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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national announcement that water sources in Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Vienna contain the chemicals PFOA and PFOS at levels higher than previously recommended for public water systems. “We’re very concerned for the residents of Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Vienna in light of the new drinking... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, helped secure support for several West Virginia priorities in the agriculture appropriations bill that passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today. She issued this statement following the bill’s unanimous passage: “This wide-ranging agriculture appropriations bill is good for West Virginia. It addresses issues I have strongly advocated for,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement applauding the Senate’s passage of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MILCON-VA) Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017 and an amendment providing $1.1 billion to help address the Zika virus: “We... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Congressional Co-Chair of Infrastructure Week, wrote an op-ed in The Hill today explaining why infrastructure matters. From broadband to energy deployment, Senator Capito highlights West Virginia’s infrastructure challenges and highlights the need to close America’s infrastructure investment gap. “From electricity and internet, to pipes and ports, infrastructure is an interconnected web that reaches into... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Congressmen David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins met with U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams today to discuss the challenges facing West Virginia’s economy. The delegation came together to push for additional funding through the Economic Development Administration. The delegation issued this joint statement following the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) proudly welcomed 25 Veterans from West Virginia to the nation’s capital for the sixth “Always Free Honor Flight.” The Veterans’ trip to Washington, D.C. included a tour of the Capitol and visits to the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial. “Many of the veterans on today’s trip were visiting our nation’s capital for the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that a total of $1,281,473 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been awarded to the Monroe County Health Center. This funding will be used to help cover the costs of caring for underinsured or uninsured patients, as well as attracting, recruiting and retaining highly qualified medical professionals. “I’m pleased this funding is... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that a total of $20,831,405 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded to 11 West Virginia health centers. This funding will be used to help cover the costs of caring for underinsured or uninsured patients, as well as attracting, recruiting and retaining highly qualified medical professionals. “Health centers throughout the Mountain... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced a $697,600 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for West Virginia nonprofit and art organizations. The funding will be used to preserve the Mountain State’s cultural heritage and expand opportunities for residents to experience and participate in the arts. “West Virginia is rich with history and culture, and I believe it is important to keep our... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement praising today’s passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. The Senate approved the bill on 90-8 vote: “As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I am proud that we were able to get this bill across the finish line and secure funding for key West Virginia priorities like fossil energy research,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that a new federal Tactical Diversion Squad (TDS) will soon come to Clarksburg to help combat the prescription drug epidemic across West Virginia. Established by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), tactical diversion squads use Special Agents, Diversion Investigators, and a variety of state and local law enforcement agencies to crack down on illegal drug trafficking, including “doctor... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced that the Elkins Volunteer Fire Department will receive $200,000 under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will go toward operations and safety improvements at the station. “The Elkins Volunteer Fire Department and its selfless firefighters play a critical role in keeping the Elkins community safe. They deserve... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced $5,285,486 in federal funding for six health centers throughout West Virginia. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), these grants will help approximately 10,776 patients in need. The funding will be used to renovate and update facilities in order to accommodate more patients and increase access to care. “In West Virginia, local health centers are... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that West Virginia University (WVU) was awarded $402,416 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through a competitive grant program known as the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The program awarded a total of $15.6 million in grants to various colleges throughout the country to encourage their education and research efforts to strengthen rural... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Angus King (I-Maine) today led a bipartisan letter calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update broadband speed definitions for the Community Connect Grant Program. Earlier this month, USDA upped broadband speed requirements for the Broadband Access Loan Program to 10mbps, while Community Connect was only upped to 4mbps. Both programs provide much-needed support for enhancing broadband in rural... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced legislation that would increase support for a National Guard program that helps local law enforcement and community organizations address the heroin and opioid pandemic. The Shaheen-Capito bill will extend the availability of funding for the National Guard Counterdrug Program from one to three years. This program provides local law enforcement with highly-trained analysts to support their... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) have introduced the Working Families Relief Act, legislation that would make it easier for working families to access childcare for their children. “As working mothers ourselves, we know firsthand the importance of giving families flexibility and options to balance their careers and personal lives,” said the senators. “The Working Families Relief Act will make it easier for small... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced upcoming mobile office hours throughout West Virginia during the month of May. Members of Senator Capito’s staff will be available to meet with constituents and assist with casework or other issues they may be experiencing with federal agencies. Upcoming Mobile Office Hours: Monday, May 211:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Clay County Nutrition Site184 Precious Maysel RoadClay, WV 25043 12:00 p.m. – 1:00... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Angus King (I-Maine) introduced a bipartisan bill to examine the rising rate and treatment costs of neonatal abstinence syndrome or NAS, a withdrawal condition in newborns often caused by the prenatal use of opioids in pregnant women. The Nurturing and Supporting (NAS) Healthy Babies Act will expand our knowledge of NAS and how to care for NAS babies. The legislation directs the U.S. Government... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today introduced the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016, legislation that would update how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) addresses ozone requirements in the Clean Air Act. “This commonsense legislation provides a needed update to the way the EPA releases new ozone standards. Communities in West Virginia and across the country are struggling to comply with a never ending stream... Read More