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Capito named counsel to GOP leadership, sworn in

Newly sworn in U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday to serve as counsel to the Majority Leader in the 114th Congress. Along with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah; Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska; and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Capito will provide guidance and advice to GOP leadership. She is the only freshman senator to be tapped to this position of leadership. Capito press secretary Amy Graham said this appointment will put the newly elected senator "in a str… Continue Reading


Capito named 1 of 4 counsels to Majority Leader McConnell

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Newly elected Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has been tapped as counsel to new Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.Capito's office said Tuesday in a news release that the West Virginia senator is one of four counsel members McConnell has appointed in the new Congress.The other Republican senators appointed as counsel are Rob Portman of Ohio, Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Mike Lee of Utah.The release says the four senators will offer input, guidance and advice … Continue Reading


Sen.-elect Capito Appointed as Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen.-elect Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday to serve as a counsel to the Majority Leader in the 114th Congress. "As a member of the Senate Republican leadership team, Sen. Capito will bring invaluable insight to our conference on issues that affect American families. She is firmly committed to working on increasing jobs and improving the economy for America's middle class, and getting the Senate back to work,"… Continue Reading


Shelley Moore Capito Sworn In as First Female Senator from West Virginia

WASHINGTON - Shelley Moore Capito is now the first woman to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Senate.Capito was one of a record number of 104 women who were sworn into Congress on Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol."Proud day for our family," Capito said. "My husband is here with my three children, their spouses and my two grandchildren."Sen. Capito said that she is ready to represent the state in four different Senate committees. "I'm hoping to have a national energy policy...that helps our coal ind… Continue Reading


Historic Day In WV As Capito Sworn In To U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Shelley Moore Capito officially has a new title -- U.S. senator. The West Virginia Republican was sworn in to the 114th Congress Tuesday by Vice President Joe Biden in the U.S. Capitol, according to a news release from her office. Capito took the oath of office using her father's Bible from World War II - given to him by his grandmother, Lucy - and a Bible from her parents given to her upon graduating college. Capito issued the following statement upon being sworn in: "It … Continue Reading


Capito sworn in as state’s first female senator

WASHINGTON - West Virginia joined the ranks of states that have had women serve in the U.S. Senate when Shelley Moore Capito officially took office on Tuesday. The significance of the feat was not lost on Capito, who was joined throughout the day by dozens of politicians offering praise and support as well as a multitude of family members. "I am humbled to be the first woman from West Virginia to serve in the United States Senate and I truly hope that my service will be a source of inspiration… Continue Reading

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