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About $3.2 Million Announced for West Virginia Fire Departments

WOOD COUNTY, West Virginia (WTAP) - Several fire departments in West Virginia will be getting thousands of dollars from a grant. The Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department is one of them. It's one of the 22 departments that will get funds from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito made the announcement Tuesday. She's part of the committee that helped secure the money. In all, over three million dollars will be distributed to the different departments. M… Continue Reading


Capito and Manchin announce $750,000 for Child Protect of Mercer County

PRINCETON - Child Protect of Mercer County has been awarded $750,000 in federal funding, according to two West Virginia lawmakers. U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Monday announced $5,583,112 in federal funding for different agencies across West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Justice. The funding awards will support services for children adversely impacted by the opioid crisis and its related crime, as w… Continue Reading


Academy Day Hosted at University High School Allows Students to Learn More About Service

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - High school students and their families headed to University High School to attend the last of four Academy Day events hosted throughout the area.Senator Shelley Moore Capito hosts the fall events as a way to offer students the chance to learn more about the opportunities available through United State Service Academies and ROTC scholarships. West Point Field Force Representative Diane Kinney said the event is a great way for students to make first impressions and showcase w… Continue Reading


Op-Ed by Senator Capito & Beth Casey: Girls — West Virginia's Great Untapped Power Source

From coal and natural gas production to the automotive, aerospace, biotech industries and beyond, when you think of West Virginia, you can't help but think about the resources that power our country. However, one thing that might not necessarily be top of mind is one of our greatest, largely untapped resources - girls and their incredible potential. According to the 2017 annual report of the West Virginia Women's Commission, among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, West Virginia ranks 5… Continue Reading


Senators Capito, Manchin Support Bill Renaming NASA IV&V Facility after 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson

FAIRMONT - Hoping to rename the NASA Independent Validation and Verification Facility in Fairmont after legendary mathematician Katherine Johnson, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have helped pass a bill in the United States Senate. The bill, which as of Friday awaits approval from the House of Representatives, would add Johnson's name to the facility, something that's long overdue, according to Capito. "We're one step closer to renaming Fairmont's NASA IV&V… Continue Reading


Senators announce $285,000 for Preston-Taylor Community Health

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Friday announced $35 million will go through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address substance abuse in West Virginia. Of that amount, $285,000 will be allocated to Preston-Taylor Community Health Centers Inc. Funding comes through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration, … Continue Reading


US Senate approves renaming Fairmont NASA center after Katherine Johnson

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The U.S. Senate passed, by voice vote, a bill to rename the NASA facility in Fairmont after one of the agency's most famous mathematicians. If approved by the House of Representatives, the Independent Verification and Validation Facility would be renamed after West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, who worked on the orbital mission of John Glenn in 1962. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., introduced the resolution in August. Fellow West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin cosponsored… Continue Reading


US Senate passes bill to rename Fairmont, West Virginia NASA facility in honor of Katherine Johnson

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to rename a NASA facility in West Virginia in honor of a state native and former NASA employee. Senate Bill 3389, if it becomes law, would rename Fairmont's NASA Independent Verification and Validation Facility as the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility. Originally from White Sulphur Springs, Johnson worked for NASA calculating trajectories for space mission flights, including Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 mission, w… Continue Reading


Capito donates equipment to CCHS Softball Team

Students gathered for a special assembly Wednesday morning, as U.S. Senator Shelley Moore-Capito had a surprise for the Clay County High School softball team. Senator Capito presented practice equipment for the softball team to use, donated by companies involved with softball games between Congress and the press that raise money for breast cancer survivors. Principal Crystal Gibson began the assembly by stating some facts about Capito's career. Capito was elected as West Virginia's first female … Continue Reading


Op-Ed by Senator Shelley Moore Capito: State's challenges, solutions help shape the opioids fight

As West Virginians know far too well, our state has struggled with the opioid crisis longer and harder than most. That's not something we're proud of, but it's a reality that has shaped our ongoing response to this crisis. It's also one that helped inform groundbreaking legislation the Senate passed last week, the Opioid Crisis Response Act.In West Virginia, we better understand some of the causes of the crisis and how we can deal with them. We've discovered what is working; we've learned that t… Continue Reading


Capito, Manchin help pass opioid bill

MARTINSBURG - U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Tuesday voted to pass the Opioid Crisis Response Act that provides new funding to fight the nation's opioid crisis. The Senate passed the bipartisan bill-which includes numerous provisions based on legislation Capito introduced or co-sponsored-by a vote of 99 to 1. "This tells you that on something as big as this problem that we have - not just West Virginia, but the entire county - that we came together and wor… Continue Reading


Opioid Legislation Seen as a Step in the Right Direction

HUNTINGTON - Several pieces of legislation worked on by West Virginia representatives in Congress may soon be on the president's desk for signature as part of the Opioid Crisis Response Act passed by the U.S. Senate on Monday. The act has already been passed by the House of Representatives and the two arms of Congress will now need to meet in conference committee to compromise on a final version before it goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. The measure passed by a 99-1 vote Monday … Continue Reading


W. Va. Receives 1.5 Million for Expanded Naloxone Access

PARKERSBURG W.Va, (WTAP)- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded over $1.5 million dollars to the West Virginia Department of Health. More commonly known as Narcan, naloxone is an expensive medicine used to block the effects of opioids, particularly in an overdose. The additional funds for the medicine will increase Narcan supply for first responders all across the state. "We'll be able to use that mo… Continue Reading


Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1.5 Million Naxolone Access Expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTRF) - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D - WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R - WV) announced Tuesday that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will receive $1,567,184 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This funding will expand naloxone distribution to first responders in the Mountain State, including EMS agencies and the West Virginia State Police. "Our first responders are on the front lines of fighting the opioid epidemic and naloxone … Continue Reading


Help for McDowell

A $1.2 million federal funding award will help to correct chronic water woes in three McDowell County towns. The funding award announced last week by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will specifically allow the McDowell County Public Service District to begin work on Phase II of the Elkhorn Creek Water Project. The project will improve potable water service in the towns of Kimball, Northfork and Keystone, as well as several other communities, thr… Continue Reading


Funding to Reimburse City for Clean Water

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and U.S. Rep Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., secured funding to remedy the contamination of drinking water in Martinsburg, which was caused by the use of perfluorooctanic acid in aqueous film forming foams used by the Air National Guard to suppress fires. The funding is included in the compromise spending bill between the House and the Senate, securing its passage. "In 2016, when Martinsburg and other West Virginia communities… Continue Reading


Federal Lawmakers Announce Funding Secured for Martinsburg Water Contamination Cleanup Cost

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin and Rep. Alex Mooney jointly announced on Friday that they have secured federal funding to reimburse Martinsburg for cleanup costs related to government contamination of the city's water supply. The contamination discovered in 2016 at the city's Big Springs Water Plant off U.S. 11, prompted a temporary shut down of the facility in May 2016 by the city. The cause of the perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanic ac… Continue Reading


Green Bank Observatory Receives $1.3 million

MORGANTOWN - The Green Bank Observatory recently received funding from the National Science Foundation and other entities that will pay for new equipment and increase its annual use by researchers. The National Science Foundation, along with National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Associated Universities Inc., provided $1,345,903 for the observatory in Pocahontas County. Employing 100 people year-round, along with an additional 40 staff during the summer, the Green Bank Observatory is the world… Continue Reading


Events to Offer Information on US Service Academy Admissions

CHARLESTON - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will host four "Academy Days" this fall for West Virginia students interested in learning more about admission to U.S. service academies and available Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships. Members of Capito's staff will be available at each event to provide information on nominations to the following academies: Air Force, Coast Guard, Military/Army, Naval and Merchant Marine. "These events are great opportunities for students … Continue Reading


Opioid Crisis Response Act coming to a vote this week

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Senate is expected to vote on the Opioid Crisis Response Act, a large bill targeting multiple aspects of the opioid epidemic in the nation. West Virginia Senator, Shelley Moore Capito has had a total of 24 provisions in the act including the STOP act to halt the flow of fentanyl through the postal service and the CRIB act that provides care for drug addicted infants. Capito says this bill has been worked on by more than 70 senators from both parties and is a joint effort."T… Continue Reading

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