Press Releases

12.06.19

Capito, Scott, Colleagues Introduce Expanded Bill on Opportunity Zone Reporting Requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) were joined today by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) in the introduction the IMPACT Act, which would reinstate and expand reporting requirements to determine the impact of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the country. Opportunity Zones were initially proposed by the Investing In Opport… Continue Reading


12.06.19

Capito, Manchin Bill to Permanently Renew Federal Funding for HBCUs and Minority-Serving Schools Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), today announced the Senate passage of their legislation to permanently renew funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). The legislation also includes a first step toward simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. Annual funding for MSIs expired on September 30, 2019."West Virginia is proud to be home to two HBCU'… Continue Reading


12.06.19

Capito, Baldwin, Rounds, Tester, Roberts Introduce Reform to Provide Affordable Housing for Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide affordable housing opportunities for volunteer firefighters and first responders in order to help recruit and retain more volunteers, particularly in rural and under-served communities.According to the National Fire Protection Association's 2017 U.S. Fire Department Profile, 65 percent of firefig… Continue Reading


12.05.19

Senate Unanimously Passes Capito, Peters Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Veterans Apprenticeship Opportunities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) to expand apprenticeship opportunities for veterans. The Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act would increase veterans' access to financial assistance they can use in connection with an apprenticeship program. "We owe so much to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line in service to our country," Senator… Continue Reading


12.05.19

VIDEO: Capito Talks Homeland Security, Impeachment on FOX Business

Click here or the image above to watch the full interview. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today appeared on FOX Business where she spoke with Stuart Varney, host of Varney and Co., about the Homeland Security Appropriations funding bill, impeachment, and legislative items being ignored, such as USMCA. As chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee, Senator Capito worked hard to pass her Homeland Security funding bill-which included President … Continue Reading


12.05.19

VIDEO: Capito, Manchin Introduce Bipartisan Paid Family Leave Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) yesterday joined a bipartisan bicameral group in introducing legislation with resources to pay for leave and cover the cost of day care, baby supplies and other expenses associated with a new child.The Advancing Support for Working Families Act would allow families the option to advance up to $5,000 of their recently-doubled child tax credit in the first year of a child's life or the first year a family ado… Continue Reading


12.04.19

VIDEO: Capito Introduces West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt During Senate Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today introduced West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt during an EPW Committee legislative hearing. Commissioner Leonhardt appeared as a witness to testify in a hearing about the discussion draft of a bill to create a task force on chronic wasting disease. "Throughout his tenure, Commissioner Leonhardt has really been an advocate for West Virginia … Continue Reading


12.02.19

Capito Votes to Confirm Dan Brouillette for Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement today after voting to confirm Dan Brouillette for secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE):"Deputy Secretary Brouillette's experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as his current role as second-in-command at the Department of Energy make him well-qualified to lead the department. I look forward to working with Deputy Secretary Brouillette in his new role to address some our state'… Continue Reading


11.29.19

ICYMI: Capito Concludes Congressional Trip to Afghanistan and Kuwait, Visits with West Virginia Troops (PHOTOS)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) returned earlier this week from a congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan and Kuwait. In addition to Senator Capito, the delegation included U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and U.S. Representatives Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and John Curtis (R-Utah). During the trip, Senator Capito had the opportunity to meet West Virginians with the 863rd Military Police Unit from the West Virginia Army National Guard,… Continue Reading


11.27.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $4.6 Million for West Virginia Airports

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 $4,600,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) for airport runway construction and rehabilitation in West Virginia."This is great news for these West Virginia airports. I've talked with DOT directly about the importance of focusing funding on smaller, more rural airports because of the impact they have in… Continue Reading


11.27.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $356K to Combat Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

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 $356,882 from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) through the Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-Level Intervention (COOCLI) grant program. This funding will support the development of new strategies to prevent and treat substance use disorder and promote the partnership of law enforcement with public health… Continue Reading


11.26.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1.4 Million for Economic Development in West Virginia

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 $1,499,000 for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) in West Virginia. The funding provided through the U.S Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) will enable CDFIs to increase lending and investment activity in economically distressed communities across West Virginia."Access to… Continue Reading


11.26.19

Capito Statement on Thanksgiving

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday: "This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my health, the love and support of my family, and the privilege to represent West Virginians in the United States Senate. Having just come back from the Middle East, I'm especially reflective of all the blessings we collectively have here in the United States: that our country is not war torn and that we have freedoms enshrined … Continue Reading


11.25.19

Capito Nominates 32 West Virginians for Admission to U.S. Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced U.S. Service Academy nominations for 32 qualified high school seniors from 16 counties in West Virginia. A board chosen by Senator Capito reviewed each nominee's application, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations. "Reviewing service academy applications each year leaves me so inspired," Senator Capito said. "These young men and women represent the best and brightest of their class. Their combination of stro… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $6 Million for Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority

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 two grants totaling $6,080,000 for the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority (EPTA) to assist in the financing of buses and their new busing headquarters. Funding is provided by the Department of Transportation (DOT). "With the growth EPTA is seeing, this funding is critical to ensuring they can serve their community's transportation needs," Sen… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $49 Million for Rural Water Infrastructure

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 two loan and grant combinations totaling $49,299,000 to support water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Funding is provided by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). "These are big investments for big projects," Senator Capito said. "The Lewisburg projects includes upgrades that will benefit more than 4700 residential and commercial users… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Telehealth, Online Education

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 two grants totaling $437,436 to support telehealth and distance learning projects. Funding is provided by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). "West Virginians, particularly those who live in our smaller communities, often find themselves far removed from critical services. This USDA grant money will address two issues exacerbated by that ge… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $52 Million for Rebuilding of Herbert Hoover High School

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 $52,304,385.75 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to rebuild Herbert Hoover High School. Herbert Hoover High School was critically damaged by the 2016 floods that tore through West Virginia. "Since the flood in 2016, I've been working closely with FEMA Region III and local government and school officials to make sure we rebuil… Continue Reading


11.21.19

Capito Statement on White House Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement after meeting with President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and other senators:"I was very encouraged by today's meeting at the White House, which focused on a range of policy issues, including USMCA, drug pricing, and ways we can continue improving our economy. During the lunch, I made it a priority to raise directly with the president the issue of securing our miners' pensions by … Continue Reading


11.21.19

VIDEO: Capito Stresses Urgency in Passing Bipartisan American Miners Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to underscore the importance of passing the Bipartisan American Miners Act, legislation she introduced with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) earlier this month. Specifically, the bill would secure our nation's retired miners pensions by shoring up the 1974 Pension Plan and ensure that the miners who are at risk due to 2018 and 2019 coal company bankruptcies wil… Continue Reading

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