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10.16.19

Manchin, Capito, again sound alert on need to pass miners’ pension legislation

MORGANTOWN - Both of West Virginia's U.S. senators called attention to the approaching pension plight of coal miners and other union workers Wednesday - highlighting the need for quick Congressional action to solve the problem. "The Miners' Pension Fund alone, a critical plan which covers 82,000 retired miners - 25,000 in West Virginia - and 20,000 full vested current workers, is projected to become insolvent by 2022," said Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in a release co-issued by several Democrat se… Continue Reading


10.15.19

Sen. Capito talks VA Investigation, Broadband, & Tourism

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R) gives her thoughts on the latest information on the investigation into the Clarksburg VA Hospital, broadband expansion in West Virginia, redesignating the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, and more.… Continue Reading


10.09.19

Federal lawmakers appeal for New River Gorge national park designation

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WV MetroNews) -- Members of West Virginia's congressional delegation were in Fayette County on Wednesday for a panel discussion regarding a legislative proposal to change the federal designation for the New River Gorge National River. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., met with community leaders, business owners and other stakeholders during a question-and-answer session at the Canyon Rim Visitors Center. If … Continue Reading


10.09.19

Editorial: Bill would spur visits to New River Gorge

Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin are co-sponsoring a bill that would make the New River Gorge National River a national park and preserve. If successful, it could be a big boost not only to tourism, but to the economically battered southern counties. Capito had introduced a bill last year that would have designated the New River Gorge as a national park. But the bill failed because lawmakers were concerned it would prevent hunting. Although some national park properties allow hunting, … Continue Reading


10.08.19

Manchin, Captio Announce $1.7 Million For Health Centers In West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,737,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health centers across West Virginia. Funding will support the continued operations of health centers to provide primary and preventive care to West Virginians. "This funding will provide essential support to help ensure that all West Virginians have access to the healthcare th… Continue Reading


10.07.19

Seven-figure grant funding to expand broadband access in Preston, Marion, Mon counties

WASHINGTON - In a world where everything from health care to education revolves around the internet, connectivity to it has taken a level of importance only below the most important of necessities, such as water, sanitation and power. With that in mind, U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have been looking for ways to get - and keep - the Mountain State on an even playing field in the cyberspace arena. A big score for Northern West Virginia was announced Monday: F… Continue Reading


10.07.19

Fox News anchor accompanies W.Va. Senator for ‘Girls Rise Up’ event

GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. (WVVA) - Trap Hill Middle School students received a special visit Monday from a Fox News anchor and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, (R) West Virginia. The visit was part of Sen. Capito's 'West Virginia Girls Rise Up' program, in which she brings inspiring leaders to meet with young ladies across the state. As Fox News Commentator Shannon Bream told students, the road to the anchor desk wasn't an easy one. She recalled her days as a nerdy middle school student and difficult da… Continue Reading


10.03.19

Senators Manchin and Capito anounce more that $2.7 million for NCWV Airport

WASHINGTON (WDTV)-- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced more that $2.7 million from the Department of Transportation Essential Air Service program for the North Central West Virginia Airport on Thursday. According to a press release from Manchin's office, the airport has formed a partnership SkyWest Airlines, Inc. to provide Clarksburg and Bridgeport with 12 round trips per week to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. "Our air… Continue Reading


10.03.19

Senators announce $1.2M in criminal-justice grants for Berkeley County

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Thursday announced $11.5 million in grant funding for criminal-justice programs, including about $1.2 million for juvenile and adult initiatives in Berkeley County. Two grant awards totaling $1,236,043 awarded by the Department of Justice will, at least in part, support adult drug court and Project Aware, a program designed to help state and local education agencies increase awareness of mental-health iss… Continue Reading


10.01.19

Sen. Capito pushes for political civility

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (WDVM)- Social media has made it easier than ever to share opinions or get into online debates. However, West Virginia government officials gathered at Shepherd University to focus on the importance of political civility in today's culture. "Joe Manchin and I work well together and I think we could be a good example for the rest of the country that when you disagree, you do it respectfully," said U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito. "You respect the person, you don't consider … Continue Reading


10.01.19

Capito tours Entsorga, meets with community leaders Tuesday in Eastern Panhandle

MARTINSBURG - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., described the Eastern Panhandle as forward thinkers Tuesday afternoon after touring the Entsorga renewable energy facility. Emily Dyson, director of science research and development for BioHiTech and project manager for Entsorga, lead Tuesday's tour of the facility, which is the first renewable energy facility of its kind in the United States. "We always like to be first," Capito said of this technology in West Virginia. "If we are first in the t… Continue Reading


09.29.19

Senator Capito co-hosts "Academy Day" at Bridgeport High school

HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) -- The fourth and final "Academy Day" event was held Sunday afternoon showcasing a multitude of military academies for anyone who sees themselves in the line of duty. Those in attendance were able to meet with officers and officials representing the different academies and have their questions answered and their interests peaked. The event featured branches of the military from Army to Air Force, as well as ROTC opportunities. Those attending, browsed the school's ca… Continue Reading


09.29.19

NCWV students express interest in enlisting, attending military service academies during Academy Day

BRIDGEPORT - Approximately 75 students from across North Central West Virginia learned more about military service academies at Bridgeport High School on Sunday. The event was hosted by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, and included representation from several military service academies, including those affiliated with the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Merchant Marines. "I think this is one of the best turn outs (of families) that we've had," she said. "I was particularly interest… Continue Reading


09.27.19

Bill to make New River Gorge a national park/preserve introduced

Legislation to redesignate the New River Gorge National River as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve was introduced Thursday by Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. The proposal replaces legislation Capito introduced last October that would have redesignated the rugged tract of Southern West Virginia cliffs, canyons and cascading rapids as the New River Gorge National Park. Last year's bill failed to advance, mainly because of concern that hunting could be res… Continue Reading


09.27.19

Capito, Manchin secure $32 million for WV housing

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito,R-W.Va., members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced on Friday they had secured $32,559,963 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to preserve and expand affordable housing options and provide assistance for low-income families. "Investment in public housing infrastructure is critical to the health of our communities. Everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to have a roof over t… Continue Reading


09.27.19

Capito, Manchin announce $6M for health services

WASHINGTON (WDVM) - United States Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced major funding that will support health services. According to Capito, $6,145,690 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be put towards alcohol research efforts at West Virginia University. In addition, the money will also fund mental health support services. "It may seem like research into alcoholism has taken a backseat in light of the opioid epidemic. However, I'… Continue Reading


09.27.19

Trump shows support for Capito as Homeland Security bill advances

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump gave high praise to U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) on Thursday evening. Following the Senate Appropriations Committee approving a $70 billion FY2020 Homeland Security Funding Bill led by Capito, Trump tweeted about Capito's work in Congress on border security. "No one has done more behind the scenes for STRONG BORDER SECURITY than @SenCapito. Her bill passed Committee today with $5B for the BORDER WALL. West Virginia is a great State and She… Continue Reading


09.25.19

Senator Capito expresses importance of FY2020 Homeland Security bill

WASHINGTON (WDVM) - The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bill that would help fund border security, cybersecurity and other security efforts. United States Senator Shelley Moore Capito shared that the Homeland Security Appropriations bill would provide $70.7 billion to support the various missions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The legislation will head to full committee for consideration tomorrow. In addition to improving cybersecurity efforts, Capito shared tha… Continue Reading


09.24.19

Feds fund PFAS study at sites around U.S.

PARKERSBURG - The connection between drinking water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, found in several drinking water systems in the region, and certain health outcomes is the subject of a new study being funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Often referred to as PFAS, the substances have been used in a variety of materials, including non-stick cookware; water-repellent clothing; stain-resistant… Continue Reading


09.24.19

Senate Republicans Back Trump’s Bid for $5 Billion in Border Wall Funding

Senate Republicans are backing President Trump's request for $5 billion in funding for his proposed border barriers. On Tuesday, Trump's Republican allies in the Senate unveiled a $71 billion draft funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that includes the full $5 billion in wall funding Trump requested. Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) estimated that the spending bill would raise total funding for Trump's wall to nearly $15 … Continue Reading

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