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  • Six years after a landslide at Yeager Airport sent dirt and debris tumbling into the valley below, the runways at this hilltop transportation hub in Charleston, W.Va., still could use some upgrades. The need for the new investment was obvious to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, who donned a hard hat and toured the airport to see some of its other ongoing construction projects in March. “A lot of our infrastructure is falling apart,” she told local reporters at the time. Now,... Read More
  • FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – U.S. Senators, Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito were in town Wednesday, to officially mark a new beginning at what is now called, The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.Manchin and Capito marked the historic day with the unveiling of a new sign. The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is America’s 63rd and newest National Park.“We’ve allowed for years and years and years for people to define us,” Manchin said. “They... Read More
  • LANSING, West Virginia — Shelley Moore Capito, the first woman U.S. senator from West Virginia and the daughter of the late Gov. Arch Moore, said she remains confident President Joe Biden is taking seriously the infrastructure outline she and several other Republicans submitted to the White House. “I came up with a Republican plan, working with the other ranking members on committees to formulate a Republican response, ” Capito said in an interview with... Read More
  • U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito joined local leaders in unveiling the new signage May 5 for the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and later joined a roundtable at Adventures on the Gorge to discuss priority regional community and economic development needs to grow the outdoor economy. Gayle Manchin, the newly confirmed federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission also attended. Organizations and stakeholders in the New River Gorge region are grateful for the... Read More
  • It shouldn’t have surprised too many West Virginians that three of our elected officials representing the Mountain State in Washington, D.C., are three of the most bipartisan. According to the Lugar Center-McCourt School of Public Policy Index, which covers the 2019-2021 congressional session, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is ranked the sixth most bipartisan senator, while Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., is ranked the 10th most bipartisan U.S. House member. U.S. Sen. Joe... Read More
  • LANSING, W.Va. — State and congressional officials were on hand Wednesday as the New River Gorge National River received a long-sought upgrade to New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, the nation’s 63rd and newest national park. U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., joined Chelsea Ruby, the secretary of the new state Department of Tourism, and Park Superintendent Lizzie Watts in pulling down a curtain revealing new signage for the... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—On Thursday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3) called on President Biden to grant Governor Jim Justice’s request for a federal disaster declaration. Heavy rains between February 27 and March 4 caused flooding, landslides and mudslides throughout the state, resulting in widespread damage. The counties affected were Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln,... Read More
  • LANSING, W.Va. — State and congressional officials were on hand Wednesday as the New River Gorge National River received a long-sought upgrade to New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, the nation’s 63rd and newest national park. U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., joined Chelsea Ruby, the secretary of the new Department of Tourism, and Park Superintendent Lizzie Watts in pulling down a curtain revealing new signage for the... Read More
  • It shouldn’t have surprised too many West Virginians that three of our elected officials representing the Mountain State in Washington, D.C., are three of the most bipartisan. According to the Lugar Center-McCourt School of Public Policy Index, which covers the 2019-2021 congressional session, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is ranked the sixth most bipartisan senator, while Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., is ranked the 10th most bipartisan U.S. House member. U.S. Sen. Joe... Read More
  • LANSING — The rain and wind made their presence felt Wednesday morning at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center. But that did little to dampen the spirits of those assembled for a special ceremony to unveil new signage for the recent change in designation for the local entity of the federal park system. "On behalf of the National Park Service and all of our staff here at the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, we are deeply honored, thrilled, delighted ...," said Lizzie Watts,... Read More
  • Submitted photos Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., visited Buckhannon Thursday to ‘check on progress’ of rural broadband availability. Capito visits Micrologic in Buckhannon and speaks with Emiel ‘Butch’ Butcher, Micrologic president. Capito smiles with Buckhannon Mayor Robbie Skinner Thursday. Read More
  • Once again, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and 1st District Congressman David McKinley, R-W.Va., came in among the top 10 of members of Congress willing to work across party lines. The nonpartisan Lugar Center — founded by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar — and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University released their annual Bipartisan Index Rankings on Monday for the 116th Congress, covering 2019 and 2020. The index looks at members of the U.S. Senate... Read More
  • FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — Back in December of 2020, the New River Gorge National River was designated as a National Park and Preserve. U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin joined other community members at the Canyon Rim Visitors Center on Wednesday for the reveal of new signage of the designation. During the ceremony, employees with the National Park Service said visitation increased since the announcement of becoming a National Park, even during the pandemic. “We... Read More
  • FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (WV News) — Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., unveiled new signage at the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve during a ceremony Tuesday. The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act — legislation to redesignate the New River Gorge National River as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve — was included in a year-end legislative package and was ultimately passed in December 2020 and signed into... Read More
  • CLENDENIN — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito made a trip to the small town of Clendenin on Tuesday, a poster child for the infrastructure needs of many communities across the state of West Virginia. Capito, R-W.Va., joined Clendenin Mayor Kay Summers on a tour of the small northern Kanawha County community that was ravaged by historic flooding in 2016. Five years later, Clendenin is still rebuilding and preparing for the next big flood. ? “I think it’s heartening to see... Read More
  • FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOWK) – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) helped to unveil new signage today at the newly redesignated New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in Fayette County. The New River Gorge National River was redesignated through the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act, which passed in December 2020 and was signed into law. The act makes the New River Gorge site the 63rd National Park and the 20th National Preserve in the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WV News) — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is ranked the sixth most bipartisan senator while Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., is ranked the 10th most bipartisan U.S. House member, according to the Lugar Center-McCourt School of Public Policy Index covering the 2019-2021 congressional session. According to the index, “the non-partisan tool measures the degree to which senators and representatives work across party lines on legislation.” U.S.... Read More
  • U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) last week introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting America’s pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. On April 29 the GOP senators signed on as original cosponsors of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, S. 1486, with bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA). If enacted, the bill would eliminate discrimination and promote women’s health and economic security by ensuring reasonable... Read More
  • Compromise has gone the way of political comity in Washington. Many in Congress are reluctant to seek common ground with the other side for fear of being labeled by their base as a traitor. Still others in Washington believe those on the other side really are evil, so compromise is antithetical to their being. But there are some inside the Capitol who have not yet given up on finding a middle ground, and West Virginia’s two U.S. Senators are among them.  Take the infrastructure bill,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — Once the lone Republican member of West Virginia’s congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is in the right place and right time as infrastructure becomes a priority for both political parties.Described Wednesday by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, as a “workhorse,” Capito spent Wednesday heading to votes on the Senate floor and meeting with fellow ranking members and Republican caucus members, while also taking the time to record... Read More