CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) wrapped up another productive week in West Virginia—which included stops in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Wetzel, Raleigh, and Kanawha counties. Throughout the week, she visited with constituents, small business owners, teachers, students, and community leaders.
“From Hancock County to Raleigh County and many towns and communities in between, it was great to meet so many West Virginians and see how our work in Washington is helping people back home,” Senator Capito said. "Whether it was learning how employees at Leslie Equipment are keeping more of their hard-earned dollars because of tax reform or how health care professionals are looking to ramp up efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, I am excited about the progress our state is making. I am confident that West Virginia’s brightest days are ahead and look forward to taking all of this feedback back to Washington so we can continue moving our state forward."
Highlights from the week include an economic development announcement, roundtable discussions with health care professionals and small businesses owners, and events focused on workforce development and veterans. Senator Capito also hosted NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson for visits to local elementary schools as part of her Girls Rise Up program.
Photos from the week are available below.
Senator Capito joins community leaders and government officials in Weirton to announce several economic development grants for West Virginia.
Senator Capito and NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson speak to several members of the Madison Elementary School student council before touring the school.
During a medal presentation at the Beckley VA Medical Center, Senator Capito presents Mildred Walker with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of her late husband, World War II veteran Chester Walker.
During a stop on Wednesday in Raleigh County, Senator Capito tours Leslie Equipment’s Beaver facility after discussing tax reform and growth with employees.
During her visit to the Goodwill Prosperity Center in Kanawha County, Senator Capito speaks with participants of the digital skills training program, made possible by a partnership between Google and Goodwill Industries International.
Senator Capito meets members of the West Virginia Air National Guard before a Yeager Airport groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday.
Senator Capito speaks with an employee of Homer Laughlin China Company in Hancock County last week.
Additional photos are available here.
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