Press Releases

02.14.19

Capito Delivers Resources for National, West Virginia Priorities in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted to pass legislation that includes seven government funding measures, completing the FY2019 appropriations process. Among the measures in the legislation is one authored by Senator Capito to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. After Senate passage of the bill by a vote of 83 to 16, Senator Capito issued the following statement: "This bipartisan government funding… Continue Reading


02.14.19

VIDEO: Capito Explains How Bipartisan Funding Deal Addresses Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va), chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today spoke on the floor of the Senate to voice her support for the Homeland Security funding conference committee's bipartisan compromise legislation. "When you're working to reach an agreement, it's important to understand the difference between compromising on details and compromising on principles," Senator Capito said. "While this agreement may compromise on some of the… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Flood Recovery in Tucker County

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 $350,000 for the City of Parsons through the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Funding will support infrastructure improvements to a newly established business park that serves area businesses impacted by flooding in 2017. "When disaster strikes, West Virginians work hard to help their communities and their neighbors recover," Senator … Continue Reading


02.12.19

Capito Votes to Pass Comprehensive Public Lands Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted in support of the Natural Resources Management Act, bipartisan legislation that includes a wide range of public lands, natural resources, and water measures. Among the measures included in the bill-which passed the Senate by a vote of 92 to 8-is legislation Senator Capito co-sponsored to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). "West Virginia is fortunate to have so much natural beauty and so m… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Capito Helps Ensure West Virginia Included in National Broadband Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announcement that it is collaborating with eight states to broaden and update the national broadband availability map. The eight states-West Virginia, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah-will contribute data and other inputs to the map. "As we work to close the digital divide in rural America and other un… Continue Reading


02.11.19

Capito Announces Investment to Support Manufacturing Growth in White Sulphur Springs

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the town of White Sulphur Springs. The funding will be used to upgrade and improve water infrastructure and is expected to create approximately 82 jobs, retain 20 jobs, and spur $35.1 million in private investment."This grant goes to help a project that does so much more than create jobs. Th… Continue Reading


02.07.19

Capito Announces $8.3 Million for Flood Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced $8,308,081 for the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance program. Funding will go toward repairing roads in Marshall and Tyler counties that were damaged as a result of flooding in February 2018. "When disaster strikes, West Virginians work tirelessly to pull themselves and their neigh… Continue Reading


02.05.19

Capito Statement on State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address: "In his remarks tonight, the president once again laid out a clear vision for our nation's future while also reflecting on all that we've accomplished in the past year. Thanks to tax reform and other pro-growth policies, our economy is booming, wages are on the rise, and Americans across the country are finding jobs again. I stand ready… Continue Reading


02.01.19

Capito Column Shines Light on West Virginia Values

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In a column today for Charleston Gazette-Mail's Daily Mail WV special feature, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) reflects on some of the many things that make West Virginia a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. "Positive memories and observations about West Virginia always bring a smile to my face. It's these little stories-and their inspirations-that make me so proud to live in and serve such a spectacular place. And, they reaffirm for me what we as… Continue Reading


01.31.19

Capito Meets With Attorney General Nominee William Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after meeting with William P. Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Justice as Attorney General of the United States: "Throughout my conversation with Mr. Barr today, his dedication to and admiration for the men and women of the Justice Department were obvious. I also believe that his experience serving as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush makes him well… Continue Reading


01.31.19

Capito, Manchin, McKinley, Mooney, Miller Request State Funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) drafted a letter with Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.-1), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.-2), and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.-3) to President Trump, requesting a single state funeral for the last World War II Medal of Honor recipient. The West Virginia congressional delegation wishes to honor the patriotism and bravery of West Virginia's own Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams and all the other brave men and wom… Continue Reading


01.30.19

VIDEO: Capito Outlines Priorities During Conference Committee Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today addressed the joint Senate-House conference committee on the FY2019 Homeland Security appropriations measure, encouraging fellow conferees to work together respectfully to achieve the committee's goal: find a bipartisan solution that addresses the needs of the Department of Homeland Security, prevents another partial government shutdown, and strengthens border … Continue Reading


01.29.19

Capito to Chair EPW Transportation, Infrastructure Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) today issued the following statement after being appointed chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee: "Infrastructure has always been a critical bipartisan priority because of how important it is to mobility and prosperity, and I'm excited to be a leader in advancing our country's transportation and infrastructure priorities. Rebuilding and improving infrastructure is about m… Continue Reading


01.29.19

Capito Asks USDA to Extend Application Deadlines for New Rural Broadband Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, requesting he extend by one month application deadlines for the department's new ReConnect program. Through the ReConnect pilot program, which Senator Capito played a role in announcing last month, USDA is making available up to $600 million in loans, grants, and loan-grant combinations to help build out broadband infrastructure in rural America. "Th… Continue Reading


01.25.19

Capito Appointed to Conference Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following her appointment to serve on the conference committee to negotiate the Homeland Security Appropriations package."I am honored to be one of seven senators selected to serve on the conference committee to negotiate the Homeland Security Appropriations package. As chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee, I have worked extensively over the past year with the U.S. Departmen… Continue Reading


01.25.19

Capito Statement on Agreement to Reopen the Federal Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following President Donald J. Trump's announcement regarding a deal reached to reopen the federal government:"I am pleased the president has reached a deal to end the partial government shutdown so our federal employees in West Virginia and across the country can get back to work. I am grateful to them and their families for all they do every day on behalf of our nation. I look forward to the work o… Continue Reading


01.24.19

Capito Votes for President’s Proposal to Reopen Government, Strengthen Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement after voting in support of the End the Government Shutdown and Secure Our Borders Act, President Trump's proposal to end the partial government shutdown and strengthen border security. The proposal, which includes Senator Capito's bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, failed to advance by a vote of 50 to 47, not meeting the required 60-vote threshold. "I was proud to vote in support of … Continue Reading


01.19.19

Capito Statement on President Trump’s Offer to End Shutdown, Secure Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement after President Trump announced his latest offer to end the partial government shutdown and secure our borders:"The president continued to show leadership today and an honest desire to reopen the government while also strengthening border security. He made a good faith offer that includes important priorities for both Republicans and Democrats. As I've said from the beginning, that's the kind of… Continue Reading


01.18.19

Capito Co-sponsors Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing ‘National Mentoring Month’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday co-sponsored a bipartisan Senate resolution recognizing January 2019 as "National Mentoring Month." The purposed of the resolution is to raise awareness of the power of mentors to help young people determine their goals and reach their full potential.The resolution recognizes the benefits of mentoring, as well as mentoring programs, and volunteers who serve as mentors. It also highlights the positive effects having a mentor… Continue Reading


01.18.19

Capito Introduces Bill to Exempt Trafficking Survivors’ Restitution from Federal Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday co-sponsored the Human Trafficking Survivor Tax Relief Act (S. 169), which would exempt civil damages, restitution, and other monetary awards given to human trafficking survivors from federal income taxes. Led by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), other co-sponsors include Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). "During Human Trafficking Awareness month, I'm proud… Continue Reading

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