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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s U.S. senators are working with two of their Senate colleagues on trying to motivate industries and businesses to move near Interstate 68. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., took part in a virtual discussion Friday with Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen about possible regional collaboration regarding the 112-mile interstate. Among the business sectors mentioned were the aerospace industry, which includes the... Read More
  • The U.S. Senate on Aug. 4 unanimously approved a bipartisan bill proposed by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) that would direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to implement report recommendations aimed at spurring the adoption of composite technology in infrastructure. “The passage of this legislation is great news as it will help make the case for using composites in various projects with the help of institutions like our very own West Virginia... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Monday announced $10.1 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to protect downtown businesses from flooding, spur growth in a critical industry sector, boost workforce training efforts, and provide critical infrastructure needed to support business growth. This funding will create and retain more than 2,500 jobs and spur $69 million... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced the opportunity for Belington Community Medical Services Association to apply for $1 million in funding under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). This funding will help support and expand opioid use prevention programs, recovery services, and enhance rural residents’ ability to access treatment and move towards recovery from opioid use. “The COVID-19 pandemic has severely... Read More
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $189,561 for an opioid-impacted family support program at Northern Community College in Wheeling. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “The opioid epidemic continues to ravage West Virginia as we simultaneously face the COVID-19 pandemic, putting an incredible strain on those... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Friday spoke with Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs Michael Missal, where she received an update on the Clarksburg VA investigation regarding serial killer Reta Mays. “I appreciate Inspector General Missal for taking the time to answer some of my questions today following Reta Mays’ guilty plea earlier this month,” Capito said. “First and foremost, the families of these... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — Sens. Joe Manchin. D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va, announced $2,500,543 from the Federal Transit Administration to support operating, administrative and preventive maintenance costs in order for West Virginia University to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way students will be attending school and college in the fall, creating uncertainty for students, families, teachers, and... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WDVM) — Senator Shelley Moore Capito is working to help restart the West Virginia economy by starting with their most valuable assets: small businesses. Senator Capito alongside 34 other senators have co-sponsored the RESTART Act which stands for Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty. The act works to provide more long-term assistance to small and mid-sized businesses by providing a longer window for loan forgiveness and other loans with... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday to highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating our nation’s addiction fight.“The past several months have been difficult for all of us,” Capito said. “However, for someone in recovery, this disruption may cause them to have having a hard time keeping their treatment regimens in place. “The need for social distancing does make in-person recovery meetings that... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating the United States’ addiction fight with opioids. Capito noted the struggle to adapt to the COVID-19 world with strict social distancing guidelines in place, solutions from the Trump administration, cracking down on the southern border, and legislative fixes. She noted that a White House Office of Drug Control Policy analysis... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBOY) – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $377,936 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for auditory processing research at West Virginia University (WVU) on Monday.“West Virginia University continues to lead in research projects across many fields and continues to represent the Mountain State well. This research could provide insight into... Read More
  • Charleston, W. Va. (WDVM) — At the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, telehealth or medical advice given over the telephone was implemented to encourage social distancing. Now Senator Shelley Moore Capito and two other senators are looking to make telehealth a more common practice. Senator Capito joined by Senators Todd Young and Angus King announced new legislation to study the impacts of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new legislation will assess key health care metrics,... Read More
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,761,045 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). “As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, we must ensure that we are prepared for any infectious disease threats that may face our nation.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTRF) – As Americans await the details of a second stimulus package, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito said it will focus on three areas; jobs, kids and health.  Senator Capito told 7News that lawmakers know many small businesses are struggling, especially restaurants, so she wants to see more help targeted at those establishments.  She also feels kids need to go back to school safely and knows that will take financial help from his relief... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN — Monongalia and Preston County residents got a chance Wednesday afternoon to question Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., in a telephone town hall. Capito took the calls from her D.C. office. The constituents’ questions covered COVID-19 issues, the CARES Act aid, and the next COVID aid package now in the works. Following the town hall, Capito spent time with The Dominion Post for a Q&A. This was Capito’s 10th “teletownhall,” her office said, with... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced $499,975 for the Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention Simulation Education Training Program at Fairmont State University. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “Nurses play such a vital role in our communities, especially right now during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Capito said. “Fairmont State’s nursing program is known... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Beckley ARH Hospital will receive $9,750,000 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will provide financial support due to hardship created by the coronavirus outbreak. In total, HHS announced today that they will begin distributing $10... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. 35 through Putnam and Mason counties and Corridor H through the Potomac Highlands might be on opposite sides of the state, but the completion of both roads can connect the state to the Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest, an effort U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has been working on for 20 years. Capito recently toured sections of Route 35 and Corridor H with federal and state transportation officials. Both projects highlight different parts of her congressional service, with... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced nearly $2 million in funding for maternal and child health services and research in West Virginia. A release from Senator Manchin’s office stated that the senators, who are both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced on Friday $1,910,421 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for maternal and child health services in the state through the West... Read More