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02.12.19

Sen. Capito ‘hopeful’ Trump will sign bipartisan border security deal

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), who is on the bipartisan conference committee tasked with avoiding another government shutdown, said Feb. 12 that the agreement is now in the hands of President Trump.… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Parsons, WV, to receive $350,000 in federal funding to support flood recovery

WASHINGTON - The City of Parsons will receive $350,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration that will support flood recovery efforts. In a joint announcement Tuesday, West Virginia's U.S. Senators, Joe Manchin, D, and Shelley Moore Capito, R - both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee - said the funds will support infrastructure improvements to a newly established business park that serves area businesses impacted by flooding in 2017. "When disaster stri… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Federal agency to work with WV, other states to identify broadband availability

WASHINGTON - West Virginia is among the states with which the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will collaborate to identify broadband availability across the country. An agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the administration, among other duties, focuses on expanding broadband internet access and adoption, according to its website. To that end, the collaboration will provide the agency with data of current broadband access in the states, according to a release fro… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Capito applauds efforts on border security deal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - While admitting the border security agreement is not "everything everybody would want," U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., says the congressional conference committee she is a part of did its job by coming up with a proposal meeting multiple interests. "We reached a bipartisan agreement, which is what we should do," she said in a Facebook Live video on Tuesday. "That's what you sent us here for, that's what you sent me here for." Conference committee leaders announced M… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Agreement reached to avoid another government shutdown

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressional leaders say they have reached an agreement to prevent another partial government shutdown. The agreement was reached on Monday night with four leaders, according to CNN. The tentative deal includes $1.3 billion for 55 miles of new barrier in Texas, funding for "ice beds" and around $1.7 billion in overall Department of Homeland Security spending. President Trump spoke to media during his cabinet briefing on Tuesday. He told reporters he "hoped" there would not be … Continue Reading


02.12.19

West Virginia selected for collaboration to update broadband map

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced Tuesday that it is collaborating with eight states, including West Virginia, to broaden and update the national broadband availability map. Other states include California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. David Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator, said in order to ensure that all Americans have access to broadband, a more precise pi… Continue Reading


02.10.19

Capito joins bipartisan group reintroducing carbon capture legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., are part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who have reintroduced legislation aimed at promoting carbon capture research and development, according to a release from Capito's office. Capito and John Barrasso, R-Wyo., recently joined with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., to reintroduce S. 383, the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act. The legislation is co-sponsored by EPW Committee … Continue Reading


02.08.19

ReConnect broadband program deadline extended by USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline for the ReConnect program until at least the end of May to allow for applicants enough time to receive technical assistance. The move comes after a request was sent to the USDA by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito for an extension to the deadline to apply for the program. Capito reasoned that during the recent government shutdown, applicants did not have the access to information they needed about the program. "We've seen such st… Continue Reading


02.08.19

Capito announces $8.3 million for food repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced $8,308,081 has been awarded to the West Virginia Division of Highways through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance program. Funding will go toward repairing roads in Marshall and Tyler counties that were damaged as a result of flooding in February 2018. "When disaster strikes, West Virginians work tirelessly to pull themselves and their neighbors up,… Continue Reading


02.08.19

Capito Secures $8.3 Million for Flood Repairs in Marshall, Tyler Counties

WASHINGTON - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, on Thursday announced $8.3 million for the West Virginia Division of Highways through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance program. Funding will go toward repairing roads in Marshall and Tyler counties that were damaged as a result of flooding in February 2018. "When disaster strikes, West Virginians work tirelessly to pull themselves and their neighbors up," C… Continue Reading


02.07.19

Funds to help repair flood-damaged roads in 2 W.Va. counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Federal funding will help repair flood-damaged roads in two West Virginia counties. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito announced $8.3 million in funding Thursday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's public assistance program. The money will help repair roads in Marshall and Tyler counties that were damaged by floods last February. The state Division of Highways will use most of the money for repairs in Marshall County. During a town hall meeting in December, Marsha… Continue Reading


02.07.19

President Trump requests $500M for childhood cancer research

WASHINGTON D.C. - President Trump asked Congress to join him in the fight against childhood cancer. He indicated that in his budget, he will be requesting $500 million over the next 10 years to fund critical life-saving research. United States Senator Shelley Moore Capito noted the Survivorship Treatment Access Research Act does this. The act, which the president signed into law in June of 2018 claims to enhance the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors and improve efforts in identi… Continue Reading


02.07.19

Global technology company opening location in downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A global technology company that develops cloud-based solutions for federal, state, and local government agencies is opening a location in Charleston and bringing jobs with it. Governor Jim Justice first announced Thursday morning that Infor will open its first West Virginia location in the capital city and will create more than 100 jobs. "I can't tell you how proud I am to welcome Infor to the Mountain State," said Gov. Justice in a statement on Thursday. "I applaud their co… Continue Reading


02.01.19

Capito Column: Forget the old stereotypes: Let’s change the narrative.

Whether it's a discussion with a colleague on the Senate floor, a meeting with an out-of-state group, or at the airport, I am always hearing from others about how much they love our state and the people who call it home.Sometimes, it's a comment about its breathtaking natural beauty seen at Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County or the fun had during a weekend trip to the New River Gorge. Other times, it's a middle school student who learned new facts during a field trip to Harpers Ferry N… Continue Reading


01.31.19

WV's congressional representatives request state funeral for last World War II Medal of Honor recipient

WASHINGTON - All five of West Virginia's representatives in the U.S. Congress have written a letter to President Trump requesting a state funeral be held for the last World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., and Carol Miller, R-W.Va., together drafted the letter, according to a release from Manchin's office. According to the release, the request is an effort to honor the patrioti… Continue Reading


01.31.19

Bill to honor Medal of Honor recipients

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., on Wednesday introduced legislation to honor Medal of Honor recipients and veterans from World War II by stating that the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II will lie in honor in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. There are currently four living Medal of Honor recipients: Hershel "Woody" Williams of West Virginia (Marine Corps), Charles H. Coolidge of Tennessee (Army), Francis S. Currey of New York (Army) and Robert D. Maxwell of … Continue Reading


01.31.19

Capito supports Barr as attorney general

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., intends to vote to confirm William Barr as the next attorney general. Capito spoke highly of Barr - who previously served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush - following a meeting between the two on Thursday. "It's clear to me that Mr. Barr is unfazed by political pressure and believes profoundly in an independent Justice Department dedicated to upholding the laws of our country," she said. " intend to support his nomi… Continue Reading


01.30.19

Congress tries novel approach to wall controversy–regular order of business

An unusual thing is going to happen this afternoon at 1:30 in room HC-5 at the U.S. Capitol-a conference committee of Senate and House members will meet to try to work out a compromise on the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, including the issues of a border wall and immigration reform. It's unusual because, too often, that's not how things work in Washington anymore on big issues. Typically, controversial issues are demagogued in the media until the party in power manages to force through… Continue Reading


01.29.19

Capito to chair infrastructure subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has been appointed chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works 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 news release. "Rebuilding and improving infrastructure is about more than building … Continue Reading


01.29.19

Sen. Capito seeks to extend rural-broadband program deadline

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The partial federal government shutdown might be over, but its impact still is being felt. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., cited the shutdown Tuesday in seeking a one-month extension for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new ReConnect program. The pilot program's goal is to build out broadband infrastructure in rural America, Capito wrote in a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. USDA officials are making available up to $600 million in loans, grant… Continue Reading

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