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Op-Ed by Senators Capito and Scott: Creating Opportunities for Growth in West Virginia

When we voted in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last December, we did so to help millions of families across West Virginia and the nation. Four million Americans have received bonuses or wage and benefit increases since tax reform's passage, and more than a million jobs have been created nationwide. The child tax credit and standard deduction were doubled, simplifying the tax process for many and putting more money back in the pockets of hardworking moms and dads. In fact, a typical family… Continue Reading


Op-Ed by Senator Capito: Helping WV students and workers succeed

The U.S. Commerce Department recently announced the economy grew 4.1 percent during the second quarter of this year. More recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that worker pay rates hit their highest level since 2008. And since President Trump took office, nearly 4 million people found jobs.These are only a few highlights, but they are proof that our economy is thriving under Republican leadership.It's clear that the combination of tax reform and cutting burdensome regulations, among… Continue Reading


Capito touched by recognition for her service to Harpers Ferry

HARPERS FERRY -- "I'm a little embarrassed by all this" were the first words spoken by Senator Shelley Moore Capito last Friday morning, as she was recognized for her contributions to Harpers Ferry by members of the Merchant's Association, business people, residents, Park Service and town officials. Capito was the guest of honor at a ceremony at the Harpers Ferry Train Station, where individuals paid homage to her for continued support of the National Park Service, the towns of Harpers Ferry and… Continue Reading


Area fire department receives funds

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced $122,429 in funding for the Maysville Volunteer Fire Company in Maysville.Funding comes through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program (AFG) and will support the purchase of new safety equipment. FEMA is an agency housed within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which receives its appropriations from the Homel… Continue Reading


Nearly $850,000 in federal funding secured for W.Va. airport projects

WASHINGTON - More than $840,000 worth of grants have been secured to fund projects at airports in West Virginia.Three grants were awarded, each for an airport in Cabell, Marion and Braxton counties. The awards will fund projects that will provide infrastructure repairs and improvements to the airports.The awards are: $675,000 for the Tri State Airport Authority in Cabell County; $110,000 for the Fairmont-Marion County Regional Airport Authority; and $61,829 for the Braxton County Airport Authori… Continue Reading


More than $2 million in funds secured for W.Va. healthcare

MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University, state and local agencies will be getting a boost in funding for health-care programs.On Tuesday, the office of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. announced that he and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. helped secure $2,773,296 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for various health-care programs across the Mountain State. Both senators are members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee."This significant funding will support a variety of progra… Continue Reading


Op Ed by Senator Capito: Kavanaugh’s Dedication to Constitution Qualifies Him

On July 9, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, and in the coming months, the Senate will vote on this important nomination.As a senator, I take my responsibility to evaluate presidential nominees very seriously. That is especially true for a nominee to our nation's highest court.When I consider nominees for the Supreme Court, I don't look for a person who promises a particular policy outcome or someone who is out to actuall… Continue Reading


Capito talks opioids during visit to Panhandle

MARTINSBURG - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said Congress is planning smarter when handing out federal opioid addiction treatment dollars."We found out that states started to run into addiction problems, but they had no treatment facilities," Capito said. "We're looking at more money. We've put more a lot of money into that through the White House drug control policy with our High Intensity Drug Task Forces,"Capito said during her visit to the Eastern Panhandle Friday.Under the Comprehensive Ad… Continue Reading


Grow With Google Makes Pit Stop in Charleston

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A one-day event that has been touring all across the U.S. has made a stop in Charleston to teach eager West Virginian job seekers and small business owners learn how to optimize Google's many features.The two workshops that were scheduled throughout the day centered around hands-on activities to allow attendees to master the email basics, maximize search engine capabilities, and other tools beneficial to small businesses.Senator Shelley Moore Capito said the Grow with Goo… Continue Reading


Treatment centers throughout West Virginia to eradicate NAS

One of the saddest parts of the Opioid epidemic spreading throughout the US are the youngest victims.Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS, effects babies whose mothers used opioids while pregnant. Treatment centers like Lily's Place in Huntington, West Virginia and Children's National Health System care for those infants.Chief of Neonatology at Children's National Health System, Billie Short says these young patients usually stay for one month. As the children get older, they may suffer long-ter… Continue Reading


Capito Connect Program enters fourth year

MORGANTOWN - When Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., took office, one of her first actions was to set about bridging the gaps on internet connectivity, an endeavor that continues three years later via the Capito Connect initiative, which just entered its fourth year.As co-chair of the United States Senate Broadband Caucus, Capito said she went to work with senators in other states and among both parties to form new partnerships and tackle the problem."Where we started was a recognition that Wes… Continue Reading


Senator Capito meets Trump's Supreme Court pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WEST VIRGINIA - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito met with Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh following president Donald Trump's announcement.After meeting with Kavanuagh, Capito addressed that judicial policy and style of judgment was the topic of conversation. She says that Kavanaugh strongly believes the constitution is his guiding principle.Senator Capito says that when it comes to the quality, the Supreme Justice needs the most, it's stability. "We want somebody who's fair, open, … Continue Reading


Capito meets with Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continued meeting with U.S. senators Thursday, which included speaking to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Kavanaugh Monday. Kavanaugh currently serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and previously worked under Ken Starr and in President George W. Bush's administration. He would succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring at the end of July."We talked abo… Continue Reading


Northern Panhandle Head Start Program To Receive $1.2M

Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. will receive more than $1.2 million from federal sources thanks to the state's U.S. senators.Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced the funding totals for several Head Start programs throughout West Virginia. The lawmakers, who are both members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, said they were able to help secure $11,864,272 for those programs.The money comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administ… Continue Reading


Capito looking for Supreme Court nominee similar to Gorsuch

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., says she does not have a litmus test for who she wants to serve on the Supreme Court, but someone similar to Justice Neil Gorsuch would be a great selection.President Donald Trump is expected to announce Monday his nominee to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the nation's highest court. Kennedy will retire at the end of July after serving since February 1988.During an appearance on MetroNews "Talkline," Capito said she want… Continue Reading


Senator Capito says tax reform is benefiting West Virginians

West Virginia - Yesterday marked six months of tax reform in West Virginia.Senator Shelley Moore Capito spoke on the floor about the positive changes West Virginians received as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Highlighting several examples, she covered businesses, individuals and family aspects. Senator Capito expressed that the cut is not isolated, but in fact helping the country. She says already four million workers have received bonuses across the country."What we're seeing is a more … Continue Reading


Curing Alzheimer's Unites In One Of The Most Divisive Times In American History

It seems there's little the nation's political parties can agree on these days. Indeed some say the country hasn't been so divided since the War Between the States. But if any topic can build bi-partisan support as we approach the third decade of the new millennium, it's Alzheimer's disease. We all agree we hate it; and we all agree it needs to go. Perhaps we're just looking for something, anything upon which we can agree, or maybe more and more of us see ourselves potentially facing the disease… Continue Reading


Manchin, Capito comment on upcoming Supreme Court nomination process

WASHINGTON - Both of West Virginia's U.S. senators released statements Wednesday, saying they are looking forward to speaking to President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.The remarks come in light of the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced Wednesday he will retire at the end of July. Kennedy, a conservative swing vote on the nation's high court, has served since February 1988.U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he is looking forward to evaluating the nominee."… Continue Reading


Clarksburg VA hosts state’s first Veterans ID Card mobile clinic

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - To those who have served in the U.S. military, being a veteran is part of their identity, and thanks to mobile clinics organized by the Office of U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, many of those veterans are finding it easier to obtain their Veterans ID Card (VIC).The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center (VAMC) hosted the first mobile clinic in the state Tuesday. The new VICs, issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, began to rollout last fall.U.S. Army veteran Marina… Continue Reading


Senator Shelley Moore Capito's mobile office provides resources for veterans to get new ID card

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - U.S Senator Shelley Moore Capito's mobile office was at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg Tuesday to host a Veterans ID Card, or VIC, clinic. The clinic was to help veterans who are honorably discharged from service apply for the new card.Veterans said the new card is beneficial because it gives them access to benefits outside the health care system."It makes it easier because a lot of us don't carry or DD form 214, which is your discharge paperwork, with y… Continue Reading

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