Press Releases

12.12.18

Capito Statement on Trump Administration’s Action on Opportunity Zones

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued a statement following a White House event touting Opportunity Zones, a federal program designed to incentivize investment in disadvantaged communities, and President Trump's signing of an executive order aimed at creating opportunity in distressed areas: "Opportunity Zones can be a game changer for West Virginia and a way to drive economic growth in the parts of our state that need it most. Investors have the chance to … Continue Reading


12.12.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $4.4 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 $4,437,159 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 Hancock, Lincoln, Monongalia, and Ohio counties that were damaged as … Continue Reading


12.12.18

VIDEOS: Capito Presents New River Gorge Bill to National Parks Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today discussed her bill, the New River Gorge National Park Designation Act, at a National Parks Subcommittee hearing, explaining how it would expand economic opportunities and encourage tourism in the New River Gorge area. "The New River Gorge serves as a great source of pride for my state of West Virginia and is a driver of our state's tourism industry," Senator Capito… Continue Reading


12.11.18

Capito Votes to Pass Final Senate-House Farm Bill Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted in support of a final Farm Bill compromise, which includes measures she introduced to improve access to rural broadband and to address wastewater challenges faced by rural communities. The Senate passed its original version of the Farm Bill in June by a 86-11 vote and passed the final compromise measure today by a 87-13 vote. "In addition to supporting our farmers and ranchers, the final Farm Bill compromise includes many… Continue Reading


12.11.18

VIDEO: Capito Stresses Importance of Delivering Needed Border Security Resources

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the increasing need for funding to better secure the U.S.-Mexico border. After demonstrating how the situation at the border is escalating, she called for a bipartisan solution that will provide the Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement personnel the resources necessary to strengthen border security and keep … Continue Reading


12.06.18

Capito Announces $40 Million for Critical Transportation Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $40,000,000 through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants. Funding will support the West Virginia Department of Transportation with two specific projects: a bypass around Berkeley Springs that includes construction of the Fairview Connector; and the construction of approximately 10 miles of a fo… Continue Reading


12.01.18

Capito Statement on Passing of President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement following the death of former President George H.W. Bush: "I am so saddened to hear of President Bush's passing. He was an incredible public servant, statesman, and American. He loved this country and spent his entire life working to protect and promote the principles and ideals we value most. I feel very honored to have known him, and I feel even more appreciative of everything he did for our country. M… Continue Reading


11.30.18

Capito, Peters Introduce Bill to Help Communities Attract Workers & Alleviate Student Loan Debt

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and today introduced legislation to help attract recent graduates to communities that have experienced population loss or have high poverty rates. The bipartisan bill will help expand post-graduation scholarships, which are grants awarded by community foundations to recent graduates to pay down their student debt if they live and work in regions with unmet need. "As West Virginia continues to experience econo… Continue Reading


11.28.18

Capito Nominates 31 West Virginians for Admission to U.S. Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced U.S. Service Academy nominations for 31 qualified high school seniors from 20 counties in West Virginia. A board chosen by Senator Capito reviewed each nominee's application, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations."Each year, I have the honor and privilege of nominating West Virginia's best and brightest to our nation's prestigious service academies. It is truly one of the most important responsibilities I h… Continue Reading


11.21.18

VIDEO: Capito Wishes West Virginians a Happy Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following video ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday: Click here or the image above to watch Senator Capito's Thanksgiving video.Video and audio can be downloaded by clicking here. Full video transcript included below:As we join together with family and friends this Thanksgiving, we are reminded of our many blessings.We are so blessed to live in a state full of tightknit towns and caring people.I am so thankful to call… Continue Reading


11.20.18

Capito Statement on 50th Anniversary of Farmington Mine Accident

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement observing the 50th anniversary of the Farmington Mine disaster: "Seventy-eight souls were lost on November 20, 1968. Many of the men had families of their own, with wives and children who would be forever changed as a result of the disaster, and West Virginians throughout our state shared in their grief. In our state's close-knit communities, the heartache felt by one family is felt by all. Coming o… Continue Reading


11.15.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Drug Treatment, First Responders

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 $747,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will support the expansion of substance abuse treatment facilities in Fayette County and assist the Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department in purchasing ambulance equipment. "One of my top priorities is ensuring that West Virginia comm… Continue Reading


11.14.18

Capito Votes for Legislation to Support, Strengthen Coast Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted to pass the Frank Lobiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act, comprehensive legislation to support and strengthen the work of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Senator Capito helped develop and advance the legislation, and as chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, she oversees funding for USCG. She issued the following statement afte… Continue Reading


11.08.18

PHOTOS: Capito Hosts Tyler County Girls Rise Up Event

SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted her second West Virginia Girls Rise Up event this month. Today's visit included a stop at Sistersville Elementary School in Tyler County, Senator Capito's 16th Girls Rise Up event since launching the program in 2015-the same year she was sworn in as the first female U.S. senator for West Virginia. During the visit, Senator Capito met with fourth and fifth grade girls to help inspire and empower the next generation of … Continue Reading


11.01.18

Capito Announces Funding to Expand Telemedicine in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $663,223 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding comes through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program and will support the expansion of telemedicine services in several West Virginia counties. Services will primarily focus on behavioral health and ensuring a continuum of care for those suffering from chroni… Continue Reading


11.01.18

PHOTOS: Capito Takes Girls Rise Up Program to Mercer County

PRINCETON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today took her West Virginia Girls Rise Up program on the road to Oakvale Elementary School in Mercer County. The visit marked her 15th Girls Rise Up event since launching the program in 2015-the same year she was sworn in as the first female U.S. senator for West Virginia. During the visit, Senator Capito met with third, fourth, and fifth grade girls in an effort to help inspire and empower the next generation of female leaders in W… Continue Reading


10.25.18

Capito, Peters Provisions Improving Opioid Treatment for Adolescents Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump has signed into law provisions based off the YOUTH Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich) to expand access to safe, effective treatment for adolescents and young adults struggling with opioid addiction. The provisions, which were included as part of broader legislation, expand an existing youth substance use disorder program to include young adults and help support the identificatio… Continue Reading


10.24.18

Capito Attends White House Signing Ceremony of Historic Opioids Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined President Donald J. Trump at the White House as he signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act into law. "Having put so much work into shaping this legislation, I was honored to be at the White House today as President Trump signed it into law," Senator Capito said. "With the president's signature, we are able to finally deliver on our promise for a robust, comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic that is pl… Continue Reading


10.24.18

PHOTOS: Capito Briefed by U.S. Coast Guard, Tours Washington by Helicopter

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today was briefed by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on their efforts in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD) to monitor the security of the airspace of the national capital region. "Today's briefing was another reminder of how lucky we are to have the Coast Guard working on so many fronts for the safety and security and the American people," Senator… Continue Reading


10.22.18

Capito Op-Ed Highlights How Local Efforts Contribute to Combatting Opioid Crisis

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - In an op-ed for the Martinsburg Journal, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) explains how the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which is expected to be signed into law this week, will help tackle the opioid epidemic, as well as how West Virginia-specifically the Eastern Panhandle's-experiences with the drug crisis helped shape the comprehensive legislation. Senator Capito's op-ed follows her recent visit to the Eastern Panhandle, where one of her stops includ… Continue Reading

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