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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recently joined a bipartisan contingent of more than a dozen of her colleagues in requesting that the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill includes language from the U.S. House of Representatives to ensure the nation maintains an adequate inventory of C-130 military transport aircraft. “We write in support of House Section 1043, which would require the Air Force maintain a Total Aircraft Inventory of 292 C-130 aircraft in the final... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan Senate coalition advocating for a large enough C-130 aircraft fleet in West Virginia and across the country to support active duty missions as well as respond to disasters and emergencies at home. Specifically, the senators and their colleagues wrote a letter urging Armed Services Committee conferees to make sure the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WHSV) — West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Friday $28,631,377 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to heat low-income homes in the Mountain State. “Every West Virginian deserves to have a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep,” said Sen. Manchin in a press release. According to Sen. Manchin, over 48,000 West Virginians need help with heating their... Read More
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,071,361 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for West Virginia. Funding will support air and water pollution control, provide resources for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and promote initiatives at West Virginia’s higher education institutions. “West Virginians deserve to live... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement ahead of the observance of Veterans Day: “For decades, West Virginians have answered the call and bravely fought to defend our country and the values we hold dear. From the Greatest Generation—like Woody Williams and my father, former West Virginia Governor Arch Moore, Jr.—to younger soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, all have served admirably. We are forever... Read More
  • Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,221,801 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services in West Virginia. This funding is made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).“West Virginia mothers and children deserve to have accessible, affordable health services no matter... Read More
  • Charleston, W.Va. (WTRF)- U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,900,000 in federal funding for Grandview Doolin Public Service District in Proctor, West Virginia.This funding was made available through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be used for water infrastructure to provide potable water service to industrial customers in Marshall County.Additionally, this EDA... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a bipartisan West Virginia congressional delegation in requesting that a state funeral be designated by the president for the state’s last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. “It is an incredible honor to call one of the two remaining recipients, U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Hershel “Woody” Williams, our own,” wrote Capito and her colleagues in an Oct. 28 letter sent to President Donald Trump. “During the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, applauded President Donald J. Trump for signing into law America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (ACE Act), legislation she cosponsored in the Senate on Friday. The bill includes language from the Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act and the Chesapeake WILD Act, two bipartisan bills Senator Capito has sponsored to support... Read More
  • MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Today in Mercer County Elementary Schools, young girls got the chance to shoot for the stars and speak with a female astronaut. West Virginia Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) organized the event to promote interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs for girls at a young age. NASA Astronaut Loral O’Hara spoke to students virtually on the future of girls in space. “In a... Read More
  • (WOWK) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) tonight issued the below statement after voting to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court: “Tonight, I was proud to cast my vote in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as our newest Supreme Court Justice. Based on Judge Barrett’s impressive resume, coupled with her depth of legal knowledge, she is clearly qualified to serve on our nation’s highest court. Her... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) recently introduced the Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Seniors Act to ensure that all senior citizens enrolled in Medicare can access free COVID-19 vaccines as soon as a safe, effective vaccine becomes available. The bipartisan legislation would close a loophole to ensure a future vaccine is available to vulnerable seniors on Medicare without cost-sharing. “We have... Read More
  • CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $29.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for rural development projects in West Virginia. A release from Senator Manchins office stated that on Friday, Senators Manchin and Capito, both members of the Senate Appropriates Committee, announced $29,673,919 in loans and grants from the USDA for various rural development projects across the state. “Expanding economic... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) on Monday announced the fourth federal ReConnect grant award for West Virginia in the last year, the most recent outcome of her continuous work to advance high-speed internet access throughout her home state. “This is a major step forward in our efforts to better connect West Virginia,” the senator said on Oct. 19. “It also demonstrates how the collaboration of local, state and federal partners can lead to results that help West Virginia... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOAY) – This afternoon, Senator Shelley Moore Capito joined several colleagues in a press conference to discuss the democrat court packing plan.  Senator Capito expressed how impressed she was with Amy Coney Barrett’s legal knowledge and career history and says she plans to vote to confirm Judge Barret.   “Judge Barrett is clearly qualified for the Supreme Court. The non-partisan American Bar Association rated her well qualified, that the ABA... Read More
  • WASHINGTON D.C. (WTRF) – The U.S. Senate is now scheduled to vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday. West Virginia’s U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito said she plans on voting for Judge Barrett’s confirmation.  Ahead of that vote, Senator Capito joined her Republican colleagues to warn of a court packing plan.  She along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Ben... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHSV) — West Virginia Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced $8,263,790 from the U.S. Department of Justice to combat opioid addiction and substance abuse in the Mountain State, according to a press release from Sen. Capito’s office. The release says that this money will go specifically towards expanding the West Virginia Prevention Resource Officer program, extending the training and service of drug court operations for veterans and juveniles and... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Monday $1,220,550 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.  This funding provides the required 75 percent cost share for COVID-19 tests given to West Virginia... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — West Virginia has received more than $1.9 from the U.S Department of Justice to help provide support for forensic science services to help improve the efficiency of sexual assault kits and DNA testing and process the backlog of forensic and data base DNA samples. The funding was announced in a news release by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Nearly $500,000 of the money will go to West Virginia State Police to help... Read More
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has been pushing to expand broadband access to rural communities for years.  “If I had all the money in the world and all the cooperation I would have broadband in every single house in this country,” the West Virginia Republican told Fox News.  In 2015, she launched “Capito Connect,” her initiative to deploy federal investments in broadband, without the government mismanagement, waste and fraud the state had suffered in... Read More