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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • Substantial cuts to Medicare payments for healthcare providers would be prevented during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic under a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). “In December, we worked to delay cuts to Medicare provider payments, and this legislation would extend this period to ensure our hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other health providers won’t be financially burdened as we all recover from the impacts of this pandemic,” Sen. Capito... Read More
  • President Biden "sounded very weak" when telling would-be migrants not to come to the United States during an interview with ABC News, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., told "America Reports" Wednesday. CAPITO: I have to go back to the president’s original statements when he first became president, and that was, ‘We are not going to turn anybody away for the first 100 days.’ Well, that was the message that has, obviously, been received and that is the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., joined a bipartisan group of her Senate and House colleagues, including U.S. Rep. David McKinley, W.Va.-01, in reintroducing legislation that would strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to ensure visual and hearing-impaired students receive the best education possible. The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act would improve services and educational opportunities for students who are deaf, hard of hearing,... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A group of 40 U.S. senators, with U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) leading the way, are asking if President Joe Biden violated the law with his steps, soon after taking office, to suspend funding and construction of the southern U.S. border wall. “In the weeks that followed, operational control of our southern border was compromised and a humanitarian and national security crisis has ensued,” the senators wrote in a letter to GAO... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,549,614 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will be given to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services in the state. “West Virginia mothers and children deserve access to quality, affordable healthcare, regardless of where they live.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHSV) — United States Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced Monday more than $12 million in Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grants and Mental Health Block Grants to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The grants, which total $12,407,512, comes after Senator Manchin introduced the Crisis Care Improvement and Suicide Prevention Act in December 2020. The bill provides an increase of $35 million to the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — Now that President Biden’s signature is on the American Rescue Plan, Congress has turned its attention to its next piece of legislation. But, the passing of the 1 point 9 trillion-dollar relief package isn’t sitting well with some lawmakers. West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito voted against the bill. While the Senator says she did support certain parts of the legislation like stimulus checks and help with unemployment, she is still concerned about the plan... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the ink from President Biden's signature is still drying on the $1.9 trillion dollars stimulus package, congress is looking ahead to the next big dollar item on its agenda. The president campaigned on a $2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill, however some democrats are looking at raising the price tag to $4 trillion.In addition to traditional road and bridge projects, the measure will reportedly be climate-oriented and designed to help the country compete with... Read More
  • U.S. Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) proposed legislation with bipartisan support that would help America’s coal facilities advance the use of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology. “CCUS technology offers a real opportunity to ensure America can continue to develop all of its abundant energy resources while ensuring good environmental stewardship, which is why we’ve been at work on this priority for more than a decade in North... Read More
  • MORGANTOWN — Sen, Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., spent some virtual time with West Virginia reporters on Thursday to share on thoughts on the COVID relief package signed by the president, the coming surface transportation bill and the escalating border crisis. She noted that it was a year ago Thursday that the pandemic was officially announced in the state. "I think we sure have evolved and I'm really proud of the way our state's getting the vaccinations out." She reiterated her mixed... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WV News) — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said she believes a comprehensive national infrastructure bill will be on President Joe Biden’s desk by this summer. During a virtual call with media members Thursday morning, Capito, who serves as ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said she thinks the committee can finalize legislation with bipartisan input and support by May. “It’s the big bill that we pass every five to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON D.C. (WOAY) – Senator Shelley Moore Capito held a press conference on Thursday to discuss issues at the border. The issue is the humanitarian issue of the current influx of unaccompanied children entering the United States at the southern border. Over the past couple of weeks, record numbers of children have entered the country which has caused many of them to be held in confined spaces for more than the legal seventy-two-hour period. Senator Capito fears that this crisis is... Read More
  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, discusses the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, working with the administration on upcoming infrastructure legislation and competing with China. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli spoke to her from Capitol Hill. (Source: Bloomberg) Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Federal funding is coming to health centers across the mountain state. U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $15,945,646 for health centers in West Virginia. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “Our health centers in West Virginia provide essential care to so many West Virginians,” Senator Capito said.... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University will get a $307,000 grant to study best practices for online tutoring in science, technology, engineering and math fields for undergraduate students, in response to learning loss during the pandemic. U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced the funding for the West Virginia University Research Corporation through the National Science Foundation. “The COVID-19 pandemic created major challenges for all of our... Read More
  • CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R, W.Va.) is hoping new legislation proposed by her and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D, W.Va.) will bring more transparency to Veterans Affairs (VA) centers following the tragedies in Clarksburg. The legislation rolled out would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the use of security cameras in VA medical centers. Capito recently said at a press conference these are the first steps in... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBOY) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued a statement after opposing the $1.9 trillion spending package, most of which is unrelated to COVID-19 relief, that did not receive a single Republican vote. "President Biden and the Democrats had the perfect chance to demonstrate to the country that we can unify behind delivering targeted relief to Americans who need it most. Instead of joining together, Democrats took advantage of a pandemic and chose to poison... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WV News) — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Friday announced $307,040 for the West Virginia University Research Corporation through the National Science Foundation. According to a release, the funding will support a research project that seeks to identify and implement effective, evidenced-based online tutoring practices for undergraduate STEM learning as a result of the COVID-19... Read More
  • A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., have reintroduced the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act. The legislation, co-authored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, aims to address barriers to non-opioid pain management for those enrolled in Medicare. Under current law, hospitals receive the same payment from Medicare regardless of whether a physician prescribes an opioid or a non-opioid. As... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (WV News) — During a press conference Thursday, Senate Republicans discussed the need for children to be back in school and addressed the school funding contained in the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. Led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., the press conference allowed several senators to share their thoughts on topics including inequities, mental health, struggles and successes and the necessity of opening schools and getting students back in the... Read More