Press Releases

07.10.19

VIDEO: Capito Discusses Efforts to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight ways that she and colleagues are working to lower prescription drug costs and why those efforts are so important to West Virginians. "[West Virginia has] some of the highest rates in the nation for heart disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis; and while there are many non-pharmaceutical steps people are taking to prevent, for many, their prescription medicine is t… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Capito, Baldwin Champion Bipartisan Reform to Improve Palliative, Hospice Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) today reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA)-bipartisan legislation to grow, improve, and sustain the palliative care and hospice workforce to keep pace with patient need and to help improve the well-being of Americans with life-threatening illnesses and their families."Having served as a caregiver for my parents living with Alzheimer's disease, I understand how im… Continue Reading


07.10.19

VIDEO: Capito Looking Out for Rural States in Highway Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee's Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today questioned transportation experts about how rural states like West Virginia can best benefit from the reauthorization of the federal highway bill. She also asked about bridge infrastructure-critical infrastructure that has been neglected in years past. "We have quite a few deficient bridges," Senator Capito said. "Wha… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $8.4 Million for Vaccines, Hospital Preparedness Across 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 $8,434,399 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This funding will help provide immunizations for children across West Virginia and prepare hospitals for emergency situations. "Local and state governments are on the front lines in dealing with various t… Continue Reading


07.09.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $16.4 Million for Head Start and Fatherhood Reentry Programs Across 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 $16,467,418 for Head Start and fatherhood reentry programs across West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Studies have shown the benefits of a stable home and good education with regards to a child's future success," Senator Capito said. "While individual circumstances may differ, we should attempt to… Continue Reading


07.08.19

PHOTOS: Capito Hosts First Lady Melania Trump, Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, today hosted First Lady Melania Trump and Acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan in Huntington to show how West Virginia is developing innovative solutions to fight the opioid epidemic. The day included a roundtable discussion led by Senator Capito, the First Lady, and Acting Secretary McAleenan with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) … Continue Reading


07.03.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $2.6 Million for Clean Water Across 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 $2,622,856 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. This funding will go towards cleaning and protecting bodies of water throughout West Virginia and will also update technology and underground storage tanks."Under the model of cooperative federalism, states play an essen… Continue Reading


07.03.19

VIDEO: Capito Independence Day Message

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released a video statement wishing West Virginians a happy Independence Day. Click here or the image above to watch Senator Capito's video. Transcript We all know the story. 243 years ago, 13 British colonies declared themselves free and independent. 243 years ago, the world saw the birth of a nation founded on one idea: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by thei… Continue Reading


07.02.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $713,000 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 $713,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Norton Harding Jimtown Public Service District and the Tyler County Public Service District to repair and replace water infrastructure. "Whether it is broadband or a water line, dependable infrastructure is essential for providing basic services to West Virginians," Senator Capito… Continue Reading


07.02.19

PHOTOS: Capito Celebrates Renaming of Fairmont NASA Facility After Katherine Johnson

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Jim Bridenstine at a ceremony to rename the NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) facility in Fairmont after West Virginia native and famed mathematician Katherine Johnson. The IV&V facility, originally founded in 1993 to contribute to the safety and success of NASA's highest-profile missions, was renamed in Johnson's honor as a resul… Continue Reading


07.01.19

PHOTOS: Capito, Labor Secretary Acosta Visit BridgeValley Community and Technical College

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to discuss the award of $4 million in apprenticeship grant funding to the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education during a visit to BridgeValley Community and Technical College. Senator Capito and Secretary Acosta toured the college and participated in a roundtable discussion with Sarah Armstrong Tucker, chancellor of the West Virginia Community and Te… Continue Reading


07.01.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $3.8 Million for Head Start 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 $3,881,164 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Head Start programs throughout Central West Virginia and Greenbrier County. "Head Start programs help ensure young West Virginians have a strong foundation to begin grade school. Our students today are the future of our state, and they deserve every available resource to ensu… Continue Reading


07.01.19

PHOTOS: Capito Hosts FCC Commissioner Carr for Visit Focused on Telehealth, Broadband Access

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr in West Virginia for a series of telehealth demonstrations and a roundtable discussion with local leaders focused on expanding access to broadband and improving connectivity in the state. "Because West Virginia is such a rural state, it's harder for many individuals living in more remote communities to access health care services. Telemedicine is one way … Continue Reading


06.28.19

Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Fight Rural Poverty, Create Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.)-along with U.S. Representatives Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and Jason Smith (R-Mo.)-yesterday introduced the Rural Jobs Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would build on the success of the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) by bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment to some of the poorest rural communities in America."The New Markets Tax Credits… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Capito Introduces Legislation to Increase West Virginia Economic Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today introduced S. 2023, the FAST Fix Act of 2019, legislation to level the playing field for rural states to better compete for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards. The legislation is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), and John Kennedy (R-La.). The FAST Fix Act will reform the Small Business… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Capito, Bipartisan Cosponsors Announce Senate Passage of Fentanyl Sanctions Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined a bipartisan group of colleagues led by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to announced the passage of the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which passed the Senate this afternoon by a vote of 86 to 8. The senators' bill would hold China and other countries accountable for their commitments to crack down on prod… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Capito Carbon Capture Bill Passes the Senate in Defense Authorization Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate today passed S. 383, the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Senator Capito first introduced this legislation in March 2018. The USE IT Act supports carbon utilization and direct air capture research. The bill also supports federal, state, and non-governmental collaboration in the construction and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) … Continue Reading


06.27.19

Capito, Carper, Barrasso PFAS Measure Included in Senate-Passed NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A measure introduced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW); Tom Carper (D-Del.), the top EPW Democrat; and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of EPW, to address the risks and challenges associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) today passed the Senate as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA). "I'm also so proud that this legislation includes language I au… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senate Passes Annual Defense Authorization Bill to Support Troops, Strengthen Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA), bipartisan legislation to support our troops, strengthen the military, and enhance national security. The legislation also includes bipartisan language Senator Capito authored and secured in the bill to address the risks and challenges associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and ensure Americans have access to clean drinki… Continue Reading


06.26.19

Capito Introduces Legislation to Create Oversight of SBA Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) introduced S. 1975, the Small Business Investment Improvement Act of 2019, legislation to create oversight of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program and facilitate more early stage capital to small businesses. The legislation is cosponsored by U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Under curr… Continue Reading

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