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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) on Dec. 8 sponsored a bipartisan bill to provide for a five-year extension of a tax credit to encourage carbon capture and storage projects that will create jobs and prevent carbon dioxide emissions.  The 45Q Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Tax Credit Amendments Act of 2020, S. 4966, introduced by Sen. Capito and six original cosponsors, including U.S. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and John Hoeven (R-ND), would make targeted statutory... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY)- U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $125,000 for the Fayette County Family Resource Network in Fayetteville through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This funding was made available through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and will help establish collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce substance abuse among young... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement following the death of Brigadier General Chuck Yeager: “Most people know Chuck Yeager as the pilot who broke the sound barrier. While his most famous feat certainly transformed the aviation world, Chuck Yeager’s life represents so much more. I remember meeting General Yeager for the first time in 1985 for the dedication of Yeager Airport. My son Charles, celebrating his... Read More
  •  Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va, has sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai voicing her concerns about the ability of Frontier Communications to meet the obligations required by the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction program. This letter follows Wednesday’s announcement that nine providers won bids to cover West Virginia through the RDOF program. “If, during the review of Frontier’s long-form application for the West Virginia locations... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – On Inside West Virginia Politics, we take a look at U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s (R-WV) speech on the Floor of the U.S. Senate honoring CPD Patrolman Cassie Johnson, Thursday, Dec. 3. “She loved her community, and her community loved her back,” Capito said. Capito said becoming a police officer was a dream come true for Johnson, and thanked her for protecting a community they both love. Read More
  • WEST VIRGINIA (WDVM) — West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito on Thursday took time to question the logistics of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. As many are caught in the excitement brought on by the upcoming vaccine, there remains an increasing number of questions that need to be answered. Who will get vaccinated first? How many people will get vaccinated at all? And how long will it be before the population is truly protected? The Pfizer vaccine in particular, which is given in two... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WV News) — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced Wednesday $2,648,506 from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for Richwood to help repair damage that occurred during the 2016 floods. The funding will be used to restore the roadway and damaged right-of-ways, restore the drainage system, and install a redesigned storm sewer, municipal water, and sanitary sewer system along Oakford Avenue in downtown. “We will never... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly 120,000 locations across West Virginia will receive expanded broadband over the next decade following a broadband auction. U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) both announced $362,066,660 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I auction “Today’s announcement is great news for West Virginia,” Manchin said in a release Monday. “This first phase... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) on Monday applauded an announcement by the West Virginia Black Bears that they are one of the five teams selected by Major League Baseball (MLB) to be a founding member of the new MLB Draft League. “The Black Bears being able to keep playing baseball is great news for all of West Virginia,” the senator said. “When it was announced that the Black Bears were rumored to be on the list to be eliminated as an MLB affiliate, I worked constantly... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSAZ) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) spoke on the senate floor Thursday afternoon to honor Charleston Police Officer Cassie Johnson. Officer Johnson was shot in the line of duty after responding to a parking complaint. Senator Capito said when Officer Johnson was shot, the bullet hit her badge before ricocheting into a main artery. Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford said this theory is under investigation. “Police officers like Officer Johnson... Read More
  • West Virginia officials said $485,000 has been earmarked for planning and implementing statewide infrastructure projects that include water and wastewater system improvements. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) noted the West Virginia Rural Water Association would receive $200,000; the City of Gary Emergency Water System Repair $150,000; and the Calhoun County Commission $135,000 via the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). “As chairman of the Senate Environment and... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced U.S. Service Academy nominations for 31 qualified high school seniors from 11 counties in West Virginia. A board chosen by Senator Capito reviewed each nominee’s application, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations.“I’m absolutely thrilled to be nominating these bright young West Virginians to represent our state at our U.S. Service Academies,” Senator Capito... Read More
  • Charleston, WV (WOAY) – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) applauded the selection of the West Virginia National Guard 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston for the current Air National Guard’s C-130J Recapitalization and Basing program. The West Virginia delegation sent a letter in July urging the U.S. Air Force to choose the West Virginia National Guard base in Charleston. “Yesterday’s... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is among a growing group of Republicans that support starting the presidential transition process.Capito on Monday issued a statement on the Nov. 3 election, noting President Donald Trump has been unsuccessful in changing the projected results and has few opportunities remaining to challenge vote tallies.“I have been clear that President Trump — like any candidate for office — has the right to request... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Monday issued a statement regarding the 2020 presidential election results. She began by reiterating her support for President Donald Trump. “Like the overwhelming majority of West Virginians, I voted to re-elect President Donald J. Trump. I am proud to have supported many of President Trump’s policies that have strengthened West Virginia’s economy and moved our country forward. "Working together... Read More
  • WASHINGOTN, D.C., (WTAP) - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $952,686 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support three housing authorities in West Virginia. This funding comes through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program and Mainstream Voucher Program. The HCV program grants were made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.“As the impact... Read More
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recently joined a bipartisan contingent of more than a dozen of her colleagues in requesting that the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill includes language from the U.S. House of Representatives to ensure the nation maintains an adequate inventory of C-130 military transport aircraft. “We write in support of House Section 1043, which would require the Air Force maintain a Total Aircraft Inventory of 292 C-130 aircraft in the final... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan Senate coalition advocating for a large enough C-130 aircraft fleet in West Virginia and across the country to support active duty missions as well as respond to disasters and emergencies at home. Specifically, the senators and their colleagues wrote a letter urging Armed Services Committee conferees to make sure the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WHSV) — West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Friday $28,631,377 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to heat low-income homes in the Mountain State. “Every West Virginian deserves to have a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep,” said Sen. Manchin in a press release. According to Sen. Manchin, over 48,000 West Virginians need help with heating their... Read More
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,071,361 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for West Virginia. Funding will support air and water pollution control, provide resources for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and promote initiatives at West Virginia’s higher education institutions. “West Virginians deserve to live... Read More