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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) on Sept. 8 proposed bipartisan legislation that would require private insurance companies to provide coverage for hearing aids. “Many of us take for granted the gift of hearing and how often we rely on our senses to effectively communicate with one another,” Sen. Capito said. “It is important that we take the necessary steps to improve our health insurance systems and ensure these critical devices are readily available for those who need... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — Republicans in the U.S. Senate will attempt to pass a smaller package later today aimed at helping small businesses affected by the coronavirus, provide additional relief to the unemployed, and more funding for schools as they re-open. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., spoke with reporters Wednesday about the new coronavirus relief bill set for vote today.“My feeling is that we need to get a targeted package out that really focuses on where the need still... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WV News) — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has secured $20 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation to repair bridges in North Central West Virginia. The funds, allocated through the department’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants program, will fund infrastructure repair projects for 19 bridges rated in poor condition along Interstate 79 in Harrison, Marion and Monongalia counties. Capito, a member of the Senate... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently announced $700,000 in funding for opioid and illicit drug addiction relief for two locations in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Rural Communities Opioid Response and Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service grant programs. The Rural Communities Opioid Response... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, as well as co-chair of the Senate Broadband Caucus, today applauded Governor Jim Justice’s executive order to help expand broadband capabilities in West Virginia. Specifically, Governor Justice’s executive order would remove the regulatory cap amount of money that can be issued to the state of West Virginia from the Federal Communications... Read More
  • (WTRF) – As COVID-19 continues, so does the uncertainty of business, school and so many other important aspects of every day life. Some workers and businesses have been receiving financial help from the CARES Act. Recently, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito stopped by Oglebay Park, which was a recent recipient of federal funding and managed to stay open throughout the pandemic. However, that’s not the case for every worker and every business in West Virginia. According to... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was in Morgantown on Tuesday, making  several stops to talk with area officials.First,  Capito was  at the Morgantown Municipal Airport, which was recently awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant. Capito  announced the awarding of that grant in July. Tuesday morning, she spoke with airport officials. In the afternoon,  Capito met with West Virginia University’s Dr. Ali Rezai, director of the Rockefeller... Read More
  • WHEELING — Wheeling Park Commission President and CEO David Lindelow is hoping for heavy snowfalls this year, and for a strong ski season that will help take Oglebay Park financially through the winter. While most events were canceled this summer due to COVID-19, the summer has played on at Oglebay Park this year with the help of $1.97 million in loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore-Capito, R-W.Va., visited Monday with representatives of the... Read More
  • WHEELING, W.Va (WTRF)- The announcement from Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) came last week to provide funding for West Virginia Fire Departments. The $2,505,863.88 comes from the Federal emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Brooke County’s Hooverson Heights Volunteer Fire Department 1 is one of the many West Virginia fire departments to receive financial help from the Federal... Read More
  • HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Children across the country rely on their school for some of their daily meals and with many school districts switching to distance learning, the U.S. Department Of Agriculture’s recent announcement to extend meal flexibility is a sigh of relief. West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito and nineteen other senators penned a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue on August 17th asking him to continue the school meal flexibility program. USDA’s... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WDVM) — The state of West Virginia has the highest opioid related overdose death rate in the country and on Friday, August 28th, Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced a multi-million dollar grant to aid the ongoing crisis. Monday, August 31st, is International Opioid Overdose Awareness Day which aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. Senator Manchin stressed that there is an ongoing war against the opioid... Read More
  • KINGWOOD — U.S. Senator Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.Va., stopped Friday at the Preston County Inn. The Senator was on her way to Bruceton Mills to observe how Prodigi connects its services to local residents and businesses.  On the way, she stopped by to have lunch and  discuss some of the problems and successes Kingwood has faced due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Mayor Jean Guillot talked about  how the city’s  one-percent sales tax helped officials  purchase... Read More
  • WEST VIRGINIA, WV (WOAY) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced West Virginia will receive $43,756,934 through the State Opioid Response grant program. The funding would come through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This news follows a joint-announcement released in March acknowledging West Virginia was eligible for these funds. Capito attended Donald Trump’s speech last night and during a press call this morning she discussed his remarks on... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia will receive $68,269,946 from a FEMA grant as part of the lost wages program for citizens who are unemployed due to COVID-19. FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, who approved the grant for West Virginia, says the grant funding will allow West Virginia to provide those unemployed due to the pandemic $300 per week on top of their regular unemployment benefit.  U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) says FEMA will work with West Virginia Governor Jim... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Wednesday $40,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the Mountain Line Transit Project in Morgantown. This funding is made available through DOT’s competitive Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) grant program and will promote innovative approaches to improve financing, system design, and service... Read More
  • WESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito toured the new Mountaineer Food Bank facility Thursday in Weston. Leading the tour was Food Bank Director Chad Morrison. Morrison said the facility will be up and running by January. The Mountaineer Food Bank serves 48 West Virginia counties, and with this facility, they will be better able to serve those in need. Morrison added they are also working to supply non-food items, such as sanitizer and toilet paper, as well. “The... Read More
  • MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection's footprint in Jefferson County, W.Va. appears to be expanding.U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced last week that the agency will now have a "longstanding presence" at a Summit Point, W.Va., facility that was vacated by the State Department in November.“The facilities and personnel at Summit Point are second to none," Capito said in a news release. "I was disappointed when the State Department decided to move... Read More
  • CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — On Thursday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Kate MacGregor and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Aurelia Skipwith joined Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new LEED-certified visitor center and headquarters facility at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Davis, West Virginia. “This new visitor center is a prime example of the Trump Administration’s investment in... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice gave an update on COVID-19 at approximately 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19. US Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV) joined the governor and state officials for the briefing. Justice discussed an array of topics, highlighting some positive numbers including a decrease in the state’s daily, active cases and a decreasing unemployment rate that is now under the national average of 10.2... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and their colleagues sent a letter Monday to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to urge the department to continue providing flexibilities to schools and sponsoring organizations for school meals and child nutrition.  “As the school year begins, the challenges brought on by the COVID... Read More