Press Releases

12.17.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Clay County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), member of the Appropriations Committee, today announced Clay County Business Development Authority is the recipient of a $2,746,743.29 grant to aid flood cleanup. Funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Many parts of West Virginia are still cleaning up following the 2016 and 2017 floods," Senator Capito said. "F… Continue Reading


12.16.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Greenbrier Valley Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced Greenbrier County Airport Authority is the recipient of a $1,838,2500 grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT). Funding will be used to reconstruct the taxiway lighting system. "The safety of our West Virginia airports is paramount-for everything from tourism to everyday travel," Senator Capito said. "I've talked with Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao about the importance of f… Continue Reading


12.16.19

Capito Statement on Legislation to Protect Miners’ Pensions and Health Care Included in Final Funding Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today regarding the inclusion of the Bipartisan American Miners Act-legislation protecting the health care and pension benefits for coal miners-in the final funding agreement reached.Congress is expected to vote on the measure this week, which includes these benefits for miners and several other provisions that will benefit West Virginians."Protecting the health care and pension benefits for our coal mi… Continue Reading


12.16.19

Capito Attends Congressional Trip to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) attended a bipartisan Senate delegation trip to Belgium and Luxembourg to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. On Monday, the Senator Capito and her colleagues joined members of the House of Representatives at an official ceremony at the Mardasson Memorial near Bastogne, Belgium, marking this occasion.Senator Capito and U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Maggie H… Continue Reading


12.16.19

Senate Passes Resolution Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In recognition of the Battle of the Bulge beginning 75 years ago today, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution last week introduced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) commemorating this anniversary. S. Con. Res 23 honors the valiant efforts of the Allied Forces in December 1944, as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice in this last major German offensive in Western Europe during World War II. There were 89,000 American casualties in … Continue Reading


12.16.19

Capito Op-Ed Highlights Progress in Better Connecting West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an op-ed today for The State Journal, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) highlights several key efforts throughout the year that have contributed to better connecting West Virginia. The op-ed also appeared in The Exponent Telegram."I'll continue doing my part at the federal level to educate municipalities about the federal resources available to them, and I'll continue working to ensure Congress's priorities include broadband buildout. 2019 marked a year of signifi… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Nearly $38 Million to Address Opioid Crisis, Reduce Crime, and Improve Public Safety in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced awards of almost $38 million to fight crime and improve community safety in West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Nearly $8 million of the total will support families, children and crime victims affected by the nation's opioid crisis."DOJ has been an invaluable partner in our fight against the opioid epidemic. Their support helps local communities not only track down and … Continue Reading


12.13.19

Capito, Manchin Announce FEMA Funding for Marshall County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,473,380.63 to the city of McMechen's Waste Water Sewer Treatment Plant in Marshall County for repairs. Funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)."Flooding and other natural disasters often damage water systems and lead to long term infrastructure iss… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Capito, Manchin Introduce Bipartisan Coal to Products Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), today introduced bipartisan legislation to advance research and promote coal-derived carbon products. Some of these coal products include carbon fiber, graphite and carbon foam. The Senators were also joined by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). "Coal-to-materials manufacturing is a growing high-tech market for coal and its byproducts," Senator Capito said. "This legislation will advance research and developm… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Capito Introduces Bill to Promote Advancement in Technical Aviation Training

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), introduced a bill this week to improve education and training programs at aviation maintenance technician schools. The Promoting Aviation Regulations for Technical Training (PARTT) 147 Act of 2019 would establish performance-based regulations to ensure aviation maintenance education institutions have the flexibility to teach core curriculum reflective of the … Continue Reading


12.12.19

PHOTOS: Capito Joins Ivanka Trump at White House for Working Families Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined Ivanka Trump, advisor to President Donald Trump, and Dr. Laurie Todd-Smith, Director of the Women's Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL), for a working families summit. "Today's summit was about bipartisan solutions that address the fact that in many households across America, both parents work," Senator Capito said. "Raising a child is a tremendous expense. We want to create stronger families, and study after st… Continue Reading


12.11.19

VIDEO: Capito Honors Senator Johnny Isakson

Click here or the image above to watch the full floor speech. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to thank and honor U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.). "Johnny has this innate ability to put everybody at ease. He doesn't count anybody as an enemy. We've been to prayer breakfast and shared our highs and lows together in our respective lives. He never cares who gets the credit. He just cares about getting things done…He brings pe… Continue Reading


12.10.19

VIDEO: Capito Outlines Congress’ Unfinished Business

Click here or the image above to watch the full floor speech. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), today spoke on the Senate floor to outline several important priorities Congress needs to address before the end of the year.On Appropriations: "I am the chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee, so I very much want to see us enact a bill that would provide critical resources to protect this country… So, I want to see us pass all 11 of these … Continue Reading


12.10.19

Capito, Manchin Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Clarksburg VA Medical Center Transparency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit reports on patient safety and quality care at VA Medical Centers in light of the recent deaths of Veterans at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center. The legislation ensures that Congress, Veterans, and their families are fully informed on the policies and procedures in place across the VA nationally.… Continue Reading


12.06.19

Capito, Scott, Colleagues Introduce Expanded Bill on Opportunity Zone Reporting Requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) were joined today by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) in the introduction the IMPACT Act, which would reinstate and expand reporting requirements to determine the impact of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the country. Opportunity Zones were initially proposed by the Investing In Opport… Continue Reading


12.06.19

Capito, Manchin Bill to Permanently Renew Federal Funding for HBCUs and Minority-Serving Schools Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), today announced the Senate passage of their legislation to permanently renew funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). The legislation also includes a first step toward simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. Annual funding for MSIs expired on September 30, 2019."West Virginia is proud to be home to two HBCU'… Continue Reading


12.06.19

Capito, Baldwin, Rounds, Tester, Roberts Introduce Reform to Provide Affordable Housing for Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide affordable housing opportunities for volunteer firefighters and first responders in order to help recruit and retain more volunteers, particularly in rural and under-served communities.According to the National Fire Protection Association's 2017 U.S. Fire Department Profile, 65 percent of firefig… Continue Reading


12.05.19

Senate Unanimously Passes Capito, Peters Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Veterans Apprenticeship Opportunities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) to expand apprenticeship opportunities for veterans. The Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act would increase veterans' access to financial assistance they can use in connection with an apprenticeship program. "We owe so much to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line in service to our country," Senator… Continue Reading


12.05.19

VIDEO: Capito Talks Homeland Security, Impeachment on FOX Business

Click here or the image above to watch the full interview. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today appeared on FOX Business where she spoke with Stuart Varney, host of Varney and Co., about the Homeland Security Appropriations funding bill, impeachment, and legislative items being ignored, such as USMCA. As chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee, Senator Capito worked hard to pass her Homeland Security funding bill-which included President … Continue Reading


12.05.19

VIDEO: Capito, Manchin Introduce Bipartisan Paid Family Leave Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) yesterday joined a bipartisan bicameral group in introducing legislation with resources to pay for leave and cover the cost of day care, baby supplies and other expenses associated with a new child.The Advancing Support for Working Families Act would allow families the option to advance up to $5,000 of their recently-doubled child tax credit in the first year of a child's life or the first year a family ado… Continue Reading

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