WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,706,711 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for infrastructure projects at 22 West Virginia airports.
“During the process of negotiating and putting together the final bipartisan infrastructure package, West Virginia’s airports and their surrounding infrastructure were top of mind. In the past year, I’ve had the chance to make visits to Yeager Airport, Raleigh County Memorial Airport, and North Central West Virginia Airport to see their facilities first-hand and areas that are in need of improvements. This funding announced today makes needed investments that will help provide additional services that will increase travel to West Virginia, create job opportunities, and drive economic development in regions across our state. I was proud to play a role in making this funding a reality, and look forward to announcing similar investments through the bipartisan infrastructure package in the future,” Senator Capito, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, said.
“The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring historic investments to West Virginia, creating long-term, good-paying jobs while also addressing West Virginia’s infrastructure needs. I successfully fought to allocate around $40 million for West Virginia airports, and I am thrilled to see the first round of funding is being distributed to 22 airports in the Mountain State. West Virginia depends on our airports to serve as manufacturing and economic hubs, and I look forward to seeing the impact of these investments and the investments still to come,” Senator Manchin said.
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