Press Releases

March 10, 2022

Manchin Questions U.S. Commanders On NATO Security, China Weapons Systems, Operational Control Of Korean Peninsula

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, questioned Admiral John C. Aquilino, USN Commander, Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and General Paul J. LaCamera, USA, Commander United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea. Senator Manchin questioned the witnesses about concerns over Russian escalation into NATO member territory, the … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Manchin Announces Funding To Expand Broadband Access To More Than 79,000 West Virginia Locations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that West Virginia will receive $247.6 million over the next decade from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to expand broadband access to 79,391 locations across West Virginia. Broadband service provider Frontier was approved by the FCC after an exhaustive technical, financial and legal review of all winning bidders. After concerns were raised that the FCC had not properly … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Manchin Calls For Rebuilding Domestic Energy Systems To Strengthen American Energy Security And Support Allies Across The Free World

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing to examine the use of energy as a tool and a weapon, and ensuring energy security for the United States and its allies.The hearing featured witnesses from the Baker Institute for Public Policy, Columbia University, Energy Futures Initiative, Rice University and Shell USA, Inc. To read their testimony click … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.1 Million For West Virginia Head Start Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,193,188 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Eastern Alleghany Council For Human Services for Head Start programs in West Virginia.“Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, regardless of their background. Head Start programs provide our youngest West Virginians with the … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Manchin Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his meeting with U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. “This afternoon I met with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to discuss her experience, record and opinions on important issues impacting West Virginians. We had a positive and productive meeting. I appreciate her willingness to meet with me ahead of her confirmation vote. Just as I have with previous nominees, I will closely … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.6 Million For Camden-On-Gauley Medical Center

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,601,829 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Camden-on-Gauley Medical Center, Inc. This funding was made available through the department’s Health Center Cluster grant program.“West Virginia’s health centers are the backbone of our healthcare system and have provided quality care for West Virginians … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Senate Passes Manchin's Postal Service Reform Legislation

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate passed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) bipartisan, bicameral Postal Service Reform Act, which would provide critical reforms to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The legislation passed 79-19. “Getting our fiscal house in order is one of my top priorities and is essential to preparing future generations of Americans for success,” said Senator Manchin. “I am proud that the Senate passed the bipartisan, bicameral Postal Service Reform Act to … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Manchin, Murkowski Welcome White House Announcement To Ban Russian Energy Imports

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a senior member of the Committee, welcomed an announcement from President Biden that the United States will ban Russian energy imports. This announcement follows the lead of Senators Manchin and Murkowski’s bipartisan, bicameral Ban Russian Energy Imports Act, which would prohibit the importation of Russian crude oil, petroleum, petroleum … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce New School Bus Funding

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three West Virginia school systems will receive funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebate Awards. The program works to fund the replacement of old diesel school buses with new … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.4 Million For West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,462,713 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support 13 West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages.“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.8 Million For COVID-19 Relief Reimbursement

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,802,164 to the West Virginia Division of Emergency Management. This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is allocated to reimburse state management costs (SMC) as a direct result … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes Manchin, Capito Resolution To Condemn Bomb Threats Against HBCUs

Washington, DC - The United States Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito’s (R-WV) bipartisan resolution condemning the recent bomb threats against Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country. Senators Manchin and Capito led their colleagues in passing the resolution to reaffirm the federal government’s commitment to combatting violence against students, faculty and staff. West Virginia is home to two HBCUs, West … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Manchin, Murkowski Statement On Growing Bipartisan, Bicameral Efforts To Ban Russian Energy Imports

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the recently announced bipartisan, bicameral agreement from the Senate Committee on Finance that provides a legislative path forward to ban imports of energy products from Russia.“Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war on Ukraine has killed hundreds of … Continue Reading


March 05, 2022

Manchin Speaks Directly With Ukrainian President Zelensky

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined over 200 Members of Congress on a Zoom with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Senator Manchin asked President Zelensky about banning Russian energy imports to America. “It was an honor to hear directly from President Zelensky this morning as he continues to lead his nation in defense against a senseless and illegal invasion by Vladimir Putin. President Zelensky has shown immense bravery and leadership in … Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Announce $6.3 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law For Water Infrastructure In West Virginia

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) today announced $6,313,780 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for 22 West Virginia watersheds and flood protection sites. The funding will repair existing watershed infrastructure and invest in exploring new opportunities for dams and flood … Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Manchin Announces More Than $18 Million To Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands Across West Virginia

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced West Virginia will receive $18,480,441 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to reclaim abandoned mine lands (AML). This is in addition to the $140,751,000 FY 2022 investment from Senator Manchin’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act announced in February.“I am thrilled that West Virginia will receive more than $18 million to reclaim abandoned mine lands … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Manchin: FERC's Actions Contribute To A 'Death By A Thousand Cuts' Of The Fossil Fuels That Are Critical To American Energy Reliability, Security and Independence

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to review recent actions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relating to permitting, construction and operation of interstate natural gas pipelines and other natural gas infrastructure projects. During the hearing, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee, pressed the FERC commissioners on their reckless decision to add unnecessary road blocks to the permitting … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Manchin, Murkowski Lead Bipartisan Effort To Ban Russia Energy Imports

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee introduced the Ban Russian Energy Imports Act which would prohibit the importation of Russian crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal. They were joined by Senators John Tester (D-MT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Manchin Blasts Short-Sighted, Partisan Actions That Put American Energy Reliability, Security, and Independence At Risk

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing to review recent actions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relating to permitting construction and operation of interstate natural gas pipelines and other natural gas infrastructure projects.The hearing also featured testimony from all five current sitting FERC commissioners. To read their … Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Manchin Questions National Security Experts On Banning Russian Imports, Russian Nuclear Threats

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee, questioned Ms. Heather A. Conley, President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and Mr. Roger Zakheim, Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Senator Manchin questioned the witnesses on the path forward for domestic energy production, including banning Russian oil imports, … Continue Reading

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