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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week joined her colleagues in reintroducing legislation to protect law-abiding gun owners and defend the Second Amendment. The Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act would protect travelers who are transporting firearms across state lines.“Responsible gun ownership is part of our heritage here in West Virginia and it should not be threatened,” Senator Capito said. “This commonsense legislation... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) reintroduced bipartisan legislation today to improve access to care for seniors and people living with disabilities who struggle with eating disorders. While not often discussed, according to estimates, eating disorders affect 3-4 percent of the senior population. Eating disorders also affect 6 percent of females and 3 percent of males who experience disabilities. The bipartisan... Read More
  • Click here or on the image above to watch Senator Capito’s questions.WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today participated in the nomination hearing of Brenda Mallory to be chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and Janet McCabe to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Watch Ranking Member Capito’s opening statement here and questions for both... Read More
  • To watch the interview, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” to discuss her decision to vote against the $1.9 trillion partisan spending package the Senate is considering this week, and urge schools across the nation to reopen for in-person learning.HIGHLIGHTS:ON SENATOR CAPITO’S POSITION AND WHY: “I will not vote for the stimulus package. Only 9 percent of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing on the nominations of Brenda Mallory to serve as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and Janet McCabe to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Below is the opening statement of Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), as prepared for delivery:“Thank you, Chairman Carper. And thank you all for being here. And thank you... 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 three awards totaling $11,573,098 from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Fish and Wildlife Service to support hunting, fishing, and conservation in West Virginia. The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program administered two of the awards for a variety of conservation programs and projects and are funded by the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Mike Braun (R-Ind.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced legislation that would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to Congress a report on the use of security cameras in VA medical centers. The legislation would help better address transparency issues at VAMC’s in light of the deaths of veterans at the Clarksburg VA Medical... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s speech, click here or the image above.WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) spoke on the Senate floor today about the $1.9 trillion partisan spending package, the vast majority of which is unrelated to COVID-19, and discussed the need to deliver targeted COVID relief for West Virginians.HIGHLIGHTS: ON NEED TO DELIVER BIPARTISAN, TARGETED RELIEF: “Prior to this past round, Congress had been delivering much-needed relief…five times, since the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 $975,000 in funding through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the Purgitsville Water Extension Project. This extension project will help provide reliable, safe drinking water to residents in Purgitsville and southwestern Hampshire County, West... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), today announced $336,796 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to the Advanced Welding Workforce Initiative (AWWI) at the Robert C Byrd Institute at Marshall University. The AWWI is a partnership program to invest in education and training for advanced technical workers in Appalachia.“People across... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) announced subcommittee assignments for the 117th Congress.“These subcommittees cover a wide range of issues within our committee and will each play an important role in helping to develop legislation that will impact so many communities across this country. I look forward to working with the leaders of these... 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 $5,640,837 for airports across West Virginia to provide economic relief and combat the spread of COVID-19. This grant funding is made available through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2020.“While the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been broad, our air... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) made stops today in Charleston and Rock Branch at a National Guard COVID-19 equipment distribution center and food bank, and at West Virginia’s largest vaccine clinic.First, Senator Capito visited the state’s largest vaccine clinic in Charleston. She toured the facility and received a briefing on the latest vaccine efforts from local health, city, and state officials.“Without fail, one of the first questions... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday joined her colleagues in introducing the Lifting Our Communities through Advance Liquidity for Infrastructure (LOCAL Infrastructure) Act of 2021. The legislation, which was authored by Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), would amend the federal tax code to restore state and local governments’ ability to use advance refunding to manage bond debt and reduce borrowing costs for public... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $47,761,814 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to seven different programs aimed to create and provide quality, affordable housing and address homelessness in West Virginia.“As the impact of coronavirus is still felt across West Virginia, our cities and counties must be given the resources they need to... 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 $3,123,833 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development for distance learning and telemedicine programs in West Virginia. These funds will help implement distance learning systems capabilities in schools and colleges across the state and provide telehealth services, upgrade telecommunications and improve information... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined her colleagues in introducing the Iran Sanctions Relief Review Act of 2021, a bill that would enable Congress to approve or block any administration effort to suspend or terminate U.S. sanctions against the Iranian regime.“Iran is the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, and continues to pose a serious threat in the region and across the globe,” Senator Capito said. “The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation to provide families with the tools they need to support their loved ones living with addiction. The Family Support Services for Addiction Act would provide $25 million in grant funding to help nonprofits and community organizations provide support services to families with loved ones seeking addiction treatment.“As we continue... Read More
  • To watch the interview, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network’s Coast to Coast to discuss the $1.9 trillion partisan spending package Democrats are attempting to pass, and the need to deliver targeted COVID relief for West Virginians.HIGHLIGHTS:ON $1.9 TRILLION PACKAGE: “It certainly seems like they’re going gangbusters on the $1.9 trillion…they’ve loaded... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led 37 Senators in introducing a bipartisan resolution to designate the week of February 22nd, 2021 as Public Schools Week, which passed the Senate unanimously. The Public Schools Week resolution celebrates the critical role public schools play in their communities and encourages state, local and federal lawmakers to prioritize efforts to strengthen public education, bolster services that provide critical... Read More