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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • WASHINGTON — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has made it clear she does not support all of Pres. Joe Biden’s more than $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, but she will insist that any infrastructure plan that is passed will include money for the King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway. “That must be part of it,” she said, referring to the federal 80 percent match of highway and bridge construction projects. Both projects are stalled, with construction being done... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito returned from a recent visit to the United States-Mexico border, and said President Joe Biden must change policy and do something to stop the surge of immigrants crossing that border. Capito said three weeks ago she toured an immigrant holding facility near El Paso, Texas, and saw a large and growing number of immigrants at the border who were receiving basic human care. She is concerned their numbers and closeness are spreading COVID, and that drug cartels are... Read More
  •  Work to widen and improve a five-mile stretch of W.Va. 2 between Kent and the Marshall-Wetzel County line should begin soon and stretch through 2025. On Thursday, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., a ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, met with state Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Jimmy Wriston to discuss the road work at a facility along the state route. Capito said the work to widen the route from two lanes to four is currently in... Read More
  • WHEELING, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore-Capito was back in the Northern Panhandle on Friday. She spent some time touring Wheeling's WesBanco Arena and had the chance to meet some of the Nailers. Capito played a big role in continued funding for the arena throughout the pandemic and says it's an important place to keep going. “Can't wait until we can fill the arena, but right now they're able to get a lot of families and a lot of fans in so that's good. So we want to keep... Read More
  • MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) met with West Virginia Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Jimmy Wriston and local leaders along Route 2 in Proctor on Thursday and received an update on the current expansion project. “Improving and expanding Route 2 is critical not only for those traveling, but for the economic growth and potential development it is bringing to the northern region of the state,” she said. “I’m... Read More
  • CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued  the following statement ahead of the celebration of Easter. “My husband Charlie and I want to wish a happy and blessed Easter to all those in West Virginia who celebrate. While the past year has been challenging, this weekend gives us the opportunity to appreciate our front-line and health care workers who stepped up and made sacrifices for their fellow West Virginians. I hope time spent with family,... Read More
  • Federal taxpayer dollars would not be used to buy solar panels manufactured or assembled in China under legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). The Keep China Out of Solar Energy Act, S. 1062, which Sens. Blackburn and Capito cosponsored on March 25 with bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and several other Republicans, specifically would prohibit the U.S. purchase of solar panels from China’s Xinjiang province, where forced labor... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) says she has mixed feelings about the $2 trillion infrastructure package proposed by President Joe Biden on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters during a tour of Yeager Airport in Charleston she hopes the package, that spans spending over the next decade, will give West Virginia more flexibility on projects. “I want to see West Virginia be able to have the flexibility to be able to complete Corridor H, make our bridges... Read More
  • WETZEL COUNTY, W.Va. — The opioid crisis has hit even harder over the last year, and West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito said a big concern of hers is what is coming across the southern border of the country.Capito spent time at the El Paso border recently, along with a group of bipartisan senators.The republican lawmaker said she's concerned about the border crisis for many reasons. But the flow of illegal drugs is a big one.“We see all the trouble at the southern border... Read More
  • PADEN CITY, W.Va. — After years of dealing with a toxic chemical in the water, Paden City residents are breathing a sigh of relief. The water is safe to drink, and federal funding played a big role in getting it to that point. Tuesday, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito had a chance to see what all has been done. “We have all of the technology in the world,” she said. “We should make sure that our children and grandchildren are drinking water that's chemical... Read More
  • Forest management and land preservation would become more affordable for private American landowners under bipartisan legislation introduced on March 25 by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).  “West Virginia is known to be wild and wonderful, in part, due to its vast mountainous forests,” Sen. Capito said. “This legislation helps maintain that natural beauty by making environmentally friendly forest conservation more affordable for private landowners, by... Read More
  • BLUEFIELD. W.Va (WVVA) - On Monday, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), stopped by the WVVA studio to discuss her stops in Raleigh and Mercer Counties. Sen. Capito visited the Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beaver Monday afternoon. She toured the facility, discussed infrastructure improvements and more. Sen. Capito also participated in a ribbon cutting event for the Bluefield Transit Center. $2.2 million in funding helped create a new bus terminal The funding came from the Federal Transit... Read More
  • WASHINGTON D.C. (WOAY) – Senator Shelley Moore Capito held a press conference on Thursday to discuss a recent bill to federalize elections. The bill is the For the People Act which expands voter registration, voting access, and implements provisions for election security. Senator Capito expressed concerns that this bill is a power grab because it gives the federal government power to dictate election procedures. “I hope that we can stand firm here and say we don’t... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) on March 23 joined her colleagues on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee to unveil a major bipartisan bill that would authorize more than $35 billion to fix America’s crumbling water infrastructure. “This bill is not a band-aid — it provides essential assistance to our country’s aging water systems and the communities they serve,” Sen. Capito said. “In a greater sense, this bill also represents the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — A West Virginia senator is among those introducing a bill to increase access for senior citizens to all vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the meantime, Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., introduced the Expanded Telehealth Access Act to expand the providers eligible for Medicare reimbursement providing telehealth services. The Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2021 would provide Medicare... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTRF) – The United States border with Mexico was a controversial subject during the Trump Administration, and it remains the same under President Biden.  Some lawmakers, including West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito, question if the President is acting within his legal rights by ordering construction of the wall to stop.  Senator Capito called the Southern border a “humanitarian crisis” after a bipartisan trip to El Paso, Texas... Read More
  • HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito is no stranger to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s expanding role in Jefferson County, and on Tuesday she traveled to the area to get a personal update on new developments at the facilities. Capito, R-W.Va., who chairs the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, visited the CBP’s Advanced Training Center off U.S. 340 near Harpers Ferry and also the agency’s training facilities at Summit Point. She... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R- W.Va., made several stops in the Eastern Panhandle Monday to see firsthand how federal funding has helped expand and improve the training being done by two Customs and Border Protection training facilities in the area, noting the key role West Virginia is playing in the efforts to maintain order at the nation’s southern border. On her list of stops, Capito, the top Republican on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees the... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is describing tours of federal facilities near the southern border as “greatly beneficial” as lawmakers search for answers in addressing an increase in migrants attempting to enter the country. Capito was part of a bipartisan group of senators that toured federal facilities near El Paso, Texas, on Friday, which included visiting a Customs and Border Protection’s processing center and a Department of Health... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) to introduce legislation to extend the deadline for businesses and nonprofits to apply for loans through the Paycheck... Read More