Press Releases

04.10.19

Capito Statement on Energy Infrastructure Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the following statement regarding President Trump's energy infrastructure executive order: "Political games are preventing West Virginia energy from being sent to places that need it. The United States is energy rich, and we should make it easier to use energy resources produced in West Virginia to meet demand across America. We should also facilitate coal … Continue Reading


04.10.19

Capito, Stabenow, Wicker, Menendez Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Early Assessment, Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), along with Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), today reintroduced the Concentrating on High-Value Alzheimer's Needs to Get to an End (CHANGE) Act, bipartisan legislation to encourage early assessment and diagnosis of Alzheimer's. Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Linda T. Sánchez (D-Calif.) and Darin LaHood (R-Ill.… Continue Reading


04.10.19

EPW Committee Advances Capito’s Bipartisan Carbon Capture Research, Development Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the following statement after the committee voted to advance Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act, bipartisan legislation Senator Capito introduced to incentivize carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) and encourage innovation in the use of energy resources: "As we continue to position our country as a global ener… Continue Reading


04.10.19

VIDEO: Capito Voices Frustration with Broadband Deployment Progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today participated in a full committee hearing titled, "Broadband Mapping: Challenges and Solutions." The hearing focused on examining the current state of the nation's broadband maps and evaluating ongoing federal and private-sector efforts to collect more accurate broadband coverage data."The other excuse on why West Virginia in particular doesn't have as g… Continue Reading


04.10.19

VIDEO: Capito Questions AG Barr on Bureau of Prisons Staffing and Safety, Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, today questioned U.S. Attorney General William Barr about the Department of Justice's (DOJ) FY2020 budget request. She specifically asked about DOJ's oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), given the recent incidents of violence at the U.S. Penitentiary, Hazelton, a high-security federal prison facility in Preston County. "We've had complain… Continue Reading


04.08.19

Capito, Manchin Reintroduce Legacy Act to Protect Individuals Recovering From Substance Use Disorder

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) last week reintroduced the Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act (Legacy Act) to change existing privacy regulations surrounding medical records for those suffering with substance use disorder. The goal of the legislation is to save lives by making sure medical providers do not accidentally give opioids to individuals in recovery, like in the case of Jessica Grubb. "Jessie Grubb's death remains a heartbreak… Continue Reading


04.08.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $1.5 Million for Maternal, Children’s Health

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 $1,526,065 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR) through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funding will support wraparound health services for women before, during, and after pregnancy and provide comprehensive care for infants and children. "Access to quality health care is critic… Continue Reading


04.04.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $5.4 Million for West Virginia Health Centers

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 $5,469,121 for several West Virginia health centers through the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Health Center Program. Funding will support the continued operations of these centers to provide primary and preventive care to West Virginians. "Our state's health centers fulfill a critical role in West Virginia's health care… Continue Reading


04.03.19

VIDEO: Capito Chairs Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing, Questions FEMA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today presided over the subcommittee's hearing of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 to consider the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s budget request. FEMA Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor testified as to FEMA's priorities and needs. "The work of this Subcommittee has led to historic investments in training, preparedness, and mitigation," Senator Capito said during… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Capito Statement on Nomination of Frank Volk as Judge for Southern District of West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded President Trump's nomination of Frank W. Volk to serve as a Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Senator Capito recommended Volk's nomination to President Trump and issued this statement regarding his nomination: "Frank has served West Virginia honorably as a bankruptcy judge and as a law clerk to several of our state's most distinguished jurists. He has demonstrated his commitm… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Capito, Tester Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Medicare Part D Drug Pricing Transparency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) reintroduced the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Drug Spending Act. This legislation, which was previously introduced in the 115th Congress, would prohibit Medicare Part D plan sponsors and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from retroactively reducing payments on accurate reimbursement claims submitted by pharmacies. Doing so would help ensure community pharmacies are able to continue t… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Capito, Others Reintroduce Legislation To Combat Sexual Assault On College Campuses, Strengthen Accountability And Transparency For Institutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced they have led a bipartisan coalition of senators to reintroduce the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses by protecting students and by strengthening accountability and transparency for colleges and universities. They are reintroducing this legislation with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.),… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Capito, Manchin Request Information On Decision To Close The CNCS Office In 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, last week requested information from Barbara Stewart, CEO of Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), in regards to the Transformation and Sustainability Plan which would consolidate 46 state offices into eight regional offices, effectively closing the CNCS office in West Virginia. If enacted, West Virginia's Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA pr… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Over $2 Million For Rainelle Medical Center

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 Rainelle Medical Center will receive $2,092,044 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The center provides primary care services, preventative healthcare, including mammograms for uninsured women, and is the sole provider of treatment for Black Lung Disease in the region. "Our community health centers are an essential com… Continue Reading


03.29.19

Capito Op-Ed Outlines Consequences of Green New Deal, Highlights Realistic Alternatives

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed for the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today outlines why the proposed Green New Deal would be catastrophic for West Virginia and the United States and highlights several ways Congress is already working in a commonsense way to address the nation's environmental challenges. Senator Capito's op-ed comes days after the Senate took a procedural vote to advance the resolution, which ultimately failed 0 to 57 with 43 senators res… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Capito Applauds Selection of Hershel Woody Williams VAMC as Pilot Site for National Agritherapy Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Appropriations Committee, today applauded the announcement that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health (ORH) selected the Hershel Woody Williams VA Medical Center as a pilot site for an Agriculture Training/Behavioral Healthcare Services program. The Hershel "Woody" Williams VAMC was one of ten pilot sites selected from across the nation for the program that will be known as Veterans Affairs … Continue Reading


03.28.19

Capito, Stabenow, Collins, Markey, Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Wa.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today introduced the bipartisan Improving HOPE (Health, Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer's Act. Thanks to a successful bipartisan push by lawmakers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced in November 2016 that Medicare would begin covering new care plans in 2017, effectively implementing the HOPE for … Continue Reading


03.28.19

VIDEO: Capito to EPA at PFAS Hearing: “We’re Falling Short Here”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today questioned senior officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding the federal government's actions with respect to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). "I am encouraged by EPA's action plan, adopting a holistic approach," Senator Capito said. "But I am concerned that we're falling slightly short here. If this… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Capito, Manchin Reintroduce Legislation To Boost Nuclear Energy Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to boost nuclear energy innovation and ensure advanced reactors that can provide clean, safe, affordable, and reliable power to meet national and global energy needs. The Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA), aims to reestablish U.S. leadership in nuclear energy. It will bring together private- and public-sector innovators to develop next-generation advanced reactor … Continue Reading


03.28.19

VIDEO: Capito Chairs First Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing of Fiscal Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today presided over the subcommittee's first hearing of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 to consider the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) budget request. USCG Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz testified to explain the Coast Guard's needs and priorities. "The Coast Guard's maritime law enforcement activities, including significant interdiction of illegal traffic in the source and transi… Continue Reading

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