Press Releases

11.15.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Drug Treatment, First Responders

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 $747,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will support the expansion of substance abuse treatment facilities in Fayette County and assist the Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department in purchasing ambulance equipment. "One of my top priorities is ensuring that West Virginia comm… Continue Reading


11.14.18

Capito Votes for Legislation to Support, Strengthen Coast Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted to pass the Frank Lobiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act, comprehensive legislation to support and strengthen the work of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Senator Capito helped develop and advance the legislation, and as chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, she oversees funding for USCG. She issued the following statement afte… Continue Reading


11.08.18

PHOTOS: Capito Hosts Tyler County Girls Rise Up Event

SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted her second West Virginia Girls Rise Up event this month. Today's visit included a stop at Sistersville Elementary School in Tyler County, Senator Capito's 16th Girls Rise Up event since launching the program in 2015-the same year she was sworn in as the first female U.S. senator for West Virginia. During the visit, Senator Capito met with fourth and fifth grade girls to help inspire and empower the next generation of … Continue Reading


11.01.18

Capito Announces Funding to Expand Telemedicine in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $663,223 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding comes through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program and will support the expansion of telemedicine services in several West Virginia counties. Services will primarily focus on behavioral health and ensuring a continuum of care for those suffering from chroni… Continue Reading


11.01.18

PHOTOS: Capito Takes Girls Rise Up Program to Mercer County

PRINCETON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today took her West Virginia Girls Rise Up program on the road to Oakvale Elementary School in Mercer County. The visit marked her 15th Girls Rise Up event since launching the program in 2015-the same year she was sworn in as the first female U.S. senator for West Virginia. During the visit, Senator Capito met with third, fourth, and fifth grade girls in an effort to help inspire and empower the next generation of female leaders in W… Continue Reading


10.25.18

Capito, Peters Provisions Improving Opioid Treatment for Adolescents Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump has signed into law provisions based off the YOUTH Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich) to expand access to safe, effective treatment for adolescents and young adults struggling with opioid addiction. The provisions, which were included as part of broader legislation, expand an existing youth substance use disorder program to include young adults and help support the identificatio… Continue Reading


10.24.18

Capito Attends White House Signing Ceremony of Historic Opioids Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined President Donald J. Trump at the White House as he signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act into law. "Having put so much work into shaping this legislation, I was honored to be at the White House today as President Trump signed it into law," Senator Capito said. "With the president's signature, we are able to finally deliver on our promise for a robust, comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic that is pl… Continue Reading


10.24.18

PHOTOS: Capito Briefed by U.S. Coast Guard, Tours Washington by Helicopter

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today was briefed by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on their efforts in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD) to monitor the security of the airspace of the national capital region. "Today's briefing was another reminder of how lucky we are to have the Coast Guard working on so many fronts for the safety and security and the American people," Senator… Continue Reading


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

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