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  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,739,494 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to support several recipients in West Virginia. This funding will be used to improve the quality, availability, and organization of HIV health care and support services in West Virginia.“Just this past year, we have seen... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Friday announced $770,864 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. This funding will support state pipeline safety programs and hazardous materials preparedness programs across West Virginia.“Keeping... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Internet provider Citynet will receive $53.5 million in federal funding to expand internet services in West Virginia.The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday announced the company will get the money over 10 years. The funding will come from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which dedicates funding for providing high-speed fixed broadband services to rural homes and small businesses.Citynet, which is headquartered in Bridgeport, is the first West Virginia... Read More
  • BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WDTV) – A Bridgeport-based company will be the first West Virginia internet services provider to receive funding for expanded broadband through a federal program, according to state delegates.Citynet is slated to receive $53 million through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced Thursday.“In order to improve connectivity in West Virginia, we need to make sure we have every single opportunity available to do... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former state Health Officer Dr. Rahul Gupta appears on his way to confirmation as the nation’s next drug czar.The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved Gupta’s nomination from President Joe Biden in a voice vote Thursday. It now goes to the full Senate.Committee Chairman Senator Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, expressed support for Gupta as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy before the vote.“Dr. Gupta would be the first medical... Read More
  • PRINCETON — Mercer County’s quest for a convention center is receiving a boost from the federal government.Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. announced a $50,000 grant Tuesday going to the County Commission to be used to pay for the ongoing feasibility study for the center.Both are members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the money is part of $1.3 million USDA Rural Development program for West Virginia.“In order to spur... Read More
  • U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,282,400 from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program for locations across West Virginia. These funds will be used for a variety of projects across the state to increase economic development and access to business capital.“In order to spur economic development in West Virginia, resources must be made available so that... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Wednesday announced $1 million from the Department of Energy for a hydrogen research project involving the National Energy Technology Laboratory.This project will accelerate breakthroughs in emerging hydrogen leak detection technologies and support advancements in the clean hydrogen sector.“I’m thrilled to see the... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN – Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., joined with other GOP senators for a Wednesday press conference to urge the Biden administration to reverse course on its illegal immigration policy and stem the southern border crisis.Under the Biden policies, Capito said, “No state is not a border state.” As ranking member on the Appropriations Committee, she’s said, “Setting your spending priorities shows your priorites as a nation.”The bill for Department of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Lawmakers want to better prepare for future storms, after Hurricane Ida left death and destruction in its wake.“Tragically, an estimated 82 people lost their lives and billions of dollars in damages,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) said.Capito says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working hard to rebuild, but she wants to see more planning for the future.“It’s important that local, state and federal partners continue to work together... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and 3rd District Congresswoman Carol Miller are working on issues related to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the resulting problems getting Americans and Afghani supporters and staff out of the country.In a statement Monday, Capito, R-W.Va., announced she was joining 27 of her Republican colleagues in the Senate in supporting the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act.The bill was introduced by U.S. Sen. Jim... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin have announced that $1,282,400 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program will be going to various locations in West Virginia.The funds will be used in projects to “increase economic development and access to business capital.”“In order to spur economic development in West Virginia, resources must be made available so that our communities, local businesses, and... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and 3rd District Congresswoman Carol Miller are working on issues related to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the resulting problems getting Americans and Afghani supporters and staff out of the country.In a statement Monday, Capito, R-W.Va., announced she was joining 27 of her Republican colleagues in the Senate in supporting the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act.The bill was introduced by U.S. Sen. Jim... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and 3rd District Congresswoman Carol Miller are working on issues related to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the resulting problems getting Americans and Afghani supporters and staff out of the country.In a statement Monday, Capito, R-W.Va., announced she was joining 27 of her Republican colleagues in the Senate in supporting the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act.The bill was introduced by U.S. Sen. Jim... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s congressional delegates are requesting additional Regeneron monoclonal antibody doses as hospitals and other health care facilities remain under tremendous stress from the coronavirus pandemic.The state last month made a formal request to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for an increase to treat people in the early stages of the coronavirus, including 3,000 Regeneron doses for each week through Oct. 31 and 6,000 doses a week... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and 3rd District Congresswoman Carol Miller are working on issues related to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the resulting problems getting Americans and Afghani supporters and staff out of the country.In a statement Monday, Capito, R-W.Va., announced she was joining 27 of her Republican colleagues in the Senate in supporting the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act.The bill was introduced by U.S. Sen. Jim... Read More
  • HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito attended an important Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Tuesday about funding domestic violence resources.The Violence Against Women Act, or ‘VAWA,’ originally passed in 1994 and created the first U.S. federal legislation which acknowledged the criminality of sexual assault and domestic violence—according to the National Network To End Domestic Violence.“A game-changing, bipartisan piece of... Read More
  • WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — West Virginia Northern Community College is receiving $2.2-Million.The U.S. Department of Education is sending grants to four West Virginia educational institutions that U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced Monday.West Virginia Northern Community College says this 5-year grant will dish out $450,000 a year into student success. So, how exactly is Northern going to spend this money? President Dan Mosser says... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal lawmakers have extended transportation funding for one month as Democrats continue discussions involving the Senate’s infrastructure bill.The U.S. House of Representatives passed the resolution on Friday in a 365-51 vote; West Virginia Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Carol Miller supported the measure. The Senate approved the legislation Saturday, and President Joe Biden signed the resolution into law later in the day.While... Read More
  • The Senate voted Saturday to extend transportation funding programs for a month, a step that grants a reprieve to 3,700 Department of Transportation employees who were furloughed when the money expired on Thursday. The House approved the measure late Friday.President Biden signed the measure into law on Saturday.The fund, designed to provide long-term stability for road and transit projects, expired Thursday night as Democrats clashed over whether to advance a $1 trillion infrastructure bill... Read More