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06.23.19

Capito explains support for new emissions policy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said the Trump administration's latest rule on limiting carbon dioxide emissions is a reasonable approach to reducing pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency last week issued the final version of the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which is designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 35% from 2005 levels. The rule is less strict than the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan by giving states more control over how… Continue Reading


06.21.19

Rappelers bring attention to anti-racism campaign

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - More than 70 people, including multiple public figures, have gone or will go "over the edge" this weekend in an effort to help a Charleston organization's efforts regarding racism. YWCA Charleston's "Over the Edge" event began Friday; people rappelled down the 18-story BB&T Square Tower in downtown Charleston to raise awareness for the organization's Campaign to End Racism. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and her husband Charles, Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin, W… Continue Reading


06.21.19

Pitch book unveiled by Charleston-Huntington metro leaders to promote Opportunity Zones

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Representatives from all over the Charleston-Huntington metro area were on hand in the capital city on Friday morning for an announcement that they hope will benefit everyone. U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin, and South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens spoke at the announcement of an 'Opportunity Zone' collaboration with Advantage Valley. Part of the presser unveiled a "pitch book" that promotes 13 Opportunity Zo… Continue Reading


06.21.19

Advantage Valley pitch book showcasing regional opportunity zones unveiled

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and the mayors of Charleston, South Charleston and Huntington promoted the Advantage Valley regional pitch book, which showcases 13 Opportunity Zones and 20 investment opportunities in the region, during an event Friday in Charleston. The pitch book describes the region and its economic opportunities, highlights the competitive advantages of its key localities and their Opportunity Zones and identifies 20-plus development projects ready for investment. It ca… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Editorial: "Girls Rise up" campaign good for state

Most West Virginians would agree that old, illogical barriers to women in many careers ought to be lowered, we feel certain. Yet in some ways, we still have a long way to go in gender equality. One study, by the Wallet Hub people who specialize in state-by-state ratings, ranked West Virginia 42nd in the nation for women's economic and social wellbeing. That is why U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito's "Girls Rise Up" campaign is so important. Capito, R-W.Va., launched her initiative in 2015. She has … Continue Reading


06.18.19

Capito, Manchin place among most bipartisan in ranking

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's two senators are among the most bipartisan legislators to serve in the United States Senate in recent history, according to rankings released last week. The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University published the lifetime scores of 250 senators who served between January 1993 and December 2018. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., were ranked in the top 5% in the chamber's lifetime bipartisan index… Continue Reading


06.18.19

W.Va. senators fare well in bipartisanship rankings

PARKERSBURG - Three U.S. senators from West Virginia and Ohio are in the top 12 among 250 senators measured on bipartisanship, according to a report jointly issued by the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The updated Bipartisan Index rankings released on June 11 of senators who have served since 1993 measures to what degree the lawmakers work to cross party lines, The index ranked Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., seventh. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W… Continue Reading


06.14.19

Capito: Martinsburg reimbursement could be example nationwide

MARTINSBURG - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said she believes the solving of water issues and the reimbursement commitment for the cleanup efforts in Martinsburg could become an example for other communities dealing with similar issues. The City of Martinsburg will receive $4,915,628 from the United States Air Force for expenses related to the cleanup of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances - or PFAS - found in the city's water supply in 2016. The Martinsburg City Council on Thurs… Continue Reading


06.13.19

Capito addresses immigration on Senate floor

West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito made headlines Thursday after addressing the Senate floor about the border. Capito spoke on the need of funding for relief, shelter and comfort for migrants, a high priority for Division of Homeland Security. "Immigration is a very difficult issue in this country," said Sen. Capito. "It is divisive and very politized right now and it shouldn't be because what we're looking at is a humanitarian crisis." Before Capito took the Senate floor, she sent out a… Continue Reading


06.11.19

Capito, Haley bring WV Girls Rise Up event to Charleston

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., encouraged a room full of Girl Scouts to be confident in themselves at her first West Virginia Girls Rise Up event in Charleston on Monday. "I've talked to girls all over the state about how I think it's important that we have more girls leading," Capito said. "It's important that we have more women's voices at the highest level, whether you're in the state, federal, in the legal profession. We are underrepresented." In 2015, after she became the first female … Continue Reading


06.11.19

W.Va. Black Lung Clinics to Receive $1.9 Million

Nearly $2 million in federal funds will be awarded to West Virginia to help support the state's black lung clinics. West Virginia is expected to receive $1,954,576 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin made the announcement in a Friday news release. The funding will support the West Virginia Black Lung Clinics Program, which aims to provide primary and specialized health care services for coal miners and their families. These clinics… Continue Reading


06.11.19

EPA awards funding for safe drinking water in West Virginia

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has allocated $30,000 for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to ensure the safety of drinking water. Specifically, the funding will help protect underground water sources from waste and pollutants in southern West Virginia. "Clean water and fresh air for West Virginians has always been a top priority of mine," said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. "By protecting our underground water sources, we are able to take steps forward in ens… Continue Reading


06.10.19

Sen. Capito and Nikki Haley bring WV Girls Rise Up Program to Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK)- In 2015 Senator Shelley Moore Capito started the program West Virginia Girls Rise Up to empower young girls through education, physical fitness and self-confidence. On Monday she brought the program to Charleston and she didn't come alone, with her was former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. "We really just want the girls to know that if they push through the fear they'll end up so much stronger on the other side and you don't know what you can accomplish if you don't push t… Continue Reading


06.07.19

Capito Op-Ed: Driving Investment in our Communities

Since passing the tax cuts legislation, West Virginians are really seeing the benefits. I've heard from so many individuals, families, and small businesses in communities all across our state about the ways they've benefited from tax reform.But when we passed that legislation, it wasn't just about the benefits. It was also about creating opportunities.One of the provisions in the tax cuts bill-a provision I was very proud to co-sponsor-created something called Opportunity Zones, which will help … Continue Reading


06.06.19

Capito Op-Ed: Alzheimer’s disease is devastating families—We must make it a national priority

Health care is a subject that remains front and center in so many of our national conversations and debates. It's a leading talking point among 2020 presidential candidates. It continues to poll as a top concern among the American public. And it's something I hear about regularly from constituents back home in West Virginia. Much of the talk related to health care issues has to do with flashier or more controversial topics such as "Medicare for All" or prescription drug prices, and there are goo… Continue Reading


06.03.19

Corridor H work gets major boost with two Friday announcements

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Upgrades to Corridor H are getting a boost with two announcements on Friday. A $100 million grant for the West Virginia Division of Highways was announced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects. The funding will support the completion of Corridor H, specifically, an interchange at the junction of Corridor H and WV Route 72, along with 4.6 miles of roadway an… Continue Reading


06.01.19

Groundbreaking held for water/sewage project at MC Air Transportation Park

VARNEY - After years of work, the Mingo County Air Transportation Park made a big step closer to completion Friday afternoon. Officials and development partners celebrated the groundbreaking of the water/sewage holding tank infrastructure project Friday afternoon at the site at Oldfield Branch, near Varney, on WV Route 52/14, also known as Mystery Mountain Road. "Today we are commemorating the start of construction. It's a long-awaited start of construction of the water line extension and the in… Continue Reading


06.01.19

Corridor H contract awarded

CHARLESTON - Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that a contract has been awarded for another 4-mile section of Corridor H to be completed, which will bring the highway closer to Parsons. The contract, through the governor's Roads to Prosperity program, has been awarded to Kokosing Construction Company, which submitted the low bid of $175.6 million. The project marks the second out of five phases of work that will be done to enhance Corridor H from Kerens to Parsons in eastern West Virginia. The s… Continue Reading


05.31.19

Senator Capito announces Air Force agreement to reimburse Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG,W.Va. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced Martinsburg will receive a reimbursement of $4.9 million for a water supply clean-up. "I'm so thrilled that the Air Force has finally put forward an agreement that will help recuperate the significant costs Martinsburg incurred during the cleanup of their water supply," Capito said. The reimbursement is for expenses related to the 2016 cleanup in which high levels of harmful chemicals (PFAS) were found within the city's water. In 201… Continue Reading


05.31.19

Sen. Capito tours opportunity zones in Charleston

CHARLESTON - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and federal officials were in the state capitol Monday to promote a public-private program meant to spur investment and economic opportunity in struggling regions in West Virginia. Capito was joined by Scott Turner, executive director of the White House's Opportunity and Revitalization Council, and Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin on a walking tour of Opportunity Zones in the Charleston central business district. Last summer, Capito and … Continue Reading

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