Press Releases

09.19.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $11.3 Million for Water, Wastewater 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 $11,325,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding comes through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program and will go toward improving water and wastewater service across West Virginia. "The quality of basic services like clean drinking water often relies on investm… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1.5 Million for Naloxone Access

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 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,567,184 to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the expansion of Naloxone distribution to emergency medical services agencies and West Virginia State Police."Too many families have experienced the pain of losing a loved one to an overdose," Senator Capito … Continue Reading


09.18.18

Capito Supports Critical Funding Measure, Secures Resources for West Virginia Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted to pass a government funding agreement that includes two bills-the Department of Defense Appropriations Act and the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LaborHHS) Appropriations Act. The measure also contains a provision to continue funding through Dec. 7 for departments and agencies not funded through other appropriations legislation before the… Continue Reading


09.18.18

VIDEO: Capito Highlights Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the recent passage of landmark legislation to combat the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released a video highlighting the severity of the drug epidemic in West Virginia and how the Senate is working to address the problem. The Senate overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Opioid Crisis Response Act last night by a vote of 99 to 1. Click here or the image above to watch Senator Capito's video.Video and audio can be downloaded by cl… Continue Reading


09.17.18

Capito Votes to Pass Legislation Strengthening Efforts to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted in support of the Opioid Crisis Response Act, comprehensive legislation to strengthen the fight against the opioid epidemic through a wide range of efforts. The Senate passed the bipartisan bill-which includes numerous provisions based on legislation Senator Capito introduced or co-sponsored-by a vote of 99 to 1. Senator Capito issued the following statement after the vote: "West Virginia has had to deal with the devastat… Continue Reading


09.17.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Department of Justice Research Funding for WVU

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 $178,080 for West Virginia University (WVU) through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Funding comes through the NIJ's Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes program. "WVU and our state's other higher education institutions continue to perform research that informs pu… Continue Reading


09.17.18

Capito, Peters Provisions Improving Opioid Treatment for Adolescents Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate today passed provisions based off the YOUTH Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Minn.) to expand access to safe, effective treatment for adolescents and young adults struggling with opioid addiction. The provisions, which passed as part of broader legislation, expand an existing youth substance use disorder program to include young adults and will identify best practices for overcoming barrie… Continue Reading


09.13.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $130K for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

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 West Virginia University has been granted $130,037 by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to support mental health and substance abuse treatment programs."Nurses and other health care professionals are on the frontlines confronting substance abuse and other mental health issues," Senator Capito said.… Continue Reading


09.13.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $4.6 Million for West Virginia Airports

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 $4,636,911 through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Funding will support development projects at airports in Barbour, Kanawha, Marion, and Wayne counties."Access to a variety of transportation options-including air travel-is critical to economic development and the day-to-day lives of West Vi… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Capito Votes to Pass Key Funding Measure Benefiting West Virginians

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted to pass a government funding agreement that includes three different bills-the Energy and Water Appropriations Act; the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Act; and the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act. The measure passed the Senate by a vote of 92 to 5. "By passing this agreement, we have taken a major step forward… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1.6 Million to Prevent Violence Against Women

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 $1,626,768 for the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services through two grants from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women. Funding will help develop and strengthen law enforcement and prosecution efforts to combat violent crimes against women, as well as support services for victims of sexual assault… Continue Reading


09.11.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1.3 Million for Green Bank Observatory

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 $1,345,903 for the Green Bank Observatory (GBO) through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Associated Universities Inc./National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Funding will support a laser ranging measurement system on the Green Bank Telescope. This will increase the available u sable time of the telescope by as much as 1,000 hours an… Continue Reading


09.11.18

Capito Announces Fall Academy Days

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced she will host four "Academy Days" this fall for West Virginia students interested in learning more about admission to U.S. service academies and available Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships. Members of Senator Capito's staff will be available at each event to provide information on nominations to the following academies: Air Force, Coast Guard, Military/Army, Naval, and Merchant Marine."Each year I … Continue Reading


09.11.18

Capito Statement on Anniversary of 9/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:"Today, we remember the innocent people, first responders, and military personnel that were lost on this day 17 years ago. Despite the sadness and devastation caused by the attacks, it was an event that united Americans across the country more than ever. West Virginians know that kind of unity well, which is why I'm so proud to call our sta… Continue Reading


09.07.18

Capito, Manchin, Colleagues Introduce Nuclear Energy Leadership Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation to boost nuclear energy innovation and ensure advanced reactors can provide clean, safe, affordable, and reliable power to meet national and global energy needs. Led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), additional co-sponsors include Senators James Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.… Continue Reading


09.06.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1.3 Million for WVU Health Research

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 $1,384,000 for West Virginia University (WVU) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funding will support research intended to help reduce health disparities among West Virginians and analyze the effectiveness of telehealth programs."Health professionals work every … Continue Reading


09.06.18

During U.S. Open, Capito, Kaine, Warner, McEachin, Scott Commemorate Arthur Ashe on 50th Anniversary of Historic Win

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Congressmen Donald McEachin (D-Va.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) announced their plans to introduce bicameral resolutions to commemorate Arthur Ashe, a Richmond, Virginia, native, on the 50th anniversary of his historic win at the 1968 U.S. Open Tennis Championship. The resolution honors Ashe's humanitarian contributions to civil rights, education, the movement against apartheid in S… Continue Reading


09.06.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $1.1 Million for McDowell County Water Project

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 $1,180,000 for the McDowell County Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will go toward Phase II of the Elkhorn Creek water project, improving potable water service in the Towns of Kimball and Northfork and the City of Keystone, as well as several other communities, thr… Continue Reading


09.05.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $4.1 Million for Emergency Preparedness, Substance Abuse Treatment

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 $4,178,254 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funding comes through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and will improve the ability of West Virginia's health care system to respond to emergencies, as well as s… Continue Reading


09.04.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $2.6 Million to Improve STEM Education

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 $2,694,300 for members of the First2 STEM Success Alliance in West Virginia, a consortium focused on increasing retention and graduation rates among first generation, rural undergraduate students majoring in the STEM fields. Funding comes through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPS… Continue Reading

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