Press Releases

07.22.19

Capito Announces $9.4 Million to Support Expansion of West Virginia Route 2

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 announced $9.4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support construction expanding West Virginia Route 2. The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant was awarded to the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) for the widening of Route 2 to four lanes between Proctor and… Continue Reading


07.19.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding to Support Rural Residency Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced a $747,528 Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD) grant for the West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation. Funding will be awarded over a three-year period and will support the creation of new rural residency programs. West Virginia is one of 21 states that will receive this funding, which was awarded through the Health Res… Continue Reading


07.19.19

Capito Announces Mobile Offices in Pendleton, Grant, Hampshire Counties

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced new mobile office dates throughout West Virginia for next 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 July 22 - 25, 201… Continue Reading


07.18.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More than $1.5 Million for Maternal, Child Health Services

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 $1,530,232 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This funding will benefit maternal and child health services throughout West Virginia."Sadly, the United States suffers from high maternal mortality rates, particularly in rural areas, and t… Continue Reading


07.17.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More than $4 Million for West Virginia Airport Improvements

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 $4,134,446 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Charleston Yeager Airport and North Central West Virginia Airport. This funding will help with runway rehabilitation, improvement of airport drainage and purchasing new snow removal and deicing equipment. "West Virginia's airports are important to our state's families, to… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Capito, Cantwell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Guarantee Equal Pay for American Athletes Competing on the Global Stage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) today introduced the Equal Pay for Team USA Act, a bipartisan plan to ensure equal pay for Americans who represent our country in global athletic competitions, like the World Cup or the Olympics. Currently, men and women can be paid differently for representing Team USA in the same sport. "The skill and success of the U.S. Women's Natio… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $568,000 for Water Infrastructure

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 grants totaling $568,000 to support water and waste disposal projects in the Midland and Bluewell Public Service Districts. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "I'm glad we can support our rural water public service districts with this funding," Senator Capito said. "These grants will not only expand potable water… Continue Reading


07.15.19

PHOTOS: Capito Joins Interior Secretary at Canaan Valley

DAVIS, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to tour the construction of a new multi-use facility at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and meet with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) employees and refuge stakeholders. "Securing funding for this new visitor center was a big priority of mine for a long time, and I'm thrilled to see this effort finally coming to completion," Senator Capito said. "From attracting n… Continue Reading


07.15.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Marshall University Research

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 $444,000 to support Marshall University's heart and vascular diseases research. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "West Virginia universities continue to garner attention and support because of their dedicated research," Senator Capito said. "Because West Virginia suffers from higher rate… Continue Reading


07.15.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Approval of Trade Adjustment Assistance Application for Luke Mill Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) application for Verso was approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL)."The communities that have kept Luke Mill running since 1888 shouldn't be left in the lurch," Senator Capito said. "That's why I've been working with my colleagues in West Virginia and Maryland to make sure the former workers of Luke Mill are treated fairly and are able to get bac… Continue Reading


07.11.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $1 Million for WVU Scholarships

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a grant of $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation. The funding will support 120 annual scholarships to approximately 40 students pursuing B.S. degrees in computer and information sciences with specialization in cybersecurity. "This grant not only supports students, but it is … Continue Reading


07.11.19

Capito, Female Colleagues Invite U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team to Meet During Visit to Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito yesterday joined her female Senate colleagues to invite the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to meet with the women of the Senate during the team's upcoming visit to the Capitol. "We believe on a bipartisan basis that your model of unity, diversity, and passion should be something that is consistently celebrated and emulated," the senators wrote. "In honor of your accomplishments, in recognition of your victory, and in acknowledgement of the … Continue Reading


07.11.19

Capito, Schatz, Moran, Tester Urge FCC to Improve Accuracy of Broadband Coverage Maps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Brian Schatz (D- Hawai'i), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.)-all members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee-today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take specific, concrete steps to improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps. Their letter to Chairman Ajit Pai encourages the FCC to look at legislative proposals introduced recently in Congress that include reforms requiring wire… Continue Reading


07.10.19

VIDEO: Capito Discusses Efforts to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight ways that she and colleagues are working to lower prescription drug costs and why those efforts are so important to West Virginians. "[West Virginia has] some of the highest rates in the nation for heart disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis; and while there are many non-pharmaceutical steps people are taking to prevent, for many, their prescription medicine is t… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Capito, Baldwin Champion Bipartisan Reform to Improve Palliative, Hospice Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) today reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA)-bipartisan legislation to grow, improve, and sustain the palliative care and hospice workforce to keep pace with patient need and to help improve the well-being of Americans with life-threatening illnesses and their families."Having served as a caregiver for my parents living with Alzheimer's disease, I understand how im… Continue Reading


07.10.19

VIDEO: Capito Looking Out for Rural States in Highway Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee's Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today questioned transportation experts about how rural states like West Virginia can best benefit from the reauthorization of the federal highway bill. She also asked about bridge infrastructure-critical infrastructure that has been neglected in years past. "We have quite a few deficient bridges," Senator Capito said. "Wha… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $8.4 Million for Vaccines, Hospital Preparedness 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 $8,434,399 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This funding will help provide immunizations for children across West Virginia and prepare hospitals for emergency situations. "Local and state governments are on the front lines in dealing with various t… Continue Reading


07.09.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $16.4 Million for Head Start and Fatherhood Reentry Programs Across 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 $16,467,418 for Head Start and fatherhood reentry programs across West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Studies have shown the benefits of a stable home and good education with regards to a child's future success," Senator Capito said. "While individual circumstances may differ, we should attempt to… Continue Reading


07.08.19

PHOTOS: Capito Hosts First Lady Melania Trump, Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, today hosted First Lady Melania Trump and Acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan in Huntington to show how West Virginia is developing innovative solutions to fight the opioid epidemic. The day included a roundtable discussion led by Senator Capito, the First Lady, and Acting Secretary McAleenan with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) … Continue Reading


07.03.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $2.6 Million for Clean Water 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 $2,622,856 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. This funding will go towards cleaning and protecting bodies of water throughout West Virginia and will also update technology and underground storage tanks."Under the model of cooperative federalism, states play an essen… Continue Reading

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