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State DHHR to receive funding for cancer prevention, control initiatives

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has allocated nearly $2.7 million for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support cancer prevention and control initiatives around the state. "Far too many West Virginians have lost loved ones to cancer," U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said in the release. "While cancer treatments have made major advancements in recent decades, it is critically important that we continue investing in research and prevention … Continue Reading


Legislation aims to fund substance misuse prevention, treatment at colleges

Three U.S. senators have introduced legislation that would provide funding to higher education institutions to help curb rising drug abuse. The Healthier Students for Stronger Campuses Act - introduced by U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. - would help fund substance misuse prevention and treatment initiatives at colleges and universities, particularly those in rural areas. "My state has been especially hard-hit by our nation's opioid epide… Continue Reading


Small business is critical to West Virginia

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) - This is National Small Business Week. "Well, small business is critical to West Virginia," said U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. "Actually 95% of our businesses are small." One of those, Warwood Tool, was recently named Exporter of the Year. "It's really exciting to have that little validation that says we're really growing, we're expanding," said Phillip Carl, vice president of Warwood Tool. "The name is becoming a little more prevalent in the Valley and also … Continue Reading


Senators Capito, Manchin push for passage of American Miners Act

WVVA -- Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin joined a group of bipartisan members of Congress to show their support for the American Miners Act. A news conference was held Wednesday in Washington D.C. The American Miners Act, also known as Senate Bill 27, would amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 so some funds could be transferred to the 1974 United Mine Workers of America Pension Plan. That plan pays benefits to eligible retired miners, fully disabled miners an… Continue Reading


Lawmakers, miners rally in DC for pension protection legislation

MORGANTOWN - Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Rep. David McKinley joined with other lawmakers from both sides of the aisle Wednesday morning to rally outside the U.S. Capitol once again for passage of legislation to protect coal miners' pensions. The 1974 United Mine Workers of America Pension Plan is headed for insolvency due to coal company bankruptcies and the 2008 financial crisis. The lawmakers said the pensions of 100,000 retirees - averaging just $586 per month - are at sta… Continue Reading


New VA community outpatient clinic opens in Princeton

PRINCETON, W.Va. - Tele-health opportunities will be a large part of the new Veterans Administration outpatient clinic in Princeton. Both U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito spoke at Friday's ceremony. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday with U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito on hand along with Third District Congresswoman Carol Miller. The new clinic is located at 150 Court House Road in Princeton. Capito said tele-health will open up "all kinds of services… Continue Reading


Editorial: Capito sets great example for state's young women

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has earned our praise before for her efforts on many fronts. A staunch supporter of conservative principles but with a pragmatic touch, Capito has played a key role in the development of practices we believe make the federal government better for the people - especially the people of West Virginia. She has been a huge supporter of the coal mining industry, which is so critical to West Virginia's economy, but also understands that new energy sources must be further … Continue Reading


Sens. Manchin, Capito Announce $2.2 Million for Repairs to Brooke Pioneer Trail

Washington - U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, have procured $2.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the repair of Brooke County's Pioneer Trail due to recent flood damage. The Brooke Pioneer Trail stretches from Wellsburg to Wheeling along the Ohio River and is a popular recreation area for the residents of West Virginia and visitors alike. "I applaud FEMA for their continued efforts to help … Continue Reading


Leaders celebrate start-up of new plant, making facility largest natural gas producer in the nation

WEST UNION, W.Va. - MPLX's MarkWest Sherwood Complex held a ribbon cutting for its 11th plant located near the town of West Union. The addition makes the facility the largest natural gas processing plant in the United States. Speakers included the company's C.E.O., as well as Gov. Jim Justice, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and Dist. 1 Rep. David McKinley, all spoke on how the plant helps to continue diversifying the state's economy. "I think that we're still at the beginning of what we can see," Cap… Continue Reading


WV Gov. Justice, Sen. Capito, Rep. McKinley celebrate success of Sherwood Complex

WEST UNION - West Virginia officials and representatives of the oil and gas industry gathered at MPLX's Sherwood Complex in Doddridge County Thursday morning to celebrate the facility's continued growth and success. Construction of the complex began in 2012, and it's now the nation's largest natural gas processing facility. In December, the complex celebrated a significant milestone when its Plant 11 became operational, bringing its total capacity to more than 2.2 billion standard cubic feet per… Continue Reading


Nearly $30 million in Housing and Urban Development funding awarded to WV

WASHINGTON - Nearly $30 million has been secured for West Virginia through various grant programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funding will come to the state in the form of Community Development Block Grants, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Emergency Solutions Grants and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program, according to a release from the office of U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. West Virginia Nonentitlement will receive funding f… Continue Reading


City gets $2.2M for development, housing

HUNTINGTON - The City of Huntington will receive $2.5 million in federal funds for economic development, expanding affordable housing and providing shelter for the homeless. Meanwhile, the Huntington Housing Authority will get $1.1 million in a federal grant to develop, finance and modernize its facilities. The money announced Monday was part of more than $29.8 million awarded statewide by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to create sustainable communities and expand economic … Continue Reading


Federal HUD funds announced for Beckley, Raleigh and Mount Hope

Three housing authorities in the region will receive a portion of $13.5 million in federal money allotted to 30 public housing authorities in West Virginia. Funds are from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Public Housing Capital Fund and will help West Virginia public housing authorities develop, finance and modernize their facilities as well as their management operations, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said in a release. Mount Hop… Continue Reading


Funding to modernize housing announced

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $13,523,370 for 30 public housing authorities throughout the state of West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funding from HUD's Public Housing Capital Fund will help West Virginia public housing authorities develop, finance and modernize their facilities as well as their management operations. "Investment in public ho… Continue Reading


Two U.S. Senators vow to fix miners' pension system

WASHINGTON, DC (WTRF) - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, says mine workers have powered our country. He says they have powered not only our homes but also our economy with the work they've done for years. He said they've also protected our nation in World War II, Vietnam and Korea. So Brown said he is working on fixing their pension system. "If we can't get the President involved and the Republicans in the Senate and House involved--and Senator Portman has tried--but if we can't get them invo… Continue Reading


Capito, Manchin announce $1.2M for flood recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced $1,284,283 for the West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance program. The funding, announced Friday, will support efforts to repair roads damaged as a result of flooding that occurred in February 2018, going toward Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel co… Continue Reading


Capito, Manchin applaud new broadband initiative by Trump administration and FCC

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Both U.S. Senators from West Virginia are applauding a proposal by the administration of President Donald Trump that could provide more than $20 billion to rural broadband over 10 years. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Trump administration put together the fund through the FCC's new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. On Friday in a release, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, said, "I am intrigued by the Administration's proposal and applaud them for highlighting… Continue Reading


Taking aim at robocalls

WASHINGTON - Congress is taking aim at robocalls, with lawmakers wanting the incessant phone calls to stop. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia) is a co-sponsor of the TRACED Act. It would require phone companies to install technology that identifies robocalls before they reach your phone. Brie Jackson reports.… Continue Reading


Hagerstown, Martinsburg housing authorities awarded HUD funding

Two area public housing agencies will get a boost from a federal grant program for developing, financing and modernizing facilities, federal lawmakers in Maryland and West Virginia announced Friday. The Hagerstown Housing Authority was awarded a little more than $2.4 million, and the public housing authority in the city of Martinsburg, W.Va., received $594,506. The money for HHA is part of $4.4 million awarded to Western Maryland agencies through HUD's Public Housing Capital Fund. HHA Executive … Continue Reading


Preston Taylor Community Health Center awarded $1.9M in federal funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,46 million for several West Virginia health centers through the Health Resources and Services Administration's Health Center Program. Funding will support the continued operations of these centers to provide primary and preventive care to West Virginians. Preston Taylor Community Health Center will receive $1,969,690, while $2,319,878 will go to B… Continue Reading

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