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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and 42 of her Republican colleagues this week in a letter to President Biden urging him to stand with America’s closest ally in the region, Israel.As Israel is under attack from Iranian-backed terrorists, the Biden administration is negotiating and potentially offering sanctions relief to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The senators called on President... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan group of her colleagues in introducing new legislation during National Nurses Week to support hospital-based nursing schools and expand training programs for nurses.The Technical Reset to Advance the Instruction of Nurses (TRAIN) Act would ensure hospital-based nursing schools that received funding support from CMS in the past can keep those resources and put them toward training the next generation of... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s questions, click here or on the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today questioned Shannon Estenoz, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Fish and Wildlife and Parks of the Department of Interior (DOI); Radhika Fox, nominee to be Assistant Administrator for Water of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and Michal Freedhoff, nominee to be... Read More
  • Click here or the image above to watch Ranking Member Capito’s opening remarks. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing on the nominations of Shannon Estenoz to be Assistant Secretary of Fish and Wildlife and Parks of the Department of Interior, Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator for Water of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Michal Freedhoff to be Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a letter U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, sent along with more than 100 colleagues highlighting President Joe Biden unlawfully freezing of border wall funding, the administration has continued to make false or misleading claims about its actions. As a result, Senator Capito, along with Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, responded... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) yesterday introduced the Supporting STEM Learning Opportunities Act, bipartisan legislation to expand opportunities for hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. This bill would invest in experiential learning opportunities to strengthen the pipeline of students entering the STEM workforce, especially from traditionally... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s statement, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, participated in a hearing on S.1, legislation that would federalize state elections, mandate the politicization of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) and allow federal funding of campaigns. During the hearing, Senator Capito offered several amendments to protect West... 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 $367,688 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects at West Virginia University Research Corporation.“Projects from the National Science Foundation help strengthen the education of students in West Virginia, while also providing opportunities for our higher education institutions to expand operations.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), today issued the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released their report entitled, “Care and Oversight Deficiencies Related to Multiple Homicides at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia.” The report stated multiple insufficiencies related to administrative processes and security measures within the facility that led to... Read More
  • To watch the interview, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today joined America Reports on Fox News to discuss the latest on infrastructure negotiations as well as S.1, the partisan legislation federalizing elections the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which she serves on, is considering today.HIGHLIGHTS:ON DEFINING INFRASTRUCTURE: “The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following the sentencing of former Clarksburg VA Hospital employee Reta Mays:“While today’s sentencing may not heal the hurt and pain felt by the victims’ families or bring back the innocent lives lost, it is an appropriate and important step toward justice. The actions of Reta Mays were horrifying and sickening, and I hope today’s sentencing will help provide some sort... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an op-ed for Fox News, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, discussed the Democrats’ elections reform bill, which seeks to federalize local elections, ban voter ID laws, make the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) a partisan agency, and allow federal funding of campaigns, among other provisions.“At past congressional hearings on this bill, we listened to state elections officials from... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,095,000 investment for the Center for Applied Research and Technology in Bluefield, West Virginia. This project will foster new businesses, diversify product lines of existing business, streamline manufacturing processes, and create and retain jobs... 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 a $1,500,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Natural Capital Investment Fund, Inc. (NCIF), in Charles Town, West Virginia. This grant will help NCIF provide critical access to flexible capital that will help small businesses in West Virginia recover and retool through the final stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.),  and Representatives David McKinley (W.Va.-1), Alex Mooney (W.Va.-2) and Carol Miller (W.Va.-3), urged President Biden to approve the Governor’s request for a federal disaster declaration for the heavy rain storms that caused widespread damage including flooding, landslides and mudslides in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, and Wayne Counties beginning February 27th, 2021... Read More
  • To watch Senators Capito and Manchin unveil the new sign click here FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), today unveiled new signage at the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act—legislation to redesignate the New River Gorge National River as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve—was included in a year-end legislative package, and was... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, wrote an op-ed for The Parkersburg News and Sentinel detailing how the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 will benefit the economic growth and public health of West Virginia communities.“Small towns often don’t have the revenues to spend on expensive drinking water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades. That’s... Read More
  • CLENDENIN, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today visited Clendenin, W.Va. where she joined Mayor Kay Summers for a walking tour, as well as an update on local economic development and tourism projects, and continued efforts to address lingering issues caused by the 2016 flood. Clendenin was one of the four hardest hit towns during the 2016 flood.Senator Capito and Mayor Summers’ tour included stops at senior housing apartments, kayak rentals, Airbnbs, and the Elk... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) led a bipartisan resolution to designate this week, May 3-7, 2021, as National Teacher Appreciation Week to honor teachers, recognize their important work, thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success and acknowledge the additional role teachers have played in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“From time spent on lesson plans to countless hours working both in and out of the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today joined Mike Emanuel on FOX News Channel to discuss the latest with infrastructure negotiations.Recently, Senator Capito and several of her Republican colleagues unveiled a framework to improve the nation’s infrastructure. The Republican infrastructure framework, which includes $568 billion in infrastructure investments over a five-year... Read More