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08.22.19

Hino announces $40M investment, 250 new jobs

PARKERSBURG - As Hino Motors Manufacturing celebrated its new West Virginia facility Wednesday, company leaders announced a plan to invest an additional $40 million and create another 250 jobs here. "The success of Hino in the U.S. has driven additional growth and success," Hino Motors Ltd. President and CEO Yoshio Shimo said at the grand opening ceremony for the facility, where the company's medium- and heavy-duty trucks have been in production since May. Hino spent $60 million turning the 1 mi… Continue Reading


08.21.19

Capito highlights investment results for Appalachian Regional Commission

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) on Aug. 20 showed the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) just how it's funding investment is growing economic development across her home state. "The ARC plays such an important role in our state - particularly when it comes to diversifying and strengthening West Virginia's economy," Sen. Capito said. The senator hosted ARC Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas on several site visits to highlight the results of recent investments by the ARC, which supports econo… Continue Reading


08.20.19

Economic development the focus of meetings between Capito, ARC leadership

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Co-Chair Tim Thomas made several stops together in West Virginia on Tuesday focusing on regional economic development. Capito and Thomas led roundtable discussions and tours in Beckley, Charleston and Huntington that steered towards the senator's work to reauthorize the ARC and draw attention to West Virginia priorities. "We get good return on our investment in West Virginia for our projects," Thomas … Continue Reading


08.19.19

Senators Capito and Manchin announce additional funding for storm recovery

WASHINGTON (WDTV)-- U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced additional funding of $800,000 provided by the Department of Labor for Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to Workforce West Virginia in response to severe storms in February 2018. According to Capito's office, the additional funding brings the total DWG funds awarded for the project to about $1.6 million. "West Virginians are acutely aware that working to rebuild our communities… Continue Reading


08.13.19

Capito, Manchin secure more than $7M to support homeless veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Monday announced a collection of grants totaling more than $7 million dollars to support homeless veterans under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. "Veterans can often face difficulties acclimating after their time serving," Senator Capito said. "These grants help provide those men and women support and s… Continue Reading


08.12.19

Capito, Manchin announce funding to support displaced workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $303,369 to support a West Virginia University (WVU) project that would transition workers to develop digital skills in regional areas where traditional industries have left. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). "To stay competitive in the 21st century workforce, it is imperative that West Virginians adapt t… Continue Reading


08.12.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $7 Million to Help Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a collection of grants totaling more than $7 million dollars to support homeless veterans under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. "Veterans can often face difficulties acclimating after their time serving," Senator Capito said. "These grants help provide those men and women s… Continue Reading


08.09.19

Senators Manchin and Capito announce $910,000 for Health Centers in WV

WASHINGTON (WDTV)-- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $910,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration for 26 health centers throughout West Virginia. According to a press release from Manchin's office, the funding will help improve operational and clinical practices by increasing access to technology, enhancing security of patient information and improving patient care quality. "Access to healthcare is essential to the well-being of all Wes… Continue Reading


08.07.19

WV senators announce $7.5 million in federal funding for airport improvements

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $7,547,379 from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration for airport improvement and construction in West Virginia. The funding will help remove obstructions, construct buildings, improve runways and enhance airport quality. "It is crucial for all West Virginia airports to receive the proper resources and improvements … Continue Reading


08.03.19

HUD Mitigation Grant Available for W.Va. Infrastructure Projects

CHARLESTON - More details were released Friday about a new round of federal grant dollars awarded to the West Virginia to help with flood mitigation and infrastructure projects. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday that a Federal Register notice could be published within the next two weeks for a $106 million grant for the new Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation program. Once the Federal Register - which will lay out the rules for the new program - is pub… Continue Reading


08.02.19

Senator Capito announces flood recovery, mitigation awarded to West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced the release of $106,494,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the state of West Virginia to support long-term flood recovery and mitigation efforts. As a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Capito helped secure the funding in the bipartisan 2018 budget agreement, but it had not previously been … Continue Reading


08.01.19

Editorial: Funding Repairs To Roads, Bridges

Apparently, we West Virginians are not alone in our displeasure with the conditions of our highways and bridges. People in quite a few other states have similar concerns, to judge by a U.S. Senate committee vote this week. On Monday, members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 21-0 to advance a $287 billion bill for highway and bridge projects throughout the nation. The panel includes 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats. Give some credit for the win to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore … Continue Reading


07.30.19

Pietro Fiorentini open for business in Weirton

WEIRTON - A journey of almost six years culminated Monday as Pietro Fiorentini USA celebrated the opening of its new facility in the Three Springs Business Park in Weirton. Based in Italy, Pietro Fiorentini is an international provider of oil and gas products and services. The new U.S. operation specializes in manufacturing gas line pressure regulators and gas service pressure regulators designed specifically for the American market. According to company officials, Monday's festivities would not… Continue Reading


07.30.19

US Senate committee advances $287B roads and bridges bill; includes Capito provisions for Appalachia

MORGANTOWN - A federal bill to fund the nation's infrastructure and bring more federal road money to West Virginia cleared a key U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday and heads to the full Senate for consideration sometime this fall. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the 2019 America's Transportation Infrastructure Act in a unanimous, bipartisan 21-0 vote. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chairs EPW's Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, co-sponsored the bill an… Continue Reading


07.30.19

Major highway legislation sponsored by Capito advances through committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill that is being called the largest highway legislation in history and sponsored by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) is past the committee stage. America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation, was voted 21-to-0 by the Environment and Public Works Committee to advance on Tuesday. The bill is a $287 billion five year surface transportation reauthorization that will repair and maintain critical transportation infrastructure. This inclu… Continue Reading


07.29.19

WV's Capito among senators to sponsor comprehensive road infrastructure legislation

WASHINGTON - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is among senators who have cosponsored comprehensive legislation aimed at improving roadway infrastructure throughout the nation. America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, introduced Monday, was also sponsored by John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who serves as chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee; Environment and Public Works Ranking Member Tom Carper, D-Del.; and Ben Cardin, D-Md., who serves as Ranking Member of the comm… Continue Reading


07.26.19

New air quality monitoring program announced in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) - United States Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced a new monitoring program for air quality in West Virginia. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday a $446,716 grant for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection particulate matter 2.5 monitoring program. The program will help monitor and evaluate the air quality in the state. "Monitoring in different regions of the state to see if maybe certain parts of the state… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Capito says after Mueller testimony “it’s case closed”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito was on Air Force One with President Donald Trump Wednesday evening just after Special Counsel Robert Mueller had testified before two congressional committees on his investigation into Russian collusion and the involvement of President Trump. "I think he felt vindicated in terms of there's nothing new here. There's no collusion. He basically said to me, 'Well, they'll (his opponents) go to something else,' and you can already see that," Capito… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Senator Capito announces bills that would support and improve infrastructure in Appalachia

WEST VIRGINIA (WDVM) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito has announced three bills that would support and improve infrastructure in Appalachia. The three different bills will help support, improve and assist the Appalachian region and the highway system in all aspects. The new bills will also correspond with the completion of "Corridor H". Capito said the completion of Corridor H will help economic development in the state. "It will open up that area for the eastern part of our state for economi… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Federal Grant Boosts W.Va. 2 Highway Project

The federal government has awarded a $9.4 million grant to help with the highway expansion of W.Va. 2 in Marshall and Wetzel counties. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee's Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, announced the grant Monday provided through the U.S Department of Transportation. The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant was awarded to the West Virginia Division of Highways to widen W.Va. 2 to four lan… Continue Reading

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