Press Releases

October 03, 2016

Manchin Announces $300k For Disability Housing Program

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living will receive a $300,000 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living is an advocacy resource center for people with disabilities and the communities in which they live. "In West Virginia, we have a long standing tradition of neighbors helping … Continue Reading


October 03, 2016

Manchin Attends Seminar To Help West Virginia Businesses Get Online

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered remarks at a seminar in Wheeling, hosted by Google and the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation (DRWVF). The seminar is part of Google's Let's Put Our Cities on the Map program, which focuses on helping small businesses use online tools to expand their business. Let's Put Our Cities on the Map is a program that empowers communities to support their local businesses and encourage them to get online where the majority of people … Continue Reading


September 29, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.5 Million in FEMA Funding for Flood Recovery Efforts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,458,105 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. The $1.5 million grant will be used by the Nicholas County School District to replace damage contents in facilities destroyed or damaged as a result of the historic flooding in West Virginia on June … Continue Reading


September 29, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $200,000 for West Virginia State University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for programs at West Virginia State University to support outreach and technical assistance for veteran and minority farmers. "I am pleased to see this funding awarded to West Virginia State University to the agribusiness initiatives they have invested in the last several years," Senator Manchin said. "These programs improve the lives of … Continue Reading


September 28, 2016

Manchin Statement on the Passing of Shimon Peres

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on the passing of former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres. "Gayle and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the people of Israel on the passing of President Shimon Peres. As a man of peace and vision he brought stability, prosperity and hope to a region beset with conflict and violence. He was a model statesman and truly a mentor to the world. On behalf of all West Virginians we are sorry for … Continue Reading


September 28, 2016

Manchin Overrides President's Veto to Allow 9/11 Families To Sue Saudi Arabia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement after voting to override the President's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which would ensure that families of victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have the right to pursue justice in United States federal courts against alleged supporters. This legislation passed the House and the Senate unanimously earlier this year. "Families and survivors deserve a way to seek … Continue Reading


September 28, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Address Behavioral Health Disorders in West Virginia Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that the Health and Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $211,755 to West Virginia University. This grant has been awarded through the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) program, which helps fund clinical internships and field placements for various behavioral health … Continue Reading


September 28, 2016

Manchin Applauds Passage of Funding for West Virginia Flood Recovery in Budget Deal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement after voting in support of the continuing resolution that passed the Senate. "I applaud my colleagues for finally coming together in a bipartisan manner to pass this critical legislation that specifically supports two critical issues facing West Virginia right now - helping communities rebuild from natural disasters and providing additional funding to combat the opioid epidemic. The continuing resolution … Continue Reading


September 27, 2016

Manchin Votes for Funding for West Virginia Flood Recovery

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement after voting in support of the continuing resolution that failed to pass the Senate. "I'm disappointed in my colleagues for failing to pass this critical legislation that addresses two of the most dire issues facing West Virginians - helping communities rebuild from natural disasters and providing additional funding to combat the opioid epidemic. The funding bill that the Senate failed to pass today … Continue Reading


September 26, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce New Economic Development Grant Awards

33 West Virginia counties will benefit from $420,000 EDA investment WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will provide six grants totaling $420,000 to several regional planning and development councils in West Virginia. This funding will be used to establish an economic development planning framework, process and strategy that supports private capital investment and job … Continue Reading


September 23, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For Flood Recovery Efforts in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,470,231.24 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. This more than $1 million grant will be used by the Kanawha County Board of Education for Emergency Protective Measures to alleviate immediate threats to lives, public health and safety. … Continue Reading


September 22, 2016

Manchin and Capito Congratulate WVU on NIH Funding for Children's Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) applauded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1.8 million award to West Virginia University (WVU) to participate in the creation of a nationwide Pediatric Clinical Trials Network to support research efforts regarding children's health. This funding is awarded through a seven-year initiative known as the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program. The purpose of the ECHO program … Continue Reading


September 22, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce $800,000 for Coalfield Development Corporation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $800,000 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families to support the development and improvement of the Coalfield Development Corporation's factory in Wayne, West Virginia. This funding will help expand community job training programs and social services for West Virginians who have experienced layoffs in the coal mining … Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Support Transitional Housing in Wheeling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)announced that the YWCA of Wheeling will receive $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women for the Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program. The Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program aims to provide needed aid to individuals who are homeless or in need of housing assistance and are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence … Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Manchin Commends Finance Committee Passage of Miners Protection Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today commended the Senate Finance Committee on passage of the Miners Protection Act, legislation that would ensure that the federal government and coal operators honor their obligation of lifetime pensions and health benefits to retired miners and their families who are facing uncertainty as a result of the financial crisis and corporate bankruptcies. In June, after months of negotiations and urging, the Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin … Continue Reading


September 19, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $3 Million for West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that a total of $3,358,366 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has been awarded to 28 West Virginia health centers. "I'm happy to see this funding head to health centers across West Virginia. Every West Virginia community deserves quality healthcare facilities and this funding will support the health centers … Continue Reading


September 19, 2016

Manchin Applauds Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the Administration's new efforts to combat the prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic as part of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. "Today, we have taken another step toward ending this crisis and I applaud these new programs that will help us curb the prescription drug abuse epidemic," Senator Manchin said. "In July, Congress passed bipartisan, bicameral comprehensive opioid legislation but we must … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce More than $1 Million for Flood Recovery Efforts in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,060,209 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. This $1 million grant will be used by the Nicholas County School District for emergency protective measures for several facilities damaged as a result of the historic flooding in West Virginia on June 23, 2016. … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce FEMA Firefighter Grants

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $1,095,694 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire safety in Bruceton Mills, Lewisburg, Morgantown, Princeton, Weston and Winfield. The grants awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grant Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program will help local fire departments purchase equipment and recruit personnel. "Our … Continue Reading


September 15, 2016

Manchin and Capito Secure Passage of Coal Ash Recycling Legislation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) secured the inclusion of the Coal Combustion Residuals Regulatory Improvement Act in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2016, which passed today by a vote of 95 to 3. This bipartisan measure will create a states-first approach to regulating coal ash that provides both certainty for the safe and efficient recycling of coal ash and an enforceable state permit program for the disposal of coal ash. This … Continue Reading

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