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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 $749,999 from NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) for a project using 3D printers to create space technology and hardware at West Virginia University (WVU).“During a time where space exploration and scientific discovery is in the news, I am excited to see West Virginia’s continued role in... 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 $2,500,543 from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to support operating, administrative, and preventive maintenance costs in order for West Virginia University (WVU) to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “An important provision of the CARES Act was to give our universities the support they need to keep 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 three awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for projects through the West Virginia University Research Corporation. Collectively, these projects will work to digitize labs for geoscience classes, survey for radio pulsars, and study dark matter in accordance with research done at Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas... 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 $545,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to implement a state public water system supervision program. “All West Virginians deserve access to water that is clean and free of pollutants. Creating a supervision system in accordance with... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke with Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Michael Missal where she received an update on the Clarksburg VA investigation regarding Reta Mays.“I appreciate Inspector General Missal for taking the time to answer some of my questions today following Reta Mays’ guilty plea earlier this month. First and foremost, the families of these victims deserve answers. While we are making... 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 a $390,000 grant for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support a premier health-related telephone survey system on the impact of population health in West Virginia. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).“Supporting programs such as... 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 $189,561 for an opioid-impacted family support program at Northern Community College in Wheeling. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).“In one way or another, the opioid epidemic has touched us all in West Virginia. The fallout of the addiction crisis has been felt all... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) requested an update on the implementation of the Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act (Legacy Act) that was passed as part of the CARES Act in March.The Senators said in part, “As our nation continues to fight the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic, mental illness has reached epidemic levels. A recent report from the Well Being Trust projects that 75,000 people are at risk... Read More
  • MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – In an op-ed for The Martinsburg Journal, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza discussed how the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has helped stabilize millions of small businesses that were left crippled by COVID-19. The op-ed also appeared today in the Parkersburg News & Sentinel.“Tens of millions of jobs have been saved by the program—many of which would have otherwise... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation supporting the development of innovative technologies that ensure cleaner air and a healthier environment.“Working in a bipartisan fashion, I have been a champion of policies supporting carbon capture, utilization, and storage, including through direct air capture technologies and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating our nation’s addiction fight.HIGHLIGHTS:STRUGGLE TO ADAPT: “The past several months have been difficult for all of us. However, for someone in recovery, this disruption may cause them to have having a hard time keeping their treatment regimens in place. The need for social distancing does make in-person recovery meetings that are a lifeline for... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with 13 bipartisan colleagues, today introduced the Time to Rescue United States’ Trusts (TRUST) Act of 2020, bipartisan and bicameral legislation that would create a process to rescue the endangered federal trust funds and rein in the national debt.The TRUST Act of 2020 is cosponsored by Senators Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.),... 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 $2,518,080 for Head Start projects at the Fayette County Child Development Center. This funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).“As a Head Start champion, I am very pleased to see this Head Start funding coming to Fayette County,” Senator Capito said. “Head Start... 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 $377,936 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for auditory processing research at West Virginia University (WVU).“It is always welcome news to see funding head to our educational institutions like WVU to support research initiatives from HHS. In 2015, I hosted National Institutes of Health (NIH) officials in... 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 $2,158,944 for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for a Chesapeake Bay Watershed Program and the Brownfields State Response Program. This funding was made available through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and will be use to protect water quality in West Virginia.“Part of keeping West... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week joined a growing list of her senate colleagues in supporting the Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act. The legislation aims to provide a lifeline for the hardest-hit small and mid-sized businesses.“We were able to help a lot of small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program when we immediately launched the program, however, we have seen that there are... Read More
  •   Senator Capito and ONDCP Director Jim Carroll pictured today during their meeting at the Huntington Airport. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today welcomed to West Virginia U.S. Drug Czar Jim Carroll, who serves as Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The two met in Huntington where they discussed the impact of the coronavirus on drug overdose deaths. Today’s visit marks Director Carroll’s second... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Angus King (I-Maine) today announced legislation to study the impacts of telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID–19 Emergency Telehealth Impact Reporting Act of 2020, S.4289, requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assess key health care metrics, including utilization rates and hospital readmission rates, for patients who received their... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,761,045 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). “It is incredibly important that we provide the resources our medical community needs to limit the spread of infectious diseases,... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s interview, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined David Westin on Bloomberg TV’s Balance of Power to discuss how states like West Virginia are handling the coronavirus pandemic—particularly when it comes to small business relief, reopening school, and more.HIGHLIGHTS:TARGETED ASSISTANCE: “Here’s where I think we’ve done the right thing by waiting a couple of... Read More