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Capito Announces $9.4 Million to Support Expansion of West Virginia Route 2

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today announced $9.4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support construction expanding West Virginia Route 2. The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant was awarded to the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) for the widening of Route 2 to four lanes between Proctor and… Continue Reading


Manchin, Capito among senators confirming Esper

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Mark Esper as the next secretary of the Department of Defense. The final vote was 90-8, with Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., voting to approve the nomination. "Dr. Esper is a proven leader with an exceptional record of service to our country, and that's exactly the kind of secretary we need at the Department of Defense. Dr. Esper's experience and character make him incredibly qualified to serve in this… Continue Reading


W. Virginia Senators Take Zip Line Ride at Scout Jamboree

GLEN JEAN, W.VA. (AP) - West Virginia's two U.S. senators let their adventuresome sides take over at the World Scout Jamboree. Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito took rides on adjoining zip lines Monday in southern West Virginia. About 45,000 Scouts and their leaders from around the world are participating in the jamboree held for just the second time in the United States. Riders on the "The Big Zip" can reach speeds of up to 50 mph (80 kph). Capito let out a scream as the … Continue Reading


Sen. Manchin & Sen. Capito visit World Scout Jamboree

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WOWK) - Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Shelley Moore-Capito got to meet some of the 40,000 scouts attending the 24th World Scout Jamboree. West Virginia is the second location in the U.S. to hold this two-week international event. The first was in Idaho 52 years ago. Both Manchin and Capito said this has been a long time coming and are thrilled for the opportunities it offers everyone. Sen. Manchin said, "having people for the first time come to the United States, but be … Continue Reading


Summit, West Virginia opens doors as World Scout Jamboree begins

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. - Thousands of Scouts and adults from around the world were organizing their campsites on Monday as the 2019 World Scout Jamboree began at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The 10,000-acre site will host more than 40,000 people until Aug. 2, making this year's event the largest World Scout Jamboree on record and the Summit Bechtel Reserve - temporarily - the third-largest community in West Virginia behind Charleston and Huntington. The Boy Scouts of America is co… Continue Reading


Expansion, realignment of Route 2 planned with $10 million federal grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A large federal grant will help finance the expansion of state Route 2 in Wetzel County, both U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Monday. Both senators were informed by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao earlier Monday the Route 2 project had been chosen for a $10 million DOT Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant. Plans are to construct a new route for Route 2 between the towns of Proctor and Kent freeing up property … Continue Reading


Senators, interior secretary tour wildlife refuge

DAVIS - West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito toured Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Monday morning along with U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to see how work on the new visitors center is progressing as a result of federal funding. "Canaan Valley is a hidden gem for all of us in West Virginia," Manchin, D-W.Va., said during the tour. "With Corridor H coming through, hopefully it will be completed sooner than later. It is going to make a tremendous amo… Continue Reading


U.S. Interior Secretary visits Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

TUCKER COUNTY, W.Va. - "It's beautiful" was the initial impression Tucker County made on U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt during his first visit to Canaan Valley. On Monday, he joined U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to tour the construction site for the new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service multi-purpose facility at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Davis. Walls have started going up for the new building. When i… Continue Reading


Editorial: Ensuring Bridges Are Not Overlooked

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., understands that when public officials make decisions about infrastructure spending, they prefer new construction over repairs. She is right to be urging that a federal highway funding bill make bridge rehabilitation a priority. Capito, who chairs the House's Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, wants to maximize the benefits rural states such as ours get from the highway funding bill. She is well aware that West Virginia has a higher percentag… Continue Reading


Marshall University receives grant for heart work

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's U.S. senators on Monday announced a $444,000 grant for heart and vascular diseases research at Marshall University. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing the funding. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said the new funding shows the significance of university research as well as the seriousness of the problems West Virginians face. "Because West Virginia suffers from higher rates of heart and vascular diseases, this research is particu… Continue Reading


Senator Capito advocating for TRIO programs in the state

A U.S. Senator that sponsored a bi-partisan bill to strengthen education is continuing her strides towards providing a quality education to students across the state. West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito spoke to 'Upward Bound' students at Concord University about the importance of higher education. 'Upward Bound' is part of the TRIO programs, which were established by the U.S. Department of Education over 25 years ago. Senator Capito says she's an advocate for the TRIO programs because it… Continue Reading


Senators asking FCC to improve accuracy of broadband maps

A group of U.S. Senators are urging the the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take specific, concrete steps to improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps. U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai encouraging the FCC to look at legislative proposals introduced recently in Congress that include reforms requiring wired, fixed wireless, and satellite broadband providers to subm… Continue Reading


Senators reintroduce Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

Two U.S. senators have reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA). The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., aims to grow, improve and sustain the palliative care and hospice workforce. The release said over the last 10 years, the number of hospital-based palliative care programs has quickly increased, but the number of providers available to fulfill the needs of these patients has not kept pace. "Hav… Continue Reading


Senator Capito: Something must be done about our roads and bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTRF) - Almost every West Virginian agrees on one thing: the state's roads are in terrible shape. One person who feels that way is Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), who spoke with 7News on Thursday. Sen. Capito is currently serving as chair of the EPW Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. When she joined the Senate in 2015, Congress passed a five-year highway bill called the FAST Act. That bill increased federal dollars going to the Mountain State. It's now Congres… Continue Reading


First lady visits WV: Melania holds roundtable on opioid crisis

HUNTINGTON - First lady Melania Trump visited West Virginia on Monday to learn how a city at the center of the nation's opioid epidemic is grappling with the crisis. She met with federal, state and local officials in Huntington and heard how the area's police, schools and health care centers are trying to fight the opioid scourge. "I am here to give you my support," Trump told participants in the roundtable discussion. West Virginia has the country's highest fatal opioid overdose rate and has st… Continue Reading


Capito broadband legislation shows positive progress

JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDVM) - The Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act continues to show positive feedback in parts of West Virginia. The act was passed by the United States Senate in June which was what Senator Shelley Moore Capito had hoped for. "This legislation will provide meaningful economic insights as lawmakers work to close the digital divide in West Virginia and across the country," Senator Capito said. "As co-chairs of the bipartisan Senate Broadband Caucus, Senator Klobu… Continue Reading


FLOTUS impressed by work in Huntington area around opioid epidemic

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - First Lady of the United State Melania Trump is admiring the progress being made when it comes to the fight against the opioid epidemic in Cabell County and surrounding areas. Trump met with federal, state and local leaders from all sections of the battle to discuss the current issues and solutions during a Monday visit in Huntington that started at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. "I see the example here of what can be done all across the country," Trump said. "This … Continue Reading


First Lady, acting Homeland Security secretary participate in opioid roundtable in Huntington, WV

HUNTINGTON - First lady Melania Trump visited West Virginia Monday to participate in discussions with local, state and federal officials regarding the opioid crisis. Stephanie Grisham, Trump's communications director, confirmed the first lady's departure and destination Monday morning on Twitter. Officials joining the first lady in a roundtable panel discussion at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department were Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia's U.S. senators Shelley Moore Capito, R, and Joe Manc… Continue Reading


First Lady Melania Trump making 2nd visit to West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WOWK)- First Lady Melania Trump is making her way to Huntington for her second official visit to West Virginia. The First Lady will be sitting on a roundtable with state and local officials to discuss the opioid epidemic on Monday, July 8th, 2019. This is the second trip she has made to the Mountain State for this topic, in 2017 she visited the area and toured Lily's Place. Also sitting on the roundtable will be Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Governor Jim J… Continue Reading


FCC Commissioner and Senator Capito talk Telehealth and importance of broadband

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)- FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr and Senator Shelley Moore Capito talk about expanding broadband in the Mountain State and how being connected could improve healthcare with Telehealth technology.… Continue Reading

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