Press Releases

08.09.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $2.3 Million for Head Start Program in Fayette County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, announced $2,337,373 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support Head Start services at the Fayette County Child Development Center."A good education is integral to future success, which is why it is important that we work to support programs that spur learning at a… Continue Reading


08.07.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $650,000 for WVU Brain Scanner

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 West Virginia University has been granted $655,649 by the Department of Health and Human Services to support Position Emission Tomography-Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Imagery (PET-EPRI). WVU is currently using a PET-EPRI machine to map intracellular physiology and extracellular parameters of the brains of ambulatory subjects. "WVU continues to con… Continue Reading


08.03.18

Capito, Manchin Announce Marshall University Diabetes Research Grant

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 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Marshall University $440,405 for diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic research. The funding will help aid research in the identification of diabetes susceptibility genes through integrated functional genomics analysis of gene-diet interaction. "West Virginia has the second-highest … Continue Reading


08.02.18

Capito, Manchin Lead Bipartisan Group Urging Senate Leadership to Reauthorize LWCF

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) led a bipartisan group of Senators in a letter urging the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before its expiration on September 30, 2018."The LWCF is one of the country's best conservation programs, preserving public lands and ensuring access to outdoor recreation in rural and urban areas," the letter states. "For the last half century… Continue Reading


08.02.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1 Million in Health Care Grants

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 two grants totaling $1,278,441 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health information systems and research."Whether providing technical support for health departments or leading the front line of cancer research, West Virginia has a vested interest in the health and well-being of everyone who calls our state home," Senator Capi… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Capito, Manchin Announce EDA Funding for Marshall University

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 $116,667 for Marshall University Research Corporation through the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). Funding will support Marshall University's efforts to spur economic development in communities throughout West Virginia."Our state's universities are integral to economic development efforts in West Virginia," Se… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Capito Votes to Provide Support to Military, National Defense Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting to adopt the conference report to accompany the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bipartisan compromise combining the House- and Senate-passed versions of the NDAA. The conference report passed the Senate by an 87-10 vote and now heads to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature. "The brave men and women who work to defend our country deserve all of the su… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Capito Votes to Deliver Resources for Critical West Virginia Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted to pass the most recent minibus appropriations legislation. The bill includes four FY2019 government funding measures: the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act; the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act; the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Ap… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1 Million in Head Start Funding for Raleigh County

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 $1,084,025 for the Raleigh County Community Action Association through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Head Start. Funding will support Early Head Start programs for Raleigh County youth and mothers."Learning begins in infancy, and getting parents involved in their children's education early is critical to their futu… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Capito Statement on President Trump Signing Career, Technical Education Bill Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The Senate passed the bill unanimously last week."As our economy continues to grow and our workforce needs change, it's absolutely critical that we make sure our students and workers have… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Capito and Manchin Announce More Than $800,000 in Funding for WV Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $846,829 in funding for airport enhancements in Marion, Wayne, and Braxton Counties. The grant is allocated for infrastructure repairs and improvements."Access to air travel is so important to West Virginia families, as well as our economy," Senator Capito said. "This funding will support infrastructure improvements and help purchase necessar… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Capito Announces Federal Funding for Agritherapy at VA in Huntington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Appropriations Committee, today announced that the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Hershel Woody Williams VA Medical Center, has been awarded $400,000 in federal funding for the implementation of a new agritherapy pilot program. The funding, through the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Rural Health, will be used to provide agricultural training and behavioral health care … Continue Reading


07.31.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $2.9 Million for Cowen Public Service District

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 $2.9 million for the Cowen Public Service District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Funding will go toward extending wastewater service to approximately 160 customers in Upperglade, West Virginia."West Virginians depend on water and wastewater infrastructure every day to live healthy lives and provide f… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Capito and Manchin Announce More Than $2.7 Million for West Virginia Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,773,296 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for various health care programs across West Virginia."It is critical that West Virginians have access to quality health care services backed by the most recent innovations in medical research," Senator Capito said. "These federal investments will give our universities the… Continue Reading


07.30.18

Capito Announces Funding to Support Safety Efforts at Local Volunteer Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced $122,429 in funding for the Maysville Volunteer Fire Company in Maysville, West Virginia. Funding comes through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program (AFG) and will support the purchase of new safety equipment. FEMA is an agency housed within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which r… Continue Reading


07.30.18

Capito Op-Ed Highlights Reasons to Support Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following meetings with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) highlighted his qualifications and encouraged her colleagues to support the nomination in an op-ed for The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register and various other Ogden publications."Accountability to the American people is diminished when unelected judges pursue their own policy goals. If we are truly looking for a fair umpire, then a nominee with Judge Kavanaugh'… Continue Reading


07.25.18

VIDEO: Capito Highlights West Virginia Wins in Minibus Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the numerous West Virginia priorities funded in the minibus appropriations legislation the Senate is considering this week. Explaining the resources included in the bill, Senator Capito said: "Since my first days in the Senate, I've been committed to doing all that I can to advance the issues that help the Mountain State-including improving our economy and making room for growth and develo… Continue Reading


07.25.18

Capito, Manchin Announce $1.4 Million for Yeager Airport Security

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 $1,400,000 through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. Funding will go toward security enhancements at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia. "Thousands of West Virginians depend on Yeager Airport and other airport facilities every year," Senator Capito said. "It is important that we continue to suppo… Continue Reading


07.23.18

Capito Votes to Confirm Wilkie as VA Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting to confirm Robert Wilkie as secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). Wilkie was confirmed by an 86-9 vote. "Supporting and caring for our veterans is an important national priority and a responsibility I take very seriously as the daughter of a World War II veteran and a West Virginian. Given his background and the respect and support he has among those in the military community, I know Mr. Wi… Continue Reading


07.23.18

Capito Partners With Google to Bring Economic Opportunity Initiative to Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today partnered with Google to host West Virginia business owners, startups, and jobseekers for a Grow with Google event at the Clay Center. More than 400 participants attended the two digital training sessions, which connected them to resources and information to help them gain skills and grow their businesses online. "Making sure West Virginians have the skills and the technical knowledge they need to succeed in the workforce and … Continue Reading

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