Press Releases

12.11.18

VIDEO: Capito Stresses Importance of Delivering Needed Border Security Resources

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the increasing need for funding to better secure the U.S.-Mexico border. After demonstrating how the situation at the border is escalating, she called for a bipartisan solution that will provide the Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement personnel the resources necessary to strengthen border security and keep … Continue Reading


12.06.18

Capito Announces $40 Million for Critical Transportation Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $40,000,000 through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants. Funding will support the West Virginia Department of Transportation with two specific projects: a bypass around Berkeley Springs that includes construction of the Fairview Connector; and the construction of approximately 10 miles of a fo… Continue Reading


12.01.18

Capito Statement on Passing of President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following the death of former President George H.W. Bush: "I am so saddened to hear of President Bush's passing. He was an incredible public servant, statesman, and American. He loved this country and spent his entire life working to protect and promote the principles and ideals we value most. I feel very honored to have known him, and I feel even more appreciative of everything he did for our country. M… Continue Reading


11.30.18

Capito, Peters Introduce Bill to Help Communities Attract Workers & Alleviate Student Loan Debt

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and today introduced legislation to help attract recent graduates to communities that have experienced population loss or have high poverty rates. The bipartisan bill will help expand post-graduation scholarships, which are grants awarded by community foundations to recent graduates to pay down their student debt if they live and work in regions with unmet need. "As West Virginia continues to experience econo… Continue Reading


11.28.18

Capito Nominates 31 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 31 qualified high school seniors from 20 counties in West Virginia. A board chosen by Senator Capito reviewed each nominee's application, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations."Each year, I have the honor and privilege of nominating West Virginia's best and brightest to our nation's prestigious service academies. It is truly one of the most important responsibilities I h… Continue Reading


11.21.18

VIDEO: Capito Wishes West Virginians a Happy Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following video ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday: Click here or the image above to watch Senator Capito's Thanksgiving video.Video and audio can be downloaded by clicking here. Full video transcript included below:As we join together with family and friends this Thanksgiving, we are reminded of our many blessings.We are so blessed to live in a state full of tightknit towns and caring people.I am so thankful to call… Continue Reading


11.20.18

Capito Statement on 50th Anniversary of Farmington Mine Accident

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement observing the 50th anniversary of the Farmington Mine disaster: "Seventy-eight souls were lost on November 20, 1968. Many of the men had families of their own, with wives and children who would be forever changed as a result of the disaster, and West Virginians throughout our state shared in their grief. In our state's close-knit communities, the heartache felt by one family is felt by all. Coming o… Continue Reading


11.15.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Drug Treatment, First Responders

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 $747,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will support the expansion of substance abuse treatment facilities in Fayette County and assist the Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department in purchasing ambulance equipment. "One of my top priorities is ensuring that West Virginia comm… Continue Reading


11.14.18

Capito Votes for Legislation to Support, Strengthen Coast Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted to pass the Frank Lobiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act, comprehensive legislation to support and strengthen the work of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Senator Capito helped develop and advance the legislation, and as chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, she oversees funding for USCG. She issued the following statement afte… Continue Reading


11.08.18

PHOTOS: Capito Hosts Tyler County Girls Rise Up Event

SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted her second West Virginia Girls Rise Up event this month. Today's visit included a stop at Sistersville Elementary School in Tyler County, Senator Capito's 16th Girls Rise Up event since launching the program in 2015-the same year she was sworn in as the first female U.S. senator for West Virginia. During the visit, Senator Capito met with fourth and fifth grade girls to help inspire and empower the next generation of … Continue Reading


11.01.18

Capito Announces Funding to Expand Telemedicine in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $663,223 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding comes through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program and will support the expansion of telemedicine services in several West Virginia counties. Services will primarily focus on behavioral health and ensuring a continuum of care for those suffering from chroni… Continue Reading


11.01.18

PHOTOS: Capito Takes Girls Rise Up Program to Mercer County

PRINCETON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today took her West Virginia Girls Rise Up program on the road to Oakvale Elementary School in Mercer County. The visit marked her 15th Girls Rise Up event since launching the program in 2015-the same year she was sworn in as the first female U.S. senator for West Virginia. During the visit, Senator Capito met with third, fourth, and fifth grade girls in an effort to help inspire and empower the next generation of female leaders in W… Continue Reading


10.25.18

Capito, Peters Provisions Improving Opioid Treatment for Adolescents Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump has signed into law provisions based off the YOUTH Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich) to expand access to safe, effective treatment for adolescents and young adults struggling with opioid addiction. The provisions, which were included as part of broader legislation, expand an existing youth substance use disorder program to include young adults and help support the identificatio… Continue Reading


10.24.18

Capito Attends White House Signing Ceremony of Historic Opioids Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined President Donald J. Trump at the White House as he signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act into law. "Having put so much work into shaping this legislation, I was honored to be at the White House today as President Trump signed it into law," Senator Capito said. "With the president's signature, we are able to finally deliver on our promise for a robust, comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic that is pl… Continue Reading


10.24.18

PHOTOS: Capito Briefed by U.S. Coast Guard, Tours Washington by Helicopter

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today was briefed by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on their efforts in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD) to monitor the security of the airspace of the national capital region. "Today's briefing was another reminder of how lucky we are to have the Coast Guard working on so many fronts for the safety and security and the American people," Senator… Continue Reading


10.22.18

Capito Op-Ed Highlights How Local Efforts Contribute to Combatting Opioid Crisis

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - In an op-ed for the Martinsburg Journal, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) explains how the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which is expected to be signed into law this week, will help tackle the opioid epidemic, as well as how West Virginia-specifically the Eastern Panhandle's-experiences with the drug crisis helped shape the comprehensive legislation. Senator Capito's op-ed follows her recent visit to the Eastern Panhandle, where one of her stops includ… Continue Reading


10.16.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $7.7 Million in ARC Funding for 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 $7,766,842 for West Virginia through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Funding will go to several entities across the state to support economic and workforce development efforts-including broadband expansion, tourism development, and assistance for West Virginians affected by substance abuse. "Economic development begins at the local … Continue Reading


10.11.18

Capito Congratulates Tom Kleeh on Senate Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement congratulating Tom Kleeh after the Senate voted 65 to 30 to confirm him as District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Senator Capito recommended Kleeh for the position and introduced him at his confirmation hearing in April. "I recommended Tom to President Trump because of his exceptional qualifications and his outstanding reputation. As I've said since he wa… Continue Reading


10.11.18

Capito, Heinrich Introduce Public Land Recreational Opportunities Improvement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced the Public Land Recreational Opportunities Improvement Act to improve the permitting process for commercial outfitters and other businesses on public lands. "By reducing the bureaucratic red tape of duplicative and ever-changing permitting requirements, the Public Land Recreational Opportunities Improvement Act will help get people back out where they belong-exploring and enjoying the incredib… Continue Reading


10.10.18

Capito Joins Secretary Ross in Announcing $6.7 Million for Business Development, Job Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in announcing that the department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $6.7 million in grants to West Virginia to support local business development and job growth efforts. According to grantee estimates, the projects are expected to create or retain more than 1,430 jobs, while generating $35 million in private investment.Since 2015, Senator Capito has worked with… Continue Reading

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