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Committee Assignments

U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

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 reining in overreaching EPA regulations and protecting affordable, reliable energy. Senator Capito also serves as chairman of the Senate EPW Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, where she leads the committee's efforts in advancing our country's transportation and infrastructure priorities. Learn more here.

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation

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 and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. 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. This committee assignment will allow Senator Capito to continue advocating for improved broadband access in West Virginia. Learn more here.

U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

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. As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee, Senator Capito oversees funding for the Department of Homeland Security—including agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Secret Service, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Prior to chairing the Homeland Security Subcommittee, she served as chairman of the Appropriations Committee’s Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee. Learn more here.

U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration 

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.