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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) reintroduced a resolution requesting a state funeral and authorizing the use of the Capitol rotunda for the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. There are only two living Medal of Honor recipients remaining from WWII, including West Virginia native and Iwo Jima veteran, Woody Williams. This state funeral would not only recognize their individual service... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and several colleagues to reintroduce a constitutional amendment, S.J.Res 4, that would limit the Supreme Court of the United States to nine justices. In addition, Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Mike Crapo (R-Iaho), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Mike Braun... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced the bipartisan Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act. The legislation would provide flexibility to Drug-Free Communities (DFC) coalitions during the COVID-19 pandemic by temporarily allowing the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) the authority to waive the program’s local matching requirements if the... Read More
  •  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today applauded the inclusion of several important projects for West Virginia in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) FY21 Work Plan.USACE provides crucial support for water resources projects in West Virginia. Senator Capito has worked consistently to ensure that West Virginia remains a top priority for USACE and receives its fair... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s questioning, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) questioned Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the nominee for Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, during today’s nomination hearing in the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.Today’s hearing follows a recent meeting Senator Capito had with Mayor Buttigieg where the two discussed a number of transportation items important to West... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the below statement regarding the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Senator Capito attended today’s swearing-in on the west front of the United States Capitol.“Today, I congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris on their Inauguration. As we have since 2000, Charlie and I had the opportunity to witness this transfer of power. I stand ready to work with... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the following statement regarding President-elect Joe Biden’s Day One Executive Actions:“President-elect Biden’s policies from Day One hurt American workers and our economy. Killing the Keystone XL pipeline and rejoining the Paris Agreement will eliminate good-paying jobs. This virtue signaling comes at the expense of... 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 $975,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the launch of the Aerospace Mechanic Training School at Marshall University. This program will assist with supplying needed jobs to the aerospace industry and will help create new job opportunities and attract private investments to Cabell County.“The state of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the below statement on the D.C. Circuit’s ruling against the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule—a commonsense alternative to the Obama-Biden era Clean Power Plan (CPP):“The D.C. Circuit’s striking down of the ACE Rule today—timed by the panel’s liberal majority for the last full day of the Trump... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement ahead of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday:“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a fervent advocate for justice and equality, while always subscribing himself to principles of peace. Now more than ever, we must heed the example that Dr. King set for us, as we work towards a more unified country. We continue to honor the legacy of Dr. King through our thoughts and actions as we... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) today announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) has modified the definition it uses of “rural” for the determination of geographic areas eligible to apply for or receive services funded by FORHP's rural health... 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 $339,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the most recent COVID-19 relief package to help West Virginia schools respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding can be used for testing, to address learning loss, and to assist schools in ways like improving air quality in buildings as schools prepare for eventual... 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 $119,346,660 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. Of the $119,346,660 appropriated for West Virginia, $103,153,083 is allocated for expanded COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, while $16,193,577... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today delivered several letters to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from groups in West Virginia that share similar concerns regarding the ability of Frontier Communications to meet the commitments required by the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction program.Following a letter Senator Capito sent last month, several interested parties in West Virginia expressed an interest in supporting Senator Capito... 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 $3,739,700 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the Supplemental Watershed Plan Brush Creek 14 in southern West Virginia. This funding is authorized by the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act and will help restore damage done to a flood control dam constructed in 1966 located in Mercer County.“We know... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement on the upcoming vote to certify the results of the Electoral College:“Americans went to the polls to carry out the most important task in our representative government—they cast ballots to choose their leaders. The opportunity we have as American citizens to control our own government remains a singular privilege.“Our Constitution makes the American people the ultimate... Read More
  • To download additional photos, click here.To download a video of Senator Capito being sworn in, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today was sworn in to the 117th Congress by Vice President Mike Pence in the United States Capitol. Senator Capito took the oath of office using her father’s Bible from World War II—given to him by his grandmother, Lucy—and a Bible from her parents given to her upon graduating college.“It is... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following the announcement of several actions the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking in response to an Administrative Investigation Board’s report on patient safety issues and culture at the Clarksburg VA.“Our veterans should always feel safe and cared for at our VA hospitals. These leadership changes announced today were absolutely necessary given the unacceptable... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued a video message wishing West Virginians a Merry Christmas.Full video transcript included below:2020 will certainly be a year none of us will forget.It’s been hard.It’s been heartbreaking.It’s been ugly.It’s been a little crazy.I think I speak for everybody when I say I can’t wait for 2021.Thinking about this past year reminded of a lyric from the song “Oh Holy Night”:“A thrill of hope – the weary world... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) penned a joint op-ed for the Beckley Register-Herald highlighting the passage of their bill to redesignate the New River Gorge a National Park and Preserve. The bill passed as part of the year-end omnibus package that passed Monday night.“With proximity to major metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Richmond, Charlotte, and other major cities, the New River Gorge has the potential to... Read More