Press Releases

08.07.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1.2 Million for Rural Development and Wastewater Investment Across 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, today announced $1,213,675 for organizations across West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grants and Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants. "Businesses in smaller, more rural states like West Virginia can have difficulty saving for bigger project goals while keeping up with day-to-day costs. This gran… Continue Reading


08.07.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $7.5 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 Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $7,547,379 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport improvement and construction throughout West Virginia. This funding will help remove obstructions, construct buildings, improve runways, and enhance airport quality. "Investing in West Virginia airports not only keeps passengers and … Continue Reading


08.05.19

Capito Cosponsors Bipartisan U.S. Olympic Committee Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced her support for the Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act of 2019, which was introduced by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). The bipartisan legislation would reform the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in response to findings of systemic abuse within the U.S. Olympic movement. U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)… Continue Reading


08.02.19

Chairman Capito Announces Several DHS Grants for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced several U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants totaling more than $8 million dollars that will benefit West Virginia. As chairman, Senator Capito oversees funding for all aspects of the department, including its many grant programs. "As chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I have worked to ensure that the funding needs… Continue Reading


08.02.19

Capito Announces Release of More Than $106 Million for Flood Mitigation in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced the release of $106,494,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the state of West Virginia to support long-term flood recovery and mitigation efforts. As a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Capito helped secure the funding in the bipartisan 2018 budget agreement, but it had not previously been … Continue Reading


08.01.19

Capito Votes in Support of Budget Compromise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting in support of the budget agreement negotiated by the Trump administration and U.S. House of Representatives leaders. The Senate passed the measure by a vote of 67 to 28, and it now heads to the president's desk for his signature. "I'm glad that President Trump and the administration were able to negotiate a budget agreement with House leadership that allows us to now move forward with the… Continue Reading


08.01.19

Capito Introduces Legislation to Improve Access to Rural Health Care for New, Expecting Moms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week joined with Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) to introduce the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services (MOMS) Act, bipartisan legislation to help ensure that new and expecting mothers living in rural communities have access to the health care they need."Unfortunately, it has become clear that new and expecting mothers living in rural and remote areas in West Vir… Continue Reading


07.30.19

VIDEO: Capito Encourages Support for Comprehensive, Bipartisan Highway Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today spoke on the Senate floor in support of America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, her bipartisan legislation to rebuild and support America's surface transportation system. The comprehensive bill-which the committee approved unanimously today-would help improve road safety, streamline project delivery, prot… Continue Reading


07.30.19

EPW Advances Capito-Sponsored Highway Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today voted at a committee markup to advance America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation she introduced with other committee leaders yesterday to improve America's surface transportation system. The committee unanimously approved the bill by a vote of 21 to 0. "After several months of seriou… Continue Reading


07.29.19

Capito, Other EPW Leaders Introduce Comprehensive Highway Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today joined EPW Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) to introduce America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation authorizes $287 billion over five years-including $259 billio… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Capito, Whitehouse, Manchin Introduce Bill to Improve Competitiveness, Reduce Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), members of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), along with Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), today introduced the bipartisan Clean Industrial Technology Act (CITA) to unleash innovation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources and make American companies more competitive in the global economy. They were joined by U.S. Re… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $910,000 for Head Start 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 $910,604 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Community Action of Southeastern West Virginia, which will support Head Start programs across the state. "Head Start provides children with the educational bedrock that will support their future success. West Virginia children deserve to be on their best footing as they … Continue Reading


07.25.19

Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday joined Senators John Kennedy (R-La.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), as well as a bipartisan group of colleagues, to introduce the Phair Relief Act, legislation to lower drug costs for seniors and improve financial certainty for community pharmacies. "For many West Virginians, prescription medicine can be the difference between wellness and illness or even life and death, and in rural states like ours, pharmacists are the most tr… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Capito, McConnell Introduce Legislation to Improve Infrastructure, Encourage Development in Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) today introduced three bills that would help build and improve transportation infrastructure and encourage economic development in Appalachia: the Appalachian Regional Commission Reauthorization Act, which is also cosponsored by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker… Continue Reading


07.24.19

West Virginia Delegation Urges President Trump to Declare Federal Disaster After West Virginia Flash Floods

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.-1), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.-2), and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.-3) today wrote to President Trump to express their full support for Governor Jim Justice's request for a federal disaster declaration for the state of West Virginia. On June 29th, flash floods and evacuations took place throughout five counties in West Virginia producing up to five inches of rain. The letter s… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Capito Votes to Confirm Dickson as FAA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting to confirm Stephen M. Dickson to serve as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Senate approved his nomination by a vote of 52 to 40. "As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, I've had the opportunity to meet and speak with Mr. Dickson on a number of occasions, and each time, I've been impressed with his knowledge and expertise. It's clear that his many year… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $446,000 for Air Quality 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 $446,716 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Particulate Matter 2.5 Monitoring Program. This program helps monitor and evaluate the air quality in West Virginia. "By helping to monitor air quality, this grant will help ensure the air in West Virginians stays as clean a… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Senate Commerce Committee Advances Capito Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)-a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee-today voted during a committee markup to advance the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, legislation she co-sponsored and amended to improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps. The legislation includes several provisions Senator Capito authored and were part of her Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA), which she introduce… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Capito Votes to Confirm Esper as Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting to confirm Dr. Mark Esper to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense. The Senate approved his nomination by a vote of 90 to 8. "Dr. Esper is a proven leader with an exceptional record of service to our country, and that's exactly the kind of secretary we need at the Department of Defense. Dr. Esper's experience and character make him incredibly qualified to serve in this crit… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $194,000 for New River Gorge Regional Development Authority

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 $194,672 from the U.S. Economic Development Agency (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program for the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA). This funding will support the Country Roads Access Network, an initiative that provides capital investment for early-stage businesses and an educational component designed to spu… Continue Reading

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