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04.04.19

Princeton health center awarded $2.3M in federal grant funding

PRINCETON - A Mercer County-based community health center has been awarded more than $2.3 million in federal grant funding. The Bluestone Health Association in Princeton will receive a grant of $2,319,878, U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., said Thursday. Miller said the funds will be used to continue the normal operations of the center that serves 15,000 plus people in and around Mercer County. "This is fantastic news for Mercer County and the Bluestone Health Center," Miller said. "This center p… Continue Reading


04.04.19

FEMA regional administrator to meet with Capito

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Shelley Moore Capito will meet with FEMA Region III administrator MaryAnn Tierney in Charleston Friday to discuss efforts to speed up the permitting process for replacement schools for buildings destroyed in the June 2016 flood. Both Capito and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin have been questioning FEMA of late about the pace of environmental studies and other requirements for the proposed sites in Kanawha and Nicholas counties. Capito invited Tierney to West Virginia for a visi… Continue Reading


04.03.19

Sen. Capito Talks FEMA, Flood Relief & Stopping Robocalls

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Mark Curtis got a chance to talk to U.S. Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) about the FEMA budget hearings, Richwood indictments, whether there should be an investigation into the use of flood relief money, and working to stop robocalls.… Continue Reading


04.03.19

Congress is taking aim at robo-callers

CLARKSBURG, W.V.a. - Robo-calls are receiving renewed attention in Congress. This week, Senator Shelly Moore Capito and her colleagues are taking steps to crack down on scammers who prey on consumers' phones. Under bipartisan legislation, called the TRACED Act, the U.S. government would gain more power to increase fines for scammers, while prodding phone carriers to improve their technology so that consumers can more easily figure out if calls are real or spam. "We passed out of committee, it ha… Continue Reading


04.03.19

Senator questions FEMA boss on disaster relief

WASHINGTON, D.C.-(WTAP) A West Virginia senator hopes the Federal Emergency Management Agency can move quicker to rebuild flood-devastated areas, including those in her home state. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito chairs the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and heard Wednesday from acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor. She says she's concerned about the lack of progress in rebuilding the southern West Virginia area hit by floods in 2016. "But the individual assistance people get in the … Continue Reading


04.03.19

FEMA indicates red tape in school replacement is near an end

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The top leader at the Federal Emergency Management Agency told a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday the hurdles to rebuild four destroyed schools in West Virginia are nearly through. Peter Gaynar, acting administrator for FEMA, was before the committee chaired by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito to discuss FEMA's budget request for the coming fiscal year. However, Capito used the opportunity to quiz him about the slow pace of school restoration in Kanawha and Nicholas Countie… Continue Reading


04.03.19

Senator Capito sits in on FEMA budget request hearing

WASHINGTON - West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R) encourages tax dollars to go toward mitigation during the FEMA budget hearing. Capito, who chairs the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee, attended the hearing and mentioned the work that is needed to be done in West Virginia. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's acting administrator, Peter Gaynor was also present. "I think it's reasonable to expect the community to get very impatient with the bureaucracies of acquiring p… Continue Reading


04.03.19

Bankruptcy judge Volk nominated to U.S. District Court

Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Frank Volk has been nominated to serve as a judge in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. President Donald Trump nominated Volk to preside in federal court in place of Judge John Copenhaver, who transferred to senior status in November, according to the U.S. Courts website. Approval of Volk's nomination and appointment is pending before the U.S. Senate. Volk has presided as a bankruptcy court judge in the Southern District of West V… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Senator Capito applauds Trump's nomination for U.S. District Court Judge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) - Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., applauded President Trump's nomination for Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Monday. Frank W. Volk had been recommended by Sen. Capito to President Trump for the position, according to a news release from the Senator's office. "Frank has served West Virginia honorably as a bankruptcy judge and as a law clerk to several of our state's most distinguished jurists," said Capito. "He has d… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Rainelle Medical Center receives $2 million

The Rainelle Medical Center will receive $2,092,044 in federal funding to continue its primary and preventative care services. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin jointly made the announcement on Tuesday. "Our community health centers are an essential component of West Virginia's health care system," U.S. Senator Capito said. "By providing access to primary health services in rural areas, professionals like those at Rainelle Medical Center fill a critical role in ensuring West Virginia… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Rainelle Medical Center to receive more than $2 million in funding

Rainelle Medical Center will receive more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The center provides primary care services, preventative health care, including mammograms for uninsured women, as well as black lung treatment. "I am thrilled Rainelle Medical Center will receive this funding so that they can better serve their community, through providing essential medical services to West Virginians and give rural West Virginians access to health care," said U… Continue Reading


03.30.19

Senator Capito makes appearance at Oak Hill High School

OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) - Senator Shelley Moore Capito came to Oak Hill High School Friday, March 29th, to speak about the importance of financial literacy. Students at the high school were recognized for their involvement in the Capitol Hill Challenge Stock Market Game. Senator Capito provided some insight to the upperclassmen who are getting ready to graduate. She also shared some background knowledge on what it means to earn and save money. "We want to encourage our younger generation to be bette… Continue Reading


03.29.19

Girls Rise Up

MORGANTOWN - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and members of the West Virginia University gymnastics team recently made a stop in Morgantown to visit with fifth grade girls at North Elementary School as part of Capito's West Virginia Girls Rise Up program. This marks the second Girls Rise Up event that Capito and WVU Gymnastics have hosted together and the 17th event since the program's launch in 2015. "Empowering the next generation of female leaders right here in West Virginia is somet… Continue Reading


03.29.19

Capito discusses financial literacy with Oak Hill high schoolers

The Oak Hill Red Devils welcomed U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to their high school Friday as she spoke on the importance of financial literacy after graduating. Capito spoke with a group of students currently learning about global capital markets, economics, investing, and personal finance in preparation for the 2019 SIFMA Foundation Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) Stock Market Game, a national financial education competition for public middle and high schools that reaches every U.S. Co… Continue Reading


03.29.19

LETTER: Capito bill would help increase W.Va's. fishing economy (Gazette Opinion)

Editor: West Virginia's superb brook trout fishing is one of the reasons why there are more anglers per capita in West Virginia than in most other states, and why fishing generates close to 7,000 jobs and more than a half-billion dollars of economic activity in the state. Thanks to a new bill introduced by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., the fishing could get even better. Sen. Capito recently introduced the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act, a bill that, if passed, would … Continue Reading


03.29.19

Capito Op-Ed: A Bad Deal for West Virginia

This week, the Senate had an opportunity to vote on the Green New Deal - an unrealistic and impractical wish list dressed up as environmental policy. And it's a wish list that would have serious consequences for West Virginians and Americans across the country.For starters, it would be expensive. Very expensive. All together, the Green New Deal's price tag is estimated at up to $93 trillion over its first 10 years. You could liquidate all of the wealth in the entire country and maybe just cover … Continue Reading


03.27.19

Bill introduced to provide law enforcement with drug detection devices

Bipartisan legislation was introduced Wednesday to provide state and local law enforcement with high-tech devices to detect and identify dangerous drugs like fentanyl. The Providing Officers with Electronic Resources (POWER) Act would establish a new grant program through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to help state and local law enforcement organizations secure these high-tech, portable screening devices, the release said. Without these devices, suspected drugs have to be sent to labs fo… Continue Reading


03.27.19

West Virginia's First Female Senator Talks Overcoming Boys Club and Lifting Other Women Up

WASHINGTON D.C. - This Women's History Month WOWK traveled to Washington D.C. to sit down with the women representing the Mountain State. Senator Shelley Moore Capito is the first woman to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Senate and has been serving there since 2014. Before her days in the Senate she was in the House of Representatives for 14 years. Capito now uses her platform as a Senator to help other women and that includes her program West Virginia Girls Rise Up. The Senator travels to c… Continue Reading


03.26.19

W.Va. receiving grant for drug treatment

CHARLESTON - West Virginia is getting an infusion of federal dollars to help the state with its massive substance abuse crisis. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the state more than $14 million to curb abuse of opioids. The state Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday it plans to use the grant for medication-assisted treatment to gradually step down drug abusers off heroin, OxyContin and other strong opioids. "Using evidenced-based treatment is key to so… Continue Reading


03.26.19

US Senate dismisses Green New Deal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday rejected a procedural motion on the Green New Deal, an effort to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions and address the nation's top environmental concerns including climate change. Republicans forced the vote, in which all 53 Republicans voted against the motion. Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Doug Jones of Alabama and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona opposed the measure, as did independent Angus King of Maine. Forty-three senators, all of… Continue Reading

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