Press Releases

10.01.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1 Million for Oral Health Services

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 four grants totaling $1,087,000 to support community health centers infrastructure enhancements to provide new or enhance existing high quality, integrated oral health services. Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Funding to support oral health is extremely important and often overlooked," Senator Capito … Continue Reading


09.30.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $380K for Preservation of Historic Buildings and African-American Civil Rights History 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, today announced $380,875 from the National Park Service (NPS). This funding will be used to preserve the Civil Rights Era Stories of African Americans in Appalachia through the Marshall University Research Cooperation and to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities through the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History. … Continue Reading


09.27.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $32 Million for Affordable Housing in West Virginia

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, today announced $32,559,963 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to preserve and expand affordable housing options and provide assistance for low-income families. "Community Development Block Grants are integral to economic development efforts in West Virginia, and programs that support housing infrastructure make our communities b… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Capito Funding Priorities Included in Final FY2020 Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee, today participated in a markup of five FY2020 government funding measures. In addition to legislation Senator Capito authored to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the committee advanced the FY2020 Interior and Environment bill; the State and Foreign Operations bill; the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill; and the Legisla… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Appropriations Committee Advances Capito FY2020 Homeland Security Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved by a vote of 17 to 14 legislation by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for FY2020. The legislation, which Senator Capito's subcommittee advanced Tuesday, provides $70.7 billion to support investments in border security, cybersecurity, aviation security, state and local grants, and other programs … Continue Reading


09.26.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Bill Designating New River Gorge a National Park, Preserve

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today introduced the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act-legislation that would change the New River Gorge's designation from the "New River Gorge National River" to the "New River Gorge National Park and Preserve." This redesignation will promote the beauty and historical significance of the New River Gorge, while ensuring that the longstanding traditions of hunting and fishing are p… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Capito, Van Hollen Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Resources for Chesapeake Bay Conservation

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va ) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced legislation to provide more resources to Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts. The Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense (Chesapeake WILD) Act will create a new grant program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support habitat restoration in the Bay region. It is modeled after the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, which is funded at $5 million annually, and would provide millions in… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1 Million for Job Training Programs in West Virginia

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, today announced $1,056,000 in National Dislocated Worker Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). "It's great to see the Department of Labor investing in displaced West Virginia coal miners. By retraining our workers, we're making sure they have the skills they need for new jobs. This grant program has been a priority of mine on the Appropri… Continue Reading


09.25.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $6 Million for Health Services

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 $6,145,690 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will support alcohol research programs at West Virginia University and provide mental health support services for West Virginians. "It may seem like research into alcoholism has taken a backseat in light of the opioid epidemic. However, I'm proud to k… Continue Reading


09.25.19

Capito-Whitehouse Proposal To Reduce Industrial Emissions Approved Energy & Natural Resources Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today applauded passage of the Clean Industrial Technology Act (CITA) by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. CITA would support research to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources, and help make American companies more competitive in the global economy. The legislation is also sponsored by Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), an… Continue Reading


09.24.19

Capito Statement on House Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement following House Democrats' official impeachment inquiry announcement: "West Virginians have made it clear to me time and time again that they would rather Congress focus on the issues that truly affect their day-to-day lives-not political and partisan theatrics. Earlier this afternoon, in good faith, the president said he is willing to release the 'complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcrip… Continue Reading


09.24.19

Capito Chairs Subcommittee Markup of FY2020 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, today presided over a subcommittee markup of her FY2020 funding bill, which provides $70.7 billion to support the various missions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It makes investments in border security, cybersecurity, aviation security, state and local grants, and other programs to improve national security and keep Americans safe. The measu… Continue Reading


09.23.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $5.8 Million for Economic Investments 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 $5,839,934 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for various projects across West Virginia. The funding will expand wastewater collection and treatment service, support the WorkForce West Virginia Competitive Improvement Program (CIP) and certify yellow poplar for manufacturing cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. "When I hosted ARC C… Continue Reading


09.23.19

Capito Applauds National Science Foundation Commitment to Green Bank Observatory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding the National Science Foundation's (NSF) announcement of a new five-year cooperative agreement with the Green Bank Observatory and Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI): "It doesn't seem like a month goes by without reading about another discovery made at the Green Bank Observatory. I am excited that the NSF has made the wise decision to continue this partnership and provide some much-neede… Continue Reading


09.20.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Infrastructure Funding to Repair Damage After Storms

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 three grants totaling $7,342,927 to help repair roads damaged as the result of natural disasters. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). "Many West Virginia roads are worse for wear-especially after flooding and heavy rains hit several of our counties in 2016 and 2018," Senator Capito said. "I'm pleased to see thi… Continue Reading


09.19.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $2.2 Million for Substance Use Disorder Treatment 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, today announced $2,204,124 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Medical Services (BMS). This funding will increase the capacity of Medicaid providers to support substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery services. "Every West Virginian knows someone affec… Continue Reading


09.19.19

Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Youth Suicides

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week joined U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) to introduce the Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act, bipartisan legislation to address rising youth suicide rates. U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) are also original cosponsors. The STANDUP Act requires states, public schools, and Tribes to implement evidence-based policies… Continue Reading


09.19.19

Capito Secures Funding for Critical Priorities in Second Round of FY2020 Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today participated in a markup of several FY2020 government funding measures, all of which include resources she helped secure for numerous West Virginia programs and priorities. The committee approved the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill; the Agriculture bill; and the Financial Services and General Government bill by votes of 31 to 0. "As we continue moving forward … Continue Reading


09.18.19

Capito Supports Senate Consideration of Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted in favor of a procedural measure to move forward with consideration on four FY2020 government funding bills: the Department of Defense Appropriations Act; the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act; the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Act; and the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Act. The measure did not advance by a vote of 51 to 44. "T… Continue Reading


09.18.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $6 Million for Home Visiting Program

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 a grant of $6,031,476 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services' Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Homevisiting Program. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "This program allows expecting mothers and at-risk families to receive support from health, child development, and socia… Continue Reading

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