Press Releases

June 28, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $6.5 Million In USDA Rural Development Investments 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 $6,500,000 in Rural Development investment loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This funding will be used to purchase a facility for the Boys and Girls Club in Berkeley Springs, as well as renovate and expand the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Marlinton.“Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities is essential to growing … Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Manchin Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Call For Student Loan Transparency

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN-03) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO-05) urged U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to direct the U.S. Department of Education to simplify the student loan disclosure forms and to disclose the terms of Direct Loans to borrowers, including students and families, prior to disbursement.“Student loan disclosure forms are essential in helping students and families understand the … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Manchin Announces $294K For Environmental Science Research Project At West Virginia University

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $249,963 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an environmental science research project through West Virginia University Research Corporation. This research project uses cameras from the National Ecological Observation Network (NEON) towers and measurements from lasers (LiDAR) to study the impact of climate change on trees. Additionally, this project will engage … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Manchin Announces More Than $3.5 Million In PILT Payments To West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that West Virginia counties will receive $3,515,635 from the U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. These county payments are made annually for tax-exempt Federal lands administered by DOI agencies including the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $223K For West Virginia Economic Development

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $223,710 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the West Virginia Development Office (WVDO). This funding will be matched with $223,710 in state funds and will be used to support the West Virginia Consolidated Technical Assistance (TA) program, which will provide enhanced technical assistance, project development, project … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.9 Million for New Water Treatment Plant to Spur Business Expansion in Raleigh County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $2.9 million Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Raleigh County Public Service District for construction of a new water treatment plant to support business expansion. This Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, to be matched with $6.6 million in local funds, is expected to … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Manchin, Collins Lead Bipartisan Push To Expand Relief Funding Uses To Include Local Funding Matches For Federal Grants

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) called on U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to allow local governments to use funds from the American Rescue Plan to satisfy the local match requirement for federal discretionary grant programs. The … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Manchin, Collins Lead Bipartisan Push To Expand Relief Funding Uses To Include Local Funding Matches For Federal Grants

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) called on U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to allow local governments to use funds from the American Rescue Plan to satisfy the local match requirement for federal discretionary grant programs. The … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Manchin, Portman Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Finish Appalachian Development Highway System

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Finish the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) Act which would provide $1.75 billion in dedicated funding over 5 years for the network of transportation corridors across Appalachia for the first time since 2012. “West Virginia was recently ranked as one of the worst states for our interstate roads and bridges - it’s clear our infrastructure … Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

Manchin Statement On Clarksburg VAMC Physician Guilty Plea

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, released the following statement on former Clarksburg VAMC physician, Dr. Kenneth Ramdat, who pled guilty to two counts of assault. “Today’s guilty plea by a former Clarksburg VAMC physician is a step in the right direction to giving the women affected by his horrific actions the justice they deserve. The systemic negligence at the Clarksburg VAMC must be addressed and dealt … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Youth Substance Use Prevention in Mercer County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the Mercer County Coalition for Healthy Communities’ eligibility to receive up to $125,000 through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This funding is made available through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and will help establish collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Youth Substance Use Prevention in Mercer County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the Mercer County Coalition for Healthy Communities’ eligibility to receive up to $125,000 through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This funding is made available through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and will help establish collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Manchin Statement On The 5th Anniversary Of 2016 Flood In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement ahead of the fifth anniversary of the 2016 flood which devastated communities across West Virginia. “Every West Virginian remembers the terrible flooding that ravaged southern West Virginia, killing 23 of our fellow West Virginians and destroying thousands of homes across the region. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about lives lost and damage done by this devastating flood. Gayle and I, … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Manchin Votes To Begin Debate On Updated Voting Bill

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to begin debate on an updated voting rights bill that includes his commonsense changes. “Over the past month, I have worked to eliminate the far reaching provisions of S.1, the For the People Act - which I do not support. I’ve found common ground with my Democratic colleagues on a new version of the bill that ensures our elections are fair, accessible and secure. Today I will vote … Continue Reading


June 21, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $6.2 Million In Economic Relief For West Virginians Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $6,236,195 from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for five community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in West Virginia. This funding will support and provide capital for CDFIs in low-income communities across West Virginia that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic created additional financial burdens … Continue Reading


June 21, 2021

Manchin, Rubio Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Anti-Israel BDS Campaign

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced the bipartisan Combating BDS Act of 2021, legislation to help state and local governments stand up to the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to delegitimize the Jewish state of Israel by inflicting economic damage and starve it of commerce. The bill would increase protections that allow for state and local governments in America to create laws that … Continue Reading


June 18, 2021

Manchin Wishes West Virginia A Happy 158th Birthday, Celebrates Dedication of Gold Star Families Monument

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) wished West Virginia a happy 158th birthday and celebrated the dedication of the Gold Star Families Monument in Charleston, West Virginia at the Capitol Complex.West Virginia’s 158th Birthday: “West Virginia’s story is made up of every West Virginian’s contributions to America and our great state. We have always answered the call. We have mined the coal that forged the steel that built the guns and ships that made our nation … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1 Million For Scholarships At West Virginia State University To Support Food And Agriculture Sciences

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,005,263.16 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for the 1890 Scholarships Program at West Virginia State University. This scholarship will encourage and support West Virginia State University students to pursue and complete baccalaureate degrees in food and agriculture sciences and … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Manchin To Biden: Nominate An FDA Commissioner Suited To Address Our Public Health Challenges Immediately

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urged President Biden to nominate a permanent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner. Senator Manchin highlighted the need for acceptable permanent leadership to ensure Americans are protected from harmful drugs and that scientific recommendations are considered when approving new medications. The Senator said in part, “I write today concerning the lack of permanent leadership at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $963,500 for the Arts 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 $963,500 for West Virginia through the National Endowment for the Arts annual appropriations. This funding will support arts and music programs across the state and assist the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture, and History with its statewide activities. “West Virginia has a vibrant culture of arts and music, and our entire state is … Continue Reading

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