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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • WASHINGTON (WV News) — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, on Friday released a video honoring Chuck Yeager.  Yeager was a Lincoln County native, a military pilot in World War II and Vietnam, achieving the rank of brigadier general, and was the first pilot to break the sound barrier in 1947. Yeager died Dec. 7 at the age of 97. In the video, Capito discussed the stories she had heard of Yeager's accomplishments and deeds, as well as the opportunity to... Read More
  • The City of Weirton has an opportunity to receive up to $24 million in federal loans to assist with plans to upgrade and expand the city’s utility operations. Mayor Harold Miller was joined Thursday by Utilities Director A.D. “Butch” Mastrantoni and Ward 4 Councilman George Ash to announce the city has been selected to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program. Participation in the program... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WDVM) — After months of hospitals being slammed by the pandemic, some communities in West Virginia will soon be eligible for extra funding. The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy recently changed its definition of the term “rural”. With this change, more counties in West Virginia now meet the requirements to be considered rural. Once this change goes into effect for Fiscal Year 2022, the communities... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — Since West Virginians sent his wife to Congress 20 years ago, Charlie Capito has learned to expect the unexpected, especially when it comes to the congressional schedule. “These people, they change their schedules a lot,” Capito said, as Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., returned to work in the U.S. Senate one day last month. “I’m sitting here as an example of the schedule changes, because we were supposed to come home yesterday.” Adapting to... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, WV (AP)- U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $339,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the most recent COVID-19 relief package to help West Virginia schools respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding can be used for testing, to address learning loss, and to assist schools in ways like improving air quality in buildings as schools prepare for eventual reopening.... 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, announced $119,346,660 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.  In order for West Virginia to remain a leader in COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution, federal resources are necessary to support these... 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, today announced $3,739,700 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the Supplemental Watershed Plan Brush Creek 14 in southern West Virginia. This funding is authorized by the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act and will help restore damage done to a flood control dam constructed in 1966 located in Mercer County. “We... Read More
  • U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican, and Joe Manchin, a Democrat, agree that the riot at the U.S. Capitol was a disgrace and that President Trump encouraged everything that led up to it. “I think the president does own this,” Capito said today on MetroNews’ “Talkline.” “I did support the president, and I did support the policies and I think the policies were good for West Virginia. But this is inexcusable.” Capito and Manchin appeared... Read More
  • BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement on the protest at the United States Capitol: “This is the United States of America. This needs to stop right now. We don’t do this. It’s not who we are.” Copyright 2021 WDTV. All rights reserved. Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC (WVNS) — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the Supplemental Watershed Plan Brush Creek 14 in southern West Virginia. The funds, equaling $3,739,700 will aid in the restoration of a damaged flood control dam constructed in Mercer County in 1966. The funding is authorized by the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act. Senate Appropriations Committee members... Read More
  • Founded in 1908, the Congressional Club is a social hub for a pretty exclusive group: spouses of members of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the President’s cabinet. For decades, that meant all of the members were women. That hasn’t been true for a long time, but the organization has still never actually been lead by a male spouse. Now that’s about to change. This month, Charlie Capito takes over as the club’s first-ever male president. The husband of West Virginia... Read More
  • As congressional Republicans split over certifying the presidential election results, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is calling the effort to oppose verifying Joe Biden’s victory “an ill-fated journey.” Capito’s comments on Monday’s “MetroNews Talkline” and an ensuing statement came as some Republican legislators remain committed to delaying the certification of the Electoral College vote and President Donald Trump continues pushing... Read More
  • U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) was sworn in to the 117th Congress on Sunday by Vice President Mike Pence in the U.S. Capitol. Senator Capito took the oath of office using her father’s Bible from World War II which was given to him by his grandmother, Lucy and a Bible from her parents given to her upon graduating college. Senator Capito was the first woman from West Virginia to serve in the United States Senate.“It is the honor of a lifetime to continue serving West... Read More
  • Since West Virginians sent his wife to Congress 20 years go, Charlie Capito has learned to expect the unexpected, especially when it comes to the congressional schedule. “These people, they change their schedules a lot,” Capito said, as Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., returned to work in the U.S. Senate one day last month. “I’m sitting here as an example of the schedule changes, because we were supposed to come home yesterday.” Adapting to change has been the... Read More
  • Described as the “gold standard” for tourism, a National Park designation has been stamped on the New River Gorge via year-end appropriations legislation that passed Congress on Monday night. The renaming, courtesy of a congressional omnibus package passed late Monday night, creates the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in Fayette and Raleigh counties, becoming the 63rd National Park and the 20th National Preserve in the United States. The designation, if the bill is in fact... Read More
  • CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito announced changes Thursday being made by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, including a change in leadership. The actions come as a response to an administration investigation board’s report on patient safety issues and culture at the Clarksburg VA, according to a news release from Capito. The changes that were announced include: * Detailing Clarksburg VA Medical... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WOWK) — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) received the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, Dec. 18. Capito tweeted about her experience receiving the vaccine, saying it was “quick, painless and most importantly, it was safe.” The senator also says she plans to get the second dose of the vaccine in 21 days as required. She also encourages all West Virginians to take the vaccine and to continue following CDC guidelines. Capito said on Saturday, Dec. 19, that her arm... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), both members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today introduced the Every Child Connected Act—legislation that aims to reduce the digital divide between students with and without internet access, known as the Homework Gap. Specifically, the legislation accomplishes this goal by targeting available funding sources from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data privacy... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito indicated she’s about 95 percent sure new Covid 19 relief legislation will be hammered out this week in Congress. She said the framework is starting to become something both sides are finding reasonable and more and more members are getting on board. Speaking on MetroNews Talkline Wednesday, Capito said this was much needed and it will provide help to many who have so far been treading water and trying to stay alive through the... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) released a statement after the Electoral College cast their votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “Yesterday, the electoral college cast their votes, solidifying that former Vice President Joe Biden will be our next president and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris will be our next vice president. Following the 2020 presidential election results last month, I said I would respect... Read More