Press Releases

08.17.18

PHOTOS: Capito and Scott Visit Huntington Opportunity Zones as Part of National Tour

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in Huntington for a number of visits focused on economic development and Opportunity Zones, a federal program that offers tax incentives to promote private investment in economically distressed areas. To highlight the Investing in Opportunity Act (IIOA), which was included in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Senator Scott has been conducting a nationwide Opportunity Tour. Huntington, which… Continue Reading


08.17.18

Capito, Manchin ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $763K FOR CANCER RESEARCH

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) has awarded $763,181 to a health research organization in West Virginia. The funding will be used for research of Novel SCD1 inhibitors for cancer treatment at Modulation Therapeutics, Inc.in Morgantown. "The determined efforts of both public and private entities must be brought to be… Continue Reading


08.17.18

Capito, Scott Op-Ed: Creating Opportunities for Growth in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed for the Daily Mail Opinion Page of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today highlight the numerous benefits that can result from communities taking advantage of Opportunity Zones, a federal program that offers tax incentives to promote private investment in economically distressed areas. The op-ed comes on the same day that the senators are visiting several Opportunity Zones in and around the Huntington… Continue Reading


08.15.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Dental Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $370,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Funding will support the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' efforts to improve oral health outcomes. "Physicians and other health experts stress the importance of maintaining oral health to … Continue Reading


08.14.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $2.6 Million for Page-Kincaid Service District’s Water Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced a $2,150,000 loan and a $535,000 grant for the Page-Kincaid Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. Funding will go to replace the plant's aging mechanical equipment and upgrade the electrical system. The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (IJD… Continue Reading


08.14.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Nearly $20 Million to Assist Crime Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $19,865,199 for West Virginia's Division of Justice and West Virginia Legislative Claims Commission. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and will help support crime victims by funding compensation payments and enhancing state services. "The survivors of crime are unfortunately many times ov… Continue Reading


08.10.18

Capito Op-Ed Highlights Economic Growth, Workforce Development in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed for the Gazette Opinion Page of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today outlines Republican efforts to grow the economy and help West Virginians gain knowledge and skills to succeed in the workforce."It's clear that the combination of tax reform and cutting burdensome regulations, among other pro-growth measures, has proven to be a winning combination for workers, small businesses, and economic growth. Now, we have to make su… Continue Reading


08.09.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $2.3 Million for Head Start Program in Fayette County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, announced $2,337,373 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support Head Start services at the Fayette County Child Development Center."A good education is integral to future success, which is why it is important that we work to support programs that spur learning at a… Continue Reading


08.07.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $650,000 for WVU Brain Scanner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia University has been granted $655,649 by the Department of Health and Human Services to support Position Emission Tomography-Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Imagery (PET-EPRI). WVU is currently using a PET-EPRI machine to map intracellular physiology and extracellular parameters of the brains of ambulatory subjects. "WVU continues to con… Continue Reading


08.03.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Marshall University Diabetes Research Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Marshall University $440,405 for diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic research. The funding will help aid research in the identification of diabetes susceptibility genes through integrated functional genomics analysis of gene-diet interaction. "West Virginia has the second-highest … Continue Reading


08.02.18

Capito, Manchin Lead Bipartisan Group Urging Senate Leadership to Reauthorize LWCF

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) led a bipartisan group of Senators in a letter urging the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before its expiration on September 30, 2018."The LWCF is one of the country's best conservation programs, preserving public lands and ensuring access to outdoor recreation in rural and urban areas," the letter states. "For the last half century… Continue Reading


08.02.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1 Million in Health Care Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced two grants totaling $1,278,441 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health information systems and research."Whether providing technical support for health departments or leading the front line of cancer research, West Virginia has a vested interest in the health and well-being of everyone who calls our state home," Senator Capi… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Capito, Manchin Announce EDA Funding for Marshall University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $116,667 for Marshall University Research Corporation through the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). Funding will support Marshall University's efforts to spur economic development in communities throughout West Virginia."Our state's universities are integral to economic development efforts in West Virginia," Se… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Capito Votes to Provide Support to Military, National Defense Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting to adopt the conference report to accompany the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bipartisan compromise combining the House- and Senate-passed versions of the NDAA. The conference report passed the Senate by an 87-10 vote and now heads to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature. "The brave men and women who work to defend our country deserve all of the su… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Capito Votes to Deliver Resources for Critical West Virginia Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted to pass the most recent minibus appropriations legislation. The bill includes four FY2019 government funding measures: the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act; the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act; the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Ap… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1 Million in Head Start Funding for Raleigh County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,084,025 for the Raleigh County Community Action Association through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Head Start. Funding will support Early Head Start programs for Raleigh County youth and mothers."Learning begins in infancy, and getting parents involved in their children's education early is critical to their futu… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Capito Statement on President Trump Signing Career, Technical Education Bill Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The Senate passed the bill unanimously last week."As our economy continues to grow and our workforce needs change, it's absolutely critical that we make sure our students and workers have… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Capito and Manchin Announce More Than $800,000 in Funding for WV Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $846,829 in funding for airport enhancements in Marion, Wayne, and Braxton Counties. The grant is allocated for infrastructure repairs and improvements."Access to air travel is so important to West Virginia families, as well as our economy," Senator Capito said. "This funding will support infrastructure improvements and help purchase necessar… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Capito Announces Federal Funding for Agritherapy at VA in Huntington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Appropriations Committee, today announced that the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Hershel Woody Williams VA Medical Center, has been awarded $400,000 in federal funding for the implementation of a new agritherapy pilot program. The funding, through the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Rural Health, will be used to provide agricultural training and behavioral health care … Continue Reading


07.31.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $2.9 Million for Cowen Public Service District

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $2.9 million for the Cowen Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will go toward extending wastewater service to approximately 160 customers in Upperglade, West Virginia."West Virginians depend on water and wastewater infrastructure every day to live healthy lives and provide f… Continue Reading

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