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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • 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 $7,262,424 for non-profits across West Virginia to help combat veteran homelessness. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) in fiscal year 2021, which begins on October 1.“Our veterans have sacrificed so much so we are... 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 $400,000 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) to West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation. This funding will support an occupational health and safety training program in Appalachia.“It’s great to see this funding coming into West Virginia... 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 $2,328,783 from U.S. Department of Education (ED) to support TRIO’s Support Services Program at several West Virginia institutions. This funding is made available through the department’s competitive Student Support Services Program.“Our students across West Virginia have been steadfast throughout the... 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 $14,119,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve water service in West Virginia communities.“USDA’s Rural Development initiatives play such an important role in rural states like West Virginia. It is crucial that we give our communities the resources they need to be successful and provide basic services... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week introduced a bill to provide certainty for critical infrastructure project sponsors utilizing the nationwide permit (NWP) program in light of recent conflicting federal court decisions. Co-sponsors of this bill include Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Thom... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,149,720 to restore Coonskin Park in Kanawha County from damage that occurred during the 2016 flood. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will help... 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 $3,778,006 for housing authorities across West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding comes through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.“As we continue to battle the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded the passage of the Composite Standards Act—legislation she introduced with Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.). The bill would establish a design data clearinghouse to disseminate existing guidelines and standards for using composite materials in infrastructure projects. Specifically, it would direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a data clearinghouse to disseminate guidance... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today participated via Skype in a Commerce Committee hearing providing oversight of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC is tasked with protecting consumers of all ages across a wide range of industries, while also ensuring that those industries and their marketplaces remain vibrant.HIGHLIGHTS:PROTECTING CHILDREN ONLINE: “In 2015, I launched my West Virginia Girls Rise Up program to encourage young women to take on leadership... 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 $2,948,456 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modify, improve, and rehabilitate airports across West Virginia. A portion of these funds were allocated in the CARES Act.“As we continue to create economic growth in West Virginia, we must expand the capabilities and quality of our... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (ENR), sent a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig urging them to amend the IRS’s safe harbor guidance to allow carbon capture, utilization and sequester projects an... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday joined John Roberts on FOX News’ Bill Hemmer Reports to discuss the state of negotiations on the next coronavirus relief package.HIGHLIGHTS:MISSED OPPORTUNITY: “Well, you know, disappointing to me was last week when one of our members, Martha McSally, offered a week extension of the $600 extra benefit on unemployment just to get us to this point where we can, you know, allay the fears of people who are on it…the Democrats... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today introduced an amendment to the unemployment package that provides funds for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Programs like SAMHSA have been instrumental in helping to combat the addiction crisis.Unfortunately, ­across the nation, drug overdose deaths are rising amid the coronavirus pandemic, negating... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined her colleague U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in introducing an amendment for consideration to the impending coronavirus relief package. The amendment would provide additional funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).“Supporting NIH’s efforts to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 is critical in this public health battle. This novel coronavirus continues to evolve, and giving our... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today introduced the COVID-19 Hospice Respite Care Relief Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation that would expand Medicare’s hospice respite care benefit during a public health crisis. Specifically, the legislation would give the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) the authority to allow hospice patients to receive respite care at home and for longer periods of time during any public... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,332,338 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Violence and Injury Prevention Program: Overdose Data to Action through West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The Overdose Data to Action program helps collect data to better prevent and respond to overdose deaths in West... 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 the opportunity for Belington Community Medical Services Association to apply for $1,000,000 in funding under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). This funding will help support and expand opioid use prevention programs, recovery services, and enhance rural residents’ ability to access treatment and move... 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 $388,450 for the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) competitive High Priority (HP) grant program. This funding will support improvement projects at the West Virginia DMV and maintain innovative technology.“Our DMV provides many services critical to our... 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 $10.1 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to protect downtown businesses from flooding, spur growth in a critical industry sector, boost workforce training efforts, and provide critical infrastructure needed to support business growth. This funding will create and retain more than 2,500 jobs and spur $69... 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 funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support research initiatives at both West Virginia University (WVU) and Marshall University. WVU will receive $218,640 for imaging enzyme activity by Overhauser-enhanced MRI, and Marshall will receive $444,000 for heart and vascular diseases research.“WVU... Read More