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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,220,550 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.This funding provides the required 75 percent cost share for COVID-19 tests given to West Virginia... Read More
  • WEST UNION, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Jim Hubbard, USDA West Virginia State Director Kris Warner, and others to announce a $7,623,751 million broadband investment. Since the launch of Senator Capito’s Capito Connect initiative in 2015, USDA has awarded more than $45 million in grants to extend... 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 $1,955,182 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to the state of West Virginia. This funding will provide support for improved forensic science services, deliver jurisdictions with resources to improve efficiency of sexual assault kits and DNA testing, and help process the backlog of forensic and database DNA... 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 $2,569,574 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to reduce violent crime in and around schools and support the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (WV ICAC) Task Force. This funding was made available through the DOJ’s Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program and Office of Juvenile... Read More
  • JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today made several stops in Ripley and Ravenswood focused around economic development, infrastructure improvement, and telehealth.“It was great to be back in Jackson County today to meet with constituents, community leaders, and health professionals,” Senator Capito said. “Investing in infrastructure improvements and expanding broadband access in West Virginia are two top priorities, and today’s... 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 $2,803,771 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHA) for flood recovery projects in the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Monongahela National Forest.“The mountainous terrain and rugged landscape of West Virginia allow for rainwater to channel and accumulate quickly, causing... 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 seven project awards totaling $5,844,534 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) program.The POWER Program is a congressionally funded initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcement today of the 386 applicants—including five local providers in West Virginia—are qualified to bid in the upcoming Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I auction. The approved local provider applicants include, Citynet,... Read More
  • SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today continued her Capito Connect tour with stops in Nicholas County focused on telehealth and broadband deployment.First, Senator Capito visited Summersville Regional Medical Center where she witnessed a cardiovascular telemedicine demonstration. As part of West Virginia University (WVU) Medicine, Summersville Regional is offering telehealth appointments in five specialties—cardiology, dermatology, nephrology, pain... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan group of her colleagues in raising concerns with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about changes in reporting requirements, which have the potential to create financial hardships and uncertainty for hospitals across the country, especially those operating in rural areas.“In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our health care providers need more certainty, not less.... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent announcement of the final rule for its Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The rule makes updates to the popular conservation program as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and integrates agricultural producers and others.In April 2018, Senator Capito, along with a bipartisan group of senators, sent a letter to the Senate Agriculture Committee urging the... Read More
  • HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today continued her Capito Connect tour with several stops in Cabell and Mason counties focused around telehealth.First, Senator Capito visited Cabell Huntington Hospital to learn more about their telehealth services and how these services are being utilized during the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, Senator Capito announced a grant for Cabell Huntington Hospital from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support... 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 $3,819,046 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport drainage and runway safety improvements. A portion of these funds are supported through the CARES Act.“Making sure our airports are updated to the most recent safety standards is a vital step to growing our economy and is important for the convenience of... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined members of the Berkeley County Council for a meeting to discuss the importance of connectivity, as well as community and economic development. During the meeting, Senator Capito updated the council on her Capito Connect program and how it has impacted Berkeley County and the entire state.Senator Capito launched her Capito Connect program in 2015 as an effort to better connect homes, businesses, and classrooms... 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 $200,000 from the U.S. Department Education for the West Virginia Parent Training and Information Center to help new parents with children with disabilities and special healthcare needs.“Welcoming a new baby into the home, along with great excitement can bring great changes for a family, especially for families welcoming in... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded the announcement made by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross that the department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.2 million grant to the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority, Charleston, West Virginia, to make infrastructure improvements needed to support the growth of aerospace businesses at the Yeager Aviation... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded the announcement made by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross that the department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.2 million grant to the town of Beverly, West Virginia. Specifically, the funding will be used to make flood control infrastructure improvements needed to protect manufacturing and other businesses from flooding.... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday sent a bipartisan letter to members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committee leadership urging the inclusion of several provisions in the final fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent and address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The Senate and House passed FY2021 defense bills earlier this year and leadership from both committees are currently... 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 applauded a $4.4 million investment from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for two infrastructure projects in West Virginia. The projects will support a sewer line expansion at Yeager Airport and flood control infrastructure in Beverly. The two projects will create and retain over 600 jobs.“West Virginia’s partnership with... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today applauded Virgin Hyperloop’s decision to base their new Hyperloop Certification Center in West Virginia.“Over the last several years, West Virginia’s economy has begun to diversify into new sectors,” Senator Capito said. “The announcement that Virgin Hyperloop’s Certification Center and test track will be located right here in our state will help us... Read More