As the Ranking Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), Senator Capito advocates for policies that protect vital West Virginia energy and manufacturing jobs and encourage investment in West Virginia’s highway infrastructure. The EPW Committee has primary jurisdiction over EPA regulations that have targeted West Virginia energy production. As a leader on the EPW Committee, Senator Capito is committed to promoting a commonsense regulatory strategy and protecting affordable, reliable energy production; building our nation’s infrastructure, and encourage economic development. Senator Capito previously served as the chairman of the Senate EPW Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, where she led the committee's efforts in advancing our country's transportation and infrastructure priorities. She has been a member of the EPW Committee since she became a Senator in 2015. Learn more here.
The Commerce Committee has some of the broadest jurisdiction in the Senate and oversees many issues that are critical to West Virginia, most notably broadband. The Commerce Committee oversees both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Additionally, this committee is involved in the safety of highway, railroads and aviation, as well as science, which all play a critical role in the Mountain State. Senator Capito currently serves on the following Commerce subcommittees: Communications, Media, and Broadband; Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports; and Tourism , Trade, and Export Promotion. This committee assignment will allow Senator Capito to continue advocating for improved broadband access in West Virginia. Learn more here.
As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Capito works to ensure West Virginia’s priorities are considered when our nation’s funding decisions are determined. Senator Capito currently serves as the top Republican on the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, where she oversees funding across a large range of programs within the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services (HHS), and other independent agencies. During her time on the committee, she has served as chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, chairman of the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee, and chairman and ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee. In addition to serving as the ranking member of the Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Capito currently serves on the following Appropriations subcommittees: Defense; Homeland Security; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. She has been a member of the Appropriations Committee since she became a Senator in 2015. Learn more here.
The Committee on Rules and Administration oversees the internal management of the Senate and legislative branch agencies, including the Library of Congress, and is responsible for legislation establishing federal election laws. Learn more here.