Capito to chair Senate EPW Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has been appointed chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. 

"Infrastructure has always been a critical bipartisan issue because of how important it is to mobility and prosperity, and I’m excited to be a leader in advancing our country’s transportation and infrastructure priorities," Capito said in a release. "Rebuilding and improving infrastructure is about more than building just roads and highways. It’s about building up entire communities, industries, businesses, and local economies." 

She said by working together, she is hopeful this Congress can "address the challenges created by an aging infrastructure system," as well as "make it safer and easier for families and individuals to travel, and create new opportunities to grow and diversify our economy." 

The release also said Capito advocates for policies that protect vital West Virginia energy and manufacturing jobs and encourage investment in West Virginia’s highway infrastructure.


By:  Wendy Holdren
Source: Beckley Register-Herald