Press Releases

01.17.20

PHOTOS: Capito Participates in Investiture Ceremony for Frank Volk

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today delivered remarks at the Investiture Ceremony for Frank W. Volk. Senator Capito recommended Volk to President Trump who announced the decision to nominate him in April 2019 for a judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia."Frank has the experience and temperament needed for this position, which is one of the many reasons I recommended his nomination to President Trump," Senator Capito said.… Continue Reading


01.17.20

ICYMI: Capito Talks U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement on FOX Business

To watch the interview, click here or the image above. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday appeared on FOX Business' Varney & Co. with Stuart Varney to discuss the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement, which President Trump signed earlier this week. Senator Capito stood alongside President Trump at the White House during the signing of the agreement."I think that the China signing was such a monumental occurrence. I think we are going to see this reflect… Continue Reading


01.16.20

Capito Votes to Pass USMCA Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted in favor of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement. The agreement passed by a vote of 89-10."USMCA gives a 21st-century update to our trading policies with Mexico and Canada," Senator Capito said. "West Virginia had $1.5 billion worth of exports to Canada and Mexico in 2018, and this much-needed revision ensures West Virginia manufacturers and transporters are treated fairly, and robust economic growth continues i… Continue Reading


01.16.20

Capito, Manchin Applaud Passage of Resolution to Honor University of Charleston Men’s Soccer Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today applauded the passage of their resolution to congratulate the University of Charleston men's soccer team for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Men's Soccer Championship at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 14, 2019. The Senate passed the resolution by unanimous consent."I am so proud of the young men and coaches of the University of Charlest… Continue Reading


01.15.20

Capito Statement on House Delivery of the Articles of Impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following the delivery of the two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump to the Senate: "After a long and useless delay, Speaker Pelosi has finally delivered the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. Now that the articles have been delivered, the Senate can move forward. By delaying the process, Speaker Pelosi confirmed that this impeachment is a partisan political exercise. Lead… Continue Reading


01.15.20

PHOTOS: Capito Joins President Trump at the White House for the Signing of the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined President Donald J. Trump at the White House as he signed the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement. Senator Capito released the below statement following the event:"Fair trade rules and policies are needed to protect U.S. jobs and promote economic growth in our country. China has been ripping us off for far too long and we want them to play by the rules, which is why I've been very involved in making sure these unfair tr… Continue Reading


01.14.20

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding to Prevent Youth Suicide

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 a grant totaling $736,000 to support the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) and their youth suicide prevention program. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Suicide is a serious issue for any state, especially among our youth. When young West Virginians turn to self-harm, … Continue Reading


01.14.20

Capito Statement on Confirmation of Peter Gaynor as FEMA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today released the below statement after voting to confirm Peter Gaynor as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator:"I've had the chance to meet with Mr. Gaynor personally, and I am confident that he will continue to be a strong partner in our efforts to address some of the most pressing issues facing our state. He has the qualifications and experienc… Continue Reading


01.13.20

Capito, Manchin Announce $75K for Workforce Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced $75,695 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for EdVenture, a workforce development program that creates opportunities for students and young entrepreneurs to find success in their community. "Hands-on experience is invaluable when preparing our students for their future careers. This funding will support young entrepreneurs as they enter the workforce and give them the skills they… Continue Reading


01.10.20

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $8 Million for Housing, Fighting Homelessness

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 $8,601,585 to multiple entities fighting against homelessness in West Virginia. Funding is provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). "Far too many individuals in West Virginia are struggling with homelessness and access to affordable housing," Senator Capito said. "These grants will help local groups on the front line… Continue Reading


01.10.20

PHOTOS: Capito Visits Yeager Airport

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today visited Yeager Airport in Charleston where she met with administrative staff, Air Traffic Control (ATC) personnel, and trainees, and toured several facilities at the airport. Senator Capito's visit comes after the recent announcement that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will continue 24-hour air traffic control operations at Yeager Airport."Yeager Airport is an economic engine in the Kanawha Valley and is vital infra… Continue Reading


01.10.20

Senate Passes Capito, Van Hollen Legislation to Boost Resources for Chesapeake Bay Conservation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced the Senate passage of their bipartisan provision to provide more resources to Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts. Their provision, originally introduced as the Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense (Chesapeake WILD) Act, creates a new $15 million grant program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support habitat restoration in the Bay region. Their proposal was include… Continue Reading


01.09.20

ICYMI: Capito Talks Impeachment Trial, Iran on FOX News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today appeared on FOX News' Your World with Neil Cavuto where she discussed the impeachment process and the situation in Iran. To watch the interview, click here or the image above. ON ELMINATION OF TERRORIST QASSEM SOLEIMANI: "I definitely think the president did the right thing, and I think it was very justified." PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND HIMSELF: "We have to hear the Articles presented by the mangers of the Ho… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Capito Introduces Resolution Praising Successful Mission to Eliminate Qassem Soleimani

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and 41 other Republican colleagues to introduce a resolution honoring the members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the successful mission that killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) and a designated terrorist. "Qassem Soleimani was a terrorist responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans," Senator Capito s… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Capito, Colleagues Condemn House of Representatives for Withholding Articles of Impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today introduced a Senate Resolution demanding that the Speaker of the House immediately transmit the two Articles of Impeachment against President Trump to the Senate.The resolution criticizes Speaker Nancy Pelosi for claiming "the power to effectively veto a resolution passed by a duly elected majority of the House of Representatives," and notes that the refusal to forward the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate is a "gross infri… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support Families Struggling with Substance Use Disorder

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)-along with Representatives David Trone (D-Md.) and Dan Meuser (R-Pa.) today introduced the Family Support Services for Addiction Act.The new legislation would create a $25 million grant program over five years to help national and local nonprofit organizations provide family support services for addiction treatment, and would empower families with the resources to help loved ones struggling with addic… Continue Reading


01.07.20

Capito, Manchin Applaud FAA Decision to Continue 24 Hour Air Traffic Control Operations at Yeager Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today applauded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) decision to continue 24-hour Air Traffic Control operations at the Yeager Airport. In October, the FAA released a memo with the proposal to cut 24-hour Air Traffic Control operations at Yeager Airport."As our state's largest airport, Yeager plays a key role in our economy and is relied on by thousands of West Virginians each year," Senator Capito s… Continue Reading


01.07.20

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Flood Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), today announced $866,675 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) through the Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant Program for flood recovery in West Virginia."An important part of making sure individuals and communities are able to fully recover from recent storms is making sure our workers have the tools necessary to get back on their feet," Senator Capito said. "This grant from the Departme… Continue Reading


01.06.20

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Maternal Opioid Misuse Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $748,650 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) programs."It is a heartbreaking reality that many expectant mothers struggle with substance abuse," Senator Capito said. "For the sake of these women and their babies, it is critical that we give them access to the comprehensive medical services they… Continue Reading


01.06.20

ICYMI: Senate Passes Capito, Manchin Bill to Improve Transparency at Clarksburg VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin's (D-W.Va.) legislation, The Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2019, passed the Senate right before Christmas. This bipartisan legislation would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit detailed reports on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers in light of the recent deaths of veterans at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center. The legislation ensures that Congress, v… Continue Reading

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