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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and a bipartisan group of their colleagues recently introduced legislation to protect consumers and small businesses by holding Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) accountable for retroactively assessing fees on pharmacies. “Rural pharmacies are a lifeline to Montana communities, and are often the only place for miles where folks can get the prescriptions they need to stay healthy and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced the Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act of 2021. The bipartisan legislation would expand and expedite access to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services by authorizing physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to order cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation under Medicare and begin supervising this care in... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. and, in recent weeks, among the most powerful individuals in America, reached over and straightened the tie of a brand-new American, Morgantown’s Roque Fernandez. That simple gesture during a photo opportunity was worth a thousand words on a day when 19 individuals from 14 countries became U.S. citizens. U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided over what was the first full in-person naturalization ceremony in West Virginia’s Northern... Read More
  • CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito visited two places in Clarksburg on Friday. The Senator, first, was a guest speaker at U.S. Federal Court in Clarksburg for a naturalization ceremony, held on Friday morning. Later in the afternoon, Sen. Capito made her way to Rogers and Mazza’s Italian Bakery, where she spoke to owners about the ups and downs of running a small business during the pandemic. During the pandemic, the bakery was a recipient of Paycheck Protection... Read More
  • West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is at the center of a political maelstrom now because of his opposition to the massive “For the People Act” federal elections bill and his commitment to keeping the Senate filibuster. Manchin has also spoken out against the size and scope of President Biden’s infrastructure plan, as well as the proposed increase in the corporate tax from 21 percent to 28 percent to help pay for it.  Manchin said he will go as high as 25... Read More
  • Republican lawmakers unveiled a counterproposal on Thursday that includes a fraction of new spending on top of the expected reauthorization of current programs. President Biden will release his full $6 trillion budget proposal for the fiscal year 2022 on Friday. Senate Republicans on Thursday proposed spending less that one seventh of what President Biden has requested in his expansive $1.7 trillion infrastructure initiative, countering with $257 billion in new funding for roads,... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Cadets at the West Virginia State Police Academy in Charleston received a visit from U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Saturday. Capito spoke with the class about the importance of the training they receive in deescalating situations involving those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a news release from the senator’s office. “Police officers are often the ones who must step into difficult situations and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — Nearing a self-imposed deadline for a bipartisan infrastructure deal, President Biden met again on Wednesday with the lead Republican negotiator to try to resolve major differences over the size, structure and financing of an expansive public-works plan. The roughly hourlong meeting in the Oval Office between Mr. Biden and Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Republican of West Virginia, did not end with any public breakthroughs, but they agreed to continue their discussions on... Read More
  • WASHINGTON—President Biden met Wednesday afternoon with the Senate Republican leading GOP efforts to craft infrastructure legislation, as the two sides continue to seek common ground ahead of a Biden administration deadline next week to show progress in the negotiations. The meeting, which lasted about an hour, concluded with no public comment from Mr. Biden or Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R., W.Va.). A White House official said they plan to speak again this week, in the face of growing... Read More
  • Washington — President Biden met Wednesday afternoon with Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito, the leader of a group of Republican senators aiming to craft a deal with the president on legislation focused on revamping the nation's physical infrastructure. The meeting comes after Capito and her colleagues introduced a counteroffer on infrastructure last week amounting to nearly $1 trillion, which is still significantly less than Mr. Biden's $1.7 trillion proposal. "This... Read More
  • WVU Today West Virginia Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin  announced that West Virginia University Extension Service’s Energy Express program was  awarded more than $1.2 million to support literacy programs for West Virginia youths beginning in summer 2022. The award will continue through 2024  — $1.2 million each year for three years. Energy Express received the AmeriCorps state award from the Corporation for National and Community Service through Volunteer... Read More
  • President Biden will meet with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) at the White House on Wednesday as part of bipartisan negotiations with Republicans on a potential infrastructure deal. A White House official and Senate aide on Tuesday confirmed plans for the meeting, which Biden indicated last week would occur while Congress is on recess this week. “The President is looking forward to hosting Senator Capito on Wednesday afternoon at the White House, where they will... Read More
  • MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. — All but one county clerk in West Virginia are against the For the People Act, which would change voting laws, election regulations and even campaign financing. The reform would affect every state, and Marshall County Clerk Jan Pest doesn't think it's a good idea. “All the states are different,” she said. “One size does not fit all when it comes to planning and doing things.” The act could make automatic voter registration at government... Read More
  • (CNN)President Joe Biden on Wednesday will host Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia at the White House as Republicans and the White House continue infrastructure negotiations but remain far apart on new spending and how to pay for it. "The President is looking forward to hosting Senator Capito on Wednesday afternoon at the White House, where they will continue their bipartisan negotiations about investing in our middle class and economic growth through infrastructure," a... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For Angie Settle, the CEO of West Virginia Health Right, Tuesday marks a dream becoming a reality. West Virginia Health Right marked the opening of its West Side Clinic in Charleston with a dedication and ribbon-cutting. The location on 511 Central Avenue, the Five Corners Intersection, will serve as a satellite clinic to the main clinic on the East End, as well as the satellite clinic at Covenant House. “We’ve known there has been a need for health equity... Read More
  • Washington - Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) last week introduced a resolutiondesignating May 2021 as National Cancer Research Month. The resolution recognizes the importance of cancer research and expresses support for continuing efforts to establish it as a national and international priority. “For millions of Americans, myself included, cancer has affected their personal lives in unspeakable ways. Whether it affects your personal health or the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WTRF) — President Joe Biden says that time is running out for Republicans and Democrats to agree on an infrastructure deal.  According to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, without GOP support if there’s not a  “clear direction” by next week.  US Senator Shelley Moore Capito is the lead negotiator for the Republican side. She says that she will be meeting with... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner and 54 of the state’s 55 county clerks have come together to voice their opposition to a bill currently before the U.S. Senate — S.1 — which is also known as the For the People Act of 2021. Warner penned a letter urging U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to vote against the bill. The letter bears the signatures of every county clerk except for Monongalia... Read More
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), the lead GOP negotiator on President Biden's infrastructure plan, said on Sunday that she believes Democrats and Republicans could still reach "real compromise" on the proposed spending plan. While appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Capito was asked by host Shannon Bream if a deal could be reached, with the Fox News host noting the stark differences in the White House's American Jobs Plan and the counteroffer that GOP lawmakers made... Read More
  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito, a West Virginia Republican, defended President Joe Biden's efforts to pass a large bipartisan infrastructure bill, arguing that he continues to negotiate with GOP lawmakers in good faith. Republican leaders and many lawmakers have repeatedly attacked Biden for leading in a partisan manner after campaigning as a moderate who would seek out bipartisan solutions. GOP lawmakers point to the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which Biden and... Read More