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  • CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)– US Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Gary Peters (D-MI) reintroduced the Workforce Development through Post-Graduation Scholarships Act to help communities find workers and cut taxes for recent college graduates. According to Capito, this legislation would mandate that those with scholarships from post-graduation grant programs would not be required to pay income taxes on awarded funding, like traditional scholarships. The Act would: Exclude... Read More
  • After several attempts at expediting the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), state congressional leaders say they are satisfied with provisions in the new debt limit deal reached last weekend by Pres. Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy that will get the project on a fast track. “After working with Speaker McCarthy and reiterating what completing the Mountain Valley Pipeline would mean for American jobs and domestic energy production, I am thrilled it is included in... Read More
  • A deal struck by President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to raise the debt limit includes expedited approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The text of proposed legislation resulting from the agreement to avert a default revealed Sunday evening includes a provision that would compel the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to issue all permits needed to finish construction of the pipeline within three weeks. The deal, which requires congressional approval, would prohibit... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBOY) — West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito joined a group of other Senate Republicans in criticizing a rule change at the U.S.-Mexico border that they say “will enable human smuggling and trafficking,” particularly that of children. In a letter addressed to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the group addressed “recent reports indicating that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will stop using ‘all... Read More
  • The highly-anticipated debt ceiling package House Republicans and President Biden announced on Sunday includes a provision fast-tracking a massive 303-mile West Virginia-to-Virginia natural gas pipeline project for approval. The unexpected carveout green-lighting the billion-dollar Mountain Valley Pipeline — which is 94% complete, but has been mired in a lengthy permitting process for years — was immediately cheered by West Virginia lawmakers who have touted the project's... Read More
  • WEST VIRGINIA (WTRF) — The legislation to raise the debt ceiling could mean the Mountain Valley Pipeline will move more quickly to completion. The Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 includes a provision ordering the Secretary of the Army to issue the permits to complete its construction. The natural gas pipeline would stretch from Wetzel County all the way to southern Virginia, but has been delayed over environmental and legal challenges. It follows unsuccessful efforts by Senator Joe... Read More
  • A deal struck by President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to raise the debt limit includes expedited approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The text of proposed legislation resulting from the agreement to avert a default revealed Sunday evening includes a provision that would compel the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to issue all permits needed to finish construction of the pipeline within three weeks. The deal, which requires congressional approval, would prohibit... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — The debt ceiling deal awaiting congressional approval includes sections that clearly state the importance of completing the Mountain Valley Pipeline through West Virginia and Virginia and call for the project be expedited. “The Congress hereby finds and declares that the timely completion of construction and operation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline is required in the national interest. The Mountain Valley Pipeline will serve demonstrated natural gas demand in the... Read More
  • The debt ceiling deal that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) struck with the White House includes the expedited completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a surprise development in the protracted negotiations that is sure to upset dozens of Democrats who oppose new fossil fuel infrastructure. The provision is a major achievement for the West Virginia congressional delegation, including Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Members of the delegation have introduced... Read More
  • BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - As President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached a deal regarding the nation’s debt ceiling over Memorial Day Weekend, the bill’s text revealed a provision to expedite completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Title 3, section 324 of the bill reads: “Expediting completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.” “Despite delay after delay, we continued to fight to get this critical natural gas pipeline up and... Read More
  • The debt ceiling deal hammered out by the president and House Republicans includes provisions to speed the remaining permitting of the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline. The expedited permitting is receiving praise from West Virginia’s congressional delegation, which has pushed for the pipeline’s completion, and criticism from environmental groups. National news outlets reported that the pipeline provision was directly linked to Senate Energy Chairman Joe Manchin,... Read More
  • CHARLESTON — The U.S. Supreme Court received praise Thursday from West Virginia elected officials for ruling in favor of an Idaho family in a wetlands dispute with federal regulators that could benefit state farmers and property owners. In Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that wetlands on land in Idaho owned by Chantell and Mike Sackett do not fall under the jurisdiction of federal environmental regulators. While the justices were... Read More
  • West Virginia has formally thrown its support behind a national attempt to rein in one of the many ugly turns taken in the ongoing opioid epidemic. In the Mountain State, the number of opioid overdoses deaths where the horse tranquillizer turned synthetic opioid-cutting agent, xylazine, also was present has risen each year since it first showed up on state overdose toxicology reports in 2018, according to the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy’s director, Dr. Matthew... Read More
  • BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Members of the community gathered at the Bridgeport Conference Center for the annual Harrison County Chamber of Commerce dinner. For over 100 years, business owners in Harrison County have come together to grow the community. Every year the chamber hosts a dinner to recognize all the members’ work over the past year. They also share ideas for the upcoming year to try to get more people involved in networking. This year, Senator Shelley Moore Capito was... Read More
  • A U.S. Supreme Court decision on Thursday related to limiting federal overregulation is drawing praise from Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. The ruling in the case of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was in favor of the petitioners, and narrowed the authority the federal government has to regulate “waters of the United States (WOTUS) at the expense of states and private citizens under the Clean Water Act (CWA).” The Sackett case involved an Idaho couple’s... Read More
  • More than $2 million in federal funding is supporting black lung clinics across the state. The money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will go towards the state’s Black Lung and Coal Miner Clinics Program to provide financial help to the program’s health and treatment services. Some of the services the program offers include lung function testing and rehabilitation, chest imaging, case management and benefits counseling. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito is a ranking... Read More
  • MCDOWELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that McDowell County will be receiving funding to upgrade its clean water infrastructure. The DigDeep Right to Water Project is set to receive $495,840 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In total, Senator Capito secured $241,135,000 in direct spending measures for initiatives and projects across West Virginia through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations omnibus package. “When I... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — Two key West Virginia leaders praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that creates a stricter test for when the Environmental Protection Agency can step in to say wetlands can’t be touched. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, both Republicans, praised the decision by the justices in Sackett vs. EPA. “Today, the Supreme Court sent a loud and clear warning shot to the Biden administration about its... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVDN) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced 11 different local awards totaling $10,966,135 to help assess, clean up, and revitalize brownfield sites across West Virginia. “In almost every corner of our state, brownfield sites present potential opportunities for economic growth and expansion,” Capito... Read More
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling narrowing the federal government's authority regulating bodies of water and effectively upending a Biden administration policy that recently went into effect. The high court's decision, which was delivered by Justice Samuel Alito, rejected the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) broad definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The case centered on Michael and Chantell Sackett, two Idaho residents whom the EPA... Read More