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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • 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 $2,310,823 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand access to high-speed internet and educational and health services for rural West Virginians.“West Virginia’s future relies on our ability to bring reliable internet connectivity to our rural communities,” Senator Capito said. “It’s why... 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 $2,485,350 from several grant programs through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to locations across West Virginia. Collectively, these grants will provide funding to help make criminal history recording procedures more efficient, support local law enforcement offices, and improve the delivery of and access to mental health and... Read More
  • 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 $457,568 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support the telehealth program at Minnie Hamilton Health System. This funding will be used to purchase equipment and software to improve internet access, voice service, network capacity and the quality of telehealth communications. Earlier this year, the Senators introduced... Read More
  • To watch the interview, click here or the image above. NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined Varney and Co. on Fox Business Network to discuss the ongoing crisis at the southern border, and the reckless tax and spending spree Democrats are attempting to push through Congress.HIGHLIGHTS:ON DEMS’ COMMITMENT TO UNNECCESARY SPENDING: “I don't think we need to spend another $2 trillion. I was sort of chuckling a little bit when they said... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), joined Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and other Republican colleagues in introducing the “Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act,” legislation to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing Democrats’ plan to give the agency access to transaction information of virtually every American.“Whether it’s $600 or $10,000, the IRS should not be spying on the bank accounts of millions of... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s remarks, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) spoke on the Senate floor today to discuss the real-life impacts of President Biden’s disastrous policies on working Americans. During the speech, Senator Capito highlighted how the inflation crisis, energy crisis, and border crisis are all having negative impacts on West Virginians, and urged the administration to address these ongoing issues.FULL... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, today released the below statement after voting against advancing legislation that would federalize state elections and implement partisan, burdensome requirements for elections and campaigns. The Senate rejected the proposal on Wednesday, with Republicans voting in unanimous opposition.“I want every eligible West Virginian to be able to exercise their right... Read More
  • Click here or on the image above to watch Ranking Member Capito’s questions.WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today questioned Radhika Fox, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Office of Water, in a hearing to evaluate the federal response to the persistence and impacts of PFAS chemicals.HIGHLIGHTS:LIABILITIES FOR WATER TREATMENT FACILITIES: “I mentioned... Read More
  • 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 $1,087,281 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services across West Virginia.“In West Virginia, we know there is nothing more important than the health and security of our loved ones and family. Grants... Read More
  • Click here or the image above to watch Ranking Member Capito’s opening remarks.WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing to evaluate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) responses to the presence of PFAS chemicals.Below is the opening statement of Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), as prepared for delivery:“Thank you, Chairman Carper, for calling today’s hearing, and thank you, Assistant Administrator Fox for being... Read More
  • 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 a $1,460,000 loan and a $513,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Program. This funding will be used to support water and waste water infrastructure projects for two public service districts in West Virginia.“Ensuring reliable water and wastewater infrastructure is a fundamental... 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 $432,769 from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to Legal Aid of West Virginia as part of the Pro Bono Innovation Fund. This funding will support and expand pro bono efforts and partnerships to serve low-income West Virginians with civil legal issues.“Programs like this provide West Virginians with access to the legal services... Read More
  • HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.“As West Virginians, it’s important we share our state’s beauty with the world,” Senator Capito said. “Our tourism and development professionals do a wonderful job telling this story and it’s important that we support them, which is why I worked so hard to secure... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) sent a letter to Facebook expressing concern that content on Instagram may promote eating disorders among young users, specifically teenagers and girls.In the letter, the senators highlighted Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimony to the Senate Commerce Committee recently, noting Haugen’s belief that “Facebook knows that they are leading young... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released the below statement following West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s billion dollar broadband strategy announcement.“I congratulate Governor Justice on this announcement, which will help us continue our work together to better connect West Virginia. From online business startups to digital learning and telemedicine, broadband... Read More
  • DOVER, Del. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today joined U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the EPW Committee, for a field hearing in Dover, Delaware to examine the unique challenges that small, disadvantaged, and rural communities face in accessing and maintaining drinking water services. Today’s hearing was the second in a two-part series, following a hearing yesterday in Beckley,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) sponsored a resolution designating the week beginning October 17, 2021 as National Chemistry Week and recognizing the important role chemistry plays in addressing critical challenges around the world. The resolution—which passed the Senate last week—also notes the importance of encouraging and... Read More
  • Click here or the image above to watch Ranking Member Capito’s opening remarks.DOVER, Del. – Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held the second of a two-part hearing series focusing on the unique challenges that small, disadvantaged, and rural communities face in accessing and maintaining drinking water and wastewater services. Today’s hearing followed a field hearing in Beckley, West Virginia.Below is the committee hearing opening statement of Ranking Member Shelley... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) yesterday in sending a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to either work with Congress to eliminate direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees to help lower prescription drug prices for Medicare Part D beneficiaries or take administrative action to address the problem.“We write today to discuss our... Read More
  • Click here to watch the full committee hearing.BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today hosted Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the EPW Committee, for a field hearing in Beckley to examine the unique challenges that small, disadvantaged, and rural communities face in accessing and maintaining drinking water and wastewater services. Today’s field hearing is the first of a two-part hearing... Read More