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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • 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.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,682,547 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for several support services in West Virginia. Specifically, this funding will be used to strengthen the state’s homeland security, emergency management performance, and provide counseling services for... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the numerous bipartisan objectives laid out in the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).HIGHLIGHTS:WEST VIRGINIA’S HISTORY OF MILITARY SERVICE: “My state of West Virginia has some of the highest rates of veteran population. We have about 10 percent of our population that are veterans, and nationally – that average is only 7 [percent] so I think service in the military and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today introduced the Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic (LIFT UP) Act, legislation that would expand the eligibility for debt forgiveness provided in the CARES Act to small businesses that received Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans.“There is no question that small businesses in West Virginia and across America have... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today introduced the Reinvigorating Lending for the Future (RLF) Act of 2020 to reduce barriers to lending for recipients of capitalization grants through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Revolving Loan Fund Program. Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and John Katko (R-N.Y.) introduced companion... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an op-ed for The Exponent Telegram, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) discussed the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act and explained how this legislation would help improve our law enforcement.“The tragic murder of George Floyd, among other incidents, demonstrates that we need to improve law enforcement, not eliminate it. This moment should spur all of us to action to make sure that all Americans, regardless... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $28,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a state public water supervision program in southern West Virginia. This funding will be distributed to the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources (DHHR) and will help develop state drinking water standards and... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.V. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,024,172 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia tobacco control program.“This funding will allow us to address the high prevalence of tobacco use in our state and takes steps to make all West Virginians healthier. It will allow us to promote quitting for all smokers and provide resources... Read More
  • 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 $1,992,636 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide access to vaccines for children in West Virginia.“Vaccines are crucial in protecting the health of our residents in West Virginia, especially our children. Providing information and access to these treatments will help strengthen the level of health... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, as well as co-chair of the Senate Broadband Caucus, today applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to reject Frontier Communications Corporation’s multiple challenges filed with the FCC seeking to exclude thousands of census blocks from eligibility in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF). The FCC decision follows a... Read More
  • 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 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) for West Virginia anti-methamphetamine and illegal opioid production program. “As we continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not lose sight of the drug epidemic that we have been fighting for so long.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday joined David Asman on Fox News’ “Your World” where she discussed Democrats blocking the JUSTICE Act and the willful destruction of historical statues and monuments across the country.HIGHLIGHTS:SLAMMING THE DOOR SHUT: “I’m more disappointed in the fact that the Democrats wouldn’t join together to bring debate to the Senate floor on probably the most important issue that’s facing us and one of the most difficult ones. We had... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor where she expressed her dismay that Democrats blocked debate on the JUSTICE Act—police reform legislation she co-sponsored and introduced last Wednesday.HIGHLIGHTS:THE SENATE FAILED: “If I’m somebody watching this from afar—from Oklahoma or West Virginia or Vermont—I’m thinking to myself, ‘What is all this about 60 votes and cloture and all this?’ They’re not focused on that. All they know... Read More
  • 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 $5,066,485 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Public Health and Emergency Preparedness program.“Preparing our public health departments for a range of health threats is essential to the wellbeing of West Virginians. We rely on our health... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), today participated in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing to provide oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC is a federal partner in the deployment of rural broadband throughout the country. As part of her Capito Connect initiative, Senator Capito works closely with the FCC to help ensure West Virginians are better served.  HIGHLIGHTS:ON BROADBAND FUNDING: “It’s imperative that... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement after Democrats’ obstruction of the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. The motion to proceed failed on a vote of 55 to 45.“This is a sad day in our nation’s history. America is crying out for a solution, which we attempted to begin today. There is widespread agreement among the American people that Congress must pass police reform... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as well as the Co-Chairman of the Senate Broadband Caucus, applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s decision to approve the application of Monongalia County General Hospital (Mon General) in Morgantown for a $283,396 grant to support telehealth services in West Virginia. This funding from the FCC will implement a telehealth platform... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined her colleague John Cornyn (R-Texas) in introducing a bill yesterday to provide relief to America’s energy industry during the coronavirus pandemic. The SAVE Jobs Act aims to promote liquidity and flexibility for domestic energy companies so that they may maintain their workforce through the pandemic’s economic downturn. “Energy production was a driver of economic growth and job creation in West... Read More
  • 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 $169,738 from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) for Marshall University, West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, and Shepherd University. This funding was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and will provide resources and logistical support in response to the COVID-19... Read More
  • 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 $10,000,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to support a research project seeking to improve the sustainability of the nation’s food supply at West Virginia University (WVU). This project will create a collaborative, sustainable, and economical biomass for value-added products program in the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, yesterday released the following statements upon introduction of the Accelerating Broadband Connectivity (ABC) Act of 2020. This legislation would expedite the deployment of broadband service by creating a fund to be used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to incentivize winning... Read More