Press Releases

01.18.19

Capito Honors Life, Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement ahead of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday:"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of history's most revered figures-and for good reason. He was a true American icon who fought bravely and tirelessly for freedom and equality, regardless of the adversity he faced. There is no question that our country is better and stronger because of his words and teachings. It is my hope that all West Virginia… Continue Reading


01.17.19

Capito to Serve as Deputy Whip for Senate Republican Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) announced that U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will continue to serve as a deputy whip for the 116th Congress. In addition to Senator Capito, several other members will serve as deputy whips, including: U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N… Continue Reading


01.17.19

Capito: West Virginians Are Strong on Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, this week appeared on Fox Business' "Cavuto: Coast to Coast" and CNBC's "Squawk Box" to discuss the partial government shutdown and the importance of providing resources to strengthen border security. "I'm the appropriator for the Homeland Security subcommittee," said Senator Capito on Fox Business. "I got $1.6 billion in a bipartisan way in June. We have commitments from b… Continue Reading


01.17.19

Capito, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Tricare Reserve Improvement Act National Guardsmen, Reservists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday joined colleagues to introduce the Tricare Reserve Improvement Act, which extends eligibility to all National Guardsmen and Reservists, regardless of their civilian occupation. Under current law federal employees who serve in the National Guard or Armed Forces Reserve are prohibited from participating in Tricare Reserve Select (TRS). This disparity creates a financial incentive for transitioning service members to take thei… Continue Reading


01.14.19

Capito Op-Ed Outlines Key Priorities for 116th Congress

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed today for The State Journal, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) outlines several priorities that she plans to tackle during the 116th Congress and highlights ways to build on the solutions she advanced during the past year."Now that the 116th Congress is underway, I'm excited to continue the good work we are doing to build on our successes and deliver meaningful results for our state and those who make it a wonderful place to call home. I've said before t… Continue Reading


01.14.19

Capito Introduces Domestic Violence Prevention, Assistance Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) have introduced legislation to aid victims of domestic violence by directing federal resources to emergency shelters, support programs, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. "With this legislation, not only are we providing greater access to domestic abuse victim services, but we are also boosting education in the hopes of preventing these horrible crimes in the future. I'm… Continue Reading


01.11.19

Capito, Bennet Reintroduce Target Practice, Marksmanship Training Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) reintroduced the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act. Opportunities for Americans to safely engage in recreational and competitive shooting have declined on both public and private lands in recent years. In response, this legislation would encourage states to develop additional shooting ranges by making more funds available to state fish and wildlife agencies through the Pittman-Roberts… Continue Reading


01.10.19

VIDEO: Capito Holds Firm on Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, this morning appeared on Fox News' "America's Newsroom" with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith to discuss current negotiations to end the partial government shutdown and the importance of providing resources to strengthen border security. "What they [Democrats] have to be willing to give is a firm commitment and a firm number," Senator Capito said. "We're not seeing that at all,… Continue Reading


01.04.19

Capito Op-Ed Reflects on 2018, Looks Ahead to 116th Congress

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed today for the Daily Mail Opinion Page of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) reflects on the events of 2018 and details how various efforts have benefited West Virginians.Recently, Senator Capito released a video highlighting various events from 2018 and her work for West Virginians throughout the past year. The video can be viewed here."[After] a year of Republican leadership both in Congress and in the White House-there was a… Continue Reading


01.03.19

Capito Announces Committee Assignments for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced her committee assignments for the 116th Congress. She will continue serving on four U.S. Senate committees-including the Committee on Appropriations; the Committee on Environment and Public Works; the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and the Committee on Rules and Administration. "I'm very excited to continue serving on these four committees, all of which deal directly with issues that are criticall… Continue Reading


12.28.18

VIDEO: Capito Looks Back at 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released a video highlighting various events from 2018 and her work for West Virginians during the past year. Click here or the image above to watch the video. # # #… Continue Reading


12.24.18

VIDEO: Capito Wishes West Virginians Happy Holidays

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released a video message ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Click here or the image above to watch the video.Click here to download the video. Full video transcript included below:Hi everyone!I don't know about you, but the holidays are always a reflective time for me.A time to look back on the past year and count the extraordinary blessings in my life.I am fortunate to have a supportive family around me, to hav… Continue Reading


12.20.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $2.4 Million to Repair Damaged Roadways

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,492,275 for West Virginia through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance grant program. Funding will assist the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) with repairs to roadways in Wayne and Wetzel counties that were damaged as a result of storms in … Continue Reading


12.19.18

Capito, Peters Introduce Bill to Improve Accessibility of Information on Using Composites in Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) yesterday introduced legislation to establish a design data clearinghouse to disseminate existing guidelines and standards for using composite materials in infrastructure projects. It would direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a data clearinghouse to disseminate guidance on composite technology in sustainable infrastructure. The bill would also direct NIST-in consultat… Continue Reading


12.17.18

Capito Op-Ed Highlights Ways to Encourage Entrepreneurship, Innovation in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an op-ed for The Dominion Post, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) highlighted efforts in West Virginia to spur economic growth, encourage entrepreneurship, and drive innovation, as well as the importance of continuing and strengthening those efforts."Future economic growth is contingent upon fostering an environment that promotes entrepreneurship, and I am committed to helping innovative startups access critical federal research dollars that will help them make th… Continue Reading


12.14.18

Senate Passes Capito Bill to Address Rising Maternal Mortality Rates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate yesterday evening unanimously passed the Maternal Mortality Accountability Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to help examine and combat the ongoing maternal mortality crisis in the United States. The bipartisan legislation she introduced with U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) now heads to President Trump to be signed into law. "Maternal mortality rates have been rising dramatically across the country, and we need to do mor… Continue Reading


12.14.18

Klobuchar, Capito Legislation to Measure Economic Impact of Broadband Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), co-chairs of the Senate Broadband Caucus, announced that the Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act has passed the Senate. While the federal government measures the economic impact of many industries, it does not produce current, reliable statistics on the economic impact of broadband on the U.S. economy. Accurate, reliable data on the economic impact of broadband is a valuable tool for policymak… Continue Reading


12.13.18

Capito, Agriculture Secretary Perdue Announce New Rural Broadband Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in announcing that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply to USDA's new program for funding to connect rural areas that currently have insufficient b… Continue Reading


12.13.18

Capito Discusses Border Security Funding on FOX News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, this morning appeared on Fox News' "America's Newsroom" with Bill Hemmer to discuss border security and current government funding negotiations. "We should be able to work this out," Senator Capito said. "But we've got to look at what's going on at the border. It's escalating. Drugs and human trafficking-this rises to the president's argument that we need more dollars in … Continue Reading


12.13.18

Senate Passes Landmark Legislation to Combat Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate yesterday evening unanimously passed the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.). The bipartisan bill would, for the first time, create a public health infrastructure across the country to combat Alzheimer's disease and preserve brain health. The BOLD Act now heads to the House of Repre… Continue Reading

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