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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. –U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced an additional $3 billion from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for safety net hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 9, 2020, HHS allocated $25 billion to safety net hospitals after receiving a bipartisan letter from Senators Capito and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) calling for financial support. This funding will provide additional... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $376,094 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support health centers’ and health center look-alikes’ COVID-19 response and testing efforts in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which was signed into law by... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined CNBC’s Squawkbox to discuss the reopening of the economy as the coronavirus pandemic continues.HIGHLIGHTS:INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE: “We know the enhanced unemployment runs out at the end of the month. That is a source of concern for many of us on two fronts. One, it’s a source of concern for those who are still unemployed, but [two] also trying to get people back to work. So we’re going to try to weave something there... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In an op-ed for The Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, discussed the importance of completing infrastructure projects like U.S. Route 35—a long-time priority of Senator Capito’s since she was first elected to Congress. The op-ed comes ahead of Senator Capito’s visit to a portion of Route 35 today where she will... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $99,997 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve access to local foods in schools by implementing and expanding a farm to school program in West Virginia. “Implementing a farm-to-school program in West Virginia will not only benefit our local farmers, but also help provide nutritious food options for our children... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as well as the Co-Chairman of the Senate Broadband Caucus, today applauded the efforts of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and their support for telehealth initiatives in West Virginia. Over the past three months, the FCC has approved several telehealth applications from entities in West Virginia totaling more than $3 million to help... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), today urged the U.S. Air Force to select the 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston for the current Air National Guard C-130J Recapitalization and Basing program.The new C-130J aircraft would provide the West Virginia Air National Guard (WVANG) with greater capability in... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the allocation of $6 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.“This funding is great news, especially as we continue to battle the economic hardship stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Capito. “These Revolving Loan Funds (RLF)... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as well as the Co-Chairman of the Senate Broadband Caucus, today applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to approve the application of Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) for a $781,964 grant to support telehealth services in West Virginia. This funding from the FCC will increase the foundation for telehealth services... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement ahead of the 4th of July holiday:“As we celebrate the 244th anniversary of America’s founding, we reflect on our country’s history. By signing the Declaration of Independence, our founders exhibited courage, bravery, and a firm understanding that freedom should reign over this land. I believe that this spirit is alive and well in all of us as we work together to make an... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced legislation that would provide certainty to hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program during the COVID-19 public health emergency.“Our health care safety net providers are needed now more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, and the 340B program is an... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,881,547 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start Programs across West Virginia.“Giving our young children the educational foundation they need to be successful is so important, which is why I am proud to be a long-time supporter of Head Start’s initiatives” said Senator Capito.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Congress with a written plan and timeline about any potential changes to Medicare rules governing telehealth.Through the coronavirus relief package, Congress provided HHS with the authority to waive telehealth requirements for... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s questioning, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today participated in a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-H) Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to examine the researching, manufacturing, and distributing of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine. During the hearing, Senator Capito questioned Centers for... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday co-sponsored the Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act, bipartisan legislation to streamline forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses.“Small businesses across our country are desperate to stay afloat after being forced to shut down to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Sadly, red tape can prevent and discourage business owners from applying for PPP loans,”... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4.4 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to update economic development plans and support programs that help communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.“The COVID-19 pandemic has had terrible effects on our nation’s economy, and those pains have been felt all across West Virginia. Throughout this... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,902,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the design phase of a runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. This project received additional funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was signed into law on March 25th.“As the city of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Tom Carper (D-Del.), today introduced the Lifting Our Communities through Advance Liquidity for Infrastructure (LOCAL Infrastructure) Act. As the United States deals with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this legislation would amend the federal... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today participated in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing entitled "Exploring a Compensation Framework for Intercollegiate Athletes." The is the second hearing exploring name, image, and likeness issues for college athletes.HIGHLIGHTS:CONCERNS FOR FEMALE ATHLETES: “I have several concerns, and one is on the Title IX issue. Many of you mentioned this in your statements. I am concerned for the women... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that the Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act, legislation she co-sponsored, successfully passed the Senate last night. The bipartisan bill will help ensure proper care and treatment of our war heroes.“Our West Virginia veterans have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom, and we owe it to them to do all we can to ensure they receive quality care,” said Senator... Read More