Press Releases

May 14, 2021

Manchin, State Auditor McCuskey Hold American Rescue Plan Information Sessions In Martinsburg and Fairmont

West Virginia will receive at least $4 billion from the American Rescue Plan Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and West Virginia Auditor John B. "JB" McCuskey held two information sessions on the American Rescue Plan benefits for West Virginia in Martinsburg and Fairmont. "The American Rescue Plan continues to be vital to defeating the COVID-19 pandemic and helping our fellow West Virginians recover from the pandemic," said Senator Manchin. "Today, Auditor McCuskey and … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $3 Million for Brownfields Site Cleanup 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 $2,994,039 through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grants Program to clean up Brownfields sites across West Virginia. Specifically, this funding will support underserved and economically disadvantaged communities in assessing and cleaning up contaminated and abandoned industrial and … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For AmeriCorps 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 $1,056,666 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support four West Virginia organizations, 58 AmeriCorps members and 10 summer associates across the state. "West Virginians know how important it is to reach out a helping hand to support our fellow West Virginians. AmeriCorps members serve across West Virginia and engage … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

West Virginia Delegation Applauds Approval Of Disaster Declaration For February Winter Storm

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3) applauded President Biden's approval of the federal disaster declaration for the February 10-16th winter storm that impacted Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, and Wayne Counties. The delegation sent a letter on April 16th to President Biden calling on him to approve the federal disaster declaration request. "President … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Manchin Reminds 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 Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reminded and encouraged West Virginians to apply for health insurance coverage during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period that ends August 15th, 2021. The American Rescue Plan also includes additional financial assistance to West Virginians by lowering healthcare coverage premiums. From February 15 - April 30, … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin Reminds West Virginians To Apply For Congressionally Directed Spending Requests On New Webpage by Tomorrow

Congressionally Directed Spending Requests webpage can be accessed at www.manchin.senate.gov/appropriations Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reminded West Virginians to apply for Congressionally Directed Spending requests on his new webpage. This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee will allow communities and non-profits the opportunity to request targeted funding through Congressionally Directed Spending, or … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin Bill To Prevent Fatal Overdoses, Support Opioid Victims

Bipartisan IMPROVE Addiction Care Act seeks to prevent fatal opioid overdoses Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) reintroduced the bipartisan Improving Medicaid Programs' Response to Overdose Victims and Enhancing (IMPROVE) Addiction Care Act to provide greater assistance to individuals who have struggled with substance use disorder. This legislation would require state Medicaid programs to use jointly-funded Drug Utilization Review programs to help … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin, Capito Congratulate The 2021 West Virginia Presidential Scholars

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), today congratulated West Virginia students Kendra Goeddert from Greenbrier East High School, Nicholas Murphy from Parkersburg South High School and Zara Zervos from John Marshall High School for being selected as U.S Presidential Scholars. The Presidential Scholars Program honors graduating high school seniors for their academic achievement, accomplishments in the arts and technology fields, leadership, service … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin Provides Update On American Rescue Plan Direct Aid To West Virginians

Video of Senator Manchin’s statement on direct aid to West Virginians from the American Rescue Plan can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided an update on the direct aid West Virginians have received from the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan continues to deliver critical aid directly to West Virginians through stimulus checks, unemployment assistance, Child Tax Credits, Earned Income Tax Credit extensions and health insurance … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Manchin: Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Applications Open To Expand Access For West Virginians

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program application can be found here Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that applications are open for the $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Eligible West Virginians can apply to offset the cost of receiving broadband access at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and can receive $50 off their monthly internet bill and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Manchin Leads Resolution Recognizing National Nurses Week, Thanks Nurses For Their Services

Washington, DC - Today on International Nurses Day, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) led his colleagues in the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives in introducing a bipartisan, bicameral resolution marking May 6-12, 2021 as National Nurses Week to recognize the invaluable contributions made by nurses across West Virginia and America, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Nurses have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, going above and beyond the call of duty to take … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Manchin Bill To Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole, Eliminate Tax Breaks For Wall Street Investment Managers

Senator Manchin's legislation will eliminate private equity tax breaks and make wealthy fund managers pay ordinary income rates like workers do Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Carried Interest Fairness Act, which would close the carried interest tax loophole that benefits wealthy hedge fund managers on Wall Street. "For far too long, hedge fund managers working on Wall Street have not paid their fair … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

ICYMI: Manchin, Capito Lead Bipartisan Letter In Support Of National Labs

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jim Risch (R-ID) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) led Senate colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) requesting the Endless Frontier Act be modified to recognize the leading role the Department of Energy and National Laboratories play in shaping … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $376K From National Science Foundation For Research 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 $367,688 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects at West Virginia University Research Corporation. "The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for the Mountain State and our universities, and I am pleased they are investing in West Virginia University for two research projects," said Senator … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Manchin Bill To Restore DEA Ability To Crack Down On Dangerous Opioids

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the DEA Enforcement and Authority Act, which would restore the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) ability to effectively enforce our nation's drug laws. This legislation would make the critical changes requested by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act that passed in 2016 that would help the DEA crack down on suspicious opioid orders. "The drug epidemic is … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Manchin Statement On Sentencing of Clarksburg Serial Killer, VAMC Report

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the sentencing of a former Clarksburg VAMC nursing assistant for the murders at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) report. "The last several years have been incredibly painful for families and loved ones of the Veterans murdered at the Clarksburg VAMC. Although the sentence is long overdue, I was pleased to see this … Continue Reading


May 10, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $1.1 Million From The American Rescue Plan To Help West Virginians Experiencing Homelessness

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $1,150,512 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address homelessness in West Virginia. These awards are funded through the American Rescue Plan and will provide Emergency Housing Vouchers to three housing authorities in West Virginia, which will help assist West Virginians experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. "Unfortunately, many of our fellow West Virginians are currently or at … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Manchin Bill To Improve U.S. Postal Service Delivery Service, Prevent Further Delays

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are introducing the Delivering Envelopes Judiciously On-time Year-round Act (DeJoy Act) to prevent changes that negatively impact delivery standards within the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The DeJoy Act would block USPS from moving forward with a new 10-year plan that weakens the agency's abilities to efficiently deliver mail, keeping standards established on January 1, 2021. "For rural … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million for Entrepreneur Assistance Project in Bluefield

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,095,000 investment for the Center for Applied Research and Technology in Bluefield, West Virginia. This project will foster new businesses, diversify product lines of existing business, streamline manufacturing processes, and create and retain jobs throughout southern West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Economic … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Manchin Launches New Web Page For Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

Congressionally Directed Spending Requests web page can be accessed at www.manchin.senate.gov/appropriations Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, launched a new web page for Congressionally Directed Spending requests. This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee will be allowing communities and non-profits the opportunity to request targeted funding through Congressionally Directed Spending, or Earmarks. The new webpage can … Continue Reading

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