Press Releases

07.25.19

Capito, McConnell Introduce Legislation to Improve Infrastructure, Encourage Development in Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) today introduced three bills that would help build and improve transportation infrastructure and encourage economic development in Appalachia: the Appalachian Regional Commission Reauthorization Act, which is also cosponsored by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker… Continue Reading


07.24.19

West Virginia Delegation Urges President Trump to Declare Federal Disaster After West Virginia Flash Floods

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.-1), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.-2), and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.-3) today wrote to President Trump to express their full support for Governor Jim Justice's request for a federal disaster declaration for the state of West Virginia. On June 29th, flash floods and evacuations took place throughout five counties in West Virginia producing up to five inches of rain. The letter s… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Capito Votes to Confirm Dickson as FAA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting to confirm Stephen M. Dickson to serve as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Senate approved his nomination by a vote of 52 to 40. "As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, I've had the opportunity to meet and speak with Mr. Dickson on a number of occasions, and each time, I've been impressed with his knowledge and expertise. It's clear that his many year… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $446,000 for Air Quality 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 $446,716 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Particulate Matter 2.5 Monitoring Program. This program helps monitor and evaluate the air quality in West Virginia. "By helping to monitor air quality, this grant will help ensure the air in West Virginians stays as clean a… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Senate Commerce Committee Advances Capito Legislation

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 the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, legislation she co-sponsored and amended to improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps. The legislation includes several provisions Senator Capito authored and were part of her Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA), which she introduce… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Capito Votes to Confirm Esper as Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting to confirm Dr. Mark Esper to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense. The Senate approved his nomination by a vote of 90 to 8. "Dr. Esper is a proven leader with an exceptional record of service to our country, and that's exactly the kind of secretary we need at the Department of Defense. Dr. Esper's experience and character make him incredibly qualified to serve in this crit… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $194,000 for New River Gorge Regional Development Authority

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 $194,672 from the U.S. Economic Development Agency (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program for the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA). This funding will support the Country Roads Access Network, an initiative that provides capital investment for early-stage businesses and an educational component designed to spu… Continue Reading


07.22.19

Capito Announces $9.4 Million to Support Expansion of West Virginia Route 2

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today announced $9.4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support construction expanding West Virginia Route 2. The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant was awarded to the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) for the widening of Route 2 to four lanes between Proctor and… Continue Reading


07.19.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding to Support Rural Residency Programs

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 a $747,528 Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD) grant for the West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation. Funding will be awarded over a three-year period and will support the creation of new rural residency programs. West Virginia is one of 21 states that will receive this funding, which was awarded through the Health Res… Continue Reading


07.19.19

Capito Announces Mobile Offices in Pendleton, Grant, Hampshire Counties

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced new mobile office dates throughout West Virginia for next week. Members of Senator Capito's staff will be available to provide constituents one-on-one assistance with casework and other issues they may be experiencing with federal agencies. Appointments are not required but are encouraged, and they can be made by visiting Senator Capito's mobile office page on her website.Mobile office schedule for July 22 - 25, 201… Continue Reading


07.18.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More than $1.5 Million for Maternal, Child Health Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,530,232 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This funding will benefit maternal and child health services throughout West Virginia."Sadly, the United States suffers from high maternal mortality rates, particularly in rural areas, and t… Continue Reading


07.17.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More than $4 Million for West Virginia Airport Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,134,446 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Charleston Yeager Airport and North Central West Virginia Airport. This funding will help with runway rehabilitation, improvement of airport drainage and purchasing new snow removal and deicing equipment. "West Virginia's airports are important to our state's families, to… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Capito, Cantwell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Guarantee Equal Pay for American Athletes Competing on the Global Stage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) today introduced the Equal Pay for Team USA Act, a bipartisan plan to ensure equal pay for Americans who represent our country in global athletic competitions, like the World Cup or the Olympics. Currently, men and women can be paid differently for representing Team USA in the same sport. "The skill and success of the U.S. Women's Natio… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $568,000 for 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 grants totaling $568,000 to support water and waste disposal projects in the Midland and Bluewell Public Service Districts. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "I'm glad we can support our rural water public service districts with this funding," Senator Capito said. "These grants will not only expand potable water… Continue Reading


07.15.19

PHOTOS: Capito Joins Interior Secretary at Canaan Valley

DAVIS, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to tour the construction of a new multi-use facility at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and meet with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) employees and refuge stakeholders. "Securing funding for this new visitor center was a big priority of mine for a long time, and I'm thrilled to see this effort finally coming to completion," Senator Capito said. "From attracting n… Continue Reading


07.15.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Marshall University Research

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 of $444,000 to support Marshall University's heart and vascular diseases research. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "West Virginia universities continue to garner attention and support because of their dedicated research," Senator Capito said. "Because West Virginia suffers from higher rate… Continue Reading


07.15.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Approval of Trade Adjustment Assistance Application for Luke Mill Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) application for Verso was approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL)."The communities that have kept Luke Mill running since 1888 shouldn't be left in the lurch," Senator Capito said. "That's why I've been working with my colleagues in West Virginia and Maryland to make sure the former workers of Luke Mill are treated fairly and are able to get bac… Continue Reading


07.11.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $1 Million for WVU Scholarships

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation. The funding will support 120 annual scholarships to approximately 40 students pursuing B.S. degrees in computer and information sciences with specialization in cybersecurity. "This grant not only supports students, but it is … Continue Reading


07.11.19

Capito, Female Colleagues Invite U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team to Meet During Visit to Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito yesterday joined her female Senate colleagues to invite the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to meet with the women of the Senate during the team's upcoming visit to the Capitol. "We believe on a bipartisan basis that your model of unity, diversity, and passion should be something that is consistently celebrated and emulated," the senators wrote. "In honor of your accomplishments, in recognition of your victory, and in acknowledgement of the … Continue Reading


07.11.19

Capito, Schatz, Moran, Tester Urge FCC to Improve Accuracy of Broadband Coverage Maps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Brian Schatz (D- Hawai'i), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.)-all members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee-today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take specific, concrete steps to improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps. Their letter to Chairman Ajit Pai encourages the FCC to look at legislative proposals introduced recently in Congress that include reforms requiring wire… Continue Reading

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