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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three Mainstream Voucher Program recipients in West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The additional funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This funding will be used to assist public housing agencies in West Virginia with services and expenses... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor where she highlighted West Virginians from across the state who have gone above and beyond to help their communities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Just a few stories can give us hope. Stories that help shed some positivity on what’s a very difficult time, stressful, and lonely. I’ve said on this floor many times: I am an optimist. And, I know we will... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Wednesday announced $1,074,068 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Performance Grant Program – COVID-19 Supplemental (EMPG-S). This funding was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., again are among the most bipartisan legislators in Congress according to rankings released Tuesday. The Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy released their bipartisan index on Tuesday, which measures how legislators work with members of opposite parties through co-sponsoring legislation from members of another party in addition to attracting... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, have announced an additional $7,715,683 in fuding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program though the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The program, which received additional funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, provides financial assistance to low-income Americans for whom energy costs represent a... Read More
  • SCOTT DEPOT — Womencare, Inc., located in Scott Depot, will receive $583,624 to expand its capacity for coronavirus testing. The funding is from the federal Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which is providing a total of $9,833,557 to 28 health centers in West Virginia, according to a joint news release from U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) — both of whom are members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “As... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) on May 7 introduced a bipartisan bill that would provide for a high-speed broadband deployment initiative. Sen. Capito sponsored the Eliminating Barriers to Rural Internet Development Grant Eligibility (E-BRIDGE) Act, S. 3648, with lead original cosponsor U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to remove obstacles for broadband projects to receive Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants, according to a bill summary provided by Sen. Capito’s... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today introduced the Eliminating Barriers to Rural Internet Development Grant Eligibility (E-BRIDGE) Act, which would remove obstacles for broadband projects to receive Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants. Specifically, the legislation ensures that local communities can partner with the private sector and gives communities more flexibility in complying with their funding... Read More
  • Legislation prohibits use of federal resources for shortfalls, expenses unrelated to the pandemic WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Angus King (I-Maine), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) yesterday introduced the Coronavirus Relief Fund Flexibility Act, legislation that would allow the federal relief funds provided to state and local governments in the Coronavirus Aid,... Read More
  • Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announce a $4.5 million grant for four West Virginia airports from the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and two local ones are on the list. "While there's so many people not using the airport and so much activity that has ceased, we wanna keep those airports all across West Virginia running and vital with air service," says Sen. Capito. Upshur County Regional Airport will received $151,198. "The... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WHSV) — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced more money to expand COVID-19 testing in health centers across West Virginia. Both Capito and Moore are members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. They announced $9,833,557 will go toward supporting 28 health centers throughout the mountain state to expand coronavirus testing capacity. According to a press release, this funding is made as part of the Paycheck Protection... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCHS/WVAH) — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is among a group of senators who introduced legislation that would allow federal relief funds under the CARES Act to be used by state and local governments to replace revenue shortfalls during the pandemic. The issue is a looming one for the Mountain State. Gov. Jim Justice has said has been hopeful that the state could use a substantial part of the $1.25 billion the state has received through the CARES Act to... Read More
  • Gov. Jim Justice is still seeking clarity on whether West Virginia can use $1.25 billion in federal funding to backfill revenue lost as West Virginia instituted coronavirus precautions. Meanwhile, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is touting bipartisan sponsorship of a bill meant to give cities and states greater flexibility with covid-19 relief funds. Capito joined with senators Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Angus King, I-Maine, and Kevin... Read More
  • WEST VIRGINIA (WDVM) — Two water infrastructure bills have been passed in a subcommittee, led in part by Senator Shelley Moore Capito to help West Virginians across the Mountain State. America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 and the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 were passed out of the Environment and Public Works Committee’s Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee unanimously. The bills will help West Virginia’s public health and economic success.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,254,910 through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Grant Program. This funding will help provide assessments to previously developed land that may be contaminated with hazardous waste, clean-up projects, environmental job training, technical assistance, and research. “It’s great to see this... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Congressman David McKinley are calling upon the federal government to better equip two in-state prisons currently in use as quarantine sites for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. A release from the Attorney General’s Office stated that the leaders sent a joint letter on Tuesday, urging Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to help secure point-of care testing machines for FCI... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) sent a letter today to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Acting Director Regina Lombardo encouraging them to protect public safety while respecting the Second Amendment and federal law related to the three business day waiting period for firearm purchases and seeking information on how the federal firearms background check system is responding... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and co-chair of the Senate Broadband Caucus, today announced the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released their 2020 Broadband Deployment Report.Overall, the report shows progress has been made in better connecting communities across the country, however, the report is based off data that Senator Capito still believes to be flawed... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $109,440 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the West Virginia University Research Corporation. This funding will be used to research how Appalachians respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to better understand how to disseminate information in similar crises in the future. “The COVID-19 pandemic suddenly changed every West... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today welcomed the decision made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase telephone-based, or audio-only, telehealth reimbursements to equal other audio-visual and in-person visitation reimbursements. This news follows a letter Senator Capito sent yesterday along with Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and others requesting this... Read More