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  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As President Joe Biden on Tuesday pushed the U.S. Senate to change its rules in order to pass voting rights legislation, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Republican colleagues criticized possible revisions.The president at the Atlanta University Center announced his support for dropping the Senate filibuster so lawmakers could pass legislation on election matters with a simple majority. Biden’s speech came after months of private conversations with... Read More
  • President Biden went to Georgia Tuesday to try to drum up enthusiasm for federal “voting rights” legislation.  The dark symbolism cannot be avoided—the President making his case for a “lost cause” in the heart of the south.The Freedom to Vote Act, or whatever incarnation the President and Democrats are pushing now, will fail in the Senate if it comes to a vote.  Biden’s declaration that the nation must “choose democracy over autocracy”... Read More
  • As West Virginia’s congressional delegation continues to work for more research dollars for Mountain State institutions of higher learning, U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have announced nearly $900,000 from the National Science Foundation for West Virginia University and Fairmont State University.At WVU, funding will go toward two projects: CAREER: Self-Consistent Density Estimates from Accelerometers for Improved Understanding, Modeling, and... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five health centers in West Virginia will receive a total of $8.3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.West Virginia’s two U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito, announced the funding.“Providing the resources these facilities need is a crucial component to maintaining operations and helps our health professions do their jobs safely and efficiently,” Capito said in a news release.Manchin... Read More
  • The Village of Beech Bottom has received another seven-figure boost from the Senate Appropriations Committee for its flood control project.The committee announced Tuesday that Beech Bottom will get $1,086,166 for the second phase of its flood control project.The village received the same amount from the committee for the project’s first phase.The funds are coming through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.The money will be used to construct... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito chastised Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s decision to vote to use the so-called “nuclear option” to change the Senate’s filibuster rules.Meanwhile, West Virginia's other senator remains in the spotlight as he still seems to be opposed to such a change as well.“If Democrats make the irresponsible decision to use the nuclear option and end the 60-vote requirement for bills to pass, the majority party, even... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — With arguments slated for next week before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and other Republican members of Congress have added their voices in opposition of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for large businesses.Capito was one of 46 members of the U.S. Senate and 136 members of the U.S. House of Representatives – including 1st District Congressman David McKinley, 2nd District Congressman Alex Mooney, and 3rd District Congresswoman Carol Miller – who... Read More
  • January 04, 2022

    Capito joins amicus brief

    WASHINGTON — One of West Virginia’s senators has joined 46 senators and 136 U.S. House members in filing an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate on private employers.That mandate, scheduled for enforcement beginning Jan. 10, requires private employers with more than 100 employees to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine or weekly testing. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Friday in the case about whether to issue... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — One of West Virginia’s senators has joined 46 senators and 136 U.S. House members in filing an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate on private employers.That mandate, scheduled for enforcement beginning Jan. 10, requires private employers with more than 100 employees to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Friday in the case about whether to issue... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — With arguments slated for next week before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and other Republican members of Congress have added their voices in opposition of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for large businesses.Capito was one of 46 members of the U.S. Senate and 136 members of the U.S. House of Representatives – including 1st District Congressman David McKinley, 2nd District Congressman Alex Mooney, and 3rd District Congresswoman Carol Miller – who... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WV News) — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has joined 46 other senators and 136 members of the House of Representatives in signing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers.The brief argues Congress did not give the Occupational Safety and Health Administration the authority to impose a vaccine mandate on employers and encourages the Court to stay the policy.In the brief, the members... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN – Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and Rep. David McKinley both signed on to an amicus – friend of the court – brief supporting the multistate challenged of the Biden administration OSHA vaccine mandate.That case is slated for oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court Friday.Capito’s Monday release about the brief says a total of 47 senators and 136 representatives have signed on.They say in the brief, “Congressional members have an interest in the powers they... Read More
  • UNION — Two area health centers are set to receive annual grants to help invest in local health care.The Monroe County Health Department will get $1.9 million and Tug River Health Association (in McDowell County) will receive $1.7 million.U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, made the announcement and said the money is from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support health centers across... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — There is no doubt that COVID-19 is once again at the top of everyone's mind. As we all try to navigate the daily twists and turns of the pandemic, Eyewitness News recently had the chance to speak one on one with West Virginia U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito to get her thoughts on a variety of topics, including the pandemic, and our response to it.   With the country getting ready to start another year with COVID-19 spreading, the way Americans are... Read More
  • OAK HILL — West Virginia has welcomed a few more friends over since the local National Park Service entity was re-designated a year ago.   By virtue of a congressional omnibus package passed by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Donald Trump on Dec. 27, 2020, the New River Gorge National River — originally created in 1978 — became the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, the 63rd National Park and the 20th... Read More
  • The year may be ending, but the push to vaccinate as many people as possible against COVID-19 is not.   NEWS9’s Rich Pierce spoke to West Virginia Junior Senator Shelley Moore Capito about a number of topics, including what needs to be done to put this virus in the rearview mirror.   RP: Just over 60 percent of eligible people in the country are vaccinated right now. What more can be done to push that number even higher to a spot where scientists, medical professionals feel... Read More
  • WHEELING — The federal courthouse in Wheeling soon will bear the name of one of its former chief judges.   President Joe Biden this week signed into law a resolution renaming the courthouse the “Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse.”   Stamp presided in that courthouse starting in 1990, achieved senior status in 2006 and spent 1994-2001 as its chief judge.The resolution was sponsored in the United States House of Representatives by... Read More
  • GREENWIRE | As President Biden closes out his first year in office, he still has not nominated EPA's top air official, a role that takes on even greater importance with climate legislation stalling on Capitol Hill.Seven of Biden's EPA nominees have been approved to fill leadership and policy posts at the agency. Another four nominees await confirmation votes on the Senate floor. But the president has not yet announced his pick for EPA assistant administrator for air and radiation."If you... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — West Virginia and other states are going to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop an attempt by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to transform the nation’s power sector through emissions regulations.   Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday the Supreme Court has agreed to consider the coalition of 19 states’ challenge to the EPA, which, if left unchecked, would have “unlimited authority to regulate wide swaths of everyday life. The lower... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — West Virginia and other states are going to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop an attempt by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to transform the nation’s power sector through emissions regulations.   Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday the Supreme Court has agreed to consider the coalition of 19 states’ challenge to the EPA, which, if left unchecked, would have “unlimited authority to regulate wide swaths of everyday life. The lower... Read More