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Seven-figure grant funding to expand broadband access in Preston, Marion, Mon counties

WASHINGTON - In a world where everything from health care to education revolves around the internet, connectivity to it has taken a level of importance only below the most important of necessities, such as water, sanitation and power. With that in mind, U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have been looking for ways to get - and keep - the Mountain State on an even playing field in the cyberspace arena. A big score for Northern West Virginia was announced Monday: F… Continue Reading


Fox News anchor accompanies W.Va. Senator for ‘Girls Rise Up’ event

GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. (WVVA) - Trap Hill Middle School students received a special visit Monday from a Fox News anchor and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, (R) West Virginia. The visit was part of Sen. Capito's 'West Virginia Girls Rise Up' program, in which she brings inspiring leaders to meet with young ladies across the state. As Fox News Commentator Shannon Bream told students, the road to the anchor desk wasn't an easy one. She recalled her days as a nerdy middle school student and difficult da… Continue Reading


Senators Manchin and Capito anounce more that $2.7 million for NCWV Airport

WASHINGTON (WDTV)-- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced more that $2.7 million from the Department of Transportation Essential Air Service program for the North Central West Virginia Airport on Thursday. According to a press release from Manchin's office, the airport has formed a partnership SkyWest Airlines, Inc. to provide Clarksburg and Bridgeport with 12 round trips per week to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. "Our air… Continue Reading


Senators announce $1.2M in criminal-justice grants for Berkeley County

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Thursday announced $11.5 million in grant funding for criminal-justice programs, including about $1.2 million for juvenile and adult initiatives in Berkeley County. Two grant awards totaling $1,236,043 awarded by the Department of Justice will, at least in part, support adult drug court and Project Aware, a program designed to help state and local education agencies increase awareness of mental-health iss… Continue Reading


Sen. Capito pushes for political civility

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (WDVM)- Social media has made it easier than ever to share opinions or get into online debates. However, West Virginia government officials gathered at Shepherd University to focus on the importance of political civility in today's culture. "Joe Manchin and I work well together and I think we could be a good example for the rest of the country that when you disagree, you do it respectfully," said U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito. "You respect the person, you don't consider … Continue Reading


Capito tours Entsorga, meets with community leaders Tuesday in Eastern Panhandle

MARTINSBURG - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., described the Eastern Panhandle as forward thinkers Tuesday afternoon after touring the Entsorga renewable energy facility. Emily Dyson, director of science research and development for BioHiTech and project manager for Entsorga, lead Tuesday's tour of the facility, which is the first renewable energy facility of its kind in the United States. "We always like to be first," Capito said of this technology in West Virginia. "If we are first in the t… Continue Reading


Senator Capito co-hosts "Academy Day" at Bridgeport High school

HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) -- The fourth and final "Academy Day" event was held Sunday afternoon showcasing a multitude of military academies for anyone who sees themselves in the line of duty. Those in attendance were able to meet with officers and officials representing the different academies and have their questions answered and their interests peaked. The event featured branches of the military from Army to Air Force, as well as ROTC opportunities. Those attending, browsed the school's ca… Continue Reading


NCWV students express interest in enlisting, attending military service academies during Academy Day

BRIDGEPORT - Approximately 75 students from across North Central West Virginia learned more about military service academies at Bridgeport High School on Sunday. The event was hosted by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, and included representation from several military service academies, including those affiliated with the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Merchant Marines. "I think this is one of the best turn outs (of families) that we've had," she said. "I was particularly interest… Continue Reading


Bill to make New River Gorge a national park/preserve introduced

Legislation to redesignate the New River Gorge National River as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve was introduced Thursday by Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. The proposal replaces legislation Capito introduced last October that would have redesignated the rugged tract of Southern West Virginia cliffs, canyons and cascading rapids as the New River Gorge National Park. Last year's bill failed to advance, mainly because of concern that hunting could be res… Continue Reading


Capito, Manchin secure $32 million for WV housing

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito,R-W.Va., members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced on Friday they had secured $32,559,963 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to preserve and expand affordable housing options and provide assistance for low-income families. "Investment in public housing infrastructure is critical to the health of our communities. Everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to have a roof over t… Continue Reading


Capito, Manchin announce $6M for health services

WASHINGTON (WDVM) - United States Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced major funding that will support health services. According to Capito, $6,145,690 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be put towards alcohol research efforts at West Virginia University. In addition, the money will also fund mental health support services. "It may seem like research into alcoholism has taken a backseat in light of the opioid epidemic. However, I'… Continue Reading


Trump shows support for Capito as Homeland Security bill advances

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump gave high praise to U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) on Thursday evening. Following the Senate Appropriations Committee approving a $70 billion FY2020 Homeland Security Funding Bill led by Capito, Trump tweeted about Capito's work in Congress on border security. "No one has done more behind the scenes for STRONG BORDER SECURITY than @SenCapito. Her bill passed Committee today with $5B for the BORDER WALL. West Virginia is a great State and She… Continue Reading


Senator Capito expresses importance of FY2020 Homeland Security bill

WASHINGTON (WDVM) - The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bill that would help fund border security, cybersecurity and other security efforts. United States Senator Shelley Moore Capito shared that the Homeland Security Appropriations bill would provide $70.7 billion to support the various missions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The legislation will head to full committee for consideration tomorrow. In addition to improving cybersecurity efforts, Capito shared tha… Continue Reading


Feds fund PFAS study at sites around U.S.

PARKERSBURG - The connection between drinking water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, found in several drinking water systems in the region, and certain health outcomes is the subject of a new study being funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Often referred to as PFAS, the substances have been used in a variety of materials, including non-stick cookware; water-repellent clothing; stain-resistant… Continue Reading


Senate Republicans Back Trump’s Bid for $5 Billion in Border Wall Funding

Senate Republicans are backing President Trump's request for $5 billion in funding for his proposed border barriers. On Tuesday, Trump's Republican allies in the Senate unveiled a $71 billion draft funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that includes the full $5 billion in wall funding Trump requested. Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) estimated that the spending bill would raise total funding for Trump's wall to nearly $15 … Continue Reading


Capito, Manchin announce infrastructure funding to repair damage after storms

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 three grants totaling $7,342,927 to help repair roads damaged as the result of natural disasters. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). "Many West Virginia roads are worse for wear-especially after flooding and heavy rains hit several of our counties in 2016 and 2018," Senator Capito said. "I'm pleased to see this… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito announces funding to benefit programs in West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA (WDVM) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced funding to benefit programs in West Virginia. This funding bill includes recent appropriations of transportation, housing and urban development. Part of the funding includes $3.3 billion for community development in the area which includes Martinsburg. It also includes $280 million for Berkeley, Jefferson and Mineral counties for high intensity drug trafficking areas as well as for combating the opioid crisis. Capito says she is … Continue Reading


“Academy Days” information session to make a stop in Mercer County

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito announces she will host four "Academy Days" this fall for West Virginia students interested in learning more about admission to U.S. service academies and available ROTC scholarships. Members of Senator Capito's staff will be available at each event to provide information on nominations to the Air Force, Military/Army, Naval, and Merchant Marine. A nomination is not required for the Coast Guard Academy. Service academy admissions representatives will be availabl… Continue Reading


Editorial: Corridor H

Nearly two-thirds of a century after federal authorities authorized development of a major new highway system for our area of the nation, it remains uncompleted. Today, a U.S. Senate committee will vote on a measure that could finish much of the remaining segment of an interstate-highway class road serving West Virginia. Work on the Appalachian Development Highway System was authorized in 1965. It represents an important vision for states in our region - that construction of 3,090 miles of major… Continue Reading


WV to receive more than $26 million in EPA funds

WASHINGTON - West Virginia will receive more than $26 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in various environmental cleaning projects. The funding will support projects for hazardous waste assessment and cleanup of brownfields properties, improving water quality in various bodies of water, developing drinking water systems and implementing air pollution control programs. The vast majority of the total funds will be given to the West Virginia Department of Environmental P… Continue Reading

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