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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 $5,568,607 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) health center cluster grant program. This funding will provide support and resources for health centers across West Virginia.“Health centers continue to provide essential care to many West Virginians, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is crucial... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday joined Governor Jim Justice and others in congratulating the winners of the West Virginia Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry Award. Senator Capito delivered live remarks during the virtual ceremony, which recognizes a company’s first sale to a new country in the previous calendar year. During yesterday’s ceremony, 30 small and medium-sized businesses were recognized for sales to... Read More
  • WESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today visited the new Mountaineer Food Bank facility in Weston. Senator Capito has worked through her role on the Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure Mountaineer Food Bank can continue their valuable work, especially as the coronavirus pandemic has put additional strain on the already-busy operations.“Since the onset of the pandemic, food banks have played a critical role in supplying families in need,”... 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 $40,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the Mountain Line Transit Project in Morgantown. This funding is made available through DOT’s competitive Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) grant program and will promote innovative approaches to improve financing, system design, and... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today attended the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony of a new EC145e helicopter to serve the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) and Southern West Virginia. Senator Capito, CAMC Executive Vice President/CFO Jeff Sandene, and HealthNet CEO Clinton Burley all delivered remarks before taking a tour of the new aircraft. The EC145e helicopter will be based in Beckley in support of CAMC.The EC145e helicopter will feature... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In an op-ed for The Wheeling Intelligencer, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) honored the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and highlighted how she is carrying the legacy of the suffragists forward. Senator Capito is the first female U.S. Senator in West Virginia’s history and is one of 26 female senators serving in the Senate today.The written reflection originally appeared in a special project for the Smithsonian American Women’s... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, joined colleagues in calling for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to delay a scheduled furlough at the agency beginning at the end of this month using funds from within their present budget. A bipartisan and bicameral group of members of the relevant authorizing and Appropriations Committees authored a letter to show support for the... 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 $898,778 and four Per Diem Only (PDO) grants from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) for community organizations to assist homeless veterans in West Virginia. This funding is made available through the VA’s Grant Per Diem (GPD) program and will provide transitional housing and supportive services for homeless veterans... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded the Trump administration’s efforts to increase recreational access on public lands. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced the historic opening and expansion of over 850 hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 147 national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries. This rule is the single largest expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities... Read More
  • DAVIS, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Kate MacGregor and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director Aurelia Skipwith in West Virginia for a tour of the new LEED-certified visitor center and headquarters facility at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Today’s stop follows Senator Capito’s visit to the facility construction site with Interior Secretary David Bernhardt last... Read More
  • Click here or the image above to watch the briefing. CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday joined Governor Jim Justice, Congressman Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), West Virginia health leaders, and other officials for the governor’s latest daily press briefing regarding West Virginia’s COVID-19 response. Prior to the briefing, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Debora Birx participated in a roundtable discussion with Senator Capito... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R-W.Va.) today welcomed White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx to West Virginia. During the visit, Senator Capito, Governor Justice, Congressman Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), and Dr. Birx participated in a roundtable discussion on West Virginias response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   State and local leaders, as well as medical professionals, educators, 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 $1,385,777 for pollution prevention, pipeline safety, and hazardous materials emergency preparedness in West Virginia. This funding is made available through both the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  “West Virginia is recognized around the world for its... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today proudly announced that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will have a long standing presence at Summit Point.With the departure of the U.S. State Department from Summit Point, as well as the need for increased training and administrative space at CBP, Chairman Capito was able to connect these entities. Training activities will include firearms... 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 $2,144,602 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) for community development projects in Parkersburg and Charleston.“It is such great news that HUD is continuing their commitment to West Virginia by providing funding to help further develop communities in our... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and their colleagues today sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to urge the department to continue providing flexibilities to schools and sponsoring organizations for school meals and child nutrition.“As the school year begins, the challenges brought on by the COVID emergency... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) along with Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) led a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues in a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma requesting CMS make all recommended vaccines accessible to Medicare beneficiaries.Under current law, Medicare immunization coverage varies by vaccine. Some vaccines, like those that protect against influenza 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 a total of $2,981,528 in awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to West Virginia University Research Corporation and Marshall University Research Corporation. Respectively, these awards will help support efforts to increase the number of students in STEM fields, advance research in gravitational measurement, deepen 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 $5,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. in West Virginia.“West Virginia is a state rich with culture and history. Arthurdale is a great example of the history that is preserved in the Mountain State, and I’m glad to see NEH undertaking this initiative. I look forward to... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump requesting that the federal government continue to cover one hundred percent of the cost share for the West Virginia National Guard’s (WVNG) response to the coronavirus pandemic under Title 32 orders.“Since being activated under Title 32 orders, the WVNG has played a pivotal role in the state’s response to the pandemic. In addition to distributing personal... Read More