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  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito pointed to a Charleston transportation project as a sign of things to come when bipartisan infrastructure dollars begin to flow to West Virginia.Yet, both remain skeptical of President Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion package of social spending programs passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week.Manchin and Capito were on hand Monday morning for the announcement at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston. The U.S.... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito pointed to a Charleston transportation project as a sign of things to come when bipartisan infrastructure dollars begin to flow to West Virginia.Yet, both remain skeptical of President Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion package of social spending programs passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week.Manchin and Capito were on hand Monday morning for the announcement at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston. The U.S.... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The U.S. Department of Transportation will award the City of Charleston a $1.75 million RAISE Grant to get a transformational infrastructure project in Charleston shovel-ready.The City, in partnership with the WV Department of Transportation, will use the RAISE Grant for the Charleston Capital Connector Project.City officials say the project will transform the Kanawha Boulevard corridor along the riverfront and connect the Greenbrier Street gateway to the... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Major improvements are being planned to two of the most heavily trafficked roads in Charleston thanks to a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin stood beside U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (D-W.Va.) Monday morning at Haddad Riverfront Park to announce the city being awarded a $1.75 million RAISE (Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure for Sustainability and Equity) Grant for the... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Calling it a “monumental” project, Charleston’s mayor lauded planned improvements that will transform a four-mile stretch of Kanawha Boulevard from Magic Island to the 35th Street Bridge and include a section of Greenbrier Street.Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin said at a news conference on Monday, where she was joined by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., the enhancements will make the city more... Read More
  • BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WV News) — Of the more than $6 billion West Virginia is expected to receive from the $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure package, about $40 million is specifically designated for the state’s airports.In a joint op-ed published last weekend detailing the state’s share of infrastructure funding, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito said Bridgeport’s North Central West Virginia Airport will “benefit directly from these... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — Area lawmakers largely blasted the House passage Friday of President Joe Biden’s controversial $1.85 trillion social spending and climate change bill, warning the measure will cause harm to families across southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia.U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., who voted against the spending bill Friday, said the measure will harm West Virginia families making energy more expensive, taxing small family businesses, and worsening... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Zoomed with members of the West Virginia press Thursday and much of the conversation focused on the passage and signing of the bipartisan infrastructure — BIF — bill."In my view, this is a major win for the country, " she said. She'd play a lead role in the shaping the surface transportation and drinking water provisions of the bill and doesn't like that it's been politicized.She ticked off the $6 billion worth of benefits that... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is calling the new infrastructure law a “big victory” to West Virginia and the United States with funding dedicated to lingering issues.Capito’s comments Thursday came days after President Joe Biden signed the related measure, putting $550 billion in new spending toward physical infrastructure needs like roads and bridges, internet access and utility systems. West Virginia will receive billions of... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — Twenty-one West Virginia high school seniors from 12 counties have been nominated for U.S. service academies by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.A board chosen by Capito reviewed each nominee’s application, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations.“Each year, I have the honor and privilege of nominating West Virginia’s best and brightest to our nation’s prestigious service academies,” Capito said. “I am proud to... Read More
  • No dollar amounts have yet been specified for King Coal Highway from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, but Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said Thursday some funding will be there.President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on Monday.“The increase to the state year after year for five years (funds from the bill) is very significant, hundreds of millions of dollars,” she said. “King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway are ongoing projects” and funding will... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — No dollar amounts have yet been specified for King Coal Highway from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, but Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said Thursday some funding will be there.The bill was signed into law by Pres. Joe Biden on Monday.“The increase to the state year after year for five years (funds from the bill) is very significant, hundreds of millions of dollars,” she said. “King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway are ongoing... Read More
  • No dollar amounts have yet been specified for King Coal Highway from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, but Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said Thursday some funding will be there.President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on Monday.“The increase to the state year after year for five years (funds from the bill) is very significant, hundreds of millions of dollars,” she said. “King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway are ongoing projects” and funding will... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN – Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Zoomed with members of the West Virginia press Thursday and much of the conversation focused on the passage and signing of the bipartisan infrastructure – BIF – bill.“In my view, this is a major win for the country,” she said. She’d play a lead role in the shaping the surface transportation and drinking water provisions of the bill and doesn’t like that it’s been politicized.She ticked off the $6... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WTRF) – West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito is tackling the growing drug crisis. The number of US overdose deaths has topped 100,000 in one-year, and health officials say COVID-19 is to blame.Overdoses deaths in the US have been climbing for over two decades. But it’s really taken off in the last two years. New data shows a 30% jump in one year. The numbers are climbing in West Virginia, reaching the highest per capita deaths for overdoses.Senator Capito believes... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dr. Rahul Gupta on Thursday was sworn in as the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.The U.S. Senate confirmed Gupta’s nomination on Oct. 28. Gupta oversaw the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department from March 2009 to December 2014 and served as state health officer from January 2015 to November 2018.The swearing-in ceremony took place at the White House. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., delivered the oath.“I myself had the honor of... Read More
  • BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WDTV) – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced a broadband expansion with a West Virginia service provider on Thursday.Prodigi will receive $8,583,001 over the next decade from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to expand broadband across West Virginia.“Reliable, affordable broadband access is necessary to compete for jobs, complete homework, attract new business and attend... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WV News) — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is celebrating the completion of the bipartisan infrastructure package, while continuing to raise concerns about President Joe Biden’s social spending plan.Capito, one of the principal architects of the framework the infrastructure bill was built on, called the $1.2 trillion package signed into law earlier this week a “major win for our country.”“Unfortunately it’s gotten too politicized,” she... Read More
  • The Biden administration is taking a step towards reversing Trump-era rollbacks to water regulations, proposing a rule to restore the pre-Obama definition that outlines which waters it will seek to protect from pollution.In a press release, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that it, alongside the Army Corps of Engineers, proposed returning to the pre-Obama definition of what constitutes a "Water of the United States."These waters are those that get protections under the... Read More
  • EXCLUSIVE: All 50 Senate Republicans on Wednesday morning are expected to formally challenge the Biden administration’s vaccine rule for private businesses under the Congressional Review Act – the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule.GOP Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana will lead all 49 of his Senate Republican colleagues, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, in moving to strike down the Biden administration’s rule which... Read More