WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today participated in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal and priorities. The hearing featured testimony from five members of the president’s Cabinet: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
During the hearing, Senator Capito thanked the secretaries for the administration’s focus on rural communities and broadband infrastructure and spoke with Secretary Perry about the benefits of establishing an ethane storage hub in Appalachia, a project she has championed and helped advance.
For a video of Senator Capito’s questions and remarks, click here or on the image below.

03-14-2018 Commerce Infrastructure Hearing PLAY

Senator Capito has long advocated for the development of an Appalachian natural gas liquids market and has led the effort to establish a regional storage and transportation hub in the region. In 2016, she introduced a measure? to study the feasibility of this project. In July, when Energy Secretary Perry accepted her invitation to visit West Virginia, Senator Capito made the project a topic of emphasis, convening a roundtable discussion to highlight its benefits. Since then, she has helped coordinate discussions among the Trump administration, state and local officials, business leaders and other stakeholders to attract attention and investment to bolster West Virginia’s energy infrastructure.
Today’s hearing was the second infrastructure-focused hearing Senator Capito participated in this week. More information—including witness testimony and an archived webcast—is available here.

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