Press Releases

03.27.19

Capito, Feinstein Reintroduce Bill to Protect Whales, Dolphins, Sea Turtles from Driftnets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today reintroduced the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, a bipartisan bill to phase out the use of harmful large mesh driftnets off the coast of California, the only place the nets continued to be used in the United States.Last year, California passed a four-year phase out of driftnets in state waters to protect marine life. The Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act would ex… Continue Reading


03.27.19

Capito, Bipartisan Group Introduce Legislation to Assist Americans With Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today introduced the Younger-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Act to help the approximately 200,000 Americans suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's disease. A companion bill was also introduced by U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) and Peter King (R-N.Y.). The bipartisan legislation would ensure the availability of programs and services for those with Alzheime… Continue Reading


03.27.19

VIDEO: Capito Celebrates West Virginia Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), one of 25 female members of the Senate, today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight achievements of West Virginia women in celebration of Women's History Month. As the first female senator from West Virginia, Senator Capito has prioritized inspiring the next generation of female leaders in West Virginia with her West Virginia Girls Rise Up program. "I'm really proud to represent the state of West Virginia-a state with a long and ri… Continue Reading


03.27.19

Capito Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Law Enforcement Investigate Fentanyl, Protect Officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)-along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)-today introduced bipartisan legislation to provide state and local law enforcement with high-tech devices to detect and identify … Continue Reading


03.26.19

Capito, Bipartisan Group Urge Air Force Secretary to Upgrade C-130H Propeller System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan letter with nine Senate colleagues urging U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to expedite the approval for the new NP-2000 propeller system to ensure the safety and readiness of the C-130H Air National Guard fleet.The Air National Guard safety and readiness has been negatively affected by the lack of urgency from the Air Force in upgrading the legacy propeller system of the C-130H. The West Virginia Air Nation… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Capito Votes in Opposition of Green New Deal

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 below statement after voting in opposition of the Green New Deal resolution. The procedural vote to advance the resolution failed 0 to 57, with 43 senators responding present."There is no question that the Green New Deal is a bad deal for West Virginia families, workers, and businesses, and today's vote makes it clear that policymakers on both sides of … Continue Reading


03.25.19

THIS WEEK: Capito Announces Mobile Offices in Grant, Mineral Counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced new mobile office dates throughout West Virginia for the week. Members of Senator Capito's staff will be available to provide constituents one-on-one assistance with casework and other issues they may be experiencing with federal agencies. Appointments are not required but are encouraged, and they can be made by visiting Senator Capito's mobile office page on her website.Mobile office schedule for March 26 - 28, 2019… Continue Reading


03.25.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $1 Million for West Virginia’s Healthy Start Initiative

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 $1,070,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation through HRSA's Healthy Start Initiative. Funding aims to improve the health of mothers and children before, during, and after pregnancy through education, resources, a… Continue Reading


03.25.19

Capito Statement on Special Counsel Mueller’s Findings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement regarding Attorney General Bill Barr's letter to Congress on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report: "It's good to see Special Counsel Mueller back up what President Trump has said all along-neither he nor his campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. I'm satisfied the special counsel was able to complete his investigation and look forward to lea… Continue Reading


03.22.19

Capito, Manchin Announce FEMA Reimbursement for Kanawha County Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced $1,006,774 for the Kanawha County Board of Education through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance program. Funding reimburses the board for temporary classrooms purchased as a result of the 2016 flooding that damaged Herbert Hoover High School. This announcement follows Senator Capito's efforts to highlight the concerns of local officials and parents over the pa… Continue Reading


03.22.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Over $14 Million To Combat The Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $14,630,361 to West Virginia to combat the opioid epidemic. "The drug epidemic has devastated so many families and so many communities across West Virginia, and federal funding like this plays an important role in helping us fight back against the opioid crisis," Senator … Continue Reading


03.21.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $1.8 Million for Camden-on-Gauley 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 $1,858,772 for Camden-on-Gauley Medical Center through the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Health Center Program. Funding will help provide primary health care services in Webster County and neighboring areas. "Community health centers are a vital component of West Virginia's health care system," Senator Capito said. "The… Continue Reading


03.20.19

PHOTOS: Capito, WVU Gymnasts Take Girls Rise Up Program to North Elementary School

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and members of the West Virginia University (WVU) gymnastics team today made a stop in Morgantown to visit with fifth grade girls at North Elementary School as part of Senator Capito's West Virginia Girls Rise Up program. This marks the second Girls Rise Up event Senator Capito and WVU Gymnastics have hosted together and the 17th event since the program's launch in 2015. "Empowering the next generation of female leaders right here i… Continue Reading


03.18.19

THIS WEEK: Capito Announces Mobile Offices in Pendleton, Mineral Counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced new mobile office dates throughout West Virginia for the week. Members of Senator Capito's staff will be available to provide constituents one-on-one assistance with casework and other issues they may be experiencing with federal agencies. Appointments are not required but are encouraged, and they can be made by visiting Senator Capito's mobile office page on her website.Mobile office schedule for March 19 - 20, 2019… Continue Reading


03.15.19

PHOTOS: Capito, Commandant Schultz Tour West Virginia U.S. Coast Guard Facilities

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz today toured several USCG facilities across West Virginia-including the National Maritime Center in Martinsburg, the National Vessel Documentation Center in Falling Waters, the Operations Systems Center in Kearneysville, the Marine Safety Unit Huntington in Barboursville, and the Coast Guard Cutter OSAGE in Huntington's Harris Riverfront Park. "West Virginia has a proud Coa… Continue Reading


03.14.19

Capito, Manchin, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve FCC Broadband Mapping

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), co-chairs of the Senate Broadband Caucus-along with Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.)-today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) broadband coverage maps. The Improving Broadband Mapping Accuracy Act directs the FCC to initiate a rulemaking to consider using consumer-reported data and state and local data from government entities … Continue Reading


03.14.19

Capito Votes to Uphold President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after voting to uphold President Trump's national emergency declaration: "There is no doubt that we are facing a serious security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border, and as news reports and data from the Department of Homeland Security have shown in recent weeks, that crisis is only getting worse. As chair of the Homeland Security … Continue Reading


03.14.19

Capito Statement on Toyota’s Investment in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) today issued the following statement following the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia (TMMWV) announcement: "In West Virginia, Toyota represents more than just good jobs. It's a company committed to improving our economy and investing in our workforce. Today's announcement further cements the strong community partnership Toyota has in our state. I'm excited to see how this new venture will continue to benefit our local communit… Continue Reading


03.13.19

Capito Statement on Vice President Pence, Secretary Nielsen’s Visit to West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement regarding Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's trip to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Advanced Training Center (ATC) in Harpers Ferry: "I was thrilled the vice president, Secretary Nielsen, and others from the administration had an opportunity to see the good work happening in We… Continue Reading


03.13.19

VIDEO: Capito Contrasts Practical Solutions, Unrealistic Green New Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight how Republicans are already working to deliver realistic and pragmatic environmental solutions, contrary to the misguided claims of Green New Deal supporters. "As in so many policy arenas, the latest shiny object distracts from the great bipartisan work that is being done in these halls-work that sometimes just gets unnoticed. … Continue Reading

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