Press Releases

August 12, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.5 Million To Support Public Health Outreach In Rural Communities Across 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 $3,500,000 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the CommunityEducation Group (CEG). This funding will support and expand vaccination efforts in rural communities, including recruiting and training healthcare workers, distributing the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines that protect against preventable diseases. … Continue Reading


August 11, 2021

Manchin, Portman's Bipartisan Finish The ADHS Act Passes Senate As Part Of The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Fairmont, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that their bipartisan Finish the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) Act has passed the Senate as part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Finish the ADHS Act would provide $1.25 billion in dedicated funding over five years for the network of transportation corridors across Appalachia for the first time since 2012. West Virginia would receive nearly $200 million to … Continue Reading


August 11, 2021

Manchin Statement On New West Virginia University, Viatris Partnership

Fairmont, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announcement of the new partnership between West Virginia University and Viatris. “I am thankful to President Gordon Gee, West Virginia University, and Viatris Executive Chairman Robert Coury for working diligently over the last several months to form this significant partnership that will lead to a bright new future for this impressive facility, the region and our entire state. I … Continue Reading


August 11, 2021

Manchin Raises Serious Concerns About $3.5 Trillion Budget

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement raising concerns about the consequences of passing a $3.5 trillion budget. “Early this morning, I voted ‘YES’ on a procedural vote to move forward on the budget reconciliation process because I believe it is important to discuss the fiscal policy future of this country. However, I have serious concerns about the grave consequences facing West Virginians and every American family if Congress decides … Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Manchin: New FCC Broadband Coverage Map Shows West Virginia's Lack Of Broadband Coverage

The new FCC interactive broadband coverage map can be found here Washington, DC - After years of urging from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a new, interactive broadband coverage map that details the coverage reported by four major broadband providers. The new FCC map shows the significant lack of broadband coverage across West Virginia in comparison to coverage across the rest of the nation. Since 2016, Senator Manchin has pushed … Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

EPA Responds To Manchin, Capito, McKinley Request To Address Lead Found In Clarksburg Drinking Water

The response from the EPA can be found here. Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) received a response from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on their request for the EPA to address the elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water of homes served by the Clarksburg Water System. “The elevated levels of lead found in homes served by the Clarksburg drinking water system are concerning and … Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Senate Passes Manchin's Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

To watch Senator Manchin deliver remarks on the Senate Floor click here West Virginia benefits from the bipartisan infrastructure bill can be found here Washington, DC - Today the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) bipartisan infrastructure bill that will bring at least $3.8 billion to West Virginia for infrastructure investments over the next five years. The legislation passed 69-30 and now heads to the … Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Senators’ Statement on Passage of Landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Mark Warner (D-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a bipartisan vote of 69-30. The bill represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation’s history.  “This vote is a … Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Senate Passes Manchin, Portman, Sinema Bipartisan Bill to Improve Federal Permitting Process in Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

Bipartisan Legislation Builds on Federal Permitting Improvement Act, or FAST-41, Which Became Law in 2015Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) applauded the Senate passage of bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act which includes their bipartisan Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act, a bill to improve the federal permitting process for some of the largest infrastructure projects and build on efforts to update this … Continue Reading


August 06, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $629K For Marshall University To Support West Virginia Students Pursuing Higher Education

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $629,088 from the U.S. Department of Education to Marshall University for two Talent Search programs. These programs encourage and support West Virginians from disadvantaged backgrounds earn degrees in higher education.“Every West Virginian should have the opportunity to pursue higher education, regardless of their background. The Talent … Continue Reading


August 06, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for West Virginia’s Severe Storm Recovery Efforts

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,016,923 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The funding will be used to support disaster-relief employment for eligible individuals to assist with cleanup after severe storms in February and March caused flooding and extensive waterway damage in southwestern areas of West Virginia.“The heavy rain and snow storms in … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $640,000 for Projects at 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 $640,201 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for two projects at West Virginia University (WVU). Specifically, $590,201 of this funding will be appropriated towards late-onset Alzheimer’s disease research, while the remaining $50,000 in funding will support genetic services in Appalachia. “West Virginia … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Manchin Urges The Federal Reserve To Address Threat of Inflation: Don't Overheat Our Economy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and the Federal Open Market Committee to immediately reassess America’s stance of monetary policy and begin to taper the Fed’s ongoing stimulus in order to avoid saddling Americans with inflation taxes and overheating our economy. Senator Manchin said in part, “The Federal Reserve’s (Fed) actions in response to the abrupt economic downturn in the spring of 2020 were instrumental to our … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.8 Million For West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,871,040 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start and Early Head Start programs across West Virginia.  “Investing in education at an early age creates the building blocks for success and benefits all of West Virginia. As a long-time supporter of Head Start programs, I am pleased HHS is investing in three … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Manchin Statement On The Death Of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). “I am heartbroken to learn of the death of my dear friend Richard Trumka. Rich’s story is the American story - he was the son and grandson of Italian and Polish immigrants and began his career mining coal. He never forgot where he came from. He dedicated the rest of his … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Manchin: 10 Days Left For West Virginians To Apply For Health Insurance During ACA Open Enrollment Period

West Virginians interested in applying can learn more at acanavigator.com/wv/home or call at 1-844-WV-CARES Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged West Virginians without health insurance to apply for coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period that ends in 10 days, on August 15th, 2021. Since the beginning of the year, more than 19,000 West Virginians have signed up for healthcare coverage under the ACA. “The Affordable Care Act … Continue Reading


August 04, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For WVU College Of Law To Assist Low-Income Taxpayers

Washington, DC  - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $100,000 grant from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for West Virginia University’s (WVU) College of Law as part of its selection for the 2021 Supplemental Application Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program. The IRS’s LITC supplemental application expands coverage to states without a clinic, giving priority to qualified organizations … Continue Reading


August 04, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $516K For West Virginia Higher Education During COVID-19 Recovery

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $516,791 from the U.S. Department of Education to three higher education institutions across West Virginia. This funding is allocated through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund - FIPSE Competitive Program and will be used to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the new school year quickly approaches, we must … Continue Reading


August 04, 2021

Manchin Announces $3.2 Million From American Rescue Plan To Support West Virginia Airports

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,259,485 from the American Rescue Plan for 10 West Virginia airports. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide economic relief and increase safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The American Rescue Plan continues to provide critical relief to the Mountain State. This American Rescue Plan funding will help West … Continue Reading


August 04, 2021

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities In Appropriations Bills

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured West Virginia priorities in the three appropriations bills, Agriculture, Energy and Water, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. “Today the Senate Appropriations Committee reviewed three bills that include numerous West Virginia priorities,” said Senator Manchin. “I fought hard to include amendments and earmarks for our state priorities including funding to … Continue Reading

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