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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA), bipartisan legislation to support our troops, strengthen the military, and enhance national security. Several provisions Senator Capito supported were included in this legislation and will benefit West Virginia.Senator Capito issued the below statement after the Senate passed the NDAA by a vote of 86-14.“Now more than ever, it is... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate last night unanimously passed the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to phase out harmful large mesh drift gillnets utilized in the federal waters off the coast of California, the only place the nets are still used in the United States.In 2018, California passed a four-year phase out of large mesh drift gillnets in state waters... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today introduced the U.S. MADE Act of 2020 to decrease United States dependence on countries like China for critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our health care providers.“One of our biggest takeaways from coronavirus is that we really need to reassess our medical supply chain. It’s so important that we take every opportunity to buy American made... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday announced that the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act now has 18 cosponsors, with more expected to come in the following days. Senator Capito was one of the original cosponsors of this legislation.“PPP has been a lifeline for small businesses in West Virginia. As the pandemic continues, we’re making tweaks that improve the program and help keep employers and employees... Read More
  • To watch Senator Capito’s questioning, click here or the image above.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today participated in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing entitled “Protecting Americans from COVID-19 Scams.”Given West Virginia’s aging population, Senator Capito has worked extensively to protect vulnerable populations from coronavirus scams, including cosponsoring the CEASE Act, legislation that... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and her colleagues today sent a letter to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, urging him to oppose another wind production tax credit (PTC) extension.“The wind production tax incentive was originally intended by Congress to support a technology that was too expensive in its early stages. It was supposed to be temporary in order to... 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 $499,975 for the Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention Simulation Education Training Program at Fairmont State University. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).“Nurses play such a vital role in our communities, especially right now during the COVID-19... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Beckley ARH Hospital will receive $9,750,000 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will provide financial support due to hardship created by the coronavirus outbreak. In total, HHS announced today that they will begin distributing $10 billion in a second... Read More
  • HINTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today returned to Bluestone Dam to participate in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for phase 5 of the dam’s rehabilitation project. As a member of both the EPW and Appropriations committees, Senator Capito has played a key role in supporting this... 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 $1,910,421 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for maternal and child health services in West Virginia through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and for research for mothers and children at West Virginia University (WVU).“The mothers and children of our state deserve access... 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 $840,973 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will support mental health and substance use services in Parkersburg and Huntington and a West Virginia University (WVU) study on youth tobacco use. “The addiction and substance abuse crisis has touched everyone in West Virginia,” said... 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 $113,437 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards and Employee Health Policy Initiatives under the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).“Our DHHR provide so many important services to the people of West Virginia. It is... 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 $579,603 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support two research projects through the West Virginia University Research Corporation.“WVU continues to be recognized for its excellence in research across the higher education community,” said Senator Capito. “It is always welcome news to see NSF grants heading... 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 $300,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Marshall University through the CARES Act to boost Marshall’s support for regional economic development strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“The COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous pressure on our economy in West Virginia. As a result, we must... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following the news that U.S. Attorney Bill Powell has charged former Clarksburg VA Hospital employee Reta Mays with seven counts of murder and one count of assault with intent to murder:“Our veterans should always feel safe and cared for at our VA hospitals. Period. The situation at the Clarksburg VA was sickening and deeply troubling. It is unacceptable in any setting. My heart breaks... Read More
  • KERENS, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today joined West Virginia Secretary of Transportation Byrd White, Deputy Secretary and Acting Commissioner of Highways Jimmy Wriston, and others in Kerens where she received an update on the Corridor H construction project. Throughout her time in Congress, Senator Capito has made the Corridor H project a top priority and... 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 $2,276,620 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support stroke research at West Virginia University (WVU).“Over the years, there have been few programs as impactful to West Virginia as the National Institute of Health (NIH)’s Institutional Development... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In an op-ed for The Elkins Inter-Mountain, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, discussed how her efforts through her senior role on the EPW Committee have been critical to securing West Virginia’s future infrastructure funding and completing Corridor H. The op-ed comes ahead of Senator Capito’s visit to a portion of Corridor H today where she... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. –U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced an additional $3 billion from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for safety net hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 9, 2020, HHS allocated $25 billion to safety net hospitals after receiving a bipartisan letter from Senators Capito and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) calling for financial support. This funding will provide additional... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today joined West Virginia Secretary of Transportation Byrd White, Deputy Secretary and Acting Commissioner of Highways Jimmy Wriston, and others in Mason and Putnam counties where she received an update on the U.S. Route 35 construction project, which has long been a priority of Senator Capito’s since she was... Read More