Press Releases

05.01.19

VIDEO: Capito Highlights Economic Potential Created by Opportunity Zones

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the economic and investment potential created by Opportunity Zones, a key part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act the senator co-sponsored. "With the creation of the Opportunity Zones, enthusiasm is growing across the Mountain State when it comes to our economic potential," Senator Capito said. "That's really what Opportunity Zones are all about-not only driving investments today but building t… Continue Reading


05.01.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Rural Hospitals

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 $249,186 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR) through the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program. Funding will support small rural hospitals in providing affordable care to West Virginians through assisting with the purchase of equipment, software, and … Continue Reading


04.30.19

VIDEO: Capito Questions VA Officials on Range of Veterans Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today questioned Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials-including VA Secretary Robert Wilkie-at a subcommittee hearing on the department's most recent budget request and priorities. During questioning, Senator Capito asked about implementation of the Veterans Community Care Program, which can benefit veterans living in rural communities, veterans' apprenticeship and vocational … Continue Reading


04.30.19

House Passes Capito, Bennet Target Practice, Marksmanship Training Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) today welcomed passage of the House companion bill to their Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act. The legislation, which passed the Senate by voice vote earlier this month, would provide a responsible incentive for creating and maintaining public shooting ranges. "Hunting and shooting sports are important to many West Virginians as sources of recreation and economic growth," Senator Capi… Continue Reading


04.29.19

Capito, Colleagues Urge President to Support International Fuel Standards Benefiting American Energy, Reducing Global Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined a group of colleagues led by Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) in urging President Donald Trump to continue the United States' pro-U.S. energy agenda and support the implementation of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 standards for cleaner ship fuel. On January 1, 2020, the IMO will begin implementing its revised global sulfur standards on marine fuels, changing the maximum allowed sulfur content by w… Continue Reading


04.29.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Nearly $12 Million for Southern West Virginia 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 $11,869,107 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Head Start. Funding will support Head Start programs in several Southern West Virginia counties that promote educational development for pre-school age children. "A good education is the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity and success," Senator Capito said. … Continue Reading


04.29.19

PHOTOS: Capito Talks Female Leadership, Empowerment with Fifth Graders in Harrison County

STONEWOOD, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today made a stop in Stonewood to visit with fifth grade girls at Norwood Elementary School as part of her West Virginia Girls Rise Up program. This marks the first Girls Rise Up event Senator Capito has conducted in Harrison County and the 18th event since the program's launch in 2015. "I was so excited to bring my Girls Rise Up program to Norwood Elementary School today," Senator Capito said. "It's clear to me that these students a… Continue Reading


04.25.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $2.2 Million for Repairs to Brooke Pioneer Trail

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,240,543 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the repair of Brooke County's Pioneer Trail due to recent flood damage. The Brooke Pioneer Trail stretches from Wellsburg, West Virginia, to Wheeling, West Virginia, along the Ohio River and is a popular recreation area for the residents of West Virginia and visitors alike. "Followin… Continue Reading


04.19.19

Capito Easter Sunday Greeting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement in observance of the Easter celebration on Sunday: "Easter is a time of reflection and rebirth, a season of renewed faith and optimism. I invite West Virginians to pray this Easter-for our country, for those serving faithfully overseas, for our state, and for our neighbors. My prayer is that as we remember Christ's sacrifice and love for us, our actions and words reflect Him. Charlie and I wish you and… Continue Reading


04.18.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $3 Million for West Virginia Public Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s new Housing Trust Fund program to increase the supply of safe and clean public housing in West Virginia. "West Virginia communities are a great place to call home because we look out for one another," Senator Capito said. "When our neighbors are down, we lift them up, and t… Continue Reading


04.18.19

Capito Statement on Mueller Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report: "I appreciate the attorney general's efforts to be transparent by releasing the report to the public today-as well as the fact that he and his team made clear the reason for each and every redaction. While some critics will never be satisfied with any conclusion that does not implicate President Trump, Robert Mueller has done his job; and I … Continue Reading


04.16.19

Capito, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Expand Federal Law to Protect Children From Being Sold

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Led by U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced legislation to make it illegal to sell a child for any purpose, an expansion of current federal law. The Keeping Infants Domestically Safe (KIDS) Act would establish a federal law to outlaw the selling of minors for financial gain. The crime is currently only covered by a patchwork of laws enacted by … Continue Reading


04.15.19

Capito Statement on Tax Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement today on Tax Day:"West Virginia really does have an incredible story to share when it comes to the difference tax reform has made in our state. Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became law, I've heard many examples of how tax reform is creating a brighter future for our state. Now, West Virginians are able to invest in our children, in our workers, and in our small businesses. It's not only providing m… Continue Reading


04.15.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $29.8 Million for West Virginia Housing, Community 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 $29,872,972 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Funding will support state and local programs to promote community and economic development, provide affordable housing, and assist those living with HIV/AIDS. "Community development funding and programs that support housing for all West Virginian… Continue Reading


04.12.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $3 Million for Health Research, Support 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 $3,007,012 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funding will support research into Alzheimer's disease at West Virginia University (WVU) and provide resources for West Virginians living with HIV. "Promoting access to modern health care services backed by cutting-edge research can help ensure better… Continue Reading


04.12.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $1.2 Million for Flood Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced $1,284,283 for the West Virginia Division of Highways (WV DOH) District 6 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance program. Funding will support efforts to repair roads damaged as a result of flooding that occurred in February 2018. "As we have seen many times, West Virginians roll up their … Continue Reading


04.11.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Over $13.5 Million to Modernize Public Housing In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $13,523,370 for 30 public housing authorities throughout the state of West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding from HUD's Public Housing Capital Fund will help West Virginia public housing authorities develop, finance and modernize their facilities as well as their management operations. "West… Continue Reading


04.11.19

Capito, Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to Rural Hospice Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today reintroduced the Rural Access to Hospice Act, bipartisan legislation to improve seniors' access to hospice care in rural America. The bill would remove a statutory barrier in current law that inhibits seniors' access to hospice in rural communities across the country, allowing them to receive hospice care from their local trusted primary care practitioner. "In the final stages of life, it's more imp… Continue Reading


04.11.19

Capito, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Remove Unnecessary Restrictions on LNG Exports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-La.), John Kennedy (R-La.), and U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-La.), today reintroduced the License Natural Gas (LNG) Now Act to remove barriers placed on U.S. exporters so they can quickly access the market and meet the global demand of natural gas. This legislation would revamp the current system put in place by the Department of Energy (DOE) decades ago and continue market growth of U.S. LNG exports with… Continue Reading


04.11.19

Capito, Manchin Reintroduce Legislation to Promote Women’s Lung Cancer Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), today reintroduced the bipartisan Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventative Services Act of 2019. The bill would encourage more research into the prevention and treatment of lung cancer in women, particularly for those who have never smoked, and require federal agencies to evaluate and report their findings to Congress. "As lun… Continue Reading

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