Press Releases

06.12.19

PHOTOS: Capito, Shaheen, Risch Host Women, Peace, and Security Strategy Roundtable With Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday hosted a roundtable discussion with Ivanka Trump, advisor to President Donald Trump, on the U.S. strategy for implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security Act, which was authored by Senators Capito and Shaheen and signed into law by President Trump in October 2017. "By giving women the same tools and same opportunitie… Continue Reading


06.11.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $30,000 for Safe Drinking Water in Southern 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 $30,000 from the Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to help protect underground water sources from waste and pollutants in southern West Virginia. "Throughout my time in Congress, I have worked to ensure that every West Virginian has access to safe drinking water," Senator Capito… Continue Reading


06.11.19

Capito, Tester Lead Colleagues in Pressing Administration on Efforts to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) led a bipartisan group of colleagues in urging the administration to take immediate action on pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reforms to reduce prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries. In a letter to President Donald Trump, the senators expressed disappointment that DIR reform was not included in the recently finalized Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule-des… Continue Reading


06.11.19

PHOTOS: Capito, Ambassador Haley Encourage Female Leadership at Girl Scouts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and former United Nations (U.N.) Ambassador Nikki Haley yesterday hosted an event at the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council to promote female empowerment, education, fitness, and self-confidence. Kindergarten through fifth grade Girl Scouts participated in Senator Capito's Girls Rise Up program, where they had the chance to hear from Senator Capito and Ambassador Haley on their personal experiences as female leaders and public ser… Continue Reading


06.11.19

Capito, Durbin, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Address Childhood Trauma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)-along with U.S. Representatives Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.)-introduced bipartisan legislation to increase support for children who have been exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma, such as witnessing violence, parental addiction, or abuse. Building off comprehensive federal legislation they passed in 2018 to help c… Continue Reading


06.07.19

Capito, Manchin, Announce More Than $225,000 to Improve Chesapeake Bay Watersheds in 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 $225,667 for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This funding will help to improve Chesapeake Bay watersheds in West Virginia by improving water quality, reducing the sediment levels, and monitoring other pollutants. "The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure and an imme… Continue Reading


06.07.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $1.9 Million for Black Lung Clinics

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 $1,954,576 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Black Lung Clinics Program. Funding will support the West Virginia Black Lung Clinics Program, which helps provide primary and specialized health care services for miners and their families. These clinics also conduct outreach and education in the communities… Continue Reading


06.07.19

Capito Op-Ed Highlights Opportunities for Community Revitalization in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed for the Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today outlines the potential for revitalization in West Virginia through Opportunity Zones, a federal program that offers tax incentives to promote private investment in economically distressed areas. The op-ed highlights several visits in Charleston where Senator Capito hosted White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Executive Director Scott Turner and a number of administratio… Continue Reading


06.06.19

Capito: We Must Make Alzheimer’s a National Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an op-ed appearing today on FoxNews.com, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) highlights needed solutions to help Alzheimer's patients, support caregivers, and find a cure for the disease, and she calls for a new commitment to make Alzheimer's a national priority. "As we commemorate June as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, let's renew our commitment to this cause. Let's work toward the day when patients and their families can more easily receive an early assess… Continue Reading


06.06.19

Capito, Klobuchar Legislation to Improve Broadband Connectivity Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), co-chairs of the Senate Broadband Caucus, announced that their legislation to improve broadband connectivity has passed the Senate. The Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act would require the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in consultation with the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Technology, to conduct a study of the effects of the digital economy and the adoption of broadban… Continue Reading


06.06.19

Capito Joins Transportation Secretary Chao for Corridor H Investment Announcement

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, yesterday hosted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao in West Virginia to learn more about the state's infrastructure challenges and opportunities. Senator Capito and Secretary Chao also spoke at the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner, which … Continue Reading


06.05.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $2.4 Million for Environmental Remediation

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 $2,414,000 for West Virginia through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Program. Funding will support the remediation of environmental hazards present at several properties in the state, as well as assessments to determine further sites that need to be remediated in the future to be put back into productive use. "West Virgin… Continue Reading


06.05.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Over $3 Million for Kanawha County Head Start

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 $3,343,985 for the Kanawha County Board of Education from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This funding will support Head Start programs in Kanawha County. "Head Start helps ensure West Virginia children have a strong educational foundation so able to succeed when they enter grade school. Our children deserve the very best educati… Continue Reading


06.05.19

Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Extend Availability of Alzheimer’s Semipostal Stamp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) today reintroduced legislation with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) to authorize the current United States Postal Service (USPS) Alzheimer's research stamp for an additional six years, providing more time to raise additional Alzheimer's research funds for the National Institutes of Health. Approximately 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, and Alzheimer's and o… Continue Reading


06.04.19

Capito, Other Female Senators Hold Bipartisan Commemoration of 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)-the most senior Republican and Democratic female senators-along with a bipartisan group of female colleagues for a tribute commemorating the 100th anniversary of Senate passage of what would become the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Following passage by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and three-fourths of the states, the 19th Amendment wa… Continue Reading


06.04.19

Capito, Peters Join Bipartisan Effort to Crack Down on Chinese Fentanyl Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today announced that they are cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that would crack down on manufacturers and traffickers of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is ravaging communities throughout the United States. The Fentanyl Sanctions Act would be the first-ever ta… Continue Reading


06.04.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $11 Million for West Virginia Health Centers

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 $11,128,449 for several community health centers in West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Center Program. Funding will support primary health care services in several counties across southern, central, and eastern West Virginia. "Community health centers are a vital component of West Virginia's health ca… Continue Reading


06.03.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $3.3 Million for Job Training, Employment Services 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, announced $3,333,333 from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide job training and employment services across West Virginia. The funding comes from the Department of Labor's National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker program, which seeks to provide services to areas of the country that have suffered health and economic damage from the opioid epidemic. "In or… Continue Reading


05.31.19

Capito Announces Major Infrastructure Investment to Support Construction for Corridor H Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $100 million grant for the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH). The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) program, and funding will support the constr… Continue Reading


05.31.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding for Nurse Training

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 $36,104 for the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Health Education and Research Institute through the Health Resources and Services Administration. Funding will support traineeships for nurses to become nurse anesthetists. "Nurses are essential to providing quality health care in all areas of our state," Senator Capito said. "These men and women … Continue Reading

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