Press Releases

11.06.19

Capito Announces $20 Million for Critical Infrastructure in Kanawha, Putnam Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today announced $20,000,000 through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants. Funding will support the West Virginia Department of Transportation with widening over three miles of Interstate 64, including the Nit… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Capito, Manchin, McConnell Introduce the Bipartisan American Miners Act to Secure Pensions and Healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), today introduced the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, legislation to secure our nation's retired miners pensions by shoring up the 1974 Pension Plan, which is headed for insolvency due to coal company bankruptcies and the 2008 financial crisis, and ensuring that the miners who are at risk due to 2018 and 2019 coal company bankruptcies will not lo… Continue Reading


11.05.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $227K to Address Infectious Disease Consequences of the Opioid Crisis

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 $227,381 in funding through the Health and Human Resources (HHS) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Funding will be used to address infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis, such as HIV or Hepatitis, in West Virginia through increased testing and li… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $750K to Prevent Youth Substance Use Disorder in West Virginia

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 $750,000 through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) grant from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). This funding will support efforts across West Virginia to prevent youth substance use disorder. "The White House Office of National Drug Policy has been a great partner in focusing on community-based support. W… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Capito Conveys Continued Support for Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted in favor of a procedural measure to move forward with consideration on four FY2020 government funding bills: the Department of Defense Appropriations Act; the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act; the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Act; and the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Act. The measure did not advance by a vote of 51 to 41. Th… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Capito Supports Senate Passage of Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted in favor of passage of the first appropriations package to clear the Senate. The bill includes FY20 funding measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban … Continue Reading


10.30.19

VIDEO: Capito Marks One Year after SUPPORT Act Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor highlighting how the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act has helped West Virginia-and the rest of the nation-combat the opioid epidemic. The SUPPORT Act was signed into law one year ago. "We realized after CARA that while we did great with money for rehab facilities and helping our first responders with NARCAN and other more immediate problems, there were other things that we didn't focus on that … Continue Reading


10.29.19

Capito Announces Constellium’s Ravenswood Facility Awarded $9.5M DoD Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced Constellium's Ravenswood facility in Jackson County is the recipient of a $9.5 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) to to modernize and upgrade their 144-inch mill for cold rolled aluminum, allowing the company to optimize their armor plate production. "This is fantastic news for Constellium and Jackson County," Senator Capito said. "It's clear DoD sees the… Continue Reading


10.29.19

Capito Op-Ed Highlights Progress in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed for the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today highlights how the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, also known as the SUPPORT Act, has helped West Virginia cope with the aftermath of the opioid epidemic since being signed into law one year ago. Last Thursday marked one year since President Donald Trump signed the legislation into law.As a leader in the Senate fighting against the opioid epidemic, Senator Capito played… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Capito Announces $3 Million Reimbursement for Yeager Airport Slope Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced a grant totaling $3,191,183.12 for Yeager Airport. The funding is a reimbursement from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after the slope failure from 2015. "As chairman of the subcommittee which funds FEMA, I've been working with FEMA Region III Administrator Mary Ann Tierney on this for some time," Senator Capito said. "This funding comes afte… Continue Reading


10.25.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1.7 Million for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure 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, today announced $1,780,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for improvements in water and wastewater infrastructure in McDowell and Clay Counties. This funding will be used for sanitary sewer improvements and the replacement of two water storage tanks."From highways to water pipes, modern infrastructure is essential," Senator Capito said. "As ch… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Capito, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Service Members, Veterans with Eating Disorder Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined her colleagues yesterday in introducing bipartisan legislation to expand eating disorder treatment access for U.S. service members, veterans, and their dependents.Studies have found that 16 percent of female veterans have or have had an eating disorder and 20 percent of female adolescent dependents of a service member are at risk for an eating disorder. Eating disorders have the second highest mortality rates of any mental hea… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding to Support Maternal and Child Health Services

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 $877,630 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to support maternal and child health services across the state. Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Mothers in rural areas often lack access to proper pre-natal care," Senator Capito said. "In a time when maternal mo… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $800K for Economic 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 Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $800,000 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen and diversify West Virginia's economy by increasing the number of jobs and the support of capital investments through expansion of SustainU, a Coalfield Development Corporation company based in Morgantown. SustainU is a clothing company focused on changing th… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Capito, Markey Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Educational Opportunities for Visual and Hearing-Impaired Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) yesterday reintroduced bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act to ensure that visual and hearing-impaired students receive the best education possible.The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act would improve the effectiveness of education and services for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind. The l… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Capito, Republican Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined a group of her Republican colleagues in introducing the Restoring, Enhancing, Strengthening, and Promoting Our Nation's Safety Efforts (RESPONSE) Act, legislation containing provisions to reduce mass violence and make communities safer."The RESPONSE Act is full of proactive, commonsense measures that will empower law enforcement and schools to better prevent mass shootings," Senator Capito said. "At the same time, by exp… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Capito, Manchin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Extend Funding for Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) urging long-term funding of community health centers (CHCs). The letter, which was cosigned by 25 senators, calls for immediate passage of the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act of 2019, which would reauthorize… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Capito, Senators Introduce Growing American Innovation Now Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), to introduce S.2662, the Growing American Innovation Now (GAIN) Act. The GAIN Act reforms the New Source Review (NSR) program under the Clean Air Act. The bill provides greater regulatory certainty about when facility upgrades require a permit. The program in its current form was identified as a… Continue Reading


10.23.19

PHOTO: Capito Participates in First Lady’s Roundtable Discussion on Historic Opioid Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by First Lady Melania Trump on the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. As a leader in the Senate fighting against the opioid epidemic, Senator Capito played a heavy hand in shaping much of the bipartisan legislation. Thursday marks one year since President Donald Trump signed this legislation into law."Having put so much work into shaping this legislation, I was honored to be… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Capito, Cardin Introduce Legislation to Improve Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today introduced the Assuring Quality Water Infrastructure Act of 2019. The legislation aims to improve infrastructure asset management on the part of small public water systems."Small water systems are losing money with every ounce of water wasted," Senator Capito said. "This legislation woul… Continue Reading

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