Press Releases

11.12.19

Capito, Manchin Announce HUD funding for Marion County

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 totaling $132,152 to support the Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority (FMHA). Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). "My staff and I are very excited to hear of the Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority's successful bid for additional Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers to help disabled commu… Continue Reading


11.12.19

Capito Announces Mobile Offices in Eastern Panhandle

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced new mobile office dates throughout West Virginia for the rest of the month of November. 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 sched… Continue Reading


11.11.19

Capito Op-Ed Highlights Importance of Economic Development Investments as State Looks to Grow Economy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee, today penned an op-ed for the Charleston Gazette-Mail discussing the benefits in partnerships like the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in order to revitalize communities and grow local economies. The op-ed comes on the same day that Senator Capito will be hosting U.S. … Continue Reading


11.11.19

PHOTOS: Capito Welcomes Home Vietnam Veterans in Pinning Ceremony

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today celebrated Veterans Day with West Virginia veterans during an event in Charleston. During the event, Vietnam Veterans were presented with 'Welcome Home' pins. Veterans and their family members were also able to inquire about services Senator Capito's office offers exclusively to veterans. "For these Vietnam veterans who had not received the proper homecoming they deserved, I hope today feels like the closing of that chapter," … Continue Reading


11.11.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More than $7 Million in EDA Grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), also a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a series of economic development grants totaling $7,049,375 for eight projects throughout the state. Funding is provided by the Economic Development Administration (EDA)."When I was… Continue Reading


11.11.19

Capito Hosts EDA Assistant Secretary in West Virginia for Economic Development Announcements

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee, today hosted U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Dr. John Fleming in West Virginia for a series of economic development announcements.During the announcement this morning, Senator Capito and Assistant Secretary Fleming announced U.S. Economic Developmen… Continue Reading


11.08.19

West Virginia Delegation Urges President Trump to Designate State Funeral for Last Surviving Medal of Honor Recipient

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), with Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), wrote a letter to President Trump to urge him to designate a state funeral for the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient. The letter said in part, "Our West Virginia congressional delegation has been united in introducing bipartisan and bicameral legislation that calls for this momentous event, however the Pr… Continue Reading


11.08.19

Capito, Manchin Announce USDA Funding for Rural Development

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 two grants to support rural development in West Virginia. One grant will support Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, while the other will be used for the implementation of an ATV trail on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "It's always rewarding when funding com… Continue Reading


11.08.19

Capito Commemorates Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement in observance of Veterans Day on Monday: "Thousands of veterans have made their home in West Virginia. Our military history is such a source of pride for our state. On this Veterans Day, my hope is that our country takes a moment to remember the daily sacrifices of our veterans and their families. It is our duty to live up to those sacrifices. From the way we talk to each other to the way we disagree wi… Continue Reading


11.08.19

Capito, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Broadband Parity Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), both members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the introduction of their Broadband Parity Act, bipartisan legislation that would bring all federal broadband programs to the current definition of what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines as high-speed internet (currently 25/3 Mbps). Their bill would ensure that all communities and entities receiving fe… Continue Reading


11.07.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $300K for Community Development 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 $313,000 for the City of Beckley from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program to preserve and expand affordable housing options and provide assistance for low-income families. "I've been a strong advocate for the CDBG program because of the flexibility it provides… Continue Reading


11.07.19

Following ‘Alarming’ Reports of Sexual Misconduct at the VA, Capito and Ernst Call for Information to Be Brought Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In light of alarming reports detailing incidents of sexual assault and harassment at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran, called on officials to quickly bring information forward to identify gaps in the VA's policies, to prevent the reoccurrence of such incidents, and to hold perpetrators accountable.In a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, Senators Capito and Ernst called for informa… Continue Reading


11.06.19

VIDEO: Capito Explains Why Certain Regulations Prevent Manufacturers from Reducing Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a leader on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today questioned experts about the Growing American Innovation Now (GAIN) Act, her legislation that would change the requirements that trigger the burdensome New Source Review regulation. "I am a proud cosponsor of the GAIN Act, which would reduce the red tape currently preventing upgrades and efficiency improvements that would serve to reduce emissions, especially at exi… Continue Reading


11.06.19

VIDEO: Capito Honors Veterans During Senate Floor Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to thank and honor veterans ahead of the Veterans Day holiday."We should thank our veterans each and every day. It is important that we pay them the respect to our veterans whenever the opportunity arises. Without their great sacrifices and dedication to defending the flag, this country would not be what it is today," Senator Capito said during her Senate floor speech.Click here or the image below to w… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Capito Announces $20 Million for Critical Infrastructure in Kanawha, Putnam Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today announced $20,000,000 through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants. Funding will support the West Virginia Department of Transportation with widening over three miles of Interstate 64, including the Nit… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Capito, Manchin, McConnell Introduce the Bipartisan American Miners Act to Secure Pensions and Healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), today introduced the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, legislation to secure our nation's retired miners pensions by shoring up the 1974 Pension Plan, which is headed for insolvency due to coal company bankruptcies and the 2008 financial crisis, and ensuring that the miners who are at risk due to 2018 and 2019 coal company bankruptcies will not lo… Continue Reading


11.05.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $227K to Address Infectious Disease Consequences of the Opioid Crisis

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 $227,381 in funding through the Health and Human Resources (HHS) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Funding will be used to address infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis, such as HIV or Hepatitis, in West Virginia through increased testing and li… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $750K to Prevent Youth Substance Use Disorder in West Virginia

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 $750,000 through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) grant from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). This funding will support efforts across West Virginia to prevent youth substance use disorder. "The White House Office of National Drug Policy has been a great partner in focusing on community-based support. W… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Capito Conveys Continued Support for 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 41. Th… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Capito Supports Senate Passage 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 passage of the first appropriations package to clear the Senate. The bill includes FY20 funding measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban … Continue Reading

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