Press Releases

10.18.19

Capito Introduces Legislation to Support Victims of Identify Theft

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today introduced the Identity Theft Victims Protection Act to support victims of identity theft and help them recover quicker. This legislation will hold identity thieves accountable by adding the fraudulent actions to the perpetrator's credit history, instead of the innocent victim's credit history. "Recovering from… Continue Reading


10.18.19

Capito, Stabenow, Collins, Markey, Menendez Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators to Expand Access to Care and Resources for Families with Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and a bipartisan group of senators urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct an outreach campaign to educate clinicians, Medicare beneficiaries with cognitive impairment, and their families on the assessment and care planning services currently available to them.Capito, Stabenow, Collins, Markey, and Menende… Continue Reading


10.17.19

Capito Votes against Democrats’ Effort to Revive Obama-era Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted against the resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule-a commonsense alternative to the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP). Passage of this resolution would have revived the Clean Power Plan."The Obama administration's so-called 'Clean Power Plan' was an unrealistic and strangling regulation that would have been devastating to West Virginia's energy … Continue Reading


10.16.19

VIDEO: Capito Delivers Floor Speech on Democrats’ Efforts to Block ACE Rule, Miners’ Pensions, Volk Confirmation

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Capito's full floor speech. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor about a variety of topics including Senate Democrats' efforts to block the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, the need for Congress to act soon to protect miners' pensions, and Judge Frank Volk-who was confirmed by the Senate unanimously to serve as the a United States District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia… Continue Reading


10.16.19

Capito Votes to Confirm Frank Volk as Judge for Southern District of West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted in favor of confirming Frank W. Volk to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The Senate confirmed Volk unanimously."I'm so glad to see Frank confirmed today. I know he'll serve West Virginia honorably on the District Court bench. His extensive experience and temperament make him uniquely qualified to fill this seat. With the bipartisan vote cast today, it's clear senators… Continue Reading


10.15.19

Capito, Shaheen Call on Medicare to Address Policy that Favors Opioid-Based Drugs over Non-Opioid Alternatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) sent a bipartisan letter last week urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to address Medicare's payment policies to ensure that health care providers are not incentivized to use opioid-based pain management treatments over non-opioid alternatives.Under Medicare's current reimbursement poli… Continue Reading


10.11.19

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Capito Wraps Up Series of State Visits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today concluded a two week period of visits and events around West Virginia-including stops in seven counties. Throughout the October Work Period, Senator Capito met with constituents, small business owners, industry leaders, students, and community leaders, focusing largely on efforts to create jobs, drive growth, and encourage development in the state. "I enjoyed being back home in West Virginia where I had the chance to visit wit… Continue Reading


10.09.19

ICYMI: Capito’s Girls Rise Up Program Featured on Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Following U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito's (R-W.Va.) West Virginia Girls Rise Up event at Trap Hill Middle School with Fox News Anchor Shannon Bream, the program was featured on "Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream," specifically highlighting the students as the show's "midnight heroes." Shannon Bream joined Senator Capito on Monday to help inspire the next generation of female leaders in the Mountain State and promote female empowerment, education, physical fitness, and s… Continue Reading


10.09.19

Capito, Manchin, Miller Hold New River Gorge Stakeholders’ Meeting on Park and Preserve Legislation

LANSING, W.Va. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) today met with community leaders, business owners, and others from the area to discuss the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Act-legislation that would change the "New River Gorge National River" to the "New River Gorge National Park and Preserve."The redesignation would promote the beauty and historical significance of the New River Gorge, while ensur… Continue Reading


10.08.19

PHOTOS: Capito Visits Shawnee Sports Complex, Highlights West Virginia Tourism Industry

DUNBAR, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined the U.S. Travel Association and leaders in West Virginia's tourism industry for "Travel Talk" and a tour of the Shawnee Sports Complex. The 127-acre site currently has six collegiate sized artificial turf soccer fields and four turf baseball and softball fields. The new facility has drawn visitors from across the country, causing hotels to be fully booked and restaurants to be full during tournaments. "Local investments and… Continue Reading


10.08.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $2.7 Million to Support West Virginia Firefighters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), also a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced several grants to support multiple fire departments across the state. Funding is provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)."These funds will equip the state's firefighters with the resources they need as emergency first responders," Senator Capito said. "Our fire… Continue Reading


10.07.19

PHOTOS: Capito, Fox News Host Shannon Bream Take Girls Rise Up Program to Raleigh County

GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and "Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream" Anchor Shannon Bream hosted an event at Trap Hill Middle School to promote female empowerment, education, fitness, and self-confidence. Sixth through eighth grade students participated in Senator Capito's Girls Rise Up program, where they had the chance to hear from Senator Capito and Shannon Bream on their personal experiences as female leaders. Today's event marks the first Girls Rise Up … Continue Reading


10.07.19

Capito Announces Nearly $5 Million to Expand Broadband Access in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $4,960,000 in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support two projects that will help expand access to broadband in Preston, Monongalia, and Marion counties. "Through my Capito Connect plan, I've worked hard to help local communities and service providers secure federal resources that will help better connect West Virginia and to make sure … Continue Reading


10.04.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $848K to Combat Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $848,000 has been received from the National Institute of Health (NIH) HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) initiative for West Virginia University to support the development of new strategies to prevent and treat substance use disorder. "As West Virginia continues to be hard hit by the opioid crisis, I'm proud to see WVU leading the field in op… Continue Reading


10.04.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $3 Million for Transportation Infrastructure and Emergency Preparedness

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 $3,226,620 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). Funding will be used to update transportation infrastructure and hazardous materials emergency preparedness. "These investments will improve transportation infrastructure around the state and allow the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security… Continue Reading


10.03.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $11 Million for Justice Services

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 several grants totaling $11,520,681 to support multiple criminal justice programs. Funding is provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ)."These grants support several critical programs for survivors of abuse, those struggling with opioid addiction, and vulnerable groups like women and children," Senator Capito said. "I'm especially appreciate… Continue Reading


10.02.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Rural Workforce, Coalfield Development

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 $3,250,000 to support rural workforce development training. Funding is provided by the Department of Labor (DOL). "I've been in frequent contact with DOL, showing the great work both Coalfield and Randolph County have been doing for workforce development in West Virginia," Senator Capito said. "These grants will only furthe… Continue Reading


10.01.19

PHOTOS: Capito Makes Several Stops in the Eastern Panhandle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today made several stops in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties where she met with constituents, small business owners, teachers, students, and community leaders."It was great to be back in the Eastern Panhandle today to hear directly from constituents about the issues that matter to them," Senator Capito said. "From celebrating Shepherd's newest addition to campus to learning more about how our local businesses and educational institu… Continue Reading


10.01.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1 Million for Oral Health Services

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 four grants totaling $1,087,000 to support community health centers infrastructure enhancements to provide new or enhance existing high quality, integrated oral health services. Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Funding to support oral health is extremely important and often overlooked," Senator Capito … Continue Reading


09.30.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $380K for Preservation of Historic Buildings and African-American Civil Rights History 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 $380,875 from the National Park Service (NPS). This funding will be used to preserve the Civil Rights Era Stories of African Americans in Appalachia through the Marshall University Research Cooperation and to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities through the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History. … Continue Reading

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