Press Releases

10.30.19

VIDEO: Capito Marks One Year after SUPPORT Act Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor highlighting how the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act has helped West Virginia-and the rest of the nation-combat the opioid epidemic. The SUPPORT Act was signed into law one year ago. "We realized after CARA that while we did great with money for rehab facilities and helping our first responders with NARCAN and other more immediate problems, there were other things that we didn't focus on that … Continue Reading


10.29.19

Capito Announces Constellium’s Ravenswood Facility Awarded $9.5M DoD Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced Constellium's Ravenswood facility in Jackson County is the recipient of a $9.5 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) to to modernize and upgrade their 144-inch mill for cold rolled aluminum, allowing the company to optimize their armor plate production. "This is fantastic news for Constellium and Jackson County," Senator Capito said. "It's clear DoD sees the… Continue Reading


10.29.19

Capito Op-Ed Highlights Progress in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - In an op-ed for the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today highlights how the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, also known as the SUPPORT Act, has helped West Virginia cope with the aftermath of the opioid epidemic since being signed into law one year ago. Last Thursday marked one year since President Donald Trump signed the legislation into law.As a leader in the Senate fighting against the opioid epidemic, Senator Capito played… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Capito Announces $3 Million Reimbursement for Yeager Airport Slope Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced a grant totaling $3,191,183.12 for Yeager Airport. The funding is a reimbursement from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after the slope failure from 2015. "As chairman of the subcommittee which funds FEMA, I've been working with FEMA Region III Administrator Mary Ann Tierney on this for some time," Senator Capito said. "This funding comes afte… Continue Reading


10.25.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1.7 Million for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure 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 $1,780,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for improvements in water and wastewater infrastructure in McDowell and Clay Counties. This funding will be used for sanitary sewer improvements and the replacement of two water storage tanks."From highways to water pipes, modern infrastructure is essential," Senator Capito said. "As ch… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Capito, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Service Members, Veterans with Eating Disorder Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined her colleagues yesterday in introducing bipartisan legislation to expand eating disorder treatment access for U.S. service members, veterans, and their dependents.Studies have found that 16 percent of female veterans have or have had an eating disorder and 20 percent of female adolescent dependents of a service member are at risk for an eating disorder. Eating disorders have the second highest mortality rates of any mental hea… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding to Support Maternal and Child Health Services

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 $877,630 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to support maternal and child health services across the state. Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Mothers in rural areas often lack access to proper pre-natal care," Senator Capito said. "In a time when maternal mo… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Capito, Manchin Announce $800K for Economic 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 Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $800,000 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen and diversify West Virginia's economy by increasing the number of jobs and the support of capital investments through expansion of SustainU, a Coalfield Development Corporation company based in Morgantown. SustainU is a clothing company focused on changing th… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Capito, Markey Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Educational Opportunities for Visual and Hearing-Impaired Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) yesterday reintroduced bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act to ensure that visual and hearing-impaired students receive the best education possible.The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act would improve the effectiveness of education and services for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind. The l… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Capito, Republican Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined a group of her Republican colleagues in introducing the Restoring, Enhancing, Strengthening, and Promoting Our Nation's Safety Efforts (RESPONSE) Act, legislation containing provisions to reduce mass violence and make communities safer."The RESPONSE Act is full of proactive, commonsense measures that will empower law enforcement and schools to better prevent mass shootings," Senator Capito said. "At the same time, by exp… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Capito, Manchin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Extend Funding for Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) urging long-term funding of community health centers (CHCs). The letter, which was cosigned by 25 senators, calls for immediate passage of the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act of 2019, which would reauthorize… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Capito, Senators Introduce Growing American Innovation Now Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), to introduce S.2662, the Growing American Innovation Now (GAIN) Act. The GAIN Act reforms the New Source Review (NSR) program under the Clean Air Act. The bill provides greater regulatory certainty about when facility upgrades require a permit. The program in its current form was identified as a… Continue Reading


10.23.19

PHOTO: Capito Participates in First Lady’s Roundtable Discussion on Historic Opioid Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by First Lady Melania Trump on the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. As a leader in the Senate fighting against the opioid epidemic, Senator Capito played a heavy hand in shaping much of the bipartisan legislation. Thursday marks one year since President Donald Trump signed this legislation into law."Having put so much work into shaping this legislation, I was honored to be… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Capito, Cardin Introduce Legislation to Improve Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today introduced the Assuring Quality Water Infrastructure Act of 2019. The legislation aims to improve infrastructure asset management on the part of small public water systems."Small water systems are losing money with every ounce of water wasted," Senator Capito said. "This legislation woul… Continue Reading


10.22.19

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $3 Million to Combat Children and Youth Homelessness 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 $3,363,003 in funding to combat youth homelessness in West Virginia. "It is critical all of West Virginia's children - especially those who are homeless - receive the care and services they need. Getting kids off the streets and into stable living means giving these kids a chance at a better life. West Virginians always take care of their own,… Continue Reading


10.21.19

Capito, Cardin Introduce Bill to Create New Resiliency Grants for Local Water Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, are working together to expand federal resources available to water systems across the country to increase their resiliency or adaptability to increasing natural hazards. Their legislation introduced last week, S. 2636, Clean Water Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Act, will help co… Continue Reading


10.18.19

Capito Introduces Legislation to Support Victims of Identify Theft

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today introduced the Identity Theft Victims Protection Act to support victims of identity theft and help them recover quicker. This legislation will hold identity thieves accountable by adding the fraudulent actions to the perpetrator's credit history, instead of the innocent victim's credit history. "Recovering from… Continue Reading


10.18.19

Capito, Stabenow, Collins, Markey, Menendez Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators to Expand Access to Care and Resources for Families with Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and a bipartisan group of senators urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct an outreach campaign to educate clinicians, Medicare beneficiaries with cognitive impairment, and their families on the assessment and care planning services currently available to them.Capito, Stabenow, Collins, Markey, and Menende… Continue Reading


10.17.19

Capito Votes against Democrats’ Effort to Revive Obama-era Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted against the resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule-a commonsense alternative to the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP). Passage of this resolution would have revived the Clean Power Plan."The Obama administration's so-called 'Clean Power Plan' was an unrealistic and strangling regulation that would have been devastating to West Virginia's energy … Continue Reading


10.16.19

VIDEO: Capito Delivers Floor Speech on Democrats’ Efforts to Block ACE Rule, Miners’ Pensions, Volk Confirmation

Click here or the image above to watch Senator Capito's full floor speech. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke on the Senate floor about a variety of topics including Senate Democrats' efforts to block the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, the need for Congress to act soon to protect miners' pensions, and Judge Frank Volk-who was confirmed by the Senate unanimously to serve as the a United States District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia… Continue Reading

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