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09.16.15

HOPE Inc. Receives Rural Program Grant

FAIRMONT - Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin recently announced nearly one million dollars in funding to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. The West Virginia Foundation for Rape and Information Services will fund the Rural Program Grant. In turn, it is helping programs like HOPE Inc., which serves five local counties. "I believe that domestic violence and sexual assault are truly a life and death situation. So if HOPE was not around to provide the resources and the servic… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Capito Announces New Office in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has announced the opening of her new U.S. Senate office in Morgantown. "I am thrilled to announce another state office opening this week," Capito said. "Our Morgantown office establishes yet another location for West Virginians to seek help from our staff members and communicate their concerns so I can better serve them in the United States Senate." The Morgantown office will allow Capito and her staff to better serve West Virginians living… Continue Reading


09.15.15

Manchin, Capito Announce Water Infrastructure Help

West Virginians who still get their water from wells will soon get help. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Tuesday that $131,310 will go to the West Virginia State Department of Health and Human Resources West Virginia Private Water Well Safety Project. The hope is to identify and address drinking water program performance gaps, improve efficiency and effectiveness of drinking water programs and identify and reduce exposures leading to drinking water contamination. Manchi… Continue Reading


09.15.15

Try, Try Again: Senate GOP Still Seeking to Scuttle Iran Deal

When it comes to Republicans and the Iran nuclear deal, if at first they don't manage to reject it, they'll try again, even if the outcome is all but guaranteed to fall in President Barack Obama's favor. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, is expected to call a vote on a resolution disapproving of Obama's Iran nuclear deal. He'll do so despite predictions from the Senate minority leader, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada, that Democrats will filibuster th… Continue Reading


09.14.15

GOP Pushes for Up-Or-Down Iran Vote

Ahead of Tuesday's procedural vote, Senate Republicans are doubling down on their push for Democrats to allow for a final say on the Iran nuclear deal. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) suggested Monday that Democrats could face pressure back in their home states to allow the Senate to move forward with a resolution of disapproval. "My hope is that Senate Democrats will hear from their constituents and allow an up-or-down vote on President Obama's Iran deal this week," he said. "An issue of this magnitu… Continue Reading


09.14.15

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Recognizes West Virginia Drivers

West Virginia state professional truck drivers were recognized by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) for their hard work that they do for the West Virginia economy. "West Virginia's truck drivers and other industry professionals keep our economy moving. They are on the road 365 days a year moving the products that we use on a daily basis," said Daniel Harmon, chairman of the WVTA. "We are so appreciative of our drivers and are absolutely thrilled that … Continue Reading


09.13.15

Capito Makes a Run for It

Politicians get a lot of media attention when they run for office. But Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., just got some media attention for running while in office. Literally, running. The October issue of Runner's World magazine profiles the senator's weekly running regimen as part of its back of the magazine feature "I'm a Runner.""I am a runner and have been for 20 or 30 years," said Capito in a phone interview about the article from her Washington, D.C. office (the article is also availab… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Grant to Fight Drug Abuse

Local teenagers seem to be getting the message about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, but the opposite is true when it comes to marijuana, according to Mary Ball of the Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. That worries Ball, and it's one reason she was thrilled to learn her organization, based in Weirton and serving both Hancock and Brooke counties, will receive $125,000 in annual federal funding over the next five years - a total of $625,000 - to continue educating youth … Continue Reading


09.10.15

Morgan Co. Organization Receives Federal Grant

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced Wednesday that three organizations dedicated to preventing substance abuse, including one based in Morgan County, will be receiving $125,000 annually for the next five years. According to a press release, the Morgan County Partnership, the Strong Through Our Plan Coalition of Mingo County and the Booke-Hancock counties-based Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will each be receiving the funds through … Continue Reading


09.10.15

Senator Reveals How Running Influences her Work as a Lawmaker

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) opened up about how running influences her work as a lawmaker in a recent interview with Runner's World. Capito revealed she's been running for 30 years, much longer than she's been involved in politics. West Virginia's first female senator says she uses her morning runs in Washington to unplug and prepare for the day ahead. "I don't listen to music when I run. In the morning, I'm formulating my day -- maybe I'm planning an upcoming speech," Capito said. "It… Continue Reading


09.09.15

W.Va. Coalitions Awarded Grants to Reduce Youth Drug Abuse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Three community coalitions in West Virginia have been awarded grants to reduce youth substance abuse. U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding from the Drug-Free Communities Support Program on Wednesday. The program will provide annual $125,000 grants for the next five years to Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, the Morgan County Partnership and the Strong Through Our Plan, or STOP, Coalition.Advocates for Substance Abus… Continue Reading


09.09.15

Capito Glad Manchin is ‘Seeing the Light’ on Iran Deal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) is applauding U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on his decision to vote against the Iran nuclear deal. "I'm glad that Senator Manchin is seeing the light here," said Capito on Wednesday's MetroNews "Talkline." Manchin made the announcement Tuesday during a conference call with reporters.Earlier this year, Manchin indicated he would lean in favor of the deal but he said Tuesday he ultimately could not separate Iran's record of ter… Continue Reading


09.09.15

Capito Partners with Google to Help Businesses

What's the first thing we do when we want a quick answer to a question? We google it, right? A new initiative called "Let's Put West Virginia on the Map" is helping get businesses online all across the state. Senator Shelley Moore Capito is partnering with Google for the initiative.Small business owners from all over the state, gathered for a free workshop in Charleston, where google representatives were on hand to teach businesses owner how to launch a free website, and provide them with the … Continue Reading


09.09.15

Daily Mail Editorial: Senators Make Smart Decisions on Iran Deal

After months of speculation, Sen. Joe Manchin announced on Tuesday his intention to vote against a deal that would allow Iran to continue its nuclear weapons program, a departure from comments made earlier this summer that indicated he might vote in support. We commend Manchin for making the right decision. The deal brokered by the Obama administration has dangerous consequences for America and our allies in the Middle East - particularly Israel. Those critical of the deal say it is flawed and… Continue Reading


09.08.15

$782K to Support W.Va. Pipeline Safety Research

WHEELING - Hoping to prevent natural gas pipeline accidents, West Virginia's senators procured $782,000 from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. "I am glad West Virginia will benefit from this funding to help keep our communities safe while also seizing the potential of America's energy boom," Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said. The funding will also go toward developing safety programs for crude-by-rail shipments, in the aftermath of the Fayette County train dera… Continue Reading


09.08.15

GOP Ready to Attack Obama’s Climate Agenda

Congress comes back from its month-long break ready to tackle a number of landmark energy initiatives, starting with an assault on President Obama's climate change plans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is expected to make stopping the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan a top agenda item in the fall, according to congressional aides. McConnell has been an outspoken opponent of the climate change plan, which he says will place increased strain on the economy b… Continue Reading


09.08.15

WVU Libraries Get Grant

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) have announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded West Virginia University (WVU) Libraries with a Sparks! Ignition Grant for Libraries to address challenges faced by the student veteran community. "Our men and women in uniform risk their lives to protect our freedoms. In return, we must continue to help those who have served after they return home and provide them with the support they deser… Continue Reading


09.08.15

Manchin Joins Capito, McKinley in Opposing Iran Nuclear Agreement

CLARKSBURG - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who said he had remained undecided on the issue up until the weekend, announced Tuesday he plans to vote against an international accord designed to limit Iran's access to nuclear weapons. In a lengthy statement read by telephone to W.Va. reporters Tuesday, Manchin said the deal as struck does not do enough to prevent Iran from funding terrorism in the Middle East. "For me, this deal had to be about more than preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear… Continue Reading


09.08.15

I’m a Runner: Shelley Moore Capito

I started running 20 years ago. I found that I loved being outside and the feeling I got afterward. That's why I keep doing it. At first, I ran the flat by the Kanawha River. But West Virginia is mountainous, so before long I increased the intensity by adding hills. Now I run four miles a day four days a week. I'm not an early morning riser, but in D.C., I have to run at 6:30 a.m. if I want to get it in. I'm a creature of habit-I run the same basic route every time.I leave my apartment, run up… Continue Reading


09.08.15

Capito to Relocate Charleston Office

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito announced Tuesday the relocation of her Senate office on Charleston. Capito will move to 500 Virginia Street East to be in the heart of the downtown of the city. She said in a release that she hopes the new office will allow her and her staff to "better connect with and serve West Virginians from the state's largest city." "Our new office space in Charleston will allow me to remain in close contact with West Virginians," said Capito. "It is an… Continue Reading

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