Press Releases

09.16.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Opioid 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 a grant of $500,000 for the Jackson County Health Department to aid first responders. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Jackson County Health Department is already doing incredible work on the frontlines of the opioid crisis," Senator Capito said. "This additional funding will help them continue t… Continue Reading


09.13.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $9.2 Million to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in 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 $9,276,233 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for health centers, universities and state programs across West Virginia to combat the opioid epidemic. "This is great news for several health center across the state," Senator Capito said. "In rural communities, many individua… Continue Reading


09.12.19

Capito Includes West Virginia Priorities in First FY2020 Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today participated in a markup of the first FY2020 government funding measures, helping to advance bills that would provide resources for critical West Virginia priorities. The committee approved the Department of Defense Appropriations Act by a vote of 16 to 15 and the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act unanimously. Earlier this summer, with Senator Capito's support, Con… Continue Reading


09.12.19

Capito, Manchin Pass Senate Resolution Commemorating Wheeling’s 250th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced passage of their resolution to commemorate Wheeling, West Virginia's, 250th anniversary. Senators Capito and Manchin both spoke on the Senate floor following unanimous passage of the resolution. "In so many ways, Wheeling represents the American Dream," Senator Capito said. "From its founding by Ebenezer Zane to its current role as an important transportation hub, Wheeling's rich history is … Continue Reading


09.11.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $3.5 Million for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

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, announced $3,555,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for water and wastewater infrastructure in Doddridge and Hardy counties. This funding will provide quality and dependable potable water and fire protection services to residences in Doddridge County and extend water services in Hardy County. "Readily-available clean and potable water is … Continue Reading


09.10.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Millions in Community, Economic Development Grants

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 several rural development grants to address various needs in multiple communities across the state, from helping purchase vehicles to securing microloans for small businesses. Funding is provided through by the U.S. Economic Development Agency (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "It's great to see this funding support central … Continue Reading


09.10.19

Capito Announces High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Designation for Fayette County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced the designation of Fayette County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Senator Capito wrote to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) earlier this year to encourage the designation, and ONDCP Director Jim Carroll called her today ahead of the official announcement. "This is great news for Fayette County and all of the efforts to fight the opioid epidemic there," Senator Capito said. "A HIDTA … Continue Reading


09.06.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Dam Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a total of $277,019 to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to aid repair of dams classified as "high hazard potential." Funding is made possible by FEMA's Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potentia… Continue Reading


09.05.19

Capito, Blunt, Cole Visit U.S.-Mexico Border to Assess Funding Needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chairman of the Senate Labor/Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S. Representative Tom Cole (R-Okla.), ranking member of the House Labor/Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, returned yesterday evening from a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. The group toured a number of facilities in the Rio Grande V… Continue Reading


09.04.19

Capito Announces More Than $35 Million to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a total of $35,384,899 to West Virginia to combat the opioid epidemic. President Donald Trump also announced these grants at the White House this afternoon.The first grant for $28,027,511 was awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of its State… Continue Reading


09.03.19

Senate Republicans Send Unified Message Against Democrats’ Court-Packing Threat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and all Senate Republicans last week in sending a letter to the Supreme Court of the United States condemning Democrats' recent threats to pack the Supreme Court. "There is no greater example of the genius of our Constitution than its creation of an independent judiciary … But judicial independence is under assault. Democ… Continue Reading


08.30.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Scholarships for University of Charleston STEM Students

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 $648,409 to fund four-year scholarships to 12 students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in data science, computer science, biological sciences, chemistry, and dual biology-chemistry programs at the University of Charleston (UC). Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). "What an amazing gift for 12 lucky and … Continue Reading


08.28.19

Capito Announces Agreement Between Marshall University, HSI to Combat Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced a finalized contract between Marshall University and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Marshall may receive up to $4.25 million to develop and implement a tool to aid HSI in investigating, disrupting, and dismantling crimina… Continue Reading


08.23.19

PHOTOS: Capito Concludes Week of Economic Development Visits Across West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today concluded a week of visits and events around West Virginia-including stops in Raleigh, Kanawha, Cabell, Wetzel, Wood, and Monongalia counties. Throughout the week, she met with constituents, small business owners, students, community leaders, and federal officials, focusing largely on efforts to create jobs, drive growth, and encourage development in the state."It was great to be back home in West Virginia to hear directly fro… Continue Reading


08.23.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More than $3 Million for Mental Health, Opioid Use Disorders

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 grants totaling more than $3 million dollars for health centers across West Virginia. Recipients will use this funding to increase access to high-quality integrated behavioral health services, including prevention or treatment of mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and … Continue Reading


08.20.19

PHOTOS: Capito Hosts ARC Federal Co-Chairman for Economic Development Tours, Discussions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas in West Virginia for a series of site visits and roundtable discussions to highlight recent ARC investments in the state, as well as new opportunities and challenges related to economic growth and development. The ARC plays an important role in economic development across the 13-state Appalachian region by supporting infrastructure projects, workforce … Continue Reading


08.19.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Additional Funding for Storm Recovery

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 additional funding of $800,000 for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) awarded to Workforce West Virginia in response to severe storms in February 2018. This additional funding brings the total DWG funds awarded for this project to $1,633,325. Funding is provided by the Department of Labor (DOL). "West Virginians are ac… Continue Reading


08.12.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $7 Million to Help Homeless Veterans

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 collection of grants totaling more than $7 million dollars to support homeless veterans under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. "Veterans can often face difficulties acclimating after their time serving," Senator Capito said. "These grants help provide those men and women s… Continue Reading


08.09.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $910K for Health Centers Throughout 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, announced $910,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for 26 health centers throughout West Virginia. This funding will help improve operational and clinical practices by increasing access to technology, enhancing security of patient information and improving patient care quality. "In rural states like West Virginia, community h… Continue Reading


08.07.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding to Support Displaced Workers

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 of $303,369 to support a West Virginia University (WVU) project that would transition workers to develop digital skills in regional areas where traditional industries have left. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). "To stay competitive in the 21st century workforce, it is imperative that West Virginians adapt t… Continue Reading

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