01.25.19

Capito Appointed to Conference Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following her appointment to serve on the conference committee to negotiate the Homeland Security Appropriations package.

“I am honored to be one of seven senators selected to serve on the conference committee to negotiate the Homeland Security Appropriations package. As chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee, I have worked extensively over the past year with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Democrats, and Republicans alike. I also crafted a bipartisan bill, which passed in June, that provided resources to meet our border security challenges, including a wall system. I look forward to engaging in discussions with my colleagues and working in a meaningful way to strengthen border security so we can provide certainty, safety, and security for all Americans.”

In addition to Senator Capito, the following senators have also been selected to serve on the conference committee: Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and John Tester (D-Mont.).

Click here to read Senator Capito’s full statement following the agreement reached to reopen the federal government.

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