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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.) issued the following statement regarding the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:“As a strong and fearless female leader and dedicated public servant, Justice Ginsburg served our country with honor and distinction. Her towering legacy will be remembered for generations to come. Charlie and I offer our deepest condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family during this incredibly difficult... 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 $1,420,723 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) provide preventative health services to West Virginians.“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important the communication is between our state health department and local health clinics.... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded passage of a bipartisan resolution she co-sponsored that declares September 2020 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The resolution is aimed at increasing awareness of prostate cancer, promoting early detection, and encouraging increased federal investments and research to improve treatment and discover a cure for the disease.“As we continue to make progress in our medical research, testing and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with U.S. Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.-1), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.-2), and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.-3) yesterday sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma calling for immediate action to address a decision by CMS that could negatively affect access to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced a bipartisan resolution in the Senate recognizing September 18, 2020 as National Concussion Awareness Day. The resolution was also introduced in the House by U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.). Last year, the same group of lawmakers introduced a similar measure recognizing September 20, 2019 as National Concussion Awareness Day.“Far too many... 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 $185,185 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Housing Preservation Grant program for three locations in West Virginia. These rural development investments will be used for the repair and rehabilitation single-family homes for individuals in West Virginia. “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced approximately $1 million in funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to support the Chattaroy Sewer Project in Mingo County. The funding will address issues of storm... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) led a bipartisan group of her colleagues in calling for action to address practices of pharmaceutical companies that threaten to undermine the 340B Drug Pricing Program during the COVID-19 public health emergency.The 340B program requires drug companies to sell discounted prescription drugs to safety net hospitals, rural health facilities, and other entities that provide care in underserved communities. Savings from... 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 $10,492,000 from the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Rural Development Loan program for four locations in West Virginia. These funds will be used for a variety of projects across the state to increase economic development and access to business capital.“In order to spur economic development in West Virginia,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and her colleagues in introducing the Protect and Serve Act, legislation that would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.“At a time when our country is having a necessary debate about the accountability of law enforcement, officers are increasingly under assault in America.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Angus King (I-Maine) today introduced a bipartisan resolution to officially recognize September as “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.” The senators’ resolution comes as the coronavirus pandemic has fueled isolation and anxiety levels among Americans struggling with substance use disorders and complicated their usual access to lifesaving treatment programs and support systems. Nationwide,... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s questioning, click here or the image above. CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today participated virtually in a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-H) Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the administration’s coronavirus response efforts. During the hearing, Senator Capito questioned Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... 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 $824,774 from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) for safety measures in Grant, Pocahontas, Upshur, and Marshall county schools.“It is great to see this funding from such a competitive program awarded to our law enforcement community and schools in West Virginia. Ensuring the... Read More
  • 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 $452,459 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program for the Charleston/Kanawha Housing Authority. The HCV program received additional funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and will assist the Kanawha County Housing Authority in addressing... 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 $457,627 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for three locations in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program and will support Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) recovery.“We hear heartbreaking stories every day about the tragic deaths and painful... Read More
  • CHARLESTON. W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement after testing negative for coronavirus:“This morning, I was made aware that I came into contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus. Within minutes of being notified, I immediately contacted the Capitol Attending Physician and was tested. That test came back negative. Despite my negative coronavirus test result, I will be following CDC recommendations and... Read More
  • CHARLESTON. W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement after being notified she had been exposed to an individual that had tested positive for coronavirus. Senator Capito contacted the U.S. Capitol Attending Physician and was tested for coronavirus. While the test result has not come back, Senator Capito plans to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and the recommendations of the Capitol Attending... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, held a rural broadband summit focused on the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).To begin the summit, Senator Capito spoke with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and received an update on the status of the RDOF Auction and the progress of applicants moving toward the completed... 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 $11,354,705 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for clean drinking water projects across West Virginia.“West Virginians deserve access to reliable infrastructure and clean drinking water. As chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I have... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s full speech, 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 and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today delivered remarks on the Senate floor on rural broadband and the importance of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).During the speech, Senator Capito referenced constituent stories, broadband accomplishments through her... Read More