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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.), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, joined her Republican colleagues who also serve on the committee today in sending a letter to President Biden requesting officials from the administration, including members of the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, come before the Commerce Committee for a closed briefing to discuss the challenges and opportunities currently facing our transportation... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced West Virginia will receive $83,211,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in state revolving funds (SRFs) for water and wastewater infrastructure.“My committee’s Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act is the foundation of the water and wastewater portion of the bipartisan... 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.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $2,600,000 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance grant to Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and will... 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 Bloomberg TV to discuss the latest on President Biden’s inflation crisis, her efforts to challenge the administration’s private sector vaccine mandate, and the harmful provisions in the Democrats’ $5 trillion reckless tax-and-spending legislation.HIGHLIGHTS:ON INFLATION IMPACT UNDER PRESIDENT BIDEN: “Our constituents are very concerned... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today joined her colleagues in introducing legislation to prevent payments for legal settlements for illegal immigration, something the Biden administration is considering to the tune of $450,000 per person.Under the Protect American Taxpayer Dollars from Illegal Immigration Act, authored by Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), no federal funds, including... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s questions, click here or the image above.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, questioned administration nominees on their commitment to working in a transparent way to help bring needed funding to unserved and underserved areas of West Virginia for high-speed broadband deployment.During Senator Capito’s round of questioning, Alan... 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 $466,509 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to the Williamson Health and Wellness Center local food program. This program will work to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, expand nutritional knowledge and improve health measures for high-need individuals in Mingo... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s remarks, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined a group of her colleagues to highlight the Democrats’ proposal to raise the state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap from $10,000 to $80,000, which would almost exclusively benefit wealthy Americans.The provision included in the House-passed version of the Build Back Better Act accounts for the second-largest part of the legislation.Until... Read More
  • Click here to watch Ranking Member 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 questioned Christopher T. Hanson, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and Jeff Baran and David A. Wright, commissioners of the NRC.Prior to the oversight hearing, the committee held a business meeting to consider several nominees for positions at the U.S.... Read More
  • Click here to watch Ranking Member Capito’s opening remarks from today’s NRC oversight hearing.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held an oversight hearing on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Prior to the hearing, the committee held a business meeting to consider several nominees for positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission, as well as legislation to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), also a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $1,236,867 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo, and Wayne counties to assist with recovery efforts as a result of severe winter storms and flooding in February and March of this year.“Our state... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today led all of her Republican colleagues on the committee in introducing the Section 401 Certification Act, legislation codifying the Trump administration’s 2020 Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 Certification Rule (401 Rule). Specifically, the legislation would ensure infrastructure projects are not denied permits because of political motives rather... 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 projects totaling $1,311,588.70 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Appalachian Abattoir, West Virginia Farmers Market Association and Tri-State Local Foods as part of the Local Agriculture Marketing Programs (LAMP). These three projects will support and expand the agriculture industry in West... 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 total of $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. This funding will be used to hire full-time law enforcement officers in Berkeley, Wood, and Fayette counties.“West Virginia’s law enforcement officers work tirelessly to ensure our communities are... Read More
  • WHITE HALL, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today visited the Mon Health Marion Neighborhood Hospital where she toured the facility and met with the hospital’s leadership.“When Marion County’s only hospital closed last year, Mon Health stepped up to meet the health care needs of this community,” Senator Capito said. “Today’s visit showcased the full range of services the neighborhood hospital provides, and what it will look like in... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) this week introduced bipartisan legislation that would increase the amount of time a physician can hold long-acting injectable (LAI) buprenorphine – a form of medication for opioid use disorders – from a specialty pharmacy.The current 14-day window is a barrier to health care providers utilizing LAI buprenorphine due to the logistical hurdles associated with specialty pharmacy... Read More
  • **Click here or the image above to watch the video.** **Click here to download the video.**  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released a video message ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.Full video transcript included below:Thanksgiving is such a special time of year, especially in West Virginia.It’s a time when we gather with our friends and loved ones, a time when we celebrate our family traditions, and a time when we probably eat too much... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to improve transparency at VA medical centers was signed into law by President Joe Biden. This law will now require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to Congress a report on the use of security cameras in VA medical facilities. “Our veterans have made unimaginable sacrifices on behalf of our freedom, and they deserve access to safe, reliable,... 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 $2,409,700 in Rural Development grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Housing Preservation Program and Community Facilities Program. This support will help deliver resources specific to the needs of communities across West Virginia.“Rural Development investments like these from USDA help... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to lower health care costs and improve health outcomes for Americans at risk of developing diabetes. The Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act would extend Medicare coverage for medical nutrition therapy services to individuals with pre-diabetes and risk factors for developing type-2 diabetes. Under current law, Medicare will only cover medical nutrition therapy... Read More