Press Releases

11.20.19

Capito, Peters Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Diabetes and Reduce Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) today introduced bipartisan legislation that aims to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs for individuals at risk for diabetes and save long-term care costs for Medicare. The Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act would extend Medicare coverage for medical nutrition therapy services to Americans with pre-diabetes and risk factors for developing type-2 diabetes. This legislation is similar to th… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Capito Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Americans Save on Health Costs, Improve Patient Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the independent non-profit corporation established to save Americans money on their health care costs and help patients better understand their diagnostic and treatment options. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) helps inform health care decisions by providing evidence on the effec… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Capito, Baldwin, Stabenow, Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Trade Cheating

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) today introduced the bipartisan Play by the Rules Act to crack down on unfair trade cheating from nonmarket economies like China."Fair trade rules and policies are needed to protect U.S. jobs and promote economic growth in our country," said Senator Capito. "Unfortunately, there are non-market economies that do not abide by free market forces to set p… Continue Reading


11.18.19

PHOTO: Capito, Facebook, State Officials Break Ground for Major Broadband Project

BECKLEY, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today joined state leaders and representatives from Facebook for a ceremonial groundbreaking for a major broadband project in southern West Virginia. Today's groundbreaking is a result of Senator Capito's announcement in March 2019 of Facebook's plans to build a fiber optic cable that will run through parts of West Virginia.The project is expected to result in an… Continue Reading


11.15.19

Capito, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Spur Investment in Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), introduced two bipartisan bills to help states, cities, and towns spur investment in rural broadband projects.The Rural Broadband Financing Flexibility Act, led by Senator Capito and cosponsored by Senator Hassan, would allow state and local governments to issue tax-exempt bonds to finance public-private rural broadband project… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Capito, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Increase Patient Access to Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today introduced the Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation would expand and expedite access to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services by authorizing physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to order cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation under Medicare and begin supervising this care in 2021."Fa… Continue Reading


11.12.19

Capito, Manchin Announce HUD funding for Marion 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 a grant totaling $132,152 to support the Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority (FMHA). Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). "My staff and I are very excited to hear of the Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority's successful bid for additional Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers to help disabled commu… Continue Reading


11.12.19

Capito Announces Mobile Offices in Eastern Panhandle

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced new mobile office dates throughout West Virginia for the rest of the month of November. 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 sched… Continue Reading


11.11.19

Capito Op-Ed Highlights Importance of Economic Development Investments as State Looks to Grow Economy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee, today penned an op-ed for the Charleston Gazette-Mail discussing the benefits in partnerships like the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in order to revitalize communities and grow local economies. The op-ed comes on the same day that Senator Capito will be hosting U.S. … Continue Reading


11.11.19

PHOTOS: Capito Welcomes Home Vietnam Veterans in Pinning Ceremony

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today celebrated Veterans Day with West Virginia veterans during an event in Charleston. During the event, Vietnam Veterans were presented with 'Welcome Home' pins. Veterans and their family members were also able to inquire about services Senator Capito's office offers exclusively to veterans. "For these Vietnam veterans who had not received the proper homecoming they deserved, I hope today feels like the closing of that chapter," … Continue Reading


11.11.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More than $7 Million in EDA Grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), also a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a series of economic development grants totaling $7,049,375 for eight projects throughout the state. Funding is provided by the Economic Development Administration (EDA)."When I was… Continue Reading


11.11.19

Capito Hosts EDA Assistant Secretary in West Virginia for Economic Development Announcements

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee, today hosted U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Dr. John Fleming in West Virginia for a series of economic development announcements.During the announcement this morning, Senator Capito and Assistant Secretary Fleming announced U.S. Economic Developmen… Continue Reading


11.08.19

West Virginia Delegation Urges President Trump to Designate State Funeral for Last Surviving Medal of Honor Recipient

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), with Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), wrote a letter to President Trump to urge him to designate a state funeral for the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient. The letter said in part, "Our West Virginia congressional delegation has been united in introducing bipartisan and bicameral legislation that calls for this momentous event, however the Pr… Continue Reading


11.08.19

Capito, Manchin Announce USDA Funding for Rural Development

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 two grants to support rural development in West Virginia. One grant will support Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, while the other will be used for the implementation of an ATV trail on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "It's always rewarding when funding com… Continue Reading


11.08.19

Capito Commemorates Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement in observance of Veterans Day on Monday: "Thousands of veterans have made their home in West Virginia. Our military history is such a source of pride for our state. On this Veterans Day, my hope is that our country takes a moment to remember the daily sacrifices of our veterans and their families. It is our duty to live up to those sacrifices. From the way we talk to each other to the way we disagree wi… Continue Reading


11.08.19

Capito, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Broadband Parity Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), both members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the introduction of their Broadband Parity Act, bipartisan legislation that would bring all federal broadband programs to the current definition of what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines as high-speed internet (currently 25/3 Mbps). Their bill would ensure that all communities and entities receiving fe… Continue Reading


11.07.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $300K for Community Development in West Virginia

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 $313,000 for the City of Beckley from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program to preserve and expand affordable housing options and provide assistance for low-income families. "I've been a strong advocate for the CDBG program because of the flexibility it provides… Continue Reading


11.07.19

Following ‘Alarming’ Reports of Sexual Misconduct at the VA, Capito and Ernst Call for Information to Be Brought Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In light of alarming reports detailing incidents of sexual assault and harassment at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran, called on officials to quickly bring information forward to identify gaps in the VA's policies, to prevent the reoccurrence of such incidents, and to hold perpetrators accountable.In a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, Senators Capito and Ernst called for informa… Continue Reading


11.06.19

VIDEO: Capito Explains Why Certain Regulations Prevent Manufacturers from Reducing Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today questioned experts about the Growing American Innovation Now (GAIN) Act, her legislation that would change the requirements that trigger the burdensome New Source Review regulation. "I am a proud cosponsor of the GAIN Act, which would reduce the red tape currently preventing upgrades and efficiency improvements that would serve to reduce emissions, especially at exi… Continue Reading


11.06.19

VIDEO: Capito Honors Veterans During Senate Floor Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to thank and honor veterans ahead of the Veterans Day holiday."We should thank our veterans each and every day. It is important that we pay them the respect to our veterans whenever the opportunity arises. Without their great sacrifices and dedication to defending the flag, this country would not be what it is today," Senator Capito said during her Senate floor speech.Click here or the image below to w… Continue Reading

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