Press Releases

06.26.19

Capito Votes to Deliver Resources for Humanitarian, Security Crisis at Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today voted in support of an emergency supplemental funding agreement she helped negotiate to provide resources for the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border. The bipartisan compromise-which the Senate passed by a vote of 84 to 8-would deliver a total of $4.6 billion in much-needed funding to help support families, children, and law enforcement o… Continue Reading


06.26.19

VIDEO: Capito Urges Bipartisan Support for NDAA, Border Crisis Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and a leader on the Environment and Public Works Committee, today spoke on the Senate floor, urging Republicans and Democrats to come together in support of two critical measures the Senate is considering this week: the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) and legislation to provide resources for the humanitarian and security crisis at the… Continue Reading


06.26.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $3.9 Million for Apprenticeship Programs

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 $3,999,571 for the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education through the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Funding comes through the Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies grant program and will support apprenticeship opportunities for West Virginians in the techno… Continue Reading


06.26.19

Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Shingles, Tdap Vaccines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) this month introduced legislation that would provide Medicare beneficiaries access to vaccines at no additional cost. S. 1872, the Protecting Seniors through Immunizations Act of 2019, would improve access to all recommended vaccines for Medicare beneficiaries, including shingles and tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap), with the goal of helping to increase vaccinatio… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Advanced Nursing Education

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 a $698,753 grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funding will support Shepherd University's Advanced Nursing Education Workforce. "This funding will help our nurses gain the knowledge and skills to do their best work and help other West Virginians," said Senator Capito. "Advanced educational opportunities provide the m… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Improve Access to Lifesaving Breast Cancer Screenings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce S. 1936, the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation would postpone recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that would limit access to breast cancer screening for women in their 40s and continue the moratorium on the USPSTF recommen… Continue Reading


06.24.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $4.5 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 Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,550,000 for two West Virginia airports through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Funding will support taxiway reconstruction at Raleigh County Memorial Airport and airport drainage infrastructure at Tri-State Airport. "As a member of the Appropriations Committee's Transportation Subcommittee, I've been working closely with Secretary Cha… Continue Reading


06.21.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $740,000 for Sustainable Agriculture

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced $747,382 for West Virginia University to examine the sustainability of Appalachian marginal lands for bioenergy crop production through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Through renewable bioenergy crop production, environmental conditions can improve and offer an increase in economic gain for the growers on marginalized lands. "West Virg… Continue Reading


06.20.19

VIDEO: Capito Celebrates West Virginia Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released a video explaining what West Virginia Day means to her, highlighting the rich history of the state and the great pride West Virginians feel particularly on this day. While driving around Charleston, Senator Capito spoke candidly about what makes West Virginia so special."West Virginians are very loyal. You hear us called described as 'loyal mountaineers.' I think that's absolutely the case," Senator Capito said. "Wheth… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $7.4 Million for Head Start

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 $7,425,177 for Head Start programs in West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will provide support for education and career advancement in Braxton County and North Central West Virginia. "Head Start programs have made a difference for thousands of children throughout West Virginia. This progra… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding to Support West Virginia Public Broadcasting

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 $10,000 for West Virginia Public Broadcasting through the Corporation of Public Broadcasting's County Music engagement grant. Funding will support community outreach and engagement and new media broadcasts tailored to the needs of West Virginia."West Virginia has undoubtedly influenced country music," Senator Capito said. "From Kathy Mattea to Charli… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Capito Statement on EPA’s Final Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Affordable Clean Energy rule: "The EPA's final Affordable Clean Energy rule is another sign that the Trump administration is committed to commonsense regulation and ending the War on Coal, and that striking a balance between the economy and the environment is absolutely… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Capito Secures Funding to Address Humanitarian, Security Crisis at Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today advanced an emergency supplemental funding agreement that would provide resources to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border. The bipartisan compromise-which Senator Capito helped negotiate and the full Appropriations Committee approved by a vote of 30 to 1-would deliver a total of $4.6 billion in much-needed funding to help suppo… Continue Reading


06.19.19

VIDEO: EPW Committee Approves Capito PFAS Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), today voted to advance an expanded version of legislation she introduced last month to address the risks and challenges associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The committee approved the bill, the PFAS Release Disclosure and Protection Act, by voice vote."This will hold emitters to account, provide more transparency, and ensure federal agencies and pub… Continue Reading


06.18.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $250,000 for Bluefield Water and Waste Disposal

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 $250,000 for the Bluewell Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grant Program. This funding will provide and improve infrastructure used to store and transport water to West Virginians throughout the Bluefield area. There will be an increase in water storage, fire hydrants, … Continue Reading


06.13.19

Capito Congratulates Martinsburg on Approving Reimbursement Agreement for Water Supply Cleanup

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) applauded the Martinsburg City Council's approval this evening of the U.S. Air Force's proposed agreement to reimburse the city $4,915,628 for expenses related to the 2016 cleanup of certain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the city's water supply."I'm so thrilled that the Martinsburg City Council has voted to accept this agreement with the Air Force and congratulate all of the local leaders who worked hard to … Continue Reading


06.13.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $2 Million for Prevention Programs Throughout 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, announced $2,209,080 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services. This funding will improve diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention programs throughout West Virginia. "So many families in West Virginia have experience with the unfortunate effects of heart disease and diabetes,… Continue Reading


06.13.19

Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen TRIO Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced the Educational Opportunity and Success Act. The bipartisan legislation would strengthen federal TRIO programs and improve their outreach to underserved youth.Nationwide, TRIO programs help ensure that underserved students have equal access to a college education and the support they need to prepare for, succeed in, and graduate from higher educati… Continue Reading


06.12.19

Capito: Congress Must Act on the Humanitarian, Security Crisis at Our Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today spoke on the Senate floor about the escalating humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border. Highlighting the urgent need for additional resources, she urged her colleagues to come together and deliver on the administration's emergency supplemental funding request, which the Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to consider next week. "We do… Continue Reading


06.12.19

VIDEO: Capito Discusses Support for Broadband Mapping Efforts With FCC Commissioners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and co-chair of the Senate Broadband Caucus, today questioned members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about roadblocks to accurate broadband mapping data at a committee oversight hearing. "We've had numerous hearings on [broadband] mapping," Senator Capito said. "The data that you all generate doesn't match with the anecdotal data that we see in our communities. I think this i… Continue Reading

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