Press Releases

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


10.10.18

Capito Supports Passage of Comprehensive Water Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today issued the below statement after voting to pass America's Water Infrastructure Act. The Senate approved the comprehensive, bipartisan legislation by a 99-1 vote. "Strengthening and improving America's infrastructure has traditionally been a bipartisan priority, and that's because of the enormous benefits provided by safe and reliable infrastructure. This b… Continue Reading


10.10.18

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


10.09.18

Capito Leads Bipartisan Call for Increased Focus on Reducing Maternal Mortality in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today led a bipartisan group of senators in calling for an increased focus on reducing maternal mortality in the United States and improving health outcomes for all mothers and children. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, 14 Democrat and Republican senators reque… Continue Reading


10.06.18

Capito Votes to Confirm Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after voting to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court:"I was proud to vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh as our newest Supreme Court justice today, and I have no doubt that he will serve fairly and judiciously. I have remained supportive of Judge Kavanaugh throughout the confirmation process because I believe that his exemplary record as a jurist, hi… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Capito Remains Supportive of Kavanaugh Nomination, Will Vote to Confirm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after being briefed on and reviewing a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supplemental background investigation file related to the nomination of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh:"After careful consideration and having reviewed the facts presented, as well as the supplemental FBI file, I plan to vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh. Since President Trump announced his nomination, I'v… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Senators Send Letter Calling on EPA to Improve the Water Quality Certification Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler regarding implementation of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. In the letter, the senators ask Wheeler to provide implementation direction to federal agencies ­regard… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Capito Votes to Deliver Historic Opioid Relief for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted to pass the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act-comprehensive legislation combining a bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representative and the Opioid Crisis Response Act, which the Senate passed with overwhelming bipartisan support last week. The bill delivers a wide range of legislative solutions that will help strengthen efforts to fight the opioid epidemic and now goes to President Trump's desk for his si… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Capito Votes to Pass FAA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today voted in support of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for five years, the longest since 1982. Senator Capito issued the following statement after the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 93-6: "West Virginia's airports employ hundreds of people and bring millions in revenue into our state. This legislation will provide critical support to those airport… Continue Reading


10.02.18

Capito Announces Bill Designating New River Gorge a National Park

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today introduced legislation that would change the New River Gorge's designation from the "New River Gorge National River" to the "New River Gorge National Park." The designation currently includes more than 70,000 acres of land along 53 miles of the New River, stretching from the Bluestone Dam to Hawk's Nest Lake. "The New River Gorge is a special part of West Virginia and a real source of pride for our state," Senator Capito said. … Continue Reading


10.02.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $4.6 Million in DOJ 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 $4,629,701 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Funding comes through several DOJ programs and will support a variety of law enforcement and research activities-including recordkeeping, youth safety, support for human trafficking victims, and forensic research.A comprehensive approach to keeping West Virginia communi… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $5.5 Million in DOJ 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 $5,583,112 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Funding will support services for children adversely impacted by the opioid crisis and its related crime, as well as for those currently struggling with addiction. It will also support the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault crimes, and improve engagement wi… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Capito Announces $3.2 Million for West Virginia Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced $3,258,095 for several fire departments in West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Funding comes through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and will support the purchase of equipment and other appurtenances."Every day, career and volunteer firefighters across West V… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Capito, Casey Op-Ed Highlights Efforts to Empower, Inspire Young West Virginia Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an op-ed for The Exponent Telegram, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council Chief Executive Officer Beth Casey highlighted the importance of empowering young West Virginia women and inspiring them to become future leaders. As the first woman elected to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Senate, Senator Capito has worked to promote female leadership and empowerment through a variety of efforts-including her Girls Rise Up program,… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $300K for West Virginia Economic Development Project

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 $301,811 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for rural economic development projects in Martinsburg, Lewisburg, Charleston, Keyser, Talcott, and Parkersburg. "West Virginia's small businesses are the backbone of our state's economy," Senator Capito said. "Entrepreneurs and small business owners take risks to create opportun… Continue Reading


09.25.18

Senate Passes Capito Bill Honoring Life, Legacy of Katherine Johnson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today welcomed Senate passage of her bill to honor the life and legacy of West Virginia native and famed mathematician Katherine Johnson. The legislation-which passed the Senate by voice vote-would rename the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, after Johnson. "We're one step closer to renaming Fairmont's NASA IV&V facility aft… Continue Reading

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