Press Releases

05.15.19

Senate Commerce Committee Advances Two Capito Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)-a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee-today voted during a committee markup to advance two pieces of legislation she recently introduced-the Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act and the Building Blocks of STEM Act. The committee approved both bills unanimously. "The [Senate Broadband Caucus] has been working hard to highlight the lack or the difference in rural broadband that many of us have… Continue Reading


05.15.19

Capito, Gillibrand Introduce Bill to Require Drinking Water Standard for PFAS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), members of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today introduced the Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish an enforceable standard under the Safe Drinking Water Act for per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. PFAS are a group of thousands of manufactured ch… Continue Reading


05.15.19

Capito, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Improve Mental Health Care in Emergency Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act, legislation to improve the way patients receive care for mental illness in emergency departments. The bipartisan bill would establish a competitive grant program for emergency departments to adopt more collaborative and connected mental health care models and deploy new technology to better connect patients with appropriate re… Continue Reading


05.15.19

Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Assist Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)-along with U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.)-introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill to support family caregivers across the country."As someone who helped care for both of my parents who passed away following their battle with Alzheimer's, I saw firsthand the emotional and physical toll it can take on individuals … Continue Reading


05.15.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Opioid Response in Rural Communities

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 $600,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funding comes through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program and will support planning for prevention and treatment efforts in rural communities across West Virginia."West Virginia has been hit hard by… Continue Reading


05.14.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $2.2 Million for Rural Water Infrastructure

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 $2,225,000 for the Washington Pike Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. This rural development investment will be used to upgrade and replace infrastructure that serves approximately 1,383 customers. The funding will help provide an emergency water supply, … Continue Reading


05.14.19

VIDEO: Capito Highlights Need for Better, More Accurate Broadband Coverage Maps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted a Senate Broadband Caucus event to highlight the need for better, more accurate broadband coverage maps. In addition to opening remarks by Senator Capito, a co-chair and founder of the caucus, and fellow co-chairs Senators Angus King (I-Maine), John Boozman (R-Ark.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), the event featured a panel discussion with public- and private-sector leaders on challenges and solutions related to broadband … Continue Reading


05.14.19

VIDEO: Capito Honors Service and Sacrifice of Law Enforcement During National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to honor the service and sacrifice of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and thanked them for their efforts to keep communities across the country safe."Tomorrow, the 38th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service will honor 158 law enforcement heroes from across the nation who were killed in the line of duty in 2018. We all mourn the loss of these brave men and women. I was proud… Continue Reading


05.13.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Rural Airport Funds for Runway Improvements

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 $18 million for two West Virginia airports through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Funding will support runway improvements and rehabilitation. "My roles on the Appropriations, Commerce, and Environment and Public Works Committees give me unique insight into rural infrastructure and a seat at the table as we work to repair, rebuil… Continue Reading


05.13.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for WVU Neuroscience Clinical Trials

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 $178,421 for West Virginia University (WVU) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funding will support clinical research related to neurological disorders. "Earlier this year, I visited the WVU and saw the amazing research being conducted there," Senator Capito said. "I'm so glad HHS recognizes their tremendous effo… Continue Reading


05.13.19

Capito Joins EPA Administrator Wheeler for Minden Environmental Cleanup Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in Minden, West Virginia, today to announce EPA is adding seven sites to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) where releases of contamination pose human health and environmental risks-including the Shaffer Equipment/Arbuckle Creek area. The NPL includes the nation's most serious uncontrolled or abandoned releases of contamination. The list serves as the… Continue Reading


05.10.19

Capito, Manchin Congratulate West Virginia’s Top Youth Volunteers of 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today congratulated Quinn Raffo of Craigsville and Chloe Orecchio of Weirton for receiving the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award alongside 100 other extraordinary, service-minded young Americans. "I'm so impressed with Quinn and Chloe's passion for giving back. Improving your community is a priceless gift that reverberates to so many around you, whether it's cleaning up litter or feeding hungry stud… Continue Reading


05.10.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $2.6 Million for Cancer Prevention in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,691,530 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will support cancer prevention and control initiatives around the state of West Virginia. "Unfortunately, it seems everyone has a cancer story - a parent, sibling, or friend who has been affected," Senato… Continue Reading


05.10.19

PHOTOS: Capito, IBM Discuss Female Empowerment With Hampshire County Students

KEYSER, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today teamed up with several senior IBM staff members for a day focused on female empowerment and STEM education. Eighth grade students from Capon Bridge Middle School and Romney Middle School-both in Hampshire County-traveled to Mineral County for the event, which combined Senator Capito's Girls Rise Up program and IBM's CyberDay4Girls series. While this marks the second Girls Rise Up event Senator Capito has conducted in Mineral Count… Continue Reading


05.10.19

Capito, Tester, Hassan Introduce Bill to Address Rise in Drug, Substance Abuse on College Campuses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined with Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) to introduce the Healthier Students for Stronger Campuses Act, bipartisan legislation to combat rising rates of the misuse of drugs and other substances on college campuses. The bill would help fund substance misuse prevention and treatment initiatives at colleges and universities-particularly those in rural areas. "My state has been especially hard-hit by our natio… Continue Reading


05.09.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Hatfield-McCoy Trails

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 $678,344 for the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Funding will expand the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System through the addition of 185 miles of trails in Lincoln, McDowell, and Wyoming counties. "The tourism industry has taken off in southern West Virginia as thousands of peopl… Continue Reading


05.08.19

Capito Votes to Confirm Reed as Head of Ex-Im Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting to confirm Kimberly A. Reed, a West Virginia native, to serve as president of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States. Reed was confirmed by a vote of 79 to 17, making her the first woman and the first West Virginian to lead the Ex-Im Bank. "Through her devotion to rural America and our country's small businesses, Kim has proven that she is an excellent choice to lead the Ex-I… Continue Reading


05.03.19

VIDEO: Capito Outlines Work on Alzheimer’s Legislation, Research Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), spoke on the Senate floor to outline efforts she is leading to help individuals living with Alzheimer's, their caregivers, and the many Americans facing a future diagnosis and to share her personal experience with the disease. "Like so many Americans, I have felt the impact of this disease. I lost both of my parents to Alzheimer's disease … and I understand the difficulties that caregivers and families have as they're trying … Continue Reading


05.02.19

Capito, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Measure Economic Impact of Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), co-chairs of the Senate Broadband Caucus, reintroduced the Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act to help improve connectivity across the country. The bipartisan legislation would require the Bureau of Economic Analysis in consultation with the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Technology to conduct a study of the effects of broadband deployment and the digital economy on the… Continue Reading


05.02.19

VIDEO: Capito Chairs Hearing on Border Security, Other DHS Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today presided over the subcommittee's hearing to consider the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget request and priorities. Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan provided testimony and answered questions from committee members-including questions on border security, the White House's recent supplemental appropriations request, and personnel shortages. "I kn… Continue Reading

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