plan in March, states were given estimates on funding they would … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Manchin, Klobuchar, Kennedy, Burr Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Privacy of Consumers’ Online Data

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Kennedy (R-LA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) reintroduced the bipartisan Social Media Privacy Protection and Consumer Rights Act to protect the privacy of consumers’ online data. As online platforms capture user behavior and personal data for advertising purposes, this bill aims to enhance data privacy protections by ensuring companies give consumers control over how their personal data is being used. Specifically, … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Manchin Receives Commitment From VA Nominee To Address VA Accountability And Reform After Clarksburg VAMC Murders

Video of Senator Manchin during Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), received a commitment from Donald Remy, nominee for Deputy Secretary of the VA, that he will work to address VA accountability and reform after the Clarksburg VAMC murders. The Deputy Secretary of the VA is the chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.2 Million For Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke Prevention and Management

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,209,080 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to improve West Virginians’ health through preventing and managing diabetes, heart disease and strokes. “West Virginia has one of the highest rates of diabetes, stroke and heart disease related issues in the … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Manchin, Capito, Cardin, Graham Reintroduce Bill to Cut Red Tape for Broadband Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) today reintroduced the Eliminating Barriers to Rural Internet Development Grant Eligibility (E-BRIDGE) Act, legislation that would remove obstacles for broadband projects to receive Economic Development Admini­­stration (EDA) grants. The bill helps ensure local communities can partner with the private sector to implement critical broadband projects.   “The … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Manchin Questions CDC Director On Drug Epidemic In West Virginia, American Manufacturing Of Critical Medicines

Video of Senator Manchin’s questions during Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education hearing can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Center for Disease Control (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and Principal Deputy CDC Director Dr. Anne Schuchat during the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education hearing on the annual budget … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Manchin Bill To Give West Virginians A Clean Start To Rejoin Workforce

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Clean Start Act, which would allow persons with a felony or misdemeanor conviction for a past non-violent crime committed as a result of substance use disorder to have their records sealed after undergoing comprehensive treatment and demonstrating a commitment to their recovery. “The drug epidemic has impacted every West Virginian, taking far too many lives and resulting in a workforce with opioid misuse related … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

After Manchin Presses for Action, HHS Says Six Pharmaceutical Companies Violate Program That Provides Affordable Medications for Low-Income West Virginians

Washington, DC - After U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) pressed the Health and Human Services (HHS) to protect access to safe and affordable medications for low-income West Virginians, HHS determined six pharmaceutical companies are violating the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which ensures access to medications for low-income West Virginians and Americans.“This determination by HHS is a step in the right direction for West Virginians who rely on the 340B program to access affordable … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Manchin: Recent Cyberattacks Highlight Importance of Whole of Government Response, Cybersecurity Standards for Government Contractors

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, led the subcommittee hearing on the cybersecurity protocols of the defense industrial base. Senator Manchin questioned two witnesses on the Department of Defense (DoD) comprehensive efforts to improve defense industrial base security and emphasized the urgent need to hold prime contractors accountable for the cybersecurity of their subcontractors. After the … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Manchin To Vote For Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to vote to advance Kristen Clarke, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, to bring her nomination before the full Senate. “Today I voted to advance the nomination of Kristen Clarke for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. She is a dedicated public servant who has spent her career serving our … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Manchin Congratulates Cabell County Public Library On Receiving The 2021 National Medal For Museum and Library Service

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated Cabell County Public Library in Huntington for being selected as one of six recipients of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. This medal is the country’s highest honor given to libraries and museums that make significant contributions to their communities.  “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cabell County Public Library continued to provide West … Continue Reading


May 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.4 Million For Cancer Prevention Efforts In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,473,820 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for cancer prevention and control programs. "Far too many West Virginians have struggled through treatment or lost loved ones to cancer. It's simply heartbreaking, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made fighting cancer … Continue Reading


May 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $10.3 Million For West Virginia Airport Improvements

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,383,295 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport improvement projects across West Virginia. "West Virginia airports are vital to our economy, including increasing tourism access and spurring regional economic development," said Senator Manchin. "I am pleased DOT is investing in multiple projects to improve facilities and … Continue Reading

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