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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


WV Senators: potential funding secured for Corridor H

WASHINGTON - West Virginia could receive as much $16 million in federal funding for the completion of Corridor H, according to West Virginia's congressional representatives. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said they were both instrumental in efforts to have funding for the project included in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which is expected to be passed out of a Senate subcommittee Thursday. "This is r… Continue Reading


US Senate passes resolution on Wheeling, founding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The U.S. Senate passed a resolution last week recognizing the city of Wheeling and the 250th anniversary of its founding. Col. Ebenezer Zane founded the city in 1769 as the settlement of Fort Henry, and its location on the Ohio River made it popular for trade. Wheeling also served as West Virginia's capital city from 1863 to 1870 and 1875 to 1885. "Wheeling is a city of industry, good people and growth," Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said. "Yes, there's been ups and dow… Continue Reading


Rural development grants awarded to WV towns and counties

HARDY COUNTY, W.Va. (WHSV) - The U.S. Economic Development Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are doling out grants to help rural development in parts of our area. According to a press release from U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), the departments announced rural development grants to address various needs in communities across West Virginia, from helping purchase vehicles to securing microloans for small businesses. "It's great to see this fundin… Continue Reading


Senator Capito on improving economic development in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) - Senator Shelley Moore Capito has returned to Washington D.C. following her August work period. According to Capito while visiting the Eastern Panhandle, she made note of economic development opportunities in the area. She said the large amount of people who come through West Virginia is something that businesses and the state should take advantage of. "There's traffic from people coming from the D.C., Baltimore areas, the numbers are way up and I think we need to capi… Continue Reading


Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Dam Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a total of $277,019 to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to aid repair of dams classified as "high hazard potential." Funding is made possible by FEMA's Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potentia… Continue Reading


Capito visits border, tours facilities during last week of recess

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and other lawmakers toured facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border last week to better understand border security efforts and the needs of officials. Capito, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole visited Brownsville and McAllen, Texas, which are in the state's Rio Grande Valley; according to Capito, 40% of immigrants who enter the country illegally come through that area. "There are legal points of entry in and around those a… Continue Reading


Capito Addresses Nature Conservancy at Annual Gala

CHARLESTON - Can business and conservation go hand-in-hand? According to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, they can, and West Virginia is a prime example. Capito, R-W.Va., was the keynote speaker Thursday night at the West Virginia chapter of the Nature Conservancy's Corporate Council for the Environment Dinner at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston. "I'd like to start off by thanking the Nature Conservancy for this honor," Capito said. "It's my pleasure to help advance the con… Continue Reading


Senator Shelley Moore Capito visits southern border

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK)- This week Senator Shelley Moore Capito, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Roy Blunt, and Representative Tom Cole all made a trip to the U.S. Mexico border. The group toured a number of facilities in the Rio Grande Valley and met with officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, ICE and the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Senator Capito said she's seen progress in how things are going, especially in the speed. The Senator… Continue Reading


Sen. Capito Announces More Than $35 Million to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVVA) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a total of $35,384,899 to West Virginia to combat the opioid epidemic. President Donald Trump also announced these grants at the White House this afternoon.The first grant for $28,027,511 was awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as part of its State Opioid Response grants. The second grant for $7,357,388 was awarded… Continue Reading


West Virginia to receive more than $35 million to combat opioid crisis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced more than $1.8 billion in funding Wednesday to continue efforts to combat the opioid crisis by expanding treatment access and supporting data collection. West Virginia will receive more than $35 million of the funding. The first grant for $28,027,511 was awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of its State Opioid Response grants, according to press material. The second grant fo… Continue Reading


Capito commends contract between university in W.Va. and DHS to fight opioid crisis

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) praised a new partnership between Huntington, W. Va.-based Marshall University and a division within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that she supported to strengthen the ability to combat the opioid crisis. Marshall University finalized an up to $4.25 million contract with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within DHS, the senator announced on Aug. 28. The university,… Continue Reading


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


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


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

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