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HUD Mitigation Grant Available for W.Va. Infrastructure Projects

CHARLESTON - More details were released Friday about a new round of federal grant dollars awarded to the West Virginia to help with flood mitigation and infrastructure projects. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday that a Federal Register notice could be published within the next two weeks for a $106 million grant for the new Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation program. Once the Federal Register - which will lay out the rules for the new program - is pub… Continue Reading


Senator Capito announces flood recovery, mitigation awarded to West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced the release of $106,494,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the state of West Virginia to support long-term flood recovery and mitigation efforts. As a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Capito helped secure the funding in the bipartisan 2018 budget agreement, but it had not previously been … Continue Reading


Editorial: Funding Repairs To Roads, Bridges

Apparently, we West Virginians are not alone in our displeasure with the conditions of our highways and bridges. People in quite a few other states have similar concerns, to judge by a U.S. Senate committee vote this week. On Monday, members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 21-0 to advance a $287 billion bill for highway and bridge projects throughout the nation. The panel includes 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats. Give some credit for the win to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore … Continue Reading


Pietro Fiorentini open for business in Weirton

WEIRTON - A journey of almost six years culminated Monday as Pietro Fiorentini USA celebrated the opening of its new facility in the Three Springs Business Park in Weirton. Based in Italy, Pietro Fiorentini is an international provider of oil and gas products and services. The new U.S. operation specializes in manufacturing gas line pressure regulators and gas service pressure regulators designed specifically for the American market. According to company officials, Monday's festivities would not… Continue Reading


US Senate committee advances $287B roads and bridges bill; includes Capito provisions for Appalachia

MORGANTOWN - A federal bill to fund the nation's infrastructure and bring more federal road money to West Virginia cleared a key U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday and heads to the full Senate for consideration sometime this fall. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the 2019 America's Transportation Infrastructure Act in a unanimous, bipartisan 21-0 vote. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chairs EPW's Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, co-sponsored the bill an… Continue Reading


Major highway legislation sponsored by Capito advances through committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill that is being called the largest highway legislation in history and sponsored by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) is past the committee stage. America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation, was voted 21-to-0 by the Environment and Public Works Committee to advance on Tuesday. The bill is a $287 billion five year surface transportation reauthorization that will repair and maintain critical transportation infrastructure. This inclu… Continue Reading


WV's Capito among senators to sponsor comprehensive road infrastructure legislation

WASHINGTON - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is among senators who have cosponsored comprehensive legislation aimed at improving roadway infrastructure throughout the nation. America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, introduced Monday, was also sponsored by John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who serves as chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee; Environment and Public Works Ranking Member Tom Carper, D-Del.; and Ben Cardin, D-Md., who serves as Ranking Member of the comm… Continue Reading


New air quality monitoring program announced in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) - United States Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced a new monitoring program for air quality in West Virginia. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday a $446,716 grant for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection particulate matter 2.5 monitoring program. The program will help monitor and evaluate the air quality in the state. "Monitoring in different regions of the state to see if maybe certain parts of the state… Continue Reading


Capito says after Mueller testimony “it’s case closed”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito was on Air Force One with President Donald Trump Wednesday evening just after Special Counsel Robert Mueller had testified before two congressional committees on his investigation into Russian collusion and the involvement of President Trump. "I think he felt vindicated in terms of there's nothing new here. There's no collusion. He basically said to me, 'Well, they'll (his opponents) go to something else,' and you can already see that," Capito… Continue Reading


Senator Capito announces bills that would support and improve infrastructure in Appalachia

WEST VIRGINIA (WDVM) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito has announced three bills that would support and improve infrastructure in Appalachia. The three different bills will help support, improve and assist the Appalachian region and the highway system in all aspects. The new bills will also correspond with the completion of "Corridor H". Capito said the completion of Corridor H will help economic development in the state. "It will open up that area for the eastern part of our state for economi… Continue Reading


Federal Grant Boosts W.Va. 2 Highway Project

The federal government has awarded a $9.4 million grant to help with the highway expansion of W.Va. 2 in Marshall and Wetzel counties. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee's Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, announced the grant Monday provided through the U.S Department of Transportation. The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant was awarded to the West Virginia Division of Highways to widen W.Va. 2 to four lan… Continue Reading


Capito Announces $9.4 Million to Support Expansion of West Virginia Route 2

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today announced $9.4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support construction expanding West Virginia Route 2. The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant was awarded to the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) for the widening of Route 2 to four lanes between Proctor and… Continue Reading


Manchin, Capito among senators confirming Esper

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Mark Esper as the next secretary of the Department of Defense. The final vote was 90-8, with Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., voting to approve the nomination. "Dr. Esper is a proven leader with an exceptional record of service to our country, and that's exactly the kind of secretary we need at the Department of Defense. Dr. Esper's experience and character make him incredibly qualified to serve in this… Continue Reading


W. Virginia Senators Take Zip Line Ride at Scout Jamboree

GLEN JEAN, W.VA. (AP) - West Virginia's two U.S. senators let their adventuresome sides take over at the World Scout Jamboree. Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito took rides on adjoining zip lines Monday in southern West Virginia. About 45,000 Scouts and their leaders from around the world are participating in the jamboree held for just the second time in the United States. Riders on the "The Big Zip" can reach speeds of up to 50 mph (80 kph). Capito let out a scream as the … Continue Reading


Sen. Manchin & Sen. Capito visit World Scout Jamboree

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WOWK) - Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Shelley Moore-Capito got to meet some of the 40,000 scouts attending the 24th World Scout Jamboree. West Virginia is the second location in the U.S. to hold this two-week international event. The first was in Idaho 52 years ago. Both Manchin and Capito said this has been a long time coming and are thrilled for the opportunities it offers everyone. Sen. Manchin said, "having people for the first time come to the United States, but be … Continue Reading


Summit, West Virginia opens doors as World Scout Jamboree begins

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. - Thousands of Scouts and adults from around the world were organizing their campsites on Monday as the 2019 World Scout Jamboree began at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The 10,000-acre site will host more than 40,000 people until Aug. 2, making this year's event the largest World Scout Jamboree on record and the Summit Bechtel Reserve - temporarily - the third-largest community in West Virginia behind Charleston and Huntington. The Boy Scouts of America is co… Continue Reading


Expansion, realignment of Route 2 planned with $10 million federal grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A large federal grant will help finance the expansion of state Route 2 in Wetzel County, both U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Monday. Both senators were informed by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao earlier Monday the Route 2 project had been chosen for a $10 million DOT Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant. Plans are to construct a new route for Route 2 between the towns of Proctor and Kent freeing up property … Continue Reading


Senators, interior secretary tour wildlife refuge

DAVIS - West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito toured Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Monday morning along with U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to see how work on the new visitors center is progressing as a result of federal funding. "Canaan Valley is a hidden gem for all of us in West Virginia," Manchin, D-W.Va., said during the tour. "With Corridor H coming through, hopefully it will be completed sooner than later. It is going to make a tremendous amo… Continue Reading


U.S. Interior Secretary visits Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

TUCKER COUNTY, W.Va. - "It's beautiful" was the initial impression Tucker County made on U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt during his first visit to Canaan Valley. On Monday, he joined U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to tour the construction site for the new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service multi-purpose facility at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Davis. Walls have started going up for the new building. When i… Continue Reading


Editorial: Ensuring Bridges Are Not Overlooked

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., understands that when public officials make decisions about infrastructure spending, they prefer new construction over repairs. She is right to be urging that a federal highway funding bill make bridge rehabilitation a priority. Capito, who chairs the House's Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, wants to maximize the benefits rural states such as ours get from the highway funding bill. She is well aware that West Virginia has a higher percentag… Continue Reading

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