Press Releases

August 03, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $6.6 Million For Overdose Prevention 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 $6,653,952 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Violence and Injury Prevention Program: Overdose Data to Action program through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The Overdose Data to Action program helps collect data to better prevent and respond to overdose deaths in West … Continue Reading


August 03, 2021

Manchin: $200 Million For Corridor H Included In Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

Senator Manchin’s Finish the ADHS Act, included in the Bipartisan infrastructure agreement, dedicates nearly $200 million for Corridor H Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced the inclusion of their bipartisan, bicameral Finish the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) Act in the bipartisan infrastructure agreement negotiated by 22 bipartisan Senators. For the first time since 2012, the bipartisan infrastructure agreement … Continue Reading


August 03, 2021

Manchin, Collins, Vela, Katko Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Home Meals Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and John Katko (R-NY-24) reintroduced the Helping Our Most Elderly (HOME) Secure Meals Act, which would purchase, customize and repair vehicles that provide meals to older Americans.  Nearly nine out of ten local senior nutrition programs report there was unmet need for home-delivered meals in their community. To reach seniors in need, these program rely on … Continue Reading


August 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $982K From National Science Foundation For Research 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 $982,665 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects at West Virginia University.“The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for West Virginia universities and colleges through their support for critical research and efforts to foster educational opportunities for students across the … Continue Reading


August 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Workers Harmed by Foreign Trade

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,370,490 for West Virginia through the 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 that West Virginians are the hardest workers you’ll ever meet, we just … Continue Reading


August 02, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce NASA Project Funding for WVU

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $750,000 from NASA’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program to West Virginia University (WVU). This funding will support a project titled, “Adaptive and Scalable Data Compression for Deep Space Data Transfer Applications using Deep Learning.” “From Katherine Johnson to Homer Hickam, West Virginians have played an … Continue Reading


August 01, 2021

Manchin: Americans Want Infrastructure And Jobs, Bipartisan Senators Delivered

To watch Senator Manchin deliver remarks on the Senate Floor click here Bipartisan bill text can be found hereWashington, DC - This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered remarks on the Senate Floor on the bipartisan infrastructure agreement and the completion of the bipartisan bill text. Bill text can be found here.Senator Manchin said in part, “So many people have given up on the Senate. They have given up on Congress. They have given up on our ability to be able … Continue Reading


July 30, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $300K For Environmental Research At West Virginia State University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to West Virginia State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), for environmental research. This project will study the impact of storms on the Kanawha River watershed.“West Virginia State University is a leading HBCU and one of West Virginia’s exemplary land-grant … Continue Reading


July 30, 2021

Senate Unanimously Passes Manchin, Wicker Bipartisan Resolution Designating August 1st As Gold Star Children's Day

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) to designate August 1, 2021, as Gold Star Children’s Day to recognize the sacrifices of the children of fallen servicemembers. To date, there has been no nationally recognized day to honor Gold Star Children. U.S. Representatives Dean Phillips (D-MN), Trent Kelly (R-MS), Young Kim (R-CA), and Tim Ryan (D-OH) introduced the House … Continue Reading


July 30, 2021

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Colleagues In Urging Senate Appropriations Committee To Provide Security Assistance To Israel

Washington, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led seven Senators in urging Senate Committee Appropriations Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) to support Israel’s emergency request in security assistance in order to strengthen its Iron Dome missile defense system in preparation for any future conflict. The Senators said in part, “We write with regard to an issue of utmost importance to that … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $900K To Support Pregnant and Postpartum Mothers With Substance Use Disorder 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 $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding will establish a pilot program in West Virginia to provide treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Senate Passes Bipartisan Reimbursement Compromise For National Guard Who Responded To January 6th Attack

Senate funding package includes $521 million to reimburse National Guard for post January 6th deployments to protect U.S. Capitol Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act 98-0, which includes $521 million to reimburse the National Guard who responded to the January 6th attack who paid for the deployment from annual budgets. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Senate … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Manchin Announces $495K From American Rescue Plan To Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts In Rural West Virginia Communities

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $495,290 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for outreach efforts to encourage and increase COVID-19 vaccinations at three rural health clinics in West Virginia.  “The COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are safe, effective and are vital to defeating the COVID-19 pandemic. As we experience a rise in … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Manchin Statement On Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

Senator Manchin was joined by 20 fellow bipartisan Senators    Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and 20 other bipartisan Senators released the following statement on the bipartisan infrastructure agreement.  “We are proud to announce we have reached a bipartisan agreement on our proposal to make the strongest investment in America’s critical infrastructure in a generation. Our plan will create good-paying jobs in communities across our country without … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Unanimously Passes Manchin Bipartisan Bill To Increase VA Provider Accountability

Senator Manchin introduced the bipartisan legislation in June    Washington, DC - Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC) unanimously passed the VA Provider Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME) and John Boozman (R-AR).  “West Virginia Veterans have experienced firsthand the negative impacts of the VA not properly vetting healthcare providers, which resulted in … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Manchin Announces $3.7 Million From American Rescue Plan To Help West Virginia Students Experiencing Homelessness

Senator Manchin successfully fought to include $800 million in the American Rescue Plan to help students experiencing homelessness Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $3,743,199 from the American Rescue Plan to help West Virginia schools identify and support students experiencing homelessness. West Virginia has received nearly $5 million from the $800 million Senator Manchin fought to include in the American Rescue Plan to help students experiencing … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $402K For West Virginia Economic Development Investments

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $402,500 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for economic development district planning for six regions across West Virginia. These investments will help identify specific economic factors and help planning councils create individual plans to further development in each of the designated areas. “Investing in our regional … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $402K For West Virginia Economic Development Investments

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $402,500 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for economic development district planning for six regions across West Virginia. These investments will help identify specific economic factors and help planning councils create individual plans to further development in each of the designated areas. “Investing in our regional … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $750K For Huntington Tri-State Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Huntington Tri-State Airport. This funding will be used to recruit, initiate and support new air services to Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). “West Virginia’s airports serve as hubs for economic development and open … Continue Reading


July 26, 2021

Manchin Announces $60 Million Investment To Increase Energy Efficiency In Manufacturing

West Virginia University is one of 32 universities across 28 states selected to conduct industrial assessments to help local manufacturers reduce carbon footprint, lower costs, and train energy workforce of tomorrowWashington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced $60 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in funding for its largest-ever cohort of university-based Industrial Assessment … Continue Reading

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