CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today visited Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia, where she received a tour of the terminal upgrades, the Airport Response Coordination Center, the U.S. Customs facility, the Woody Williams Military Flight Operations Center, and more. As the top Republican on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Capito has been instrumental in securing federal funding for security upgrades through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as well as for other maintenance and infrastructure repair projects taking place at Yeager Airport.
“Today’s visit to Yeager Airport was a reminder of how important air travel is to economic growth and the day-to-day lives of people across West Virginia. It also gave me a chance to see firsthand the significant upgrades and improvements the airport has made to both the terminal and the broader airport campus over the last few years. I was particularly excited to see the new TSA technology unit I was able to fund as chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. I was also encouraged to hear that a significant influx of travelers is expected to come through Yeager as a result of New River Gorge’s recent distinction as a National Park and Preserve. This is great news for West Virginia and our economy. As the state’s largest airport, Yeager is so important to our state, and it’s critical that everyone who flies here feels safe. I’m glad to see federal investments have helped support technology and other infrastructure investments, and I look forward to advocating for even more in the future,” Senator Capito said.
Photos from today’s visit:
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) meets with staff at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) views ongoing construction at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) talks with Yeager Airport Director Nick Keller about expansion efforts at the airport during her visit on Wedesday, March 31, 2021.
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