Press Releases

01.03.20

Capito Statement on Death of Qassem Soleimani

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement regarding the death of Qassem Soleimani:"The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is a terrorist organization, and Qassem Soleimani has been a leader of the world's greatest state sponsor of terrorism. There is no question that Soleimani is responsible for the murders of many Americans, and he was actively plotting to kill more. Scores of U.S. soldiers died or were seriously wounded in Iraq by t… Continue Reading


01.03.20

ICYMI: Capito Provisions to Connect West Virginia Included in Appropriations Packages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Appropriations Committee, today highlighted the measures included in the recently passed spending bills to support enhanced broadband access, especially in rural areas such as West Virginia. President Donald Trump signed the FY20 funding bills on December 20, 2019.Numerous government agencies play a role in broadband deployment, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Appalachian Regional Commission (A… Continue Reading


01.02.20

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for the HIVE in Beckley

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 the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority is the recipient of a $708,300 grant to support the expansion of the HIVE entrepreneur and business assistance program in Beckley. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). "I visited the HIVE this past August with Appalachian Regional Commiss… Continue Reading


01.02.20

ICYMI: Capito’s Bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, announced that last week, President Donald Trump signed her bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act into law. Senator Capito introduced the bill with Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) earlier this year."For young women across the country, this bipartisan bill represents increased opportunities to explore STEM fields," Senator Capito said. "As more tech companies … Continue Reading


01.02.20

Capito, Markey, Collins, Van Hollen Applaud Continued Sales of Alzheimer’s Stamp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) applauded the inclusion of language in final the Fiscal Year 2020 spending package that directs the United States Postal Service (USPS) to continue selling the Alzheimer's semipostal fundraising stamp.In November, Senator Capito joined with her Senate colleagues and other members of the House of Representatives calling on the Postm… Continue Reading


12.31.19

Capito Op-Ed Reflects on Economic Growth in West Virginia, Looks Ahead to 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed today for the Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) highlights the significant economic growth in West Virginia over the last year.Recently, Senator Capito released a video highlighting various events from 2019 and her work for West Virginians throughout the past year. The video can be viewed here."Future economic growth is contingent upon fostering an environment that promotes entrepreneurship, and I am committed to continuing to su… Continue Reading


12.21.19

Capito Statement on President Trump Signing Funding Package with Miners’ Pensions Provision Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed into law two FY2020 comprehensive appropriations packages yesterday, which included the Bipartisan American Miners Act. Senator Capito introduced the legislation along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to protect the health care and pension benefits for coal miners. The Senat… Continue Reading


12.20.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $3 Million for Head Start Programs

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 $3,085,179 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs in Raleigh and Wyoming counties."It is never too early for a child to start learning," Senator Capito said. "Whether at home or in the classroom, a good education is key to a successful life. This funding will help ensure West Virginia children have … Continue Reading


12.20.19

VIDEO: Capito Highlights Accomplishments of 2019

Click here or the image above to watch the video. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued a video highlighting events and accomplishments from 2019, as well as her work for West Virginians over the past year. # # #… Continue Reading


12.20.19

VIDEO: Capito Christmas Message

Click here or the image above to watch the video. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued a video message ahead of the holidays. Full video transcript included below: Merry Christmas, West Virginia! Christmas came a little early this year for our West Virginia miners. I'm so glad we were finally able to secure both pension and health care benefits for our hard working coal miners. This was a long and hard fight, and it would not have been possible without the… Continue Reading


12.20.19

Capito, Wicker, Brown, Sinema Celebrate Senate Passage of Legislation to Promote Physical Activity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), today celebrated Senate passage of their Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act. The bipartisan proposal will require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to publish regular updates to their recommendations for physical activity, the "Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.""We know physical activity is critical to physical health … Continue Reading


12.20.19

ICYMI: Capito Provisions to Combat Opioid Epidemic Included in Appropriations Packages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Appropriations Committee, today highlighted the measures included in the recently passed spending bills to address the opioid epidemic. Yesterday, the Senate voted to pass two appropriations packages to fully fund the government.As the fight against opioids continues across our nation, especially in West Virginia, the depth and broad scope of this epidemic has been made evident. Law enforcement, court systems, health… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Capito Measures Included in Appropriations Package Benefits West Virginia and Strengthens Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today voted to pass legislation that includes four government funding measures. The bill includes FY20 funding measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce Science, Justice; Defense; Financial Services and General Government; and Homeland Security. Among the measures in the legislation is one authored by Senator Capito to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Capito Votes to Pass Government Funding Bill with Miners’ Pension Legislation Included

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted in favor of one of two appropriations packages to clear the Senate. The bill includes FY20 funding measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health And Human Services, Education And Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Le… Continue Reading


12.18.19

Capito Statement on House Impeachment Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the below statement tonight following the U.S. House of Representatives vote to impeach President Donald J. Trump:"Tonight, House Democrats did what they have promised they would do for years: impeach President Donald Trump. Since this president was elected, we have had investigation after investigation, and nothing to show. It has been made clear throughout this rushed and unfair process that this is nothing but political the… Continue Reading


12.18.19

Capito Announces Wetzel, Tyler Counties Awarded USDA ReConnect Rural Broadband Grant-Loan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced two awards through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) ReConnect program. Wetzel and Tyler Counties have been approved for a $2 million grant and $3.5 million grant/loan combination, respectively. This funding will support the construction of fiber networks that will provide broadband service to residents, businesses, and community facilities in the two countie… Continue Reading


12.18.19

Capito, Feinstein, Grassley, Durbin Introduce Bill to Stop Flow of Drugs to Pill Mills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) was joined yesterday by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) to introduce the Preventing Pill Mills Through Data Sharing Act, a bill giving the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) additional tools to hold drug distributors, manufacturers, and pharmacies accountable for identifying, reporting and stopping suspicious orders of controlled substances."Our recent history in West Virgini… Continue Reading


12.17.19

VIDEO: Capito Delivers Floor Speech on Appropriations Package

Click here or the image above to watch the full floor speech. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today spoke on the Senate floor and highlighted several key parts in the appropriations package, including the agreement reached to secure miners' pensions and health care, infrastructure, and measures to help improve our homeland security. Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee announced two comprehensive appropriat… Continue Reading


12.17.19

Capito, Jones Introduce Legislation to Help Stem Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today introduced the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act. The legislation aims to help address barriers to non-opioid pain management for those enrolled in Medicare, which will help stem the opioid epidemic across the nation. Senators Capito and Jones were joined by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)."Addressing the opioid epidemic requires a … Continue Reading


12.17.19

Capito Votes to Pass Annual Defense Authorization Bill to Support Troops, Strengthen Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting in support of the conference report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA), a bipartisan compromise combining the House- and Senate-passed versions of the NDAA. The conference report passed the Senate by an 86-8 vote and now heads to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature.The legislation, which will support our troops, strengthen the milit… Continue Reading

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