Press Releases

June 29, 2022

Manchin Statement on the Death of Hershel "Woody" Williams

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of West Virginia’s revered hero Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. “Woody Williams was the embodiment of a true American hero. Americans like Woody answered the call to serve our great nation and their sacrifices allow us to enjoy the freedoms we hold dear. Gayle and I are devastated by the loss of our dear friend who meant so much to so … Continue Reading


June 28, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Bill to Strengthen VA Health Records Oversight Signed Into Law

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), applauded the signing of his bipartisan VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act of 2021, which requires the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report to Congress on the implementation costs and performance reports of the new Electronic Health Records Modernization (EHRM) system. The EHRM system improves health information storage and better connects VA medical … Continue Reading


June 27, 2022

Manchin: VA Air Commission Is Dead

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), announced the Veterans Affairs (VA) Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission will not move forward because it is officially opposed by 12 bipartisan Senators, signifying the end of the AIR Commission. Without the Senate’s approval of the Commission and its nominees, no Commission will be established and the process as outlined by the VA MISSION Act will not move … Continue Reading


June 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.9 Million for Next-Gen Clean Energy Manufacturing Project at West Virginia University

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced West Virginia University (WVU), in partnership with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), will receive $1,999,876 from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop innovative new technologies to reduce emissions and advance clean energy manufacturing. Specifically, this significant investment will help students, faculty and … Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

Manchin Statement On SCOTUS Decision To Overturn Roe V. Wade

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), released the following statement on the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade.“I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. It has been the law of the land for nearly 50 years and was understood to be settled precedent. I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal … Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

ICYMI: Manchin Votes for Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

Washington, DC - Last night, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which passed 65-33. Senator Manchin also spoke on the Senate Floor about the bipartisan legislation.“If you can't, as a parent, or grandparent send your child off to school, knowing full well they're going to return home safe. If you have that doubt in your mind, and that child has that doubt, and they're scared to go to school, then something is wrong with our system in … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $3.6 Million in PILT Payments to West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $3,617,997 from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to 36 West Virginia counties. These payments are made annually to counties with non-taxable Federal land within their borders to offset the lost property tax revenue.“For more than 40 years, PILT payments have helped ensure … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Manchin: It's the Child Protection Bill, As Far As I'm Concerned

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate Floor on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.Senator Manchin said in part, “Something has to be done. It's not open season on children…If you can't, as a parent, or grandparent send your child off to school, knowing full well they're going to return home safe. If you have that doubt in your mind, and that child has that doubt, and they're scared to go to school, then something is wrong with our system in … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Manchin Statement on the 6th Anniversary of 2016 Flood in West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the 6th anniversary of the 2016 flood that devastated communities across West Virginia and killed 23 West Virginians.“Every West Virginian remembers the terrible flooding that ravaged the southern region of our state, killing 23 of our fellow West Virginians and destroying thousands of homes. Gayle and I join all West Virginians in continuing to pray for the families whose lives were forever … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Manchin Statement on the Six Deaths in Helicopter Crash in Logan County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the deaths of six people in a helicopter crash in Logan County.“Gayle and I are devastated to hear of the deaths of six people killed in a horrific helicopter crash in Logan County. This is a heartbreaking time for the families, friends and loved ones of those in the crash, and I know our entire state feels this loss. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and my staff and … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $7.5 Million in HHS Grants for West Virginia

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,533,377 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to bolster local health centers, provide maternal health services, increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment, support research projects, strengthen prevention programs and enhance primary care training in West Virginia. “Ensuring all West Virginians have access to the … Continue Reading


June 22, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $424K For Nine West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $424,636 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support nine West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages.“Healthcare professionals across … Continue Reading


June 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $340K from Appalachian Regional Commission for Four Projects Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $340,206 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for four projects across West Virginia. The funding will support upgrades to local lighting infrastructure in Charleston, the design of a multistate career pathways system, youth leadership training in sciences and equipment improvements in the McDowell County Renaissance Village.      … Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

Manchin Secures West Virginia Priorities in National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), secured West Virginia priorities in the SASC markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). The NDAA establishes the funding levels and creates new programs within the Department of Defense (DoD) annually, passage of this bill would mark the 62nd year in a row Congress … Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce ARC Funding for McDowell Water Infrastructure

Charleston, WV — 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 a $160,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for McDowell County Public Service District (MCPSD) to develop a 10-year strategic plan and provide technical assistance to expand and regionalize MCPSD's water and wastewater systems throughout the … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Senate Passes Manchin Backed Bill To Provide Healthcare and Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), voted for the bipartisan Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 to provide Veterans exposed to burn pits during their military service with the healthcare and benefits they deserve. The legislation passed 84-14.“Many of our brave Veterans in West Virginia and across America who were exposed … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Manchin Announces Another $5 Million 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 $5,012,488 from the American Rescue Plan for the Harrison County School District and the Community Action of Southeastern West Virginia Head Start Program as part of the latest rounds 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, … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce All-American Flag Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan All-American Flag Act, which would require the federal government to exclusively purchase flags that are entirely produced and manufactured in the United States. Bipartisan companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Shontel Brown (D-OH), Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Adam Kinzinger … Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

Manchin, Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost U.S. Critical Minerals Supply, Protect National Security

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), introduced the bipartisan Homeland Acceleration of Recovering Deposits and Renewing Onshore Critical Keystones (HARD ROCK) Act to boost the United States’ supply of critical minerals. The legislation would bolster the National Defense Stockpile (NDS) to ensure access to the strategic and critical materials needed to meet modern national security demands and urge … Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $28.8 Million for Eight West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $28,896,352 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for eight Head Start and Early Head Start programs in West Virginia. “Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background or where they live in our great state. Head Start and Early Head Start provide children with the skills and … Continue Reading

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