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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19
  • 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 $160,020 for a Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) within the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding was made available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will provide resources that reduce health problems among mothers and babies.“Our nation... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement ahead of the celebration of Easter.“My husband Charlie and I want to wish a happy and blessed Easter to all those in West Virginia who celebrate. While the past year has been challenging, this weekend gives us the opportunity to appreciate our front-line and health care workers who stepped up and made sacrifices for their fellow West Virginians. I hope time spent with family,... 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 $2,019,652 through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the inaugural recipients of their INSPIRE (INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems) initiative. This initiative focuses on creating or expanding a local recovery ecosystem that will lead to workforce entry or re-entry.“It is no secret that the... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,965,457 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will support West Virginia’s continued relief efforts... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, released the below statement regarding President Joe Biden’s proposal announced today:“The EPW Committee has a track record of delivering strong, unified solutions that address a wide variety of our nation’s top infrastructure needs. In 2019, our committee unanimously reported a bipartisan surface transportation... 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 $800,805 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project through the West Virginia University Research Corporation. The research will combine research and education by recruiting underrepresented students in STEM fields for research and creating lesson plans for high school biology students in rural schools where... Read More
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today visited Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia, where she received a tour of the terminal upgrades, the Airport Response Coordination Center, the U.S. Customs facility, the Woody Williams Military Flight Operations Center, and more. As the top Republican on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Capito has been instrumental in securing federal funding for security upgrades through the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) recently joined U.S. Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to introduce the Keep China Out of Solar Energy Act, legislation to prohibit federal funds from being used to buy solar panels manufactured or assembled in Communist China, specifically the Xinjiang province, which is known for its use of... Read More
  • PADEN CITY, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) visited the Paden City Water Department where she toured the facility and met with staff. Since 2015, Senator Capito has worked with federal partners such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to prioritize drinking water infrastructure in Paden City, and has secured over $10 million in federal funding to assist with water and waste water challenges in the... Read More
  • BEAVER/BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – On  Monday, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) visited Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beaver to receive a tour and discuss new job creation through upcoming infrastructure upgrades with local stakeholders. Senator Capito also participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Bluefield Transit Center to mark the new bus terminal made possible by $2.2 million in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).ON RALEIGH AIRPORT... 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 $3,383,525 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) health center cluster grant program. This funding will provide support and resources for health centers across West Virginia.“Our health centers provide essential health care services that many West Virginians rely on—especially as we continue to... Read More
  • HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today attended the groundbreaking of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program within Marshall University at the Huntington Tri-State Airport. The Marshall Aviation Maintenance Technology program will help address pilot shortages, introduce new career paths to the region, and help grow the aerospace industry in West Virginia. As a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Capito has helped secure federal funding... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today reintroduced the Forest Incentives Program Act to help landowners make forest management more affordable, and provide them with sustainable options to preserve their land.With financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), private forest owners would be encouraged to employ environmentally conscious forest management techniques. Additionally, non-residential building owners... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week joined her colleagues in introducing the Natural Gas Export Expansion Act, which would eliminate onerous regulations that discourage liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade, and increase LNG exports to the over 160 countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO).The legislation offers an effective vehicle to fortify our nation’s energy security, reduce emissions at home and abroad, and strengthen America’s... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) this week reintroduced the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act to help close the rural-urban digital divide and expand access to broadband in rural parts of West Virginia, New Hampshire, and across the country.The bipartisan bill will help ensure that there is equitable wireless service in rural and urban areas. It would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted to extend the deadline for businesses and nonprofits to apply for loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to May 31, 2021. Senator Capito co-sponsored the Senate companion legislation providing for the extension.“The PPP has been a lifeline for small businesses in West Virginia and across the country,” Senator Capito said. “Extending the PPP application deadline from will allow small... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined a bipartisan group of her Senate colleagues in introducing the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 3.0 to increase the funding authorization levels for the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) programs enacted in 2016, and put in place additional policy reforms to help combat the opioid epidemic that has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic.“Despite our needed... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Their bill would make tax credits that encourage carbon capture projects more available and easier to use.“The United States has an opportunity to be a leader when it comes to carbon capture... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this week joined a bipartisan group of her Senate colleagues in reintroducing reintroduced the No Budget, No Pay Act.The bill would require Members of Congress to pass the annual budget resolutions and all appropriations bills by the start of the fiscal year, October 1, otherwise Members will not be paid, with retroactive pay prohibited. “Families and small businesses across West Virginia have to balance their... Read More
  • To watch the interview, click here or the image above.WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member on the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today joined “Varney and Co.” on Fox Business Network to discuss the ongoing crisis at the southern border, and the illegal move by the Biden Administration to freeze previously approved funds and projects dedicated to border security.HIGHLIGHTS:ON VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS BEING PUT IN CHARGE OF... Read More