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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced legislation that would provide certainty to hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program during the COVID-19 public health emergency. “Our health care safety net providers are needed now more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, and the 340B program is an... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Congress with a written plan and timeline about any potential changes to Medicare rules governing telehealth. Through the coronavirus relief package, Congress provided HHS with the authority to waive telehealth... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently announced $28,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a state public water supervision program in southern West Virginia. This funding will be distributed to the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources (DHHR) and will help develop state drinking water standards and collect public water system data.“West... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) unveiled bipartisan, bicameral legislation that aims to promote lending to businesses and create jobs by improving access to revolving federal loan funds. Specifically, the Reinvigorating Lending for the Future (RLF) Act of 2020 would reduce barriers to lending for recipients of capitalization grants through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Revolving Loan Fund Program, according to a bill summary... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R–W.Va., announced that the Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act, legislation she co-sponsored, has successfully passed the Senate. The bipartisan bill would help ensure proper care and treatment of veterans. “Our West Virginia veterans have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom, and we owe it to them to do all we can to ensure they receive quality care. The Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans... Read More
  • Our Constitution recognizes that every American should receive the equal protection of our laws. Police officers play a critical role in protecting our physical security and securing our civil rights. West Virginians know that the overwhelming majority of people in law enforcement — our city police officers, county sheriff’s deputies, state troopers, personnel at the Clarksburg FBI Center, and many others — take seriously their responsibility to serve and protect everyone in... Read More
  • To reduce residential energy consumption, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) on June 18 introduced a bipartisan bill that would establish a tree planting grant program. “By strategically increasing the amount of trees planted in our communities, we can improve the quality of our air, increase property values, and reduce residential cooling costs,” Sen. Capito said. She joined U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) in proposing the Tackling Residential Energy burdens Efficiently (TREE) Act... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to approve the application of Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown for a $283,396 grant to support telehealth services in West Virginia. This funding from the FCC will implement a telehealth platform at Mon General that will help provide the full spectrum of telehealth visits for patients, including COVID-19 screening and diagnosis,... Read More
  • U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Monday introduced legislation to accelerate rural broadband deployment in the United States. “One of my top priorities is expanding access to broadband for communities of all sizes,” Sen. Wicker said. “The coronavirus pandemic has further underscored this pressing need, and I hope our legislation will advance quickly to meet the connectivity needs of Americans living in rural areas,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Tuesday announced $10,000,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to support a research project seeking to improve the sustainability of the nation’s food supply at West Virginia University.This project will create a collaborative, sustainable and economical biomass for value-added products program in the Mid-Atlantic region of... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.,and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Monday announced $221,692 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for West Virginia University, according to a press release. This funding will be used to support a study entitled “Assessing the Impact of Opioid Prescription Duration Limits,” and will help further WVU’s understanding on factors contributing to the opioid crisis, according to the release. “As we continue to battle... Read More
  • NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito about the Republican policing reform bill, a response to nationwide protests over police shootings of Black people. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: A group of Republican senators have drafted a 106-page police reform bill after a nationwide outcry spurred by the killings of Black men and women in the hands of police. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia was part of that group of Republican senators, and we spoke with her... Read More
  • In times of trouble and uncertainty, humanity has always turned to the natural world for solace. In West Virginia, this is no different.  West Virginia is a place encompassed by beautiful landscapes, sprawling mountain ranges and endless outdoor recreation opportunities for both residents and out-of-state travelers. The mountains and rivers provide comfort to those seeking refuge, and the adventures that await in the Mountain State — including rock climbing, hiking and whitewater... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – According to a release from WVU Medicine, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and 15 other senators from across the country helped the West Virginia University Health System and other safety net hospitals to receive additional COVID-19 funding. A safety net hospital is one that cares for individuals who are uninsured, enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid programs and other vulnerable patients, regardless of their ability to pay. WVU Medicine’s statement explained that... Read More
  • KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — More than $26.8 million in federal funding has been approved for the rebuilding of Clendenin Elementary that was destroyed in the 2016 flood. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Congressman Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., announced the award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. Kanawha County school officials said the project has cleared all environmental processes,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito says the JUSTICE Act introduced in the Senate Wednesday presents senators with a unique opportunity to address both civil rights and law enforcement issues. Capito said both can be done. “This is a pivotal moment in our country’s history and if we, as Congress, Republicans and Democrats joining together, fail to act, because of the crying voices we hear every day about this, then we’re going to be deemed a... Read More
  • After months of battling COVID-19, there is no question that this virus has had a terrible impact on our communities. It has affected every part of our lives and the numbers show this. More than 113,000 of our fellow Americans have lost their lives due to this awful virus, including 88 West Virginians. The official unemployment rate is about 13 percent nationally and over 15 percent in West Virginia. State and local officials across the country closed much of our economy in an effort to slow... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have announced a $18,300 allocation of funds to support the implementation of an Underground Injection Control Program in West Virginia. The Environmental Protection Agency will be delivering the funds to ensure that sources of drinking water are protected from underground injection activities, according to a joint press release from the senators.  "West Virginians deserve reliable infrastructure... Read More
  • Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,082,592 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Head Start programs across West Virginia.“As a longstanding supporter of Head Start programs, I know early education is an essential part of our children’s lives and will ensure a brighter future for generations of West Virginians. Head Start programs serve... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,094,942 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CEFS) Program, which received funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This funding will be used to assist West Virginia and local governments in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.... Read More