Press Releases

08.31.18

Capito, Manchin, McKinley Fighting for Broadband Funding for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Senate and the House conference their respective spending bills, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (R-W.Va.) and Representative David McKinley (R-W.Va.) urged conferees to set aside for building out broadband infrastructure in hard to serve places like West Virginia. Deploying broadband is significantly more expensive in West Virginia because of our mountainous terrain. Without dedicated funding, it will be impossible for West Virginia to comp… Continue Reading


08.31.18

Capito Announces $3 Million for West Virginia Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced $3,121,575 for several West Virginia fire departments through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Funding comes through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs and will assist fire departments with hiring firefighters and t… Continue Reading


08.30.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding to Help Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

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 $899,927 for the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (FRIS) through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). This funding, authorized by the Violence Against Women Act, is through the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stal… Continue Reading


08.29.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Community Drug Prevention 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 $1 million for West Virginia communities through the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. Funding will assist local organizations and coalitions in their efforts to prevent substance abuse among West Virginia's youth. "Along with keeping illegal drugs off our streets and ensuring those w… Continue Reading


08.28.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $8 Million in Homeland Security Funding for West Virginia

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 $8,365,298 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Funding will support the preparation and implementation of strategies to assist with disaster response and help local governments and nonprofits in the state enhance security to keep West Virginians safe. "Recent events have shown us the importance of preparation in … Continue Reading


08.27.18

PHOTOS: Capito Leads Homeland Security Trip

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, this weekend led a trip with Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.) to several sites along the Pacific coast and U.S.-Mexico border responsible for various homeland security efforts. The senators were accompanied by U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Commandant Admiral Karl L. Schultz, as well as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel.… Continue Reading


08.27.18

Capito Op-Ed: President Trump’s Energy Plan Works for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement to replace the misguided "Clean Power Plan," U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) penned an op-ed for The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register explaining how the Trump administration's new approach will help West Virginia. The op-ed also appeared in various other Ogden publications."The Trump administration's plan allows West Virginia and other energy-rich states to pursue responsible emissions reducti… Continue Reading


08.24.18

Capito Announces Bill Honoring Life, Legacy of Katherine Johnson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced legislation to honor the life and legacy of West Virginia native and famed mathematician Katherine Johnson. The bill would rename the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, after Johnson, who will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday. "Katherine Johnson is a trailblazer and an icon, and as a West Virginia native, sh… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Capito Votes to Deliver Resources for Troops, Opioid Epidemic, Workforce Training

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted to pass the most recent minibus appropriations legislation. The bill includes two FY2019 government funding measures-the Department of Defense Appropriations Act and the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Act. The funding measure passed the Senate by a 85-7 vote."The Senate took care of business today, passing our e… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Capito, Manchin Successful in Push to Restore WVSU Upward Bound Eligibility

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 $522,363 five-year federal grant from the Department of Education for West Virginia State University's (WVSU) Upward Bound program. The senators pushed to restore the program's eligibility following the Department of Education's decision last year to disregard WVSU's application because of minor technical errors. "Upward Bound and other TRIO progra… Continue Reading


08.21.18

Capito, Manchin Secure $1 Million in STEM Scholarships for Rural Students at WVU

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 $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation for the West Virginia University Research Corporation. The project is a coordinated effort to extend resources to rural students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and will support high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need … Continue Reading


08.21.18

Capito Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) enacted under the Obama administration: "The CPP was a complete overreach by the federal government. Not only was the one-size-fits-all approach disastrous for West Virginia's coal industry, but there was also absolutely no consideration for the economic effects the plan would have on … Continue Reading


08.21.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for West Virginia Communities

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 $320,000 for West Virginia communities through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. This funding through the Community Facilities Program will support the purchase of vehicles and other equipment for emergency and non-emergency purposes. "Local officials are on the front lines every day providing basic servi… Continue Reading


08.17.18

PHOTOS: Capito and Scott Visit Huntington Opportunity Zones as Part of National Tour

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in Huntington for a number of visits focused on economic development and Opportunity Zones, a federal program that offers tax incentives to promote private investment in economically distressed areas. To highlight the Investing in Opportunity Act (IIOA), which was included in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Senator Scott has been conducting a nationwide Opportunity Tour. Huntington, which… Continue Reading


08.17.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More than $763K for Cancer Research

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 that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) has awarded $763,181 to a health research organization in West Virginia. The funding will be used for research of Novel SCD1 inhibitors for cancer treatment at Modulation Therapeutics, Inc.in Morgantown. "The determined efforts of both public and private entities must be brought to be… Continue Reading


08.17.18

Capito, Scott Op-Ed: Creating Opportunities for Growth in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed for the Daily Mail Opinion Page of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today highlight the numerous benefits that can result from communities taking advantage of Opportunity Zones, a federal program that offers tax incentives to promote private investment in economically distressed areas. The op-ed comes on the same day that the senators are visiting several Opportunity Zones in and around the Huntington… Continue Reading


08.15.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Dental Health

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 $370,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Funding will support the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' efforts to improve oral health outcomes. "Physicians and other health experts stress the importance of maintaining oral health to … Continue Reading


08.14.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $2.6 Million for Page-Kincaid Service District’s Water Service

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 $2,150,000 loan and a $535,000 grant for the Page-Kincaid Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. Funding will go to replace the plant's aging mechanical equipment and upgrade the electrical system. The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (IJD… Continue Reading


08.14.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Nearly $20 Million to Assist Crime Victims

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 $19,865,199 for West Virginia's Division of Justice and West Virginia Legislative Claims Commission. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and will help support crime victims by funding compensation payments and enhancing state services. "The survivors of crime are unfortunately many times ov… Continue Reading


08.10.18

Capito Op-Ed Highlights Economic Growth, Workforce Development in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed for the Gazette Opinion Page of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today outlines Republican efforts to grow the economy and help West Virginians gain knowledge and skills to succeed in the workforce."It's clear that the combination of tax reform and cutting burdensome regulations, among other pro-growth measures, has proven to be a winning combination for workers, small businesses, and economic growth. Now, we have to make su… Continue Reading

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