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01.14.19

Capito Op-Ed: Building on Momentum in 2019

2018 marked another year of accomplishment under Republican leadership. Most importantly, these accomplishments had a tremendous impact on our state. Our small businesses are feeling more optimistic, our economy has experienced positive growth, families have a renewed sense of hope, and West Virginia workers finally feel like good jobs are available.Whether it was delivering significant regulatory reforms, creating new economic opportunities, enacting the most comprehensive legislation to combat… Continue Reading


01.04.19

Op-Ed: Reflecting on past year, looking ahead (Daily Mail Opinion)

Prior to 2017, West Virginia went through some tough times. Entire industries that were critical to our economy, and in many ways our identity, were under attack. Families were searching for jobs that didn't exist. And West Virginians were questioning, "How do we move forward? What comes next?" Well, at the beginning of 2018-after a year of Republican leadership both in Congress and in the White House-there was a palpable change across our state. Our small businesses were feeling optimistic.Our … Continue Reading


01.03.19

New Congress makes history; lots of West Virginia issues on agenda

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTRF) - The 116th Congress is now on the job in Washington, D.C., after swearing in ceremonies at the Capitol. While Republicans control the White House and the Senate, Democrats now control the House. "When you have all Democrats or all Republicans, they tend not to listen to the other side. Now they have to," said Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia). "So, the President has to understand that if he wants anything done, he's got to work with the majority of Democrats in the Ho… Continue Reading


01.03.19

WV's Capito announces committee assignments for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Thursday announced her committee assignments for the 116th Congress. She will continue serving on four U.S. Senate committees: The Committee on Appropriations; the Committee on Environment and Public Works; the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; and the Committee on Rules and Administration. "I'm very excited to continue serving on these four committees, all of which deal directly with issues that are critically important t… Continue Reading


01.02.19

WV Lawmakers Prepare for the New Congress in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOWK) - They area gearing up on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for the arrival of the new Congress.West Virginia lawmakers are zeroing in on issues of great concern to the Mountain State. They include securing the pensions for retired coal miners, as well as expanding broadband internet service and more high-tech options, especially in the state's rural regions. "I think that having a workforce, having connectivity is very important. And having an opportunity for start-ups a… Continue Reading


12.30.18

Stateswoman of the Year

CLARKSBURG - At a time when the scrutiny and displeasure of politicians in Washington, D.C., may be at an all-time high, successful ones remain focused on their core constituency and try to do right by those who elected them. Such is the case with U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is closing out her fourth year in the Senate and 18th year overall in the nation's capital after serving 14 years in the House. Capito, daughter of the late Gov. Arch Moore and a centrist Republican, has fou… Continue Reading


12.16.18

Capito Op-Ed: Encouraging Entrepreneurship, Innovation in the Mountain State

As I travel across West Virginia, it's clear the economic climate is improving here, and there are many reasons to be optimistic about our state's future.Reforming our outdated tax code and rolling back burdensome regulations, as well as other pro-growth measures, have proven to be a winning combination for workers, small businesses, and economic growth, and they have encouraged an environment that's putting West Virginia on a path to a brighter future.That's exactly the direction our state need… Continue Reading


12.14.18

Ohio, Hancock Receive FEMA Funding For Slip Repairs

West Virginia's senators announced this week more than $4.4 million in federal funding to fix flood damaged roads, and almost half of the money was allocated to Ohio and Hancock counties. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Wednesday that $2.1 million had been granted to the two counties. The state received the money through the Federal Emergency Ma… Continue Reading


12.14.18

Capito, Manchin announce local FEMA funding

WHEELING - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Wednesday announced $4.4 million for West Virginia through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance grant program. Funding will assist the West Virginia Division of Highways with repairs to roadways in Hancock, Lincoln, Monongalia, and Ohio counties that were damaged as a result of storms in F… Continue Reading


12.14.18

USDA announces pilot program to increase internet access in rural areas

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday it is offering millions of dollars as part of a program to build broadband infrastructure in rural America. The ReConnect Program will provide $600 million in loans and grants for telecommunications companies, electric cooperatives, internet service providers and municipalities for the purpose of serving communities in rural America. Areas may qualify if they have a population of fewer than 20,000 residents and either no broadban… Continue Reading


12.14.18

USDA makes funds available for improving rural broadband

MARTINSBURG - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural areas - a move U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., are applauding.According to a release from Capito, the USDA is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities are all eligible to apply to the USDA'… Continue Reading


12.13.18

FEMA funds to address flood-damaged roads in Monongalia County

MORGANTOWN - Just over $1 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) support will be used to address Monongalia County roads damaged by flooding earlier this year. On Wednesday, Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va, announced a total of $4,437,159 through FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program for roads in four counties - Monongalia ($1,085,016), Hancock ($1,015,145), Lincoln ($1,217,795) and Ohio ($1,119,210). Earlier this year, President Donald Trump appro… Continue Reading


12.13.18

USDA offering up to $600 million in loans, grants for broadband expansion

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply to USDA's new program for funding to connect rural areas that currently have insufficient broadband service, according to the release.USDA Rural Development is the primary agency delivering the program, with assistance fr… Continue Reading


12.13.18

Senate passes Alzheimers legislation

After unanimous passage the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act in the U.S. Senate, the legislation now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration. The bipartisan bill would, for the first time, create a public health infrastructure across the country to combat Alzheimer's disease and preserve brain health. "To prevent millions of more Americans and their families from being devastated by Alzheimer's, we have to tackle this disease on all fronts," … Continue Reading


12.12.18

Senator Capito expresses support for border security

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R) says she supports the president in his need to address border security. This comes after President Trump's meeting with democratic leaders about money for the his long-promised border wall on the U.S. Southern border. Senator Capito says it's important to have better, more formidable border security. She says the country needs a border system and should continue enhancing the border. "I will say that you know here in the Congress … Continue Reading


12.12.18

Senator Capito supports Tucker County infrastructure project

PARSONS, W.Va. - As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Shelley Moore Capito has been working closely with the U.S. Department of Transportation to secure funding for Corridor H. Through the US Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants, $20 million will be allocated for the construction of a four-lane expressway in Tucker County. Senator Capito says she has been advocating for the competition of Corridor H for nearly 2… Continue Reading


12.12.18

Capito, Manchin Announce FEMA Funding for Ohio, Hancock Counties

WHEELING - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4.4 million for West Virginia through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance grant program. Funding will assist the West Virginia Division of Highways with repairs to roadways in Hancock, Lincoln, Monongalia, and Ohio counties that were damaged as a result of storms in Febru… Continue Reading


12.10.18

U.S. Department of Energy Reports Touts Need for Appalachian Ethane Storage Hub

CHARLESTON - A new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy cites the potential of West Virginia and other Appalachian states for the location of centralized storage hub for natural gas production. The report takes a look at West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania as potential locations for a storage hub for ethane - a byproduct of natural gas. Ethane, when broken down through a process called "cracking," creates ethylene and is used in the manufacturing of plastics, chemicals, insulation a… Continue Reading


12.07.18

Proposed Berkeley Springs Bypass gets $20M in federal funding

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin on Thursday announced $20 million in federal transportation funding for the U.S. 522 Berkeley Springs Bypass in Morgan County, W.Va. "This is a much-needed investment ... that will make West Virginia roadways safer and more efficient," Capito said in a news release. "Not only is this good for travelers and those living in Berkeley Springs ... but it's good for commerce and our state's economic potential by better connectin… Continue Reading


12.07.18

$20M announced for Corridor H work

ELKINS - The Robert C. Byrd Corridor H Highway Authority announced Thursday that millions of dollars in funding is being allotted to help with the project in both Randolph and Tucker County. Robbie Morris, Chairman of the Corridor H Highway Authority said the authority is praising the work of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Sen. Joe Manchin, III, and West Virginia Secretary of Transportation Tom Smith in securing $20 million for the construction of Corridor H in Tucker County through a BUILD grant. "… Continue Reading

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