Press Releases

06.22.18

Capito Op-Ed Highlights Three Years of Connectivity Improvements

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed for the Daily Mail Opinion Page of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today outlines several ways her Capito Connect initiative has helped bridge the digital divide and expand opportunities for connectivity improvements in West Virginia.Senator Capito launched her Capito Connect Plan in 2015 to address West Virginia's broadband challenges. To commemorate the third anniversary of the initiative, she recently released a video hi… Continue Reading


06.21.18

Senate Committee Approves Capito Homeland Security Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today voted to advance the FY2019 Homeland Security government funding bill, legislation she authored to support critical national security priorities. The legislation-which the full Senate Appropriations Committee approved with overwhelming bipartisan support today-provides resources for border security, cybersecurity, efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, state and… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Capito Welcomes Release of PFAS Chemicals Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today welcomed the release of a draft Department of Health and Human Services toxicology report on PFAS chemicals. Following news reports that the study's publication had been blocked, Senator Capito repeatedly urged the administration to make the report public. She issued the following statement regarding today's release: "After repeatedly pushing the administration to make these findings public, I'm very glad to see it release this… Continue Reading


06.19.18

Capito Homeland Security Funding Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today chaired a markup of the FY2019 Homeland Security government funding bill, legislation she authored to support critical national security priorities. The legislation, which the subcommittee approved today, provides resources for border security, cybersecurity, efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, state and local grants, and other programs to keep Americans safe… Continue Reading


06.18.18

Capito Votes to Support Military, Provide Important Resources for National Defense Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted to pass the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In addition to funding important military priorities, the legislation includes language Senator Capito championed that would address the issue with the Big Springs Water Plant in Martinsburg. Senator Capito issued the following statement after the vote:"Our men and women in uniform make tremendous sacrifices for our nation, and we must ensure they have … Continue Reading


06.18.18

Capito, Shelby Statement on Working With President Trump to Fund Homeland Security Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement after meeting with President Donald J. Trump to discuss the FY2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Act:"We are on the same page as President Trump. Our highest priority is securing the U.S. border. The Senate bill puts a major down payment on the larger effort… Continue Reading


06.14.18

Capito Announces West Virginia Eligible for Nearly $28 Million to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that West Virginia is eligible for a total of $27,910,443 in federal funding through the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the form of State Opioid Response Grants. These resources were included in the recent omnibus spending agreement, which also included language Senator Capito secured… Continue Reading


06.14.18

Capito Partners with Google to Bring Digital Skills Event to West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that Google is coming to Charleston as part of the Grow with Google initiative to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States. Grow with Google will host a free, one-day event at the Clay Center on July 23rd to help job seekers and small business owners improve their digital skills."Making sure West Virginians have the skills and the technical knowledge they need to succeed in the workforc… Continue Reading


06.14.18

Long-Standing Capito Priorities Included in Latest Round of Government Funding Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today helped advance three additional FY2019 government funding bills: the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Act; the Interior, Environment Appropriations Act; and the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act. As a leader on the Appropriations Committee, Senator Capito helped secure resources that will help support important West Virginia priorities. All three bills were approved by the committee with overwhelming bipartis… Continue Reading


06.13.18

Capito, Hassan Applaud House Passage of Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) today applauded House passage of a version of bipartisan legislation they introduced to establish comprehensive opioid recovery centers that would provide coordinated care to Americans struggling with addiction."Comprehensive opioid recovery centers play a crucial role in helping individuals struggling with addiction, providing them the resources and support they need. The CORC Act that Senator Hassan and … Continue Reading


06.13.18

VIDEO: Capito Highlights Progress in Improving Connectivity in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three years after launching her Capito Connect initiative, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released a video highlighting the progress made in connecting the Mountain State. As one of her first actions as a U.S. senator, Senator Capito launched Capito Connect in an effort to tackle West Virginia's broadband challenges. Since then, the initiative, coupled with Senator Capito's efforts, have led to new opportunities and investments for connectivity across the st… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Capito, Manchin Join Bipartisan Effort in Asking for Release of Water Safety Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan group of 12 senators in asking the administration release the results of a study regarding what levels of certain chemicals are safe in drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to recent news reports, has been blocking the release of a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) study on the toxic Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). PFAS is a class of… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Rural Development Funding

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 $738,638 for West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Rural Development. Funding will support improvements to the City of Petersburg's wastewater treatment plant, allowing the city to better serve its more than 1,200 sewer customers, and energy efficiency projects for two West Virginian small businesses."Federal resour… Continue Reading


06.11.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Nearly $3 Million for Cancer Prevention, Control Programs

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 $2,948,747 in funding for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention."Whether it is through their own personal experience or that of a family member or friend, nearly everyone knows someone who has been affected b… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Nearly $10 Million for Head Start Programs 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 $9,657,911 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support Head Start services in Charleston and Kanawha County."A good education creates a strong foundation for success both in and out of the classroom," Senator Capito said. "Head Start helps prepare West Virgini… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $17.7 Million for West Virginia Community Health Centers

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 $17,767,672 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration. Funding will support the continued operation of several community health centers across the state."Access to quality health care services is sometimes difficult for those living in rural communities," Sena… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Capito, Coons Celebrate Passage of Bill to Establish National EMS Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) celebrated the passage yesterday of the National Emergency Medical Services Commemorative Work Act, which would allow the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land to pay tribute to the commitment and service represented by emergency medical services (EMS). The memorial would be constructed in the greater District of Columbia area."First respond… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Capito Supports Funding Bills to Help Veterans, Meet Transportation and Housing Needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted to advance two FY2019 government funding bills-the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Act and the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Act. Both bills were approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee with overwhelming support and would provide resources for critical West Virginia priorities. Senator Capito releas… Continue Reading


06.06.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $13 Million for West Virginia Airports

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 total of $13,974,736 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support improvement projects at airports in Raleigh, Kanawha, Mercer, and Greenbrier counties."Our local airports are important to the many communities they serve and to our state's economy, and we must make necessary investments in these facilities so they c… Continue Reading


06.06.18

Capito Fix for Martinsburg Water Plant Included in Military Defense Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today welcomed the inclusion of language she championed in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 that would help recuperate costs incurred by the city of Martinsburg in efforts to reopen the Big Springs Water Plant. The language authorizes the Department of Defense to pay for clean-up costs related to the contamination that affected the Martinsburg water supply, a situation Senator Capito h… Continue Reading

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