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Capito, Manchin Hold Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing to Discuss New River Gorge

To watch the hearing in full, click here. BECKLEY, W.Va. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today held a field hearing in Beckley, West Virginia to receive testimony on the New River Gorge Park & Preserve Act. The legislation, introduced by Senators Capito and Manchin, would redesignate the New River Gorge National River as the New River Gorge Park and Preserve."The New River Gorge … Continue Reading


EPA Announces Regulation of PFAS in Drinking Water Based on Capito Legislation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today applauded the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will propose Safe Drinking Water Act regulatory determinations for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in drinking water. Senator Capito has been aggressively pushing the EPA to set this standard, introducing several pieces of legislation and talking with EPA… Continue Reading


Capito Co-sponsors Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced today that she has co-sponsored the Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act. The legislation strengthens federal protection for gun owners who travel through jurisdictions that have more stringent firearm laws as they transport firearms across state lines."I am proud to support legislation like the Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act and the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act that recognize… Continue Reading


PHOTOS: Capito, Miller Visit Hoops Family Children’s Hospital

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) today toured the Hoops Family Children's Hospital in Huntington."Today's tour at Hoops really showcased the incredible care and talent at the hospital," Senator Capito said. "I appreciate the work of all the faculty and staff there, and West Virginians can take pride in knowing our children receive top-quality care in this community hospital. Hoops not only contributes to the health and safet… Continue Reading


PHOTOS: Capito, Miller, Rader Inspire Next Generation of Female Leaders in Cabell County

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), and Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader today brought the West Virginia Girls Rise Up program to Meadows Elementary School to promote female empowerment, education, fitness, and self-confidence. Fourth and fifth grade students participated in the program, where they had the chance to hear from Senator Capito, Congresswoman Miller, and Chief Rader on their personal experiences as female leaders. Tod… Continue Reading


PHOTOS: Capito Hosts U.S. Drug Czar Carroll in Southern West Virginia

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted U.S. Drug Czar Jim Carroll, who serves as Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in southern West Virginia for several visits focused around the state's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.Senator Capito and Director Carroll began their day at the Williamson Health and Wellness Center where they met with Dr. Dino Beckett to learn more about his efforts in combatting the drug epidem… Continue Reading


Capito, Blackburn Lead Bicameral Move to Stop Greenlighting Driver Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) this week introduced legislation that delivers tough financial consequences to states that flout federal immigration enforcement and harm public safety and national security. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) are cosponsoring the legislation, and Congressman Ken Buck (R-Co.) is leading twenty-one members in introdu… Continue Reading


Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Marshall University Research

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 grant of $434,180 to support Marshall University's Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). "Across West Virginia, our universities are known for their exceptional research capabilities," Senator Capito said." This funding will help support Marshall Un… Continue Reading


Capito Statement on War Powers Resolution Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following her vote opposing the War Powers Resolution: "President Trump did the right thing in ordering the attack that killed terrorist Qassem Soleimani following an Iranian attack that killed an American contractor and a separate Iranian-led attack against our embassy in Baghdad. By taking action, the president made clear that the Iranian regime will pay a high price for killing Americans. Enforc… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Capito Column Celebrates Hampshire County Broadband Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) penned a column for the Hampshire Review explaining how the USDA's $3 million investment into Hampshire County will help the area close the digital divide. This is the senator's latest Capito Connect success. In the past six months alone, Senator Capito has helped secure three Community Connect grants (in Monongalia, Marion, and Preston counties) and three ReConnect grants (in Wetzel, Tyler, and Harrison counties), totaling more than… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Capito Asks Big 12 Commissioner About WVU ESPN+ Streaming

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection Subcommittee hearing, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday asked Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby about the conference's decision to stream major West Virginia University (WVU) basketball games on the ESPN+ streaming platform. Given the connectivity challenges of the state, many Mountaineer fans are left without access to watch their favorite team."You recently signed a Big 12 deal to stream on E… Continue Reading


Capito, Booker, Jones Reintroduce Bill to Establish Wastewater Grants for Low-Income Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today reintroduced the bipartisan Decentralized Wastewater Grant Act of 2020 to address the wastewater challenges faced by low-income communities and rural communities. U.S. Representative Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) will lead companion legislation in the House of Representatives.Approximately 20 percent of Americans dispose of wastewater through their own sewage disposal systems. Because the… Continue Reading


Capito, Colleagues Send Letter to International Trade Commission Urging Proper Enforcement of Trade Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined 24 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman David Johanson urging action against illegal Chinese trade practices that have unfairly harmed the American kitchen cabinet industry. It has been estimated that the American cabinet industry has suffered as much as $4 billion in harm as a result of China's unfair trading practices."American manufacturers of kitchen cabinets, which … Continue Reading


Capito, Manchin Announce West Virginians Selected for Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced high schoolers Joshua Hatfield of Verdunville and Carson Winkie of Bridgeport have been selected to represent West Virginia for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)."I'm excited Joshua and Carson will be joining me in Washington as part of the competitive Youth Senate Program," Senator Capito said. "I am always inspired by the young people of our state and their potential. Both of … Continue Reading


Capito, Manchin Congratulate West Virginia’s Top Youth Volunteers of 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today congratulated the 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award winners Angela Liu of Morgantown and Carlie Ice of Fairmont. The Prudential Spirit of Community Award represents the United States' largest youth recognition program that is entirely dedicated to volunteer service. Each year, two outstanding youth from each state and the District of Columbia are selected and honored for their commitment to th… Continue Reading


Capito’s Subcommittee Provides Additional Funds for Flood Mitigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced a $1,922,410 grant to Wood County for the acquisition and demolition of 11 flood-prone residential structures impacted by severe storms, flooding, and landslides. Funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and the federal government share is 100 percent of the project cost. FEMA is funded… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Capito Talks Impeachment on FOX News

To watch the full interview, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today appeared on FOX News Channel's "Bill Hemmer Reports" to discuss her vote to acquit President Donald J. Trump.Highlights:LISTENING TO WEST VIRGINIANS: "I'm here in West Virginia. I've driven probably 300 miles and stopped several different places today. And overwhelmingly, the people of West Virginia are like, 'Thanks for your vote. Great vote.'"UNFAIR PROCESS: "I don'… Continue Reading


Capito, Manchin Announce $339,000 for Undergraduate Astrophysics Research in Appalachia

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 $339,477 to support research experiences for eight undergraduate students from the greater Appalachian area. Students will have the opportunity to examine a range of subjects in the fields of astronomy and physics. The award comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is jointly funded by the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST), t… Continue Reading


Capito, Colleagues Lead Effort to End Horrific Abuse Against Women and Girls

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) is leading the effort to eliminate FGM and fully denounce the harmful practice globally as a violation of human rights of women and girls. Senator Capito is joined in this effort by Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.).BACKGROUND:The resolution put forward to… Continue Reading


Capito, Rosen Introduce Legislation Establishing Streamlined Veterans Helpline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) introduced the Veterans Affairs Communications Act, legislation that would create a simple, easy-to-remember helpline for veterans to use in order to obtain information and assistance with all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) services."Our veterans have put their lives on the line to make sure we are able to enjoy the many freedoms we have today," Senator Capito said. "We owe it to these brave men and wom… Continue Reading

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