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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


Elkins AmeriCorps program to receive over $750,000 in funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTV) -- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Monday that $4.2 million will be going to four AmeriCorps programs in the state, including one in Elkins. According to a joint press release, $1,116,925 will go to United Way of Central West Virginia in Charleston, $769,745 will go to High Rocks Education Corporation in Hillsboro, $755,800 will go to the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area in Elkins, and $274,864 will go to the Grow Ohio Valley in Wheeling. "Wes… Continue Reading


Sen. Capito joins fight to provide resources for sexual assault victims on college campuses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) have reintroduced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. According to a press release by Sen. Capito's office, it would help protect survivors and accused students by making sure schools have a regulated and fair process for investigating and conducting campus disciplinary proceedings. The legislation would provide new campus resources and support services for student survivor… Continue Reading


Funding to support health services for mothers, children

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $1.5 million to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The funding will support wraparound health services for women before, during and after pregnancy, and provide comprehensive care for infants and children. "Access to quality health care is critical for mothers and their children," said U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. "This funding will help protect the health of new and expecting mothers an… Continue Reading


Huntington VA chosen to be part of agrotherapy pilot program

HUNTINGTON - The Hershel "Woody" Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington has been chosen as one of 10 pilot sites nationwide for an agriculture training/behavioral health care services program known as Veterans Affairs Farming and Recovery Mental Health Services (VA FARMS). Known as "agrotherapy," the program is an eight-week course consisting of six weeks of classroom training and a two-week internship. The first program begins Monday, April 8. The program is designed to allow ve… Continue Reading


Capito says pressure to stay on FEMA to advance projects to replace flooded schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito says she believes the message came through "loud and clear" to a top FEMA administrator Friday that it's time to pick up the pace in replacing schools destroyed by the June 2016 floodwaters. Capito and fellow U.S. Senator Joe Manchin participated in Friday's meeting by phone with a group that had gathered in her Charleston office including FEMA Region III Administrator MaryAnn Tierney. Tierney, at Capito's request, came to the Capital City to… Continue Reading


WV health centers to receive combined $5.4 million in funding through federal program

WASHINGTON - Three health centers in West Virginia will receive federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The funding - which comes through the administration's Health Center Program - will support continued operations of these centers to provide primary and preventive care to West Virginians. The three centers will receive a combined total of more than $5.4 million. The centers and their funding amounts are: - Bluestone Health Association, Inc.: $2.31 million - P… Continue Reading

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